March 2006 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2006

From: C. Tipney

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 03/01/2006 12:47:53 AM

glass bottle, about 30 cm high, 5" diameter, with a rounded out bottom, looks very old. what purpose could this bottle have had because it cannot be set upright without any support???

You have a round bottom soda bottle probably one which contained ginger ale and Club soda, as those was the most popular beverages bottled in these bottles.  they were imported into this country from England in great number.   The often advertised 25 cent rebate on returned bottles.  The bottles date from about 1870-1911. Digger Read More about Round Bottom Sodas

Circa 1879

Circa 1906 Diamond Round Bottom Ginger Ale

Circa 1898 Ad for Round Bottom Bottles

 

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From: Glen Harvey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: unknown bottle

Date 03/01/2006 2:02:14 AM

I found a bottle at the goodwill shop and it is about 8-9 inches tall with a corked stopper on top, the color is some type of grayish white and on the front of the bottle is pictures of all kinds of ships painted in blue and on the back is a picture of a windmill the same color as the bottle and on the bottom it says federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle and then some numbers D334 then under those numbers it has 119 8 63 the colors of this bottle almost looks like Delft to me plus it has a handle on top right below the stopper. Any idea on how old this bottle is and the value of it? Thank you Darla Harvey

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From: anna  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old corkscrew shaped chianit bottle

Date 03/01/2006 4:25:29 AM

Digger,  Hello. I am coming to you for help as I have looked everywhere for an answer to this question. A friend of mine has a 1969-1970 unopened bottle of Chianti wine. The bottle is very unusual in that it is 19 1/2 inches tall and the neck of the bottle corkscrews up to the top. He was told many years ago that it could be worth thousands because when they tried to ship these bottles from Italy most of them broke off at the neck. I will send a picture of this bottle. Do you know what it might be worth? If not maybe you can tell me where to look. I suspect that any worth will only be in the bottle not the actual wine. The bottle has the following information on the label.  Stefani Chianti Denominazione di origine Controlla wine produced in Italy by N. Stefani-Certaldo ( firenze italy) Hope you can help. My friend is an elderly man and he is interested in selling it. I wanted to help him but I was hoping to make sure he gets what it is worth.  Thank you,  Anna Kobuki

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From: christina beverage  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: rrr radway

Date 03/01/2006 8:47:23 AM

Digger, My husband was pushing rock with his dozer he stopped and got off and in front of the blade was a bottle. On the front it says R R R RADWAY & CO NEW YORK on on side it says ACT OF CONGRESS and on the other it says ENTD ACORD TO. I was just curious if you could tell me an approximate on the years and what it might be worth? Tina

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From: p. ingham

3@ntlworld

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/01/2006 1:39:03 PM

hi mate can you tell me I have a miniature bottle of apricot luxardo liqueur in a vase shaped bottle is this worth anything regards paul

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From: kathy corner  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/01/2006 2:06:27 PM

I have in my position a bottle that was made in Buffalo NY the doctors name e is R. V Pierce M. D Extract of smart weed the bottle is clear and it looks just like the one I looked up on your web page and I couldn't find were you have priced it on one of your pages it said that it was very rare and I am asking you to give me a price on it . It is all there no chips or nothing there is not a number on the bottom.

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From: Shelby Kloba 28

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Questions

Date 03/01/2006 3:45:48 PM

I have a bottle that was found in my Kitchen floor recently. It is an Overholt Whiskey bottle with cork. There are raised letters on the back that read 'Union Made C. B. B. A. '. I have been trying to find someone who would know anything about this.  Thank You, Shelby Kloba

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From: rabbitt gregory

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 11:53 PM

 

Subject: pontil bottle C. Ellis & Co Philada huge bubbles offset high kick up pontil double coller lite lime green 7 in seam stops at shoulder thanks mrs gregory

From: Digger

To: rabbitt gregory Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 4:39 AM

 Subject: Re: pontil bottle  Ellis was an early Phila druggist. the bottle was probably citrate of magnesia. In aqua, blue green or greenish blue, they are quite common often selling between $35-75 Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

From: rabbitt gregory t2424

To: Digger

Subject: Re: pontil bottle

Date 03/01/2006 4:58:46 PM

I thank you am buying books that you have written will try and acquire all your editions you are truly a life saver for bottle collectors I thanks you for all your help and quick response...I have tried Mark Smith Art Church and Fred Holabird and no one is sure about the druggist except rare...I need your help on 2 more 1 in tombston above the Property of...In tombstone Chas G Vernon Druggist Florida N. Y. beautiful almost attic mint light blue to darker blue 7 in high blob drippy crude top seam stops at shoulder . bottom around back this bottle not to be sold- 6 paneled almost 7 in Pepto Mangan "Gude lime aqua on the bottom Dr. A Gude & Co. . beautiful high embossed heart inside heart

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From: May2006

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: 100_0183, 100_0184, 100_0189, 100_0191

Date 03/01/2006 7:34:22 PM

Hello, I am a construction worker in Cecil County Maryland. Me and a couple of fellow workers were digging the other day on an old farm and came across this bottle. I have been searching all over the internet and can not find anything that matches it, so I came across your page and thought I would show you. The bottle is 7" and is lightly tinted green. It has no manufacturer markings but does have the small circle on the bottom. Also it has a strange marking under the lip at the top of the bottle that is pushed out, it droops down, comes back up then shoots across with a small droop again and is only on one side. Can you help? Thank you. The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: 100_0183 100_0184 100_0189 100_0191  Attachment N1: 100_0183.jpg Attachment N2: 100_0184.jpg Attachment N3: 100_0189.jpg Attachment N4: 100_0191.jpg

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From: Jane Kirkwood  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: George Dickel Commemorative souvenir bottle 1964

Date 03/01/2006 8:59:02 PM

Hi Digger, Stumbled on a bunch of interesting questions

--but no answers when I searched the web about this bottle my dad left me. So I thought I'd ask you. It's a strangely shaped "Souvenir" bottle of George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash. It says on the front that it was bottled at George Dickel's original site of Cascade Hollow, Tullahoma Commemorating the distilleries reopening. The bottle is unopened and wears a leather "harness". The number on the stamp that goes across the sealed top is: 439905559. I was discouraged to see on your site that Dickel seemed to do other commemorative--like a bottle shaped like a golf bag. Which probably makes this less unique. It's a 1/4 gallon bottle and has written in raised glass along the side: "first bottling October 1964" Thanks so much for reading this. My t Best regards, Jane Kirkwood

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From: mandy bourk k

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle or jug?

Date 03/01/2006 9:16:59 PM

Hi Searching for info on a jug I have, but I don't normally get responses from 'over seas' to my emails, so if you can please reply and I will then send my letter with details. Thanks, Mandy

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From: Bridgie25

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 03/01/2006 4:50:27 PM

I have a unopened bottle of Original Finest Canadian Whisky. It was made in 1965 and bottled in the Fall of 1971. It has the certificate of age also. and the seals, too. Would you be able to tell me how much it is worth? Thank you, Bridgett Miller

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From: andy  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: rabbit sent me

Date 03/02/2006 12:51:23 AM

hello im good friends with rabbit she wanted me to show you a bottle I found . do you know anything about it cant find in any book thanks for your help andy

 

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From: Laurie nelson ia

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: 000_1188 Mystery bottle!

Date 03/02/2006 12:55:47 AM

Digger, I lost all what I had written before - to make it short, I know nothing about emailing pictures - hopefully what I did are pics of this Amazing, unique bottle. It's just under 8 1/2 inches long, about 1 inch on the top, 2 on the bottom, Bottom is kicked in , no pontil. Seam line up to what appears to be an applied top. Lines that look like they are in the bottle, no pattern, just looks like wear. It has a plug in it - it's sealed near the applied top line just inside top of bottle. This is to me a special bottle, there's some obscure purpose to it - I can't figure it out! Do you know what it is? Thank you! Laurie Nelson, in Magalia, CA  

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From: William

Walkingstick hippy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hawaiian Hutchinson

Date 03/02/2006 7:06:46 AM

I have been attempting to get some information and value on this Hutchinson I acquired over 20 years ago and have not, to date, found out a thing about it. It is aqua and 7 1/2" tall. I even tried doing a search ...and still have a search on E-bay with no results to date. It is embossed:  Hawaiian / Soda / Works / Honolulu / H. I. with an H embossed on the bottom. It has a small chip in the lip.

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From: jennifer tharp harp444

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Help

Date 03/02/2006 11:25:48 AM

Hello my name e is Jennifer, My boyfriend came across an old milk bottle at a dairy in Henderson Texas. It is a clear bottle at the bottom of the bottle it has a triangle that has a horizontal line through the middle with a number 7 at the top of the triangle and under the triangle it says minn out beside that it says sealed 52LG A389-1. At the bottom also it says 1 quart liquid reg. cal. looking at the very bottom of the bottle you h ave to look at it through the top and it says 13. I am having trouble finding out anything on this milk bottle. any information you may have would greatly be appreciated. Thank you, jennifer tharp

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From: Virginia Sucu

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1976 Johnny Walker Red Bottle

Date 03/02/2006 1:26:50 PM

Hope this email finds you well. I needed some info on a bottle I have and don't know where to begin so I'm hopping you can lead me to the right direction.  I have a 2 gallon bottle of Johnny Walker Red that was purchased in 1976. It is a special limited edition bottle (at least that's what the wrapping says) still in its original Christmas Wrapping w/ Johnny Walker walking in the snow w/ his cane; never been opened. There are a few taped spots but all in all its still in pretty good condition.  Any thoughts as to its worth? Thanks.  Sincerely, Virginia S.

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From: Robert M Noles  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1830's emerald green bottles

Date 03/02/2006 2:17:23 PM

Good Afternoon: While trying to find out something about my 1904 Bustanoby forbidden fruit bottle, I came across you site. Have you anymore updated price's on this bottle? I also need your help in pricing my {2} emerald green Rectangular bottles, as per your chart, I have one that is applied taper it is 10&1/2 inches tall, the other is a flared lip 9&1/4 inch high. They both are Pontil marked. Any information would be a great help. Thank-you so very much for your time & research. Best Regards, Roxanne Noles

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From: Hahmh1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1972 ezra brooks heritage woman

Date 03/02/2006 11:00:55 AM

we have a 1972 ezra brooks unopened bottle of ken. straight bourbon # 185. the bottle is of a woman and at the bottom is the phrase mountaineers are always free. can you tell us anything about this and if it is worth anything? thanks!

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From: Moorewhths

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 03/02/2006 11:25:06 AM

dear digger I too have a floral decorated bottle with KOOLEM inscribed near the base Do you have any UK web sites that may help me identify its origin thanks

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From: Jorene Marth rth

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sealed whiskey bottle

Date 03/02/2006 6:00:56 PM

In going through some of my Father's possessions, I came across what looked like a book. It opened from the top, and inside was an un-opened bottle ...on the front is a label that reads :  Canadian Whiskey First Edition Thomas Adams Distillers Toronto, ONT. Vancouver, SC  Across the top of the cap is a thin label which reads 1954 and the numbers A8100642. I have included a picture of the bottle in its case, with the case open, and the bottle out of its case. I would appreciate any information you could give me on it's history and value. Thank you, Jorene Marth e

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From: Youngcynthia7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: WHATS IT WORTH?

Date 03/02/2006 5:18:58 PM

I have a Sprite bottle that looks like it is from the 60's or the 70's. It is a 1 QT 32 oz bottle. I had this for a long time. I am wanting to know the value it. Could you help me? I don't have a camto take a picture of it. So I found a pic on ebay. My bottle doesn't have a cap.

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From: sherie johnson ii

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Antique Whiskey Bottle

Date 03/02/2006 11:01:36 PM

I recently purchased a bottle from you and I was wondering if you had any history on the bottle itself. The bottle is the antique whiskey company, with the spider web.  My name e is Darryl Butts. Thank you for taking the time to answer my e-mail.

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From: Anita Delgado  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What does this mean?

Date 03/03/2006 1:27:31 AM

I came across an old bottle with seam ed sides. I'm sorry I don't have it with me to describe very well, but on the bottom in raised letters it says "Dr. S B H & Co. P. R. " Might you have any idea what that means? Sorry my bottle description is so vague. Thank you for your time, Anita.

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From: katie kae 003

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old 7up and Pepsi bottles

Date 03/03/2006 5:58:54 AM

well I found and old 7up bottle that I have tried to find information on, through the web but I cant find anything about it. so i'm hoping you can help me in someway. I have no way of showing you what it looks like but I will give you the best description as I can. it is green colored with a foam label, its almost 6 inches tall by about 2 and half inches wide, it says its hold 10 fl ozs, no deposit, marks on bottom are a circle with a 1 or I 73 4= 9, its lip is almost 1 and a half inches wide. I hope this is enough to help you to help me figure out how old this is and if it has any value. the pepsi bottle is clear colored 7 and a half inches tall by almost 3 inches wide, its 16 fl oz (1 pt) it says on the top dispose of properly and no refills, the lip is 1 inches wide, on each side it has the pepsi logo which is also clear its like molded in the glass, the lip looks like it may have been a twist on cap as it has spiral ridges around it, the marking on the bottom are c 14 77 54 and a circle with 1 or and I also. if you can help me I would greatly appreciate it. thank you for your time,  Sincerely, kendra

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From: momskig

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: PLEASE HELP!?

Date 03/03/2006 11:24:33 AM

Hi, Digger! I found your incredible website via a Yahoo search. I immediately bookmarked it. Wowsers! You sure know bottles! I am reluctant to "waste" your valuable time, but I need help pretty quick here. I am in a strange and uncomfortable position in my life right now and find it necessary to sell my precious collectibles...all of them. When I am back on my feet and am settled down in a home of my own, I have every intention of re-starting my collection. Anyway, my favorite are my bottles. I don't have many, but I do so love them and am having a hard time with decisions posting for sale on eBay. :o( I've already depleted my coveted milk bottle collection thru eBay and am satisfied with the $50 or so I made for 9 bottles I sold. Maybe you would be interested in seeing the bottles I have left (less than a dozen), either for yourself or someone you know OR just to help me know the most fair return on them? Some, I don't mind selling under $10, but maybe I possibly have any worth putting a reserve on? I've enclosed some pics. My favorite one is an old tall square Champion (oil?) bottle with measuring increments and the metal cap still attached. I scoured your website and other sites to find any info on it, to no avail. Also, listed on eBay right now I have an awesome O. E. Raab patented 1930 design ink well. I'll probably end up giving that one away! Bummer. any interst you might have in assisting me with the "adopting out" of my cherished pieces, I would be most grateful! Best of luck to you, either way. Kindly and respectfully, Gina Glomski same bottle as above same as above same bottle as above The pic below has a distinct pink hue to it, but is a clear bottle here's the bottom of pink hued bottle

Subject: Re: PLEASE HELP!?  Sorry to hear of your situation. Unfortunately, none of the bottles you sent are likely to bring a bid. You might try a a group to sell them and start with a low opener. Good Luck Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: KERRYSTULTZ2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: can you tell me anything about a bottle that we have?

Date 03/03/2006 7:53:55 AM

Hello. My wife and I have a bottle that looks like a wine decanter with 4 separate chambers and 4 separate holes on top. The bottle appears to be hand blown and the only markings I see are on the bottom. Made in France. We have come to the conclusion that maybe it was used by a restaurant to hold more than 1 type of wine but not sure. The bottle is 10 3/4" tall and 5 1/2" in diameter at its widest point. I have included 2 photos to help you.  Thank You, Kerry Stultz

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From: Lynn Darcy artermi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: Ink Jar

Date 03/03/2006 1:40:50 PM

Hi Digger, I have a Diamond Milwaukee Ink Jar with the #'s 93-3 printed in the shape of a diamond. Could you please tell me a little about this...how old etc. Thanks, Lynn

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From: Javier Hernandez sta. samsung

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I would like to know if you have any info on age, rarity, value or history?

Date 03/03/2006 2:25:37 PM

2 Old Mini PEPSI KOLA TABLET APOTHECARY MEDICINE BOTTLE 2" High 1 1/2" Wide Thanks in advance,

Yes, see last month for the answer, I think they are scarce but not especially rare.  Value $10-15 range.  they are not associated with Pepsi-Cola. Digger

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From: Alan and Marion rizon

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Codd Bottle Question

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

Hello Digger Odell: I recently purchased a bottle from an local antique shop. The bottle has a marble in the neck and is in what appears to be mint condition. The marble is blue in color and the bottle is a deep or dark aqua green color and no markings on it. The bottle has air bubbles in the glass throughout. After I got it home I looked on the web and found out that these bottles are called Codd bottles.  This one sure looks old to me, but I don't have a lot of experience in bottle collecting. I have very few bottles in my collection but I have been gaining interest recently. My question is.... This bottle is so clean is it possible that it is a reproduction? Or did they make any like reproductions like this? To me it would seem to be to labor intensive for the selling price of the bottle. I paid $7. 00 (US funds).  Any assistance is truly appreciated. Thank you.  Alan Gallentine Wenatchee, Washington

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From: vinnie abate 48

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Dr. Dicks

Date 03/03/2006 7:50:52 PM

I have a Dr. Dicks Seltzer bottle cobalt blue can you tell me any thing I can't find 1 word about Dr. Dicks

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From: joe depalmer 5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/03/2006 9:08:30 PM

I have Antique Heinz catsup bottle # 93 metal screw cap 1890 a bottle , and I need a value of this bottle

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From: Dan Towne  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Two bottles. . dates and info. .

Date 03/03/2006 11:38:12 PM

Hi there I recently found two bottles at a construction site with clay pipe bowls and such and I know the Dr. H. A. Ingham's nervine pain Extractor bottle comes from obver across the lake from me in Vergense, VT but could you tell me a lil history and also I found a beautiful small Dr. Bakers pain panacea bottle. can you give me some info on that as well.  Thanks Dan Towne Ticonderoga, NY

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From: Darla chsi

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass balls

Date 03/04/2006 5:16:02 PM

I was told thousands of glass "eggs" were scattered on the ground in VA during a trail derailment in the 1950"s. Also that these were melted to form Coca Cola bottles. Is this accurate information? Thank you in advance for your answer. Darla

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From: Frank Russum spiritone

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fleckenstein & Mayer Whiskey Bottles

Date 03/04/2006 6:30:06 PM

I am looking for some information on Fleckenstein and Mayer Whiskey bottle. It is 12 inches tall and Amber in color color. The seam stops at the base of the lip. The base is smooth with a cross shape in the middle. It is a round bottle and is embossed with Flecekestein and Mayer in an arch and Portland Oregon below. In the middle is a symbol of an F and an M combined together. The bottle is in excellent condition. I would like to know rarity and value. any information you could give me would be great. Thanks.

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From: jknavy2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com,

Subject:

Date 03/04/2006 6:48:53 PM

I was wondering if you could help me out here, I have a old amethyst color bottle taylor flask, on the front it says the father of his country with a picture of George Washington and the word Washington under his pic, can you help me. on the botton of the glass there is a crest and it say Nuline NJ. attached are pics Attachment N1: EBAY PICS 048.jpg Attachment N2: EBAY PICS 049.jpg Attachment N3: EBAY PICS 050.jpg

 

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From: Keith Ellington

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Found old bottles

Date 03/04/2006 7:05:25 PM

Hi Digger, we found these old medicine bottles some with medicine still in them and were wondering if they had any value . We don't know anything about old antique glass and would like your help if you can. I'm sending some pitcures along to look at hope they are good enough. Thank you for your time and help, Keith Ellington Attachment N1: 1.jpg Attachment N2: 2.jpg Attachment N3: 3.jpg Attachment N4: 4.jpg Attachment N5: 5.jpg Attachment N6: 6.jpg

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From: Joe Bushong ng

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Chapin & Gore Bottle

Date 03/04/2006 7:20:43 PM

Digger I found a bottle and want to know if you know how old it is and what came in it. It is brown glass and stands about 8 inches high and is kind of shaped like a barrel. It has 4 rings around it on the top and 4 rings on the bottom and says Chpain & Gore on the top on both sides with a federal warning on it. it also has the numbers, either D9 65-51 on the bottom. It might be a O9. I will just attach a couple pictures so you can see it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Joe Bushong

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From: Icuffu69

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date 03/04/2006 2:20:52 PM

I recently was digging in my back yard. I found a white bottle with the words Koken barbers supply st. Louis , USA. Can not find it anywhere on the web. I also found Whittemore Blue ink bottle. A bottle that is about 5 1/2 ins. high with the words Heberling on one side and Bloomington, Ill. on the other. Also Dr. whites pulmanaria bottle. I also found bottles that had liquid amounts on one side, Like old prescription bottles. Can you please tell me how old they might be. The area use to be an old mining town in Missouri.

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From: Cherie Tittlemier  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: leather bottle

Date 03/05/2006 1:03:39 AM

I have a leather bottle that has four silver crest on it and it is stamped on bottom of leather original-m. a. made in Italy. it was bought in a thrift store in Italy about 20 years ago. it is red leather.

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From: Walker ocket

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Vodka bottle

Date 03/05/2006 3:17:13 AM

Hi Digger, I emailed you a couple of weeks ago and attached a few pictures that were not that good. There is a picture that is a rub from the bottom of the bottle so you can see what it days. I took some better pictures and thought I would send them to you to see if you could help. Any assistance you can give me would be appreciated.  Thanks, Alicia

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From: jeri I

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Alopha from Hawaii

Date 03/05/2006 6:54:54 AM

I have taken over my Husbands bottle collection and I have a question on two particular gin bottles. I have 2 mint condition case gin bottles. It is embossed with the name e of "A van Hoboken & Co / Rotterdam " on opposite sides. It has a blob top with a blob seal with the letters "AH". The other bottle I have is an "Udolpho Wolfe's" gin bottle. "Aromatic Schnapps" on one side and "Schiedam " on the other. All lettering is embossed. It is a lite green color and has some sickness at the top half. It has a valve mark underneath. I would appreciate any advice on pricing for these beautiful bottles. Thank you, jk

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From: Chaz4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Haig & Haig Pinch Scots Whisky Full Bottle from1900

Date 03/05/2006 2:31:57 AM

I have a Full Bottle of Haig & Haig Pinch Scots Whisky. This bottle is in good condition and has wires on the bottle, plus is in the original box. The number on the bottle is 01587514. Renfield Importers LTD New York, NY. How much is this worth?? Thanks

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From: TERRY BEAVIS visonder. co. uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: FLAT COBB BOTTLE

Date 03/05/2006 8:31:13 AM

I do not know if you know, but I have a cobb bottle with a flat side and glass ball in it. I found it when I was working on a building site years ago . The description on the bottle reads (b hygienic registered). I was just wondering if you could help me please. I have a few other cobb bottles, but just normal shape

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From: KENNETH MARTIN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/05/2006 10:30:25 AM

I have three bottles used in my grandfathers bar as displays, one acme bee bottle 30 inches high with cap still on , one hill to hill bottle 25 inches tall, and one shenley bottle28 inches high, most of the labels are still on the bottles. we are moving, downsizing and must get rid of a lot of things. I don't know what to sell these for, please help if you can.  Thank you Cathi

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From: Jpnunan

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: can you help with soda bottles from atlantic city ?????

Date 03/05/2006 6:02:55 AM

hi , I have two bottles , one from atlantic bott. works , about 6 ounce, and the second , gregson and srickland , about 12 ounce , corked buckle top w/ a blueish glass , atlantic city , NJ i'd estimate from the 1920's , i'd appreciate your help , i'm a numismatist , not a bottle collector , thanks if you can help , jim

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From: Tony Moller comcast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sunburst flask

Date 03/05/2006 12:22:46 PM

Digger, Hope you can help me. I received this bottle from my parents, whom I believe received it from the great Grandparents. It is as far as I know a "sunburst" flask. It is 8 inches tall X 4-1/4 inches at the shoulder X 3 inches at the base. I have several bottle books for reference but there are several sunbursts listed but no photos to pinpoint this one. I believe it would be from New England since their families originated there. Could you help me with its possible origins and value. I was told by an appraiser that in could be between 450.00 to 750.00 could this be true? Any help would be good. I have attached photos Thanks Tony. M

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From: Tony Moller comcast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sunburst flask

Date 03/05/2006 12:50:40 PM

Digger, Tony again. I think I found it! Found similar one from American auctions. They had it listed as GVIII-2 . I did find out from bottle collecters magazine that the square shoulder is more rare then the rounded shoulder and date of mold places it about 1815 to 1830. here is the item from Pacific bottle auction: Pacific Glass Auction Auction Closed: Fri. July 5, 2002 at 8:00 PM

PDT Catalog Lot 8

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUNBURST FLASK GVIII-2 Sheared lip pontil, pint. These are a comparatively scarce flask and if they sold by the pound would be worth a fortune. This is a wonderful off-kilter example in pristine condition with loads of character. About Mint.  

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From: C, D ahoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help

Date 03/05/2006 2:16:22 PM

Sir, My son-in-law found a bottle at his work site in Detroit, on the bottle it has Geo. norris and Company City bottleing Works Res Detroit Michigan 8-SAB-CO on the bottom of the bottle GN&CO inside the bottle a cork and what looks to be a hook can you tell me anything about this bottle thank you Kathleen Denton kathyd03

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From: TERRY BEAVIS nder. co. uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: cobb bottle

Date 03/05/2006 2:46:31 PM

I have a flat sided cobb bottle with a ball in it, I was wondering if you could help me find something about it as I do not know anything about it . I am Not to sure if it called cobb.

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From: Keith Ellington

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 6:05 PM

Subject: Found old bottles  Hi Digger, we found these old medicine bottles some with medicine still in them and were wondering if they had any value . We don't know anything about old antique glass and would like your help if you can. I'm sending some pitcures along to look at hope they are good enough. Thank you for your time and help, Keith Ellington

Subject: Re: Found old bottles  They are circa 1900 druggist bottles. Certainly collectible but not rare even with contents. They ought to sell from $10-25 each.  Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: Chris Bowden er

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sealed CAN of whiskey w/ bottle inside

Date 03/05/2006 5:29:41 PM

Hi, I just ordered your price guide for whiskey bottles (chris bowden / po box 78301 / sf, ca). I'm looking forward to reading it but I was hoping you can shed some light on something. I have a sealed can of Pedigree Whiskey. By shaking it slightly, you can tell there is a full bottle inside. Can you tell me how much it is worth? Call me crazy but I'm planning on drinking it and would like to know what I'm getting into before I do. Thanks, Chris Bowden

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From: Edward de Laurot c

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Gigantic bottle

Date 03/05/2006 5:58:29 PM

I’m not sure if this bottle qualifies as an antique but it certainly is unusual, it is 24. 75” high X 16” diameter it is marked on the bottom “Bottle made by GPD 1959 Gardena Calif. ” I guess it holds about 12 – 15 gallons? I have not been able to find any information on this bottle anywhere on the Internet or eBay. I would appreciate any information you might have.  Sincerely, Eddy de Laurot

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From: Sandra Campbell athwaynet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: perfume bottle mark

Date 03/05/2006 6:07:16 PM

Hi, I have a perfume bottle with the outline of a steer or bull with horns on the bottom could you tell me the maker? Thank you

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From: DiamondDJ2000

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 45 bottle of wine

Date 03/05/2006 1:59:24 PM

I have a 45 " Red Table wine bottle filled (with seal intact. ) It has a rounded bottom and is incased in a basket made of something natural, perhaps bamboo. The small label on neck states Vintage 1978. The larger label says Casa Vento Product of Italy. Net content 3 Liters. Bottled in Italy by Gabriele Borghini FUC - Certaldo - Italia4897/F1.  Hanging from the neck is a brush made of the same material as the basket. Condition is near perfect. It was a gift to my Dad 28 years ago and was set on his bar area and never touched until now.  I am new to the digital age but if you think it of interest I could learn how to send a picture. Thank you for your time. Mrs. K Michigan

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From: delores peterson et

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey decanters

Date 03/05/2006 9:52:07 PM

We have aquired some R. E. M. Famous Firsts made in Italy whiskey decanters. They are old cars and an airplane. About 12" in length and about 6"-7" wide. The plane is white, with black & red trim. One is a race car. One car is light yellow. Most of them are white. Do you know anything about them or where we can look them up. I have been searching places and still are looking. Thank you for you time.

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From: Marty Rutberg rg

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fw: bottle

Date 03/05/2006 10:07:11 PM

From: mprrg Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 8:45 PM

Subject: bottle "Antediluvian, Luyties Brothers, New York Apparently a whiskey bottle, and I see someone asked you about the identical bottle previously (per photo on your site).  Any info about this Bottle ? Value? And is your site still active ? (No update since 2004, so I ask).  jaok20@bottlebooks.com

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From: Lori France 1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: decanter set

Date 03/05/2006 10:20:06 PM

I hope you can help. I found this brass 'wire' caddy with 2 bottles (decanters) in it, & a securing bar(child proof lock?) It has six, 2 banded shot glasses on this caddy, 3 on each side of the two bottles. The bottles are marked 1 and 2 underneath...they have BOURBON (1) in gold leaf stamp and SCOTCH (2) on each with horizontal gold stripes of decending thickness over the front of the bottles, starting with a gold triangle up in the top left of each bottle. The caddy is 11 1/2 inches high and about 9 inches wide.... it has maybe 30's -50's look to it. .the twist on caps may not be orignal, but they are gold painted plastic tops. . any clues?? I have even looked on e bay - they don't have this one...there is one similar: NICE DECANTER IN CHROME HOLDER WITH SHOT GLASSES Item number: 6259494385 http://cgi. ebay/LIBBEY-GOLD-LEAF-DECANTER-SHOT-GLASSES-HOLDER_W0QQitemZ6247751394QQcategoryZ3273QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem but my shotglasses sit straight, the frame is square, handle has just 2 brass balls sitting on the top middle...it has little ball feet, .Thanks in advance for any help at all or ? direct me to someone else...???? thanx, lmfrance01  there are 2 bottles with designated liquor name es on the fronts,

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From: DIEGOPEDRO68d. ar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: very rare bottle from argentina hi digger!

Date 03/06/2006 1:26:44 AM

hello, this is diego from argentina, I would like to know about age/rarity/value and history of the following rare bottle. (photos attached) extra large stoneware bottle 78 cm or 31 inches tall !  IMPRESSED: F. GRSVENOR/EAGLE POTTERY/GLASGOW. THIS BOTTLE, PROPERTTY OF WILLIAM

EDMONDS JUNE(e) & CO. LIVERPOOL IS LENT, NOT SOLD  was it for beer ? or promotional / advertising ?  an antiques dealer told me that, probably was for quarenteen (lent), because the yellow feber/malaria, as a water container during 1885-97 in buenos aires, argentina. j & g meakin were the owners of eagle pottery (glasgow) ??  thank you very much for your time !!! and best regards from ARGENTINA. DIEGO PLA

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From: Gale Wright 6

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Daniel Goddard cough syrup bottle

Date 03/06/2006 12:34:20 PM

Dear Digger, I have a collection of old bottles, most of which I found in old dumps. I have been "researching" them to get information and prices.  I have a Daniel Goddard, New England Cough Syrup, New-York, bottle. When researching it on line I came across your website, Feburary 2000 Questions. I was quite excited to find the information you had given to Barry Graham

about his New England Cough Syrup bottle but even more excited to find that mine pre-dates his! Can you give me any more information about it? I would also like to know it s value. It does have two nicks out of the top rim (which is very thin and delicate). Other than that it is in great shape- no cracks.  Hope to hear from you soon.  Thanks, Gale

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From: wendlekins sonder. co. uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re stoneware flask

Date 03/06/2006 1:02:20 PM

Hi Digger Wonder if you can help me identify a stoneware flask . It is saltglazed and has what I think may be a slab seal on the front with lettering impressed W W HEATLEY or W WHEATLEY NEWARK The bottle is 6” high and in a Nottingham type Salt Glaze . There are no mould lines . The base is slightly concave . There is a double lip to the top . I wonder if you could tell me how old it is and where it could have been made . I bought it in Yorkshire . I'm not aware of any reproductions of these and in fact cannot find an example of a bottle like it . Any help would be great . Love your site by the way .  Best wishes Wendy Attachment N1: image001.jpg Attachment N2: image002.jpg Attachment N3: image003.jpg Attachment N4: image004.jpg

   

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From: SLRNDK

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: An Ink Bottle Question.

Date 03/06/2006 9:16:10 AM

Hello, I am trying to get some information on what I have found to be an old ink bottle. I noticed that on the cover of your book, "Ink Bottles" there is a picture of the bottle that I have come across. My bottle was found in an old Taro field here on Oahu, Hawaii.  I have attached a few pictures of the bottle. Would you be so kind to give me some idea of my bottle's age & where it may have come from? The bottle is two and a half inches tall, two and a quarter inches across the middle of the bottom and has an "X" and a mirror image of "200" on the bottom.  Any info you might offer would be gratefully appreciated.  Thank you, Steve Kushner  Thank you,

From: SLRNDK

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Re: An Ink Bottle Question.

Date 03/10/2006 6:16:32 PM

In a message dated 3/9/2006 1:11:19 P. M. Hawaiian Standard Time, jaok20@bottlebooks.com writes: New England cone ink circa 1840-50...nice piece. I'd estimate $200-300 Please visit my web site at _http://www.bottlebooks.com_ (http://www.bottlebooks.com/) Digger Digger, Thank you for your reply to my e-mail. The bottle will be listed by a friend on eBay Sunday evening. I would keep it but knowing now that it has that kind of value I could use the money for more necessary items.  Thanks again, Steve K. Thank you,

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From: STEVE DORLEE SAUVE 58

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: seagram

s bottle

Date 03/06/2006 4:42:05 PM

could you help with the history of this bottle, value ect.  Thanks; Steve

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From: sherie johnson ii

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whiskey Bottle Spider Web

Date 03/06/2006 5:10:14 PM

I just wanted to know if there is a story behind you finding the bottle. I found my bottle when I was with my dad on a job he was doing in the Los Angeles area. So how did you find your bottle? I would really enjoy hearing your story. Thanks Darryl Butts

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From: Lorraine Riston riston

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pre-prohibition sherry bottle

Date 03/06/2006 6:24:21 PM

W-2192 on bottom. Also 4 I encircled and 68. This bottle still has a $1 State of Georgia price sticker on it. It is Taylor New York State Cream Sherry Wine. Has a clover embossed on front of bottle. Bottle is 11 1/2 inches high. It is a clear bottle with label on it and in very good condition, but dirty. Is this of any value? If you can't see the picture, it is octagonal shaped with long neck and lip ledge below the screw on cap.

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From: ellenm333

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 03/06/2006 6:36:01 PM

found bottle by old camp. its clear glass, stands a bit crooked (app 8" high), appears to have seam up each side, screw top, g. c. co. , 172, and a 3 on the bottom. just curious about it??? could send pic if it would help. thanks

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From: DUNMOR98

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Two old bottles

Date 03/06/2006 2:10:39 PM

I have a bottle of Extra Special Old then says Special Blend Finely Matured Old Scotch Whiskey Delval Ltd. Old Distillers Has cork in bottle but has been open back of label says Notice RAAC chemical test carried out on Delva Liquors showed to be within standards of purity prescribed by use by Allied Military personnel. What is it and what area. Also have unopen bottle of Frapin Cognac Fine Champagne VOSOP 80 proof distributed by International Fruits & Liqueurs Inc. Yarley, PA Stamped Label across top says US Internal Revenue 619853124. We are curious about these as was told they are pretty old. Thank you, Jimmy Moore

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From: David Pritchett hoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hutaff bottle

Date 03/06/2006 7:27:14 PM

Dear Digger, thanks for the great website. I have a soda bottle and would like to know the history, rarity and value of. It is clear with a wrinkled finish, embossed with the name e BIG FROSTY on the front and back and CONTS. 6 1/2 OZ on the lower front. The bottom is embossed with the name e HUTAFF. I've found references to Henry Hutaff for both Coke and Pepsi but not much about Big Frosty. The condition of the bottle is good except for a little wear on the Frosty part of the embossing. Thanks again.

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From: billie collier 24

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: chianti wine bottle

Date 03/06/2006 9:14:19 PM

Hi my name e is Cindy, I have a 3 foot tall green Bruni Chianti wine bottle with a wicker basket on the bottom, The Vintage was 1971. Can you please tell me what it is worth, THANK YOU.

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From: Terry Gale-Wimer lphia

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Codd Marble Bottles

Date 03/06/2006 9:57:03 PM

My mother-in-law is from England and gave us two Codd Marble Bottles. Both are green and about 9 inches tall. One says "Niblett & Co Stroud & Cheltenham" across front, "A Alexander & Co Leeds & London" on back, and "N 144" on the bottom. The other bottle has "Cheltenham" and "Bartholomew" down the front and "Cannington Shaw & Cold Makers Sihelens" on back and "B 8" on bottom. What would be the value of these bottles? Thanks Terry Gale-Wimer

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From: DHallacher

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: unkown hutchinson

Date 03/06/2006 6:13:24 PM

i found a hutchinson bottle I cant find ant info on the bottle is a bluish aqua color sort of bell shaped with smooth bottom and applied top . It is embossed with G. W. FOCHT PHILADa the last A in philada is raised with a line under it. Any info and worth would be appreciated

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From: STEVEN PARKER on

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emerald Green Elixer Bacardi Bottle

Date 03/06/2006 11:55:35 PM

Hello, I have a light emerald green bottle that looks like a small hip flask. The bottle is square shaped, 3" by 3" without the neck and 3 and 7/8" tall with the neck. It has a concave shape which leads me to think it's a flask. It has a diamond shaped label intact that reads: Elixer Bacardi - Santiago de Cuba with a light pink bat symbol between the wording and 3 gold medals on each side of the bat symbol. There are several bubbles in the glass. I will try to send a picture in the next day or two (my digital camera died), but if you have any information, I would greatly appreciate it.  sparkerield Steve

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From: STEVEN PARKER on

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Elixer Bacardi Bottle

Date 03/07/2006 12:02:43 AM

Sorry, but I neglected to tell you that the seam stops and does not enter the lip. The lip is irregularly shaped.  The base of the bottle is concave, into the shape of the bottle, and it has four little raised dots 1 and 3/4 inches apart centered on the bottom.  Thanks, Steve

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From: AMandagee2 e2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: k 006.jpg

Date 03/07/2006 12:56:35 PM

The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: k 006.jpg  this bottle is nine cm high. it has jcilma embossed on it. it has a seam on either side of the bottle but not on the neck. it has no markings on the bottom could you tell me the history and value if possible? and what does jcilma mean? thanks nigel

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From: kcera  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: pre 1900 bottle id?

Date 03/07/2006 10:37:36 AM

Dear Digger, I found several bottles in an attic of an old building. There are 3 bottles I have questions about. the first bottle with attached pictures, is green in color about 11 1/2 in tall. there are no seams & the lip appears to be applied. There are many internal seeds through out the bottle. what is most strange to me is the base of the bottle. You cannot tell in the pictures but those concentric circles are indented about 1/2 in into the base.  the other bottle I can find nothing about it is a little over 4in tall. aqua, obvious seems to the shoulder. Numerous seeds in the neck & what appears to be a pontile on the bottom. The embossing on the bottle says "Dt C. F. Brown's Young American Liniment New York.  the third bottle is yellowish brown, embossed Westmoreland's Calisaya Tonic, 9 3/4 in tall. Seems on the side to the shoulder, the neck has a twisting sort of striation, with an embossing on the bottom that appears to be AC CO. I have a smaller similar lighter in color version of the tonic bottle 8 1/2 in, seams up the neck with applied top. There are no markings on the bottom.  Can you tell me anything about these bottles & perhaps their value? Thanks Kcera Attachment N1: bottlebottom.jpg Attachment N2: bigbottle.jpg

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From: Denise

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pop Bottling Works in Todd, Hubbard, MN

Date 03/07/2006 4:03:19 PM

Digger; I am looking for information on a place of business called (Pop Bottling Works) in 1930, the proprietor (Agnes J. Dutton) lived in Todd, Hubbard, Minnesota and she was a wodow. I am having trouble finding information on this place of business and would like to know more about it.  Jesse and Denise Kingsford, MI 

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From: MacMurray, Kathleen MacMurray-gobain

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: PUROCK BOTTLES

Date 03/07/2006 6:58:40 PM

Hello - I see some folks have questions about Purock bottles and the Hires connection...you probably know that Charles Hires owned the Purock Water Co. What you may not know is that there is a ruin of a small plant built around a spring up on Mount Joy in Valley Forge Park, (30 miles outside of Philly) which is identified in the Horseshoe Trail guidebook as the "ruins of the Purock bottling plant. " True? I don't know, but a fascinating place to poke around. I wonder how they ever got wagons up there to haul down the bottled water - it's quite steep. There is an old Hires Bottling Works building in Phoenixville (now empty and up for sale) - I think Phoenixville claims Charles Hires as a homeboy, but I'm not sure.  Thanks - KR MacMurray Phoenixville PA

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From: diveguy 69  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: western canadian bottles

Date 03/07/2006 9:56:11 PM

Hi, I have been looking for a book or books relating to western canadian bottles??? I have been diving for bottles for about two years now and have collected about 1000 bottles and would like to date, value and id some of them. Any books you know of that might help?

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From: mbailey iley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: A Cognac bottle I dug up

Date 03/08/2006 12:01:58 AM

I found a light green bottle in my yard. It was in a bottle dump that really didn't seem that old (maybe 1940s) but this bottle seemed older but I'm not sure of that. It has an enbossed label that says "Cognac Pellison". Between the C and o in Cognac there is a vertical line and in between the P and e in the second word. The bottle is 10. 5 inches tall and almost 4' across the base. I'll enclose a couple pics. I haven't been able to find any information at all. Thanks for any info you may be able to provide.  Attachment N1: P1010179 (2).jpg Attachment N2: P1010175 (3).jpg Attachment N3: P1010177 (2).jpg

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From: joseph teague 4202003

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lincoln trail half pint whiskey bottle

Date 03/08/2006 12:58:14 AM

I found a half pint whiskey bottle in my attic. it is clear glass with a black metal top. the label on the front is gold and black in color. it reads krogmans lincoln trail straight bourbon whiskey. distilled and bottled by krogman distilling co. inc. tell city, Indiana estd. 1863 with a small red k symbol. there is something like a small greenish color sticker with the number 92c04538 in silver on the left side of the label. on the back there is a label that reads this ripe full bodied full flavored whiskey was made in the old fashioned way and carefully matured so as to insure a product of uniform excellence. there is a bigger k symbol on the back 86 proof whiskey this whiskey is three years old. is there anyway u can tell me what this bottle might be worth if anything at all. thank you, sandman

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Date Fri, 3 Mar 2006 01:58:54 -0800 (PST)

From: katie kae 003

Subject: old 7up and Pepsi bottles

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com well I found and old 7up bottle that I have tried to find information on, through the web but I cant find anything about it. so i'm hoping you can help me in someway. I have no way of showing you what it looks like but I will give you the best description as I can. it is green colored with a foam label, its almost 6 inches tall by about 2 and half inches wide, it says its hold 10 fl ozs, no deposit, marks on bottom are a circle with a 1 or I 73 4= 9, its lip is almost 1 and a half inches wide. I hope this is enough to help you to help me figure out how old this is and if it has any value. the pepsi bottle is clear colored 7 and a half inches tall by almost 3 inches wide, its 16 fl oz (1 pt) it says on the top dispose of properly and no refills, the lip is 1 inches wide, on each side it has the pepsi logo which is also clear its like molded in the glass, the lip looks like it may have been a twist on cap as it has spiral ridges around it, the marking on the bottom are c 14 77 54 and a circle with 1 or and I also. if you can help me I would greatly appreciate it. thank you for your time,  Sincerely, kendra

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From: Poole, James (Civ, ARL/SLAD) rl. army. mil

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle question.

Date 03/08/2006 3:39:20 PM

Hello Digger. Hope this finds you well. A friend gave me this e-mail address; hope it's OK to use it. I have come to own an old bottle that I don't know a thing about. It caught my eye and really appealed to me; even though I don't know a thing about Cream Soda or New York bottles. It is a small aqua colored Cream Soda. It has this on one face: R. ROBINSON  376 BOWERY Would you have any information on this bottle? Thanks. Jim Poole

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From: Rudy and Cindy Klotz sympa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: about my tiny bottle

Date 03/08/2006 6:27:45 PM

Good Day Digger, I have here a tiny bottle that was dug up heaven knows when and given to me by a friend who had a curio shop. I've taken several pictures. The bottom has a 5 and a star beside it, sorry I didn't take a picture of that. The front of the bottle has the intials CR or maybe that is G? Dimensions are 1 3/4" high almost 3/4" wide and 1/4" deep. I'm including the pictures because I have never seen another bottle like it and I'm sure you have. Also there is a hairline crack in the neck that I know lowers the value. However I would love to know what you think of it or if you have any information on age or manufacturer. Thank you so much! Cindy

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From: roger & linda m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: unusual spider web bottle

Date 03/08/2006 8:17:27 PM

Hello Mr. Odell, I am new to bottle collecting and have dug up a old whiskey bottle that I think is not too old, but unusual in design. It is a pint whiskey bottle Amber color with a very detailed spider web design that is raised up on the glass. Another oddity is the lid. There is a metal band around the top holding a glass cap with a hole in the center about the size of a pencil. On the top of the cap are the words FRANKFORT DIST. Inside the bottle are two glass discs about the size of a dime. They are flat on one side and the other side is a cone shape. There are places on both sides for two labels. In the center of one side between where the labels wolud be is a large spider. The only verbage on the bottle is near the top and says NON-REFILLABLE on both sides. There is a seam up both sides that goes all the way to the opening where the cap is. The seam does not go across the bottom of the bottle. The bottom is marked T. M. U. S. PAT. OFF there is a diamond in between the next PAT. PENDING. There also is the letter R under the diamond.  Any information you could give will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.  Roger Lamm

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From: roger & linda m

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: spider web bottle

Date 03/08/2006 8:21:30 PM

 

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From: Woemass lueyonder. co. uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Garnier abricotine bottle

Date 03/08/2006 8:42:26 PM

I have an Abricotine bottle in the shape of a soccer boot. The label is gold coloured paper which says simply "ABRICOTINE/APRICOT BRANDY/52 PROOF" and below is a crescent shaped manufacturer's label "GARNIER/ENGHIEN/FRANCE". Below this is a small gold and silver coloured label with the words "Produce of France" The boot is made from a black ceramic or porcelain material, has three white stripes down the sides, and a cork stopper embossed with "Garnier Liqueurs, Enghien, France". Underglazed in brown/gold hand written on the base of the boot is the number 193 then Garnier Liqueurs Enghien France and the words "Made in Italy". I realise this is a novelty Abricotine bottle but after researching it for some time cannot find out when they were on sale and thought you may have come across them at some time. It was in my Aunt's possession when she married my Uncle 30 years ago and they are both now deceased so cannot assist in this search to find a value which I feel could be a possible wild goose chase. Regards Keith W Massey

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From: matt erny bc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I found a few bottles

Date 03/09/2006 1:19:04 AM

I have 6 bottles that I am looking for info on. I hope that you can help. The first is a "little boy blue bluing" bottle it is 3 in tall and has a wide mouth. It still has some blue stains in it. the glass is clear  The second is a "Kemps couch balsam" bottlemade by Of woodward It also says Direction on the box and leroy Ny on it. It is small 2 inches or so. the bottle is a aqua color  The third id a cobalt blue bottle "bromo seltzer emerson drug co Baltimore" It is also about 2 in tall. The fourth is a clear bottle that says "Rite way modern shoe dressings" It is about 4 in tall the last 2 are kind of the same the taller one says 3iii on it it is about 4 in tall and the smaller one looks the same as the larger but doesn't have the 3ii only one I and olive leaves embossed around it. If you would like pics let me know and ill send you some. I wondering the value the age and how rare they may be. thanks matt

Emerson Drug Company

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From: STEVEN PARKER on

To:

Subject: Bacardi bottle

Date 03/09/2006 1:34:03 AM

Regarding my previous e-mails, I hope these images can help identify and tell me what this bottle might be worth.  Thanks in advance at Steve

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From: Butterfly yIsBack

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle of dimple pinch

Date 03/09/2006 6:39:34 PM

I recently got bought a bottle of dimple pinch at an estate sale This bottle is wrapped in puter wire with a puter cap and is inside a crushed velvet blue box can you tell me lore about this Mirith Cultofex

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Subject: pre 1900 bottle id?  Dear Digger, I found several bottles in an attic of an old building. There are 3 bottles I have questions about.  the first bottle with attached pictures, is green in color about 11 1/2 in tall. there are no seams & the lip appears to be applied. There are many internal seeds through out the bottle. what is most strange to me is the base of the bottle. You cannot tell in the pictures but those concentric circles are indented about 1/2 in into the base. the other bottle I can find nothing about it is a little over 4in tall. aqua, obvious seems to the shoulder. Numerous seeds in the neck & what appears to be a pontile on the bottom. The embossing on the bottle says "Dt C. F. Brown's Young American Liniment New York. the third bottle is yellowish brown, embossed Westmoreland's Calisaya Tonic, 9 3/4 in tall. Seems on the side to the shoulder, the neck has a twisting sort of striation, with an embossing on the bottom that appears to be AC CO. I have a smaller similar lighter in color version of the tonic bottle 8 1/2 in, seams up the neck with applied top. There are no markings on the bottom. Can you tell me anything about these bottles & perhaps their value?  Thanks Kcera

-Subject: Re: pre 1900 bottle id?  Brown's is 1880s value about $15 I have not see the Westmoreland's Calisaya Tonic before. I'd guess it might be a $40-60 bottle. It does not really fall into one of the premier collecting categories in medicines but it is a nice bottle.  Neither is pontiled by the way.  Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

 

 

From: Digger

To: kcera Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 8:58 PM

 Subject: Re: pre 1900 bottle id?  So you send me the pix of the least interesting and value one.... huh...It is a wine or ale foreign made little value might be $5-8 The others sound much better...but...I'd like to see a pix before judging.  Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: Bob Schroeder b

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wine bottle

Date 03/10/2006 10:35:43 AM

We have a wine decanter bottle that is green hand blown glass that stands about 10 to 12 inches it has a place to put ice to keep the wine chilled , also has a basket weave around the bottom and a straw cork. I assume it is at least 40 to 50 years old. Not sure if it came Italy. Can you help me find out the company and were it came from. Thank you.

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From: Kari Sears  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle of whiskey

Date 03/10/2006 1:30:09 PM

I have an unopened bottle of Walker's DE LUXE Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Bottle says it was 4 years old at time of sale and my grandfather dated it Aug 29, 1942 when he bought it. I didn't know if it had any kind of value Thanks, Kari Sears ~Kari~

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From: Sal Bosco tAM

pabay

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: re: Larkin bottle

Date 03/10/2006 3:53:01 PM

A relative passed away recently and I found a Larkin bottle that is the same as a bottle that was dug from an 1890's privy. It is just like the second bottle from the left in your picture. I have a couple of other bottles I am also looking into. Can you tell me what the bottle I have is worth? It appears to be about from the 1850's or so . It has "Larkin" below is "Co", the bottom has a number 15. If the table of patent numbers is this number, it appears to be 1844? I would also like to know if your books can be bought at wholesale for resale to others? Please advise.  Sal Bosco

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From: PAM

ela Marie ni

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1923 Coke Bottle

Date 03/10/2006 11:25:34 PM

Digger, We have an old coca cola bottle in great shape. We would like to know what it may be worth. It has Monon, Indiana stamped on the bottom with the date December 25, 1923 and it is a 6 oz size bottle. We would be grateful for any information you can give us on this.  We also have a silver coca cola bottle opener, if you know anything about this item also. It is about 1 to 1 1/2 inches long with the Coca Cola logo engraved on it.  Sincerely, Pamela Schnelle

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From: RLSHAWELLER

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: chesbrough jar

Date 03/11/2006 2:36:49 AM

I have found a small jar, standing at a little less than 2. 5inches. It is clear glass and has CHESEBROUGH MANFC. CO. CD NEW YORK in raised letters on the jar. It is screw top and on the base has a number 15. can you give me any info on it?

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From: CloudEmomma

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: What is ths

Date 03/11/2006 5:12:56 AM

Good Morning, I was hoping you could tell me what this is? Is this a snuff bottle? I plan to list this on ebay ? Trash or Junk ? Thank you so much Joanne

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From: pascottnc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/11/2006 10:50:07 AM

I have a bottle from the lascheid bottling co out of pittsburg the building it self was built in 1897 I have not been able to find out anything else about it  please help, TAMMY SCOTT

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From: Lori h

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: help to identify old jar

Date 03/11/2006 11:48:06 AM

I found this ceramic, crock-like small jar at a thrift shop and bought it because my grandmother had one and kept safety pins in it. It made me nostalgic, and now I am curious about what it is. Small, about the size of a woman's compact around, and about 4 inches in height. It is white, with blue painting or printing on it. The printing is of two hands grasping as if a handshake is taking place, surrounded by flowers and leaves. There is absolutely no other markings or writing on the jar, and it has a lid that simply sits on top the crock and is painted hunter green. I don't know if this jar is old or came from avon or what, but do remember my grandmother owning one exactly like it. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks~ Lori Hardy

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From: Rich Wyman comcast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wisharts No Date

Date 03/11/2006 2:10:42 PM

Can't get a handle of the value? Any help. Many thanks! Rich Go Red Sox

   

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From: Audrey motel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old whisky flask

Date 03/11/2006 4:34:29 PM

hi, I would like to know if this flask has any value, the age, and rarity would greatly appreciate and info thank-you audrey

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From: Sindieboo7

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle with thread

Date 03/11/2006 1:32:40 PM

I have a blue glass (looks like whiskey decanter) bottle with ships anchors and life rafts around it. I never thought much about it until I noticed a long dark thread made into the glass on the bottom of it. Any ideas?

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From: HB Chick chick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ask Digger

Date 03/11/2006 9:14:36 PM

Dear Digger O'Dell, I'm hoping to find the value and age of a bottle found while beach combing. King Neptune brought it to shore. I have attached photos. It has embossed lettering running vertically down the front. JH COSTELLO & CO, 122 SOUTH ST, BOSTON 10½" x 4" x 2½" There seem to be mold seams (2 on each side) and the mold seam on top stops below the collar. Mostly rectangular in shape, but rounded "shoulders". The collar seems applied & there is a slight taper of the lip. No mark on base, inside base is thick, curved (convex) and somewhat irregular. There are 6 or 7 air bubbles trapped in the glass. The bubbles have elongated oval shapes, but vary in size. The color is pale green (perhaps considered aqua, but very light shade). There is no label other than the embossing I've described. There are no chips, cracks, or breaks. It is frosted heavily (as sea glass) and many calcium deposits left behind from seashells that had attached. Thank you for any assistance you may provide. I await patiently to find out what I have here! Sincerely, Nancy Jane

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From: HB Chick chick

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ask Digger - meant to attach the photos

Date 03/11/2006 9:19:22 PM

Dear Digger O'Dell, I'm hoping to find the value and age of a bottle found while beach combing. King Neptune brought it to shore. I have attached photos of front and back. Embossed lettering running vertically down the front. JH COSTELLO & CO, 122 SOUTH ST, BOSTON 10½" x 4" x 2½" Mold seams (2 on each side). The mold seam on top stops below the collar. Rectangular shape, but rounded "shoulders". The collar seems applied & there is a slight taper of the lip. No mark on base, inside base is thick, curved (convex) and somewhat irregular. There are 6 or 7 air bubbles trapped in the glass. The bubbles have elongated oval shapes, but vary in size. The color is pale green (perhaps considered aqua, but very light shade). There is no label other than the embossing I've described. There are no chips, cracks, or breaks. It is frosted heavily (as sea glass) and many calcium deposits left behind from seashells that had attached. Thank you for any assistance you may provide. I await patiently to find out what I have here! Sincerely, Nancy Jane

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From: brinda stailey ailey

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1976 Ketchup bottle

Date 03/11/2006 10:37:06 PM

I have found a bicentennial Hunts ketchup bottle in my grand mother’s house. It is marked with forty nine cents on the lid. The front has General George Washington and an eagle on the back. It is a 26 oz. decanter. The label is in good condition. Can you help me with this? Thanks Brinda Peters Paris, Texas Take care.  Brinda

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From: Daniel Mercado k

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: very old bacardi bottle (1876)

Date 03/12/2006 3:22:13 AM

Hi, how are you doing. I have a very old bottle of Bacardi rum. It is unopened. On the top of the label it states Philadelphia 1876. I believe the bottle to be from in between 1910 and 1920(by looking at the bacardi logo). if you can get any info on the item

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From: Julie coast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sc dispensary

Date 03/12/2006 9:00:18 AM

Digger, I found a SC Dispensary quart rum? bottle, Amber color. Do you know the worth of this? Thanks, Julie, Myrtle Beach, SC

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From: WILLETTON ELECTRICS tricsnet. au

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Martell 1901

Date 03/12/2006 12:29:22 PM

Subject: Martell 1901  Hi ya digger Well my husband and I have this bottle of martell cognac J & F Martell the lable on the back is this word for work (I hope you can understand this)  Le COGNAC MARTELL est le produit naturel des vins r'ecolte's et distille's dans in region de CONGNAC telle qu'elle est de'limite'e par le de'cret du 1''Mai 1909  It is a small bottle just wonder if it is worth anything Also have a small bottle of cutty shark with a US ARMY sticker on in no:87685251 open mess any idea's or info on this would also be very lovley thanks again. Kind regards Sarah Davidson  Thanks digger but they are both full and unopened.

 Subject: Re: Martell 1901  If I assume both are empty then the value would be less. the Cognac might bring $15 the other one might appeal to military collectors and bring a bit more.  Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: artphotoservice

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

Subject: large casa vento woman bottle

Date 03/12/2006 5:40:47 PM

We found a bottle of dry red wine in a bottle shaped like a woman, and can't find anything about it, please help us. It is about 3 ft tall, 3lt. and green, filled with chianti wine. When was it produced? Is it worth

 anything?? Thanks for ANY info you can give! Art

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From: DIEGOPEDRO68d. ar

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 12:26 AM

 Subject: very rare bottle from argentina hi digger! hello, this is diego from argentina, I would like to know about age/rarity/value and history of the following rare bottle. (photos attached) extra large stoneware bottle 78 cm or 31 inches tall !  IMPRESSED: F. GRSVENOR/EAGLE POTTERY/GLASGOW. THIS BOTTLE, PROPERTTY OF WILLIAM

EDMONDS JUNE(e) & CO. LIVERPOOL IS LENT, NOT SOLD  was it for beer ? or promotional / advertising ?  an antiques dealer told me that, probably was for quarenteen (lent), because the yellow feber/malaria, as a water container during 1885-97 in buenos aires, argentina. j & g meakin were the owners of eagle pottery (glasgow) ??  thank you very much for your time !!! and best regards from ARGENTINA. DIEGO PLA

To: Digger

Subject: RE: Re: very rare bottle from argentina hi digger!

Date 03/12/2006 10:36:46 PM

hello digger, thank you for your mail, please see my stoneware bottle, is now on ebay with 18 bids for u$d 1250. - regards, diego

-- Mensaje Original

-- Enviado por: DiggerFecha:12/03/2006 21:38:04 Para: O68d. ar Título: Re: very rare bottle from argentina hi digger! Looks like an English Ale bottle to me. Interesting stamp but still probably not worth more than $30 USD Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: shirley watkins use

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: booze bottle origin

Date 03/12/2006 11:32:00 PM

Hi, My grandmother's name e was Elsie Booze Wooters. She was from Lambertville, NJ. She said her granddaddy made the first whiskey bottle with the long neck. The base looked like a cabin. The long neck was shaped like a tall chimney. My dad has a replica of the original. All I know is his last name e was Booze and my grandmother was name ed after him. My grandmother would always get upset when people called whiskey booze. She would always say it's whiskey in a booze bottle. Booze is just the name e of the bottle. Do you know anything about Mr. Booze?

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hostetter bitters bottle

Date 03/13/2006 10:36:06 AM

I am following up on e-mail sent earlier - want to hear back from you, if possible, before listing bottle on e-bay.  I have never-opened bottle of Hostetter's Bitters, with label and embossed bottle, open pontil - addtl info obtained since sending first e-mail to you is that the bottle is store stock from general store in south TX.  Any info you can impart will be greatly appreciated! Judy

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From: Brandon & Tasha beckl

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: MIRA-CLO & JOY

Date 03/13/2006 10:45:26 AM

Hello, I was wondering if you could help me out? I went digging in our yard and I found an old Amber bottle that says MIRA-CLO all over it, it doesn't have a manufacturing place on it. It does have an F in a hexagon and the numbers 3 2-437 was just wondering what is mira-clo and also I found an old clear joy dish detergent bottle, it has a screw on cap that says joy. The bottom of the bottle says PATENT (on top) 3 40 (in the middle) and 161 825 (on the bottom). Thank you for your time. I have looked all over the Internet for these and I can't find a single article on them at all.  Brandon Slaughterbeck

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From: connie devillier  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles/ pitchers

Date 03/13/2006 11:25:14 AM

Hello I found these two in an old trash dump while rabbit hunting in Louisiana. The one on the left has a letter B and a # 3 under it. 41/2 '' The one on the right has a star and the # 24 under it. These are clear glass. They need cleaning. Can you tell me what these are and what they are worth? Thank you, Connie

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From: Paul Staudt  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question about bottle

Date 03/13/2006 11:46:10 AM

Hello Digger, The attached photo is of a bottle I found on our land here in Readington Twp, NJ. It is a clear bottle with no damage. The height is 4 1/8" the base 2 1/8 " and the shoulder is 2" the opening 1 5/8" has a rough cut edge. Ribbing extends 1 1/4 " up from the bottom There are 2 opposing dimples at the neck and there are 3 vertical seams equally spaced around the perimeter. On the bottom of the bottle is an inscription "THE POTTER-PARLIN CO N. Y. " Would like to learn the history, age, use, rarity and value if you can provide that.  Thanks and I will keep checking your site for your reply.  Paul Staudt Flemington, NJ

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From: Dustydiamond5

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sucess the railroad bottle

Date 03/13/2006 10:27:39 AM

I was wondering if you could give me more information on authentic "success to the railroad" bottle. I have an Amber one....... according to the one bottle book I have, it states that the horses mane looks electrified, in a reproduction. my bottle doesn't look like that. is there more distinguishing marks or other ways to tell? I appreciate your time....... Amanda......dustydiamond5

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From: paul_braith2 th2

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: fennings fever curer bottle

Date 03/13/2006 3:42:33 PM

What era do you think the bottle pictured is from and how much is it worth to a collector?

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From: Sondra Stellar k1on

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Digging and Cleaning Bottle Question

Date 03/13/2006 4:19:58 PM

Hi, My grandson loves to dig in an old dump site. He has found some neat things. He has found an old clear glass jar (bubbles in the glass) that reads, petroline buckeye Cleveland. We can not find any information about this jar. Would you have any idea if it is of any value. We did look on the internet and found nothing that helped. Seems the company is now located over seas or is a different company. Ebay search was not helpful either. Thanks,

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From: Steven Friedman anfordhAM

 

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: rola cola

Date 03/13/2006 4:51:24 PM

hi, I saw some things you had written about rola cola from the rola beverage co. is this company still around? do they still own a trademark etc to that name e ? (rola cola) please let me know.  steven friedman

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From: Atkins Keith R TSgt

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com'

Subject: Apothecary Jar(SHARPE & DOHMME)

Date 03/13/2006 5:12:12 PM

Mr. Digger I am hoping you can help me? I have an apothecary jar that I received from my grandmother who lives in Pennsylvania. The jar it self stands roughly 12 to 13 inch's tall, the jar is round in shape, the base is flat unknown if pontil or not. Color is clear. No stains.  The bottle has the words Lozenges & Sharpe & Dohme embossed on the jar. The jar it self has air bubbles and scratches on it. It also has a decorative lid. I have searched several books and internet sites but have no luck. Is it worth anything? What would the age be? What history would it have if any? I can send a picture ter time but I am curious if I have something worth wild or not. Keith Atkins

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From: Chester Mercer on

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Crock bottle

Date 03/13/2006 6:16:31 PM

Hi Digger I have received a bottle passed down from my aunt. . She had it for years and for reasons unknown to me she gave it to me...The Jug is from Borrowfield Pottery H Kennedy Glasgow. . It is8 or 9 inches high with Blue pic of three men drinking , there is a saying on the bottle , and heres a hand My trusty frien , and Gie's a hand o'thine, and we'll tak a right guid wille waucht , For Auld Lang Syne.  This is all on the front on the back is Auld Lang Syne. The bottom has a stamp oval in shape with H Kennedy borrowfield Pottery Glasgow.  the bottle is light tan in color with the upper handle and spout in light brown . Any info would be helpful , I have tried many other sites with no real help  Thank you Chet Mercer

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From: leeandjakeepc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date 03/13/2006 8:27:47 PM

Hello, I've found a bottle in West Virginia that looks neat and I am trying to get any info possible. It says little bo-peep Ammonia. on the bottom it says the john pull products co Chicago IL. Its a clear bottle a little over 9 inches in height. Thanks.

Here's the Story: Bleach and Ammonia Bottles

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From: ScottB3503

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 03/13/2006 3:25:11 PM

Hi my name e is SCOTT BOYER and I found this bottle marked SUCCESS TO THE RAILROAD. It appears to be yellow with no damage! Could you please tell me what I have and it's value? THANK YOU VERY MUCH SCOTT

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From: cristina freda  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: South Boston

Date 03/13/2006 9:06:04 PM

Hi, a company was digging in South Boston and found some bottles. I was given a few of them . One is a clear glass bottle that reads Burnett Boston, one is clear glass with Massachusetts Breweries Co. Boston written on the bottom. Any ideas? Thanks, Cristina

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From: Kirk0193

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles found in Port Arthur TX

Date 03/13/2006 5:29:07 PM

Digger I found these two bottles and would like to know their age and possible contents. The taller of the 2 is 8 1/8 inches tall with the seam all the way through the lip. It has two jug handles on the neck and the base has Patent 90963. The 2nd one is 3 1/4 inches tall with the seam 1/2 way up the neck to the lip. The base is embossed WYETH under this 118 under that 1 or I. Attached are a couple of pictures. Thanks for your help and time. An office full of curious fisheries technicians.  Attachment N1: DSC00049.jpg Attachment N2: DSC00050.jpg Attachment N3: DSC00051.jpg

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From: Patricia Laria 4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/13/2006 11:52:35 PM

Dear Digger, This is an easy one. How does one go about selling their bottles? Sincerely, Patricia Laria

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From: DLCOURT99

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hand Painted Liquor Bottle

Date 03/14/2006 5:15:30 AM

Found your site. I realize that this is not one of those really old treasures that you are asked questions about. Tried to do some research but found no information. I have a hand painted (ename el) French liquor bottle. It is green with much gold trim. Hand painted with a romance couple and roses. I am very familar with hand painted items versus transfer images. Very much like you would find on a Moser decanter. This is a Nuyens Creme de Menthe bottle - France. Has paper neck ring specifying contents and cork in top. Could this really be a bottle that was sold with liquor in it? How old do you think it is? Its interest me because of the time and effort it would take to turn out a liquor bottle like this. Would love to hear back from you. Not the type of bottle that would require a stopper - does not have the frosted ring inside the bottle usually found when a bottle requires a stopper.  Diana

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From: Honana68

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 03/14/2006 5:45:50 AM

Hi! Thanks for being available!! I have 2 bottles from a friend's estate. Both are AIM, 7 1/2 inches high, round, and appear to have been corked. One is blue carnival glass, the other green. The blue one has a picture of John F. Kennedy etched in the glass with his name e and dates of birth and death on the front and a quote from him on the back. The other has Franklin D. Roosevelt and the same format. They are both ribbed on the sides and in perfect condition. Can you tell me anything about them? I'd love to know how old they are , who made and distributed them, are they pieces of a larger collection, etc. . Thanks so much !!! Jo-Ann Peck

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From: Mike and Becky Conway crrsytel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Don't know if you are still taking questions?

Date 03/14/2006 4:36:56 PM

I have come a cross what looks like an old wooden snuff bottle. Do you know if such a thing ever existed? do you where I may be able to find out? Thank you for all of your help! Becky

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From: Richard J. Lohr d

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bacardi Rum 1876 Philadelphia Centennial label

Date 03/14/2006 4:28:38 PM

We were recently restoring our Marathon County Historical Society Mansion headquarters when we located a hidden cache of 8 bottles of unopened Bacardi 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Rum, labels and bottles are in very good shape. We think they may have been stashed during Prohibition. The bottles are corked with the foil still in place and are about 3/4 full. We would like to know the significance of this find and what value they may have. Rick Lohr, President of the marathon County Historical Society.

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From: TaldridgeC

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Garrett & Company

Date 03/14/2006 12:11:09 PM

Hi I was wondering what you can tell me about a bottle my husband found. It has Garrett & Co Established 1835. On one side it has St. Louis Mo and the other side says Norfol VA. It also says American Wines Half pint. Thanks for your help--Tara

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From: Marpatric

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: GREEN BOTTLE QUESTION THANKS

Date 03/14/2006 1:30:07 PM

Hi Digger I appreciate your site and the fact you take your time to help others with bottle questions. Can you help me too? I got this bottle while in South Carolina. It is green, stands 8. 50" tall. Embossed in front: MIDLAND HOTEL BIRMINGHAM ~ on the bottles bottom: M 615  S I UGB it is a heavy bottle and dirty with grime. Thanks Patricia Attachment N1: MVC-097S.jpg Attachment N2: MVC-097S.jpg

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From: Joanne Foster gpond. au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 03/14/2006 10:20:20 PM

I recently went to U. K. where my Brother gave me a bottle and as I do family history I am trying to find an origin. It is a green glass bottle with the marble inside. About 21 centemetres high . It is enscribed with the name e E L. Craddock (our family name e . Around the bottom in Winchcombe Has an eel as Trade mark Number on bottom of bottle is 5131 and initials R. C. B. Can you help or might know where I could find out. regards Jo Foster

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From: William

Rocha Sr. 04

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: spider bottle

Date 03/15/2006 12:04:01 AM

I have this four roses pint Amber glass bottle with spider webs and spiders on it. I would like to know more about it if you have any info. on it Thanks

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From: Paul Ripp 000

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Fish Bottle

Date 03/15/2006 3:27:26 AM

Hello  I was wondering if you could tell me something about my Grandpas old Fish Bottle? I remember I liked it when I would visit him as a child so I know its at least 40 years old. While searching on the net I have seen a clear one and a Amber Colored one.  My Grampas fish Bottle is a blue color and has no name e or numbers on it at all.  Here is a picture of it and is in purfect condition.

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From: CHARLENE HEIST eist

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 03/15/2006 12:28:05 PM

I found a pepsi cola bottle it is clear with pepsi cola in raised letters vertically, any idea if its woth anything? thank you c I found a pepsi cola bottle it is clear with pepsi cola in raised letters vertically, any idea if its worth anything? thank you c

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From: Aly kes. fsnet. co. uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 03/15/2006 1:02:34 PM

I I have a lot of items that have been dug up from a building site in Scotland Stone ink pots Glass bottles Glass bottles with marble stopper inside Stone ginger beer bottles Cream pots Stoneware - furniture polish bottles And a lot of other items.  Where would be the best place to get advice and find out if they are worth anything.  I want to sell some of them, but not sure where to start.  Thanks Kind regards Alison weekes

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From: dee queue ns

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: rare cobalt bottle from royal oak, MI

Date 03/15/2006 1:09:41 PM

Hi Digger, I have a bottle abt 8 and 3/4 inches tall. It was found in my family home in Royal Oak (1978), and used to have what appeared to be a glass label on it (with the address of a doctor). It was from a doctor's office in Royal Oak, MI and all that is left is part of a paper label that was below the main label (says Wintergreen). This was in the rafters of a 3 story home. We didn't have the top to it, but a squirrel making himself at home up there kicked it out a few months after the bottle was found. The top has a chip from the commotion, but still fits snugly inside the bottle top (top all glass as well). This is hand blown. The pictures make it look lighter, but this is a very deep blue cobalt color. Anything you could tell me about it would be appreciated. Thanks alot! Diane from Ferndale, Mi

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From: dee queue ns

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle-Rare Cobalt

Date 03/15/2006 1:21:12 PM

Here are 4 pictures of my bottle. I forgot to attach them in my previous email. Thanks! Diane from Ferndale, Mi

 

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From: Jane Evans on

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/15/2006 1:25:25 PM

I have an old lavender glass Hayner Whiskey bottle dated Pat. . Nov. 30, 1897 Troy Ohio. Does it mean this bottle is this old. Can you help me with this please. jane

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From: Print Shop vay. cnyric

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Mineral Water Bottles

Date 03/15/2006 1:48:56 PM

Hello, Would like to know what these bottles would sell for on the open market.  1) Oak Orchards / Acid Springs H. W. Bostwick / Agt. No54 / Broadway, New York Bottom: Glass from F. Hutchins (sp?) Factory / Lockport, NY 2) Vermont Spring / Saxe & Co. / Sheldon, VT Bottles are nice condition.  Thanks for your help.  Regards, Richard

 

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From: Carla Watson ahoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mom's bottle

Date 03/15/2006 2:45:24 PM

My Mom has a bottle that a man wants to buy but she doesn't want to get beat on it. The only info I have found is that it was made in the 1890's. It has a small metal or glass marble in the neck of it and the neck is curved so the marble will only let out a certain amount of liquid. The front has the letters, NATRAJ. The back says, CODDS PATENT BOTTLE EXTRA STRONG GLASS. There is a design on the front of a girl in a circle. It really is hard to tell though. The bottom says made in India and has some type of mark, can't tell what it is. We will appreciate any help. Thank You!!

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From: Debi Dabasinskas r

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Coca Leaf Bottles

Date 03/15/2006 6:56:16 PM

Hi Digger, I'm looking for any old Coca Leaf / Coca Wine /Coca Buton / Coca Leaf Extract Medicine bottles. If you happen to come across any, please let me know.  Thanks in advance.  Regards, Debi Dabasinskas debibulmernet

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From: antony & sonya son co. nz

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: year and value

Date 03/15/2006 7:01:31 PM

hi I was just wondering if you could tell me the year and value of this bottle it says p garnier on it and the cap says on it j & f martell cognac thanks tony

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From: JOHN ABBATE

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Wondering if you can help

Date 03/15/2006 11:37:53 PM

I was given a full bottle of 1958 Sears Irish Whiskey. Is this of value?

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To: a. peck Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 6:4= 1=20 PM

 

Subject: Old pill bottle I have in my possession, an old pill bottle that I am trying to resea rch20 the origin and value of. I wasn't sure if you could help me or not. They a re20 called "The Ensign Pellets", Manufactured by The Ensign Company, 473520 Hawthorne St. Philadelphia, PA The directions on the bottle say: For 20 adults only; 6 pellets every hour for 3 doses. If headaches are persistant or20 recurrent, a physician should be notified. I can't find any kind of date o n20 the bottle. It is a small glass bottle with a cork stopper. It actually ha s20 pills in it. I could send you a picture of it if that would help. Any help 20 would be greatly appreciated. Or perhaps you could guide me in the right20 direction.  Denise Toms, Maryland

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From: Sharpe11556

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Log Cabin Bottle

Date 03/16/2006 5:25:01 AM

We live on the river my husband and I have taken up the hobbie of digging. We found an old dump site and have found numerous old items. We dug up an old Log Cabin bottle, it is Amber and has a picture of an indian imbossed on it. It is in excellent condition and looks as if it had a screwed top. I have looked all over to find out when this bottle is from and what it is worth. Can you help me? Thank you Lynn

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From: Carol Sue Glouser hardee. k12. fl. us

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I have a bottle with R C Reese on it. On the sides and on the bottom it has Wauchula fl. I am from W

Date 03/16/2006 1:27:11 PM

I have a bottle with R C Reese on it. On the sides and on the bottom it has Wauchula fl. I am from Wauchula and was wondering what can of bottle it is. We had a coke plant here when I was young, but that was 40yrs ago.

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From: Ryan Potter 2000

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/16/2006 3:03:58 PM

i found a bottle dated 1940 on the bottom. it stands 8. 25 inches, a screw on cap and has a ann page tomato ketchup label on it, was wondering if it was worth anything? Ryan Potter Ksfarmer_2000

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From: kate lee y_ty

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle(standard perry works)

Date 03/16/2006 4:19:23 PM

hi Digger, I have been visiting your site for long time now and think its great.  I have this old bottle I can find not info on. Amber cylinder bottle  embrossed on front(faintly) STANDARD PERRY WORKS NY  on bottom is embrossed B&R  the seams stop and flare off before lip on neck there is swirlly marks like it was twisted the lip seems to be flared  inclosed is some pictures of it. could not get good picture of front embrossing  thank you , Kathy Lee

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From: Nicole CAMpanile le

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Tiffany and CO whiskey Decanter

Date 03/16/2006 8:28:57 PM

I Had a question, My Husband was working at his job, and a lady had asked him if he wanted this blue box he saw that it had said Tiffany and CO on it He then opened it up and it was a 1776 whiskey Tiffany and CO crystal Decanter, I was just wondering if you would happen to know the value of it. IT is unopened with the label still on it in the blue bag and box . Please If you could help us out.  NIcole

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From: Don ro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottle

Date 03/16/2006 8:53:06 PM

Digger, I found an old bottle last week in our woods. I would like to find out how old it is and if it's worth anything. It is round, clear, and 8 inches tall. I t looks like an old soda bottle. The base is slightly concave, and is embossed around the diameter with " contents 7 FL OZ. " The face is imbossed with the words " MOCANAQUA BOTTLE WORKS, MOCANAQUA, PA. These words are contained within a football style circle. The bottle mold seam goes to the top of the lip. . The neck is 3 inches tall. We would appreciate if you could tell us anything about it. Mocanaqua is a small town on the Susquehanna River in Northeast Pa, and is near where we live. The town was name ed by Pa. Indians. The bottle is in rather nice shape, and only a couple small scratches. Noone around here has ever heard of a bottle works in that town, so it must be pretty old. Thank You Don Nelson

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From: Cilla Rogers rs

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Atwood's Bitters bottle

Date 03/17/2006 3:29:29 AM

Hello. My name e is Cilla Rogers and I have an un-opened bottle of Atwood's Bitters. It has been handed down through my ancestors. I am related to John F. Henry who bought the rights to the bitters from Atwood. I have the legal papers conveying the recipe to him. It still has the paper wrapping tied with a black string. I could send some pictures but, right now I'm in the process of moving and it's packed away. Would you be able to give me some advice if I sent you some photos? Sincerely, Cilla Rogers, DVM

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From: tabynsydsmommyro mommyro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: ask the digger

Date 03/17/2006 9:37:40 AM

Hello, I have recently found this 18th century Union bottle, AM

ethyst (purple) in color w/ two clasped hands surrounded by olive branches and the words "Union" on the front. On the back, a dove or eagle surrounded by olive branches grasping a banner. What might it be worth and what is its origin. It has a pontail mark on the bottom and the seam goes from top to bottom. thank you, Curious in NJ Jesse

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From: Theriophobia

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hip flask-glass/pewter leather? bound

Date 03/17/2006 7:37:11 AM

bought at antique store just curious if you can provide any info. it appears old glass screw top silver shot/cup leather picture of bull matador? dont have it in front of me was given to somebody. Sorry cant provide more detail photos-is it even worth anything when was this probably made. Any info/best guesses /good news or bad will be greatly appreciated.

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From: MARGARET COULL coullernet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/17/2006 2:04:25 PM

dear digger, I have a bottle, which I believe came off the SS Politician during World War Two. It is roughly the size of a modern day half bottle of whisky. It is brown coloured and near the neck, the inscription reads, Federal Law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. At the bottom of the bottle, it says Exporters, Hudson Bay Company, Edinburgh, Scotland. I would appreciate, any information you can give me. Yours in anticipation, Margaret Coull.

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From: Debbie Earle ticTo: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/17/2006 2:06:10 PM

My name e is Debby and I was wondering if you have ever heard of a popBarr's soda bottle. A husband and wife team from Hardwick Vermont from 1900's to 1950 + or -. I have had this bottle at a flea Market for $100. 00. Of coarse all dealer have tried to get this bottle for nothing. Any ideas would be appreciated.  Thank - you Debby Earle

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From: Cheryl and Steve lespienet. au

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: white antique bottle

Date 03/17/2006 11:15:05 PM

Hello I have a very, very old white bottle with the words HARTWIG KANTOROWIOZ ON IT and the other words are POSEN HAMBURG PARIS set out as I have typed them.  I am looking for information this bottle and if you want I can email some photos to you. Thanks for your time Cheryl

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From: suurenbroek

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/18/2006 4:59:09 AM

Hi I have a brandy decanter which is full and still sealed. I am sure that the decanter is silver plated, it is getting a bit tarnished. On the bottom of the decanter there is an inscription that reads distillerie buton Bolongna Italia casa fondata 1820 plus another insignia. On the label it says Vecchia Romagna.  Could you give me any info on this including its value.  Regards Karen

Here's the Story Buton decanter

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From: ROX1209

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: WONDER BUBBLES

Date 03/18/2006 12:50:59 AM

I wonder if you can help me identify a bottle my husband and daughter found. Its approx. 3-4 inches tall, clear glass, three seam s, I think its a tooled with an applied ring lip. At the top of neck on both sides, in script writing it has Wonder Bubbles. Can you tell me the age of this bottle?

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From: CloudEmomma

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Trash ? Junk ?

Date 03/18/2006 6:57:46 AM

Hello Sir, I was wondering if this is junk? I wanted to sell this ? this bottle reads vancouver canada, vol ?

 

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From: Robert & Michelle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 03/18/2006 4:49:04 PM

Hello Ive got a 2 quart "Poland Water, Natural Mineral Spring Water" bottle at my house I found. The stickers are in very good shape and the bottle is see through green. The amazing thing is that is has been register in 1885. The stickers are in excellent shape for how old it is. It has a great deal of seals on it depicting Poland Mineral Spring Water and has a "$500. 00 reward for evidence which secures conviction of any person for refilling bottles bearing our trademark or for selling as poland water any water not from poland spring" The bottle says that it is from South Poland ME U. S. A and a signature is signed Hiram Ricker & Sons. If you have any more questions about the bottle please feel free to ask. If you could let me know about what it is worth it would be MUCh appreciated. Thank You Ricky

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From: Evelyn 64on

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: collection of old bottles

Date 03/18/2006 5:53:23 PM

I have inherited a collection of old bottles and insulators from my father.Some of what I have include the following: McMonagle and Rogers Premium Fruit Flavors, Middletown, NY Imported Bay Rum for the Toilet and Bath Distilled from the bay leaves imported and bottled by Gimbel Brothers, New York, Paris, Philadelphia (paper label) Citrate of Magnesia with glass/wire/cork stopper Cray Bros New Canaan, Conn. "This bottle not to be sold" with a intertwined C and B Green "Three in One" Oil 3. in. one Oil Co.  Pale Green Jacob Ruppert Brewer, New York 1 Aqua Hemingray insulator Patented 1983 1 insulator W Brookfield, New York Is there any information you could give me about any of them or tell me a good source of information? I am a novice an would like to find out more about the collection I now have. My father was not a serious collector, he only brought home things that appealed to him. Thank you in advance for any information you can give me.  Sincerely, Evelyn Redmond

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From: Catalano . Sinatra  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/18/2006 7:25:03 PM

Hi  I found a green bottle which reads on the bottom "BOTTLE MADE IN SCOTLAND". Do you have any info on it. Thankyou Paulette C.

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From: chnova1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/18/2006 8:47:09 PM

hello, my son found a bottle in the back yard, it reads, Raw Coughs trade mark it also say bottle made in usa. no more writting on it it is a cork style bottle, what do you know about this bottle thanks.  

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From: kris kuhn

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: German Stoneware Mineralbrunnen bottle

Date 03/18/2006 9:51:12 PM

We have uncovered a clay stoneware bottle with this inscription stamped on it - Rhenser Mineralbrunnen Rhensa Rheim Can you give us any information? mkuhn4

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From: Tony Moller comcast

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: !st Kummel Bear style Applied Face.

Date 03/18/2006 10:39:25 PM

Dear Digger, I have a Figural Bear bottle. And from what I understand the Stlye is "Kummel Russia " This bottle is highly detailed with fur embossing and the face was made as a second peice and applied to the body of the bottle The bear has a heart pendant and is sitting on. It is much more lifelike then the Kummel bears of later, they are much cruder. The color is like a Black amethyst glass but almost has smokey grey undertone. It is on a base with a large pontil . I received this as a painted lamp,

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From: Lora Shoffstall n

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Can you tell me about a bottle?

Date 03/19/2006 2:06:35 AM

Hello: I found a rather large, brown bottle with the word "Kennedy's" on it. There's no other wording on the bottle. It doesn't seem to be anything like the Dr. Kennedy's medicine bottles I've seen pictures of on the internet. This bottle looks like a round whiskey bottle. It's 12 inches tall. There's a large number on the bottom that says "314. " It's a two-seam bottle with irregularities. The lip of the bottle looks like your pictures of the "applied double collar". Any ideas what this bottle was for or what it might be worth? Let me know.  Thanks, Lora and Matthew Hesser

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From: Linda r

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Looking for.

Date 03/19/2006 12:45:41 PM

would you happen to have or know where I may possibly locate a Cyrus Noble - "Mine Series" full size bourbon bottle? I need the 1st bottle in the series "The Miner" (depicting John Coleman) Haas brothers was the manufacturer, 1971 to 1980.  Thank you for any info you can provide! Linda Sartin

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From: Gordon White rosslink

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Jesse Moore-Hunt Co.

Date 03/19/2006 1:09:57 PM

Digger: I'll be glad to send my Jesse Moore history to your correspondents who are asking about the company - Gordon White

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From: shado50o: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wooden 1926 Seagram

s bottle

Date 03/19/2006 2:08:32 PM

Hi Digger I have a wooden Seagram

s whiskey bottle with a original 1926 seal on the top of the bottle. The bottle is the same size as a standard Seagram s bottle and is split in half with a secret compartment inside. I have no idea of it's value and have never seen anything like it. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Larry Butcher Depew NY

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From: TonyC61565

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: The American Medical Spirits Co. 1932

Date 03/19/2006 9:12:15 AM

Hi Digger, I have come across 18 Bottles of "Special Old Reserve" Made:1917 Bottled:1932 HARRY E. WILKENS Ditillery No. 368 Kentucky These Bottles are still sealed, and each has an individual green box bearing the same label as the bottle.  My question is are they worth anything? and if so where do you go to sell such an item? Tony Cipriani

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From: YoungsWW

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cedar Brook Whiskey

Date 03/19/2006 11:05:33 AM

Digger, I have a pint of Cedar Brook Whiskey bottled in "Spring 1917". It is unopened. It is in it's original box. The seal is broken but in the box. Value?? Thanks a lot. John Young

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From: cody watkins ins14

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: need help

Date 03/19/2006 4:21:29 PM

I have an old Biedenharn bottle made between 1894 and 1905 . Im trying to find out how much it is can u help me. Its 9'' tall and 2 1/2'' wide . on the side the line stops before the lip. ill try and send a pic.  

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From: Karen Bassler hoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Lemke's Stomach Drops bottle

Date 03/19/2006 4:41:05 PM

I have a 6" tall, 1' diameter clear bottle with "Dr. Lemke's Stomach Drops" embossed around the shoulder. The mold seam does not extend through the lip. No other markings on the bottle. I'm wondering about the age of the bottle, and where it was manufactured. Thanks, Karen

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From: nhooverTo: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Carters Inx Bottles

Date 03/19/2006 6:05:10 PM

I have a pair of Mr. & Mrs. Carter’s Inx Bottles—ceramic, the heads have cork that closes the bottles. Both of them have a red, circular stamp on the bottom that says “Made in Germany” and they both have Pat’d Jan. ??????? (the rest is smeared and worn off and I can’t read it) printed vertically in black ink. I know that after the war broke out they were made in the United States. I am looking to find out if all of the bottles that were made in Germany were stamped the same way. I have seen the same pair on ebay, but the markings on the bottom are different—the “Made in Germany” is not in a circular red stamp—but instead is printed in black ink vertically. Is there a way to be sure that the pair in question was actually “Made in Germany”

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From: The Smyths ndnet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Medicinal Whiskey

Date 03/19/2006 7:15:16 PM

Dear Digger, I have a pint bottle of 100 proof Paul Jones whiskey for medicinal purposes bottled in 1928 by Frankfort distilleries, Louisville KY. . It is in the original box. It was never opened and the seal is intact. Could you tell me what the value might be and if there are any collectors who might be interested. Any information you can give will be greatly appreciated. I have pictures if that would be of help. Thanking you in advance.  Sincerely, Robert Smyth  

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From: Beckycrocker2952

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Whittemore Boston USA Aqua Bottle

Date 03/19/2006 3:19:13 PM

Hi, I have an aqua Whittemore Boston USA bottle. It is 5 1/2 inches tall. I see on your question board that it is a shoe polish bottle. On another site on Ebay they say it is a 1880 medicine bottle. Which do you believe it is? Thanks Becky Whittemore

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From: Demecia Lewis ewis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi

Date 03/19/2006 8:27:12 PM

hi a lady auctioned her grandmothers hand blowned wine glasses on ebay she doesnt know anything about them its a set of 6 all 6 different colors some have a few bubbles in them are they of any great value?

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From: Demecia Lewis ewis

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: hi

Date 03/19/2006 8:31:02 PM

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. hi a lady auctioned her grandmothers hand blowned wine glasses on ebay she doesn't know anything about them its a set of 5 all different colors some have a few bubbles in them one has a line in it that you can feel but not see are they of any great value?

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From: Sheila Miller mail

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/19/2006 9:59:47 PM

I have an old clear glass bottle. It reads JUICE on one side and WATER on the other side with a 3 cup mark. It had a lid that partially read Mu . . .Apple Capital USA. Could you please help me identify it? Thank You

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From: James Bilyeu  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: horton converse bottle

Date 03/19/2006 10:10:26 PM

Dear sir, I have recently acquired a 5 and 1/4 inch Horton and converse emerald green. While doing some investigating, I noticed that someone else had asked you the value and commoness of their bottle but they did not publish the answer. If you have the time could you let me know something about the bottle? Thankyou for your time!

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From: Steve  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hund & Eger Coin

Date 03/20/2006 12:51:35 AM

Greetings, My name e is Steve Castillo, and my girlfriend and I have been going crazy looking for information on a coin she has. It is from the Hund & Eger Bottling company, with little or no history. It has a few significant marks on it that have us rather curious. On one side there is a picture of George Herman Ruth with his birth and death dates. On the back it is printed with the Hund & Egar Pure Soda Water. Above this mark is a statement " Good Luck Coin. " If there is any information you could help us with we would sure appreciate it. We know it was her great grandfathers. He resided in St. Joseph, Mo. We will try to send a picture as soon as we can.  Thanks, Steve

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From: Wandatls

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 03/20/2006 2:52:08 AM

I just I just e-mailed you regarding the 1-B-1656 bottle General wshington I sent without asking you the question? sorry- Is this bottle old? and does it have any value?Who made it?? thanKS WANDA Wanda R. Butner

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From: Wandatls

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 03/20/2006 2:54:03 AM

Hi I have an old bottle that has a picture of General Washington- 3 stars on each side of the picuture of Washington -printed GENERAL over the top of his head and WASHINGTON under his print. The stars form a circle around the bottle with-10 STARS ON TOP OF THE eagle 11 STARS UNDER THE EAGLE- Bottle has seams on the two sides. APPEARS TO BE MOLDED WITH THE SEAM TO THE TOP RIM- The stars and pictures are raised- and clear glass - THE BOTTLE IS ROUGH TEXTURE WITH A CAP WHIcH IS RUSTED WITH AN IMPRINT OF OR OUTLINE OF A STAR IN BLUE INK. ROUND BOTTOM SLIMMING TO TO SMALL TOP- The bottom is clear except for numbering and a circle with twp rows od small raised dots then a clear edge where it appears to meet the textured body of the bottle. The bottom is numbered 1-b-1656 70 G A 5A IT IS ROUGH TEXTURE Can you tell me if it is old or has any vlue and who made it??? thanks wanda  Wanda R. Butner

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From: DONALD COLLINS 26

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date 03/20/2006 12:34:21 PM

I have a 4/5 quart, brown bottle embossed with "Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" and " AA" surrounded with flourishes. The bottom has: 1st line. . D9 2nd line. . 68 (6 sided mark) 50 3rd line. . M-25B28 4th line. DES PAT 128624 It is undamaged. A picture is attached. Could you give me the age, rarity, value and history.  Thanks. Edith Collins

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From: Daran Rubin pshq

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/20/2006 1:33:58 PM

Digger, I found 10 bottles in Grandpas basement...unopened.... made in 1935 bottles in 1941 Mount Vernon Straight Rye Whiskey 100 proof.  I attached a photo.  It smells OK...is it? Is it worth keeping? I also have some old Rock and Rye...what about that? Daran drubinq

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From: William

S. Lusk  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Consolidated Fruit Jar Company . New York

Date 03/20/2006 2:52:51 PM

Digger, Enclosed are four photos of the same White Milk Glass Top which is approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter and approximately 3/16 of an inch thick. It is embosed "Consolidated Fruit Jar Company . New York" on the top and the letter "Y" in the center of the back side. It appears to be in excellant condition. It may have never been used due to a casting flaw that appears to have been caused by a foreign object in the mold at the time of casting. There is also a small chip in the 'flash' where the material attempted to flow between the two piece mold. I would be interested in approximately when, where, and by whom it was manufactured and what value, if any, it might have. I will be looking forward to reading your response on your website.  Respectfully, Wm Lusk

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From: Terry Goodwin huff

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Short and simple

Date 03/20/2006 3:44:03 PM

Do liquor bottles have more value if unopened? does the liquor age or just go bad? Thanks alot Terry Goodwin

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From: lisa anderson  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Ball Jar

Date 03/20/2006 3:47:56 PM

we have found a broken ball jar at an old stage stop in texas we believe that the site is about 1850 -1870 but we are trying to get it pinned down the front has ball stamp on it and on the bottom it has 8-626 has a screw can you help us

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From: Thawkns

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Seagram's Seven Crown

Date 03/20/2006 12:24:37 PM

Where would I go to find the Calorie or sugar content for Seagram's Seven Crown.

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From: Westleyperk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: carbonal bottle

Date 03/20/2006 12:27:17 PM

Hi i have a bottle that says carbonal and below it says necessary as soap would you know anything about it how old , its worth? Thanks . I just found out i have an old bottle dump in my back yard lots and lots of interesting bottles.

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From: JOHN ROGERS  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I w harper

Date 03/21/2006 1:57:40 AM

ok a friend of mine has an old bottle is I. w harper kentucky straight bourbon whiskey 100 proof bottle is sealed made in fall of 1950 and bottled in fall of 1955 with 2 gold rim shotglasses bottle is stamped in glass (federal law forbid sale or reuse of this bottle) it's a one pint bottle. . any clue to what it may be worth...and thanks

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From: Rosebud11061

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 03/21/2006 2:37:54 AM

years ago I used it dig for bottles at an old dump site in newark Nj before they put a large building on the property so they had dug way down to put the building up I have tons of old bottles...how do I weed out the good from the bad? im assuming I should start with anything that has raised lettering to keep those? and possibly throw out the ones that have nothing on them? I have cases of these bottles. . I need help!!!!! thanks rose walters

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From: D Hancock inds

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: dandy fruit jar

Date 03/21/2006 11:15:45 AM

Digger.... I found this old jar while digging through an old dump, inside of a pail of tar...After we cleaned it up we could see its words...It reads Trademark The Dandy.... it is a pint size.... Amber colored What can you tell me about this jar.... and its value.  Thank you for your time, Dennis Hancock

 

   

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From: D Hancock inds

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Emailing: P3180014, P3180016, P3180020

Date 03/21/2006 11:24:33 AM

Digger.... In our diggings we found this very crude, pontiled bottle.... no writing or embossing.... swirled markings and bubbles. . What can you tell me about this bottle and its value? Thank you for your time, Dennis Hancock magnoliawinds

 

 

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From: Gaylon M Chambers s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: buck brand soda water

Date 03/21/2006 3:04:44 PM

I have a buck brand soda water bottle the labeling is all in the glass not painted or printed. It is a 6. 5 oz bottle made in San Antonio, Texas. On bottom it has CC. The buck head faces straight forward. Please help. reccie

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From: jerm97222ro ro

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sqaure cobalt blue owl drug bottle

Date 03/21/2006 3:39:36 PM

Hello, Digger I have many owl bottles in my collection, I've recently acquired this little beauty, but I am having a hard time finding another like it. Is this owl rare? It was made by the Whitall Tatum co. some where's in the 1895 to 1910 era, as it is embossed on the bottom w W. T. Co. I have a few of the different sized triangle shape poison bottle's, and I know value on those but this 6in bottle has got me stumped! The only info I could find on him was off the Governments website bureau of land management. Can you help me find rarity of this particular bottle?It does not have the word's the owl drug co embossed on the bottle just the initials across the pestle. thank you for your time. Jeremy

Great bottle! You have an Owl Drug bottle, possibly a poison but more likely a chemical bottle. Western Collectors love these and they command a big price sometimes $400-600. Here's more about the company. Whitall Tatum Company

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From: Cookie ohills

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle infro

Date 03/21/2006 4:55:24 PM

Digger I have been given a brown bottle oval in shape with a diamond check design with crest sign on front and words at top reading "federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle". On the bottom of bottle it reads ' continental distilling co Philadelphia Pa. Pat 015 a triangle shape 91623 12 6 I was told this may be from the 1800's maybe you can be of help to find if this is really of any value. When I rec'd it In washing it I found that all the matter in which I thought was just muck turned out to be mud and a Skelton of a mouse. Thanks for your time

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From: joann/dave ocket

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: one of those again

Date 03/21/2006 5:02:07 PM

do you not remark on a questions you don't know?

Subject: Re: one of those again  If you are referring to the web site "Questions" then I usually try to research them but it has gotten away from me since there are literally thousands of them. I retired from my full time job hope to devote an increased amount of time to answering the unanswered questions and usually if I do not know or cannot find out, I say so.  What you see are simply the unanswered (5000-6000) questions I have not gotten to yet.  Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: Crystal Mason n

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca Cola Bottle

Date 03/21/2006 5:29:11 PM

Hi Digger: We have found a Coca Cola Bottle and was wondering what you could tell us about it.  I would call it a straight sided bottle.  Back side the embossing is just below the neck along the shoulder it says: Coca Cola (in script) Trademark Registered Front side the embossing is just like the back side, below that in a circular design: Ellis County (Curved Like The Top Half Of A Circle) Bottling Works (Written Straight) Waxahachie, Texas (Curved Like The Bottom Half Of A Circle) Bottom of bottle: There is a letter "K" or that's what it looks like when holding the bottle with what I call the front side in my left hand and tilt it up to read the bottom.  I hope this is enough info. I will try to get a picture to you as soon as I can.  Thanks so much, Crystal (Chris) Mason

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From: HENLEYW860

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1961 Crown Royal Bottle

Date 03/21/2006 1:32:45 PM

Dear Digger, Some friends of mine found a bottle in their fathers attic, it is a 1961 Crown Royal bottle still full, never opened and is still in the purple bag. They were wondering if it was worth anything? Thanks for any help you can give me too pass along to them.  ~~*Wendy*~~

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From: Shia Ceallach od3679

To: JAOk20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Virginia Dare Root Beer Insta-ade bottle

Date 03/21/2006 6:56:38 PM

Hi! I have been wandering through your website for the last few hours. I'm not really a bottle collector myself for value per se, but occasionally I'll run across a bottle that strikes me as special because of the color, design, or label. So I like to see what other collectors have on their sites.  I was startled to see in one of your answers pages a description very similar to my own bottle that I am quite fond of. I believe this one was posted in March 2002. Someday I shall get through all the links then come back to see updates, but that's where I left off at. The post reads as such: Dear Sir: Recently I have been digging on some property that has been in my mothers side of our family since the 1890s. Today I found a bottle that stands 4 inches high. On the bottom are the words: "Insist on Virginia Dares Flavors" PAT'D...there is a "6" over the "I" in the word, "Virginia. " One interesting thing is that the V in Virginia looks like our modern day ribbon symbol such as red ribbons. On a side reads, "1 1/2 FL OZS and there is a crackled pattern on the sides, and the most interesting thing to me, four indentations one on each "side" of this little bottle. Now I don't believe the bottle is very old due to what looks like a screw on cap. This bottle is in perfect condition but of course the cap was nowhere to be found. I am in hopes that this bottle is as old as I am , I'm 41, and any information you could send me on the age of the bottle, any potential value estimate and exactly what came in this little bottle back when it was new would be greatly appreciated. I have older bottles than this and am a new collector, but I really find this little clear bottle interesting due to its' peculiar shape. Thank you for your time. Cordially, Tom Haberthaler Charleston, SC Your bottle likely contained Little Brown Jug FOOD-FLAVORING EXTRACTS CONTAINING NO SUGAR OR SIRUP. FIRST USE: 1924. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1924. VIRGINIA DARE EXTRACT CO. , INC. BROOKLYN NY. THE MARK PRESENTED IS THE NAME E OF A DECEASED HISTORICAL CELEBRITY. Digger The only difference from this gentlemans description and my own is the color. Mine is a very dark color. I do have the cap and half of the bottles content is still sealed. My cap claims it was Root Beer Instant-Ade. I'm not really interested in its cash value- was never the reason I picked it up from a shop in Michigan anyway. But this gentleman was right- the shape is very interesting.  Shia Ceallach

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From: DDavidD74

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 03/21/2006 2:09:44 PM

I'm a construction worker on the east coast , I'm a super for a company doing a streetscape in Lewes De. I' ve always found old bottles and railroad insulators but this bottle really stuck out to me . It's about 10'' tall no markings , 2 seams going up both sides and at the top no seams . Half way up it go'es to the neck and has 2 rings . I work with some old treasure hunters they say it's an old rum bottle . I'm not sure. 50' away a guy found a gold piece with the date 1632 on it. Lewes was settled in 1631 and plenty of pirates have been knowed of stopped there and the British threw plenty of cannon balls in 1812. An info would be nice.

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From: David aine

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: florida water

Date 03/21/2006 9:47:51 PM

I have an old florida water bottle. It is molded, seem stops before the top. Top gets narrower toward the end, embossed FLORIDA WATER down the side, bottom is flat, smooth with one bubble, and sort of natural looking circles that look like they were formed during manufacture. Neck of bottle is almost half the bottle length. How old, How much, What is it?

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To:jaok20@bottlebooks.com] Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 4:00 AM

From: Cilla Rogers llarogers

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 2:29 AM

Subject: Atwood's Bitters bottle Hello. My name e is Cilla Rogers and I have an un-opened bottle of Atwood's Bitters. It has been handed down through my ancestors. I am related to John F. Henry who bought the rights to the bitters from Atwood. I have the legal papers conveying the recipe to him. It still has the paper wrapping tied with a black string. I could send some pictures but, right now I'm in the process of moving and it's packed away. Would you be able to give me some advice if I sent you some photos? Sincerely, Cilla Rogers, DVM

To: Cilla Rogers

Subject: Re: Atwood's Bitters bottle I certainly could. I am interested in any info about John F. Henry...he produced many other products as well. When you get settled after moving send me a picture and if possible a scan of the papers and I wll send you when information I have about both the Atwoods and Mr. Henry's opther activities. I think I even have another bottle with his name e on it. . from the 1870s. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger

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From: John Corner

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rifle shaped wine bottle (1978)

Date 04/21/2006 10:51:15 PM

Digger, I hate to bother you with this question but I know absolutely nothing about wine. About 8 years ago a relative was moving and gave me this bottle which is shaped like a rifle. You can tell that the bottle is full and never been opened. The label reads "Casa Vento Chianti" vintage 1978 and the label around the cork reads "Italia Marchio Nazionale". It is a very cool looking bottle of wine, but I have absolutely no clue what it is worth, if anything.. Thank You

Here's the Story Vento Bottles

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From: Steve  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 3 bottles

Date 03/22/2006 1:09:55 AM

Digger,  I have 3 bottles that I wanted to ask you about. The first bottle I found AM

ong the lava rocks on a mountain in Oregon. It is a 3 peice molded bottle with the top hand bolwn onto it as you can see in the pictures I am sending. I would like to know what information you can give me about this bottle and the worth of all of them.  The next bottle that I wanted you to assay is this one my wife found. It has visible makings of 60 mil and 50 mil on the side and on the bottom it is marked 1845. The seam on this bottle runs the entire length of the bottle and the color is a brown with rainbow color when you look a little closer on it. The final bottle I wanted to know about appears to be a whiskey bottle made in Glascow Scotland. The bottom of the bottle says made in the United Kingdom, around the base of the bottle is says WM TEACHER & SONS LTD GLASCOW. On the side at the shoulder of the bottle it says "Federal law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle". This bottle also has a seam running the entire length of the bottle, from the base to the lip. Both of the larger bottles have several air bubbles inside the glass. And the latter bottle was found at the site of an old Mill in Idaho. I have other bottles to ask you about, but do not want to take up all of your time in one setting. If you have any further questions about these bottles,  I will give you any further information that you may require. Thank you for your help in helping me to solve some of the questions that I have had for several years. Steve Oregon bottle with blown lip Oregon bottle with 52 on the base Oregon bottle with visible seams running 60 Mil bottle bottom 60 Mil bottle top and side 60 Mil bottle full side veiw WM Teacher & Sons LTD bottom veiw WM Teacher & Sons LTD side veiw Steve Henrick

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From: jmcreillyli. co. uk

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BELL-SHAPED BOTTLE

Date 03/22/2006 8:00:43 AM

Hi. I have an unusual shaped bottle and I'd like to know more about it.  I'm attaching a photograph. It measures 6 1/2 cm in height and appears to be covered in a dark lacquer? Any help would be appreciated. Regards Jacquie Reilly

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From: Michelle Jackson jacksonn

To: JAOk20@bOTTLEBOOKS.COM

Subject: Just an Ask for help

Date 03/22/2006 11:11:28 AM

Good Morning, I am a history major at Furman University in South Carolina. I am researching medicine bottles (circa 1840-1850) for a project that I am working on for the History museum of the Ucountry. Your site has been very helpful in teaching me the ins and outs of antique bottles. I do have one question: Could you point me in the direction, of where to find out how bottle labels( if any) were applied in the 1840-1850s and what the bottles were sealed with, i. e cork, wax etc.  Also, the museum is interested in purchasing 3 or 4 bottles, and would like an estimate of how much this would cost.  I appreciate your time and assistance on this! Any help would be great! Michelle jackson

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From: WhitetailFantasy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Question and pic of an R4 Jug/Bottle.

Date 03/22/2006 7:50:27 AM

Can you please help me with a little info and pricing on this jug/bottle. It is approx. 10" tall and 6" round with a town tone tan and brown design. It has a stamped area on the side stating "Federal Law Forbids The Sale Or Re-Use Of This Bottle" along with R 4 underneath that. The stamp is located in the tan area under the handles base. There are two very small nicks on the under side of the spout and no other writings and/or markings anywhere. I would appreciate your help in any way and would like to thank you very much for the availability of your site and information.  J. W. - Illinois

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From: Nick McAuliffe eallymcauliffe. ie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Large Selection of old Irish Beer & Leomonade bottles for sale.

Date 03/22/2006 2:35:40 PM

Hi, I am looking to sell a varied selection of old Irish Beer and Lemonade bottles that I have in storage. They date from late 1800's and vary in size, type, colour, and many have the name es of pub or supplier family name es embossed on them. They were bought directly from an old bottling warehouse which burnt down some years ago and many of the bottles are still in their original wooden crates.  Unfortunately I am in Ireland and I think you are in the U. S. but if they are of interest and you think there is a market I am sure we can arrange the shipping. The more I send over the cheaper it will be I'm sure.  I have some photos and can get plenty more if you wish. Feel free to ask for more detail.  Regards Nick

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From: gwen metzger  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/22/2006 6:01:34 PM

I found in a hidden false bottom of a cabinet a full bottle of Clarke's Pure Rye whiskey? it doesn't say whiskey on the bottle but the label states 100 proof and it also has for family and medicinal use . it is still corked and has label and is full of whatever it is. It is a pint bottle, I found a newspaper beside it the newspaper was dated november 7 1933. I would like to know if it is worth anything and what I can do with it. thanks  laverne metzger

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From: BabySmokesMAM

a

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 03/22/2006 2:09:52 PM

i have a clear glass bottle that says "st paul bottling co" in an arch and st paul in a straight line under that near the bottom of the bottle it says "this bottle not to be sold" and on the bottom of the bottle it says 1924. it is an 8 fl. oz bottle it is 8 inches tall and has no damage. could you let me know if it is worth anything? thank you for your help I have looked all over the internet and cannot find anything on this bottle

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From: todd. lewis s

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Hygeia baby bottle

Date 03/22/2006 8:03:14 PM

I found a clear 5 1/2 inch baby bottle with Hygeia stamped on the bottom with the 1894 patent on the bottom and the patent 1916 on the top. The bottle has a continuous seam . The glass is clear with a few bubbles. Is it worth anything? Angie Lewis


Circa 1904

The Hygeia Nursing bottle was patented in 1894 and in 1916.  the story was that the Hygeia bottle was invented by a doctor whose own baby was sick by one Dr. Wm. More Decker.  Earlier designs were often difficult to clean and so he claimed, probably accurately that they were responsible for many baby illnesses or deaths. the comapny was located in Buffalo, New York.  Your bottle is very common, unless of course you have one with box and original nipple.  Value plain $8-10.  Digger

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From: LUBY PETTIGREW c

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/22/2006 8:03:31 PM

christian brother's brandy tricential (1680 1980) serial no. y1433 80 proof 750ml original bottle(unopen) bag, box, glass crook

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From: D  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Answer to Question

Date 03/22/2006 9:26:39 PM

Dear Digger, In response to a question posted on your site. February 2003 Questions Ask Digger

From: Union Girl

To: Digger

Subject: Wine Decanter?

Date 01-02-2003 Dear Digger, Recently a neighbor gifted me with one of the most unique bottles I've ever seen. She told me she bought it around 25 years ago from Tiara. It's supposed to be hand blown. There are no stampings and the corks in it were added a few years ago. She said she paid $200 for it. Can you tell me any history about it?; what it may be worth now? Thanks for your help I can't tell you anything specific. I can guess that it is European. I have seen numerous items like it and had a number of questions about similar pieces. My guess is you put ice into one part and wine or your drink into the other part. Digger.  I am ALMOST postive, this is a Princess House wine decanter. My mother had one. She got her's sometime in the 1970's. You are correct when you guessed the ice goes on the one part & the wine in the other. I am positive my mother did NOT spend $200. 00 on her bottle.  Happy Diggin' Denise

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From: Moyemont ntkynet

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: unkown bottle

Date 03/22/2006 9:59:02 PM

I have a bottle that is 7 inches high and 3. 75 inches wide the cap is a metal alloy and the glass bottle is encased in wicker the bottle is looks like green glass I found it in a old house in the wall. its in very good shape and just want to know around what year maybe it was from and if its worth anything thank you for your time and knowledge

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From: Gail Mullins

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: vodka bottles

Date 03/22/2006 10:05:07 PM

i have lots of bottles but te 2 that I need some information on are dark eyes vodka bottles a cobolt blue there is a partial sticker on it excise and so, ething tax and it was bottled by the clear springs distilling company in clermont ky. its a decorative bottle but a vodka bottle I have had for 20 something years and I bought it at a garage sell that many years ago any kind of info would sure help me I can not find anything at all on this  thanks gail glmullins net

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From: Wes Westgarde ulkley

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Kennedy bottle

Date 03/22/2006 11:08:30 PM

Hi, I have a beer bottle from kennedy's 1st brewery. The bottle is formed from a wooden mold, the base has been finished after molding. Could you please help me out with any information you might have or where I might receive clues as to if the bottle may be of some worth. Thank you for your time.  Regards Wes Westgarde Westgarde Enterprises Ltd

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From: vicki barker 9

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Coca-cola bottle

Date 03/22/2006 11:49:53 PM

Several years ago, my husband found a 6. 5 fl. oz. returnable Coca-Cola bottle. The bottle has never been opened & has a metal cap. That in itself isn't that unusual but what makes this bottle unique is the bottle top. It's a Dr. Pepper bottle cap. Would this have any value to a collector?

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From: Michelle Jackson jacksonn

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Just an Ask for help

Date 03/23/2006 10:19:33 AM

Good morning! Thank you for your quick and helpful reply. I forwarded your response to my supervisor and she will get back to me. Hopefully we can discuss the possibility of donation. I am looking into getting your book from the library loan. Thank you for your help, Michelle

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From: pwartinger

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle of Kentucky Whiskey

Date 03/23/2006 12:22:14 PM

Embossing on bottom of bottle: LIQUOR BOTTLE 69 5 Height: Just under 10 inches Base: Smooth Color: Brown Condition: Excellent, Unopened bottle, with Internal Revenue stamp over top of bottle, also a box in good condition.  Can you tell me if this bottle is worth anything? We would also like to know about the age and history and whose's name e is signed on the tag. We aren't able to read the name e. We've done a lot of looking on the internet and haven't been able to find anything...Your help is much appreciated! Cheryl Wartinger

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From: Lynda Ketron on

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/23/2006 1:28:22 PM

My husband has an old bottle, approx. 14" by 12". It has a mining scene with prisoners and a railroad in it. There doesn't appear to be any markings on it, but his family told him that they think it is from the 1930's. We can't find any info on it.

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From: Michelle Jackson jacksonn

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Just an Ask for help

Date 03/23/2006 2:06:34 PM

I spoke with my supervisor, Debbie, and she is delighted with your help. We are looking for medicine and toiletry bottles that would have been sold in SC in the 1850s. I dont think condition is a huge problem, as long as they look like a bottle! You mentioned the possibility of a donation, is this still a feasible? (we would credit you in the museum of course) If not, maybe you can direct us to a place to purchase (for a relatively low price) some bottles.  thank you for all your assistance! Michelle Jackson

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From: Carol A Peterson  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Rawleighs liquid creAM

shAM

poo bottle

Date 03/23/2006 5:30:30 PM

Hi Digger, I have found a cache of old bottles and I am hoping you can help me gather more info about them.  One is a clear glass (screw top) bottle with markings on the front. The markings say "Liquid Cream Shampoo" and include bubbles for a design. The label of W. T Rawleigh Co. in Freeport is also on the front. Can you tell me more about the bottle? Another says "Little Bo Peep" on it- also clear glass.  The others I would have to photograph and send if you don't mind.  Also, do you have any tricks on how to get the bottles clean? They have been buried for decades and have lots of organic matter inside that is hard to get out.  Thanks! Carol Peterson "In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins...not through strength, but through persistence. "

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From: SherryMcdaniel37

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old mason jar

Date 03/23/2006 3:18:49 PM

Hi my name e is sherry. My husband found an old root mason jar. its aqua in color, about 9" tall, Has root mason on side of jar , just a little smaller on the top than bottom. has an a with a circle around it. its in fairly good condition I would like to know the value, how old and rare it is and a little history about it. Thanks Sherry Mcdaniel Calhoun, Georgia

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From: Billie Lou p

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Cel-Ton-SA

Date 03/23/2006 9:49:44 PM

Cel-Ton-Sa bottle question: They indicated in a letter, December 19, 1935 that they had been supplying "Medicine Shows" for over 15 years. Many of these companies also sold to drug stores. attaching a letter head. Billie Schuller

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From: jgroff7ro et

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/24/2006 12:32:11 PM

I have four glass bottles one says friendship, courage, liberty and the last, horn of plenty. each of them are different in color and all have pictures on them with the name es. they have a round top that sits on top of the bottle itself as a top. does this sound familiar to you, if so, what were they for? Jennifer

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From: Natalia pc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Unique bottle. Help?!

Date 03/24/2006 5:33:27 PM

March 24th, 2006 Dear Digger Odell, Hope you are doing well and finding out lots of life's bottle mysteries. I work at a library and one of our patrons wants a price check on a three sided cobalt blue bottle. It was patented on April 10th, 1894 and stamped AJ White from N. Y. The bottle is also stamped Luxal or Luxor.  Please Help!!! Sincerely, Natalia The John C. Fremont Library

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From: Chrystiane Murphy hy

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Glass House

Date 03/24/2006 5:34:11 PM

Hello:  A couple of years ago I purchased a white, milk glass style, bottle. One side has a raised picture of Ben Franklin and above picture it says "Benjamin Franklin". On the other side it says "Glass House" with a 1888 date below the and a picture of what looks like a factory (bldg. has a chimney). Below the bldg. it says "Wheaton, Millville, NJ". I can't read what's printed underneath the bottle. Can you tell me how old this bottle is? thanks. Chrys

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From: James hornback ck

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date 03/24/2006 8:21:50 PM

hi there my Father bought and old whiskey bottle which has a spiderweb on it , do you know what it might be worth. thanks James

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From: pascottnc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/24/2006 9:27:04 PM

Hi I, m writing you about this bottle I have. I have not been able to find out anything about it, but it is from pittsburg from a bottling co called the lascheid bottling co it was built in 1897. The bottle is clear with a sun on it it kind of haves bings around the bottom. It has Lbs on it an it says clear, pure, clean sun pop on the back I dont have a way to take a picture at this time can you please help.

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From: joy clark 3

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old bottles from Cairo.

Date 03/25/2006 12:38:41 AM

Hi, I have 2 old bottles (unopened) from Cairo. Would you know how I could date them please? I am of course interested to know what their value might be as well. I have had no luck after hours on Google They are:.  9 cm tall 2 sealed FULL bottles. Still have original outside seals, peeled back for the first time their photo today. The bottles have tight stoppers and each have a beautiful aroma at the tops (but have NOT been opened) They have been in their box forever. ORIGINAL box, 9 cm x 10. 5 cm x 4. 5 cm. The labels read: Mohamed Khattab *Royal Ambar* Mousky St. Cairo and has 6 G. S imprinted on the bottm Mohamed Khattab *Lotus Flower* Mousky St. Cairo and has I. D 7 imprinted on the bottom The bottles are clear glass with gilding Thanx for your time, Joy.  

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From: cassie wilday  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/25/2006 9:19:24 AM

Hi Digger, I'm not a collector but I've had this bottle for a long time and can't find any info. It'10' tall, light tannish, no seams . no markings other than "Vincent Hathaway & Co. imbedded done in blue, in an arch design and is stoneware. Any info or worth? Thank You for your time. Cassie Widay Red Creek N. Y.

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From: rnh103 c

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Grape drink

Date 03/25/2006 5:01:01 PM

Hi Digger, I have a clown glass bottle that was sold with grape drink. It is marked on the bottom CAMden, Arkansas. I remember this as a child about 50 years ago. The top has a slot for coins to be a bank. Do you have any info on this item? Thanks, Mary Hansen

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From: Michael Locus nline

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/25/2006 5:11:09 PM

Hi, Nice web page. I found this washed up on a beach. Can you date it and tell me a little about it? Thanks.  

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From: Fecenko, Mark J. blgcanada

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/25/2006 5:18:25 PM

I was just walking the beach in Grand Cayman and found a 1 1/4 fluid ounce bottle produced by "Collins Corp. " of "Vidalia, Ga. " The bottle is tall and slender in the shape of a "thin" coke bottle. I'm curious given the circumstances in which I just found it with my kids. Thx for any comments you may have. Mark.

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From: Crab2070

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1846 Era Bottles found in Washington D. C.

Date 03/25/2006 7:05:49 PM

Digger, Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my questions. While working in the District of Columbia on a construction site, excavating for electric for an old school that is being renovated. I found some old bottles I believe to be from the civil war era. I was told that it was an old civil war burn pit. I have 11 bottles total. If you can tell me what the bottles are and how much they are worth, that would be great. Brown Bottles - 1st. 7 1/4" tall, 2 3/8" round bottle, 3/4"mouth opening, 1/2" long neck, 1/2" ring round top. In glass marked - S. C. Palmer, Washington D. C. on front of bottle and This bottle is never sold on the back. The bottom of the bottle has round impression with the letter P on it. 2nd. 6" tall 2 1/4 round bottle, 1/2 mouth opening, 1/2 long Neck, 1/4 flat ring top. In glass marked - The Oakland Chemical Company * with th letter H over 2 on the left side of a large OC emblem and the letter O over 2 on the other side of the emblem. Olive Green Bottles - 1st. 6 1/4"tall, 1 1/4" x 2 1/4" square bottle, 3/8" mouth opening, 1 1/4" long neck, 3/4" tapered in flat ring top. In glass marked Barry's on one side, TRICOPHEROUS FOR THE SKIN AND HAIR on the front, NEW YORK on the other side and DIRECTIONS IN THE PAMPHLET on the baclk. The number 11 is on the bottom. 2nd. 5 1/2" tall, 2" x 2 1/2" oval bottle, 1/2" mouth opening, 1" long neck, 1/4" flat ring top. In glass marked PONDS EXTRACT on front of bottle and 1846 on the bottom of the bottle. 3rd. 4" tall, 1 1/2" round bottle, 3/8" mouth opening, 5/8" long neck, 3/16" flat ring top, seams on the sides. In glass marked MEXICAN, MUSTANG, LINIMENT, LYON MFG. CO, NEW YORK. 4th. 3 1/4" tall, 1 15/8" round bottle, 5/8" mouth opening, 3/8" ong neck, 3/16" flat ring top, seam on both sides. Glass has upside down V shaped imperfection on front of bottle. In glass marked RUMFORD the number 4 on the bottom. Clear Bottles - 1st. 6 1/4" tall, 1 5/8" X 2 5/8" Flask shaped ( oval w/ back flat), 1/2" mouth opening, 1" long neck, 3/16 flared out top lip, 3/8 " neck. seams up both sides. no markings, top lip broke. 2nd. 5 1/2" tall, 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" Flask shaped (oval w/ flat back), 1/2" mouth opening, 7/8" neck, 3/16" flared out top lip, seams up both sides. No markings. 3rd. 4 1/2" tall, 1 3/4" x 1" square bottle, 3/8" mouth opening, 3/4" long neck, 1/4 flat top lip, seams up opposite corners. No markings. 4th. 3" tall, 2" x 1 1/2" oval (eye shaped bottom) bottle, 1 1/4" mouth opening, 3/4" neck, 1/4" round top lip. In glass marked J J BROWN & SONS in an arch and BOSTON under arch. 5th. 2 7/8" tall, 1 1/8" round, 1/2 mouth opening 1/2" long neck, . Bottle has 2 in glass marks which devides bottle into 1/3's. bottle still has cork.  If there is any additional information you need from me please. Also would it be better to sell them in as lot? Thank you Kevin Hughes

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From: WPaxt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date 03/25/2006 10:11:50 PM

Hi, Digger.  I found your site thru Google. My main hobby is metal detecting but I occasionally find bottles. I have a few that are pretty cool and have attempted to clean them per instructions that I received from a bottle collector on one of the metal detecting forums that I frequent from time to time. This consisted of using a product called "The Works" and also an SOS pad. While this procedure was effective in removing the dirt and grime, I was unable to remove a whitish film on the bottles that I am told is caused by "leaching. " According to your site this can be cleaned. Can you offer any suggestions as to how I can go about this? Here are pictures of the bottles for your reference: 1. Jumbo Peanut Butter 3. 5 oz. sample size 2. Los Angeles Shoe Polish Co. Bottle. 3. ? 4. ? 5. ? These pix were taken before cleaning. All dirt and grime were removed but the whitish stuff remains.  Thank you very much for any help that you can offer.  Sincerely, William

R. Paxton

 

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From: Mary Boyd catalinas

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: mount vernon whiskey

Date 03/26/2006 3:24:18 AM

could you tell me what the value of a mount vernon brand straight rye whiskey bottled in bond under supervision of us govt. 100 proof. tax stamp

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From: Crab2070

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1846 era bottles found in D. C.

Date 03/26/2006 6:31:27 AM

Digger, Attached are the pictures of the bottles found in Washington, D. C. I hope this assist in researching the value of the bottles. Kevin Hughes

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From: Ellen Murphy btech

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Imperial Whisky bottle

Date 03/26/2006 12:52:00 PM

Hello Digger, We have a Hiram

Walker & Sons Imperial Whisky bottle in a padded paper wrapper. The seal (broken) on the bottle is dated 1913. Label and most of . 01 cent excise stamp are in very good condition.  The wrapper is stamped 'Mfg. by Sheboygan Pad Co. Patented June 28th 1910, Sheboygan, WIS.  Curious about value.... ? E. Murphy

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From: marybcbgy nology

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Peoria pottery

Date 03/26/2006 1:00:38 PM

My grandparents owned a piece of pottery that we are interseted in finding more about. It is a brown or Amber colored bottle with a 5" opening. The base is also 5", but gets slightly larger in the middle. It stands about 8 and 3/4" tall. Covering the bottle/pottery is some "medium". Embedded in this medium (and covering the enite piece) are broken pieces of glass and ceramics and pottery. It is heavy. I have searched the internet and can not find anything like it. I was wondering if you have ever seen anything like this. We would like to know how old it is and its value. Any info you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Mary

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From: Jeffrey Erickson on

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Thomson and Taylor's

Date 03/26/2006 1:56:34 PM

Hello, I have an old Thomson and Taylor's bottle. It is a square bottle with rounded corners and has embossed letters on all 4 sides. One side has THOMSON AND TAYLOR'S, the next side has SHAKE THOROUGHLY, the next has EXTRACT FOR MAKING ROOT BEER, and the next has IT FOAM

S and has a glass of foAM

ing root beer. It has a 2 on the bottom and the top was probably closed with a cork. It is about 4 !/2 inches tall and each side measures about 1 5/8 inch. Any information would be very much appreciated, would also like to know what it is worth. Thanks for your time and reply in advance. Marilyn

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From: neaj6491 nemr

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: I am looking for any info on one of a large collection of various old bottles /

Date 03/26/2006 2:19:59 PM

GlacierWhen was the 7 oz Chocoloate Soldier sold any idea on valueit is in very good condition?Thanks Chridtina

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From: Jan Woch nturytel

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottles

Date 03/26/2006 7:42:42 PM

I have 4 bottles from the faces of the world ceramic decanter collection  Sea Captain article no. 7801  King Tut article no. 7806  Blackbeard the Pirate article no. 7808  Arabic Sheik article no 7809  All still have the stamps on them and no nicks. What would each of them be worth?  Thank you,  Jan

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From: JOHN ERDENSKI 1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old bottle

Date 03/26/2006 10:35:54 PM

hi, I found an old bottle that appears to be clear with a green tint. it is a blop top and is 9 1\2 " tall and 8 5\8 around. it is embossed H. MOTKISS PHILA. PA with large initials HM in the center with the H over the M inside an oval. on the back at the bottom is THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD. can you give me any information on this bottle or it's maker. thank you, john

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From: Jonraygibbss

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles I found in galveston, Tx.

Date 03/26/2006 6:06:17 PM

Hello Digger, My name e is JR.  Never in a million years did I think I would find a web sight on bottles. well let me get to the point. I found these bottles at an old building we are remodeling in galveston, Tx. The plumber had dug them up from under ground. I will try and describe them to you. I have three different kinds.  1. One is a blue bottle that says WAKELEE'S CAMELLINE, it is 4 1/2 in long and 2 in. wide and 1 1/4 side the lip is 7/8 and opening is 3/8 I cant read the bottom to good but it seems 775 or 115 or SLL or something like that.  2. two is a clear glass that reads Dr. Price's Delicious Flavoring Extracts 5 1/2 in. long 1 11/16 wide almost 1 in. side and has the number 4 on bottom.  3. And the third is a brown bottle about 9 1/4 long and 3 1/4 bottom base with 10cm thick and PAUL JONES WHISKEY LOUISVILLE KY Can you tell me the ages and value in these and how can I sell them. I have several of the brown ones which make me think there not to rare.  They are not broken, just dirty.  Hope to hear from you soon, Thank you.  JR Gibbs

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From: john wilder 069

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: whiskey bottle

Date 03/27/2006 12:31:12 AM

hi, my name e is john wilder and I have a question about a whiskey bottle and what it may or may not be worth. it is a broad ripple whiskey bottle made by the frankfort distillery. there is a partial seal on it that says made spring 1917, sealed fall1933. . the bottle itself is in good shape. the cap is broken off but taped to the top. it is empty. my wife wants me to get rid of it but the bottle is very pretty, it has a silver, blue and orange label with a picture of a house on a river or lake, and on the back there is label with a caution statement and "for medicinal purposes only"...i'm thinking it must be worth something. . i'd appreciate any info or reference as to its worth thanks for your time john wilder

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From: grm7 et

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Narragansett Beer

Date 03/27/2006 1:32:21 AM

Hi Digger, I have an old Narragansett beer bottle that appears to be older than any exAM

ple I have yet to find. It is of standard length and diameter for a long-neck bottle. However, it is a very light blue-green in color, it has the raised molded-in letter words "Narragansett" (in script) written angularly across the shoulder with the words "Brew. Co. " written level underneath and below that the words. "Prov. R. I. " under that (also in script). It would have had a metal crimped cap (from the shape of the opening). If you have any information as to the age of the bottle, the particulars of it's history, and of course it's possible worth as a collectable. I would be greatly appreciative.  Sincere Thanks, Gene R. Mathews Coventry, R. I.  

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From: jennifer j sherman juno

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: budweiser and Coors light bottles

Date 03/27/2006 10:56:02 AM

My mother in law has an old budweiser bottle that has never been opened it looks like a bowling pin and is 1 pint. It says it was born 3-16-98. We would like to know what it is worth if anything. Also she has an old coors light bottle that looks like an old baseball bat it has a limited edition stam

P on it and also it is 1 pint. The cap has coors light 16. There is no date on it. If you can give us any heads up on them i would appreciate it. Thank you, jennifer sherman

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From: Christian Cholaj mierhomebenefits

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: bottle

Date 03/27/2006 2:36:34 PM

Hello, I found a bottle yesterday, March 26th, 2006 and it appears to still be corked. On the bottle its says: George W. Ewing Druggist & Chemist 710 South Second Street Philadelphia on the bottom of the bottle it says: W. T. & Co. USA 0 If you need I can send you pictures of this bottle. .  Can you please tell me anything you may know about this bottle? Thank You, CM Properties & Investments, LLC Christian V. Cholaj, Land Acquisition Specialist

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From: williAM

dillon nt

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: want get idea of bottle value

Date 03/27/2006 3:39:25 PM

i have a green-bluish embossed bottle from Saratoga, NY roughly 1850-1870 with rounded bottom about 8 inches high, held 7-9 oz of fluid. says Eureka Spring Co. , also looks like it has 2 sections formed together. any idea what the value might be? bill dillon

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From: dan h. 02

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: unicorn bottle

Date 03/27/2006 7:02:46 PM

 27"tall no marks on body, thanx...Daniel

Looks like a figural wine bottle of recent (1960+) vintage.  $ 10-15 Digger

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From: dan h. 02

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: handmade & signed

Date 03/27/2006 7:18:55 PM

Hi what do you think about these?? katiem's 006 katiem's 007 katiem's 010 katiem's 008 katiem's 009-1  On Bottom is signed, what looks like (Euklasto/or/Euklisto) and is dated 1957 and has frosted stem anyhelp would be great. the unicorn bottle is mine also, I don't kmow how to upload 2 on same page.

 

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From: Michelle Jackson jacksonn

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Just an Ask for help

Date 03/27/2006 7:30:36 PM

Good afternoon! I just wanted to see if you found out anything in regards to the medicine bottles of 1840-1850s. I spoke with my advisor and she is looking for a 3 or 4 bottles that are of relatively good condition (not chipped or dinged too badly) for the exhibit.  And you previously mentioned an adhesive glue that they would have used by hand in the 1850s, where would I find any info on that? Thanks for your help, we appreciate it! Michelle Jackson

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From: Linz9901

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Casa Vento figurative wine decanters

Date 03/27/2006 4:12:11 PM

We have two figurative wine decanters from Vento Wine Import/INC. Cleveland, OH. We are trying to find out the value and origin on them, but we can't find any information on them anywhere. They are bottled in Italy by Duca D'Asti. The each contain white wine. On the bottom of each bottle it says, 'Collector's Item Vento Wine Cleveland, Ohio'. They also have a trademark seal on the bottom with MADE (then the seal) ITALY. One is obviously a sea captain standing on deck at the wheel. With the traditional white cap and slacks and blue jacket. Very detailed. With smoking pipe. The other one is a German or Swiss man sitting atop what appears to be a wine barrel with a crown in the stone at his feet with the letter N below the crown. He is wearing either white knee socks or white leider hosen, greenish brown shorts with green suspenders, a white button shirt and a green hat with a brown feather in it. He is holding a stein with his left hand and a mug of frothy goodness in his right hand. Also very detailed. Any information appreciated. Thank you for your time and effort. Sincerely, Jan Wilson

Here' the Story Vento Bottles

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From: Alison Longcor gcor

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question

Date 03/27/2006 11:22:01 PM

Hi, I recently found a clear glass bottle on our ranch here in south dakota and it has sparked quite a few questions. First off, it has the words "Yellowstone Inc. Louisville, Kentucky" imprinted on it. I've tried looking it up on the web with no luck. I did find a connection to the Taylor & William

s Distilleries in Shively, KY though. Can you give me some more information on this bottle and if happens to have any value? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much! Alison Longcor Be one of the first to try Windows Live Mail

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From: Subrina MohAM

ed ohAM

ed

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BOTTLES

Date 03/27/2006 11:34:19 PM

Hi, My name e is Subrina. I have 3 bottles that I'm trying to get some information on The first On the bottom it says "E. B. & Co Ltd, 1729 The second It Has nothing written on the bottom The Third It says "De Kuyper's Squareface" It Says " Who De Kuyper Nightly Takes Soundly Sleeps And Fit Wakes" There are some numbers written on the bottom It is kind of difficult to make out but it's something like "348...It could be either another number or a Letter. There is also a Symbol on the bottom ...it looks like a trident . . just the top (the stakes?) with 3 dots above it in a diamond shape. That's it Any information I receive will be greatly appreciated Thank You.

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From: John Rodcik nycap

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date 03/28/2006 10:58:50 AM

Digger, I have a bottle, that I dug up in saratoga springs, ny. It's got a round bottom. 8'' high, 7-9 oz. , Blueish green, micka, embossed (eureka spring co. saratoga, ny ). 3 piece mold; cut top. very clean. Can you tell me if it is worth anything? Thanks JOHN

Nice bottle. Probably in the $100-$150 range.  Here's more Round Bottom Soda Bottles

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From: D Hancock inds

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Emailing: P3180014, P3180016, P3180020

Date 03/28/2006 11:43:03 AM

Digger...Quick question.... What do you recommend for cleaning bottles...especially the haze on the exterior? Thanks for your time Dennis Hancock

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From: NBR Editor br

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Safe to drink from?

Date 03/28/2006 12:35:05 PM

Greetings! I recently bought what appears to be an old bottle from an antique store. I was wondering how I might determine if the bottle is safe to drink from. Any guidance on where to go for more information would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, - Andrew D. Marble, Ph. D.

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From: Eleanor en

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: small whiskey bottle

Date 03/28/2006 12:53:45 PM

It is embossed with Deep Springs Tennessee Whiskey it is 4 1/4 inches high no seam on lip of bottle I know it is quite old as used to dig for bottles and know where it was found it is round great condition I guess color is Amber usual color of many whiskeys would like to know how much it is worth and where to sell it

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From: jesse davis ers03

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Afrikan Korps, WWII

Date 03/28/2006 12:57:17 PM

I have an Afrikan Korps liquor bottle. Any idea what it is worth?  Find flowers, candy and directions to a romantic restaurant with Windows Live Local

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From: Billandginnycole

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Date 03/28/2006 8:50:45 AM

I have a Chianti dry red wine decanter. It is the bust of a seam an. and on the bottom is engraved with Vento Wine Imports Inc 82 Collector's item made in Italy. Can you give me any info on it. . it's value perhaps. . I have no way of getting you a photo. Thank you

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From: Mike Thomas ahoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: early 1900's rx bottles

Date 03/28/2006 2:48:21 PM

Dear Sir, I am a pharmacist who owns an independant drug store and have many rx stock bottles, some never opened from the early 1900's. ExAM

ples from Merck: thiosiname ine merck, I think this bottle has never been opened, it has a cork in it and is covered with a piece of cheesecloth and a string. Another similar unopened bottle is labeled lead iodide merck. another sodium cacodylate merck and one strychnine arsenate merck bottle. I have bottles from most all drug companies of that time. Do you have a guide that would place a value on these type of bottles. Thanks, Mike Thomas, RPh

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From: wvlady refire

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: crisa glass bottle question

Date 03/28/2006 4:49:49 PM

PLEASE REPLY TO THIS AT THIS ADDRESS: usaf. anderson DIGGER, Thank you for having bottle information online......I have done alot of reading and found the information helpful. . I do have an item that I could not find answers to HOPE YOU CAN HELP MY FRIEND.... . a friend of mine in WV has a 3 gallon glass bottle that reads: CRISA, 3 Gallon, MEXICO and it has a stand/cradle with it that has a little rust on it (apparently it was green) but stand is not broken.  The bottle may have had a cork in it but it is no longer there.  She would like to sell it but I would like her to get a very fair price for it...... some help on this item PLEASE???? Live, Love and Laugh Gina Anderson in WV

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From: bgbargains

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: James b Beam

Amber hobnail 100 proof

Date 03/28/2006 5:36:56 PM

title almost sums it all up. this bottle has an Amber color/see thru, a genie type top and the label says, "made fall 1965, then below that , I can see another date, 1973. It has the hobnail glass effect and is about 17" tall. have any ideas. . thanks jeff

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From: DONNHEA

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: eye wash bottle

Date 03/28/2006 2:45:04 PM

I found an old John R. Dickey's, Old Reliable. Eye wash bottle. I found it on a web site, but I was curious, if it was worth anything? Thank you, Donna

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From: Sreverie

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: not sure what I dug up

Date 03/28/2006 4:12:46 PM

Hi, I was wondering if you could help me with finding out what I may have dug up. I was digging up bottles in the back woods near my yard and I dug up what seemed to be a disintergrated metal container with this hard crumbly whitish stuff all around it. At first I thought it was cement but it crumbled to easily and seemed to be something that condensed over time. It kind of looks like lime. I even thought old dried up milk but there was so much of it.  Kind of looked like plaster but a little more grainy. Around it were peices of rusty soft metal. The bottles were neat near by but now I am thinking I dug up something hazardous. There were a lot of farms near by. I also dug up some old paint cans with paint still in them, no doubt full of lead. I would say this dump dates from 1860's after seeing dates on some of the bottles. I am not sure if you can help but I figured I give it a try. Thank you.  Sue

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From: Robert H Barrie juno

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Old Clorox Bottle

Date 03/28/2006 11:08:23 PM

Dear Sir, I have found an old Clorox bottle (BrownGlass), I have asked older people and they said,  that they can not remember seeing one. I was wondering if this is old or a rare find, if you could please help with this matter. Like to know how old and when it could have been made.  Thanks Bottle Finder

Here's the Story: Bleach Bottles

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From: DrlnN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi

Date 03/28/2006 6:17:51 PM

I have an 8 pack of 16 ounce Pepsi all bottles are full. I believe the date is from 1969-1973. The Jingle is You've got a lot to live Pepsi's got a lot to give. They are in the original carton. The carton is ripped near the handle.  Can you give me any info on this. Thanks Darlene. Please reply _drlnn_ (mail

To:drlnn)

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From: DrlnN

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Pepsi Pictures

Date 03/28/2006 6:49:04 PM

Sorry I didn't send these with my first email. Do you know if there is any value to these bottles thanks.

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From: alexandra. schubertlimail. de . schubertlimail. de

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: curriculum vitae of chales marchand

Date 03/29/2006 5:08:23 AM

Hello, I am a phd student in history of pharmacy and discovered your website. It was so great to see the only available biographical details of Charles Marchand, the Manufacturer of Glycozone. In Germany I could not find a curriculum vitae of the French emigrate. Therefore I would like to ask you, if you see a possibility to help me? Perhaps you have the whole story of Marchand with his birthday and date of death? Thank you very much in advance yours Alex  Tiscali Plus. Die erste Flatrate für Ihre E-Mail. Nur 4, 99 Euro pro Monat. Jetzt einen Monat kostenlos testen.

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From: grm7 et

Date 03/29/2006 3:23:58 PM

To: 'jaok20@bottlebooks.com'

Subject: Narragansett Beer Hi Digger, I have an old Narragansett beer bottle that appears to be older than any exAM

ple I have yet to find. It is of standard length and diameter for a long-neck bottle. However, it is a very light blue-green in color, it has the raised molded-in letter words "Narragansett" (in script) written angularly across the shoulder with the words "Brew. Co. " written level underneath and below that the words. "Prov. R. I. " under that (also in script). It would have had a metal crimped cap (from the shape of the opening). If you have any information as to the age of the bottle, the particulars of it's history, and of course it's possible worth as a collectable. I would be greatly appreciative.  Sincere Thanks, Gene R. Mathews Coventry, R. I.  

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From: D Hancock inds

To: Digger

Subject: Emailing: P3290013

Date 03/29/2006 9:34:16 PM

Digger...We got this bottle back in the early 80's at a sale...We do not know anything about it...What was it used for...Is it foreign or domestic? It is about 15 1/2 inches tall and a pretty deep AM

ethyst color with swirls going around it.  Thank you for your time.  Dennis H

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From: Joe Fisher  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 1778

Date 03/30/2006 1:10:35 AM

I have a bottle hope you can help. Brown glass approx 1 QT. "E S T 1788" all over the bottle, with a mans portrait just below the stem, a name e (unreadable) is at the bottom of the breast of the man in the portrait. The back reads "federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. The bottom reads "MADE IN USA" circled "B" in the bottom center D-126 bottom right. Location possibly for stickers in the front "square" and rear "circle. Found in Boston Harbor. Any help would be great. Thank in advance, JOE FISHER

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From: Mary Rutherford tlanticbb

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Stetz Beverages and Pavlacks Beverage Bottles?

Date 03/30/2006 2:32:46 PM

Hi, Have you ever heard of Stetz Beverages from Charleroi, Pa. or Pavlacks Beverages in Clairton, Pa. ? I found 2 /32 oz. bottles today at a sale and was curious about them and if they would be worth anything.  Thanks, Mary Lee

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From: Nancy Gray  

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: wine bottle bust of Washington

Date 03/30/2006 5:31:48 PM

I have a bottle of wine from Barsottini, Vino Rosso, Casa Vinicola Boccaccio. It is a green botle shaped in a bust of Washington with an eagle on the front & 1776 and 1976 at the bottom, but can't find anyone who knows the value of it or any history on it. Can you shed some light? thanks nancy

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From: brake626

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: old green bottle

Date 03/30/2006 6:33:41 PM

Hello Digger, Thank you for being kind enough to help others who love bottle collecting. Years ago I found a trash site behind some hired help housing located at a small estate. We found many bottles but I found one really special one, it is a medium green 9 1/2 in. Wheaton bottle. I know reproductions are everywhere and I cant find any info about an original one. I found my bottle about fifteen feet down in the spot we were at and assumed mine was an original. It has a black stain line inside the bottle. It says ball and claw bitters worlds best remedy on the front and back. Around the base it says Indian drug specialty company st louis and Indianapolis. On the bottom it says Wheaton new jersey and on the other side of the bottom it looks like something else could have been written but was melted or rubbed away while still hot. I'm only guessing at what I see because I just don't know. I hope you can tell me. Is it original? What might it be worth? Your knowledgeable thoughts on this are greatly appreciated. Oh by the way, the bottle is in mint condition. Thanks, Mike-

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From: Brenda Mickle ckle

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: WHH Stoneware Panelled Saltglazed Bottle

Date 03/30/2006 10:12:20 PM

Hi Digger, I'm sending you four photos of a bottle a friend of mine's grandfather dug up at least 70 years ago near Atlantic, Iowa. She has three and they're all in this type of condition. I volunteered to help her try to identify the bottle, I've spent quite a lot of time on the Internet trying to find a similar bottle or information...to no avail. Would you be able to help ID this bottle? It's about 11" tall, paneled sides, blob type of top ...I think, salt glazed, cobalt blue "x" mark at top, WHH embossed at the shoulder. Thanks in advance.  Best regards, Brenda Mickle Attachment N1: WHHbottle Attachment N2: WHHbottlemark.jpg Attachment N3: WHHbottom Attachment N4: WHHtopdown

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From: Staci_Lance Morgan rgan

To: JAOk20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: sloans soda

Date 03/30/2006 10:31:43 PM

My husband works for coca-cola. We were given this bottle by my grandma who found it in her backyard years ago and saved it. The bottle has diamond cut glass and the name e is Sloans Soda , Marion, South Carolina and bottled by the coca cola bottling co. Any info would be a great help. Thanks, Staci

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From: Mark & Judy Herman triad

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Sir Walter Big Beverages

Date 03/30/2006 10:52:20 PM

Digger: We found a heavy glass, translucent emerald green beverage bottle. At the top, it has a molded lip, an indention, protrudes out, has another indention (about . 5" from indention to indention), and tapers into the neck. It is approximately 9. 5 inches tall, 1 inch diameter top and 2. 5 inch diameter bottom. About 2" down the neck of the bottle Sir Walter is painted(?) in white script with a white circle around it. From the second indention to about halfway down the bottle, about 4. 5", the glass has a "rough" finish. There are molded seams running on either side from the lip to the bottom, but do not run on to the bottom. On the front is a white label, shaped like a large oval with two small indentions in either side. On the label, written in red is SIR WALTER Big B E V E R A G E S with a red outline of the label encircling the words. On the back of the neck is Sir Walter painted in white at about a 15 degree angle. On the back of the bottom half of the bottle in white painted lettering is Sir Walter B E V E R A G ES CONTENTS 10 FL. OZS. RALEIGH, N. C.  There is an indented circle at the base of the back of the bottle. On the bottom of the bottle, there is almost a "lip" with two circles of tiny raised dots, and around the inside circle in raised letters counterclockwise is 2  679 CONTENTS 10 FL. OZ  and in raised letters clockwise oLGW 7 (the o seems to have a raised : on it). The bottom of the bottle is smooth, except for the dots and the lettering. The base of the bottom is uneven, measuring approx 3/8" high in the back to 5/16" in the front. (The script for Sir Walter is not exactly what is on the bottle, but we did not find a font to match. It looks more like an Olde English print. ) Can you tell us anything about the age, rarity, value or history of this bottle? Mark & Judy H.

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From: Nyb0101

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Plastic Siphon tops

Date 03/30/2006 6:00:30 PM

Hello, I am one of the last distributors of the old siphon bottles in New York. I am running very low on the metal tops and they are very time consuming to fix. I am looking for a place that may sell them- new or used. I know that the plastics ones are made somewhere in Argentina, but I am having a difficult time finding them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Lewis Gold New York Beverage Wholesalers Corp.

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From: Uaw239gm

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Medicine bottle with pics

Date 03/31/2006 5:06:52 AM

Hi. My brother is a pharmacist so for presents I try and pick up old medicine bottles and medical supplies for his collection. Recently I acquired one at an auction and of course I can't find anything on the pharmacy so I'm bending your ear. The bottle is 5 1/2" tall and 5/8" wide, clear/yellowish glass with a lot of bubbles in the thicker parts, the bottom just has an embossed 1 1/2 on it, the thickness of the glass is very irregular and is beveled in the back, the seam marks go about half way up the neck with the lip slightly irregular and it looks to have a bit of the original contents in it. I am sending several pictures but just in case I'll tell you what some of the label reads. ammoniated Brown Mixture Dose detailed J. AdolphWager's Highland Pharmacy. It would be nice to be able to give my brother as much information as possible when I give it to him; so I'd be grateful for any and all information you would know about this type of bottle. Thanks in advance and I will be watching eagerly for your reply.  Best Regards Sharma Denner Lineboro Md Attachment N1: PICT0029.jpg Attachment N2: PICT0030.jpg Attachment N3: PICT0032.jpg Attachment N4: PICT0037.jpg

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From: donfcol vsinc

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date 03/31/2006 11:03:15 AM

Hi Digger, I was digging some footings around what used to be an old railroad station in southern New Hampshire and came across some old bottles I have yet to identify the years.  2 Whiskey bottles 1 is brown and 1 is a greenist brown 11 1/2" tall with what looks like a seam around 5 1/2" down from the top, no seams up the side. Lots of air bubbles in the glass.  1 Ink bottle Embossing Stafford Ink, 3" high x 2" round with a 1/2" ID opening. Greenish in color, air bubbles in glass, seams up both sides.  1 what looks like a milk of fruit jar, Embossing W & R, 5 3/4" High x 2 1/2" round w/ a 1 1/8" opening in top. Clear in color, few air bubbles in glass.  1 Bitters bottle, Embossing, S. O. RICHARDSON'S (on front), BITTERS (on side), SOUTH READING (on back), MASS (on other side). 6 3/4" High x 3 1/4" Wd x 2 1/4" T. This one has a small chip on the top Lip.  Could you please give me some idea on the year of these bottles and what they may be valued at. I do have some pictures, but have not been able to download them to a computer yet.  Hope to hear from you.  Thanks, Don C.

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From: rebecca webb ddess12003

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: 16th century bottle

Date 03/31/2006 11:52:30 AM

My name e is Rebecca and I have an old bottle that I didn't some researched. . It belong to my great-grandmother and it belonged to her mother. . But I started looking for what it was worth sometime ago and never any response. . I found out that it was either a wine bottle or medicine bottle dated back the 16th century. . The bottle is dark green glass with Benedictine with 2 crosses on each side. . It stands 7" tall and at the bottom of the bottle there is a funnel going inside the bottle. I once found a brown bottle close to what I have it was worth &170. 00 in the book I had it was dated 1980. So can you please tell me more about my bottle?? Thank You Rebecca

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From: Larry M tAM

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To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: tru- me bottle

Date 03/31/2006 1:49:34 PM

I have an old tru- me beverages bottle. what can you tell me about it? LARRY

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From: april buboltz ahoo

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject:

Date 03/31/2006 3:29:04 PM

Hello.... me and my husband recently bought a house. we found three bottles in the attic and were wondering if you could tell us anything about them. . how rare they are. maybe some history on them if you know anything. and what the value of them might be. bottle one is an Amber bottle. it stands about 7 and a half inches tall. with the cork on it is about 8" tall. on one side of the bottle it says Benjaminin Franklin with a picture of him. on the other side it says glass house 1888 with a picture of some kind of house. under the house it says Wheaton Millville nj. the bottle has two raised lines that run down the sides. and the bottom of the bottle says Wheaton nj with some wierd shaped indent. bottle two is a green sprite bottle. it stands a little less then 10" tall. it says sprite on both sides of the bottle. the one side is written in white with some sort of star to dot the i. under it says trade-mark with the r in a circle. under that says a product of the coca-cola company. the sprite on the other side is the same gree as the bottle but with some weird crown looking shape around it in white. im not sure what you would call that shape. with the trade mark and r thing under it. under that it says 10 fl. oz. the bottom half has indented dots all the way around the bottle. and the bottom of the bottle says Big Bend National Park. with a 1 or an I in the center with a circle around it and the letter f. the third bottle is a small pink bottle. it only stands 3" tall. it is a circular bottle but not smooth. it has 1/4" strips that run down the side. if you tip it on it side it reads: col. samjohnson  proprietor  richmond. va. 1852  alancaster's  indian vegetable  jaundice bitters  the bottom of the bottle says made in taiwan. with either an hs or an sh in a circle. I would really appreciate anything that you can tell me about these bottles. thank you april

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From: Eileen Carpenter llatlantic

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Munyon's Minted Bromo Bottle

Date 03/31/2006 4:14:26 PM

We were digging in our backyard and found an old empty bottle, dirty and probably pretty scuffed up: Cobalt blue 2 inches high Side embossed with mint leaf on which is printed MUNYON'S MINTED BROMO Round bottle, flat bottom with ridge around edge, with three tiny bumps around that ridge (like little feet) a larger bump in the middle of the center of the bottle, no writing on bottom Can't really be sure I see a seam anywhere, certainly not on the lip Round mouth has lip which is rounded on sides but level across top of bottle Neck only slightly narrower than rest of bottle, rounded shoulders of bottle then abrupt straight neck Definitely not machine made (it's a bit lopsided) and probably cheaply made (bubbles in the glass at the lip) We live in Philadelphia. The house was built in about 1925, but was subdivided from the lot of a house next door built in about 1680, so trash could have been dropped at any time. I'm not at collector, just wondering if there is an interesting history to this, since I don't see any mention of bottles for this particular product when I Googled it. Given the history of the Munyon company I did find on the internet, I was wondering if there were any interesting toxins in the product. I don't expect it to be highly valuable, but is it worth cleaning? Eileen Carpenter

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From: Jennifer Marks 4

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottle Question!

Date 03/31/2006 6:27:42 PM

Digger, I've got a bottle that I've been told is a mustard bottle, and I'd love to now know more about what company it came from, if possible. It's a three-part mold with seams that go all the way up the neck and stop right below the lip. It has a flat circular base with three bands around the base and another three around the shoulder. It is of colorless glass and has absolutely no embossing or maker's mark of any kind. I found it in a San Francisco privy. Once I get the proper cord for my digital camera, I will follow up with a picture, if none of the above helps. Thanks for any suggestions!

--Maddy

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From: TIMOTHY SWIECKOWSKI n1

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: RMS Porthole

Date 03/31/2006 6:41:37 PM

For your interest: Auction of 1867 RMS Rhone Porthole, recovered by the famous Bert Kilbride in the late 1950s. This porthole is the only one known to exist in private collection & be legally salvage before maritime law's were established. Porthole comes with Certificate Of Artifact Authenticity, signed by the man who made the Rhône famous [Movie -- The DeeP --], and one of the most famous Caribbean dive site's in the world. Present asking price $18, 500. Shipwreck RMS Rhône 1867 Porthole measures 13' across, 10' inside diameter, 1. 5 rim width, 2. 5' deep. Porthole is bronze and untreated since recovery..  Regards, Michael

 

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From: mlhowarddusa

To: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Subject: Bottles

Date 03/31/2006 10:49:03 PM

Hi there, Thank you for your information. I have a republican decanter of an elephant, full of liquor (porcelain) in it's original box. I also have the democrat donkey decanter full of liquor and in it's box (porcelain) that it came in. Also, have French napoleon decanter full of liquor, in it's original box. ( Gold and glass with top his glass hat as the decanter). None of these have been cracked open. Also, have the liberty bell as you have already shown in the same state full, untouched in it's box. Do you know value and does it increase value to have the original liquor? Mary Lou Howard

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