May 2003 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2000

From: Susan Campbell

To: Digger

subject: Pineoleum

Date: 01-05-2003

 Dear Digger: Found a clear square glass screw-top bottle that is 5 1/2 inches long with the word Pineoleum on one side, the other side is 100 grams net. It was found in York, PA. Do you have any information on the bottle and What is Pineoleum? Thank you. S. Campbell

 

Word Mark PINEOLEUM
Goods and Services (EXPIRED): NEBULIZING OR ATOMIZING APPLIANCES FOR DENTAL, MEDICAL, AND SURGICAL USE. PINOLEUM MEDICINAL TABLETS FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF SUCH DISEASES OR DISORDERS AS CONSTIPATION, BILIOUSNESS, INDIGESTION, ANAEMIA, MALNUTRITION, GENERAL DEBILITY, NEURASTHENIA, AND NERVOUSNESS, OIL AND PETROLATUM SPRAYS, INHALANTS, AND RUBS, IN LIQUID AND SEMI-SOLID FORMS, FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF THE NOSE AND THROAT, AS A COUNTER-IRRITANT, AND IN MASSAGINGOPERATIONS.FIRST USE: 1900. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1900 

Registration Date June 21, 1932
Owner (REGISTRANT) PINEOLEUM COMPANY, THE CORPORATION NEW YORK 52 WEST 15TH ST. NEW YORK NEW YORK

Digger

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From: Frank J. LaRock

To: Digger

subject: Rookie help

Date: 01-05-2003

 Greetings!! We (my 10year old daughter and I) are rookie diggers, and enjoy our new hobby. I want to do it all right and within the law too. I would like to create of use a preprinted permission slip, but I want to to be worded correctly. So far all we have done is digging in an old city dump. Privy digging looks like fun, if we can find one in the Detroit area. I think old buildings may also be in our favor. What would you recomend? Thanks. Frank & Summer LaRock fjlarock

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From: Claireabell74

To: Digger

subject: (no subject)

Date: 01-05-2003

 My friend has a bottle that has been passed down to him from releatives. Its intact with the alcohol still in and never been touched. Its a bottle that has been split into 4 sections. Dolfi Grande Distillerie, Strasbourgeoise Societe Anonyme - Produce of France. Its a bottle that has been split into 4 sections Wild Strawberry Liqueur, Curacao Orange, Creme De Monthe, Apricot Brandy. Any help would be appreciated!

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From: Klingsareus

To: Digger

subject: gallon ribbed

Date: 03-05-2003

 We found an old one gallon ribbed glass jug/bottle under our 100 year old house while doing some plumbing. no marks or anything. have any idea of it's age? thanks klingsareus

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From: Cathy Tusing

To: Digger

subject: McCormick Decanters

Date: 04-05-2003

 I have 4 full Elvis decanters and one empty all with the original boxes. I know they are worth at least $125. They are all muscial also. How is the best way to sell them?Cathy

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From: monicahb

To: Digger

subject: value of something

Date: 04-05-2003

 I HAVE SOME LIQUOR BOTTLES. HANK WILLIAMS JR. HANK WILLIANS SR. ORARK IKE 1980 BY MCCORMICK DISTILLING COMPANY TOM T HALL. AND A LIQUOR BOTTLE OF A DOG. ON THE BOTTLE IS HERITAGE CHIA 1974 SN-52, EZRA BROOKS LIQUOR 185. I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THE VALUE OF THESE THING PLEASE E-MAIL ME BACK AT monicahb THANK YOU

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From: robert whitney

To: Digger

subject: Columbia/Eagle flasks

Date: 05-05-2003

 Dear Digger, I recently found two amber colored bottles in my fathers garage. I did some investigating and found out that they were flasks with columbia on one side and an eagle on the other. They are 9 inches tall with no outward flare at the base. There is no marks on the bottle whatsoever except a 4 on the bottom. The base is smooth with no pontil marks. The eagle is facing to the right. They are oval shaped. There are air bubbles and no seem marks over the lip which doesn't look as crude as the other lips on some bottles I have seen. Is there any way I could find out if they are reproductions. If they are reproductions are they worth anything anyway. They are in excellent shape. Thank You, Liz

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From: AdamWOODWARD

To: Digger

subject: questions i get

Date: 05-05-2003

 hi Digger, I found this Gin Bottle under the cellar stairs of a circa 1850's building on the bowery that used to be a tammney hall spot. it looks like theres a date on the bottom of 1866 but its hard to believe that the original paper label could still be intact after almost 150 years. what can you tell me? thanks very much for any information! adam 

 

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From: AdamWOODWARD

To: Digger

subject: questions i get

Date: 06-05-2003

 Hi Digger, i found these 2 bottles on a construction site in NYC by the old docks on the hudson. i could not find any information on either maker and was hoping you might know something. thanks again! adam  

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From: AdamWOODWARD

To: Digger

subject: questions i get 2

Date: 06-05-2003

 Hi Digger, i found these 2 bottles on a construction site in NYC by the old docks on the hudson. i could not find any information on either maker and was hoping you might know something. thanks again! adam (this one says "peter donnelly new york")  

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From: Me

To: Digger

subject:

Date: 06-05-2003

 i dug a green jar that says masons patent nov 30th 1858 and also a blue cobalt 6 inch tall 1 inch wide 1 inch neck i dont know what to call it a bottle or a purfumme bottle or what i recently did a patent number search on it. They said Frasier Smith was the inventor and that it was patented oct30th 1934 it has an oval bottom i have a whole bunch more stuff but need to clean it i found an old glass dump lots of vicks cobalt blue jars redwing crockpot number 12 lots of jar lids with white inside i will send some pictures tomorow . i am very interested in finding the origine of this blue bottle it is very unique from the rest in the pile!!! p.s look for an emal with the subject frasier smith that will have a picture of it!!!!!!!!!!

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From: My

To: Digger

subject: Frasier Smith patent no. 93752

Date: 06-05-2003

 ================= this is a picture of the cobalt blue bottle i found what is the value history and use of this bottle it has stains but im getting it cleaned with acid URL ==== http://www.delphion0/details?pn=USD0093752__&etf=1 TITLE

====== An interesting US patent (USD0093752__)

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From: JEFFREY MANSON

To: Digger

subject:

Date: 06-05-2003

 Hi Digger! I have a mineral water bottle that I cannot find any information on. It reads "Windsor Mineral Spring Co Lewiston Maine" on the bottom of this clear bottle that stands about 7" in height there is the number 33. There are strong pontil scars on the bottom. The lip is big and bulged. The inside bottom of this bottle has a slightly disfigured base. I was wondering how old it is, and if it has any value. Thank you for your time in advance. Jeff Manson, Lewiston, ME 

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From: Linda K. Tennant

To: Digger

subject: Question I have

Date: 06-05-2003

 Digger, I have a Hanbury Smith's Kissingen Water bottle, IP, Blob Top, Oval shaped, Teal Green in color and in mint condition. Need to know how much this bottle could be worth. And how old. Also it is 7 5/8 inches tall. Would really appreciate your input. Jerry Tennant linkten xusadatanet

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From: Linda K. Tenn

To: Digger

subject: Another question

Date: 06-05-2003

 Digger, Sorry I have another question for you. I have a cylinder bottle, G.W.H. on the shoulder, Cobalt, 2 3/4 inches in diameter, hand tooled top, smooth base and 7 3/4 inches tall. What is it, how old, and what is it worth? Jerry Tennant l

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From: Taclar

To: Digger

subject: (no subject)

Date: 07-05-2003

 Hello, We have the full set of Beam's Choice Collectors Volume XII, it is a set of decanters with animals painted on them. We also have the entire set of the Bicentennial collection of Norman Rockwell decanters. Is there a value on these decanters. I also have a White house vinegar bottle that is spouted and has embossed (raised) replica of the white house on it. Have you ever seen one of these? We await your resins

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From: Pluta, Dave

To: Digger

subject: Pluto Water-- But Not Your Usual Question ...

Date: 07-05-2003

 Hello ... I stumbled on your web site. I think I know all I need to know about the history of the French Lick, Indiana laxative. My last name is "Pluta" and enough people have called me "Pluto" in my life for this bottle to have a meaning to me. Anyway, I dabble in beer home brewing. I would love to find a dozen of the 11-inch Pluto Water bottles to put my beer in, but I can only find one or two at a time on e-bay or in stores. Do you have a suggestion on where I might be able to buy a case (12) of these at once? Thanks! Dave Pluta

Not really, I think they might be rare labeled.  Read more About Pluto Water Bottles Digger

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From: Spohc

To: Digger

subject: White crow

Date: 08-05-2003

 Hi Digger, I have a White Crow Tomato Sauce bottle and was wondering if you know if they are hard to get?It as a applied top and is puse in colour it also as a snake and a crow embossed 26 oz. Thanx Craig P.S also a value if possible

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From: Peter Coleman

To: Digger

subject:

Date: 08-05-2003

 Hi Digger, Hope you a well, my name is Peter and I live in Brisbane Australia.I have an interest in glass marble bottles, I recently stumbled across an article titled "An act of Codd" written by yourself. I was very surprised to read about a 'Midson patent", We have codds in Brisbane with these retaining lugs, I as well as many others have always revered to them as "Nutalls Patents" . So I seem to think now after reading your article with the drawings that the lugs on the Brisbane bottles are Midson and not Nutalls. Would it be possible if I could have with your kind permission, to use parts of the article (on Midson) for some type of future study if I put your copyright name at the bottom? Because I would like to do some more looking into it down here, and see if I could find out anything more? I have put in a photo of a Brisbane bottle with these lugs Thank you :) Peter

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From: Matthew_C_Slater

To: Digger

subject:

Date: 08-05-2003

 Hi, I have 4 bottles of rocko-roy lemon horehound beverages bottles from the liebenthal bros. & co, Cleveland,Ohio the beverage is still in the bottles can you tell me anything about these.

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From: Rosskoski

To: Digger

subject: cuticura resolvent with label. extra fine rye whiskey, with label. who made it?

Date: 08-05-2003

 I have a bottle and I was wondering if you know who the maker could be and if it has any value. It's a green colored bottle with a label that reads, EXTRA FINE RYE WHISKEY. On the bottom it has .S.S.P. with a B below it. It looks like a snap case mold. I've included a couple of pictures. I also have a cuticura resolvent for constitutional humors bottle with a label that reads, THE CUTICURA SYSTEM OF RESOLVING AND ELEMINATING ALL CONSTITUTIONAL HUMORS. It is embossing on two sides and has a hand applied top.[ thanks alot Gary from fort bragg ca.

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From: richard watkin

To: Digger

subject: Benedictine liquor

Date: 08-05-2003

 Hi Digger, I recently came across a bottle of Benedictine Liquor it appears to be quite old the seal is intact and is a full bottle and all labels are intact but a little tattered. I wouldn't begin to guess its value maybe you can help. Thank You Denise.

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From: Kara Sisk kara.sisk xsearhc

To: Digger

subject: hey

Date: 08-05-2003

 Hi, My name is Kara Sisk. I just found your site yesterday, and although i don't have much interest in bottles, I do have a great interest in the turn of the century. I have to tell you that I have found your site invaluable in my research. Well done! Impressive. I am writing a novel about my grandparents, and their both being on the police force at the turn of the century in Wichita Kansas. That would be the 20th Century. My grandfather shot and killed two members of the mob in 1926 out side of a Speakeasy. The mob decided to make an example of him and he was on trial for murder. Anyway, part of the book, being dictated by the time period, has to do with the temperance movement. I found your information on temperance drinks quite enlightening. I also enjoyed the Indian Medicine sections. Very nice. Snake oil, drunks, and organizations like The Anti-saloon League will certainly help with the layers that make a multi-dimensional story. Thanks so much for all the work you do on your site. I love it. Hey, do you have any information about gypsies, or should I say gypsy glass, or bottleware? Gypsies are an intregal part of my story. Wichita is where the gypsy king of the US lives. the glass aspect of it is a shot in the dark, but worth it. Again thanks so much, kara sisk sitka alaska

 -- Kara Sisk SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital

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From: Kara Sisk

To: Digger

subject: hey

Date: 08-05-2003

 Oh I forgot to ask the question that I wanted to ask you. How much of your inofrmation comes from the actual bottles? Is all of it initiated from the bottles? thanks, kara sisk

 -- Kara Sisk SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital

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From: Lisa York

To: Digger

subject: Vintage Hiram Walker ect.

Date: 08-05-2003

 

 --- Lisa York

 --- lisayorkusa Dear Sirs, I have an unopened bottle of Hiram Walker's "Manhattan Cocktail" made by Hiram Walker & Sons Inc. of Peoria Illinois. The serial number on the seal on the cap is #14A5094758. Also, a tiny bottle of Glenmore's Old Thompson brand Blended Whiskey . On it's back lable it says "Better because it's wed in the wood". Also, a tiny bottle of Fleischmann's Preferred Blended Whiskey. These were found with a bottle of Old GrandDad which has a date on it of 1938. Could you give me any idea what these are worth or what sites to go to, to find out? Any help would be most appreciated! Thank you so much, & best regards, Lisa York

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From: Michael D. Robinson

To: Digger

subject: hello

Date: 09-05-2003

 A friend of mine recently gave me a bottle made by the Rochester Germicide Company of Rochester, NY. The date on the bottle reads PAT. Jan 25 1888. The company changed its name in 1980 to the Rochester Midland Company. Any additional information about the bottle would be helpful. thank you Michael Robinson mdrobin1  

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From: jatee

To: Digger

subject: Robert Cary & Co.

Date: 09-05-2003

 Hi, Really enyou your site, and thanks for so much info on bottles. One quick question.......any info on a "Robert Carey & Co - New Orleans, La." Clear, with cork in excellent condition. Thanks for your time, JT in Ky.

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From: Mea94

To: Digger

subject: RE:Grolsch lager beer

Date: 09-05-2003

 Hello, I found this site and wanted to know about this bottle. I have six of them 16 fl oz has cork with wire attached to it. Picture of a man still on bottle. Could you give me any history? Thank you

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From: Rosemary

To: Digger

subject: Maker's Mark on Flask

Date: 09-05-2003

 Hi, I came across your website while searching for info on the markings on the bottom of a sorta old flask. It's glass with a leather wrap around the top, a chrome base, and an attached top with an interesting twist open action. The cork insert is intact. The markings on the bottom are: A&N L NP Thanks for any info you may be able to provide. R. Jones rosemary

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From: DEBRA VOLLING

To: Digger

subject: cobys whiskey

Date: 09-05-2003

 hello i was hoping that you could help me out with a value on a bottle of whiskey. it is still full and sealed. cobys park lane canadian whiskey.the bottle is 25ounces and is from 1945. any help would be appreciated. thank you debbie

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From: John Rutledge

To: Digger

subject: Old Canadian whiskey

Date: 10-05-2003

 I have one bottle of Canadian Club Whiskey,never opened, and corked. It appears that about 3 ozs have evaportaed over the years. The Canadian excise stamp placed across the top of the bottle indicates 1913 from Ottawa. The second bottle is also unopened and from what I cansee no whiskey has evaporated. The manufacturer was Gooderham and Worts and since it came from the same cellar I suspect the age is approximately the same. The paper seals across the top bear the code 8595169A for the Canadian Club and 8595547A for the Gooderham &Worts Canadian Whiskey bottle. Any ideas on the value or where I might go to try to track it down. John Rutledge

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From: Wilken Rebecca

To: 'Digger' Digger

subject: hi again

Date: 10-05-2003

 Dear Digger I wrote you awhile back about the Wilken Distillery bottle. In the bit of searching I have done, I have come across a few people asking about a bottle with 3 three faces a couple building with smoke stacks on it and the last one I saw said there was only one face on it. I was wondering if you have had any new inquiries on the bottle or have found out any more about it. I would love to obtain one of those bottles as the men on the bottles are my uncles. thanks for any help. BeckyWilken Rebecca J Wilken Computer Operator Data Processing x 4306/4188 Autec/Andros Island Work like you don't need the money ... Love like you have never been hurt ... and ... Dance like nobody is watching ...

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From: brandon Overstreet

To: Digger

subject: hi

Date: 11-05-2003

 Hi, I have a 6.4 ounce bottle of 1968 imported Lancers vin rose wine, imported from Portugal. It's unopened and has original label. Was wondering if it's worth anything? Thanks, Bj

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From: ONALIMB

To: Digger

subject: linco

Date: 12-05-2003

 I found a brown glass gallon jug that was a bleach bottle. The brand is linco, how old is it. onalimbtree

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From: WayBaby

To: Digger

subject: Found near Civil War site

Date: 12-05-2003

 I recently found a bottle that is about 12 inches tall. It reads Club House Bourbon bottled only by M. Shaughnessy & Co. St. Louis. Got any ideas of where it came from? Where can I find the history of the company? Thanks, Kim

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From: DUKE9837

To: Digger

subject: (no subject)

Date: 12-05-2003

 i have a bottle that says livings and wenzel ny usa annd thats it can you help thanks.

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From: Lillian Kulic

To: Digger

subject:

Date: 12-05-2003

 Hi, I have what is left of two decanters, the label says Julius Wile NY Blackberry Liqueur. It I believe is clay uneven roughened clay with raised glazed designs that look Indian or Egyptian with some type of hyroglyphic writing. It is multi colored. Shaped like a milk pitcher but very slim more like a sephora. It is bronzy brown in different shades throughout. It was sealed with a cork. The inside of the bottle is smooth like porcelain. On the bottom it reads Garnier Enghiem, made in Italy. It is oval shaped with a width of about 3". There is an engraving that looks like 11 or it could be a P or d, depending how you hold it. Could you give me some insight as to if it is worth anything at all. Thank you for you time and effort. Lila aka Lillian .msn0

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From: Laurie Whitehouse

To: Digger

subject: antique glass

Date: 12-05-2003

 Hi Digger, We just found a glass with two spouts -about the size of a shot glass -it looks to be hand blown and has HA on the bottom with the H larger than the A and the A under and up into the H. It is thick glass and pretty clear. It was found buried in Reading Massachusetts. Thank you, Laurie

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From: RandShel

To: Digger

subject: help

Date: 13-05-2003

 i do know what this bottle is but u can tell me the age on it......i think it's pear brandy but be easyer to research if i had and age on the bottle. just thought u might have seen one before.....thx, Randy

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From: Spohc spohc

To: Digger

subject: White Crow

Date: 13-05-2003

 Hi,I was wondering if you would know anything about a tomato sauce bottle "White Crow" it as a crow with a snake and an applied top and puce in colour it's mint condition. Thanx Craig

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From: SilverTiger

To: Digger

subject: question

Date: 13-05-2003

 i have a "warner's safe kidneys and live cure" embossed left hidge safe bottle. from rochester nY. it hase some letters on the bottom and is about 7 1/2 inches tall. about how much could i sell it for. im guessing it is around 1850-60's. thank you julie

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From: thillmon

To: Digger

subject: Bourbon Porcelian decanter

Date: 14-05-2003

 I have a bourbon liquor bottle that is made in the shape of a castle. Inscribe on the front is "1699 Williamsburg Capital of Virginia 1780." Made by heirlooms of Tomorrow. American distilling co. What is it worth. Thanks

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From: DFH32

To: Digger

subject: Elvis Decanter music box

Date: 14-05-2003

 Hi Digger My son in law has the whole collection of Elvis Decanter music boxes mad by Mccormick. Can you help us with the value please. These are still in original boxes. Thank you Darlene

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From: Memrbell

To: Digger

subject: healy & bigelow's kickapoo indian advertising

Date: 14-05-2003

 Are you familiar with any of the advertising pieces this company put out? I am trying to find any information about cardboard or paper doll cut outs that this company used as either advertising or as a give-away of some kind. I have not been able to find out anything and was wondering if you would know where I can go to find out the value of this item. Please e-mail me at memrbell Thanks.

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From: J Myers Go4dolls

To: Digger

subject: I have a question

Date: 14-05-2003

 Hi Digger, I see by your web site that you deal in old bottles. Well I don't have a question about a bottles but, about a Medical text book printed in 1811. I can send you digital photos if you are interested. I'm just trying to find out info on it. Maybe you know someone that could help me. Thanks for your time. Mrs. Jenny Myers

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From: Marti

To: Digger

subject:

Date: 15-05-2003

 Hello Digger - I have 1930ish Whiskey decantor in excellent condition. He stands about 10 1/2" has a brown and white stripped shirt with 4 buttons on both sides of shirt and pants. The markings on the bottom are VW z over a J and 45. It is marked "made in Holland". He is wearing a black hat, and black pants. He is holding two "whiskey" bottles, one under each arm marked "bols". Please let me know if this is something of value or where I could do some more research on this. Thank you! marti

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From: MarshaDominici

To: Digger

subject: I own 7 (seven) unopened decanters of liquer.

Date: 15-05-2003

 Are they called the "Gun Fighters " series put out by McCormick distilllery inWeston Mo. The sides read From Authentic paintings in the overland hotel, Reno, Nevad, bottom read American Porcelain. All of these gunfights are still retained in their orignal boxes. I have many more filled liqueur bottles too. Thank you, Marsha Dominici

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From: Young, Kyle

To: Digger

subject:

Date: 16-05-2003

 I found an old bottle in the woods while I was turkey hunting and kind find any information about it. It says "Dr. Peter's Oleoid" on one side and "Prepared by Dr. Peter Fahrney and Sons Co. Chicago Ill USA" on the other. And also "Pat. Applied For 20" on the bottom" I am not a bottle collector. I was just trying to find some information about the bottle. Any help would be appreciated. Kyle Young

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From: Vanessa

To: Digger

subject: Crown Beverages

Date: 17-05-2003

 My bottle I'm researching is a 7 1/2 oz "Crown Quality Beverages" It has on the bottom: 3 O 60 1. G-407 On the back it has Capacity 7 1/2 OZS BOTTLED BY CROWN BOTTLING COMPANY DELAWARE, OHIO Just curious what it might be worth. Thanks in advance for your help!

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From: Clark Simmons

To: Digger

subject: J & R cobalt blue hand blown and hand enameled decantur and glasses

Date: 17-05-2003

 Hi Digger, I'm trying to find information on the subject above. Blue cobalt decantur with beverage glasses; gold enamel and white, yellow, and rustic red flowers painted on them. Bottom of items in the center are rough to touch. On the neck of the decantur is added pieces of blown glass and covered in gold enamel. Decantur is ball shaped with a neck approx. 7 inches, mouth is horn shape. Please let me know if you have any info.

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From: Hemray97

To: Digger

subject: L-100 INSULATOR FOUND

Date: 17-05-2003

 HELLO I AM TOMMY today i found a some what unusal insulator. it is a L-100 CLEAR GLASS EMBERSSED SHIPS ANCHOR ALSO SAYS 7H4 PAT.D 193431 THANKS FOR YOUR HELP I LIKE MORE INFO AND WHAT USED FOR AND PRICE I FOUND IT LONG TELEGRAPH POLES LONG THE RAILROAD TRACKS FROM TOMMY

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From: Craig Jefferson

To: Digger

subject: georg kreuzberg/aurweiler

Date: 17-05-2003

 Digger.. My great grand parents found this very fine stoneware bottle on the beach in Galveston, Texas on their honeymoon in 1900. I have found the story on the fruitless vineyard of Kreuzberg and wondered for the sake of valuation if you could direct me to an appraisal of this find. There is but one small chip on the lower portion of the loop handle. I estimate the bottle to be one liter in volume. There is a "No 13" on the opposite side from the embossed label. An anchor adorns the center of the identification. The glaze is as good as new. Thank you.

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From: Thomas Brown

To: Digger

subject: old fitzgerald distillery

Date: 18-05-2003

 curious. have bottle of bourbon details 290mm high,genuine procelain design from old fitzgerald collectors gallery has irish scenes all round has a four leaves shamrock bottle stopper 86 proof bourbon,never opened called irish charm dated 1977. as i live in australian i dont much about above subject a

 ---worth keeping b---sell c---drink if you can help many thanks have a good day tom brown

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From: Parkerjohn

To: Digger

subject: (no subject)

Date: 18-05-2003

 I have a light green coke bottle from Chattanooga Tenn. made by Chatt. Glass. The whole bottle is embossed. IT says presented to Major Edward Bowes july15-1937.It has the Tenn. River and Lookout MT. , and umbrella rock it also has cannons and cannon balls around the bottom of it.It also says on it Chatt. Tenn. guest city for Major Edward Bowes and his original amateur program. This bottle is like new has been in our family for many years. Can you tell me anything or the value of it i might want to sell it. Thank You.

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From: Cindy

To: Digger

subject: Ammonol Chemical Co.

Date: 18-05-2003

 I have an old medicine bottle. Its about 4 in tall, clear and has a label. Cork top. It reads Ammonol. The Ammonol Chemical Co., New York, USA. June 30, 1906. It is full of white powder substance. I have looked every where on this, and I can not find anything. Thanks for anything you can come up with. Amy

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From: Thomas Brown

To: Digger

subject: irish mist

Date: 18-05-2003

 have bottle ot unopened irish mist it is a irish grenader guard standing 430 mm he is in full dress at bottom says irish mist,irelands legendary liqueur is this worth much regards tom brown have other bottles such as the opening of the sydney harbour bridge etc etc thank you for your help

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From: JWPW

To: Digger

subject: deep blue decanter/stopper

Date: 18-05-2003

 Hello, I have a deep blue, very thin glass, decanter, I believe it is. It is about 8" tall and the stopper is 3" long. It has gold around the neck, and large numbers were over the gold looks to have read 1827. Much of the gold "gilding" has been rubbed off. The bottle itself looks like a vase, but the stopper makes me feel it's more a decanter. Below the neck, it spreads out wider, and is probably 8" in diameter. On the front is more of the gold, and a painting of blue, white and pink flowers, maybe pansies. It's very delicate looking. On the bottom, in the glass itself, like in the mold it does read something, just can't make out anything more than the word "Co." On the neck, either over or under the date that was there are letters, fancily printed all the way around the neck, looking through the neck of the bottle, with a light beamed in I can see the letters NGL, I'm thinking England. It's a very pretty bottle, and interested in any history you can help with. Thank You, Pam

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From: Peggy Hickman

To: Digger

subject: W.C. Fields decanter/music box

Date: 19-05-2003

 i have a whiskey decanter of W.C. Fields standing on top of a music box. i can't find who distributed this. the music box still plays and he turns while the music is playing. can you help me find out the history of this decanter? thank you Peggy

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From: MrDFloyd

To: Digger

subject: Rheinstrom Brothers

Date: 19-05-2003

 Hi, on a recent diggiing trip in Mississippi, my husband and I pulled up something unusual. Its made out of medal, about 3 inches in height and 1 1/2 inches across). On one side it says Jed Clayton Old Whiskey on the other side it has a picture of a man sitting on a barrell (the barrell says old jeds best) under the picture it says Rheinstrom Bros. Cincinnati. I sorta lokks like it could have been a letter holder (it has two sides and has a slit in between the two sides. The only thing I could find about it on the computer was the Rheinstrom Brothers sold whiskey or something so I that maybe you knew something about it. Thank you Summer Floyd

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Eclipse Cement and Blacking Company cirica 1912

From: Robert Gross

To: Digger

subject: Is it old?

Date: 19-05-2003

 Hi Digger, I have a quesiton about a bottle I picked up at a second hand store. Its dark olive green in color,it has a cork top and it has mold seams on two sides also an embossed label that reads (ECLIPSE FRENCH SATIN GLOSS). The label is molded into the bottle. There are some bubbles in the glass and the bottom of the bottle has some numbers(773) then a line and (5A) under the line. The numbers are also molded into the bottom of the bottle, enclosed by a circle. I hope I gave you enough info. I don`t have a scanner at this time, sorry about that. But any information would be appreciated. Thank you for your time, Irene Gross

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From: C Scott

To: Digger

subject: Sherry Decanter

Date: 19-05-2003

 This decanter (still in original box) has an unbroken seal with that says London 1925. The bottom of the bottle says London Winery Limited, 1967, London Ontario Canada. There are a few letters in form of the 1967 but I can't make them out. It has a starburst on the bottle. The glass of the decanter feels quite thick. Should we drink it or sell it :) Please see pics for details. Thanks for any assistance you can offer. Pam

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From: Givemearezn

To: Digger

subject: Question!

Date: 19-05-2003

 I am on the search for some information on an emerald green bottle that is 13 1/2" tall, it has a thin tubular top with a round bottom. The top has a claw on the round top of the bottom and the top has a removable topper with the letters RB. I would like to know what the RB stands for and where would I search for this type of information. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks for your time. LuAnn Thanks again, LuAnn

Read More about Round Bottom Bottles

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From: Simoni Family aattdd xpacbell

To: Digger

subject: T.A.W. ???

Date: 19-05-2003

 MR DIGGER I'VE BEEN TRYING TO RESEARCH AN OLD BOTTLE I FOUND ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO IN SAN FRANCISCO. I'M NOT HAVING MUCH LUCK SO I FIGURED YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP ME . THE BOTTLE IS ABOUT 7 1/4 INCHES TALL HAS NAPA SODA ON ONE SIDE AND NATURAL MINERAL WATER ON THE OTHER WITH THE INITIALS T.A.W. UNDER NATURAL MINERAL WATER. THIS BOTTLE IS GREEN AND HAS A BLOB TOP. I'M A RETIRED CONSTRUCTION WORKER AND FOUND MANY INTERESTING BOTTLES IN SAN FRANCISCO DURING MY CAREER. I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU COULD HELP ME OUT AND GIVE ME AN IDEA ON WHAT ITS VALUE IS. ALSO THE BOTTLE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION THANK YOU. AL SIMONI

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From: DPOHILL

To: Digger

subject: No Subject

Date: 20-05-2003

 Hi... Years ago I purchased a unique Seagram copper-clad bottle with a cork/copper stopper. Extremely art deco in design. Any idea where I can get info on it? thanks, Jerry Clarke

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From: Jboggie8881

To: Digger

subject: pierre smirnoff

Date: 20-05-2003

 i have a pierre smirnoff bottle 500ml in good shape dated 1882. It does have the crown on the bottle. i was woundering if you knew how much it is worth? if you could help me out on this i would be very greatful! thank you jessica

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From: Sandpath00

To: Digger

subject: (no subject)

Date: 21-05-2003

 Do you know how to get the water out of seltzer bottles?

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From: deniseleatherman

To: Digger

subject: Wine bottles and family ties

Date: 21-05-2003

 Dear Digger, I'm still not sure how your name came up on from the info I put into the computer but it I am still in shock. I have to ask you first if there is any chance that you have ever lived in Lebanon Missouri? Second, if you did, do you remember the following people: George Henry Meyer ( he was my father and we lived in the community of Dove) Dennis Hoskins ( my grandfather, lived in Dove also) Quentin Donigan ( my uncle, lives in Dove still) My name is Denise Meyer Leatherman. I live in Independence, Mo. I have a wine bottle I got from my Uncle Quentin. It has the following information on it: FRUIT INDUSTRIES, LTD. FRUIT INDUSTRIES, LTD PURE WINES LOS ANGELES NEW YORK SAN FRANCISCO CHICAGO REGISTERED REFILLING PROHIBITED The back says ONE QUART The top has a metal band that was painted orange that has the following: PAT 1875431 My husband is making home made wine and my uncle told me I could have it but that if I could find out whether it is worth anything then whatever it is worth I would give him half of the money he could get by selling it. He had used it as a bottle to feed new born calves with and it had not been cleaned up when I got it. I suspect that he may have gotten it from my dad. My dad drank wine and Old crow and made home made wine himself. He worked for E.L. Cappoferri and I have at least one of the italian wine bottles in the basket that he got from him. Anyway I am really looking forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Denise Meyer Leatherman

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From: Classoftwo03

To: Digger

subject: Hello

Date: 22-05-2003

 Hello, I found an old brown bottle with the words "Vinol" wrote on the front and on the bottom it reads "Private Mould Patented April 19, 1898" could you give me some information on the bottle and if it is worth anything? Thank You, ~Robert~

Read about Vinol Bottles Digger

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From: wendy mckenzie hippymomma1960

To: Digger

subject: wine bottle

Date: 22-05-2003

 i have a wine bottle that was produced and bottled in cevin-santa lucia of pontedeva italy., sold by vento wine import company of cleveland ohio. it is in the shape of a fish on the neck it is numbered 138648 dated 1975. it is a white table wine (frascati). let me know what u think..

Read More on Vento Bottles Digger

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From: arid xzianet0

To: Digger

subject:

Date: 23-05-2003

 Hi Digger - greetings from Lincoln County, New Mexico. We dug up a bottle -= as follows: PD&Co. 184 on bottom; 7-l/2" tall, 3" diameter, 2-l/4" neck - cork type- dark amber. Please give us any info you can - thanks so very much - arid xzianet0

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From: Sherri Puckett sherrigail

To: Digger

subject: need information

Date: 24-05-2003

 I bought an old bottle at a yard sale. It is a small glass bottle that says "THE NAME St. Joseph's ASSURES PURITY." Do you know anything about this bottle or if it's worth anything? Thanks. Sherri  ________________________________

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From: Sonny cperry

To: Digger

subject: Soda Water

Date: 24-05-2003

 Digger: I dug a bottle out of the river bank that is aqua green, 7 3/4" tall, round at the top and bottom, but square in the middle, 6 fluid oz., 6 raised stars at the top, all letters are raised as follows: SODA WATER property of the coca*cola bottling co has a crown top and appears to be ABM, but is difficult to see any seam on the lip. Has the following numbers 1188EG22 and PAT NO 49729. Can you give me the background?

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From: Grant W.Nelson Sr.

To: Digger

subject: Asprin

Date: 25-05-2003

 Digger: Is this an old aspirin bottle? 15/16 th across the top, 3" high Grant

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From: Doug dougie

To: Digger

subject: tullamore dew crock

Date: 25-05-2003

 I have an unopened crock bottle of tullamore dew irish whisky, the bottle is wax sealed and has a porcelain top to use after the bottle is opened. the bottle says " tullamore dew blended 86 proof 12 yr old irish whiskey" on one side and "bottled by d.e. limited for the tullamore distillery, tullamore ireland" on the other side it also says " jar contains usige baugh blend irish whiskey". what do you think this is worth??? can you tell me about how old the bottle (crock) is???? thank you doug proffitt

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From: JoeWLeone

To: Digger

subject: The Spirit of 76 Wild Turkey Decanter

Date: 25-05-2003

 Digger I have a Wild Turkey 101 proof whiskey decanter. It is bottle No. 5, which has a red/white/blue ribbon that says "THE SPIRIT Oof 76" on it. There are also six small American flags (various versions of the flag) and one larger American flag with the 50 stars and 13 stripes. I believe I still have the box it came it, but the bourbon, unfortunately has been consumed! Can you tell me what this version of the Wild Turkey series is worth? I cannot find anything like it on Ebay. thanks

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From: Kathy Milstead

To: Digger

subject: Some Glass Questions

Date: 25-05-2003

 

Hello:

 

I have some questions for you about several bottles that my husband and I have uncovered on our property - initially as we were building our new home and more recently as rains have slowly eroded away dirt on the back of the lot.  We are intrigued with our finds and actually did a little bit of research today.  We found out a little bit; actually, just enough to peak our interest.  I will detail our finds and what we were able to learn, but there is one bottle in particular I have not been able to locate anything on and hope you can shed some light.

 

Our first find was a Hayner Whiskey bottle.  The raised lettering ‘Hayner Whiskey’ and ‘Distillery Troy, Ohio’ are on the bottle side and the raised lettering ‘Design Patented Nov. 30th, 1897’ is on the bottom of the bottle along with the number ‘208’ inside a diamond and the number 7 below the diamond.  I did find a web site today that gave me a bit of information on this one.  I understand that this is one of the few companies to survive the prohibition era and that the company finally shut its doors in 1928.  The site also indicated that one of these bottles in near mint condition would be worth about $15 – is that correct?  Unfortunately, our speciman has 2 large chips missing in the very top of the bottle – but it was a neat find none-the-less.  Is this a pretty common find or not?

 

Our second find was a ‘Dr. Tichenor’s Antiseptic’ bottle.  A visit to the Dr. Tichenor’s web site confirmed for us that this was in fact one of the earliest bottles that was used when they first started manufacturing.  We were a little excited with this one.  Our bottle is 3.5 inches tall, .5 inch wide and has the raised letters ‘Dr. Tichenors’ on one side and ‘Antiseptic’ on the other side.  One flat side of the bottle is slightly recessed.  Our speciman has a chip in the very top rim that circles about ½ the top of the bottle, otherwise it is in good shape.  I did not locate a value on this one nor am I certain the exact age, but the bottle design like ours was originally put into use during the civil war.  I don’t know how long they used the original design before moving to the next version.  Any additional information you can provide would be appreciated.  Any idea of possible value?

 

Next, we located a small six-sided clear glass bottle about 2.25 inches tall that has a tiny threaded top.  It looks to me like it might be a perfume bottle, but there are no other markings to indicate what it may be or where it came from except for a small raised ‘1’ on the bottom of the bottle.  There is a small chip in the top rim of this speciman as well.

 

Our next find was a tiny amber/brown bottle that is shaped like a miniature wine bottle.  This speciman is in perfect condition with no chips.  The bottle is 3.25 inches tall and the opening at the top of the neck is barely .25 inches wide.  There are no threads so either it was corked or stoppered or had no top at all.  The only other markings on this one is the number ‘12’ in raised lettering on the outer edge of the bottle bottom and what you might call a flying ‘V’ on the opposite edge on the bottom in raised lettering.  This one I have no clue about.


 

 

Next we found what looks like may be an old whiskey flask/bottle.  The bottle shape looks like several old whiskey samples we were able to locate on the web at various sites.  However, our speciman has no raised lettering at all that might identify the manufacturer and the only markings are an irregular circular mold marking and a raised diamond shape in the center of the bottle bottom.  The neck of the bottle is about 1.5 inches long and was obviously corked or stoppered.  The ‘shoulders’ of the bottle round out away from the neck and gently taper to the bottom of the bottle.  The mold markings run straight up both  sides all the way to the top of the bottle and form very pronounced/sharp edges on the bottle sides.  The sharp edges taper into the front and back surfaces which are flat.    The overall height is 6 inches.  From side to side it is about 2.25 and from front to back about 1 inch thick.  That is all I can tell you about this one, perhaps you can shed some more light, maybe not.

 

Our last find is the one I have not been able to locate anything on. So I hope you can help.  It is a very small clear cylinder shaped glass bottle.  Unfortunately the top was broken off at an angle at the neck so all that remains is the body itself and only a tiny slope of the original neck.  The body appears to be in very good shape.  The opening at the neck is only 3/16 of an inch and the height of the body is approximately 2.25 inches.  The bottom is curved inward with no markings at all.  There are 3 rows of raised lettering on the side of the bottle which read ‘Nowland’s’, ‘Direct Applicator’, and ‘(Copyrighted)’.  That’s all I can tell you – I couldn’t locate anything on the web about this one so I would like to know what I have, what it was used for, and how old it might be.  Any help would be appreciated.

 

We are intrigued with our finds and wonder what else we may uncover – we seem to have found a treasure trove of glass on our back lot and we are anxious to see what washes up with the next rain.  Nearly every day we uncover shards of various colors of glass, some which looks modern and some which looks older.  Who know what else we may find.

 

I will appreciate your time and any additional information you can provide – this is very new to us and we are just interested in what we might have – if anything.

 

Thanks.

Kathy      

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From: johnh118 x

To: Digger

subject: i have a 2 ark old dump that is bared sand how can i find out

Date: 25-05-2003

 there could be 1000 of old bottle there i need help john thank you

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From: So4realchick

To: Digger

subject: Ask Digger

Date: 26-05-2003

 I have a green Duraglas 3 oz bottle with the #11 on it. could you please help me with the value of this jar. Looks like maybe old vicks jar. Thanks Sophia So4Realchick

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From: Peggy Hickman

To: Digger

subject: music box decanter

Date: 26-05-2003

 hello digger, i have a red skelton as clem caddilehopper whiskey decanter on top of a music box. there isn't any markings any where that i can find. the only thing i found was the words TOYO JAPAN on the music box, that is the working part. it still plays. can you help me find out what distillary made this decanter and if it is wirth anything. thank you peggy hickman

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From: grantolm grantolm xsk.

To: Digger

subject: Hinds Honey and almond Cream A.S. Hinds Co Toronto

Date: 26-05-2003

 Hinds honey and Almond Cream A.S Hinds co Toronto Canada

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From: ITSAMAZZING

To: Digger

subject: Whiskey Decanter

Date: 26-05-2003

 Hello There, I have an 1962 whiskey decantur from the Worlds Fair in Washington State, it is shaped like the Space Needle, the whiskey inside was James Bean, it has this number on the bottom d33414562. Any clues of it's value? Thanks much, Melody Nickel

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From: jonedk1

To: Digger

subject: whiskey

Date: 26-05-2003

 We had a quick question. We randomly stole a bottle of Mr. Tilford's whiskey in a music stand from our parents one night and drank it all. We now realize this was a collectors item. Realizing our parents will one day realize it is gone, we were wondering what this bottle was worth approximately. If you could give us a ballpark figure, we'd really appreciate it. Thank you.

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From: rick chiofalo

To: Digger

subject:

Date: 27-05-2003

 I have an unopened bottle of crown royal from 1962. It still has the tax seal on it and it is in original box. Any idea how much it is worth? Rick Chiofalo

 

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From: EHakkinen

To: Digger

subject: (no subject)

Date: 27-05-2003

 Recently, cleaning out my grandmother's apartment, we found a clear bottle, filled with gold liquer (clear liquer with gold flecks). The bottom was a music box with a ballerina, which appeared to be inside the bottle. The label was Ball or Bali, and was made in Amsterdam in 1868.

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From: Heikkinen Richard

To: 'Digger

subject: 1942 wl weller

Date: 27-05-2003

 I was trying to fine the value of a 1942 wl weller unopened 100 proof bottle ? They were offered 6500 for the bottle is that fare ? Thanks Rick Heikkinen.

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From: Heikkinen Richard

To: 'Digger' Digger

subject: 1942 wl weller

Date: 27-05-2003

 Hello again, I just noticed you have one listed on your website for 35-40 bucks and that was a guess . Also the bottle says 1942 aged 7 years 1949. So why would someone offer 6500.00 for this bottle ??? Thanks again Rick

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From: L711007

To: Digger

subject: (no subject)

Date: 27-05-2003

 I have a Blue and Gold genie shaped Jim Bean bottle, Genuine Regal China,1980, C. Miller, bottle number 145, the bottle is signed on the front by J. J. Mc Shane, How much is it worth, and where can I sell it? Jennifer Rouse

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From: Cgb29

To: Digger

subject: Barr's Outlet

Date: 27-05-2003

 I have a bottle of Old Indian White Liniment distributed by Barr's Outlet. The active ingredients are: Turpentine, Ammonia, Ammonium Chloride, Water, Gum Camphor, Oil of Eucalyputus and Castile. Are you familiar with this and of what value might it have? Thank you, Carol Bean, Shreveport, Louisiana.

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From: Brenda Pelletier

To: Digger

subject:

Date: 26-05-2003

 I know you are busy so I will be brief. Last summer while husband was renovating and digging up th ground he found this bottle. Can't seem to find this bottle on line. Discription as follows: (looking for age and value). Amber, 14" high bottle with Mr. BOSTON'S Pinch Bottle in white off off white paint. Back side says it is an A blend Pinch Bottle Whiskey(bottle was found empty). It is in good condition, has screw cap still open and closable, cap is rusty, but i can still make out what it says on the cap "OLD Mr. Boston brand FINE LIQUORS" and the face of Mr. boston is on the cap. on the bottom of the bottle is and iD number I presume, 1D1 and under that number is 22 57. to th left of those numbers is a 6 and to the right is an impression of a bottle right in the glass. Would appreciate any help you can give me. Have a great day. Brenda

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From: PrideTompkins

To: Digger

subject: (no subject)

Date: 27-05-2003

 Dear Sir, I found a small green bottle with raised lettering on it, "Palmer". Its round and about 6 inches tall. Can you give me any information on it. Thank you, Pride Tompkins

 

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From: john JACKS uk

To: Digger

subject: bells whisky decanters

Date: 28-05-2003

 can you tell me how much a set of 4 (bottle 1/2 bottle 1/4 and miniature bells whisky bell shaped decanters would be worth 2 are unopened thanks john jacks

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From: Mike Foster mfoster

To: Digger

subject: help

Date: 28-05-2003

 Mr. Odell, We have just completed archaeological excavations in downtown historic Prescott, Arizona. We got a lot of liquor, beer, wine, and medicine bottles. Unfortunately we have had little success in finding retail price information on these products, most of which date between 1864 and 1900. Do you have any suggestions. Thank you, Mike Foster Michael S. Foster, Ph.D. Senior Project Manager SWCA Environmental Consultants (602)274-3831

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From: vze33.

To: Digger

subject: (no subject)

Date: 28-05-2003

 Jack, I found a small greenish bottle about 3" tall with a rolled lip top no cap found There is 2 oz. on the neck of the bottle The bottom has the name Griffin with a "griffin in a circle" logo/trademark there is a 5 next to it and what looks like a "P" in a circle. PAT 63892? hard to read What can you tell me about it? Age, what it was used for, value, ect ect Thank-you. Elliot Ross

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From: Mike Foster mfoster

To: 'Digger' Digger

subject: RE: help

Date: 28-05-2003

 We are an environmental consulting firm. We conducted the excavations under contract to the City of Prescott. I am not interested in the price of the bottles, I was just wondering if you knew of any sources of information of the retail costs of patent medicines and beer, wine, and liquor in the late 1800s. We are trying to figure out how expensive these items were so we can do an economic assessment of the different deposits we excavated. For example, what was the price of different bitters and other cure-alls in the late 1800s, what did a beer cost, a bottle of wine, etc. We have some information, but not much. The information is for a report we will submit to the City of Prescott and Sharlot Hall Museum where the materials will be curated. Any help or direction would be appreciated. Thanks for responding.

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From: Digger

To:Digger] Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003

 12:21 PM

To: Mike Foster

subject: Re: help I will do appraisals for a fee. What do you need the price information for? Is this a private enterprise or a public one?

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From: "Mike Foster" mfoster xswca0

To: Digger Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003

 1:58 PM

subject: help Mr. Odell, We have just completed archaeological excavations in downtown historic Prescott, Arizona. We got a lot of liquor, beer, wine, and medicine bottles. Unfortunately we have had little success in finding retail price information on these products, most of which date between 1864 and 1900. Do you have any suggestions. Thank you, Mike Foster Michael S. Foster, Ph.D. Senior Project Manager SWCA Environmental Consultants (602)274-3831

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From: Lgtrdb200

To: Digger

subject: Squibb

Date: 28-05-2003

 I have a dig in Norman Okla. Iam finding dark colbolt blue,brown,clear Squibb bottles.Ive found some info on Dr Squibb but not his med bottles.is there a place I can info on his bottles

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From: MARY DEBORD JIMAR96

To: Digger

subject:

Date: 29-05-2003

 I am trying to find information on a bottle of Scotch Whiskey that has been "aging" in my parents' basement for approximately the last 25-30 years. It is a bottle of Bullock Lade's Old Rarity Scotch Whiskey distilled in Glascow,Scotland. do you have any information on how old this is? James DeBord Jimar96

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From: Audrey Hyback uniquetoantique

To: Digger

subject: Glass wheel barrel

Date: 29-05-2003

 Hello, My husband and I found a small glass wheel barrel (6" long) mixed in with a lot of old bottles at an estate sale recently and can't figure out what it was used for or any information on it. Possibly you can help. The bottom is embossed "Avor 1 1/8 oz., V.G. CO, Jenet, PA", and the wheel is attatched with a coder pin. The wheel itself we believe is a red tin. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Audrey

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From: Cloud-Gatherer x

To: Digger

subject: clear glass hand

Date: 29-05-2003

 my brother dug up a bottle that looks like a hand. it's clear, has a seam, no markings on it, it has a screw top for lid. the opening is on the middle finger and has a opening like a cologne bottle. i dont have a lid but the bottle is about 6 inches tall. i would like to know where it came from what was in it for sure and if it has a value.

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From: JUDYLOUNTOO

To: Digger

subject: John Lennon

Date: 29-05-2003

 Hello, I have an anniversary brandysauce decanter (bottle) bottled by Marita Spirts ltd. It has JOHN LENNON on the bottle and has a A on the bottom. The bottom say authentic Liverpool Porcelain. Does it have any value? Thanks, Judy

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From: Mike Foster mfoster xswca0

To: 'Digger' Digger

subject: RE: help

Date: 29-05-2003

 Thanks much. I will get you some information early next week. Of course we will acknowledge your assistance. We hope to get a monograph out of this some day, will send you a copy. Thanks again.

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From: Digger [mail

To:Digger] Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003

 12:32 PM

To: Mike Foster

subject: Re: help I get it. For public benefit I do not charge a fee. I have a large number of wholesale druggist catalogs which give prices of items. I have some dating from as early as 1875 up through the turn of the century. Costs of soda and beer will be more difficult to obtain but I have some related material. Generally the items such as the patent medicines were very expensive in comparison to the cost of other goods. If you have compiled a list, I can see what I can find. I could also scan a few pages which might help give a general idea. Digger

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From: "Mike Foster" mfoster

To: "'Digger'" Digger Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003

 6:06 PM

subject: RE: help We are an environmental consulting firm. We conducted the excavations under contract to the City of Prescott. I am not interested in the price of the bottles, I was just wondering if you knew of any sources of information of the retail costs of patent medicines and beer, wine, and liquor in the late 1800s. We are trying to figure out how expensive these items were so we can do an economic assessment of the different deposits we excavated. For example, what was the price of different bitters and other cure-alls in the late 1800s, what did a beer cost, a bottle of wine, etc. We have some information, but not much. The information is for a report we will submit to the City of Prescott and Sharlot Hall Museum where the materials will be curated. Any help or direction would be appreciated. Thanks for responding.

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From: Digger [

To:Digger] Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003

 12:21 PM

To: Mike Foster

subject: Re: help I will do appraisals for a fee. What do you need the price information for? Is this a private enterprise or a public one?

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From: "Mike Foster" mfoster

To: Digger Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003

 1:58 PM

subject: help Mr. Odell, We have just completed archaeological excavations in downtown historic Prescott, Arizona. We got a lot of liquor, beer, wine, and medicine bottles. Unfortunately we have had little success in finding retail price information on these products, most of which date between 1864 and 1900. Do you have any suggestions. Thank you, Mike Foster Michael S. Foster, Ph.D. Senior Project Manager SWCA Environmental Consultants (602)274-3831

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From: DOROTHYDENEARL

To: Digger

subject: (no subject)

Date: 29-05-2003

 HI I FOUND THIS JUG IN A OLD BARN, COVERED WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE TAR OIL, COULD YOU TELL ME ANY INFO ON IT, VALUE WOULD GUESS ABOUT 1850S, HAS BLUE ON TOP,14" HIGH, ABOUT 6&1/2" WIDE. NO CRACKS, SIGNED GRAHAM & HOWER, LOOKS LIKE FOXESTOWN O.]DENNY DOROTHYDENEARL ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED

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From: Lopez, Carlos Carlos.Lopez2 xalcoa0

To: 'Digger' Digger

subject: GARNIER liqueur

Date: 30-05-2003

 Dear Digger, I have been trying -unsuccessfully- to find information about the history of the French GARNIER liqueurs (year founded, location, history, about their ceramic bottles and decanters, etc....). I havethe same questions for GIFFARD liqueurs. Could you help me in my search? THANKS !!! CARLOS carlitoslopez

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From: Alan McKinstry

To: Digger

subject: Masonic Arch/Eagle Flask

Date: 30-05-2003

 Great website. I have a sapphire blue (not as dark as cobalt) flask (pt. size) with the Masonic Arch and the E Pluribus Unum eagle on the other. The letters JP are under the eagle. The Masonic Arch has all the markings around it. Interesting about it is that someone etched in the letters OSV on the bottom. Now, it does not have a pontil, but no other company markings. I'm assuming it's a reproduction, but haven't been able to find who reproduced it. I don't think it's a Lestoil or Wheaton. I guess there is a part of me that thinks it may be the real thing. Any advice or place I can look? Thanks Anne Marie

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From: dr muerte

To: Digger

subject: botellas antiguas

Date: 30-05-2003

 Tengo una botelle de whisky color verdosa y cuadrda y en su parte de la base de esta se encuentra la siguente incripcion : WALKER¨S KILMARNOCK WHISKY 1800 . Seguramente es el año de fabricacion , me gustaria saber que valor tiene esta botella , tambien cuento con otras botellas antiguas que no estan con incripciones pero son muy antuguas Si tiene alguna informacion comuniquese a la siguiente direccion t Punta Arenas CHILE. atte le saluda. max_sepulveda

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From: Natcrash18

To: Digger

subject: please help me

Date: 31-05-2003

 my father gave me this old BOLs Liqueur that is clear and it has golden flakes when you shake it it is a music box with a ballerina with a red skirt inside. It's kind of round on the bottom then it comes up to the cap The seal has never been broken. On top of the bottle it says the date 1575 and the label has an old guy with a beard and it has lettering and the only thing that stands out to me is the date on the label The date is 1869 I would like it if you knew or ever heard of it before i would like to know how much it would be worth Thanks

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From: Bickford, William william.bickford

To: Digger

subject: Is it worth my time

Date: 31-05-2003

 Sorry to bother you with a newbie question, but I recently discovered a location with a huge amount of vintage bottles of all shapes, sizes and types. By vintage, I mean primarily 1930s to 1940s. The question is whether bottles of this period are highly collectible and if it is worth the time to excavate/clean/market/ship etc. I am not real interested in bottle collecting from my own point of view, but I would hate to see these sent to landfill if they are both valuable and collectible to someone else. Thanks for your time. Bill Bickford

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