October 2005 Questions

Digger Odell Publications 2006

Oct05

From: Sabu Bengals - Lorelei Shelton-

Subject: Question RE: one gallon jug Duraglas A&W Root Beer with old logo $ ?

Date: 10/01/2005 3:09:58 AM

If you have time, tell me what you about the bottle, age, rarity, value? Mainly value. Surely, someone has asked this before but I couldn't find it on your site. If there is anything else you need to know please, ask. Thank you, I appreciate your time.

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From: gert za

Subject: Nigeria Delta

Date: 10/01/2005 12:08:16 PM

Lo Can you help me to determine the age of some bottles I bought from locals in the Nigerian Delta. They found them in the process to excavate sand from the river at Abraka. They are square and about 23 cm high with some writing on one side. They are greenish in colour and got no seals on. The writing on the different bottles are: African, B.R.P.C.Limd. and Hoytema&C. Can send images if that could help. Thanks for the efford. Gert van der Waal

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From: Danny smoke

Subject: Bottles

Date: 10/01/2005 7:47:19 PM

I have about 150-200 bottles that I found over the years working on construction sites. Who can I contact in my area to find out the value of these bottles without getting ripped off. I live in Walden, N.Y. 12586. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Dan Miller

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From: Chaplain David Johnson

Subject: W. T. & Co. #2

Date: 10/01/2005 7:53:23 PM

Howdy - I have a dug bottle from Indiana that I got at a garage sale. It's about 4in tall. On the bottom it says W.T. & Co on the "top" edge, in the middle is a 2 and on the bottom is USA. It's a light aqua in color. Someone told me it's a poison bottle. What can you tell me about it? If you would like pictures let me know. I don't put picture attachments on email until I'm asked. I know I wouldn't/don't open unknown sender attachments. Grace and peace, Dave Chaplain David C. Johnson Lion Hospice Strength -- Courage -- Peace

  It is probably not a poison, but they Whitall Tatum Company "W. T. & Co." did make poison bottles although most were in amber or cobalt glass. Here's the story: Whitall Tatum Company, marked the base of their bottles with the initials W.T. & Co. They specialized in laboratory glassware and many other specialty bottles. Unless colored or otherwise embossed they have a limited value.  Digger

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From: scruver

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10/01/2005 3:54:46 PM

Hi I think these coke bottles are from the fifties city's on bottom are Niagara falls new york, San Francisco, Reno Nevada, Seattle and Tacoma. is there any value? Thank you Scott

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From: beachbum

Subject: Question re: old whiskey bottle

Date: 10/02/2005 4:15:31 AM

Hello. I have a question on a bottle found in Lake Chelan, WA. A bit about the locale. There are two bridges in the town of Chelan, the older overlooks a damn built in the early part of the century. The area in between the two damns is off limits to swimmers as the damn opens without warning to allow drainage. My friend, who is from Chelan and knows the lake well, and I went scuba diving in this area and came across the remains of an old building in about 26 feet of water. We asked several long-term residence of the town my buddy knows about the structure (which we assume was an old bar), but, since the area is off-limits to swimmers, (...but nobody said anything about "no diving") no one even knew it was there. The old floorboards were still there, and several thick beams were still intact around it. Littering the lake floor were bottles of various sizes and conditions. One we came up with looks like a whiskey bottle. It's clear, with side seams running the full length, all the way to the lip. From researching your site, this appears to be an ABM. There are a few tiny bubbles in the glass, none broken. The bottom is smooth with a ovular, upward indentation slightly off center. The cork is inside and mostly intact; a piece of the top of the cork is broken off. I'm sorry I can't send a pic, but my digital camera is broke. Could you give me an idea what this may be worth? Also, I'm stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA, and was wondering if you could tell me of any reputable dealers or shops in the Tacoma/Seattle area that specialize in antique bottles? Thank you in advance for your assistance. Tom Bosch

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From: Paul B

Subject: White Horse Whisky Bottle and Heavy Paper Container

Date: 10/02/2005 8:31:02 AM

Hi, I have a brown White Horse Whisky Bottle in a Heavy paper Embossed container. Bottle is marked "The Old Blend Scotch Whisky of the White Horse Cellar. Just wondering if you might know the age of this item. Have attached a photo. Thanks in advance, Paul Attachment N1: Mvc-001s.jpg

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From: Iz Me

Subject: Question about manmouth jug

Date: 10/02/2005 3:33:19 PM

Hello, I recently got a Jack Daniels jug as a gift, I was interested in anything you could possible share with me about its origin and history possible the age of it and what it may be worth. I have enclosed 2 photos for you to see. Thanks Christine Trainer

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From: Kristine Hussey

Subject: ch graves and sons bottle

Date: 10/02/2005 4:14:02 PM

Hi- My daughter and I found a brown bottle buried in the woods. On the botttom it says CH GRAVES AND SONS BOSTON MASS. It has no cork or label. We live in New Hampshire. Can you tell us where it came from and what it did. Thanks

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From: Chena Weitzer

Subject: 7UP Bottle

Date: 10/02/2005 5:13:48 PM

Hi, I just found a 7UP bottle in the woods at the site where my grandmother crashed her plane and died. I want to know if it is from the time of the crash. There are four numbers on the bottom. 8551 (top) 5 (left) 49 (right) and 33 (bottom) It's bottled in Indianapolis. She crashed in June of 1950. Any ideas? Thanks, Chena

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From: My4RCHS

Subject: Antique Brandy Mini Bottle Filled

Date: 10/02/2005 1:48:20 PM

I have a Black-Berry Brandy distilles et rectifiee 1918 trade mark Premier Liqueur extrait du fruit superior D 30-9 S, on the bottom it says F. Tamames Habana and on the back says A. Trueba Y Co. GDO 30-9 and I can't read the rest, but it is filled and I'm trying to find out a price for this. Can you help or do you know someone who may be interested? Thank you, Liz Wylde

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From: Itsmindy2u2

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/02/2005 3:34:05 PM

I have found two brown(amber) bottles with the word DAZZLE 32 oz. on the slope of the neck it has two seams running up sides no other marks on the bottle. The top has two lips. the bottom has two marks and no words 1 is in the center and could be a jar shape the other off center with no apparent shape to it and indented. Can you tell me anything about these (age, where it was made and what product it held? Thank you for your help in advance.

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From: Diane Armaro

Subject: leather bottle

Date: 10/02/2005 9:34:58 PM

I have a leather (retangular) bottle that is embossed, with two birds on two of the sides, ...two horsemen (one with a lance) on one side, ...and a man (holding a mask?) standing over a dead man and a dead horse on the fourth side. The bottom reads ..Legitima Piel/ Made in Spain and the numbers 235o5 are beneath that. The square stopper is also embossed leather with a raised (button?) in the center of the top. I would appreciate any information you can give me regarding this bottle, as I can't find anything online, .. and most of the Legitima Piel searches are in Spanish. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Vincent Armaro DIANE

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From: MATHENYTRAVIS

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10/02/2005 5:39:02 PM

WE HAVE A VINTAGE OR ANTIQUE GREEN WINE BOTTLE FULL OF WINE IT IS 44" TALL AND 9" AT THE BASE I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO MADE IT AND IF ITS WORTH ANYTHING

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From: Susan Bailey

Subject:

Date: 10/03/2005 8:11:08 AM

Hello, my daughter recently bought a wine or liquor bottle at a yard sale. The bottle has a music box inside encircled in glass it is either a wedding couple or man and woman ballerina inside that plays the Blue Danube waltz. Perhaps you may have a clue. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks Susan Susan Bailey

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From: Kyle Holden

Subject: Steinke & Kornahrens bottle

Date: 10/03/2005 1:36:04 PM

Hi there... I think I have a rare bottle... About 18 years ago my grandfather, now passed, gave me the bottle shown below. His grandmother kept camphor in it as did his mother. It is 8.25" tall and marked Steinke & Kornahrens, Charleston SC, Return This Bottle, and Soda Water. It is very dark blue with a slight chip on the lip. A local "reputable" dealer told me it was a late reproduction due to the fact that it had a ground pontil and offered me $8-15 for it. Needless to say, I kept it based on the oral history of the bottle as well as seeing it in old family photos in a china cabinet in the background. I just don't buy the possibility of it being a repro. I feel if there were repros out there, they could be easily found. What are your thoughts on this bottle? Should I insure it? Thank you very much for your time. Sincerely, Kyle Holden Attachment N1: bottle.jpg

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From: Scott Silva

Subject: older medicine bottles pre-cival war? help!

Date: 10/03/2005 2:17:34 PM

Hello Digger- I am having a problem identifying several bottles found in an old house in Essex Count Massachusetts. 1) Several bottles 2oz and 4 oz with paper labels of (Crompton's Compound Extract of Ginger LYNN, MASS) 2) Several National Extract & Chemical Co. New York City (ginger for stomach problems) 3)Harvard Ginger ale 9 oz (The harvard Co. Lowell, MASS 4) several U. S. medicine ginger root extract bottles. attached are some pictures thaks in advance if you could help me date these

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From: Wlawson1957

Subject: How do I find the age and worth of my bottle

Date: 10/03/2005 1:54:10 PM

It is a bout 6 1/2" tall Clear Glass Metal cap with a metal tube and sprayer to dispense the Windex. Thank you J.L.

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From: Marlon Raidt

Subject: BottleQuestion-English Crock Bottle

Date: 10/03/2005 8:31:40 PM

Could you tell me anything a bout a brown crock bottle that is about 6 inches tall and athe the bottom of the side it says Vitreous StoneWare DENBY Near DENBY P & J ARNOLD LONDON I would appriciate it if you could give me an idea on date and value my friend found it on the creek in Kingfisher, Oklahoma.

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From: Bonita Miller bonitajane

Subject: liquor bottle

Date: 10/03/2005 8:54:32 PM

Hello: I was recently outbid at a fundraising silent auction on a turquoise blue painted bottle, I assume liquor, that was decorated with Alaska 49 symbols. However, the year stamped was 1948. It also said Miller on the bottom (Miller Brewing???). Just curious if you'd ever seen anything like that commemorating the 49th state. Thanks, Bonnie Miller Anchorage, Alaska

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From: Bill Ulrich

Subject: Vento Wine decanters

Date: 10/03/2005 10:12:10 PM

Hey Digger, I have 2 wine decanters from the Vento Wine Imports/inc of Cleveland Ohio collection and I was wondering if they had any value? The first one is: Article No. 7805 (Chinese Warlord) still corked and full of wine. The second one is: Article No.7808 (*Blackbeard* The Pirate) also still corked and full of wine. Thank you for your time any any info you can give. W. C. Ulrich HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

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From: Laura Aaron Nelson

Subject: green crackle fish inquiry

Date: 10/04/2005 9:23:02 AM

To Whom This May Concern -- I collect fish, and recently acquired one like what you have listed below. Can you tell me where to find out more about it -- and approximate value? Crackle glass fish bottle made in the 1960-1970 period in Europe. It's the green fish - mid page. http://www.bottlebooks.com/forsale/fishbottles/fish_bottles.htm I would really appreciate any assistance, as I am coming up with very little info, and I like to document my fish! Thanks, lanok

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From: Gwen gtrory

Subject: wood like bottle

Date: 10/04/2005 8:48:14 AM

It is so good of you to help others identify that which I find impossible.....attached are some pictures The bottom is glass and has the following markings: 07(then a j backwards) and what look like a shamrock with the letter St in the middle ( the S is large , the t is very small. Would appreciate anything you could tell me. sincerely yours Gwen Trory (gtrory) Attachment N1: 197870_c11.jpg Attachment N2: back of austria.JPG Attachment N3: AUSTRIANVASE 1.jpg Attachment N2: bottom of vase.jpg

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From: Almissyhoff

Subject: Whiskey Decanter

Date: 10/04/2005 6:12:47 AM

I don't know if you can help me, but I have a porcelain whiskey decanter on the bottom it says Collector's Limited Edition VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER # 4 "The Heroic Volunteer" 1981 Commonwealth Distillery Cp. Louisville, Kentucky Imported Hand-painted Porcelain. Then there is a sticker on the back that says OLD COMMONWEALTH Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey GENUINE PORCELAIN DECANTER Aged 7 Years in the Wood 80 Proof 750 ml (25.4 Fl. Oz.) Bottled by Commonwealth Distillery Co. Louisville, Kentucky. It is a Fireman holding a little girl and something else in his other hand and it is to be assumed that he is coming out of a burning house, flames are behind him. It has alot of detail. It is empty. I was wondering if it has a value? Missy

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From: Ballard, Tommy

Subject: Do you know what this means?

Date: 10/04/2005 10:24:36 AM

A buddy sent this to me. He's a veteran Civil War relic hunter, but he's unfamiliar with the bottle and its lettering. I'd love to be the one who filled him in. This is what he wrote ... Here are some cool pics from this weekend's relic hunting. The ground was like concrete so I only put in three hours. The bottle is embossed "Paul DeVere & Co Genuine C.V.E." Your guess is as good as mine. Check out the hard-tack that was in the same hut. It survived due to carbonization. It was Han Solo'd in the fire pit. The other junk is eagle buttons, an underwear button encased in genuine VA hut crud, a canteen spout, suspender buckle, and various grommets and percussion caps (the little green thingys). And here's the picture ... bottle.jpeg Attachment N1: bottle.jpeg

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From: cathy philli

Subject: info please

Date: 10/04/2005 11:58:57 AM

hi my name is cathy and I collect bottles just for fun, but I have so many I have no more room for them so im going to sell most of them but do not know what to charge. I have some like my beam bottles and milk bottles im keeping but the other hundreds is going. so how do I start to sell them and I dont know what to ask for them, for instance I have a very funny bottle that says dr.blumers brain builder its so cute but cant find info on it.and ink wells also, if you could direct me to a place I can see how to sell these I would greatly appreciate it, thank you

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From: Kathy Hammond

Subject: perfume bottle ?

Date: 10/04/2005 1:48:01 PM

This is kind of a long shot, but I thought I'd try anyways! There was an e-mail (SaraphinAngel) asking about any information about 4 perfume bottles that had club, diamond, heart, + spade shaped stoppers. My mom has been trying to complete her set (lost 2 bottles in past moves) for years. I was wondering if I could contact this person about purchasing hers. Also, my mother is looking for a perfume bottle from her past. I've only have a description to go on. Been looking through the internet for years , but come up empty. Maybe you can help? It's 4 orange frosted wedges in the shape of orange sections. Each contained a different perfume. Any information you had would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Kathy Hammond khamm626

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From: bud.lillie .

Subject: bottle

Date: 10/04/2005 2:27:23 PM

The bottle is 11 inch's tall. It has most of the label on it. It says Old Putnam straight bourbon bottled in spring of 1913. It is clear glass 1 quart with A cork. The glass is smooth and in good condition. There is the letter B on the bottom of the bottle. Could you tell me the value of this bottle please. It has A long neck so as to rap your hand around when drinking. Thank you Attachment N1: IMSTP.gif Attachment N2: BackGrnd.jpg

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From: William Campbell W

Subject: Help with An Anchor Hocking liquor bottle

Date: 10/04/2005 3:50:30 PM

Hello, I was working in my backyard digging up weeds when I unearthed a brown half-pint sized bottle that has Anchor Hocking's distinctive logo embossed on its bottom. Any labeling or other distinguishing features are long gone. I found your website searching for clues to the bottle's age and I'm hoping you might be able to assist me in deciphering the other information stamped on the bottle's base to help me better pinpoint how old it might be. The Anchor Hocking logo is in the upper right corner. In the middle of the base is D-126 and below that is 67 on the left and 53 on the right. Below the shoulders the bottle is also stamped with "Federal Law Forbids Sale Or Re-Use Of This Bottle, " which I've learned from your site was found on all liquor bottles between 1932 and 1964, making this buried treasure at least 41 years old. I'm pretty sure it's monetary worth is minimal at best, but I am curious to find out how long it might have been out there in my backyard. Attached is a picture to better illustrate the above description. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Will Campbell Los Angeles P.S. I apologize if I'm asking questions that usually fall into the range that you request payment to answer. If so, I thank you for your time. - W Attachment N1: ah.jpg

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From: Debbie Duggan

Subject: 1913 glass jug (fuel?)

Date: 10/04/2005 5:03:40 PM

Hello; I picked up at a second hand shop an old glass jug. It says it was "PATENTED JULY 1ST 1913" It has a metal band around the half-way & a handle for tipping it upside down. It appears to be a fuel holder of some type. The screw cover is small with a spring and "L" shaped release for releasing the contents (I think). Do you know anything about this? Does any of it sound familiar at all. I don't know what it is. If it powers something or was used for lighting or what. I don't know. Sincerely, Debbie Duggan Wilmington, MA

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From: SLAM

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To: SLAM

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Subject: Question 4 yall

Date: 10/04/2005 1:13:29 PM

(WITTLE) marks..... are thay on just the neck (streched lines)..i know that thay are made due to change of temp when being made in the mold but what part of the bottle are thay on most..R

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From: Giajenifer

Subject: genie bottle question

Date: 10/04/2005 2:17:16 PM

Hello, I have a Genuine Regal China Genie Bottle creation of James B. Beam Distilling Co. C Miller 1962. I was wondering if you could tell me how much it is worth, if anything. Thank you. Jenifer Baker _Giajenifer_ (mail

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From: SLAM

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To: SLAM

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Subject: End of the rainbow

Date: 10/04/2005 3:12:37 PM

Is this the POT at the end of the rainbow? subtract 150 years ....yes it is! hahahaha Attachment N1: YGP18C.tmp

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From: Tractor Trailer Claim Service

Subject: antique bottle

Date: 10/05/2005 7:05:14 AM

Found a small bottle marked "3 in 1 oil" in the glass. Slightly bluish in color, no lid or cap. Is it worth anything. Thanks a. Ray drake

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From: Ed Lanz

Subject: milk bottles

Date: 10/05/2005 7:36:26 AM

I am looking for milk bottles from my Dad's farm dated around 1930 - 1950. They would have A & H Dairy or Lanz dairy on them. The farm was located in Ellington, Ct. Can you recommend where I can look for the bottles? Thanks. Ed Lanz

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From: Melinda Conklin

Subject: Mardi Gras wine bottle

Date: 10/05/2005 12:14:23 PM

I have an unopened 2001 etched bottle of wine. Where can I sell it? E-bay has restrictions, so would everyone else, I assume. Please help! If a picture is needed, I will supply. Thank you, MC

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From: Sharon Anderson

Subject: Monte cassino wine bottle

Date: 10/05/2005 3:51:41 PM

Do you know anything about this wine company or bottle--can't find very much info about it---made in Covington, Ky---Thanks, Sharon Attachment N1: bottle2.jpg

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From: Michelle Spalding

Subject: Amethyst Crown Bottle Questions

Date: 10/05/2005 5:54:19 PM

Digger! Thanks for your time, and your very cool website. I have a dark amethyst crown bottle that looks similar to a Clevenger, but the mold is different from the other Clevenger crown bottles I've seen. It does not have the beading around the base or down the sides, and the diamond shapes are simpler than the latticed diamonds on other Clevenger crowns I've seen. The mold seam stops at the neck of the bottle. Check photo for the base. It's 6" x 6" x 3.5" It appears to be in very good condition. I would like to know the age, value, history. Thank you in advance! Best regards, M. Spalding Attachment N1: front.jpg Attachment N2: front.jpg Attachment N3: bottom.jpg Attachment N4: bottom.jpg Attachment N5: mouth.jpg Attachment N6: mouth.jpg Attachment N7: side.jpg Attachment N8: side.jpg Attachment N9: clev.jpg Attachment N10: clev.jpg

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From: Mark S

Subject: Age and Value of bottle

Date: 10/06/2005 5:23:16 AM

Hi Digger, I recently dug this bottle up in Auburn, N.Y. It says Union Dressing, and it is 4.5" tall. The seem ends at the base of the spout.I've looked through many reference books, but have not been able to locate it. Thanks Digger for any help you can be in this matter. Mark. freedom71001 Attachment N1: Boot Bottle.jpg Attachment N2: BackGrnd.jpg

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From: Deb DuBois

Subject: Crying Baby Figural T.P.S. & Co NY

Date: 10/06/2005 11:22:56 AM

I have this bottle and it is in mint condition. I saw one like this on your site, but it did not have the NY on the bottom. This is in mind condition, can you give me a value on this? Thank you Deb

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From: CJJ65

Subject: Georg Kreuzberg bottle

Date: 10/06/2005 7:23:38 AM

want to know the date this bottle might be, as there is none on the bottle. It is the Apollinaris-Brunnen-M-W---Georg Kreuzberg Ahrweiler Rheinpreussen. The one that I have is in excellent condition, it has a handle or ear as it is called and the bottom is rough, as with pebbles in it, also under that handle there is the nember 47 engraved. This bottle has been in our family for years. I have done as much research as I can, just wonder of the date and the value. Doug

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From: James Thomas

Subject: Sir Walter Bottle

Date: 10/06/2005 1:18:55 PM

Attachment N1: image001.jpg Want to the age, rarity, value and history. Name on bottle is Sir Walter Beverages: Bottom is embossed: Bottle is clear glass: Parkton North Carolina printed on the back of bottle. Attachment N1: image001.jpg

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From: ABIGAIL WOOD

Subject: Question

Date: 10/06/2005 5:13:26 PM

Digger, I've been doing some research on a bottle from a garage sale. I have found out that it is a pontilled flared lip utility bottle with a matching glass stopper. It has no embossing or labels of any kind. It's a light aqua-green, and is dented in in the body to form 3 sides. It's approximately 8 inches tall. I can't find any more information (e.g. its value, when it was made, where it is from). I was hoping maybe you could help. Can't thank you enough, Abby

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From: blsgordonfan

Subject: information on bottle

Date: 10/06/2005 5:25:21 PM

when was this Biedenharn bottle made? This is a crown top. I have another one of his bottles and it is a crown top, but biedenharn bottle on the picture is in cursive and the other bottle is not. Please let me know. thanks Attachment N1: IM000369.JPG Attachment N2: IM000370.JPG Attachment N3: IM000372.JPG Attachment N4: IM000374.JPG

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From: donna rio

Subject: Wheaton Commemorative Bottle (1866) with Dove of Peace

Date: 10/06/2005 11:37:44 PM

hello digger, do you have any info on the above? thank you................donna Donna M.

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From: Ed & Beth Friesen

Subject: Antique Bottles found

Date: 10/07/2005 9:08:04 AM

rosebkg Stationery Hi, We found a large lot (approximately 50 or more) bottles. On the bottle is say's "Dr. Wards Liniment Made by Landon & Burchard Plainview Minn" On the back there is a small portion of a paper label still remaining on some of the bottles and a portion of the cork is still in place with residue of the contents still inside the bottles. We know they are antiques, but we haven't been able to locate any information on the possible value of each bottle. Any ideas? Thanks, Beth -- Attachment N1: rosesbkg.jpg

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From: barbara ullery

Subject: wine bottle

Date: 10/07/2005 10:21:00 AM

digger, a friend gave me a bottle of Girolamo Luxardo "Tower of Flowers" 1968 cherry wine. the base is a basket with flowers ascending to a point at the top. the wine is unopened. just curious to know it's background don't intend to drink it, just for display in the kitchen. thanks. the queenbee

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From: wklar

Subject: Dr. Pierce's Anuric Bottle

Date: 10/07/2005 12:21:27 PM

Digger, I recently found a round bottle, about 4 1/2" tall and the raised lettering says Dr. Pierce's Anuric Tablets for kidneys and backache. It is aqua and in very good condition. Any history you can tell me? thanks, Wanda

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From: alice kaa

Subject: 1962 civil war cenntennial bottle

Date: 10/07/2005 12:43:50 PM

Hi Digger, I just came across your web site and wanted to ask if you could give me an idea what a Jim Beam Centennial whiskey bottle would be worth. It was produced in 1962 in honor of the centennial 1861-1961. It has Grant and Lee's faces on each side of the stopper. I don't know how many were made and what the current value is. The gentleman tells me it was worth $55 about 25 years ago and would like to sell it now. He is asking for a "fair" offer. Thank you in advance for your attention to this question. Alice

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From: Traceybridges

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10/07/2005 9:18:40 AM

Hello My name is tracey bridges, me and my husband found some old bottles in Graves Park sheffield when they were doing some digging. 1: tall thin aqua coloured glass it says 969 or 696 on the bottom, cod liver oil down one side, scotts emultion on the front and with lime & soda on the other side 2: the other one is an ovril bottle is just says bovril limited on both sides there is also a number on one side r.100848, it is brown in colour wide at the bottom and has a thin neck. It also has a number 14 on the bottom. The other 3 are aqua coloured one has GB on the bottom and is small the other is slightly bigger with no markings and the last one is very wide square shaped and im sorry thats all I can tell you I dont know much about bottles could you tell me anything about them. Or if you want to buy any of them . Thanks

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From: Lilly et al

Subject: hanging bottle

Date: 10/07/2005 10:27:22 PM

Hello, I've found a clear glass bottle/jug, about 1 gallon size, which has a heavy wire handle in indentations at the bottom of the bottle, for hanging it upside down. Do you know what it is, or what it's for, or what it's called if not "hanging bottle"? Thank you, Lilly

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From: SBSADIEK

Subject: ONE GALLON WHISKY JAR

Date: 10/07/2005 11:54:42 PM

Hello, I have a one gallon whiskey jar it is dark brown and has along the bottom of the rim the following : des.pat. 184991 on one side and the number 19 on the other side. It has a loop for holding also on the top. On the bottom there are numbers 14 the letter I with a circle around the letter and then the number 4 they are in a line straight across from each other then below them is the number 10 could you please give me some information on this bottle and its possible value? Thank you so much for any help that you can offer. Sadie

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From: PATRICIA OBIE

Subject:

Date: 10/08/2005 12:35:58 PM

My mother has a "Lincoln Bottle Bank". It is a bottle in the shape of Abraham Lincoln with a slit in the lid (which is the top hat. On the bottom it says Lincoln Foods, Lawrence MA. Do you have any idea if this bottle is worth anything? Thanks in advance for any info you may have. Patty Obie

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From: DeAnna & Jeff Friemoth

Subject: Dr. Pierce Bottle

Date: 10/08/2005 7:54:26 PM

While working on a construction jobsite in Cambria, WI. I found an old bottle that reads "Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery" on the front. The sides contain "Buffalo NY" and "R V Pierce MD" All the lettering is raised. The bottle is of aqua color and is 8" tall. It seems to be very good shape. Can you give me an approximate value? Thank you, Jeff Friemoth

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From: SLAM

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To: SLAM

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Subject: This looks like a unbrella ink dont it? it says stickwell&co I think its paste

Date: 10/08/2005 5:36:43 PM

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From: Beadmakers

Subject: radical cure bottle

Date: 10/08/2005 5:49:58 PM

I have been trying to find an embossed bottle with the words "radical cure" on it with no luck so far. Is there some sort of request list? thanks, Cindy Jenkins

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From: Curtis Fleenor

Subject: I found a 1950 clorox bottle

Date: 10/08/2005 10:16:39 PM

my mother has 2 clorox bottles one with a date of 1950 would like to know the value of these bottles.

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From: Sylvia Herrera

Subject: hutchinson bottle

Date: 10/09/2005 12:05:51 AM

Hey digger, I recently found a bottle which I believe is a hutchinson. It is a square sided crown top and it says at the bottom net 7oz. Mangum bottle works Mangum Oklahoma and on the bottom has a big H. Can you tell me anything about this bottle? thanks, sylvia

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From: Bill Sofa

Subject: botttle mystery

Date: 10/09/2005 1:13:59 AM

Hello Digger, I just received two bottles from my families estate and would like to know the history and value. The first is a Lincoln Bank bottle in the shape of Abe Lincoln about 12 inches high put out by Lincoln Foods Inc. in Lawrence, Massachusetts with numbers 17 52 on either side of symbol that reminds you Saturn and a 6 in the middle above the symbol on the bottom. The second one has no identifying marks on it. It looks very dark green, almost black. It is triangular in shape although it does have a round bottom. I think it was a wine bottle. The three sides are indented. The cap, or stopper, made of a dull siver metal, it might be pewter has a cork in it and looks sort of like a helmet but what might be grapes on top. Where the cap is inserted looks like leaves curled up and it is made of a dull silver metal . There is the same silver metal in an ornate grape leaf design down each of the sides about one fourth of the way down. This bottle may have come from Norway or Italy. I know I have seen it when I was a kid, I am 58 now. Thank you for the help Bill

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From: Al and Julie

Subject: eye dropper

Date: 10/09/2005 1:55:22 AM

Digger can you help me? I have a clear, glass eye dropper. It stands about 4 inches tall, with a red rubber stopper, and a round red rubber top. By top I mean the part you pinch. The top is very cracked and brittle, but it is completely intact . There is writing on the top but I cannot read what it says. The really neat thing about this bottle is that it fits snuggly in a nice wooden cylinder. Have you any idea how old it could be? Also how hard is it to find eye droppers in such good shape? And, of course, how much is something like this worth? Thanks, Julie

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From: Renee Davis

Subject:

Date: 10/09/2005 8:15:03 AM

recently my husband found an old pepsi bottle...i have assured him it can't be worth anything... it says 16 oz in large print with oval and Pepsi cola in red script with smaller 16 fl oz 1 pt underneath...on the other side it says ONE BINT with Pepsi oval with printed lettering of the word PEPSI (the lettering is extremely faded...on the bottom it has what looks to be embossed 7 then lower in center of bottom a 4 and the across from the 7 the number 69. In short I would only like to know if it is worth anything to anyone so if not we can throw it out. Thanks for your time in getting back to us as we know you must be swamped! Sincerely, Renee Davis

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From: Mary Ripple

Subject: bromoseltzer

Date: 10/09/2005 10:08:40 AM

Dear Digger, I have all of your books and greatly value your opinion. I have a question for you. I am traveling in New York and do not have access to my books. I came across an off-white ceramic bottle embossed bromoseltzer about 5" tall, lip appeared flared for a cork at an antique store in Hoosick, NY. Price $175. I collect all types of bromoseltzer bottles and ephemera and I have never came across a ceramic bromo bottle nor do I remember reading about it. I am traveling back through Hoosick on Thursday and would like to purchase it if it is the real deal. Could you please help?? Thanks, Mary

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From: wklaren

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Dr. Pierce's Anuric Bottle

Date: 10/09/2005 11:21:06 AM

Digger, Do you know the time frame? Wanda ----- Original Message -----

From: Digger

To: wklaren Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2005 10:09 AM

 

Subject: Re: Dr. Pierce's Anuric Bottle Put up by R.V. Piece of Buffalo NY also maker of Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, Dr. Piecrce"s extract of Smartweed and others. He ran an "infirmary" in Buffalo for many years. The bottle seels for $8-10 Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: wklaren Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 1:21 PM

 

Subject: Dr. Pierce's Anuric Bottle Digger, I recently found a round bottle, about 4 1/2" tall and the raised lettering says Dr. Pierce's Anuric Tablets for kidneys and backache. It is aqua and in very good condition. Any history you can tell me? thanks, Wanda

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From: Loren Weatherington

Subject: Pics and Questions/Bottle from Stacole Co.

Date: 10/09/2005 11:22:10 AM

Hi Digger, I love your website. I recently come across a bottle that I need help with putting an age to it. I have researched myself and have come up with nothing other than a brief history on the company which dates to the 16th century. The paper label reads: Blackberry Best, Genuine Polish Wine Specialty. It is a product of Poland that is Produced and Bottled in Poland. Exporter: AGROS-Warsaw, Poland. It also reads: Sole agents, U.S.A. The Stacole Co. Chicago, Il. The bottle itself is what I would say is brown. The contents are still in it. There is a string attached to the lip under the cork cover (see pic). If you can help put an age to it I would greatly appreciate it! Thank You, Lori Attachment N1: wine0001.JPG Attachment N2: wine0002.JPG Attachment N3: wine0003.JPG

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From: ae leatherman

Subject: grapette elephant, cat, clown

Date: 10/09/2005 11:45:57 AM

Were reproductions made of the grapette beverage elephant, cat and clown banks from Camden, Arkansas? If so, how can I distinguish between the authenticate and fake ones? I tried for hours looking on the internet, including the Grapette, Inc., website!!! There is NO INFORMATION that I could find anywhere. It's very frustrating! Thank you so much for any information you could give! Ann

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From: Gary Garvens

Subject: Embossed corker

Date: 10/09/2005 1:37:46 PM

Digger: While on a walking tour of Sydney, Nova Scotia, we came upon a construction site and found a glass bottle among the rubble. The bottle is a clear glass corker, stands 8" tall, is 2 " x 1 " square at the base and embossed vertically on the large side is ""DRECO". What can you tell us about this bottle? Gary

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From: darlene herbert

Subject:

Date: 10/09/2005 4:08:30 PM

dear digger, I have an old clear glass milk bottle 91/2 inches tall with the logo a bottle of milk is a bottle of health sealed 1-11-14.can you tell me any thing about this bottle thank you d. herbert

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From: SLAM

IEZZZZ

To: SLAM

IEZZZZ

Subject: Weird question..well all my questions are weird but any way...scroll down

Date: 10/09/2005 2:10:15 PM

What did the bottle look like that this stuff came in? I found it in kovels it looked like a flask type these bottles we find in this pit look the same shape but there kinda huge to be full of opium and booze my friend thinks it the same bottle I think the ones we find are strap side shoe fly flasks with whiskey in um what do you think? Attachment n1: Jordan%20privy%205th%20day%20use%20layer%20021.jpg

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From: Kathi

Subject: Do you recognize this bottle?

Date: 10/09/2005 6:27:53 PM

Hi there! I just ran across your wonderful website while trying to find some information on an old Vi-Jon bottle I found. I'm hoping you can help me identify these two bottles. The first one says Vi-Jon on the lid. The second (green) bottle doesn't say anything and I have no clue what could have come in it. I do know it's very old. I had to reduce these pictures to fit in this message but I have originals that are larger with better detail if you would need to see them. Thanks so much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you! Kathi Attachment N1: Vi-Jonall.jpg Attachment N2: greenbottle.jpg

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From: Tweed Heritage

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/09/2005 6:51:18 PM

Just recently we received in our collection a wee (4 1/2 inches) clear glass bottle with the following on one side "Parkes Catsup Flavor" and on another side "1 Fluid Ounce". Could you provide any info on who is "Parkes" /on the product/ place and date of such product? This will help to make the artifact more meaningful for the school children and others who visit. Many thanks for any help which you might be able to furnish. Sincerely, Evan Morton, Curator.

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From: YABEANER

Subject: Hey DIgger

Date: 10/09/2005 3:17:08 PM

Digger, love your site. I found you had some information on a Refrigerator Sparkletts bottle. But I just couldnt find it... Please give me a value for my find ! Thanks Melinda

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From: SLAM

IEZZZZ

To: SLAM

IEZZZZ

Subject: was gona look on the... web but you got more info then the web haha

Date: 10/09/2005 3:46:12 PM

The word (Warranted) on a flask whats that mean

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From: Janet & Ron Foster .

Subject: Glass Cocoa Jars

Date: 10/10/2005 8:13:18 AM

Hello,   I have inherited two glass jars which legend has it from the family contained cocoa when bought new. These were probably bought at some time after 1918 and before 1940. They are about ten inches high and hand painted with brown tones on the inside of the glass. One portrays a stag and the other shows the head of an American Indian Chief in full war bonnet head dress. They are a classic vase shape. They have always been set up and cared for by my grandmother and mother and now have come to me. Do you know the origin? Would they have any special value?           Thanks, Janet    From Janet Foster

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From: Michael D. Wallace .

Subject: Marble's Nitro Solvent Bottle

Date: 10/10/2005 8:56:39 AM

Hi.... I am wondering if you may know of anyone who has one of these bottles for sale. It is 4 and 3/4 inches high and 1 and 1/2 inches wide and held 2 oz. of solvent. Each side of the bottle is embossed with "Marble's" on one side and "Nitro Solvent" on the other. Thank you so much..... Michael Wallace The image The image Attachment N1: 1065960826.jpg Attachment N2: 1067808863.jpg

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From: SLAM

IEZZZZ

To: SLAM

IEZZZZ

Subject: Questions for today..I should start my own talk show ha rick asks not ask ric

Date: 10/10/2005 6:01:12 AM

Good monday mornin to ya. I was out digin last night found this crock bottle its 7 1/2 inches tall, my friend found one last week that was way longer & stamped, we looked it up, his was a master (ink), this one is not stamped or marked and the spout is wide as the neck , his was tapered (inside) so the ink flows slow, this looks like a beer or ale to me , what do you think? next question: the( lockport) gargling oils......i found like 6 of them so far, I looked in( kovels) and the highest price one is the dark green called lockport green, I have (one) that dark the rest are lighter , was that a mistke to make it that dark ? since I found 5 lighter greens? and in another book my friend has, the prices are off the hook (high)! for the lockport dark ones, different books different prices I guess?or not? 3rd question: see that litle aqua one, thats a (sparks-perfect Health for kidney& liver diseases) in kovels thay list 2 colors tobaco amber, and I for get the other color but it wasn't aqua, it list for all most $500 bucks ! if its amber, and dosen't list aqua, I know aqua is a (normal) color for that era just wonderin why it wouldnt be listed at all?....heres a pic thanks for your input I learn some thing new every day..i should have been studyin my bottle books when I started at 14 but back then any (cork) top was good!! and the DUMPS where plentiful ahhhh the good ole daze lol .. Rickw Attachment N1: Jordan%20privy%208th%20day%20use%20layer.jpg

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From: Barbara Reynolds

Subject: antique smirnoff vodka 3 litre bottle

Date: 10/10/2005 2:54:50 PM

how do I fing out how much this bottle is worth and I am so happy that I found you on the internet. god bless you.

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From: Smilee4317

Subject: hi

Date: 10/10/2005 11:15:25 AM

Hello, I was looking over your website and thought of a bottle that you might have some information about. My kids found it at the bottom of the lake here in Maine a few years ago. It is embossed with the name BUFFALO LITHIA WATER. Natures Materia Medica, with the words Trade Mark also. There is an embossment of a women sitting on a table with a with a water picture in her hand. The bottom says C 12 on it. The height is 10 1/2 inches and aqua in color. The seam goes up both sides and ends at the lip. It is round and has no labels on it. It looks like the lip was put on after the bottle was made. It is in very good condition, no chips or anything, needs to be cleaned inside. Would be thankful for any information on history and value if you have any. Thank-you, Looking forward to hearing. Lori

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From: Spratt267

Subject: crown royal

Date: 10/10/2005 11:33:02 AM

I have a full bottle of crown royal seal not broken, dated in seal 1967, can you tell me what that is worth? Thank-you Stacy spratt267

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From: LifesaverWare

Subject: cannabis ?

Date: 10/10/2005 11:48:51 AM

I was wondering if you could find a moment, and quickly educate me as to the titles of old meds that contained cannabis? Thanks so much. Patti

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From: lvmalecek

Subject: elvis decanter

Date: 10/10/2005 4:53:42 PM

we have a 1977 elvis gold plated limited edition whiskey decanter with music box that plays my way, do you happen to know the value? v malecek

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From: Patrick Sherman

Subject:

Date: 10/10/2005 5:23:28 PM

Dear Digger; I am writing to you because I am working on a project in upstate N.Y. and have uncovered some crocks. I have no pictures but I will try to describe them to you. One is a Whiskey crock; O'Donnel's Old Irish Whiskey Belfast, Ivory with blue printing. The other is a ceramic barrel, about 16 inches long and about 10 inches around, with a bung hole in one side, and a smaller one on one end.It also looks to have a silverery lining. Any info about the age, value, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Patrick Sherman

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From: JEAN-PAUL & ELISE au

Subject: Johnnie Walker Bottle

Date: 10/10/2005 8:17:40 PM

Hi Digger, My husband and I live in Australia. We have a ceramic Johnnie Walker bottle that has been passed down the family and would like to know a bit more about it, as well as its value. The bottle is shaped as Johnnie Walker, and is 11" tall altogether. This includes the lid, which is a ceramic top hat. (We are not actually sure what material it is made of exactly - it is a very heavy bottle. 'He' is painted, main color being brown, with a red overcoat painted on, and full facial features. It is quite detailed. The base is square, with a map of Australia (without Tasmania) stamped into it. At the back right near the base, is painted in darker brown '1820'. The top hat pulls off straight, revealing a tdiy neck with a cork in it. The cork has been drilled and the contents emptied. We know that there were many ceramic collector series of bottles produced by Johnnie Walker, but have not been able to find anything on bottles of Johnnie himself. Can you help us? Elise

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From: Hairwork

Subject: question about my colgate bottle

Date: 10/10/2005 9:20:32 PM

I have done some reseach into bottles. Can you tell me if I am on the right track on this Colgate bottle. I would like age and value of this bottle if you would not mind. I can not find information on the logo date. http://hairwork.com/ebay/images/bottle/index2.html Thank you so much for your time Marlys Fladeland PO Box 806 Pleasant Grove Utah 84062

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From: HERBERT MAYO

Subject: glass bottle pistol.

Date: 10/10/2005 11:52:28 PM

Digger, have a glass bottle pistol, with a metal screw cap on the end of the barrell. Note inside says, bought in kansas city missouri. feb 1891-Its about 8 inches long. No glass bottle web site shows it, Any idea what its worth? THANKS FOR ANY IMFO YOU MIGHT HAVE ON THIS ITEM.

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From: dave ketelaar

Subject: COORS CLOWN BOTTLE

Date: 10/10/2005 11:55:35 PM

I have a Coors Clown Bottle that dates 1976 I know my father worked there in the 70s. the bottle looks like a Clown w ears that stick out from both sides of the bottle and a smile coors is printed just above the eyes. it is capped with one of those clown looking caps . it has been opened I think. unless it was never filled. is this a rare bottle just curious Dave Ketelaar

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From: Ljchc

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10/10/2005 9:11:06 PM

Hi Digger I have a small collection of figurine liquor bottles full size., a lady in apron and a sailor (from Italy), a China man and a dog with 3 small cups hooked to each side, an Emmet Kelly etc. they are full size and from the late 1800's very colorfull and perfect condition. They were my father in laws, he was a bartender in the late 1800's and though they had liquor in them I think they were promo pieces. Do you know anyone who would be interested in them to buy them as I am retiring and must scale down, moving to smaller housing Thanks for any help you can give me. JoAnn Collins, ljchc

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From: kym kennedy _

Subject:

Date: 10/11/2005 12:30:19 PM

my daughter recently found what appears to be a milk bottle while walking in Central Park , the bottle is dirty but appears to be clear approx. 7 1/2 inches tall , 4 1/2 inches across the base , seamed up both sides . The lip of the bottle is seamed around the perimeter as well , on the bottom of the bottle there is a cirular imprint but no other markings . The bottle is embossed with the name " Sheffield" on both sides , also the wording " sheffield farms co inc. " and a large number 4 also 1 pt and New York all clearly visable on this bottle .. the bottle is unbroken with one blemish along the seam .... the bottle is round. I am curious as to the value, history, rarity as well as the value of this bottle .... thank you in advance for your help .

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From: Anne

Subject: Old Agawam Gin

Date: 10/11/2005 5:45:56 PM

Hi, I was wondering where I might find 2-3 Old Agawam Gin bottles. My grandfather once owned the company. Thanks' Anne Case

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From: Travis Turner

Subject: old 7up bottle

Date: 10/11/2005 8:27:33 PM

today I was digging a hole with an excavator, and I found a 7up bottle. I was curious if you could help me find out how old it is, and if it is worth anything? It is green, it has a crown top. The bottom of the bottle says 4285-G 23 45 11 the back says the "Fresh Up" drink CONTAINS CARBONATED WATER SUGAR, CITRIC ACID, LITHIA AND SODA CITRATES. FLAVOR DERIVED FROM LEMON AND LIME OILS. YOU LIKE IT IT LIKES YOU CONTENTS 7 FL. OZS. THIS TRADEMARKED BOTTLE MUST NOT BE USED FOR ANY OTHER DRINK BOTTLED BY GLASER BEVERAGES, INC. SEATTLE, WASH The front has a white outlined square with a woman standing on her tippie toes in a swin suit with bubbles above her. Then there is a red box around a white 7up that is shed in green so any info would be great. Thank you so much. Travis

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From: SLAM

IEZZZZ

To: SLAM

IEZZZZ

Subject: check this bottle out

Date: 10/11/2005 4:38:11 PM

Has the directions embossed over the whole front , a hand with sissiors cuting some off the top of the bottle .what is it..s.s Myers Attachment N1: Jordan%20privy%209th%20day%20use%20layer%20001.jpg Attachment N2: Jordan%20privy%209th%20day%20use%20layer%20004.jpg

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From: Teresa Belcher

Subject: can opener

Date: 10/11/2005 9:17:19 PM

found a handle bearing the words log cabin on it . it is made out of metal, and is about 4 in, looks like it was used to open up, when encrusted with sugar.

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From: goswalt

Subject: Dewar Jug

Date: 10/11/2005 9:18:58 PM

Digger, I have this John Dewar & Sons Jug that was made by Doulton. It has the numbers 8012 and Rd224092 on the bottom. I wanted to see if you could tell me any thing about it? Thanks: Glen Oswalt Attachment N1: 0001.jpg Attachment N2: 0007.jpg

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From: milton

Subject: v.o genever gin bottle

Date: 10/12/2005 7:17:04 AM

hi milton from australia I was wanting to know where I can buy a pottery bottle of v. o genever gin unopened if possible made by lucas bols if I should find one in the future what do u think a fair price is worth thank you kind regards milton

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From: SLAM

IEZZZZ

To: SLAM

IEZZZZ

Subject: Looking on web

Date: 10/12/2005 8:35:03 AM

Do you guys have or know of any good links to get pictures of BIGDEEP brickers im off today so im scanin the web , I found lots of sites but not a one with pix of Big brick liners, digger has one, I tried every thing from (deep brick privys) to (stone lined outhouses) ect I get a list but no good pix..i know you guys have some.. Rick

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From: regulationpar

Subject: unusual coca cola measuring vial

Date: 10/12/2005 1:41:48 PM

Digger, I have a 12 in. tall glass vial with the words 16 Fl. OZ., Coca-Cola USA, and the letter/number PQL-0016. It has a graduated scale on the neck. Can you please tell what it is? I have included a photo for you use. Thank you, Al Enid, Ok. Attachment N1: coke1.jpg

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From: Trish Humhprey

Subject: haig's whiskey decanter

Date: 10/12/2005 4:38:43 PM

Dear Digger, I have 2 Haig's whiskey decanters or pinch bottles, they are clear glass, 3 sided and encased in sterling silver. The 3 sides are concaved and they are 10 -12 inches tall. they are 1940-1950 and made in Europe. They have stoppers that are cork and silver. The silver was added to the bottles in mexico and is a leaf and pineapple( I think) pattern. They have the word HAIG'S in white print on one of the 3 side. I have been unable to find anything on them as far as value or history. When I looked at your whiskey decanter book I was worried that it didn't include European/scottish decanter due to the title thanks Trish

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From: Kenbuddy01

Subject: king-16

Date: 10/12/2005 2:01:55 PM

hello I have a KING-16 soda bottle. it is clear with blue and white stripes .can you tell me anything about it..im not even sure of the year range

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From: rick bartolotta

Subject: milk bottle

Date: 10/12/2005 7:36:54 PM

I have an old Liberty Milk Bottle. It has raised letters and says "Property of Liberty Milk CO incorporated, Buffalo NY" on one side and has a statue of liberty on the other. it is thick clear glass. It is not perfectly round and has a kind of of ribbing to it. I know it is authentic. It was found on a work site, in the city of Buffalo, under a cobblestone street were they were replacing a water line that was originally from 1889 all though I don't think the bottle is quite that old. Could you tell me how old it might be?

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From: MARCELLA ELENA GARCIA

Subject: Old Taylor Wooden Box

Date: 10/12/2005 8:24:53 PM

I have an Old Taylor wooden box that was used to transport 2.4 gallon bottled whiskey. It has a stamp dated on it of December 6, 1917; stating the place of distribution of KY. I was wondering how much it was worth.

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From: Shoukiejoey

Subject: Old Croak

Date: 10/12/2005 4:52:55 PM

I found a bottle that says Old Croak Kentucky Straight Embalming Fluid. Do you know how much this bottle is worth? It still has the liquid in it. Thanks in advance.

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From: harle

Subject: value

Date: 10/12/2005 9:01:15 PM

Digger, I have a 1975 un-opened bottle of Seagram

S select in a ceramic lighthouse for the 1975 v.f.w. National convention? What do you think!!!!! Respectfully,

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From: 2commit

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/12/2005 9:54:31 PM

Greetings, I am hoping you can help me by telling me where to begin researching this bottle. So far I have had no luck, until I found this site. I admit to not knowing anything about glass. I have had one suggestion that it might be a Victorian dresser bottle. If I have not posted this to the correct person, please forgive me. Any direction at this point would be helpful. What I know about this piece: a.. It was my Grandmother's who lived in Denmark and it came to Canada after she died b.. she was a collector of fine things c.. the bottle is 7 inches in height without the stopper d.. there is the # 36 hand painted on the bottom e.. the decoration on the bottle looks like it has been hand painted, you can feel the raised patterns of the flowers f.. on the bottom where the #36 is, in the center of the bottle it is rough to the touch, open pony tail ? g.. I do not see any seams h.. it has a flared lip and a stopper That is the best I can do. My curiosity is getting the best of me. Thank you in advance for your help. Mac http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=glass16fz.jpg http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=glass27eo.jpg http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=glass38na.jpg http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=glass67up.jpg http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=glass79wm.jpg http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=glass88ye.jpg

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From: John & Chita Ellison

Subject: bottle

Date: 10/12/2005 11:24:16 PM

I have a bottle that is light green in color. It has the words Tonic Vermifuge on the side and Philadelphia on the other. No other markings. It is rectangular in shape about 71/2 in. tall. I would like to know how old it is, what might have been inside it, and it's worth. Thank You, c.e.

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From: Lise Weaver and Clay Townsend

Subject: SIMARA Cologne bottles by Bestline

Date: 10/13/2005 6:06:58 AM

I have a collection of unused, still in their boxes of a product called SIMARA Cologne bottles by Bestline California. The company from what I can gather in research no longer exists; and I am unable to find any info on the actual Cologne, or the bottle used. Nothing special, is a elongated tear drop/oval shape with a gold cap and carries 4 fluid ozs. The box is pyramid shape with a soft purple/pink hue; and gold embossed designs and silhouette. The bottle stands at about 61/2 inches high and is 5inches wide at it's widest point. Any info would be great.... Lise Attachment N1: BackGrnd.jpg

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From: Chris Paparodis

Subject: Hello

Date: 10/13/2005 8:57:22 AM

I see you know about the Holly City Bottle - Millville NJ..... I have amber colored Bicentennial Spirit ' 76 Numbered..I realized they made these for institutions etc...can you give me estimate on this bottle.......thank you much bushwiz@zoominternet.net

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From: Nick & Gail Camp

Subject: BOttle Question

Date: 10/13/2005 9:55:31 AM

Hello, I have a bottle apparently made by Duraglas( as is written on it) it is brown and has a orange label that reads Hydrogen Peroxide (not for medical use) 20 Volume distributed by Nationel Pharmacy Co New Yourk, San Francisco, Memphis The bottom has a registered number and the words.... B.P. LTD Any ideas how old it is? I dont see a date and is it worth anything today? thanks

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From: John O neon

Subject:

Date: 10/13/2005 12:21:19 PM

Hello Digger Great site and service. I hope you can help me to identify the 'Drill Bottle' which has no markings on it at all. I have owned it for over twenty years and bought it in a second-hand shop in Parramatta road, Sydney. Nobody seems to know anything about it, I hope you can shed some light on it? Also the 'Bolls' four in one bottle, can you tell me how old it would be? also, do they have any value? if so, who could I contact to sell either or both. Thank you for your service. John R. O'Neon Attachment N1: Bols 4 in1 Bottle.jpg Attachment N2: Bottle Drill.jpg

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From: Barry Mullin .

Subject: Digger

Date: 10/13/2005 12:46:11 PM

I found this bottle about 10 years ago.Its a Golden Velvet Canadian Whisky 26.6 fl oz.40 0/0 alc The Black Velvet Canadain Whisky Company A Division of Gilbey Canada Limited .Toronto Canada Original Lionstone Masterpiece On the bottom ....Oniginal Lionstone Sculptured Porcelain 1969 I would like to know if you have any idea the value of it Shirley Attachment N1: Bottle.JPG Attachment N2: Bottle 1.JPG

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From: LifesaverWare

Subject: cannabis ?

Date: 10/13/2005 9:30:19 AM

Hello. I need to know which patent medicines used to contain cannabis. Also what is smartweed? Patti

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From: LifesaverWare

Subject: Re: cannabis ?

Date: 10/13/2005 12:24:42 PM

Would Carters Smartweed contain cannibas? I did check your website you had attatched, but did not find any named items. Only one. Patti

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From: 2commit

To: Digger

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/13/2005 4:41:46 PM

Thanks Digger, I appreciate your time. Mac ----- Original Message -----

From: Digger

To: 2commit Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 5:26 PM

 

Subject: Re: BottleQuestion Looks to me like an enameled just as you say Victorian Dresser bottle. 1880s-1910. Not extremely rare style. Could be European could be American. I do not know that you will learn much more than that about the bottle. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: 2commit Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 10:54 PM

 

Subject: BottleQuestion Greetings, I am hoping you can help me by telling me where to begin researching this bottle. So far I have had no luck, until I found this site. I admit to not knowing anything about glass. I have had one suggestion that it might be a Victorian dresser bottle. If I have not posted this to the correct person, please forgive me. Any direction at this point would be helpful. What I know about this piece: a.. It was my Grandmother's who lived in Denmark and it came to Canada after she died b.. she was a collector of fine things c.. the bottle is 7 inches in height without the stopper d.. there is the # 36 hand painted on the bottom e.. the decoration on the bottle looks like it has been hand painted, you can feel the raised patterns of the flowers f.. on the bottom where the #36 is, in the center of the bottle it is rough to the touch, open pony tail ? g.. I do not see any seams h.. it has a flared lip and a stopper That is the best I can do. My curiosity is getting the best of me. Thank you in advance for your help. Mac http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=glass16fz.jpg http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=glass27eo.jpg http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=glass38na.jpg http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=glass67up.jpg http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=glass79wm.jpg http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=glass88ye.jpg

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From: John O neon

To: Digger

Subject: Re:

Date: 10/13/2005 5:26:07 PM

Hello again digger Thanks for your responce but what about the "DRILL BOTTLE" ? I have attached another photo of it in case it never attached last time. Thanks again John R. O'Neon Message Received: Oct 13 2005, 10:27 PM

 

From: "Digger"

To: johnro Cc:

Subject: Re:  Your bottle is one for which I get a million questions. See this link. April 2002 Questions Ask Digger Digger Odell Publications Inside, there are four hand blown compartments. Each compartment has its own ... Http://www.bottlebooks.com/questions/April2000/april_2000_questions.html It ... www.bottlebooks.com/questions/ April2002/april_2002_questions_ask_digger_.htm - 130k - Cached - Similar pages Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: John O neon Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 1:21 PM

Hello Digger Great site and service. I hope you can help me to identify the 'Drill Bottle' which has no markings on it at all. I have owned it for over twenty years and bought it in a second-hand shop in Parramatta road, Sydney. Nobody seems to know anything about it, I hope you can shed some light on it? Also the 'Bolls' four in one bottle, can you tell me how old it would be? also, do they have any value? if so, who could I contact to sell either or both. Thank you for your service. John R. O'Neon Attachment N1: Bottle Drill.jpg

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From: LifesaverWare

Subject: Re: cannabis ?

Date: 10/13/2005 5:20:11 PM

I have visited your website. You did have a smartweed that had narcotics. I just didn't know if this was the same. Patti

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From: Rhondabelize

Subject: JEANNIE BOTTLE

Date: 10/13/2005 7:48:25 PM

I HAVE A BOTTLE LIKE THE ONE LISTED, AM

CURIOUS IF IT IS VALUEABLE?

From: Tim O'Heron

To: Digger

Subject: two bottles

Date: 27-03-2004 Hello Digger, I have two bottles (both in exceptional condition) that I am very curious about. Both bottles (vases) have "Federal Law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" printed on the bottom. I am interested in value and age on both. Bottle no. 1 is what I always called the "I dream of Jeannie" bottle because it has always reminded me of the tv program. The color looks clear green to me (but I am color-blind) and has been in my family since the early sixties (I'm certain of that). The seam seems to go up and over the lip. There are no knicks, stains or marks of any kind. The second bottle has blue sailing ships on one side and an embossed windmill on the other. The seem seems to stop at the lip. I'd also like to add that the corks are also exceptional. Thank you, Tim O'Heron ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

From: HERBERT MAYO

Subject: glass gun bottle?

Date: 10/14/2005 12:48:12 AM

Digger, my name is herb and I have a glass bottle pistol, with a metal screw cap on the end of the barrell. Note inside says bought in kansas city missouri, feb 1891- its about 8 inches long.no glass bottle web sites show it. Any idea what its worth? Please let me know if you have seen one like this, hope to hear from you soon.

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From: Becky Everhart

Subject: The Adolphus, creamer

Date: 10/14/2005 1:17:31 PM

Digger, I have an old insulated jug, perhaps a creamer with an 'A' inside a shield. Under the shield is a banner that reads: 'The Adolphus'. I have tried many computer searches trying to locate a ship by that name, looking up the company name, and the location in MA. It is a flip lid jug of some sort, very heavy The bottom writing is as follows: PATENT No. D.69311 STANLEY INSULATING CO. The handle has the number '117' on it. It has no particular sentimental value, it is neat however, even utilitarian. I see no markings that would indicate it to be silver or silver plated. It is rather tarnished, and there are some rather crude weld marks around the bottom seams. Do you think it is from a ship? Would you estimate a guess as to the age of this piece? How could I research a patent number? Thanks for your time. What an interesting site you have. Becky GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS. U.S.A.

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From: Fred Holton

Subject: Fw: Bourbon from prohibition

Date: 10/14/2005 4:48:06 PM

----- Original Message -----

From: Fred Holton

To: kybourbon

Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 8:28 PM

 

Subject: Bourbon from prohibition I have this bottle, unopened, Special Old Reserve, made in the fall of 1917, bottled under government supervision in the fall of 1932, during prohibition. The government stamp is still intact. The label says "for medicinal purposes only". Does this bottle have any significance or rarity? Would there be any interest in this item. Fred Holton Attachment N1: P0000008.JPG Attachment N2: P0000009.JPG

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From: schayn

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 10/14/2005 6:05:52 PM

Hi, I found a bottle in my backyard that is about 4 inches tall, is amber in color, says "Has had no peers for 50 years", and on the bottom the emblem is like an anchor with an H on top of it. also there is a G on the left side of the side of the bottom and M-1064. Do you know what this was used for or how old it is? Thanks, Schayna

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From: Digger

To: Fred Holton Sent: Friday, October 14, 2005 6:02 PM

 

Subject: Re: Bourbon from prohibition not rare but $85-125 Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: Fred Holton Sent: Friday, October 14, 2005 5:48 PM

 

Subject: Fw: Bourbon from prohibition ----- Original Message -----

From: Fred Holton

To: kybourbon Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 8:28 PM

 

Subject: Bourbon from prohibition I have this bottle, unopened, Special Old Reserve, made in the fall of 1917, bottled under government supervision in the fall of 1932, during prohibition. The government stamp is still intact. The label says "for medicinal purposes only". Does this bottle have any significance or rarity? Would there be any interest in this item. Fred Holton

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From: Gabrielle Foreman

Subject: More on Wilson and Tewksbury 1850s Manchester Hairbottles

Date: 10/14/2005 9:23:50 PM

Dear Digger: I'm interested in getting photographs of the labels for the three different Mrs. H.E. Wilson open pontil hair bottles made by Mr. Henry Wilson (or better still the bottles themselves) and Henry and Tewksbury in Machester, N.H. I would even be happy if any one could provide the text that is on the labels. The most common bottle is rectangular, applied collared mouths- pontil scars, ht. 6 3/4 inches. Can you help with getting the images or finding out what's printed on the labels? Thank you.

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From: Btleriv

Subject: Bottle Question

Date: 10/15/2005 3:34:39 AM

You list in your web site many boks to look bottles up as far as age and price and use - this is fabulous - I would like to know some info on a Soda Pop bottle from "Tyme Carbonated Beverages" Bottled by C.E. Gruenwald, 11 Spruce Slip, Joliet, ILL. It is yellow lettering and approx. 10" tall Any advice on what to clean the old bottles out with that are severely stained inside? Thanks

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From: Hdwoodflrs

Subject: Found Bottles

Date: 10/15/2005 5:21:52 AM

Hello My Name is Robert. I am writing you because I recently found an area in the Palos Verdes Peninsula In California where I dug up approx. 30 bottles that had been buried since I believe the 1930s to 50s I think there are many more bottles there maybe close to 500 as I have only dug about 1% of the area. I am writing you because I have no idea if these bottles have any value, most of the bottles are very small as the area I am finding them they were thrown over a 75 foot cliff with burnt trash, most are clear color but a few are brown and some are melted. Some have names such as LB Lab Inc. Hollywood CA. but most do not, not one of the bottles I have found has been exactly the same all thirty are different, I also found a gold ring a few marbles and glass buttons could I possibly send you a picture of the bottles? Thanks Robert

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From: jimvar

Subject: Coca-Cola Refrigerator Bottle

Date: 10/15/2005 9:43:35 AM

Dear Sir: I have a very unusual bottle that I am hoping you can help me identify and price. It is an aqua green refrigerator bottle that says "Compliments of Coca-Cola Bottling Company", the reverse side has what looks like General Sherman and an officer on horses. I would guess the bottle is 9 inches in height, not chips or scratches, has the original cap. Whether this bottle is valuable or not I like it and I would like to get this professionally cleaned and polished, if you could recommended a company or a person that has good credentials I would appreciate it. Regards, Jim

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From: Gabrielle Foreman

To: Digger

Subject: Re: More on Wilson and Tewksbury 1850s Manchester Hairbottles

Date: 10/15/2005 10:39:26 AM

Dear Digger. Thanks. I have two of these bottles with partial labels. I've consulted Hair Raising Stories, but will try to get in touch with him directly. Thanks so much, Gabrielle Digger wrote: Pontil medicines with labels are extremely rare. I have been collecting them for about thirty years and have only about a dozen with embossing. the only person who might know would be Don Fadely, author of Hair Raising Stories. His book and web site might be the best shot. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: Gabrielle Foreman Sent: Friday, October 14, 2005 10:23 PM

 

Subject: More on Wilson and Tewksbury 1850s Manchester Hairbottles Dear Digger: I'm interested in getting photographs of the labels for the three different Mrs. H.E. Wilson open pontil hair bottles made by Mr. Henry Wilson (or better still the bottles themselves) and Henry and Tewksbury in Manchester, N.H. I would even be happy if any one could provide the text that is on the labels. The most common bottle is rectangular, applied collared mouths- pontil scars, ht. 6 3/4 inches. Can you help with getting the images or finding out what's printed on the labels? Thank you.

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From: Matthew Herath ?

Subject: Old bourbon bottle

Date: 10/15/2005 3:23:08 PM

I have a bottle of unopened Grommes & Ullrich Black Label Bourbon The label says Pre-War Distilled in 1936 On the bottom of the bottle is the date 1961 (embossed in the glass) Also embossed in a circle on the bottom are CHI R-58 Then another number embossed 2069-4 The bottle still has an unbroken seal The bourbon has a wonderful color. Wondering if its any good? If its worth anything unopened? Thanks Matt

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From: Blair Matthews editor@sodapopdreams.org

Subject: Question about reprinting Digger article....

Date: 10/15/2005 5:39:07 PM

Hi 'Digger' - I'm e-mailing you regarding a story that appears on your website titled: "COCA MARIANI and Other Coca Drinks" (about cocaine drinks/beverages). I'm the editor of a magazine called Soda Pop Dreams (http://www.sodapopdreams.org) - our publication is dedicated to soda pop collectors and enthusiasts from across North America. Presently we have about 300 subscribers. I'm writing to see if you would permit me to reprint the above listed article from your site in a future edition of Soda Pop Dreams Magazine (the print edition). I could certainly plug your website or publication... Not sure what your reprint policy is for your material. Thanks so much for your time Digger, and I hope to hear from you soon. Regards, Blair Matthews Editor, Soda Pop Dreams Magazine http://www.sodapopdreams.org

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From: Mary Gauvin

Subject: BOTTLE DATE

Date: 10/15/2005 7:17:09 PM

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Digger, First, thank you for your website! It's great! I have two bottles I can't find anything out on, I've attached pictures. Anything you can tell me would be wonderful! Mary One bottle is clear, not quite 6" tall and rectangular shaped. If I understood your website it has a pontiled top? and there is a clear mark of a mold end and the top added (again, if I understood your website). It is a medicine bottle with a measure scale on the front, the very bottom read a large number 3 on the left and cc on the right. There is a large number 4 in a circle near the top of the bottle, and two swirl designs on either side of it. The bottom has the letter I in a diamond shape with the number 1 on the left and the number 5 on the right. There is also the word LYRIC on the bottom. When you look at this bottom from the side, the bottom seems to curve up into the bottle. This bottle is mixed in with some others, but hopefully my description will help. The second bottle has an embossed rat on the side. It is right at 7" high and clear. On the bottom are the numbers 7 and 2 not evenly put on the bottle and I swear looks like a small picture of a girl or woman between the numbers. Any help would be appreciated! Mary Attachment N1: bottles 026.jpg Attachment N2: bottles 023.jpg

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From: SLAM

IEZZZZ

To: SLAM

IEZZZZ

Subject: END of the line..we hit bottom 21 foot of HELL! hahaha

Date: 10/15/2005 3:21:00 PM

heres some I got today .one iron pontil&4 open mineral water ...local I wanted one of these ..found a blue broken one behind my house 8 sided soda this ones cool how I realy feel now. Attachment N1: The%20End%20...12%20day%20use%20layer%20059.jpg Attachment N2: The%20End%20...12%20day%20use%20layer%20060.jpg Attachment N3: The%20End%20...12%20day%20use%20layer%20061.jpg Attachment N4: The%20End%20...12%20day%20use%20layer%20042.jpg Attachment N5: The%20End%20...12%20day%20use%20layer%20043.jpg Attachment N6: The%20End%20...12%20day%20use%20layer%20038.jpg

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From: joburrus

Subject: please help

Date: 10/15/2005 9:27:43 PM

i found a half pint ste pierre smirnoff fls..is there anyway to tell how old it is or if it is worth anything...the crown is ingraved in the bottle

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From: Mom2MyRugrats

Subject: New Baby on the Bottle Trail......

Date: 10/15/2005 6:04:03 PM

Hello, I am not a bottle collector. BUT, my lake which has been around for 100's of years, (according to elder's in the family), has started to recede due to lack of rainfall. During this time, I have had the opportunity to walk around my lake in areas that were once under a significant amount of water. I started seeing bottle after bottle. Some broken, some completely intact. I decided to make a bottle pile, (broken, and intact). My bottle pile got bigger and bigger, SO I decided to search on my computer and find out if these bottles are of any value or not. I have been really discouraged in my search for bottles. When I type the bottle's information into the search window, I do not get anything back that relates to what I am looking for. Will you be willing to take a look at my bottles if I get pictures of them to you? I have several bottles that look the same which I believe are some sort of beer bottle. They are all amber in color. I also have some bottles that do not look anything like any other bottle I have ever seen. They are clear, and some are green, and one is amber. The amber one is really neat because it looks like a barrel. If you are willing to help me, I can measure, and tell you what I see on the bottle itself. I tried going to the "what's my bottle worth" section, but I don't understand it. What does it mean when you say is the seam all the way to the top? I don't see any seams. I guess I need to determine what before 1900's is, and what is after.. I certainly don't want to waste my time, or yours on worthless bottles, so let me know what priorities to look for.... Thank you, , The Lake Bottler Stephanie

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From: Frank Shippee

Subject: Cape May Bitters bottle

Date: 10/16/2005 8:58:41 AM

Who has reproduced the CAPE MAY BITTERS BOTTLE ? How do I tell an original Cape May from a fake. What would be a fair price to pay for a Cape May Bitters as I see one listed in an upcoming estate auction.

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From: Dummydoop

Subject: question on bottle I found

Date: 10/16/2005 9:45:58 AM

Hi Digger, Was wondering if you could offer any info on this bottle that I found. I don't normally collect bottles or jars, but I found this one to be most unusual. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Bottle stands 9" tall and 5" wide and has a label around the neck that says Cherry Vinegar "authentic hand crafted - shonfeld's USA". I cant' find anything on it anywhere. Thank you Kathy Attachment N1: penguin%20bottle%20one.JPG

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From: Walter Tuttle

Subject: Value of Wilken Whiskey Bottle

Date: 10/16/2005 1:51:34 PM

In your most recent web page (read on 10/16/05) I noticed a couple of questions requesting facts about the Wilken whiskey bottle with all 3 faces on it. I have found one like it too. I understand that it was issued in the 30's. Do you have any idea of the value of these bottles? Are they very common? thanks, Walter

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From: drp1865

Subject: Stone Fizz Bottle

Date: 10/16/2005 3:18:45 PM

I Found this bottle today says "Stone Fizz Company of America" near the bottom. On the bottom it says Patented April 16 21 How old, what might have been in it and where was it made? This one was found in Chattanooga TN Ebay showed one with a crack for buy now at $7. What do you think it is worth. Thanks, Dale Powell

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From: Devon Coutu

Subject: coca cola duraglas one gallon jug

Date: 10/16/2005 4:10:27 PM

I have a one gallon duraglas coca cola jug , with a wide mouth circle handle at the top where the mouth of the jug. Small squares on the bottom. Clear, and has a metal coca cola lid. Is this worth anything??? Let me know when you get a chance.

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From: Craig Lorenz

Subject: bottle questions

Date: 10/16/2005 5:34:04 PM

I have 4 bottles: 1) Bireleys 1 qt.Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Hollywood, Calif. Pat. D - 112, 191 Bottom says: Dacro and Pat. Des. 86037 2) SilverHill Dairy , Home Quality Milk, Phone Cherry 1531 I found that this one might be from a dairy in Sheffield England (UK) from 1914. Registered Sealed 1-11-14 Back says "Milk means Health" One Quart Liquid 3) Lucerne Portland, Ore. One Quart Liquid Bottom says Duraglas There is the letter "L" going around the neck of the bottle 4) Carnation One Quart 17130 - ML Bottom says Reg. Cal. Carnation Duraglas Can you tell me anything about them and what they might be worth? Thanks, Craig

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From: dawn

Subject: whisky bottle

Date: 10/16/2005 6:39:22 PM

A Vikings whisky bottle, very smooth and in mint condition. About 14 inches tall. The Viking holds a shield that says Minnesota the land of Vikings in one hand and in the other hand it holds a sword. If found what is the value of the Vikings whisky bottle.

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From: Jason Tsujikawa

Subject: Seagram's 7 one gallon bottle

Date: 10/17/2005 1:22:08 AM

Hi, I have a Seagram's 7 one gallon bottle, that is unopened. I received it as a gift, and it t is several years old. Any thoughts on what the value may be? Thanks! Jason.

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From: Karen

Subject: Kahlua bottle

Date: 10/17/2005 2:28:09 AM

Hi ! In Oct. of 2003, Sue Santos sent you a picture of three Kahlua bottles that she found in an old shed in California. The first picture was of a white and brown bottle with a brown head stopper and a picture on the front. I have one of these identical bottles with a back label intact. The label reads : LICOR DE CAFE "KAHLUA" REG. S. S. A. No 5845 "B" REG. FISC. FED. DE BEB. ALCOHOLICAS 107 KAHLUA, S. A. RIO SAN JOAQUIN No. 436 MEXICO 17, D. F. R. F. DE CAUSANTES KAH-491231 M. IND. REG. No. 37426 MAYO 20 1937 757 CC. 26.5 GAY LUSSAC 53 PROOF THIS CERAM

IC IS HAND MADE. IT MAY NOT BE FULL TO CAPACITY, BUT IT CONTAINS THE QUANTITY HEREON STATED. This kahlua bottle was given to me as a gift 25 years ago. It was empty and I have not refilled it. It is in mint condition. What can you tell me about it ? Do you think that anyone would like to buy it ?? Thank you, Karen Lum

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From: Jeff Abbas

Subject: Pinus Medicine Company - Fruitola

Date: 10/17/2005 7:55:18 AM

Mr. Odell - I wanted to send this along to provide the right information for this bottle. The question appears at the bottom of your current "Questions" page and is about this bottle. I also found the reference to "Fritola" that you mention but the proof is in the pudding , as they say. I enjoy your website. Thanks for all the work. Jeff Abbas attached: Pinus Medicine Co. - Monticello, Ill. U.S.A. - "Fruitola" Attachment N1: fruitola_001_email.jpg

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From: gary wirtz

Subject: Coca Cola bottle

Date: 10/17/2005 10:51:36 AM

Hello Digger, My dad is a Coke bottle collector. He has a bunch. Well, my son and I found a bottle and I want to know if its a collector bottle or not. It's 11 inches tall, made out of green glass. One side has the coca cola in cursive and above it says return for deposit and the other side just says coke and above it says money back bottle. Its a 16oz bottle. The bottom of the bottle says trademark bottle Lowell Mass. Is this anything special that a coke collector would want? Your help is greatly appreciated! danielle wirtz

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From: Curt McCune

Subject: bottles

Date: 10/17/2005 12:37:48 PM

Hi..........I have about 25 antique bottles that were my fathers. He and I were members of the Alabama Bottle Collecting Society many years ago. I recently found these in a box in my garage. I can take pictures of them if you are interested. I have a brown snuff bottle, several Chero soda bottle, etc. If not, can you direct me to where I can sell them. Thanks......Curt. Curt McCune Birmingham, AL

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From: pontiled Van Gorder

To: Digger

Subject: Emailing: DSCN0040 (3)

Date: 10/17/2005 1:54:07 PM

Hi Digger, read your "Blood Searcher" story in ABGC magazine and enjoyed that one. Would I ever give one away? Ummmmm.... NO! Wondered if you had any ideas on a price for this San Joaquin Wine Bitters we dug this weekend. Thanks, John. Attachment N1: DSCN0040 (3).JPG

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From: pontiled Van Gorder

To: Digger

Subject: Emailing: DSCN0044 (3)

Date: 10/17/2005 2:05:40 PM

Hi digger... sorry; I just figured out how to get them all on one page without over-sizing them. Would love to know your thoughts on these four. We dug them yesterday. I'm sure you've seen the Brosee before, but in case you haven't: it's cobalt, iron pontiled, Brosee/Maysville/mineral Waters. The light amber igloo was a real treat to find also. It just blows my mind that the San Joaquin Wine Bitters was sitting in a pit in Maysville. Isn't the pontiled R.D. Porter Genuine Oriental Life ..... bottle the same as we saw at the Columbus show--the guy from Russellville KY? Thanks, John. The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: DSCN0044 (3) Attachment N1: 3BC.jpg Attachment N2: 3BD.jpg Attachment N3: 3BE.jpg Attachment N4: 3BF.jpg Attachment N5: DSCN0044 (3).JPG

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From: darkcornerfolks

Subject: 2 Bottles

Date: 10/17/2005 2:19:29 PM

We have bought the house that my grandfather built in 1946 and have come across LOTS of old soda bottles and other various bottles in a ravine they used for a dump. We have found several Pepsi Cola bottles that have a painted label on them. They say 64 fluid ounces (2 quarts) on them and have a metal screw lid. I have looked all over the internet for them today and can't find anything like it. I'd like to know an approximate age on something like that. Also we have found a small bottle about 3 3/4" tall. It is clear glass with a humped-out area near the lip that reads "Easy Dip Well". I am assuming it is an ink well, but would like to know how old. Thanks! Bethanna Kortie

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From: jennifer moffett

Subject: info

Date: 10/17/2005 2:47:09 PM

I am looking for info on a wood crate that has the advertising of Fletchers Castoria on the side. Thank you, Jennifer Moffett.

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From: Fred

Subject: ACL Bottle Book?????

Date: 10/17/2005 3:04:28 PM

Hey, Digger. This might be a bit out of your realm, but I am starting to collect ACL Soda bottles. I currently own a copy of "The Official Guide to Collecting Applied Color Label Soda Bottles First Edition Volume II". I believe that I saw a third edition of this book availabel somewhere on the net, but unfortunately I did not bookmark it. Any ideas where I can find it? Thanx, Fred Held

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From: bigjohn19623

Subject: information please!?

Date: 10/17/2005 5:15:40 PM

Hi I recently bought what I think is an old childrens vitamin jar. It is white glass with children painted all around the bottom and the brand name says Vi - Penta Zestabs. The bottle is about 10 inches high (including the top) The whole bottle itself seems to resemble a baby bottle. I was just wondering if you can give me any information about this. Like age or value, any information would be great because I keep running in circles online trying to find information about it. If you come up with anything please e-mail me back at Harleygirl78 Thank you, Keri Kaiser

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From: LOCKEDDOWN1

Subject: spider bottle 1914

Date: 10/17/2005 1:37:16 PM

i have a bottle which I think you call the spider bottle. it was bottled at the Frankfort distillery in 1914. I don't want to know what it's worth, just a little about the bottle itself. thank you, teri.

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From: STEPHEN WILLMETTS

Subject: bottle info

Date: 10/17/2005 8:30:05 PM

Hi, while doing a reno I found an old pop bottle.I have googled it but to no avail.Could you help me please.It is a green bottle with white painted lettering saying "Wilson's since 1875" and on the back it says "makers of fine beverages since 1875 charles wilson limited toronto ont. contents 12 fl.ozs." Thank you for your time. Steve Willmetts

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From: Sonny Ayers

Subject: bottle identification

Date: 04/17/2005 7:06:34 PM

I found a botttle in a river bottom just north of Houston Tx. It is about 8" - 9 " tall. Color is light blue to aqua. About 2" squared bottom. Sides go up ftat but ever so slightly expanding to about 2 1/2" square at height of about 7 ". In this expanded section at 3/4 way up the four corners gradually start to become facetted with the max width of each facett about 1/4", so in this area there are actually 8 corners even though the bottle looks square at this point. In this area the glass immediately all heads inward to form a raised ring about 1/4" thick by 1/4" tall. At this area there is no neck. A seam starts at one bottom corner and goes up to this ring and no further. The ring has rounded sides and is thicker on one side than the other but is fairly even in circumference. Now a straight sided neck begins about 1 3/4" - 2" tall. It shows stretch marks, twists, and some air pockets. It it is in great condition. Now the final ring has been placed on top and is squared instead of rounded. The bottle only has one marking. On the bottom is a baker's hat with a + sign above it. The opening is about as wide as a half dollar coin. Do you have any idea what kind of bottle this is? paleotroy

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From: Nancy & Mark Wessinger

Subject: Belroy Whiskey

Date: 10/18/2005 11:58:34 AM

My father-in-law found whiskey bottle that still has the original label on the front and a partial label on the rear. "Belroy Whiskey" bottle in Ky. Could you give us some info on this bottle because we have had no luck on the internet search. Thanks Nancy & Mark Wessinger. Attachment N1: 100_0203.jpg ~1..jpg Attachment N2: 100_0205.jpg Attachment N3: 100_0204.jpg

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From: Cheryle65

Subject: rexall

Date: 10/18/2005 8:57:33 AM

any ideas the crown screws off any info would be appreciated. value? Attachment N1: rexall bottle.JPG

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From: Pete Screeney t

Subject: Coney Island flask

Date: 10/18/2005 1:35:18 PM

Digger, I came across this bottle in a box of odds and ends at a yard sale. I never got to ask the seller if he knew anything about it but you sure seem to know a lot about these old curiosities, so maybe you can shed some light on this item. It's a glass pocket flask, wrapped in leather, with tiny holes cut on one side to see how much is inside with a "commentary" at each level which appears to have been branded or hot stamped into the leather. There's more of this on the other side showing a cartoon figure leaning against a lamp post and a poem about the effects of alcohol. The dimensions are: 5-1/4" from top of cap to bottom (4-1/2" from "shoulders" to bottom) 3-1/2" wide 1-1/8" thick The bottom is fully wrapped as well and is stamped "Coney Island". The cap is black plastic with a ridged design raised from the surface (to provide a better grip I suppose) The neck has a single thread which overlaps itself about 3/8". The leather has darkened with age but the printing can still be made out. The writing goes as follows: On the "measuring" side the top line says: "Take Internally" and below that the levels are written as: "One Drink-Freezing" "Two Drinks-Moderating" "Three Drinks-Fair and Warmer" "Four Drinks-Hot and Sultry" "Empty-Cyclone" "Thunder & Lightning" (bottom line) The other side shows a cartoon gent wearing a top hat clinging to a lamp post and beside him is written the following poem: "When your heels hit (illegible) And your head feels queer And your thoughts foam up Like the froth on beer When your legs are weak And your voice is strong And you laugh like hell At some damn fool song... You're drunk, By Gosh! You're drunk! The tiny seams that run down each side give evidence that the cover was actually stitched. I'm guessing the thin leather was then shrunk somehow for a snug fit. The bottom leather appears to be glued on. Even though it appears to be a souvenir curio from an amusement park it also seems that some time and attention to detail went into the leather cover. Have you ever come across something like this and could you hazard a guess as to it's worth? If you wish, you can respond to my e address. Thanks Pete Attachment N1: cap and bottom.jpg Attachment N2: cap and bottom.jpg Attachment N3: cap and threads.jpg Attachment N4: cap and threads.jpg Attachment N5: front.jpg Attachment N6: front.jpg Attachment N7: poem.jpg Attachment N8: poem.jpg

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From: Fred spectrum2

To: Digger

Subject: Re: ACL Bottle Book?????

Date: 10/18/2005 2:21:17 PM

Digger, check out PSBCA-The Soda Fizz. The third edition is listed there for $42.00 +$3 shipping. I am including the link below. Since I have you here, what do you know about the former Nemo Bottling Company in Grove City, Pennsylvania? Thanx, Fred http://www.angelfire.com/zine2/thesodafizz/PSBCA.html -----Original Message-----

From: Digger Sent: Oct 17, 2005 4:46 PM

 

To: Fred spectrum2

Subject: Re: ACL Bottle Book????? So would I. I also have 2nd edition and have not seen a third...if you see one let ME know. Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: "Fred"

To: Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 4:04 PM

 

Subject: ACL Bottle Book????? Hey, Digger. This might be a bit out of your realm, but I am starting to collect ACL Soda bottles. I currently own a copy of "The Official Guide to Collecting Applied Color Label Soda Bottles First Edition Volume II". I believe that I saw a third edition of this book available somewhere on the net, but unfortunately I did not bookmark it. Any ideas where I can find it? Thanx, Fred Held

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From: rick kennedy

Subject: Linco bleach bottles

Date: 10/18/2005 2:43:25 PM

Hi, I just started looking for bottles. I found about 20 Linco bottles on Sunday. I found several more. Is there a sight I can go to, to find out how much they're worth? Any info you can give me will be helpful. Thanks, Rick

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From: Theresa Wilcox

Subject: Inquiry - Glassboro 1850 Nuline NJ

Date: 10/18/2005 3:24:31 PM

Glass bottle - Glassboro 1850 - Nuline NJ - Nat Wilcox_edited.jpg Good Afternoon Mr. Odell: You've probably answered this query before: My father is an avid collector, and has in his possession one glass bottle inscribed with Glassboro 1850 on one side, and Nuline NJ on the bottom. What is the origin on this bottle? Your expertise is greatly appreciated! Cordially, Theresa Attachment N1: Glass bottle - Glassboro 1850 - Nuline NJ - Nat Wilcox_edited.jpg

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From: Kali

Subject: Emailing: PA180582.JPG

Date: 10/18/2005 2:44:58 PM

Hello! I just love your site! I was wondering what this is exactly. It stands 10 1/2" tall with a pontil. Someone told me these were displayed in card playing establishments and there should be diamond, hearts and spade bottles as well. I have no idea! Got this at a yard sale for 50 cents. Kali Henson Attachment N1: PA180582.JPG

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From: Kali

Subject: Info/update to a question from Jan. 2002

Date: 10/18/2005 4:36:38 PM

Clear DayI also have a bottle identical to this. I was told by a fellow e-bayer it is part of a set of four - used in bars playing cards. This one is clubs. I was looking for hearts, diamond or spades...Kali

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From: Kali

Subject: Info/update to a question from Jan. 2002

Date: 10/18/2005 4:37:47 PM

Clear DayI also have a bottle identical to this. I was told by a fellow e-bayer it is part of a set of four - used in bars playing cards. This one is clubs. I was looking for hearts, diamond or spades...Kali Attachment N1: PA180582.JPG

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From: joe newii

Subject: Dr. king's new discovery for consumption.

Date: 10/18/2005 7:12:03 PM

Hi, my name is Joe. I was researching my dr. kings new discovery for consumption bottle when I came across some of your articles. they were very informative. I have one question though, I found my bottle in an old house built in the 1870's and the bottle still has the cork in it and is still 90-95% full, and appears to be in absolute perfect condition, will this affect the value of the bottle any. I just seen the same bottle empty with out the cork, and in alot worse condition, sell on E-bay for around$12.00. If you could please help me to get some sort of a figure on this it would be great. Any help you can give me with this will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time; Joe New joednewii

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From: Crystalcharms1

Subject: hello Digger

Date: 10/18/2005 3:19:32 PM

Dear Mr Digger, I recently bought a house and was having some electrical work done on my house in my basement. Well my father had come across a cobby hole and found a Old Taylor Whiskey bottle. Now this bottle has never been opened, it is still full and the sticker across the lid has never been tampered with. it is a clear bottle and the label says " Old Taylor, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 100 Proof". It shows a small picture of an older man on the left side and an old building on the right side of the label. And in the middle of the label it says established by ( I think it says) S H Taylor J & Sons, reg. Us. Pat. Off. Its a yellow label and it shows that it was bottled in bond under supervision of U.S. Government Bottled by the old taylor distillery company Frankfort, Kentucky I.R.B.W. No. 38 KY.and a year of F 1917, can you please lead me in the right direction of how I can find out what year it was actually made and if it is worth much. I would really appreciate it so much. Oh and it has a yellow metal lid with a cork attached to the inside of it it looks like. CrystalCharms1

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From: Rosalva Weisel

To: Anila Langton

Subject: colonelcy V and many other

Date: 10/18/2005 7:56:00 PM

Hello, VjAGGRA $3, 31 CjALLjS $3, 75 Prropecja Levjttra VALLjUM $1, 21 Ambbjen And many other More info Have a good day --might read the thoughts of the evil disposed and take precautions ill, but to good, will. eating I will give it you for the sake of my own superior visited in this disguise a Sculptors studio having looked at exclaimed, Do not cultivate the favor of this man, but of your .

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From: Debbie V

Subject: can u look at my site?

Date: 10/18/2005 7:56:25 PM

I have a website that I am making of the bottles I just started collecting and was wondering if you could look at it and see if you know anything about these bottles? Or maybe direct me to somebody who could? Thanks, Debbie Debbie's Amateur Bottle Collection

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From: Peyton Parker Williams

Subject: RE: Try Me Bottling Co

Date: 10/18/2005 10:00:57 PM

Dear Sir: I happened across your answer to an individual re: a "Try Me" bottle. It is my understanding from family lore and remembrances that "Try Me" Bottling Co.(Birmingham, AL) patented in April 24, 1924 (see Washington DC Reg Trademark on two sized bottles, 10 oz clear, 9 oz bottle green). Recent bottle presented to LaGrange, Ga historical society, etc. My family pioneered LaGrange, Ga ca. 1827. "Try Me" was supposedly the first fruit flavored bottled drink and was invented and owned by my great uncle, Joe Teaver. There is a lot of AL litigation over "Try Me" which you might find interesting as well as FL litigation over the name/copyright infringement. Joe died in 1971 in MS at an advanced age. He held numerous patents for medicines and you can find photos of the bottles on Chosi's Deco Bottle Page. I was fortunate enough to know all his sisters, and of course, my grandfather, his younger brother. They all told the same story and Joe was considered a genius and a gentleman.

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From: Kalgoorlie Crane Hire kalcrane.au

Subject: the white stain in some bottles

Date: 10/19/2005 7:27:45 AM

g, day I have hundreds of old goldfields wa bottles and a fair few have a white stain in them and im stuffed if I can get it out i, ve soaked the buggers in hydrocloric acid for weeks and then tumbled them with copper and still no go, so apart from smashing the pricks have you got any ideas?? Attachment N1: 07_header.gif Attachment N2: 07_footer.gif

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From: Mom2MyRugrats

Subject: Re: New Baby on the Bottle Trail......

Date: 10/19/2005 5:45:26 AM

Hello, Thank you so much for your help.... I really appreciate it.. I will send you a group phot once I get all the bottles washed up... Steph Send me a group photo. The barrel could a good one... Meanwhile check out the Bottle basics on my web site so you have some idea about what old bottles look like. Please visit my web site at _http://www.bottlebooks.com_ (http://www.bottlebooks.com/) Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: _Mom2MyRugrats_ (mail

To:)

To: _ _ (mail

To: ) Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:04 PM

 

Subject: New Baby on the Bottle Trail...... Hello, I am not a bottle collector. BUT, my lake which has been around for 100's of years, ( according to elder's in the family), has started to recede due to lack of rainfall. During this time, I have had the oportunity to walk around my lake in areas that were once under a significant amount of water. I started seeing bottle after bottle. Some broken, some completely intact. I decided to make a bottle pile, (broken, and intact). My bottle pile got bigger and bigger, SO I decided to search on my computer and find out if these bottles are of any value or not. I have been really discouraged in my search for bottles. When I type the bottle's information into the search window, I do not get anything back that relates to what I am looking for. Will you be willing to take a look at my bottles if I get pictures of them to you? I have several bottles that look the same which I believe are some sort of beer bottle. They are all amber in color. I also have some bottles that do not look anything like any other bottle I have ever seen. They are clear, and some are green, and one is amber. The amber one is really neat because it looks like a barrel. If you are willing to help me, I can measure, and tell you what I see on the bottle itself. I tried going to the "what's my bottle worth" section, but I don't understand it. What does it mean when you say is the seam all the way to the top? I don't see any seams. I guess I need to determine what before 1900's is, and what is after.. I certainly don't want to waste my time, or yours on worthless bottles, so let me know what priorities to look for.... Thank you, , The Lake Bottler Stephanie

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From: allen lusk

Subject: a musical sake bottle

Date: 10/19/2005 10:46:39 AM

To Whom it may concern, I have a musical sake bottle that my dad had ordered back when the states owned the liquor stores, back approx.1969 or so give or take a couple of years. I do have pictures that some what came out and yes it does still works fine. It is about 10 in. tall and 5 across the base. There was a pocket made in the bottom that allows the spinning geisha girl to dance while playing oriental music. It is a wind up with a slide lever on the side that is also in near perfect condition. The bottle still has the import sticker along with the Iowa decal with most of the stores id number on it, the label on it says Geisha for the brand name. What I am curious about is the approximate value to see if what I am thinking is even close and how much of a collector it is. I do remember my dad spending back then something like 80 or 90 dollars for it, any help you can give me would greatly be appreciated. Here are some pictures of it. Thank You Al Lusk

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From: Vredheadw

Subject: NU ICU DRINK BOTTLE

Date: 10/19/2005 7:15:34 AM

Recently cleaning in yard and found a soda bottle imprinted in glass are the words nu icu in a star under that are the words flavor you can't forget lower part of bottle has bottle pa'd march9, 1920 under that is chaatt 31. I live in small community that back in the 1800s to maybe the 1960s was a thriving place. Can you please tell me more or were to search

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From: DANFORTH63129

Subject: Digging and Cleaning Bottle Question

Date: 10/19/2005 9:33:31 AM

Greetings, trying to get so info on the following bottle: markings: Hinds and Co. Eagle Street Brooklyn, NY Bottle is shaped much like one of today's returnable beer bottles but it is bigger. The bottle has a white stopper that is attached to the bottle with a piece of wire. Thanks Phillip

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From: gruhn

Subject: Beams Olsonite Eagle

Date: 10/19/2005 5:22:42 PM

Digger, I have a Beams Olsonite Eagle/Dan Gurney Racing #48 whiskey bottle. The seal has not been broken. Just wanted know what it is worth? Thank you for your help. Larry Gruhn

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From: Nate

Subject: Burnett//Boston

Date: 10/19/2005 6:51:08 PM

I know that archaeologist and bottle collectors commonly do not get along well with each other. I am in an archaeology class in Hawaii am doing a project on a Burnett bottle that came from a dig site from the 1850's through 1890's. We have many bottles including this Burnett bottle (see pics) I have found where to get information on my particular bottle, but many of the books it appears in are either out of print or limited issue, The four books are -- Fike 1987:156 The bottle Book; Reynolds Archeological Investigations at Old Fort Scott 1983:182; Switzer *The Bertrand Bottles: A Study of 19th-Century Glass and Ceramic Containers *1974:69-70; B&B Wilson *19th Century Medicine in Glass* 1971:25 Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated with this. Thank You -Nate Attachment N1: bottleburnettsside.JPG Attachment N2: bottleburnettssideboston.JPG Attachment N3: image0003.jpg Attachment N4: image0004.jpg

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From: ct keekha

Subject: fish bottle

Date: 10/19/2005 7:20:52 PM

Hello, I saw this on your web site: The bottom of this 12 1/2 inch fish wine bottle is marked with a large "F". The label reads: "ANTINORI 1973". "BIANCO DELLA COSTA TOSCANA ITALY..." These are fairly common. So I have one of these with wine in it. Is it worth anything? C. Tyler Cincinnati Attachment N1: fish_b7.jpg

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From: Pat Owen

Subject: Pepsi bottle with Russian label

Date: 10/20/2005 9:55:39 AM

I have an old Pepsi bottle with the cap on and the drink still in it that has the label in Russian writing. There is a date of Oct 18-307-81 on it. The bottle is glass. The label as best I can reproduce it in the English writing is either: NENCH MEMCN then under that word toprobar mapka Is there any value to this bottle?

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From: Terry Massaro

Subject: Wild turkey

Date: 10/20/2005 2:09:46 PM

I have a Wild Turkey liquor bottle 14 inches tall beneath the base is C Austin Nichols Ceramic Creation 1971 Liquor bottle Wild Turkey 101proof 8 years old I would like to know if it has any value , would appreciate an answer Terry

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From: RoadKingOr

Subject: Liquor Bottle

Date: 10/20/2005 1:16:47 PM

Digger...I'm wondering what info you might be able to give me on this bottle. It has a picture of a castle on the inside and silver and black swirls of paint on the exterior. The bottom of the bottle has "WHITE HORSE DISTILLERS LTD" "SCOTLAND". The numbers sc303 and below that it has the letter A and a large space with 65. It also has "LIQUOR BOTTLE" on the bottom. I have enclosed pictures too. Thanks again Dennis Attachment N1: DSC01027.JPG Attachment N2: DSC01029.JPG Attachment N3: DSC01030.JPG Attachment N4: DSC01031.JPG

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From: Krummel59

Subject: indian head glass bottle from peru color biue

Date: 10/20/2005 2:53:46 PM

I found this bottle on my property several years ago. It is the color blue and about 10 inches high. The front is a face of an Indian. The bottom of the bottle has Lima, PERU. There are no other markings on it. It shape is something like a wine bottle.

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From: FOURxARNOLD

Subject: made in italy glassware with spigot

Date: 10/20/2005 3:21:01 PM

I recently purchased a heavy glass decanter that is approx. a foot and a half tall with very thick aqua colored glass and a brass? spigot towards the bottom of the bottle. the bottom reads simply "made in Italy" do you know anything about this or where I can get info on it? it also has a cork in the top. thank you. Lisa

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From: janice.foster

Subject:

Date: 10/20/2005 7:24:21 PM

Hello Digger, My name is Cody and I live in Northern Kentucky. Today at work my dad found an old medicine bottle. On one side it said H. Clay Clover Co. and on the other it says Clovers imperial mange medicine. It also said New York on it and it has an amber color to it, it is 6 1/2 Fl. oz. Can you identify it or give me an idea of how much it is worth and how old it is. P.S. I will get some pictures to you tomorrow. Thanks, Cody

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From: Cody B

Subject: help in identifying

Date: 10/20/2005 8:45:35 PM

I have found a few bottles and have had no luck in identifying them, I hope you can help. the first one say "Dr. S. Karoly's Catarrh Remedy and it has Albany on it the second one says Prof Vonveraes Diamond Drops another bottle just has the word KEILL on it. I would really appreciate any information you could give me on any of these bottles, I have been researching many books and have been trying to search the internet with no luck. thank you for your help Cody

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From: Jason Khan

Subject: Miller Beer Bottle enquiry

Date: 10/21/2005 6:45:42 AM

Hi I recently found an unusual bottle of Miller Genuine Draft Cold Filtered Beer. It is from a recent case that has been brewed in the EU. The interesting thing about this bottle is that the mettle beer cap is not a Miller one, it is a Bud King of beers! This was obviously a mistake at the brewery, as all the other bottles in the case were correct Is this worth anything? Regards Jason

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From: Jim Tidgwell

Subject: Hi

Date: 10/21/2005 7:27:36 AM

My name is Jim, and I have a question. I have a Bicentennial Liberty Bell Bottle from Petri Brandy. The bottle is full and the stamp is still intact. The only thing missing is the box. Could you give me a value. Thank you

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From: eileen.d.forte

Subject:

Date: 10/21/2005 7:48:41 AM

Hi digger, i have 3 james b bean ceramic decorative bottles 1 has pictures of a ship on it and says the hub of the pacific, it is filled with jam es beam whiskey the send is a genie bottle again ceramic and the 3rd is a ceramic football with a donkey on top wearing a football helmet, again filled with jam es bean whiskey. Any idea what any of these would be worth?? Thank you

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From: Gerald Nelsont

Subject: E G Booz

Date: 10/21/2005 8:26:28 AM

Any value? Recent Brown Bottle, shaped like "old cabin", bottom numbers: I-D-I ; 12 @ 57 ; 7. Labels still on, with some damage. Thank you. Mary Nelson

 

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From: Michael & Paula Frease

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/21/2005 10:29:53 AM

Yesterday I found a blue bottle in an old dump in the Colorado mountains. It is round, 6 inches in height, lipped and has KEASBEY & MATTISON Co, Ambler, PA written all around the bottle 4 inches above the base of the bottle. The bottle is a medium blue, not light in color or cobalt. Do you know anything about a bottle of this type? Thank you very much! Paula Frease

Here's the Story: Keasbey & Mattison

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From: BEAUFAZ

Subject: Can you answer?

Date: 10/21/2005 7:46:14 AM

What is the substance in clear glass that causes it to turn purple when exposed to sun light? Does this determine about what time period that the glass was made? I purchased such a bottle in Banner Elk, NC. It appears to be an unmarked medicine cylinder shaped bottle, very thin glass, medium to dark purple and once was kept closed with a cork or stopper. Cheri Fazioli Seminole, FL

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From: Linda Rose

Subject: bear shaped jars

Date: 10/21/2005 3:30:13 PM

Yes, I have two bear jars that measure 4 tall, one with a red and one with a blue lid that say Mr. Bears a bank, too! Ive had them close to 30 years. Each bottom says DES PAT NO 166895 under the patent no one has a X ll and one has the number 7. Could you tell me anything about these little guys or where I might find out. Thank you for your consideration. Linda Rose

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From: paidbylife

Subject: help cant find anything

Date: 10/21/2005 3:33:25 PM

I have a bottle I would like to know more about and I cannot seem to find anything on it. Could you please help, with any information. On the bottom of the bottle it has a stamp that has on it NORLEANS hand made in Spain. It has leather on the top and in the middle, it has a covered leather cork on it. Any information would be great. I am attaching picture with this. Thank you Chris Matewan W.V. Attachment N1: Picture 075.jpg Attachment N2: Picture 076.jpg Attachment N3: Picture 077.jpg

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From: The Godwins

Subject: Birmingham, AL Bottling Bottle

Date: 10/21/2005 5:29:54 PM

Dear Digger, My husband has located a bottle that is clear and about 8 to 9" tall. It appears to have had a cork lid. On one side it has "Alabama Bottling Co. Birmingham ALA. on it. The other isde has what I think is a dove with strings flying out of its beak in a double circle, between the 2 circles are 2 stars-one on each side. Below the dove is reads This bottle property of Alabama Bottling Co. Not to be Sold. On the bottom of the bottle ia a giant "A". Any Ideas? Thanks, Daphne Godwin Grove Oak, AL

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From: Keith Hadid

Subject: torpedo

Date: 10/21/2005 11:25:59 PM

Digger, Trying to identify this torpedo bottle. It has 2 seams and an applied lip. Very heavy and a wavery surface. Photos attached, thanks for any info. Christel Hadid detailed  Attachment N1: MVC-010F.JPG Attachment N2: MVC-011F.JPG

Here's the Story on Round bottom bottles

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From: Michael Nicotero

Subject: seltzer bottle

Date: 10/21/2005 11:44:30 PM

Dear sir: I have an old, (40's-50's) clear seltzer bottle. It has a metal top with a spout, a lever and a double hole in the top. It stands about 10-12" tall and is quite heavy. It has a glass rod that extends from the cap to about 1/2 inch above the bottom of the bottle. It has the words "VESS" going from left to right rising toward the right, and underneath that word, "Sparkling Water" in smaller print. The color of the printing is a very pale green. On the cap, around the base, are the words, "Vess beverage Co.". On the bottom of the bottle are the numerals 18 and a funny looking design of some sort. Very vague and hard to discern. It "looks" like a vertical oval surrounded by a horizontal diamond. Or maybe even the planet Saturn! My question is the obvious; is there value associated with this bottle! If so, how much? Presuming it is in very good condition. Thank you for your time sir, Sincerely, Michaelosophy

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From: woo .au

Subject: Gillette hot water bottle.

Date: 10/22/2005 2:54:37 AM

G'day there Digger. How the hell are ya mate??? I have a Gillette hot water bottle very similar to one that a reader asked about some time back. All the details are the same except mine has 1915 trade mark and not 1919 stamped on the front. Have ya had any luck in finding out a value or a site that might be able to help??? I have attached a pic for you to have a squiz at. Cheers Roy. Attachment N1: 3.gif Attachment N2: DSC00006.zip Heres another pic of the writing in more Detail mate. Cheers. Roy. Attachment N1: 3.gif Attachment N2: DSC00013.zip

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From: Kathryn

Subject: KIK Beverages

Date: 10/22/2005 11:54:51 AM

Have you ever heard of KIK Beverages? I found this drinking bottle. Marking on bottom: 119-B-10 A-57 4 It also has a indention of a basket on the bottom.

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From: snoopy mccollough

Subject: Mccormick & co. Balto Triangle bottle

Date: 10/22/2005 1:51:09 PM

 I have found a bottle and I would like to know what it once held. The only online info I could find for this bottle was in your December 31, 2004 questions. I have the exact same bottle that is described in that question. It is a triangular 2 1/5" deep cobalt bottle made by McCormick & Co. The one side seam goes from the base to the top of the lip. It also looks to have a circular seam in the base. it is embossed on the front with a bee inside a circle. The front also has "patented July 8th 1902 embossed on it. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you, Rhonda McCollough Oakdale, la Attachment N1: 100_0529.JPG Attachment N2: 100_0531.JPG

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From: Daisyferret1

Subject: Rheumatic and Neuralgic Paste Jar

Date: 10/22/2005 12:36:50 PM

 

From: HDlady

To: Digger

Subject: help please!!!!!

Date: 26-04-2003 Digger, I saw this question posted on your site from dec 2003. I too have this bottle and would like to know more: An old glass jar with lid that reads on the front: Rheumatic and Neuralgic Paste MANUFACTURED BY W. P. SMART & SONS, Dodgeville, Iowa Count, Mis. Price, 50 Cents. By Mail 60 cents. This paste is made from the Oil of Angle Worm, Cayenne Pepper, Froms and Gum Camphor, and will take pain away like a charm. It will cure Toothache, Nervous Headache, Neuralgia, Pains in the Back, Chilblains, etc, by rubbing it in. Can not be equaled for Catarrh. Sent by Mail for $4.00 per dozen. Agents' Circulars Free. Male and Female Agents Wanted. The glass jar is approx 8 inches in height with lid. 5 inches without lid. This request was originally posted by Laura Black in 2003, but my name is Cari and I wondered if you have found anything out--i just got mine in 2005 Cari

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From: Chris Bray

Subject:

Date: 10/22/2005 5:41:00 PM

I bought a bottle from a old gas station in a omish community. I was just curious about it. It about 9.5" tall with out top and 11.5" with top. On the bottom it say's made from genuine cumberland porcelain, collector's limited edition, colonial virginia, old rip van winkle, 1974, with the initails hand written RGW. On the front it say's colonial virgina 1607-1781, and has a picture of Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and John Marshall(first chief justice). The sticker on the top say's Old Rip Van Winkle, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 proof. If you can find any thing out would you please let me know at mrchrisbray Thank you for your time Tamara

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From: charles reid

Subject: foley's kidney pill bottle

Date: 10/22/2005 5:59:17 PM

Hello, (i am the one you bought the bear pomade head from) just so you know. I have a bottle here that is a foley's kidney pill bottle and it is embossed on the front with .... foley's kidney pills foley & co chicago. it measures 2 1/2 " tall base is 1" accross. blown in the mold, clear. and I can't seem to find any information on this particular bottle. have any suggestions?

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From: JLopez2377

Subject: ---------Amber Medicine Bottle-----------

Date: 10/22/2005 2:16:22 PM

Hi Digger, I have a stoppered, beveled rectangular bottle embossed sideways on the face: Marvelous Mexican Medicine On one side Austin Tex. the other St. Loiuse Mo.. It is 9" tall(2 3/8" neck incl.) x 3 7/16" wide at the embossed label x 2 1/4 deep. I dug it out of an old trash trove associated with German settlement near Austin, TX. St Josephs, Edison Battery Oil (railroad was nearby), Listerine sample size, Three In One Oil screw top, etc..... associated. I have found no information on this. Help? -James

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From: JLopez2377

Subject: Marvelous Mexican Medicine- Bottle additional info.from previous meassage

Date: 10/22/2005 2:27:17 PM

Hi Digger, The seam is diagonal going from corner to corner stopping below the square edged round lip. Bottom has a 5/16" mark I just found, resembling a handlantern with diamond lightrays or may just be a pontil? The bottle was broken by a tree root/a small portion missing at the shoulder. All embossing intact. All information is greatly appreciated, -James

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From: Jerry Paronto

Subject: George Washington Flask

Date: 10/22/2005 6:55:10 PM

Hi Digger, Back in the 1970s my father and myself spent many hours digging old dump sites many of which dated back to the 1700s. It was on one such excursion that we dug up what dad called a George Washington Flask. Unfortunately the right shoulder of the bottle was broken off as it was among many large rocks that had been tossed in on top of the ancient rubbish. My dad was going to throw it back where it came from but I persuaded him to let me keep it and have done so for the past 30 yrs. To me its a very interesting piece of glass, broken or not. My question is: Would you happen to know the history of the bottle, why it came into production? How many were made? What would the value of the piece be worth in good condition? There is a prominent pontil scar on the bottom, air bubble imperfections in the glass and the bottle seam come up to the bottom of the lip of the bottle, all obvious signs of its age. I have enclosed a pic and hope it helps. Thanks for any info you can give me. Jerry Paronto

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From: Jason Hinkley

Subject: sunflower beverage

Date: 10/22/2005 7:17:08 PM

I have a bottle I found under my grandmothers storage shed. It has sunflower beverage on the bottle. All the info I have is that it was bottled by Dr. pepper, and it was bottled in Marion, Va. I also found a couple more bottles they are: Cassco beverage from Radford, VA Sun Rise beverage from Tazwell, Va Lucky Giant beverage from Tazwell, Va If you could give me some info I would really appreciate it Thank You Jason Hinkley

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From: Cecilychianti

Subject: HI, JUST SAW YOUR WEBSITE, AND HAD A QUICK QUESTION:)

Date: 10/22/2005 5:01:37 PM

Hi, thank you first for your help and consideration in advance, hopefully my question is as simple as i think it is. I am

Not a collector of old glass bottles but recently my fiancee found about 10 or 12 old glass i.v bottles that had washed up on palm beach in florida . They all had rubber caps , still intact unbelievably! They look to be old to me, but i don't know a lot about medical glass bottle history . They could've washed up from cuba or haiti but we're not sure . My question is this , what dates( from what year to what year) were glass i.v bottles made ? The bottles are clear and have ml markings both right side up and inverted and have round shoulders, some are large and some are smaller. The stoppers look faded orange and are cracked and very dry . Thank you again for your time. By the way , excellent site , very interesting ! Sincerely, cecily chianti

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From: Waynegray217

Subject: Harry E Wilken Jr. Bottle

Date: 10/22/2005 5:13:22 PM

Digger, just purchased a bottle at a yard sale. This bottle has the wording across the top that says: Federal Law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle. It has a picture of only one face on it and the signature at the bottom has Harry E. Wilken Jr. on it. Any idea of the age of this bottle?? Thanks in advance Wayne

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From: jimmy and leona

Subject: bottle

Date: 10/22/2005 8:17:16 PM

to digger I have a unopened bottle of seagram's v.o. canadian whisky in the original clothe package from 1957 I was wondering if it was worth anything be for I open it and drink it. I found it in my grandma's attic. thank you for your time have a nice day. sinerecly yours leona morgan

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From: johndull

Subject:

Date: 10/22/2005 9:49:03 PM

Question? I have a bottle I acquired when my Grandmother passed away and I was thinking it was my great uncles from WWII or the Korean war? Yet, it reads ... FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE and the factory marking on the bottom for the bottle reads D 10 66-51. I was wondering is this a military issue decanter / flask or was it used for something else like medicines or something? Would this be safe to use as a decanter? Thanks for your time, -JD Attachment N1: d9_1_b.jpg

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From: Steve

Subject: Apothocary Jars

Date: 10/23/2005 1:18:45 AM

Hey Digger, My girlfriend recently came upon a bunch of apothecary jars from an inheritance. Her mother said that the jars were used by her great grandfather in a pharmacy and they were antiques even at that time. The jar in the picture I attached is about 10 inches tall. She has about 15 more bottles of similar style, some with different heights and lids sizes, but all have glass labels. The bottom of the jar has the inscription W.T. and CO. with a B below it. If you could tell me anything about the history or the potential values of these jars I would really appreciate it. Thanks Digger. -Steve Mills Attachment N1: apothocary.jpg

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From: K&S Marshall .au

Subject: Ballerina Bottle

Date: 10/23/2005 1:52:31 AM

Hello I have been given a BOLS BALLERINA BOTTLE. It is unopened and in total MINT condition. It contains a mandarin liquor and looks absolutely fantastic. Can you suggest how much it is worth? I am thinking of putting it on eBay as I really would find it a collector of dust. I also live in Australia. Thank you for your time Sharon

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From: Dendritus

Subject: SS pierce syrup bottle question

Date: 10/23/2005 5:22:48 AM

Hello Digger I have come across a bottle that I would like to know the age, rarity and value of please... This bottle has a crown top, original red paper label, original old and quite stuck cork. The bottle is brown, measuring 11 5/8" tall. It has 2 seams on the sides, that run right up the top, over the lip. The bottom is smooth, the bottle is embossed 17 S 24 below the label, along the foot of the bottle. No chips, cracks or dings, light scratch above the label, a few flecks of coloring missing from the label. The label lists several addresses. I actually live about 5 blocks from the original old pierce building in Coolidge corner, Brookline (Boston). Thank you for your time! I can't seem to find much about this bottle, and I was elated to find a site with an expert that offers to share his knowledge! Sincerely, Stephanie Attachment N1: pierce%20syrup.jpg Attachment N2: pierce%20syrup%202.jpg

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From: Sara Bader

Subject: bottle cleaner NYC

Date: 10/23/2005 12:20:47 PM

Hi there, Found your site on the Web. Wondering if you can recommend a bottle cleaner on Long Island or in the NYC area. We found a bunch of bottles when we did renovations on our house, and most of them have caked on grit/dirt inside that won't come off, no matter how long they are soaked. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Best, Sara Bader Sea Cliff, NY

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From: Bill Zajac

Subject: crystal bottle question

Date: 10/23/2005 3:54:17 PM

Dear Digger, My mother in law gave me an old bottle that looks like a small crystal decanter with a glass stopper. It is very ornate and it has a silver? relief wrapped around the ten sided base that depicts a battle of some kind and has the name engraved "Belegvia Haarlem 1573" on it. It depects many people that look like peasants with sticks, there is a church, a castle, a canon, very interesting stuff. The Stopper has a person wearing a triangular hat with a spear of some kind on the top. There are also four strange symbols placed 90 degrees apart that look like the letter v with dots under the v. The first one has no dots, the next has two dots, that last has three dots. It is clearly a very high quality handcrafted bottle and I think the metal is silver but it might be pewter or lead, I am not sure. The metal ring around the main bottle looks like it could be bronze or brass. I do not think it is gold as it seems too dull to be that. I researched the name Haarlem and 1573 and discovered that in 1573 the city of Haarlem was sieged by Spain and there was great resistance by peasants but the city ultimately fell and there was a mass slaughter that followed. Apparantly the fall of the city became a pround Dutch symbol of anti Spanish and anti Catholic resistance and the bottle seems to honor the memory of that event. I looked around the web and could not find much info on it and thought maybe you might know something. Thanks for any info. I am not really interested in selling it but would appreciate knowing if it had collector value. Bill Zajac PE

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From: Michelle

Subject: Jar

Date: 10/23/2005 4:59:54 PM

My husband found these bottles while cleaning out an old building at his father's. Could you tell me what the jar is that has openings at both ends? The openings are different sizes. The only markings on it are Pat. Applied For. What was it used for and how old is it? Thanks Attachment N1: hello.gif Attachment N2: DCP_0002.JPG Attachment N3: tile.gif

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From: rachel thomas

Subject: Bols Ducth Lady

Date: 10/23/2005 9:08:08 PM

Hi, We have a Bols liqueur bottle. It is the 'Dutch Lady' and it is empty. Any idea of its value? Thanks Rach

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From: Dale Osborne

Subject: rogers bros

Date: 10/23/2005 8:55:56 PM

I have a Rogers Bros 1850 Salem NJ, can you tell me the value? THANKS

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From: PRCING837

Subject: GOT A QUESTION

Date: 10/23/2005 8:36:28 PM

A friend of mine digs for bottles. He's found several dr. Fenner's concentrated bottles , fredonia, n.y. On 1 side and select on the other.how much are these bottles worth? When you get a chance? Thanks so much for your time! Leah e. Bennett

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From: Sue Knudsen

Subject: crown cap-like

Date: 10/24/2005 11:46:16 AM

Is it possible to have a crown cap-like finish on a historic bottle from before Painter's patent date of 1892?

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From: Douglas Hales

Subject: Digging and Cleaning Bottle Question

Date: 10/24/2005 12:48:13 PM

I understand that you have a book about drugstore candy jars. Can you give me some insight about this? Coila Hales

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From: Jackie Buchanan

Subject: Old Wiskey Bottle

Date: 10/24/2005 1:55:57 PM

Hi, I found this bottle it is 13 &1/2 inches tall with a red & blue imblem which reads great western devons company, also the front has royal iron ships company with a picture of a ship under the ship it says Thomas W. 1905 and the spout says liverpool 1787. Picture attached. Jackie & John Buchanan Attachment N1: DSC07313.JPG Attachment N2: DSC07310.JPG Attachment N3: DSC07311.JPG Attachment N4: DSC07312.JPG

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From: sun shine

Subject: BOTTOLE FOUND

Date: 10/24/2005 4:12:38 PM

hi I have a bottle it says BOTTLING WORKS HOLYOKE THE NUMBER IS 2351 ON BOTTOM AND IT HAS A NAM

E FRANK WERENSKI .THEN RIGHT BESIDE THE NAM

E HOLYOKE MASS, REGISTERED CONTENTS 8 OZ. sun shine sunshine1052  

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From: marli davis lyon

Subject: WHAT DO I HAVE?

Date: 10/24/2005 6:05:33 PM

I have what looks to be a wooden decanter that is a russian man. It is separated in the middle and twist open with a 1917 smirnoff bottle inside. The man looks like a russian man with a white jewlel in one eye. The bottle has a 1917 date stam

P and still has the vodka in it. Thanks for your help, marli

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From: raymond Textor I have a old milk bottle that might be from the 1920's or the 1930's it has a embossed label on it that says Property Of Queen City Dairy Company and at the top of the bottle it also says Crown Products Brand. Could you tell me how much it is worth? my name is Matt Textor thank for your time sincerely, Matt Textor

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From: Don Hague

Subject: grapete bottle with elephant body on it.

Date: 10/24/2005 6:37:15 PM

I found a grapette bottle with an elephant body on it, but all I find online are ones with a clown face valued fron $22 to 70 dollars. Nothing about the elphant body. It did come with the lid, a little rusty, a clown face on it, but still in good condition. Any help on info on my elephant grapette bottle? Bottom has Grapette Products Co. Camden , Ark on the bottom. Thank you, Teri

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From: Jeff Benjamin

Subject: bottle found scuba diving in Niagara Falls

Date: 10/24/2005 8:06:48 PM

Hi Digger, just wondering if you could give me a little info on a big beer bottle I found scuba diving in the upper Niagara last month. It is 11 1/2 " tall and about 3" wide at the bottom. The mold seam stops well before the top of the lip. There is no cracks or chips. The pictures are a bit rough due to the bottle being so dark glass though when held to a strong light you can see its a dark amber. It's embossed on the side: Valentin Blatz Brewer Milwaukee Wis On the bottom its embossed " W.McC & Co." Thanks for any info you can give, Jeff Attachment N1: IMG_0400s.jpg Attachment N2: IMG_0401s.jpg

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From: Thomas Ingram

Subject: Old bottles & pictures

Date: 10/25/2005 12:56:01 AM

I have a few old Pepsi bottles, Dr. Pepper bottle, and a buffalo rock bottle. I was wondering if you could possible tell me a little bit about these bottles, history, age and value if at all possible. I have some pictures of them I will send along that maybe will help. 1. Is a greenish colored bottle that has a textured finish around the top then smooth then textured again with Pepsi-Cola written in it and on the other side same thing but has rec. right below the writing. Then the rest of the bottle is smooth down to the base. On the bottom it has LGW below that it looks to be as a 3 but not sure.the bottle is 9 5/8" tall and about 2 9/16" in dia. I know that the LGW is Laurens Glass Works in S.C. and that's about all. There are no chips in it and could use a bit of cleaning other then that it looks perfect. 2. Is a clear Pepsi bottle with Pepsi-Cola painted in red with white around it on the reverse side Pepsi write in white and a white circle around the word. Below that is Pepsi-cola made into the bottle going up the sides 8 times with kinda textured feel in between each word. Then below that it has a red/white square with the words sparkling Pepsi-Cola 8 fl.oz.on the reverse side it says bottled under authority of Pepsi-Cola company New, NY. Not sure what it says on the bottom but here's some pics of it. It stands 8 3/4" and is 2 1/4" in dia. 3. Is a Dr Pepper bottle is a red/white logo 10 2 Dr pepper 4 same on the reverse side. Then below it has Dr Pepper in big white letter and PEP below that, on reverse side is a big red/white logo with 10 2 Dr Pepper 4 in a circle. 6 1/2 fl.oz. It stands 8 1/8" and is 2 3/16" in dia. 4. Is a clear bottle with the words Buffalo Rock with a circle like logo made into the glass at the bottom is the letters B.R.CO. then right below that is B' CH AM

, ALA reverse side says contents 6 fl.oz. and that's all.It stands 7 1/2" and is 2 1/8" in dia. Thank you for any info you can give me on these bottles. I have some others that interest me also like a George Washington (blue in color) liquor bottle that has a cork style top, which I have found some info on but not allot. If you could e- Thank You for your time and patients Thomas Ingram

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From: Carol Burris

To: digger

Subject: wicker covered bottle

Date: 10/25/2005 6:45:14 AM

Digger, Can you give me any information about this bottle. I just love having it set on a shelf, but I don't know anything about it. I believe I got it in a box of bottles purchased from an auction. It is a brick color red. Thanks, Carol casubu Attachment N1: wicker bottle 1 002.jpg

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From: Kevinsroxy

Subject: biedenharn bottles value

Date: 10/25/2005 6:31:23 AM

I have a clear (greenish irredescent) 8 oz. bottle in perfect condition with Registered on the top then the Biedenharn candy co. trademark insignia in the middle and thats a ll on it and I wondered what it is worth? Im in a tiny bitof a bind and need to sell it today and hope you can help expedite my efforts and hopefully put me on the right trail as to who will pay me what it is worth since I know so little about it really and dont have the luxury of time to do the proper research myself. Thank you in advance and will be anxiously awaiting your responce, l

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From: TenseIssuez

Subject: Benedictine two compartment bottle

Date: 10/25/2005 7:49:53 AM

Hi, My mother and father found a bottle with two compartments. One side is a dark green with the words "le directeur" on it. The other is light brown with the same thing. It still has liquor in it. Never been open we think. If you have any info please send back. thank you] Amanda W

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From: William Dittman

Subject: Question about bottle

Date: 10/25/2005 12:29:06 PM

Jaok, My father in law has a old Liquor bottle that is made in the shape of the Eifel Tower. I believe it came out of New Orleans It probably about a 100 years old. Thanks Bill Bill.dittman

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From: Sharon Hiner

Subject: Question

Date: 10/25/2005 8:25:06 PM

Hi Digger, I have recentley come across what I think may be a treasure trove of old bottles. Some of which I have seen on your site. There are about 35 of them a sample of some are: Hires Household Extract Colorite Boston Mass Carpenter-Morton Co. Sparklene-amber in color Imperial Polish Co. Phila. pat # 744 H.B. Kirk&Co with #1 on bottom-amber A little amber bottle probably medicne-W.T. Co. PAT Jan 5 1892 Amber colored Clorox bottle with cork An old Gordon's Gin London England bottle and more Can you tell me anything about these bottes? I would appreciate anything Sharon

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From: eBay Member: Mr. O'Dell: I have a few questions in regard to the bottles I have sent you a link for. I have been unable to find any information regarding them online. As you can see, I did have them listed on eBay, but some niggling little feeling made me want to find out more about them before I committed. These were my husband grandfathers from when he was young, probably in the early 1900's? They stand about 6 1/2 inches tall from the base to the top of the lid. The outside dimmensions of the mouth is just slightly over 1 1/2 inches. The base is 2 3/4 inches. As you can see in the pictures, the glass is clear in color, heavy on orange peel textured on the outside. The corks are intact, but one of them is stuck and I don't dare pull the lid out for fear of damaging the cork. There is no damage whatsoever to these bottles. If you could give me any kind of information regarding these, such as age, value, collectibility, or point me in a direction where I can find some useful information, I would greatly appreciate it. Sincerely---Kelly L. View this Item on eBay at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6220181705&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:1 Summary This is a very nice set of, what I am calling jars, they might be considered bottles.; I do not know the age, but they are quite pretty.; They are all heavy;glass with corks on the glass lids that fit tight into the mouth of the jar.; There are no chips or cracks.; They would be a lovely addition for a bottle or glass collector, or they would be a pretty decor piece in a bathroom. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: jack kerrigan

Subject: 7up bottle question

Date: 10/26/2005 1:02:11 AM

Please see attachment. A few years ago I found this 7up bottle while doing renovation work on an old house in New Orleans. I have tried to find info on this bottle via different websites as well as even Ebay. However, I have had no luck even finding a 7up bottle that looks just like this one. It has the painted label which has a simplified 7up logo and the words: ALKALINE REACTION THE GAS PURIFIES all in white. Embossed on the bottom rim are the words: DR. PEPPER BOTT. CO. NEW ORLEANS.LA In the center of the bottom is another 7up logo as well as a small numeral 3. I was wondering if you knew the age of the bottle and what kind of a value it may have. Thank you for any information you can send me. . Sincerely, Jack Attachment N1: IMG_0729.JPG

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From: lkemp .uk

Subject: bells celebration whisky

Date: 10/26/2005 4:17:13 AM

Can you help? My mum has a bottle of bell's whisky (bell shaped) bought to commemorate the Queen Mother's 90th birthday. Is it worth anything ? Is it worth holding on to? Lorraine

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From: kelly

Subject: barnes established 1873

Date: 10/26/2005 1:40:54 PM

Hi Digger, I have this old bottle I pulled from the river 30 years ago.It is brown and looks like it could have been a wiskey bottle.On the front it has Barnes Established 1873.Thankyou for taking your time to check this out for me. Thanks Ian

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From: carenlovvorn

Subject:

Date: 10/26/2005 3:37:26 PM

I have a bottle with F. Hoyt and Co. perfumes New York we don't know when or where it is from. can you help? -Caron Lovvorn

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From: MOUNTIONLADYDI1

Subject: troutmans glass bottle

Date: 10/26/2005 1:51:05 PM

i have a bottle we dig up it has troutmans stamp on it I have loook and look please tell me what would have been in this bottles

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From: Ellen Kirsch

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/26/2005 6:16:15 PM

I have a brown bottle shaped like a barrel. On it is "barrel of beer". I haven't been able to get any information on this bottle. Do you have any ideas? I don't even know if it was hops beer or root beer. Thanks for your help. ellen elkirschner

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From: SLAM

IEZZZZ

To: SLAM

IEZZZZ

Subject: HEY thar

Date: 10/27/2005 12:56:08 AM

whats up .. I have been trying to look up a lot of local stuff web, books, ect its hard to find info on local bottles...do you know of any site or book that can help me find names of bottle companys in my area? Allentown ps , Easton pa, (lehigh valley) I cant find a lick on any thing once in a while a name will pop up in kovels but not offten...Rick

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From: artie cortez

Subject: artie (old big red bottle)

Date: 10/27/2005 6:42:11 AM

Hello, i recently found a big red soda bottle 16 fl.oz.(1 pint)under an old house floor built in 1937. The bottle has some wear but still looks great, in the bottom of the bottle it has a number 40 and in the side it has spin-n-win also no deposit-no refill and has bottled under authority of big red, inc. Waco, tx 76702. Can you please tell me whats the value of this bottle and what year do you think this bottle is. .thanks artie

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From: Cathy Dobbins

Subject: Bottle

Date: 10/27/2005 8:42:16 AM

Could you tell me anything about a corked bottle that has General Washington on one side and an Eagle with 20 Stars on the other. On the bottom is says USA 1-B-1656. Thanks C Dobbins

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From: Caran uk

Subject: Fw: bottle

Date: 10/27/2005 11:01:11 AM

Hello I came across this bottle and I am interested to find out how old this bottle is ? The rarity of this bottle and the value ? if you can. 1. I have attached a few picture to help you. 2. It's a brown bottle and 12 inch in height. 3. It only has one label which says Three keys REGISTERED TRADE MARK RICH GOLDEN BRITISH SHERRY BOTTLED AND DISTRIBUTED BY BIRMINGHAM

CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED 27-38 HIGH STREET BIRMINGHAM

4 4. There is no volume or alcohol percentage on this bottle 5.The top has a cork attached to a plastic lid and on the top stamped B.C.S. 6.On the bottom it is embossed SA 252. I hope you'll be able to satify my curiousity by tell me all about this bottle. Kindest regards Caran P.S. I'm sorry I don't think this bottle is as old as your usual bottles ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Attachment N1: PIC_0007.JPG Attachment N2: PIC_0008.JPG Attachment N3: PIC_0009.JPG Attachment N4: PIC_0010.JPG

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From: Jennifer Braddock

Subject: Julius Kessler & Co.

Date: 10/27/2005 3:52:03 PM

Dear Digger, I have read you earlier remark about Julius Kessler. However, we are remodeling a home from the 1820's and in the foundation of the fireplace found a bottle in perfect condition that is clear and says: Julius Kessler & Co. Paris, Kentucky in a circle form and 7th dist, bourbon Co. inside the circle. No label all words are relief on the bottle itself. Does this mean that the bottle dates before 1935/1939? and there must have been a distillery on bourbon county, Paris, Kentucky. Thank you for any response you may have, Jennifer

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From: Melanie Rogers

Subject: Hank Williams Sr. Decanter

Date: 10/27/2005 4:04:29 PM

I am looking for a Hank Williams Sr. Decanter - it seems someone on your website had one at one point. I tried to bid on Ebay but as I was new, I didn't bid high enough and was outbid while asleep. I have attached a picture and the details. DETAILS: WELCOME to my auction and thank you for looking. This Auction Offers A Hank Williams Sr. McCormick Musical (Plays Yor Cheatin' Heart) Decanter in NEAR MINT Condition. The Seal Has Been Broken And Contents Emptied For Shipping. It Was Filled With Coffee Liqueur. Is there any way to find another? Thanks. Melanie Mixon Attachment N1: Hank.jpg

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From: SLAM

IEZZZZ

Subject: RE:Gettin older

Date: 10/03/2005 2:16:44 PM

Well we are down 15ft, I taped it today, but the use layer started at 12. cuz of all that (new) fill, so we only dug 3 feet or 4 in the use layer remember its 6 feet wide that thing may go 20 plus, what kind of story? can I put something on your web page? tell me what you need?.. Rick I found this near the bottom of the pit any one have a idea what it is? its made of bone I know that..R* Attachment N1: thing%20from%20privy%20003.jpg Attachment N1: thing%20from%20privy.jpg Attachment N2: thing%20from%20privy%20002.jpg we spread all these out to split up..heres like 400 bottles (slicks, seconds ect) cool shot huh? All said and done like 600 bottles from that hole! Get this plate out of my gut!!!! well the indains walk on glass right? why cant a polock lay on glass? bhahahaha! Attachment N1: Last%20Day%20Filling%20in%20the%20Monster%20pit%2010%2030%202005%20019.jpg Attachment N2: Last%20Day%20Filling%20in%20the%20Monster%20pit%2010%2030%202005%20028.jpg

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From: Yaskoney

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10/27/2005 3:39:13 PM

I have recently come upon some old bottles found in my attic. Our home used to be the towns drug store back in the late 1800's. I have found a bottle that looks very similar to one that you have pictured. It is an olive/brown colored bottle that has the "X" on the bottom. It is cone shaped. I also came across an "harrison columbian ink (the "n" appears to be backwards)" with the cork still in it. The color of this one is a blue/green (faint) and it has eight sides. There is another bottle that has "Potter Drug and Chem Corp" on one side Boston Mass USA on the other side and on the face of the bottle it says, Sanford's Jamaica Ginger The quintessence of Jamaica Ginger choice aromatics & French Brandy, Registered 1876 There is one more bottle. It is a perfume bottle that is clear glass (flask) shaped it has a brass cap and under it is a glass topper with teeth on it and you can still smell the perfume. Could you please direct me in finding helpful information in determining the true value of these gems? Thank you Elizabeth Geloran

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From: Mimi/Joe Cooper

Subject: found jar

Date: 10/27/2005 8:10:55 PM

Have found a jar it is 4" high with peanut shell embossing all around in clear glass Bottom of jar has HORNE'S DES RECD 1932 do you have any information on this jar? History would be appreciated Thank you Mimi

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From: pokesmotgirl23

Subject: ACKER'S ENGLISH PILLS + LABEL+ BOX

Date: 10/27/2005 9:18:15 PM

Hi Digger, I am a big fan of yours and use your web page as a reference all the time! I noticed in on of you web pages that you had an ACKER'S ENGLISH PILL BOTTLE with label and box. Well, I do to. it is the exact one you have and I noticed yours wasn't for sale as it was under "Keeper". So, there was no price on it. I was wondering what it is worth and more importantly, what it is worth to you? I know it is always nice to have a duplicate. I will send you pictures if you are interested. I am interested in selling it if you are interested or know anyone who is interested in buying it. Thank you for your time, . Amber K. Petra

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From: sandy

Subject: avon decantors

Date: 10/27/2005 9:53:42 PM

Hello, my aunt left me two decanters from Avon. seem to be older bottles. I have numbers for each one, but no pictures. first one is #281-50-01 and under that number is 667260 The second one has the numbers 761260, and under that one is 494-5001. If you can tell me anything about these decanters, I would appreciated it. Thanks, , Sandy Adams, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Have a good Summer...

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From: Bachman

Subject: Old bottles

Date: 10/27/2005 11:55:04 PM

Hi Digger- Found these bottles recently- One has Grosvenor 5 Glasgow, and the other has Murray (I think) 18 Glasgow. I think they were beer bottles??? Are they worth anything?? Thanks so much for your help!!! Barbara bachman1 Attachment N1: Bottles.jpg

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From: Tim Reuter

Subject: Bottle

Date: 10/28/2005 2:19:57 PM

Hi, I have a bottle I've not been able to identify! Can you tell me from my description. The bottle is aqua in color, main portion of bottle is 1 3/4 inch tall with a neck of 5/8 inch long. The bottom of the bottle is 1/2 inch wide and the top of the bottle is 5/8 inch wide. The straw shape neck goes through to the bottom of the bottle. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Tim Reuter

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From: chevy rigdon

Subject: Emailing: Picture 001

Date: 10/28/2005 3:20:12 PM

Your files are attached and ready to send with this message. Attachment N1: Picture 001.jpg Attachment N2: Picture 003.jpg Attachment N3: Picture 001.jpg Attachment N4: Picture 003.jpg Attachment N5: Picture 002.jpg Attachment N6: Picture 002.jpg Hey, I have a coca-cola metal bottle I think is a paper wait because it is kind of heavy. It is gold plated about 2 inches high and the back of it has a date 1938 .

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From: Jon and Karen

Subject: vento wine chess set

Date: 10/28/2005 5:17:39 PM

hi digger, I have a set of wine bottles about twelve inches tall still sealed with vino santo set includes rook knight bishop queen and king I was wondering what this would be worth thanks for your time kajon69

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From: Chuck

Subject: Dr. Pepper Bottle

Date: 10/28/2005 8:00:09 PM

Digger, Just found your informative website, and I'm hoping that you can give me a date and may be a value of a Dr. Pepper bottle I found. It is the standard size, but embossed with the 10 2 4 clock, that used to be Dr. Peppers slogan. Any help would be great...Thanks, Chuck

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From: Dare2Dream181

Subject: Chero Cola Bottle

Date: 10/28/2005 7:37:10 PM

Hello, I have found an old Chero Cola bottle with the patent number 101483. No city destination and is twisted glass except for in the middle a square that says CHERO A perfect Cola. On the bottom around the bottle it says Nehi bottling Company/2048/ 6 fluid ounces/ LGW or lgwp I cant quite make it out. Is there anyway you can find out what year this bottle was made in. And what historical value/ or value this bottle has. The closest I have come to figuring out is it might have been made between 1928 and 1933. But I really don't know. If you could get back to me I would love to know more about this bottle.

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From: Kathie

Subject: OLD LEATHER BOTTLE SPANISH CONQUISTADOR

Date: 10/29/2005 7:27:34 AM

Hi, I have this bottle, that has a seared stamp in the bottom of the leather that reads "Genuine Leather Made In Spain JEYPE". I have tried to find out some info. on this but can't seem to find any. The bottle has 2 pictures of heads with the names of Sancho and Don Quijote and 2 other pictures of full body, one of each of the men. It has a leather tag that reads "Conac" and "Espana" attached with a leather chain. The cap for the bottle is made of wood and has been carved to fit in mouth of the bottle, cork like. It, too is covered with leather. Any info you can supply would be greatly appreciated. I can send you pictures of my bottle if you wish. I just haven't had time because I just got it on 10-28-05. (these pictures were taken from some that I have found on the internet) not the one in the picture but like it, (I have asked if the ones that others have have this stamp and they have said that they do not) Hopefully these pictures will be helpful, though. Kathie Attachment N1: 2e_2.jpg Attachment N2: 06_1.jpg Attachment N3: 25_1.jpg

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From: Cathie Haley

Subject: do you know this wonderful jug?

Date: 10/29/2005 7:31:51 AM

Hi Digger! I can't believe I just stumbled onto you! Wow - I LOVE old bottles and you offer so much information. I have enough reading to do now for a week. If you feel you can identify this beautiful jug, I'd appreciate knowing. It's made in Canada, Dominion or Diamond Glass Company (I'm not sure). Beautifully embossed with 2 banners of grapes and leaves. I take terrible photos. That was my first day with the new digital camera. Would have had a screw cap. I believe the 2 seams do not go over the lip. Base says Made in Canada D and 5. The inner and outer rings are off center with the inner ring cutting through the diamond. I believe it probably had a paper label fitting between the embossed banners - about 5" high. Jug is 12" high and base measures approx 6.5" X 5" in. Jug is oval. A friend said they thought vinegar or molasses. Amber color - darker than honey amber. Excellent condition - no chips or cracks. Possible small stain but I haven't thoroughly cleaned it yet either. Please tell me anything you can about this jug. Are there a million of them or should I hold onto it for awhile? Thanks Digger! Attachment N1: 07_header.gif Attachment N2: Webcam Pics 013.jpg Attachment N3: Webcam Pics 009.jpg Attachment N4: Webcam Pics 008.jpg Attachment N5: Webcam Pics 010.jpg Attachment N6: Webcam Pics 011.jpg Attachment N7: sg-a00050.gif Attachment N8: 07_footer.gif Attachment N9: IMSTP.gif

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From: Keith

Subject: Dr. Kilmers Bladder cure bottle

Date: 10/29/2005 12:29:24 PM

While excavating a job site we uncovered a Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root Kidney Liver and Bladder Cure bottle. The bottle is excellent condition except for the dirt. There is no label. What is estimated value, if any, of this bottle? Thank you for your time, Keith Curry P.S. I will send you a picture of it when I get it cleaned. Thank You

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From: P Menz

Subject: ball and claw bitters bottle

Date: 10/29/2005 2:59:35 PM

Greetings! Just a quick question about the ball and claw bitters bottle series; I have a golden bottle and have seen a blue ball and claw bottle. Are you aware of any other colours in the series? Any information would be much appreciated as to the age and possible worth. There will be a photo attachment include with this email. Thank you kindly. Attachment N1: 100_1891.JPG

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From: edward m.

Subject: Hienz ketchup bottle

Date: 10/29/2005 4:15:57 PM

have an old Heinz ketchup bottle, it is nine inches tall and two and a quarter inches at the base. On the stem part of the bottle is the HJHEINZ CO name. At the bottom of the circle isPittsburgh Pa. To the left of the circle it the word "trade and to the right of the circle is the word "mark". In the center of the circle is thePa. keystone with a key acrossed it. On the bottom is H J Heinz Co. n the center the numbers93. Under thta is Paid June17. Under that is the date1890. I do hope that there is some value to this bottle. I have had it my possession for quite a while. Thanking you in advance Edward M. Wehner

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From: ACLindsay1

Subject: Aunt Ida The Favored Drink

Date: 10/29/2005 11:37:36 AM

Good afternoon Mr. O'Dell, My son was beach combing on the Gulf of Mexico in Johnson's Bayou, LA. He found a green bottle with the embossed label Aunt Ida The Favored Drink. Registered US Patent 264-548. Also, the number 28 S 3 is on the bottle. On the bottom is a star and the words Witchita Falls. It is 8 ounces and the bottle is green. We would love to know, when the bottle was made, what kind of beverage was being bottled and if the company still exists. Thank you for your time and help. Sincerely, Ann C Lindsay Lake Charles, LA

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From: Pritchettpdp

Subject: swastika on bottle top

Date: 10/29/2005 11:53:29 AM

Dear Sir, I would be interested to know about a bottle top I found on my holiday in Cornwall, England, washed up on the beach. It is approx. 25mm long and has a diameter of approx 25mm. It is black, made of clay and has a swastika. Any ideas? Patrick Pritchett

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From: Michael thunderwolf

Subject: Pottery bottle

Date: 10/29/2005 6:42:26 PM

Dear Digger, I have this bottle that was found by my father in the late 1960's. In of all places a county dump. My father liked the image of a Monk tuning a Violin and kept it.. Its 7 inches tall and 5 inches wide. The bottle has a smooth round body with an image of a Monk tuning a Violin and the image is very crisp. The bottle top and what I believe was the handle is broken. The back appears to have paint ( Dye ) missing. The bottom has " Burnham's Clam Bouillon and fluid beef " I've searched the internet but have not found anything about this bottle except the Burnham's logo. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you... Michael P.S. attached to e-mail are some photos.. Attachment N1: 100_1340.JPG Attachment N2: 100_1328.JPG Attachment N3: 100_1336.JPG Attachment N4: 100_1338.JPG Attachment N5: 100_1339.JPG

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From: ABIMI

Subject: BOTTLE PLUS

Date: 10/29/2005 8:58:05 PM

I have a bottle of Haig & Haig Pinch circa 1930 filled with original 12 year old scotch whisky. It's in the original box.... any idea of pricing. Thanks. aarne

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From: Neil

Subject: bottle

Date: 10/29/2005 8:27:19 PM

Sir; I am moving to assisted living and have several bottles at least forty years old, one, I will say is a jug type that says little brown jug ram walk distilled by Hiram walker Peoria, Illinois. any help will be appreciated, as, I do not know where to find a place that can help me. sincerely Yours, Neil creer

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From: diana heskett

Subject: help?

Date: 10/29/2005 9:02:01 PM

We found a 5" clear round screw on top "Firestone windshield washer solvent. on the back are instructions on how to use and there are still traces of the blue fluid inside. Cap is not rusted on , comes off easily. seams up both sides. stubby type bottle with short neck. any ideas of value?

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From: beebe29

Subject: Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root bottle

Date: 10/30/2005 11:54:58 AM

Greetings, I would like to know the year and value of a bottle that I found buried. It is a rectangular bottle made of clear glass. No embossed design or label. The height of the bottle is 7 and 1/2 inches, from base to lip. Holds 7 ounces. It has a round opening, with early screw on cap. No cap found. The molded seam does go over lip. Base is oval, and embossed with dots. Also embossed on the base is a number 7, a circle with the letter "P" inside it, and the number 280. On one side edge of the bottle is embossed "DR. KILMER'S" and on the opposite side edge is embossed "SWAM

P-ROOT". I would appreciate any assistance that you could provide about the age of the bottle. It is whole, but is damaged, and scratched, with cracks. Thank you, Thomas Beebe

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From: Denise Michele Bowden

Subject: Curtice Brothers

Date: 10/30/2005 1:12:37 PM

I have an old Curtis Brothers CO, Blue Label Ketchup bottle with part of the label still attached. Can you tell me about how old it is and it's value. Thanks- Denise

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From: ralfwindham

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/30/2005 6:42:12 PM

Recently sent pictures even though not to clear to up date a web site listing WW Lake Bottling Works. Would so pricing depend on local need for the bottles? Pricing also depends on bottle show, flea market , high end collectors and novice. ACL bottles in certain cases being the last of the bottlers before closing increase value in some cases also? For instance a Lake's rootbeer ACL sold on Ebay for $250. the embossed Lakes with same bottle sells for $10. If a WW Lake hutch normally $15 to $25 while clear as to average 25 to 2 would increase that bottles vlaue a to $40?

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From: PRPhipps

Subject: CASA VENTO BOTTLE

Date: 10/30/2005 2:42:02 PM

Digger, I have an unopened bottle of Chianti, bottled by CASA VENTO and imported by VENTO Wine Import, Cleveland, OH. The bottle is about 1.5 feet high, 1 Quart capacity, with a spiral neck. The glass is green. Has a woven basket on the bottom and the ITALIA Marchi Nazionale seal on the top. Have you any information as to the date it was bottled or does it have any value. Thanks, , Jack

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From: SLAM

IEZZZZ

To: SLAM

IEZZZZ

Subject: check this out ..This ones a applied collar top, mine is all most like a blob top

Date: 10/30/2005 3:55:42 PM

Scarce bluish aqua "U.S.A. - Hosp. Dept." embossed in an oval slugplate. American ca. 1860's-1870's. Smooth base, applied collar top. Lot's of bubbles. Nice undamaged example. 8" Scarce bluish aqua "U.S.A. - Hosp. Dept." embossed in an oval slugplate. American ca. 1860's-1870's. Smooth base, applied collar top. Lot's of bubbles. Nice undamaged example. 8" Minimum Bid: $ 100 Estimate: $ 350 Inventory # 52 Mine shouldnt be that common, all the Hosp Dept ones I saw had applied collar tops, what would this type of top be called? and would it make it rare? Attachment N1: hosp%20dept%20001.jpg

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From: phyllis johenning

Subject: BottleQuestion

Date: 10/30/2005 11:24:43 PM

i have a w h shipley bottle works frederick md. it is in good condition. it used to be my great grand mother who was born in the 1900. she was a collector of antiques. it is green , it has little lines around the base and with w.h.s.on the bottom. could it possibly be from the 1800 and how much do you think it is worth?

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From: bj berrykeeper

Subject: Hazeltine Piso Pocket Book Almanacs

Date: 10/31/2005 1:28:36 AM

Hi, Digger, I spoke to you several years ago. You answered my questions about the miniature Hazeltine Piso Pocket Book Almanacs and placed an ad for me. I have a website now about the little almanacs. You can place a link to my website, if you think that any of your guests would like to know about the little almanacs that go with the bottles. Would it be okay if I placed a link to your site on my website? I think people who are looking at the little almanacs would like to see the bottles too. The url of my site is: http://www.hazeltinepisoalmanacs.zoomshare.com/ Thanks Digger, Beverly Hoberg "A person should think with his heart". Sun Bear 1890

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From: Denita haole

Subject: Question about...Bottles (imagine that)

Date: 10/31/2005 8:21:10 AM

I have had these since I came across them at a flea market over 20 years ago unfortunately some moron purchased 4 of the 12 in the set earlier that day so I have the remaining 8. they are "Faces of the World" ceramic wine decanters by Casa Vento. they are in perfect condition and sealed with their original boxes. I have never been able to find any information on them anywhere. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You

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From: Desilets, Karen A CIV NAVFAC PAC , EV3 karen.desilets@navy.mil

Subject: Hawaiian makers mark

Date: 10/31/2005 12:17:45 PM

Aloha Digger, I have several bases of bottles from an archaeological deposit that I am trying to identify. Those that have stumped me have an embossed overlapping A and S on the base. These are soda bottles I believe, 6 1/2 oz dating from the 30's-40's. One 6 1/2 oz also has an ACL but the label is not legible and the base is still embossed. I drew a picture of the makers mark. Any idea? Thank you, Karen Desilets Archaeologist Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Attachment N1: AS mark.tif

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From: trisha

Subject:

Date: 10/31/2005 1:11:54 PM

Dear digger, I have a soda type bottle that is old . It is clear and has a devil embossed on the bottom .could you please identify it for me thank you.

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From: Dave Fooks

Subject: Bottle Info

Date: 10/31/2005 2:52:02 PM

Hello Digger, I know that Heinz bottles for the most part are no big deal; but I've come up empty handed on this one. It's 6 1/4" h. x 2 1/4" w. x 1 3/4" d. Where the body tapers to the neck there are 4 raised lines on each side. Also, as can be seen, the letter H on the bottom has been duplicated. What came in a #10 bottle, and is this thing run of the mill or would it be worth more than the usual $5 -$10.00 . Thanks Dave Fooks Kimberley, B.C. Canada

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From: Alyssa

Subject: info please

Date: 10/31/2005 6:54:05 PM

Hi, I found your web site after going on a school dig today. I found a lot of broken bottles and this one seems to stand out. I would like to research it further. Would you happen to know anything about this bottle? It is for my 5th grade research project on the item we found at the dig. It says CASTOR on the side of the bottle and on the bottom there is S.3. The size is 4" long and 1 3/4 wide, color of the glass is light green. There are air bubbles in the glass and I do not see any seams on it. I would like to know when it is from and what this could have been used for. Any info would be helpful! Thank you. Alyssa (Holland, PA) Attachment N1: bottle.jpg

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From: EDELSTEB4

Subject: E.G. BOOZ (1840)

Date: 10/31/2005 4:10:12 PM

Dear Digger, I bought an interesting amber colored bottle at a synagogue's yard sale in Maryland for $2. I looked on the internet, and learned that there are quite a few reproductions of BOOZ bottles. Is this one also a repro, or is there any chance that it may be an original? My bottle has a front that has lines shaped like a store front, with words : E.G. BOOZ (1840) FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. On the back of bottle: E.G. Booz (1840) Bottom of bottle: 7 D61 ?12 / circled A / 54 ? Here is picture of the front and back of bottle, Thanks - Fred Edelstein eturn-path:

From: Shortflwr01 Full-name: Shortflwr01 Message-ID:

Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 21:05:37 EST

Subject: E.G. BOOZ (1840)

To: EDELSTEB4

Digger, I bought an interesting amber colored bottle at a yard sale in Maryland for $2. I looked on the internet, and learned that there are reproductions of BOOZ bottles. My bottle has a front that has lines shaped like a store front, with words : E.G. BOOZ (1840) FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE. On the back of bottle: E.G. Booz (1840) Bottom of bottle: 7 D61 ?12 / circled A / 54 ?of bottle, Thanks - Fred Edelstein

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From: Bob Curry

Subject: Carters Ink

Date: 10/31/2005 9:12:57 PM

Digger, I have a bottle of ink made by Carter Inx Products. Never opened with original red stopper and full ink content. Titled; Brilliant Blue Ink for FOUNTAIN PEN and GENERAL USE. Bottle is perfect. Label is perfect. Label has 61 in gold against a light blue background. Glass is probably clear, although it is difficult to tell because the ink seems to have dyed the glass slightly blue. Any ideas? Bob Curry

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From: Cathie Haley

Subject: Re: do you know this wonderful jug?

Date: 10/31/2005 9:40:01 PM

Thanks Digger! That's what I thought too because of the grape leaves. And because my friend's dad was a drinker. Old family dump was FULL of old booze bottles. I was hoping for additional information but ah well....the search continues. As for that "secret source" site? ummm...what am I supposed to DO there? LOL PS Did you LIKE my jug and have you seen it before? You could use the pics if you want. They could maybe be fixed in a photo editor. -------Original Message-------

From: Digger

Date: 10/31/05 19:30:06

To: Cathie Haley

Subject: Re: do you know this wonderful jug? How about a wine jug? I have more limited resources to search for Canadian products but I will tell you my one secret source...you can play there http://strategis.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/cipo/welcome/welcom-e.html Have fun Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: Cathie Haley Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2005 7:31 AM

 

Subject: do you know this wonderful jug? Hi Digger! I can't believe I just stumbled onto you! Wow - I LOVE old bottles and you offer so much information. I have enough reading to do now for a week. If you feel you can identify this beautiful jug, I'd appreciate knowing. It's made in Canada, Dominion or Diamond Glass Company (I'm not sure). Beautifully embossed with 2 banners of grapes and leaves. I take terrible photos. That was my first day with the new digital camera. Would have had a screw cap. I believe the 2 seams do not go over the lip. Base says Made in Canada D and 5. The inner and outer rings are off center with the inner ring cutting through the diamond. I believe it probably had a paper label fitting between the embossed banners - about 5" high. Jug is 12" high and base measures approx 6.5" X 5" in. Jug is oval. A friend said they thought vinegar or molasses. Amber color - darker than honey amber. Excellent condition - no chips or cracks. Possible small stain but I haven't thoroughly cleaned it yet either. Please tell me anything you can about this jug. Are there a million of them or should I hold onto it for awhile?Thanks Digger! Attachment N1: sg-0.gif Attachment N2: 07_header1.gif Attachment N3: Webcam Pics 0132.jpg Attachment N4: Webcam Pics 0093.jpg Attachment N5: Webcam Pics 0084.jpg Attachment N6: Webcam Pics 0105.jpg Attachment N7: Webcam Pics 0116.jpg Attachment N8: sg-a000507.gif Attachment N9: 07_footer8.gif Attachment N10: IMSTP.gif

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From: Bachman

To: 'Digger'

Subject: RE: Old bottles

Date: 10/31/2005 11:07:47 PM

Thanks Digger! _____

From: Digger [mail

To: ] Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 5:21 PM

 

To: Bachman

Subject: Re: Old bottles About $15-20 each for the English pottery ales. Please visit my web site at http://www.bottlebooks.com Digger ----- Original Message -----

From: Bachman mail

To:bachman1 Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 11:55 PM

 

Subject: Old bottles Hi Digger- Found these bottles recently- One has Grosvenor 5 Glasgow, and the other has Murray (I think) 18 Glasgow. I think they were beer bottles??? Are they worth anything?? Thanks so much for your help!!! Barbara bachman1

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