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HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT AN ANTIQUE BOTTLE?

Drop me an email and I will try to help you. Be sure to include the following:

  • SEND A PICTURE IF YOU CAN.

  • description of the embossing (if any)

  • size, especially the height

  • mouth of the bottle, type of lip, whether the mold seam stops or goes over the top of the lip. The style and shape of the mouth is very important to telling both the age and the type of bottle. 

  • base of the bottle (smooth, embossing, pontil marked )

  • shape of the bottle (round, rectangular, square)

  • does it have a label, embossed design, unusual shape

  • color: clear, aqua, amber, cobalt, emerald green, etc...

  • condition, i.e. is it damaged, or stained

  • tell me what you would like to know about the bottle, age, rarity, value or history

SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO DIGGER AT: jaok20@bottlebooks.com

Please be patient.  I get hundreds of questions each month.  Researching answers takes time.  I will post my response in the "Questions I Get" section of this website.  

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