## December 2002 Questions

#### Digger Odell Publications 2002

Sunday, December 01, 2002 1:11 AM subject: unknown item digger, attached is a picture of a painting that has some antique country store items. At the top of the picture, behind and to the left of the hanging brass scale, is a jar-like item with vertical slats. It appears to be wooden. Any idea what this is? Thanks, John Graham

Looks like an old wagon wheel hub to me.  Digger

Sunday, December 01, 2002 9:29 AM subject: Dr. Minties Nephreticum Hello Digger: I just acquired this bottle and would like to know its worth and something about Sincerely Dean Kreplin Sr.

The label for this bottle reads in part, "...The Great Kidney and Bladder Tonic for All Forms of Kidney Disease & Bladder Complaint, diabetes, Brights Disease...A.E. Mintie M.D. Proprietor, san Francisco, California.  It was advertised between 1877 and 1897.  Yours looks pretty early.  Being a Western Medicine, I suspect it might be worth $75-100. Digger. Sunday, December 01, 2002 1:19 AM subject: Bols Ballerina Hi I have a bottle of bols gold liquor that still has the gold flakes in the bottom of it. It plays Le Bleu Danube with a ballerina dancing in the center. the seal is broken and some of the alcohol has gone there is about 3/4 left. Was wondering how much and how old this is. thank you I keep hoping if I put up enough information about these bols ballerina bottles people will find it easily. they are worth about$10 empty.  People ask a wide range of prices full from $20-$125.  I doubt anyone would pay anywhere near that upper limit.  These were distributed all over the world.  they are common, common, common.  See below.  Digger

Made in France Bols Ballerina no contents

Unopened Bols Ballerina with the Gold Flakes.

Bols Ballerina white dress

Bols ballerina Box for the Gold Creme De Menthe.

Bols Ballerina, Product of Holland

Sunday, December 01, 2002 7:23 PM Subject: Help with Soda bottle Mr.. Odell, I found this bottle about 25 years ago up in Northern Minnesota and have kept it all of these years but I've not been able to find much information on the bottle. Could you be of assistance. I appreciate your assistance in this matter. Sincerely, Brian B.

Word Mark SPRIG Goods and Services (EXPIRED) : SOFT DRINKS AND SYRUPS AND EXTRACTS FOR MAKING THE SAME. FIRST USE: 1954. USED IN ANOTHER FORM ON OR ABOUT SEPT. 1, 1940, AS TO "SPRIG". FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1954. REGISTRANT) NESBITT FRUIT PRODUCTS, INC. DBA SPRIG SALES COMPANY CORPORATION CALIFORNIA 2946 E. 11TH ST. LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA (LAST LISTED OWNER) CLOROX COMPANY, THE UNKNOWN OAKLAND CA.  THE PHRASE "NEVER TOO SWEET NEVER TOO SOUR" IS DISCLAIMED APART FROM THE MARK. Renewed 1976.  Now dead. Digger

Sunday, December 01, 2002 7:29 PM Subject: Fw: Need help to identify Digger Can you identify this? The top reads K. Hutter feb,7 1887 Bottom reads J. M winder Bristol PA I dug it up while doing yard work. I am curious as to what it is. Thank you for your help Joe

You found a porcelain stopper for a beer or soda bottle. The wire bale went through the porcelain and rubber stopper sat between the porcelain and the lip of the bottle.  Hutter designed a number of bottle stoppers (see the illustrations above and  below for which he is the assignor). Digger

Sunday, December 01, 2002 7:37 PM Subject: bottle's worth digger Odell, I have a bottle that has "Getty & Co. Pittsburgh PA" on the side and either A. C. W. or A. G. W. on the bottom. Could you please tell me how much it is worth? Thank you, Frank Antonishen If you would tell me how much it is worth please . Thanks again.

I can't tell you much without know the color and general shape and dimensions..  The AGW probably stands for the American Glass Works doing business between 1865 and 1905.  I would guess it is a soda bottle but that is only a guess. Digger

Sunday, December 01, 2002 7:42 PM Subject: 1957 Crown Royal, circa 1957 I NEED HELP! The bottle of crown sat full for 55 years. Then my stupid 20 year old brother finds it and takes it. His buddies and he drank the whole damn thing! The bottle belongs do my grandfather, and I have to replace it before he finds out. He still brags about his collection of antique liquors, and if he were to find out he might have a heart attack! J/k If you know of one of these bottles PLEASE send a reply! Price is not a real concern, just as long as long as grandpa doesn't know!

I doubt it will be easy but Ebay would be the best place to monitor.  Digger

Monday, December 02, 2002 1:35 AM subject: What have I got? Special Old Reserve by the American Medicinal Spirits Company1: Pint Bourbon Whisky bottled in Fall 1932, made in Fall 1917 Brown glass with raised angled ribs Worth anything? Don Camp

Full or empty.  Makes all the difference in value.  Empty about $15-20. Full could be$75-$125. digger. Tuesday, December 03, 2002 4:41 AM subject: looking for info hi, I just managed to find your site by fluke. Recently my husband and I came across a bottle collectors paradise. We collected over 500 bottles ranging from 1850 to 1970. I am trying to find bottle collectors looking for beer bottles from around 1916. They vary in colour from light brown to light blue to dark brown. If you could connect me to where to look I would appreciate it. Thank you. Suzanne The world's market place for bottles is Ebay. Digger. Monday, December 02, 2002 2:01 PM Subject: old Schweppes bottle Hello I have recently found an old Schweppes bottle it is made of glass 8 1/2 inches tall clear green or aqua in colour the seam runs up to the lip but not over and it is teardrop in shape but with a flat bottom the markings are in embossed glass with Schweppes across the top with a crest of a lion on the right with a unicorn on the left the crest reads dieu et mon droit and at the bottom are the words by appointment I was wondering if you knew anything about it and if it is worth anything thanks malcolm masset The J. Schweppe & Co. used the "egg" shaped bottles from their earliest days. The oldest known example in their collection bears an address of 79 Margaret St and dates to 1809-1831. In 1832 they moved and bottles made from 1832 to 51 Berners St. the new bottles those dating in the 1870s tend to be longer one 1886 example measures 9 3/8" long. the egg shaped bottles with a flattened base, so the bottle could stand date may have been produced from about 1870 on. At a board meeting held by Schweppes Ltd in June of 1897 states that, " a flat bottom soda water bottle was shown be registered on May 11th 1897. Given all that, I expect your bottles dates to the turn of the century, and is probably not rare. I do think it is collectible and would think it might bring$20-25.  Information taken from: The Evolution of Glass Bottles for Carbonated Drinks, Talbot, O Post-Medieval Archaeology 8, 1974. Digger.

Tuesday, December 03, 2002 1:33 AM subject: RE: Kessler's Blended Whiskey I have a lithograph of a polo scene in color that says Polo - 1878 and at the bottom of the print it says Kessler's Blended Whiskey Smooth as silk but not "high hat"; it has a number in the bottom corner 10950. The print is approx. 14 inches by 10 inches. Do you know anything about the lithograph and it's value. Robin

Word Mark KESSLER'S Goods and Services I: WHISKEY, [49, THE FACSIMILE SIGNATURE SHOWN IN THE DRAWING AND THE SPECIMEN LABELS, IS THAT OF MR. JULIUS KESSLER, WHO IS PRESIDENT AND A DIRECTOR OF THE APPLICANT CORPORATION]. FIRST USE: 1935. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1935. Registration date, November 7, 1939. Owner (REGISTRANT) JULIUS KESSLER DISTILLING CO., INC. CORPORATION INDIANA MILL & MAIN STREETS LAWRENCEBURG INDIANA 60015 (LAST LISTED OWNER) JIM BEAM BRANDS CO. CORPORATION BY MERGER, BY CHANGE OF NAME, BY ASSIGNMENT, BY ASSIGNMENT, BY ASSIGNMENT DELAWARE 510 LAKE COOK ROAD DEERFIELD ILLINOIS 60015.  the saying "Smooth as silk," according to the Patent Office records was not used until 1953.  I wonder at the accuracy of this since 1953 was the year that Julius Kessler was to have died. You indicate that the picture is a lithograph print.  I do not know the history of lithography but Most examples I have seen are 19th century.  I am puzzled.  Maybe a reader can shed some light or confirm the existance of Kessler as a pre-prohibition distiller.  If Kessler died in 1953 he would have been far too young to make something in 1878, 75 years earlier.

Tuesday, December 03, 2002 4:28 PM Subject: Value of Bottles Dear Digger: I am attaching a photo of two different bottles I'd like your help with. The brown bottle was found diving in Honduras. The seams end just below the crown. It say R & Co. And a raised dot in the just to the north of the center with the letter "D" or "O" below it. The other bottle has a metal screw top, 5 ridge lines running down each side, has a M (or a K?) In a circle on the bottom with the number 3 and an x. Thanks so much for your time! Ann--

You have an unembossed blob top beer dating in the 1890-1910 period.  the cobalt blue bottle looks to be circa 1930s or 1940s.  Both have a value of only a couple of dollars. Can't tell you much more. Digger.

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Tuesday, December 03, 2002 10:14 AM subject: decanter value back in the mid-eighties, I acquired two Dickel decanters, both depicting a largemouth bass. Both are still sealed. Any idea as to what these might be worth??? Tom Williams

I'd think around $30 a piece. Digger. Tuesday, December 03, 2002 12:55 PM Subject: wine decanter?????? Hi digger, i have what I believe to be wine decanter from Italy. I believe it was made around ww2 it is a rooster, its body is made of leather the cork is the roosters head ,it has feathers around the head and wing are as ,if you have any info. that could help I would greatly appreciate it. thank you, EJ Maybe a reader can help. digger. Tuesday, December 03, 2002 4:37 PM Subject: whiskey bottle a whiskey bottle (Old Cabin Still) Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. It is a whimsical hill billy bottle from 1969 (a hill billy sitting on a Whiskey barrel holding a ceramic jug and shotgun). On the bottom it reads "cabin still collector's gallery". It is 11 " tall. I was just wondering about value. -- Tuesday, December 03, 2002 7:43 PM Subject: Regal Pale Dear Digger, I am looking for a circa 1940's long neck beer bottle of Regal Pale ale. My 82 year old Dad used to drink it. It would sure make an incredible Christmas gift. He's from the San Jose, Calif. Area. He used to call them a "tall blonde. " Tuesday, December 03, 2002 7:55 PM Subject: bottle question Dear Sir: I have a bottle that is embossed as follows -Dr. Tobias Venetian Horse Liniment New York. It is light green and 8 inches tall. It has an applied lip similar to the blob top soda bottles but with an even taper. The mold lines stop short of the applied lip. Can you tell me anything about it? Thanks in advance, Marshall Robinson Tuesday, December 03, 2002 8:34 PM Subject: Standard Polish bottle digger, My daughter found several old bottles and I would like to see if you might know anything about this one. The bottle is about 7 inches tall and is amber in color and has notches at the top. It has embossed on the front "Noble's Products Standard Polish Detroit U. S. A. On the bottom is a triangle with an I or possibly an H in the center. It also has an 8 on the bottom. Any help would be appreciated. Debbie Tuesday, December 03, 2002 8:41 PM Subject: Selco Surity Seal bottle digger, I have one more bottle that I would appreciate some information on. It is a fruit jar. It is blue/gree in color and has Bail Here around the neck of the bottle. On the front it is embossed SELCO SURETY SEAL. On the back is embossed PAT D July 14 1908. On the bottom is a large 7. Again any help would be greatly appreciated. Debbie Tuesday, December 03, 2002 11:10 PM Subject: Four Roses whiskey bottle Hello Digger, While searching for the elusive morel mushroom in a woods in Illinois, I found this amber colored whiskey bottle with a tin cap which says Paul Jones Antique Four Roses. It is embossed with spider webs with smooth areas left for labels-2 on the front and one on the back. On the front is a spider between 6 heads of grain and a fly in the upper right. Circling the top are the words: BUY THIS BOTTLE ONLY IN THE TIN TOP SAFETY CARTON. It is approximately 8 x 3 3/4 inches. Can you tell me if this bottle was mass produced, if possible the years and if it has any value? Thanks, Julie Tuesday, December 03, 2002 8:58 PM Subject: large green glass bottle i have a large green glass bottle aprox. 8 to 10 gl. It sits in a grape vine basket it has a threaded top and a R trade mark on the bottom I cannot find another like it and would appreciate any help on what it is and value of it. Think you for any help Artie Tuesday, December 03, 2002 9:51 PM Subject: bottlequestion i have 2 bottles with- 35th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1960 TO 1963, JFK'S HEAD IN THE CENTER, HIS NAME UNDERNEATH THE HEAD, THEN THE DATES 1917 TO 1963 ON ONE SIDE/ ON THE OTHER SIDE IS ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY YOU CAN DO FOR YOU, ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY, THEN A ROCKING CHAIR, UNDER THAT, CLEVENGER BROTHERS/ GLASS WORKS. ONE IS BLUE, ONE IS DARK YELLOWISH. I have had them since 1986, they are in perfect ++ condition. Interested in knowing value and best place to sell them. Thanks Millie Thursday, December 05, 2002 10:32 AM subject: MICKEY FLIP SODA bottle enclosed pictures of a bottle from the MICKEY FLIP BOTTLING WORKS I found it about 30+++ years ago. No one can identify it. When I showed it to a private collector, he made a staggering offer in less than a minute. Bells went off and I'm doing more research. It's a 61/2 ounce content, pale aqua or pale green aqua. Condition is superb; many bubbles in the glass, low quality mold ( bumps, etc. ); but condition is near perfect. Crown cap ( which to me does not say a rare bottle ). On the bottom are the letters LL. Any information appreciated. Also has the word REGISTERED on top below the neck. Thanks Jim Tuesday, December 03, 2002 11:14 PM Subject: Bottle Hi! I was diving in the Cooper River in Charleston, SC when I found a brown glass Liquor Bottle. It is a 1 pint flask shaped bottle that is inscribed with 69 2 5400 D-126 mtc L 4. The curious thing about the bottle is that it is also inscribed with "Federal Law Forbids Sale Or Reuse of the bottle. " If you have any information about the age or previous use of the bottle I would really appreciate. If it is worth some money I would also like to sell it on your website. Thanks for your time. Sincerely, Bo Rainbow Davidson, NC Wednesday, December 04, 2002 10:55 AM subject: Dickel decanters Back in the eighties, I acquired two George Dickel china whiskey decanters, depicting a largemouth bass swimming around a log, resting on a "walnut" base. Both are still sealed. They were supposed to be the first in a series of seven but, i've been lead to believe, they were the first and last. Any idea were I can find out what they are worth?? Wednesday, December 04, 2002 1:25 PM Hello , I was hoping you could help me. I have an old 3/4 full liquor bottle called Panther Piss dated 1909. Do you happen to know anything about this? I've searched the internet and found nothing. Wednesday, December 04, 2002 6:34 PM Subject: Delaware Punch Bottle Hi Digger, I have a Delaware Punch soda that is 3 sided and embossed. The bottom has Los Angeles Calif. And Trace Benzoate Soda with a punch bowl in the center. Around the bottle is 6 FLD. OZS. PATENTED MARCH 4, 1924. If you have any info on this it, I would appreciated. Thanks, John Wednesday, December 04, 2002 8:05 PM Subject: Reed Glass Co. I am trying to find information on a light blue bottle made for either a beer or soda company in Auburn NY that could have also operated in Boston. There is an 'M' somewhere in the name, but the piece I have is broken. It is a 7 oz bottle and also has 'registered' embossed on it. Thanks, Liza Gijanto Thursday, December 05, 2002 12:29 PM Subject: Beam Zodiac seti have a complete set of Jim Beam Zodiac series bottles, six each with a Zodiac figure on borth sides of each bottle. What is their value as a full set? Thaml you in advance. Friday, December 06, 2002 3:20 PM Subject: Antique bottle? Hi Digger, First, I have a glass one gallon bottle of Chivas Regal. Bottle measure about 14" tall and the diameter is 6" wide’. The shape of the bottle is round and the bottle is clear. The main front label states ONE GALLON and 86 proof and on the bottom right side of the main label in very fine print are the #'s CR3-FG-US. Small main label on top front of bottle in same very fine print on right are the letters cr-sg-st. In the bottom of the bottle embossed on the glass itself are the words “chivas Brothers Ltd. Aberdeen Scotland” and in the middle of are #'s “dmo68. ” What I would like to know about the bottle is the age, rarity ,value and some history. Thank You, Hermann Reyes Thursday, December 05, 2002 11:58 AM Good afternoon, I have 2 bottles that are square with applied tops. They are embossed with C V C. The top of each C is actually looped through the top of the V on the related size. I am trying to figure out who/what this bottle was. The bottle is about 12 - 13 inches high and about 4 -5 inched wide. The letters are very ornate. The bottles are clear in color. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. John Henry Thursday, December 05, 2002 2:42 PM Subject: Interesting Pluto bottle. Dark Green Blob. . with Label. Sir Another Question about a darn Pluto Water Bottle. The one we found is Dark Green. Looks to be a 3 pcs. Mold type. Blob Top. Real Crude. Nice Swirled Bubbles and 98% of it label intact. . this bottle was found in a basement of an 1876 Italianate in Paris, Ohio last Winter. Also. It was in the floor joist system still protected in a straw cover. which mostly crumbled when touched. The Label Looks like Great Art work. a picture of the French lick springs at the entrance, with carriages and horse's ties up to posts. It's tall, 14 or so inches. . . No embossed devils. . No Devils at all. . . faded label across back says "Pluto" stuck on kind side ways. My Question to you Digger. . Have you seen one like this before? P. S. Our Local Historical Society & Landmark of Indiana really showed Interest. . they ask me to consider Donating it to the State. . . French Lick Springs Resort Owners told me over the phone, that they had seen every Pluto bottle ever made. . then one day I showed up and ask for the guy at the front desk. . when he arrived. His words where " He had Never seen anything like this bottle". . . Again, Ask to possible sell it on consignment at their local gift store. I'll send pics. If you wish. Would this be an Ebay type item. . . . Christmas time is here. . I need to sell several things to make things work this year. hoping you got the time to answer this, Greg neffindy. "Salvage something today!" Saturday, December 07, 2002 9:02 PM Subject: Pluto water i found a bottle that is a Pluto water bottle, but It has a backwards # 1 also on the bottle. What does the 1 stand for ? It is a quart size. Thanks Dara Thursday, December 05, 2002 3:12 PM Subject: "Royal Purple" bottle I recently dug up this bottle in northern California. It is clear glass, about 5 1/4" high, and hold 5 ounces. It is roughly the shape of a small soda bottle. On one side it says "Royal" and on the other it says "Purple". The bottom has a small "o" inside a square. The mold seam goes completely over the lip of the bottle. Any ideas what this bottle might have held? Thanks! --Bianca Keeler Thursday, December 05, 2002 11:07 PM Subject: bottle search Hi Digger, I have a bottle here it is light blue in colour about six inches in height and on it says R. R. R. Radway & Co. New York Ent Acor To Act of Congress. We are wondering what was in it, how old it is, and possibly what the value of it is worth. Thank you. Friday, December 06, 2002 10:47 AM subject: Extract of Smart Weed I read in one of your articles that the above referenced bottle is hard to find. However, you never mentioned the worth/value of such a bottle. Is this an unknown? I really would like to know, since I have one. Thanks, Jerry I. Harp Friday, December 06, 2002 3:28 PM Subject: Collectible bottle? Dear Digger, I have a glass one gallon bottle of Seagrams Seven 7 Crown. Bottle measure about 18 1/2" tall and the diameter is 5 1/2" wide. The shape of the bottle is round and the bottle is brown. Embossed on the upper side of the bottle are the words federal Law FORBIDS SALE OF RE-USE OF THIS bottle , on the bottom side of the bottle embossed on the glass are the words one U. S. gallon and on the bottom of the bottle we can see the following words and numbers embossed; ”LIQUOR BOTTLE 64 D - 126”. Also, on the bottom there is an open pontil left when the punty rod was removed. What I would like to know about the bottle is the age, rarity ,value and some history Thank You, Hermann Reyes Friday, December 06, 2002 3:04 PM Subject: Any value in this old bottle of Haig & Haig Scotch. Digger, I was just wondering if you could help me find out if this bottle of scotch is worth anything. It has been passed on for a few generations, and my great aunt gave it to me saying it is a few hundred years old. I question that, but I do believe it to be at least late 19th century. She was also 91 years old at the time. My family descent is Scottish though, and it could have come over with my ancestors, I don't know. The seal has never been broken, and it is in quite good shape. Please let me know. If it's not, it's going to make for a very special night when it gets opened. Thank you, Dustin Friday, December 06, 2002 3:37 PM Subject: Bottles in the Panama Canal Digger: Working on an excavation at the original site of the Panama Canal Administrator's House (1925) found some bottles, the better looking ones have the following inscriptions: 1. One side says BELFAST, the other side ROSS'S, the bottle has like a bullet shape at the bottom so it can't stand, it is green in color and it has seems that go on both sides, the bottom and up to the neck. 2. There are two porcelain bottles, a. Is cream (light brown) in color and has a seal at the bottom that reads: H. Kennedy, Barrowfield and it has a number 4 in the seal. B. The other one is the same color and shape but the seal (in the same place) reads: PORT-DUNDAS, GLASCOW, it has an R stamped next to the seal. The other bottles have no visible distinctions. Do you think you could help with the ones described. Thanks, mj. Friday, December 06, 2002 2:53 PM Subject: 1934 MOUNT VERNON RYE WHISKEY BOTLLE STILL SEALEDWE WERE WONDERING WHAT VALUE THAT MAY HAVE? THANKS! Friday, December 06, 2002 3:55 PM Subject: H. W. Huguley bottle I have found a H. W. Huguley bottle that also says 134 Canal st. Boston. It has no paper label, with a cork in it and several corks also stuck inside. I found it on a beach in cape cod. The letters are raised and the bottle is round and tapered to the bottom with an almost pink hue to it though I think it is clear glass except it is quite sand blasted. It is whole, If you cannot guess the age how can I find out more about it. Please reply to [thankyou Friday, December 06, 2002 5:07 PM Subject: bolls balllerina bottle Hello there, hope you can help, I have a bolls ballerina bottle still full of apricot brandy still sealed, was given to me by an owner of a pub prior to it being demolished, it has written on the side Lucas bolls 1575, I wonder of its worth any info would be very much appreciated gary Friday, December 06, 2002 6:19 PM Subject: American revolution bicentennial Hello im ken my wife dad 80 passed away recently we found many interesting valuable antiques I have a whiskey juggs 2 them oval shaped white colored bottle hand painted gold front says American revolution bicentennial picture marching to drummers one flute man I flag man bottom front reads Indiana bottom says limited American revolution bicentennial edition from 1976 early times distillery co. Louisville. ky. Established 1860 would like to sell make offer or put me in ball park thanks if you can Friday, December 06, 2002 7:08 PM Subject: Re: bottle I have a 1937 "Joe Louis Punch" soda pop bottle in good condition. I was curious about its value and rarity but I haven't been able to trace the distributor. It was produced by the All American Drinks Corp. I would appreciate any input you might have. Regards,Mark Laychak Friday, December 06, 2002 9:54 PM Subject: ezra brooks carshell just came across 2 whiskey decanters from ezra brooks first is a ceramicsprint car in original box (no liquor) titled ezra brooks sprint car racer hand painted w/ pure platinum has label that says genuine heritage china box has story of ezra brooks sponsored an actual car in sprint racing and the car number is 21 on bottom is red marking of #77 (think it is production #) ok 2nd carbox states official ontario motor speedway, california for the calif. 500 it is an indy car (#155) again ezra brooks sponsered and bottle was to commemorate the the opening of again hand decorated and pure platinum ok questions (finally) how many bottles were produced. ( Box says limited editions and molds were destroyed after) and is there a collectors market for them? Any guess at value? Any info or direction would help. thnx p. s. Can try to send pics if need but only have cheap digital camera Later!!! Mjbones Friday, December 06, 2002 10:29 PM Subject: help i fined a bottle. and it is called w-wishing-well bottle #no n-7 23279 10. fl. oz company name national dry l. t. di would like to know a little about h the bottle. and what go into that bottle is it pop or what. thank you tammy e mail me at [ Saturday, December 07, 2002 11:20 AM subject: 3\in\one oil co. I have found a light green colored bottle that I can't find any info. On On one side it has 3\ IN \ ONE OIL CO. On the other side it has "THREE IN ONE "on the bottom it has 150. It is 3"& 3/4 tall. & Looks as if it had a cork for a stopper. If you can give me any info I would be very app. Tuesday, November 26, 2002 1:26 AM Greetings! I've found a half-pint crockery jar that says "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-use of this Bottle. " On the bottom of the bottle it says "Wing Fung Hong China" with some Chinese writing. What, if anything, can you tell me about it? Where did it come from, and when, and what was it used for? Thank you. Sincerely, John Cirilli Saturday, December 07, 2002 9:11 PM Subject: (no subject) prelooking to find the value of an unopened bottle of Seagram's V. O. Canadian Whisky dated 1951. Has satin case. Has three serial numbers including. S, Canadian and state of Ohio. Thank you for any information. Saturday, December 07, 2002 9:51 PM Subject: Erven Lucas Bols Hello , I have a question about a bottle that I inherited some years ago from my grandparents. It is a heavy glass bottle with 4 "compartments" and in each are the following. Apricot Liqueur, Creme De Menthe, Cherry Liqueur, and Curacao Triple Sec. It is still sealed, never opened. The label says" Erven Lucas Bols", then it says "The Jos. Garneau Co, New York NY" and the seal number is 503885664. The bottom of the bottle is embossed "Made In France". Each compartment has 1/2" pint of each of the liqueurs mentioned above. Can you tell me how much this bottle is worth and how old it is? I'd appreciate any info you can give me. Sincerely, Jennifer A Acosta Sunday, December 08, 2002 5:09 AM subject: Jim Beam decanter digger, was just referred to your site by a search. . we just picked up at an Estate Sale a Jim Beam Decanter from the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair, it also has Century 21 on the side. Is this worth anything, I know that some Jim Beam Decanters are worth something just curious about this one. Sunday, December 08, 2002 4:02 PM Subject: Bols Hi Digger, I have a full sealed bottle of Bols Creme de Menthe that is also a music bottle. When you pick the bottle up, it plays music. The bottle is shaped almost like a woman in a flared dress. The number on the seal is 36-1310280. Can you identify this bottle for me and let me know if it is valuable? My husband says yes. I say no. Thank you. Sunday, December 08, 2002 7:21 PM Subject: 1969 Hillbilly decanter Hi, I have a 1969 Hillbilly decanter. On the bottom of it are the letters and numbers D-379. 139 beneath that. I was wondering if you had any imformation about it? Attached is a pic of it I found. If it's worth anything i'll sell it, if it's not, i'll keep it cause it's "funky"! I like funky, hehe. I would appreciate any response from you as to what it's worth. If you don't know, that's o. k. Too. Just, a response would be nice. Thank you, Kimberly _________________________________________________________________ Sunday, December 08, 2002 7:06 PM Subject: (no subject) I hope you can help-- I have a genever gin bottle that is not glass ,looks to be pottery , I t is a brown color, has genever lucas bols amsterdam, stamped into the bottle around the top. This bottle is still full and hasthe seal inplace ( it is a us seal with the numbers cin-1-67 on the left sideand 652024540 on the right. The bottle and all lables are in good shape --I am wondering what it might be worth. Thank you Sunday, December 08, 2002 8:25 PM Subject: Pickle Bottles Hi. I had a book of yours that had a number of pickle jars in it but I moved and I cant find it. . . do you know what vloume that was?. . do you still have any left or can sell copies of the pages of picke jars only. thanks. Glenn Sunday, December 08, 2002 8:39 PM Subject: bottle question i have a pale aqua blue medicine bottle, some bubbles in the glass. No stopper. On the wide side it has three big "K"s, and on one of the narrow sides it says "Keokuk, Iowa;" the other side has " K K K Medicine Co. " The other wide side has nothing on it. It is 8 1/2 inches, top to bottom. Can you tell me anything about this bottle --age, original contents, current value, etc. ? Just curious. Thanks--Evon Russell Sunday, December 08, 2002 7:52 PM Subject: I gave wrong number Sorry, The number I just sent is wrong (been working too hard around the house). My work number is: 707-577-3276 Scott Digger wrote: Send me your phone number and I will have Jim Hagenbuch give you a call. The pictures still make the bottle look dull (stained effect) This will affect the value. Jim will be able to give you a better idea and he may decide to have the bottle cleaned before auction or he may offer you aprice outright. The last one sold for$3100 in his auction.

Saturday, December 07, 2002 7:55 PM Subject: Re: bitters pix recieved I am interested in selling it. Ball, your court. I have not cleaned out the Lake Tahoe sand inside of it. So thestaining your refer to is something that may be easily fixed. Thanks Scott Digger wrote: William, Your bottle is worth about $3000-4000 at auction. Itlooks stained and would not bring that amount without a professionalcleaning. If you are interested in auctioning it off let me know and i'll put youin touch with a fine honest fellow who will get the most for yourbottle. If you want to sell it to me for$200, I'd be interested (justkidding). Digger -- Original Message

Wednesday, November 27, 2002 9:56 PM Subject: bitters pix received Digger wrote: Got them. Does the base have an iron pontil or is it smooth and what is the height? Digger Hi, What is an pontil? The base has a (concave) circular depression in it. It is not smooth. The depth of the depression in the base looks to be about 1/4" at its deepest. The height is 7. 5" (really 7 inches and 9/16 of an inch). The dimensions of the bottom of the bottle are : 2" 7/16 by 2" 3/4 which is a rectangle. The base (bottom) tapers up to a "shoulder" which is also rectangular and whose dimensions are: 1" 3/8 by 2" 3/4. The distance between the base of the bottle and the shoulder is 5" 7/8. The "neck" of the bottle is 1" 3/4 inch tall from the "shoulder" mentioned above. With my untrained eye I can see no obvious defects in the bottle that where not "manufactured" in by the production process - what ever that was. Of course, as a result of being on the bottom of Lake Tahoe for about a hundred years, one could say that a smoothing of the glass could have occurred. But again, I have not a trained eye. Scott

Sunday, December 08, 2002 8:03 PM Subject: Bottle story By the way, if Jim wants me to write up a brief history of the bottle since I found it in 1979 at the bottom of south shore Tahoe, I can. I can even identify the location of water where I plucked it from the sand (about 300 yards due north off the shore of Lake Land Village). From this point, I had it on a shelf in a broken down cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains (not far from Ken Kesy's place and where the Grateful Dead hung out during the 60's -70's). There it survived the Loma Prieta earth quake (October 1989) where everything else around it shook to the ground. About six months ago I took it from that cabin into an antique dealer in Half Moon bay during a trip to pick up supplies. He couldn't find it in any of his antique references and presumed that its value was significant. The next step was to contact you. Scott

Sunday, December 08, 2002 9:03 PM Subject: paregoric bottle found in attic of old house digger. . . i am in the process of redoing the floor in the attic of my 100 yr. Old house. . i had to tear the old floor completely out in order to insulate. i came across an old paregoric bottle that has a cork stopper in it. the bottle has WOLF AND WILSON DRUG CO. . . ST. LOUIS MO embossed on it and on the bottom it has REX. Embossed on it. . . i guess that is short for REXAL DRUG CO. the label is probably 70 % legible and it was probably put there years ago during construction. . i assume. . . are you at all familiar with this type of bottle?. . when did they quit using cork stoppers on bottles? It is in perfect condition except for the fact that the label is a little worn and torn. . . what might a bottle like this be worth to a collector? Any idea as to the approximate age of my find? THANKS IN ADVANCE

Monday, December 09, 2002 9:44 AM subject: Request for a little history and dating. Bottle of groves tasteless Chill Tonic Dear Digger, Thank you in advance for giving of your time and talents. Though I use the internet extensively, I continue to be amazed and pleased by those such as yourself who make it what it is by sharing. I have recently found an intact bottle on the site of an old homestead in central Texas. It is GROVES TASTELESS CHILL TONIC. The attached picture is NOT the bottle I found, but rather an example of one similar to what I found (mine definitely needs some tumbling!). The collar on mine is heavier and the color is clear but the shape and embossing are the same. What I am wondering about is the age of my particular bottle and the history and distribution of this product. I did find a little information at http://www. ewgrove. com/groveleg/grovfam. htm but not enough to date this particular bottle. Can you please also provide an estimate of its worth? Thank you. RW Howell

Sunday, December 08, 2002 10:33 PM Subject: bottle question Hi Digger, I have a Bourbon Supreme bottle. On the bottle reads Williamsburg capital of Virginia 1699 - 1780. On the bottom of the bottle reads, American Traditional series, American Distilling Co. , Genuine porcelain J. Young 1969 Made in USA by Heirlooms of tomorrow. Can you please help me value this bottle. Thank You for your time.

Monday, December 09, 2002 2:44 PM Subject: Berthold Rebenhorst Jug Hello Digger, I am continuing to research and I found that my translation of the third name was drastically wrong it is NORDHAUSEN not Lordhaufen. I finally found an auction site with this Jug. But no other info was forthcoming then what I already could see. But it did get me the correct interpretation of the third name. Http://www2. wcoil. com/~frappi/br4. jpg http://www2. wcoil. com/~frappi/br10. jpg Thankyou, Mark Mark Shulaw

Monday, December 09, 2002 5:24 PM Subject: Birk Brothers Brewing Company bottle Dear Digger: My brother recently bought a birck 2 story building in downtown Chicago. He was told that it was built in 1902, and when he was remodeling the downstairs he found a Birk Brother Brewing Company bottle behind a wall. It is a clear bottle, it says Birk Brothers Brewing Company on the face, nothing on the base, bubbles in glass, and its about 8 1/2 inches tall. I tried to do some research myself, and only found out that there was a company by that name in Chicago in the 1880's, but later was one of the first brewing companies bought by English investors. I was wondering if you might know of any additional info about the company, and maybe the bottles worth? Thanks,Joel R.

Monday, December 09, 2002 6:24 PM Subject: bottlequestion Hello :I recently inherited my fathers pig collection and one of the items is a greenish amber colored clear bottle that says "America's Suffolk bitters life preserver" on the one side and 'SUFFOLF BITTERS" on the other side, it looks like it had a cork at one time. It has air tiny air bubbles in the glass. Is this a piece of interest? MY father was under the opinion that it way quite rare and worth a good sum. Thank you so much for your help. Milo Morgan

Monday, December 09, 2002 6:58 PM Subject: Bottle identification Hello Digger - can you identify this bottle?-The bottle is embossed with an S in the center of an oval. -The S measures about 1. 5" high, the oval 2. 5 x 3. 5". -The height is 11 and 3/8" and the base 3 and 1/8" in diameter. Bottle is round and the bottom is smooth. -Color is aqua with several inclusions of air and very few scratches. - Top appears to be a blob top added to the mold cast bottle. The mold marks are barely visible up to where the neck begins. - The neck hole is about 5/8 " diameter. We found this bottle on the back end of our ranch which is located in Elko County, Nevada. The area where the bottle was found was settled around 1890+. Could you tell me anything about the bottle (history), its age, rarity and approximate value. Pictures to follow Thank you for taking the time to review my request. Jim Currivan Deeth, Nevada

Wednesday, December 11, 2002 2:47 PM Subject: I have a question about 2 old antique bottles I have. . Hi Digger, I would like to know the value and history of these 2 bottles that I have. To me, they look like old Tea Bottles. They have a mini bubble inside them. I was thinking that would be the place to put ice so the tea doesn't get warm. Anyway. I have 2 of them. . one has red decor and the other has orange. They are both in mint condition. They are 13 inches tall (from bottom to rim) and about 8 inches across (from spout to back). And as you can see. they are a clear green color. I have inserted pictures of them. . . . I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much! *Crystal*

Tuesday, December 10, 2002 1:06 PM what about the red seal company bottles same color as palmers? Don't see any in my searchs

Tuesday, December 10, 2002 2:34 PM Subject: This Bottle Never Sold? Hello there! I was wondering if you had any idea of the dates for bottles embossed onthe body around the bottom, that say: "THIS BOTTLE NEVER SOLD". They appearto be on soda bottles. I can't find any information on these guys, though they seem so familiar. Much obliged, christina

Tuesday, December 10, 2002 3:56 PM Subject: question. I'm trying to date (to plus or minus 5 years) a piece of old medical glass. The Manufacturer is "S. Maw, Son & Thompson". I think the best way to bracket it is the firm's name, since the name changes over time. Ideas on how to trace a date of origin?

Tuesday, December 10, 2002 5:44 PM Subject: Bottle Info please good day, I am looking for information on a soda bottle that I found when I was a kid. No one can find exact information about it. The bottle is BIM, Aqua (clear) Green, with a crown top which has two small lip chips, uneven base with Embossed "Angel Script" P on it. Embossed writing on the front & back of bottle is also "Angel Script" Parfay @ a 45 degree angle. I woud place the condition between good to very good due to the small chips at the top. No case wear is noticeable though. There are some small bubbles in the glass as well. At the bottom, in embossed "standard block script" letters says "REGISTERED PARFAY CO" "DAYTON O". On the other side of the base it says "NET CONTENTS 6 3/4 FL OZ". Just below this is a bottle mark that I cannot make out fully but it appears to be "19 N". What makes this bottle so unique to me is I have been able to find bottles marked from Toledo (brown), and Cincinnati but I cannot find any that says there was ever a Parfay bottling company in Dayton O. I have been searching local bottle collectors, Ebay, Google, you name it, since I was 11 years old. I found the bottle in 1976 in Waynesville Ohio. Waynesville, being the "Antique Capital of the Midwest", I took it immediately down to the local bottle collector called "Bottle Works", the elderly lady there looked in here books, but could only find Parfay Cincinnati O. She offered me $35. 00, but I turned it down. I hope you can either shed some light on this bottle or any information on the Parfay Company itself. If you do not have any information on this, will you please direct me to someone that may? I have e-mailed others and have not found a response yet. I was very happy to stumble onto your site accidentally today and suprised to see you are located in Mason OH. Is this correct? Thanks for your time and consideration, Gregory E. Armstrong352 Hopkins streetmorrow, OH, 45152513-899-9609 Tuesday, December 10, 2002 9:51 PM Subject: whiskey bottle jim beam 1931 jug made of china know anything about? Tuesday, December 10, 2002 10:22 PM Subject: ANOTHER OLD BOTTLE QUESTIONHEY DIGGER, I UNEARTHED AN OLD BOTTLE THE OTHER DAY WHILE TRACTORING IN A NEW ROAD NEAR AN OLD ARIZONA GOLD MINING SITE. THE NAME ON THE SIDE OF THE BOTTLE IS KREMEL, AND IT COMES FROM B. SEMLER INC. , NEW CANAAN, CONN. U. S. A. THE BOTTLE IS SQUARE 1 7/8 X 1 7/8, AND 6 3/4 TALL. ON THE BOTTOM IS THE LETTER "A" INSIDE OF A CIRCLE, THE CIRCLE HAS A SHORT LINE UNDER IT, AND THE NUMBER "4" APPEARS UNDER THAT IN THE CENTER OF THE BOTTOM. THE METAL CAP IS RUSTY, IVE NOT TRIED TO REMOVE IT AS THE BOTTLE IS EMPTY. CAN YOU PLEASE ID THIS BOTTLE, AND TELL ME IF IT HAS A VALUE? THANKS, DAVE KREISER Thursday, December 12, 2002 12:16 AM subject: Ringed Blue bottledigger, this bottle was uncovered by rising waters in a creek that used to be parallel to an old wagon trail north of Houston, Texas, near the San Jacinto River. It looks old. Can you identify it and tell me its worth? Michael Walker Wednesday, December 11, 2002 7:33 PM Subject: unique have-Seagram seven crown 86 proof am. blended whisky lawrenceburg,ind-relay,md. red district of columbia 1/5 tax stamp on side!red u. s. Internal revenue #34068300. -also haig & haig labeled 4/5 quart pinch new in box purchased in 1948 scotch gold & blue tax stamp(pa) internal revenue #69100973. sealed nd full!!any idea as to the value of these? Thursday, December 12, 2002 7:29 AM subject: Austin Nichols Wild Turkey decantersi have a set of Austin Nichls Wild Turkey Decanters. the full size. They are a set of eight. Could you give me an idea of the price of these decanters? The liquor is no lnger in them as they are quite old. Thank youjoan Ewer Thursday, December 12, 2002 9:48 PM Subject: green duraglas bottledigger, I was born in 1956 and ever since I can remember we had this dark green duraglas bottle that mom kept in the refrigerator full of water. The neck is about 4" long and then swells out into an oval. Overall height is 10 3/4". On the front and back of the bottle at the bottom is written duraglas. On the bottom is DES PAT 92828 and then a there is and oval with a diamond over it and surrounding this mark is 7 on the left 2 on the top and 3 on the right. The cap is a screw on type cap that is made of aluminum. The cap has eight holes in it with a top that comes open when pouring and rests on top when standing upright. The cap has a pat # of2017036. Please tell me something about this bottle and what it maybe worth. Thanks, Debbie Bailey Thursday, December 12, 2002 10:25 PM Subject: 1862 BOTTLES I HAVE AN EIGHTEEN SIXTY TWO BOTTLE THAT I WOULD LIKE TO LOOK UP ON THE INTERNET. I WAS HOPING TO FIND A PICTURE OF THE BOTTLE I HAVE ON THE INTERNET. IT APPEARS TO BE A WHISKEY BOTTLE. IT HAS ON THE BOTTOM PROHIBITED FOR RESALE. IT IS SOME SORT OF CRYSTAL OR RATHER A DIAMOND CUT BOTTLE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT SIGHT I MIGHT NEED TO VISIT PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANKYOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME. Thursday, December 12, 2002 10:56 PM Subject: Larkin Co. Tennessee Red Cedar chesthi- I was given a Larkin Co. Tennessee Red Cedar Chest. If you can give me any information, or know of someone who can, please contact me. I've attached a couple of pictures of it--maybe that will help. Thank you for your time. Kimberly Gutter Thursday, December 12, 2002 10:31 PM Subject: bottle valuedigger, We have a 9" tall bottle that says Prepared by Dr. Peter Fahrney & Sons Co. Chicago. ILL. U. S. A. . . on one 4 sides. . . . and on the opposite side it says The Reliable Old-Time Preparation for Home Use. Can you tell us the approximate value and age of this type of bottle. Thanks The Moxons Michael Thursday, December 19, 2002 9:31 AM subject: bottle question Hello , I have a bottle question for you and would appreciate anything you could tell me about my bottle-the value too! I have a Cabot's Sulpho-Napthol trademark bottle from Boston, MASS U. S. A. --REC. US. PAT. OF. It stands approximately 7"tall and is in very good condition. The color is a dark amber color-honey amber? There are two seems that go up the bottle and stop at the neck. The seems look like the start to fade going up the neck and end about half way up. There are some bubbles in the glass and a very small chip on the lip of the bottle. I have enclosed pictures and once again-Thanks so much for your time and effort. Thanks, Stephanie - Friday, December 13, 2002 9:27 AM subject: Question Hello Digger We live in the UK and have recently purchased a pottery bottle described at auction as a 1930s P Garnier of Paris Abricotine bottle modeled as a black poodle, with original cork and corkscrew lead by Dugrien, Paris. It is about 9" tall and still contains most of the original liqueur!!! It is black with a red collar. Would very much appreciate it you, or someone else, is able to give us any information on Garnier or Dugrien, particularly if this bottle was being produced in the 1930s. We shall resist the temptation to sample the contents over the coming festive season!!! John and Diane Stone Friday, December 13, 2002 8:40 PM Subject: whiskey Jug Dear Sir, I have a whiskey jug : H. V. Benninghof & Sons Whiskies No. 40 _____Street Evansville, Ind. My father found it 20 years aga in a dump site near the old L. A. Co. Hospital. It is gray rather small in size, about 7" tall. In good condition and still has cord in it. It is made of clay pottery. Have you any knowledge of a bottle of this kind or of it's value? Lisa Taff, California Friday, December 13, 2002 10:18 PM Subject: question about a bottle Hello ! My name is Marjorie Savoie, and I have an Anniversary "Kentucky straight Bourbon Whiskey" bottle (empty), commemorating the 150'th Anniversary of the City of Boston. It says, "Massachusetts, Custodian of the nations heritage" on the front, with a picture of the state and landmarks. On the bottom it says, "Registration No. : 144". Is this of any value? Marjorie www. comfortingcreations. net Saturday, December 14, 2002 2:28 am subject: (no subject) Do you have any books on mineral bottles? Dennis Saturday, December 14, 2002 7:37 AM subject: bottlequestion I HAVE A GALLON SIZE WHISKEY JUG THE LABEL READS CHIMNEY CORNER BOURBON JUGGED BY W. P. SQUIBB & CO. LAWERNCEBURGH, IND. I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND ANY INFO. ON THIS. COULD YOU HELP? THANKS LES WRAY Saturday, December 14, 2002 3:07 PM Subject: old bottle value Dear sirsi have an old medicine bottle with a cork and a paper label in very good condition. Does a paper label make the bottle worth more money? It is from a dr. Knowels in millville nj. Also I have a few small bottles with glass eyedroppers. I havent found anything on these. Could they have value?-- Saturday, December 14, 2002 5:04 PM Subject: bottles red seal company embossed on palmer green cigar shape flat on side of name? Bottle. Saturday, December 14, 2002 5:38 PM Subject: moroline bottle hi,i found a 2&1/2" clear,thick glass 8-sided bottle. it ha moroline printed all around & a symbol on bottom with 7to the side & 9 to the bottom of the symbol,can't make out what the symbol is. it has no lid. Can you tell me what this is & does it have any value?i found it in my yard & my home is probably 50-75yrs old. Thanks for any info. Loretta47 Sunday, December 15, 2002 1:56 AM subject: schenley bottlei found a bottle at a garage sale for 15 cents and had to get it. It has the words on the bottom "fedral law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle" there are a few numbers on the bottom as well D-9 and 13 60 6 I was wondering if the numbers were dates? The bottle has a screw on plastic cap (origanal????) On the neck of the bottle it says "schenley" I belive that is a brand of whiskey but I am not sure. If you can give me a little insite as to the date of the bottle I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your time. Millisa Sunday, December 15, 2002 11:48 AM subject: bottlequestion I have 2 beer bottles still un opened. One is green with a seam in it and says Silver Bond A premium Beer Youngstown Brewery Inc. Youngstown Ohio. The other one says 1884 ale Matz Brewing co. Bellaire Ohio. The bottle cap has The state of West Va. On it /Could you please give me some information on these if they are worth anything. Thank you Sunday, December 15, 2002 1:39 PM Subject: bottle identification Digger:I have a bottle in my collection not known to my self, or my collector friends. It is 11. 5 inches tall, frosted glass, a nude woman with a banner saying 'miss naval jelly'. She is on a round base with 'naval jelly strips rust' in black print, and has a cork top. 377 is engraved on the bottom. Any info would be appreciated. Sunday, December 15, 2002 3:33 PM Subject: decanter i have a Jim Beam Nevada Centennial decanter year 1864 -1964 in mint condition could you tell me something about it please. Thanks Pat[ Sunday, December 15, 2002 5:28 PM Subject: (no subject) Dear Digger, I have the same Bols Creme de Menthe musical bottle that another writer wrote about in May 2001, however, mine has an unbroken government seal the says Bols Distributing Co, Inc. New York, and other than it stating "Artificially colored," "20/32 quart," "Produce of Holland," and 60 proof" the other text on the lables are not in English. My question is this: do these differences change your response for me, as far as rarity, value, etc. I've attached the other writer's question and your answer for your convenience. Thank you. Rochelle Fair Digger: I am enclosing a picture of a antique bottle. It was bottled by Erven Lucas Bols. It is a green Creme de Menthe Bottle. It is a musical bottle. On the bottom of the bottle is says the bottle was made in France, musical unit made in Switzerland. I think it plays when we "All pull together" or something like that. It is a quart sized bottle, 60 proof liquor. The date on the small label on the front says January 1868. The cap is metal on a cork. The lid says Erven Lucas Bols, Amsterdam, anno 1575. It says it is a product of Holland. The bottle is in mint condition with all labels and the music box works perfectly. Please let us know what you can find out. We would like to know its age, history, rarity, and value to insure it. Thank You, Buzz Evans I guess I would say the bottle was made after 1915 and possible before prohibition. In the larger picture you sent me the small label on the front is clearly the same trademark as the one above registered in 1915. Since most of the printing on the bottle is in English, I assume it was made by Bols for export to the US. Since no liquor was imported during prohibition it probably wasn't made between 1918 and 1932. Since it apparently does not contain the "Federal Law Forbids. " Statement, I'd guess it was pre-prohibiton. I'd guess a value of$50. Digger

Sunday, December 15, 2002 11:03 PM Subject: strange bottle available wow i haven't visited in a while. Great site. You have always seemed a class act I hope you are being rewarded I had this bottle for years and it's a mystery I'd like to solve before selling. It measures 14" SLIGHTLY COLORED AND HAS BALL AND CLAW BUT IN INVERTED POSTION. WHAT DO YOU THINKTHANK yousteve[Image]

Sunday, December 15, 2002 7:07 PM Subject: Bottle Query I came across a bottle in what must have been an old garbage pit that was eroded away over time to expose it from the side. I found many bottles there, and many more in pieces but this one perplexes me. The bottle is 9 1/2" tall, tapering, and cobalt blue with a white ceramic stopper held on by wire spring clips. The bottle says Millvill Bottle Works on the front in a circular type pattern and has the date 1888 above the word "Works". Below that it says "This bottle not to be sold". On the underside it has a "W" in a circle and a "2" below that. The white ceramic top says "GEM", "PHILA", "USA", which to me is very self explanatory. The thing that perplexes me is that the Millville Bottle Works was in Millville, NJ from 1903-1930. . . why the 1888 on the front of the bottle? Any help would be appreciated.

Sunday, December 15, 2002 9:22 PM Subject: antiquei have an old antique bottle that has a doctors name on it. my dad said it was old but I want to know how much it is worth and how old it is. The doctors name on the bottle saysdr. W. B. Caldwel. if you could give me any information about the bottle it would be greatly appreciated. I would order the magazine but I do not have enough money saved up for it. Thank you, Emily Barber

Sunday, December 15, 2002 11:33 PM Subject: Re: Golden Wedding bottle I have a bottle that says Golden Wedding and it dates to1856. It has amber and some color tones on it, is it worth anything. I am really new to all this and would appreciate your comments, also one more a blue color of milk of magnesia.

Sunday, December 15, 2002 11:45 PM Subject: can you help me Hi I have a weird story on how I found this really old bottle. But I'll just tell you this. It says Dr. Miles Restorative Nervine. I live in Seattle Washington. I was wondering the bottles history and the value of it. Please help me, it would mean a lot to me.

Monday, December 16, 2002 6:31 PM Subject: H. Rang Dairy bottles & Milk Crate Hi Digger! First, I want to thank you for the information you sent to us about an amber hobbleskirt coke, several months ago. The lady we purchased it from didn't know it was irridated and gave us an antique Royal Crown Thermometer to "make up" for the mistake. Very Nice! O. K. , now to my question; my husband and I found 6 milk bottles and an aluminum milk crate at an old barn. I do not believe them to belong together, but they were. I also don't expect that they will be worth a lot. However, I would like to know the value. I have searched EVERYWHERE and can not find a thing on them. The milk bottles are all the same (see attachment for pictures) with Red Print, H. RANG DAIRY TELEPHONE LAKEWOOD 363-RI BARNESVILLE PA. Ther is a picture of a little boy beside thr name "Rang" carrying a case of milk. On the back of the bottle there is print in Orange stating: Milk of Quality (ALL IN SCRIPT) (Picture of a Cow) From FARM to YOU The bottle is ABM & clear in color. At the base of the bottle there is the following embossing: Front: 1 REG. R Side: SEALED MTC ANU (I think it's a "C") Back Side: ONE QUART L Side: L10 7X M717 On the Bottom embossing is as follows: (at an angle) 11 E 63 Now the crate is metal (I would guess aluminum), it holds 12 1 Qt. Milk bottles. On BOTH sides there is, what appears to be, engraving, that reads: "PALMERTON SANITARY DAIRY" On the back there is engrving (small) that reads: MANUFACTURED BY E. ERICKSON CO. , INC. DES MOINES, IOWA PAT. APPLIED FOR Agian, please see pictures in attachment. If you would, please, date these items for me, give me an approximate price value, and, if possible, a little history on each (the bottles & the crate). Thank you sooooo much for your time, your dedication to the preservation of antique bottles, for your knowledge and desire to share it and all of your efforts! Sincerely, Melissa Robinson. I've uploaded them to my Yahoo so you can see them there. The link to the site is: [ http://www. geocities. com/robinsoncouple/ ]http://www. geocities. com/robinsoncouple/

Tuesday, December 17, 2002 12:15 PM Subject: Dr pepper seltzer bottle Dear Digger,I have a friend who dug up a few bottles that would like to know some information on them, origination, price etc. Lynn wilsonwashington State

Monday, December 16, 2002 11:08 PM Subject: bottle question hi. I would like to know if my bottle could be from the civil war or if it was simply junk in a field. The exact wording on the bottle is "Jack Cranston's Diodora Corn Whiskey, Jack Cranston Co. , Baltimore Maryland. " The bottle is clear and appears to be a 3PM. It was found in a old civil war field in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Thanks. Jodie Stovall

Tuesday, December 17, 2002 2:07 PM Subject: I need some infoh i,my name is michele wallen,i am a decendant of the clevenger brothers,(my great grandparents are pearl clevenger and thomas headly,my grandparents were wilbert and wilberta wallen and my parents are john and marge wallen. I just bought a wheaton/nuline commemorative decanter of woodrow wilson for $5 at a flea market,my dad was working at wheatons during the time they came out,i was wondering if you could tell me more about it,and any other info you can send me. i am starting to do a search about clevengers and wheatons and such. i have heard that there is a book on the clevenger brothers,but I havent found it,i was wondering if you have and any info you can give me on it,plus what the decanter is worth,it is blue in color,it says dec 28,1856 woodrow wilson feb3 1924. On the front and on the back it says wilsons famous fourteen points the league of nations,THOMAS woodrow WILSON 28TH PRESIDENT 1913-1921(it actually had a lower case r in woodrow,if that makes a difference. ) On the bottom it says wheatons first edition,it came in the original box,its showing its age,discolored and such. but the glass looks good. i wish I could send a picture but I cant. any info will be good. Also at the same market they had 3 others,1 was of another president(i dont remember which one)it was a brownish amber,and the other 2 were the same brownish amber,but of smaller circular shape,i dont remember what they had on it though. plus I saw the avon looking glass auto containers,most were blue or redish in color. thanks for your time,michele wallen,ps if there is any info you need to send by mail my address is 1316 15th st vero beach,florida 32960. thank you again. -- Tuesday, December 17, 2002 2:29 PM Subject: old garnier liqueur bottles elephant pre Dear Digger, Thank good ness I finally found someone who maybe cantell me about my bottles. I have two elephants they seem to be ceramic they seemto be about 7" tall and are painted brown with ivory tusks. The underside are hand painted the no. 183 Garnier Liqueurs enghien paris france made initaly. They have a label adheard to their sides that states Juilius Wile and sons inc 1877 the corks in the bottles are raised lettering garnier franceenghien france. These bottles were given to me by my late uncle prior to his deathin the early 1960's Can you give me any information on their history or their value. I have tried many attempts to find any one who can appraise them. I hope you can help. Thank you Tuesday, December 17, 2002 9:54 PM Subject: Re: bottle help? Thanks so much. That's what I was told when I bought it. But I confused it with snuff bottle, which it isn't. Happy holidays. R. Rigel Tuesday, December 17, 2002 6:44 PM Subject: Re: bottle help? It is a snuff jar. Tuesday, December 17, 2002 1:17 PM Subject: bottle help? Hi. I am trying to find out what this is. I bought it 30 years ago as an antique, but who knows? I just liked it. Can you tell me what it is so I can do research to value it? Thanks Rigel Tuesday, December 17, 2002 6:27 PM Subject: sterling, illinois can you tell me the value of a bottle that says fh johns, sterling ,illinois. It is about six inches tall, the glass is a clear green with swirls that mayy come from age. It looks like it may have had a cork in it at one time to close it. Can you identify this?--- Tuesday, December 17, 2002 6:35 PM Subject: Information I have some old Avon bottles, are they worth any money? The ones I haveare shaped in different stlyes, like a motorcycle,football the world,horsehead and ect. Please let me know if you are interested or if you know of anyone that may want to puchase these old avon bottles Thank you I will be urgently awaiting your reply Wednesday, December 18, 2002 1:22 AM subject: Nubian tea just curious as I'm just getting back into this hobby after 20 plus years dormant. Nubian Tea, a large bottle (not the smallest), what range should I expect in cost? Thanks, Eric Wednesday, December 18, 2002 1:56 PM Subject: aunt jemima bottle Dear Digger, When I inquire on the internet about what old Aunt Jemima bottles looked like, all I get is Mrs. Butterworth bottles. How do I find out what the OLD Aunt Jemima bottles were like? I've seen the labels but not the bottles. Sincerely, Zada Duncan Wednesday, December 18, 2002 7:46 PM Subject: J. A. gilkai have a bottle of liquor which is amber in color, has a silver color wrap around the cap with 1836 stamped on it and a red and off white label going from side to side over the silver wrap on the cap, it has the number 36-0108915, 34/ quart, U. S. Internal Revenue, on the other side it has Gilka Kummel, Meyer & Lange, New York, N. Y. stamped on it. Looking at the bottle, on the left side "Berlin" is embossed, on the right side "Gilka" is embossed on the bottom is 071 Db embossed, the bottom of the bottle is not flat, the mod seam as far as I can tell goes to the top of the bottle. Federal Law forbids sale or resue of this bottle is embossed on the front of the bottle above the label. The label has a black strip that reads 100th Anniversary 1836-1936 Gold Medal Paris 1937. It looks as though there are different types of coins on the label, Berliner Gilka=Kummel, J. A. Gilka, Berlin S. W. , 9. Schutzen Strasse 9 is written on the label, on each side of the label at the bottom is a picture of a woman holding wheat and the other is holding some kind of bottle. The bottle is in good shape, the label around the top(the one from side to side) is somewhat torn but otherwise in good shape. I'm wondering if you can tell me what the bottle is worth and approximately how old it is? Thank You. Wednesday, December 18, 2002 9:39 PM Subject: Wine bottles Why do some wine bottles have a fluted top and are sealed with wax when others are not fluted and wrapped with foil? Thursday, December 19, 2002 8:44 PM Subject: bottle id Hello, I recently found this 6 and 1/2 ounce bottle in my basement. It simply says soda on the side but at the bottom of the bottle says Dr. Pepper Bottle co. Madisonville, Kentucky. I was wondering if you could help me figure out the approximate age and value. Thank you ,Jeremy McLaughlin Thursday, December 19, 2002 11:49 AM Subject: amber glass bottle I need a favor I am researching a bottle for my neighbor. Her son gave it to her when he was a child. It is about a foot tall made of amber glass with grapes and leaves on it. The patent imprinted on the bottle is 107541-107542. The letters mg are imprinted together on the bottle. And appears and carved into the glass the name O'Neill (not positive about that). Could you help me help my neighbor? Thank you. Nancy Hunt Thursday, December 19, 2002 2:46 PM Subject: deciphering bottle bottoms Hi,Do you know of a place I can look to figure out what the markings on an old jug I found mean?Thank you. Jeff. Thursday, December 19, 2002 3:06 PM Subject: bottle question Thank you for your site! I found an old bottle and am very curious of its origin, age and value. It is an am ber bleach jug. It is 11 tall and 3-3/4 across at the base. It has a screw top and a finger loop at the very top of the neck, just below the screw top. Just below the neck, the glass is finely dimpled (pin-point sized) and there are 1 letters that say BLEACH, once on each side. There is a seam that goes from the edge of the base all the way up to the top of the lip (through the threads). Looking at the bottom: At 12 oclock there is a 4, at 3 oclock there is a 55, at 6 oclock there is a 137 and in the center there is a small circle with a L and M inside the circle. Thank you very much. Sincerely,Jeff Anderson Thursday, December 19, 2002 7:36 PM Subject: BottleQuestion Hello,we have found an old bottle with the words" Dr. Baker's fine chemicals" it contains what we believe is muratic acid. It has a glass cork and stands about 8 - 10 inches tall. Its clear. Any information you can give us is much appreciated. Thanks! Thursday, December 19, 2002 7:46 PM Subject: Austin Nichols Hello,I have two Austin Nichols Wild Turkey decanters: opened 1979 Series II #1 w/ original box (satin finish) opened 1980 Series II #2 w/original box (satin finish)Can you tell me the value? it is really hard to find information on the internet about this Series. I appreciate any help you can give me. Sincerely, Cindi Doman Friday, December 20, 2002 8:11 PM Subject: 1960 Bottle of Seagram 's Crown Royal Whisky Hi Digger, I have been searching the Internet to find any information I can on a bottle of Whisky that my husband was given. It is a Seagram 's Crown RoyalBlended Canadian Whisky. . . a product of Joseph & Seagram & Sons Limited Canada 4/5 Pint It has a label that says G3941171 1960 Another label that says "Seagram Distillers Company New York, N. Y. " Any information about this bottle and if it is worth anything, would be helpful. I would like to find out if it has any value to it whatsoever. If not, he'd like to open it and drink it with his brother! Thanks, Victoria Thursday, December 19, 2002 10:26 PM Subject: DOCT. MARSHALL. S-CATARRH SNUFF??? HI I HAVE A CLEAR BOTTLE THAT IS ABOUT 31/2 " TALL WITH DOCT. MARSHALL. S-CATARRH SNUFF ON THE SIDE OF IT. WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THIS?I ALSO HAVE A OLD CANNING JAR WITH LID AND A POMMEL MARK ON THE BOTTOM. IT MAKER IS (DREY PERFECT MASON) WHAT IS ITS VALUE THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELPLORETTA Friday, December 20, 2002 9:21 AM Subject: (no subject) Hi digger, My name is Ken Int-Hout, and I have a question about a bottle that says DEATH DUST. it is aqua in color, round, 4-15/16" tall, similar in shape to KC-40, also embossed on shoulder A. C. MEYER&CO. , other side on shoulder DEATH DUST. #2 EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM. Any info on this bottle would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU, have a good day. Friday, December 20, 2002 11:28 AM Subject: sparkletts bottle I recently found a five gallon sparkletts water bottle in a old wood crate. Any information on it would be greatly appreciated. On the bottom it states, Sparkletts drinking water corp. # 7 to the left, the letter I with a circle around it in the middle, and # 69 on the right with a circle around it, Sparkletts with a diamond around it, net contents five gallons, Los Angeles, Calif , and around the edge of the bottom it states, penalty for private use- fine and imprisonment. it;s missing its original cap. Thanks for any help you can give Friday, December 20, 2002 12:57 PM Subject: whiskey bottles We have a "Case" unopened of whiskey it is marked: am . Midicinal Spirits CompanyHarry E. Wilken 5th District of Ky could you give me any information on the = background and value Friday, December 20, 2002 11:55 PM Subject: Jam es B. Beam Stoneware Bottle Saturday, December 21, 2002 10:03 AM Subject: flaming star bottles Good evening: I have two bottles - one rectangular shaped, the other a tall slender bottle - both around 14 inches tall. They both have glass tops with cork. On the sides and on the tops there is an imprinted 'star' type marking around 2 inches in diameter. The only markings are on the bottom: which say 'Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of this bottle' The bottles are of very heavy clear glass. I'd like to use them to put bubble bath in - if nothing else. Any ideas on their origin?? thanks,Marci Saturday, December 21, 2002 3:21 PM Subject: can you help me Hi, I am in possession of an ink bottle and I don't know what it is called or what its price is, I cant find information on it anywhere. I was wondering if you could help me there. I has an embossing on the base that reads " No 5 Sanford patented Nov 17,1891 and Nov 22, 1892". The mouth is Bimal. The shape is Oblong and looks like a baby bootie. The color is aqua, and there is a place to lay pen, and an indention for blotting powder. The condition is dug, with no chips or cracks. The base measures 3in long and 2in wide. Its height is 2 1/2in tall. Please help me with this task. Sincerely yours, Ian Nagy Saturday, December 21, 2002 10:41 AM Subject: 1964 factory sealed botle of crown royalI have a 1964 factory sealed bottle (with bag and box) and I would like to sell it. Where do I sell it? Can you tell me how much it might be worth? Saturday, December 21, 2002 11:44 AM Subject: Bols Ballerina BottlesI have two (2) bols ballerina bottles ,10 inches tall, one filled with gold creme de menthe , the other gold liqueur, both play Le Bleu Danube, both in excellent condition, never opened, can you tell me what they are worth Saturday, December 21, 2002 12:21 PM Subject: Re: whiskey bottles Thank you for the quick response. I was checking further on your site and have sent a request by mail - with picture etc. again Thank you I willwait for your reply on the request by mail. Sue Lindgren Saturday, December 21, 2002 4:15 PM Subject: coke bottle I WOULD LIKE TO PLACE A VALUE ON A FULL 6 1/2 OZ. Cream SODA BOTTLED BY THE COCA-COLA COMPANY OF RICHMOND INDIANA. THE BOTTLE IS MARKED PAT'D DEC. 29,1925. THE FRONT OF THE BOTTLE HAS RICHMOND IN RAISED LETTERS,AND A QUAKER. THE BACK HAS INDIANA IN RAISED LETTERS AND THE QUAKER IS ALSO ON THE BACK. THIS BOTTLE HAS THE ORIGINAL CAP. THANKS FOR ANY HELP. Steve Smith[Image][Image] Saturday, December 21, 2002 8:25 PM Subject: BottleQuestion could you possibly give me some background on an old ginger ale bottle that I found in the suburbs of Washington, D. C. 50 yrs. ago??? Sunday, December 22, 2002 6:13 AM Subject: Value of cobalt bottle My son bought a bottle at a yard sale several years ago. I happen to catch the end of a collectors show and saw that they were talking about a bottle that looked a lot like my son's. I know nothing about bottles and decided to research and I need some help. I don't know if this is a 10 cents store bottle or one that is worth thousands of dollars. It is a cobalt blue flask, about 8 inches high and has a picture of Washington on the front. Nothing on the back. There is no writting on the bottle whatsoever. The seam s go to the edge of the mouth but not over. The bottom is not completely smooth. I will try to send a picture if you think this may have some value. Thanks, Joyce Kraus Sunday, December 22, 2002 1:49 PM Subject: old bottle I found a old brown glass bottle it is about 4in half lb the bottom reads 1494 (B ) with the B circled then 12 with a 0 under all that it says temperglas on both sides on the bottom I was just wondering how much it might be Sunday, December 22, 2002 4:03 PM Subject: lots of bottles Digger: I live in a historical area and come across many bottles. I found an old beer bottle this week, it is clear glass, and it's marked The Cottlieb Bauernschmidt Straus Brewing Company, Registered Trademark C B S. It was brewed in Baltimore, MD, according to the writing on the bottle. I and my girlfriend are from Baltimore, and have never heard of this brewery, nor can we find this name of a brewery in the computer. Do you have any information on this? Thanks, Wayne Sunday, December 22, 2002 4:58 PM Subject: Gordon's Gin BottleHi, How are you? I'm hoping you can help me out with a bottle. My husband and I were snorkling in Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe and found a Gin bottle. The front says "Gordon's Dry Gin" it is embossed. One side of the bottle says "England" and the other side says "London". The back has a record number 610617. The top of the bottle looks like a pinched pour lip. The bottle looks like it has three seam s. One seam on one side and two seam s on the other. None of the seam s go up the neck of the bottle. The bottom of the bottle has an image of some kind of scream ing eagle or dragon. The bottle looks clear with maybe a slight tint of green. I'm hoping if you had a chance maybe you could let me know anything you can on this bottle I have. Dates, history, value, etc. . . I know absolutely nothing about antiques or old bottles. Any words will be helpful and very appreciated. Thank you so much for your time and any information you could pass on. Thank You. Natalia Sunday, December 22, 2002 6:14 PM Subject: Jic JacI have a 1959 Jic Jac bottle put out by the Coco-Cola Bottling Co. of Clinton, Mo. It is a 12 oz bottle. I check their website in St. Louis, and all they show are cans and up to 10 oz bottles. Do you know what the value might be. Thanks, Bobby Sunday, December 22, 2002 7:01 PM Subject: Old Schenley Hi Digger: I have a full bottle of Old Schenley Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The seal has never been broken. Bottled for Schenley Distributors Inc. New York, N. Y. It is a dark bottle with a tan label red ribbon around neck and secured under the label. It states "Bottled in Bond" The seal going across the top of the bottle says " The Geo. T. Stagg Company - The very top has a gentleman's picture - then continues to the other side were it has the numbers 00129950 1942 Spring 1950. Could you please tell me anything you might know about this. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,Gary Monday, December 23, 2002 10:45 AM Subject: h clay glover while digging in my back yard I found an glass am ber bottle all that it says in it is on one side "h. clay glover, co," on the other side it says "new york" on the bottom it says ". 5, a (circled), and 55" the top is inverted with a hole. the only information I can find about glover co. is that he was a veterinarian. the bottle itself is about 7" tall and in great condition no chips or cracks. any information ?thanks Vickie Petchner Sunday, December 22, 2002 9:36 PM Subject: Parfumeur Hello Digger, Know you get thousands of questions so am aware of how busy you are. I was given a bottle that says Lundborg Parfumeur. Haven't been able to dig anything up on the nam e. Bottle is about 3. 5 inches high with a top that either had a stopper of some type or a cork. Looks like it would hold a couple of ounces. Could you steer me in the right direction. Thanks,Diane Monday, December 23, 2002 1:00 AM Subject: "FruitBowl" soda bottle I personally haven't seen the bottle myself; I am doing some research for a friend that does not have access to a computer. He has a bottle that is stamped with Green & Green from Houston, Texas. It was made in 1933, and bears the nam e of 'FruitBowl' on the side. He was just wanting to know how much it would be appraised for. Thanks for your time and help. -Terri Millican*Oh, by the way, I have a quick question for myself. I have searched endlessly pertaining to a Coca Cola Win-In Can made approximately in the early to mid 80's. My dad gave it to me when I was little and promised me not to open it. He got it from one of his stepdaughters that worked for Coca-Cola. He claims there is a t-shirt and collectible coins inside. I do hear jingling and it's one of those tops like a can of vienna sausages. Heh, well, I'd like to know where I can start my research about this. Thanks a million!. . . I love your site. Monday, December 23, 2002 12:32 AM Subject: Coke Bottle <PRE I found a old coke bottle, 6 oz. PAT D-105529. It has Columbia S. C. on the bottom. Is there any value to this bottle. It is in geat condition, but empty. Thanks For Any Help. . Scott Monday, December 23, 2002 10:04 AM Subject: Glass jug Good Morning, We had an old 5 gallon glass jug full of pennies. While moving, the movers broke the jug (of course). The moving company has agreed to pay us for the jug or a replacement. Although we have a great picture of the jug, we can find no place that sells the jugs, or a place to find out the value of the jug. If you know of some websites that might be helpful, we would be most grateful. Thanks you very much! Happy Holidays! Johnny Biffle Monday, December 23, 2002 10:48 AM Subject: old man bottle, I have a bottle that has been made to appear as it was covered with wood. it has the face of an old man on the front. it has a cork type stopper and on the bottom it has the numbers -- S4 --- and 0351. the also may be a G with a circle around it. I have enclosed a picture also. Kendall N Smith [ Monday, December 23, 2002 6:32 PM Subject: bottles of Coca-Cola '55 & '56What can you tell me about these two bottles? They are 12" tall and contain one pint 10 fl. oz. of coke. ( 26oz) One was bottled in Ohio and the other in Illinois. One in 1955 and the other in 1956. The script writing is not raised and is a different size for each bottle. The words "Coca- Cola" is in script on both sides of each bottle. Has the old pop top cap and the coke that was bottled in them. I can't find them in any of Coke's books or on the Web. Any idea of value?Wayde Stewart 901-680-1861 work # Monday, December 23, 2002 4:57 PM Subject: glass stopper Dear All, I have a set of 4 antique crystal liquor bottles with cut glass stoppers in a wooden case. One of the stoppers is stuck in the bottle neck. Probably some port wine (sugar?) glued the stopper to the bottle. How can I prise off this stopper without breaking the neck of the bottle? Thank you for your advice. Theo Compernolle. Tuesday, December 24, 2002 6:31 AM Subject: Rare Bottle Your feedback on this, thanx. Wouter Oosthuizen Tuesday, December 24, 2002 1:31 AM Subject: old Seagram s bottle Hello Digger. I have a rather interesting Seagram s bottle, that I am curious to it's value. It is a 1972 Seagram s v. o. 1 gallon, it is still in the original box, the pump that cam e with it is still sealed . It even still has the price tag on it. The Bottle has never been opened and still has the 2seals over the cap. I can send a pic if you need one. Thank you for your attention . Have A good Day From Scott Bass Tuesday, December 24, 2002 12:49 PM Subject: Meister BrauI saw a question on your web site where someone was asking how much they could get for a Meister Brau bottle. I would be very interested in speaking with this person. I would like to buy it from this person. My father had been drinking this beer for as long as I could remember and was very depressed when they went under. If you know of anyone that has any Meister Brau memorabilia, or even better, any unopened cans or bottle's, I would be very interested. Thank you,Donny Wednesday, December 25, 2002 2:29 AM Subject: Bols bottle question Hello, I am new to the Internet and quite lucky I have found your web site. I have a bottle of brandy from Bols in the box in mint condition. I do not have a clue if its worth anything or if I should just drink the dam m thing. The following are the details:Type: Erven Lucas BOLS 4. This is one bottle that has four separate chambers inside of it for four different liqueurs. They are Cherry Brandy, Apricot Brandy, Curacao Triple Sec, and Creme De Menthe. Size: The bottle is roughly 11 inches tall and between five to six inches wide. Additional information: The bottle is mint condition and never been opened. It has gold rope attached to the mouth of the bottle. The rope has two things attached to it, a plastic bag with four spouts or spigots in it for each of the chambers and a label with the words "FOUR-COMPARTMENT BOTTLE" and "BOUTELLE A QUATRE COMPARTIMENTS. "The box still has the original price sticker on it for$24. 95 and is still in very good condition. I believe the bottle was bought sometime in the early 70's. I appreciate any information you can give me on this. If I could ask you a favor if you could also reply to me directly because it is hard for me to navigate and I am just getting used to the Internet. If you have any other websites you could suggest that might be of interest I would appreciate it. Thank you,Jon Schilling

Thursday, December 26, 2002 12:22 AM Subject: Spring Lake Sour Mash Bourban Attached are photos of a bottle I believe is over 100 years old. The bottle is white with red lettering There is a a circle reading H. E?renberg Little Rock Ark. Proprietor ( the ? represents what I think was an "h" - it is worn enough in the one place to obscure the letter. ) Markings on the bottom read "K, T & K China" I was told that is was from between 1865 - 1870. Any ideas you could give me on its origin/age/value would be appreciated. rob perry

Wednesday, December 25, 2002 7:58 AM Subject: 3 old bottles1. I have a 1957 Regal China C. Miller ceramic bottle that I think used to be a liquor bottle. It is black speckled with cream and gold and has a what looks like a state of Missouri brownish paper stuck on the side ( a Missouri liquor stamp?) The bottle is shaped like a long pear with a decanter looking (flared) spout that is unevenly split and a flared bottom. There is one gold ring around the neck below the flared spout, and on the front of the bottle is an 8-petaled poinsettia or (star) looking design in gold surrounded by spear looking points and curly-ques also in gold and then that is surrounded by a circle that is bubbled all around and has a comet with a curled tail almost at the top of that circle and about 5 o'clock has another design on that bubbled circle two more comet-looking swirls going the opposite direction also in gold. 2. Another liquor(?) bottle marked "Federal Law forbids the sale or re-use of this bottle" on the outside bottom and D-334 119 58 11 in the middle of the bottom. It is black with 2 white Roman looking male figures sitting on a bench with a spear in his hand and a Roman-looking helmet on opposite sides of the bottle. (One man on one side and the other man on the other side of the bottle identical) The bottle has a border around the widest part of the bottle that looks like upside-down and right-side-up 7's bordered by white (or L's) like a roman scroll almost. The shape of the bottle is flared bottom, flaring outward from the bottom up and then suddenly flaring inward toward the neck which has 10 rings or ribs before it flares out to a round spout again. I hope this makes sense to you. 3. The next bottle is a soda bottle I think. it has a heart, a club, a spade, and a diam ond on it and tells where it is made in Missouri, I believe it is either Lexington or Lebanon Mo. it is dated but not sure of the date. clear glass. Thank you for your time.

Wednesday, December 25, 2002 4:29 PM Subject: 4 compartment bottle(Clear) I have a 4 compartment bottle. It is hand blown clear and you can actually put 4 different liquids in it. It is approx 12 inches tall. Marking on the bottom is MADE IN FRANCE and it has an open hole on each side of the bottom. The holes only go through the base. Can you tell me anything about it? Thank you, Michelle Hall

Wednesday, December 25, 2002 6:25 PM Subject: (no subject)I found a bottle in the woods near my home recently. The bottle is about 7. 5" tall and about 1. 5" thick and 34" wide. It is a brown color like many medicine bottles. Around the top of the bottle at the base of the neck it says, "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLE"On the bottom of the bottle are the numbers, 2 3-D-7 44, and the letters MTC. if you have any information on this bottle please let me know. Thanks,

Wednesday, December 25, 2002 7:14 PM Subject: Field Birds by A. Singer 1969 Hi Digger. I was wondering how many editions (birds) belong to the 1969 "Field Birds" decanter collection that was distributed by the Dant Distillery Co. . . . . . also, can you tell me what they are? Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, December 25, 2002 8:14 PM Subject: Seagram s gallon bottle I have a Seagram s vo Canadian Whiskey a blend of rare selected whiskies Distilled, aged, blended and bottled under the Supervision of the Canadian Government. This whisky id six years old Blended and bottled by Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Limited Waterloo Ontario Canada Distillers since 1857 86. 8 Proof Canada's Finest. Imported Says one Gallon. 1966 Has a cork lid. Imported by Seagram s Distillers Company 375 Park Ave. New York. Can you tell me anything about this and what it is worth. Thank you Judy

Friday, December 27, 2002 11:00 AM Subject: perrines ginger bottle Digger, I have found conflicting information on a recent acquisition. I have a medium amber bitters bottle. Markings include embossed apples on 3 sides and Berring's Apple Bitters with PHIL (A). The bottle is roughly 9 3/4" tall. It also has Wheaton NJ on bottom with possibly a reproduced pontil. I'm pretty sure it's a repro, but found some conflicting info. Can you help? Is it worth anything at all? Thanks, Deb

Deb, your bottle is a fantasy bottle. No such antique bottle with that embossing exists. Wheaton Glass of Millville New Jersey produced your bottle in the 1970s. The bottle was inspired by the old bottle shown at the left. The embossing reads: " Perrrin's - Apple - Ginger - Phila - Perrines (motif of an apple). An original would sell for $250-300. See below Digger dear digger. . . . I came across this bottle on your website. . . I may have the real thing. . . . my bottle is exactly 10" tall. . . the seam s are on the corners of the bottle and only go up to the bottom of the neck. . . the front of the bottle reading top to bottom. . . . GINGER PERRINES (embossed apple) GINGER (looking at the front of the bottle) the right side reads simply. . . PHILA the back of the bottle reading top to bottom. . . . PERRINES (and then horizontally) DEPOT No 37Nth FRONT ST. (the last "T" in "ST. " is uppercase but a smaller font with the period directly under it) PHILADA (the last "A" in "PHILADA" is uppercase but a smaller font) the back of the bottle reads simply. . . APPLE the bottom has the two side seam s stopping at the outer circumference of the pontil bottom at 45 degree angles. . . . the top (without seam s) looks hand blown. . . . . what do you think? here are some pics. . Thursday, December 26, 2002 5:34 PM Subject: milk bottle Hello digger, great site! I have a question concerning a milk bottle that I have found. It is a Chatham Bars Inn Farm milk pt. from Cape Cod ma. It has clear glass with an oval seal embossed on the front. It has two seam s ,so I am assuming that it is a Bim?I have been looking for history and value but haven't been successful. I have been informed that they could be rare. Any info that you could "dig" up would be great!! thanks, john cormia Thursday, December 26, 2002 6:57 PM Subject: BottleQuestionWe recently found a grayish clear bottle that has a shape like an ear of corn with a shaker top it says old docs celebrated cure old fashioned maize corn remedy on the bottom it says wheaton new jersey is this very old and what exactly was in it Thanks Angela Thursday, December 26, 2002 11:01 PM Subject: Canadian Club Hi Digger, I have two bottles, fifths, of Canadian Club Whiskey, sealed, stamped 1965, can you tell me their worth as I want to sell them. Thankyou Friday, December 27, 2002 5:49 AM Subject: Barrowfield BottleIn Northern Ca, my grandfather found a Barrowfield bottle. So far I know that the bottle is a ginger or regular beer bottle or maybe an ale bottle, made around 1880 to turn of the century. The bottle we have is in mint condition and is stamped with H Kennedy, Barrowfield Pottery, 33. The Glasgow Scotland is not readable, except maybe the G and W. I would like to know if our bottle is a ginger, regular or ale bottle. It is in perfect condition with no cracks, breaks, or anything. The pottery has a few rough areas that were made at "birth". Bill Jones[ Saturday, December 28, 2002 7:51 AM Subject: bottle ID Good Morning, My nam e is Jerry Housh and I have recently found a full bottle still in the box am ong some things which belonged to my GrandParents. Being full, it is difficult to determine the color, but I believe that it is either clear or am ber. It measures 7" tall, minus the cork stopper. The box is not in good condition. It has begun to deteriorate as you can see in the photo. I would like to find out the age and value. Thank you in advance for any information you could give me. ===== Jerry Housh Friday, December 27, 2002 6:08 PM Subject: Re: perrines ginger bottle[ jaok20@bottlebooks. com writes:looks real to me. Diggerwow. . . I actually have a whole house of bottles and such. . . . my grandfather was a bottle Digger and collector in southern jersey. . . . . I have no idea how im going to categorize them all. . . . but thanks for your expert opinion. . . . its deeply appreciated. . . . Friday, December 27, 2002 11:32 AM Subject: Old bottle I have a bottle that my husband thinks is a bitters bottle. . . I say itsjust a bottle nothing great. . . anyway he bought it at a yard sale in Gloucester, Va it was in a bushel basket that this old lady had full of bottles fromher home and her husband had died and it looked like these bottles were just junk . . . . really dusty and dirty from sitting in the garage anyway he got the bottle for maybe a dollar but he loves it we cleaned it up and thenhe wanted to go back to the yardsale to get the rest of the bottles becausehe liked this one so much but we didn't drive the hour back. . . anyway this bottle has a drum and little round cannon balls or grapes at the bottom of it. . . any information would help me so we can toss this thing. Thanks Anna Friday, December 27, 2002 6:45 PM Subject: George Dickel DecanterDigger. . . How can I find someone interested in buying a George Dickel Decanter shaped like the head of a driver (golf) ? Thanks[ Friday, December 27, 2002 8:03 PM Subject: Bardi - Santa Claus wine decanter My father was given a "Bardi" red wine decanter as a gift. I believe in the 70's. My new puppy has recently broken it. I am curious to research the piece and potentially purchase a replacement for him. It is approx. 12-14 " tall. The label indicates the volume to be 4/5 quart. The mouth was round with a cork stopper. It was in the shape of a Santa Claus figure, with a basket of toys "slung" over his back. On the basket is the label which reads all of the following information: "Bottled in Italy by Casa Vinicola BARDI UBALDO, Certaldo (Firenze), Product of Italy". Any insight into this piece would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time and considerations. Regards, ===== regards, Tom "You don't know it yet, but we're the lucky ones" Friday, December 27, 2002 8:24 PM Subject: BottleQuestion Hi I have a bottle I found in the woods in Michigan it has the marks on the bottom E space B &Co Ld and a date 1736 it is dark brown and has air bubbles in the glass and it looks like a pinch bottle with three sides it has abm lines on it on the sides it has a round inlaid circle and a another one smaller one inside that I have looked for info everywhere could you please help me thanks jam ie ginder Friday, December 27, 2002 10:18 PM Subject: 1891 Heinz Hi there! I just found your website. Some friends asked me if I'd help them to get information about some old bottles they dug. They have no idea what they might be worth. Here is a description (and thanks): 1) An octagonal glass bottle with a wide mouth about 7 3/4" tall and 2 3/4" wide with "H. J. Heinz Co. , June9, 1891" imprinted on the bottom. 2) " Warner's Safe Kidney and Liver Cure" with a picture of a safe on it followed by "Rochester, N. Y. ". A "V 1" or "A 1" is printed on the bottom. 3) A "Royal Ruby Anchorglass" red in color, with 40, then 8585 C, and J A (?) imprinted on it. 4) A "Larken Soap Co. " from "Buffalo, N. Y. " imprinted on the bottle. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated Friday, December 27, 2002 10:19 PM Subject: Glass Syringe Hi! Just wrote. They also have a glass syringe that they like any info. on and a metal round bottle. Thanks Saturday, December 28, 2002 12:10 AM Subject: Bottles found digging My stepson found a number of old bottles while doing excavation for construction in southern WI. Here is my attempt at describing them since I have never done it before. Your guide was very helpful but if my description doesn't seem to match reality please let me know and I can try again. I think they are all apothocary bottles. (1) 2 clear square bottles (6 1/2 and 4 5/8) with seam ending below applied square band lip embossed HOLLISTER'S PHARMACY, MADISON, WIS. (2) Aqua rectangular 6 3/4 with seam below applied square band lip embossed SANDFORD'S Jam AICA GINGER THE QUINTESSENCE OF Jam AICA GINGER CHOICE AROMATICS & FRENCH BRANDY REGISTERED 1876. (3) 2 Clear round 2 7/8 with seam below applied square lip and 15 on bottom embossed CHESEBROUGH MFG CO VASOLINE. (4) Aqua 7 3/4 oval with seam below applied sq band lip with 4 on bottom embossed FELLOW'S & CO CHEMISTS ST. JOHN N. B. (5) Aqua rect 6 1/2 with applied double collar with seam below lip and 7 on bottom embossed DR. KING'S NEW DISCOVERY FOR CONSUMPTION. (6) Aqua rect 7 1/2 with applied taper with seam below lip embossed HALL'S BALSam FOR THE LUNGS. (7) Clear oval 5 7/8 with applied sq lip with seam below lip and possible open pontil on bottom embossed PM OLLER OL JECUR CADOR VEP CHRISTIANIA. (8) Clear oval 5 1/2 with applied sq band lip with seam below lip and possible open pontil on bottom embossed with AA PARDEE DRUGGIST MADISON , WIS. and WT & CO USA. (9) Clear 5 5/8 round with long neck and applied taper with seam below lip embossed with COLGATE & CO NEW YORK. (10) Aqua round 9 1/2 with long neck and wide applied taper with seam below lip embossed with FLORIDA WATER MURRAY & LANMAN DRUGGISTS NEW YORK . (11) Clear rect 4 1/2 with applied sq band with seam below lip with arrow or V on bottom embossed with VAUGHN & SAWYER PHARMACISTS 322 WEST MADISON AT CHICAGO. (12) Clear oval 3 3/4 with applied sq band with seam below lip and line in center of bottom embossed with FRED FALK DRUGGIST STOUGHTON WIS. (13) Aqua rect long neck 8 5/8 with wide applied taper with seam below lip and arrow or V on bottom embossed with R V PIERCE MD and DR. PIERCE'S GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVERY and BUFFALO NEW YORK. Saturday, December 28, 2002 10:18 AM Subject: My bottle descriptions I forgot to specify what I was interested in getting answered: The bottles found by my stepson in southern WI need to have the following answers: What kind of bottles are they? Do they all come from the 1800's? What are their approx values? Are they collectable regionally or nationally? Let me know at Thanks, Bruce Gordon Saturday, December 28, 2002 12:06 PM Subject: Bottle found in MontrealI found a bottle during excavation works in the Old Montreal. Here are the specifications. 7'' hight2,25'' diameter Embossing: Stephens 191 Aldersgate st. London (on one side) IV 28 9 Rd V (on the other side) WSquare mouth and neck, with small dripping tip. It's ceramic brown and looks like the old "Bold gin" bottle. There is no dam age or stain, and there was a residue of red liquid inside when found. I'd just like to know the history of this bottle (where it cam e from), if possible the year and the value of it too. Sincerely yours, Jacques Ste-Marie Saturday, December 28, 2002 2:43 PM Subject: Worth of Bottle I have a Jim Beam liquor bottle shaped as a Spark plug. It is a genuine regal china handcrafted bottle never opened. The whiskey is shown as 100 months old and is 80 proof. The bottom shows it was produced in 1977 and shows "C. Miller". The bottle is a 1/5 gallon and was produced for the A C spark plug company. Can you tell me if it has any sale value? Thank you. Saturday, December 28, 2002 4:45 PM Subject: A Question !! HI ! I have a bottle embossed with Chief two Moons, a sad moon at btm, chief in the middle, arms crossed, a smile moon at top. . also embossed Bitter oil the wonderful laxative, 16 in top scroll. Do you know of this bottle, and fear market price. The bottle is 9 inches tall. Thank for any help. Ray Saturday, December 28, 2002 6:17 PM Subject: (no subject) I have a Barsottini Vino Rosso Elk head decanter celebrating the 100th anniversary of the B. P. O. E. (Elks Lodge) from 1968 or 1969. Where can I get any information on the value of this bottle? Thanks for your help Rusty BethleyVivian, Saturday, December 28, 2002 7:08 PM Subject: Milk bottle My name is Vince I would like information on a 1 quart milk bottle. The milk bottle's description is: It is embossed with four circles, with the letters DA in each cicle. The bottom of the bottle has the writing of 29, with what it appears to look like the planet Jupiter with a number 1 inside, and then 5 REC. It then says D A Riverside Calif. Duraglas. Any information on this bottle would be helpful. Saturday, December 28, 2002 7:17 PM Subject: BottleQuestioni would like to know how much money I could get for a bottle I have if I sold it. it is a blue-greenish tint, along with air bubbles which seems to be from a two part mold. The label reads: BUFFALO LITHIA SPRINGS WATER natures materia medica Trademark. In the middle of the label is a hyrogliphic type drawing of an Egyptian pharo w/ a pitcher in his hand. The bottle is 4. 5 in. diameter, 10. 5 in. tall. it originally had a glass stopper and is in mint condition. the bottom of the bottle reads C6. Sunday, December 29, 2002 2:01 PM Subject: Gordons Gin Bottle Hi Digger, I have an old Gordon's Gin bottle believed to be from somewhere around1900. I don't know any information on it other than what is on the label. I contacted a company called United Distillers UK back in 1991 they haven ver seen a Gordon's bottle in this shape before. I was wondering if you would be able to help me find out any information possible on it and what it might be worth. The bottle has a cork and still has the orginal seal on it. It has never been open although it does appear some of the alcohol has evaporated. I am attaching a picture of the bottle . I hope it helps. Sincerely, Barbara Boben-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Saturday, December 28, 2002 9:09 PM Subject: Strange bottle found on Rosenberg, TX farmDear Digger, Recently I found a bottle on our fam ily farm at the flood plain of the Brazos River. It looked like an ordinary soda bottle at first, but once we cleaned it up, we realized it had a strange curved bridge inside, about half way down. It is very thin, and looks like it was blown in the creation of the bottle. There is no label , however, there is the number 20 embossed on the bottom, and the edge of the bottom is etched with hatch marks. We also just noticed some other letters and numbers engraved in the side, w_ 80 ' 2 as best we can make out. Not too sure about the _ and the '. What do you make of it? We are fascinated! Thanks! Sunday, December 29, 2002 5:51 PM Subject: Mosby Bottle Following is a photo of a bottle found in my backyard. Please tell me the age, value of this bottle and if there is a market for this bottle. The bottle is 8 1/2" tall X 1 3/4" deep. It is clear with the following embossing on the front:Konjola A bust of a man Mosby Medicine Co Cincinnati USA The following embossing appears on both sides: Konjola The following embossing appears on the bottom:192a triangle with a T in it. 9Sincerely,Joyce Saturday, December 28, 2002 11:08 PM Subject: Art-deco (?) bottle Digger, Would like info as to age and type of bottle/jar. It is clear, 7-3/4 inch tall, round screw-type mouth about 2-3/4 inch outside diameter. Seam s go through to the lip. Bottle sides (with the seam s) are nearly flat and have a very slight taper downward from the shoulder. The adjacent rounded faces (without seam s) are twice as broad as the sides, and are bordered by a raised design, which looks like three nested letter "W"'s, spaced about 1/4 inch apart, each "W" with very long sides. . On the bottom is "design patented" and in the center bottom is a stylish letter "H" with very short upper legs, and bottom legs cover the letter "A". Under that is the numbering: 5395-3. The glass reflects color in the light, kind of like the way oil on a rain puddle or on the surface of lunchmeat beef reflects it (red-green-purple swirls) Charlie Sunday, December 29, 2002 12:24 AM Subject: Tam pa cider & vinegar co Tam pa fla12-29-02 Digger , I purchased a Light blue-green bottle yesterday for$ 5. 00. 7 inches high cast bottle flat bottom with t c & v co on bottom and tam pa cider & vinegar co in a semi circle and Tam PA FLA in the center cast into the bottles front. The bottle looks like 1920-30 mfg. . It has a strange 2 inch wire (brass dimpled loop) that terminates in a lead stopper that loosely fits the tapered inside of the neck and when tipped to pour the lead stopper drops out a quarter of an inch and when the bottle is righted the lead rests or jam s in the tapered neck. The top of the stopper has letters stamped into the lead a couple of w's and h's. Was this style of stopper used exclusively for vinegar and did the stopper come with the bottle of vinegar at purchase? Sincerely Ross Robert

Sunday, December 29, 2002 5:44 PM Subject: BottleQuestion I would like to know price for an am ber color bottle "Dr. Thacher's Vegetable Syrup Chattanooga, Tenn. " Thanks

Sunday, December 29, 2002 7:13 PM Subject: age of jarsI just started looking into collecting items as a hobby and found a couple of bottles that might get me more interested in bottles. 1) I found a four-sided Atlas Mason jar (no cap) that has a griddle cake recipe on one side and a waffle recipe on the other. I assume it may have had maple syrup in it at one time. 1K4630 is stamped on the bottom. Can you give me an age approximation and worth of this bottle? 2) I also found a half-pint Old Quaker bottle (with cap) and it has a Quaker embossed on the bottle. Lou-D-2 and M-858 are stamped on the bottom. Can you give me an age approximation and worth of this bottle also? 3) If I could only afford to purchase 1 or possibly 2 books on collecting bottles, what would you recommend? Thanks!!

Sunday, December 29, 2002 9:49 PM Hi, it seems I have run across an coca cola bottle which says "soda water" then property of coca cola. Its four sided with some sort of shape at the bottom of each side. At the very bottom it says "Austin tex". Near the bottom its has the following: pat. oct 31 1916 nov. 14 1922. Its clear yet has a greenish tint to it. any info would be helpful. thanx alot. kay

Sunday, December 29, 2002 10:01 PM Subject: case gins I am looking for someone who could help me identify a case gin bottle. Do you know anyone who specializes in this area.

Sunday, December 29, 2002 11:30 PM Subject: Mennen Hard Hat after shave bottle I haven't been able to find any information out about a bottle I have. It is shaped like a man with a orange hat that says Mennen Hard Hat. Any information on how much it is worth and how old it is would be appreciated. Thank you, Ellen

Monday, December 30, 2002 5:51 AM Subject: Hello help me plz Sorry, I speak french ! J'ai trouv une bouteille allemande datant de la premire guerre mondiale. Voici quelques informations la concernant : - hauteur : 26 cm- forme : octogone allong ( 9 cm x 7,5 )- couleur du verre : brun . - inscriptions : sur une face, J. A GILKA BERLIN sur l'autre face, Schtzen Str. N 9. face infrieure prsentant des armoiries. Je voudrais savoir, plz, qui tait ce producteur et quelle boisson tait contenue dans ce type de bouteille. Merci ( thx ).

Monday, December 30, 2002 9:37 AM Subject: Re: Mennen Hard Hat after shave bottle Digger, for some reason your message was removed from my e-mail like it had a virus, not sure. But could you please send me the info again. I appreciate it. Ellen

Monday, December 30, 2002 8:27 am Subject: Re: Mennen Hard Hat after shave bottle

Monday, December 30, 2002 2:59 PM Subject: Vulcan Milk Bottle Iam looking for a bottle from somewhere around Freeport Illinois. The name was Vulcan or a spelling similar to that, in the dairy business. Are you fam iliar with such a bottle and do you know where a person could find such? Thank you.

Monday, December 30, 2002 6:11 PM Subject: enjoyed your site have a question Digger, Worth of jim beam decanter , "'minute women" convention series I think. 1989, Boston Mass listed on side. Label is perfect, bottle beautiful, base has adhesive velcro holding woman to base. not sure if this was done by manufacturer ? do you know worth or value, want to list on ebay I think. Thank you , Janine Tribolet

Saturday, December 28, 2002 4:45 PM Subject :A Question !!H I ! I have a bottle embossed with Chief two Moons, a sad moon at btm, chief in the middle, arms crossed, a smile moon at top.. Also embossed Bitter oil the wonderful laxative, 16 in top scroll. Do you know of this bottle, and fear market price. The bottle is 9 inches tall. Thank for any help. Ray

Sunday, December 29, 2002 12:24 AM Subject : Tampa cider & vinegar co Tampa fla12-29-02 Digger , I purchaced a Light blue-green bottle yesterday for $5.00. 7 inches high cast bottle flat bottom with t c & v co on bottom and tampa cider & vinegar co in a sim I circle and TAMPA FLA in the center cast into the bottles front. The bottle looks like 1920-30 mfg. . It has a strange 2 inch wire (brass dimpled loop) that terminates in a lead stopper that loosely fits the tapered inside of the neck and when tipped to pour the lead stopper drops out a quarter of an inch and when the bottle is righted the lead rests or jams in the tapered neck.The top of the stopper has letters stamped into the lead a couple of ws and hs.Was this style of stopper used exclusively for vinegar and did the stopper come with the bottle of vinegar at purchase? Sincerely Ross Robert Sunday, December 29, 2002 10:01 PM Subject : case gins I am looking for someone who could help me identify a case gin bottle. Do you know anyone who specializes in this area. Monday, December 30, 2002 5:51 AM Subject : Hello help me plzsorry, I speak french ! Ja I trouv une bouteille allemande datant de la premire guerre mondiale. Voic I quelques informations la concernant : - hauteur : 26 cm- forme : octogone allong ( 9 cm x 7,5 )- couleur du verre : brun .- Inscriptions : sur une face, J.A GILKA BERLIN sur lautre face, Schtzen Str. N 9. Face infrieure prsentant des armoiries. Je voudrais savoir, plz, qu I tait ce producteur et quelle boisson tait contenue dans ce type de bouteille. Merc I ( thx ). Monday, December 30, 2002 6:11 PM Subject: enjoyed your site have a qquestion Digger , Worth of jim beam decanter , minute women convention series I think. 1989, Boston Mass listed on side. Label is perfect, bottle beautiful, base has adhesive velcro holding woman to base. Not sure if this was done by manufacturer ? Do you know worth or value, want to list on ebay I think. Thank you , Janine Tribolet Tuesday, December 31, 2002 2:03 PM Subject : (no subject) Digger , I found a brown stopper bottle withe the words White Sail and a picture of a sail boat on it. The number4 on the bottom of the bottle. I was wondering what type of bottle it could be? Thanks for your help. Lisa [ Tuesday, December 31, 2002 9:00 PM Subject: (no subject) H I I HAVE A GEORGE DICKEL TENNESSEE WHISKY BOTTLE THAT BELONGED IN TO MY GREAT GRANDFATHER AND I DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT IT HE IS NO LONGER HER ANDIT IS A BROWN LIKE A GOOSE NECK BOTTLE WITH A LEATHER HANDLE AND A LEATHERSTRAP THAT HOLD THE CORK ON AND ON THE BOTTLE AROUND THE BOTTLE IT IS LEATHERAND IT SAY DICKEL TENNESSEE ON THE BOTTLE HAS A DATE OCTOBER 1964 IT STILLHAS THE GOLD STICKER ON FRONT AND THE HANDLE EVEN SAYS DICKEL TENNESSEE I WAS JUST WONDERING IF IT IS WORTH ANYTHING PLEASE E-MAIL ME BACK Saturday, December 28, 2002 4:45 PM Subject : A Question !!H I ! I have a bottle embossed with Chief two Moons, a sad moon at btm, chief in the middle, arms crossed, a smile moon at top.. Also embossed Bitter oil the wonderful laxative, 16 in top scroll. Do you know of this bottle, and fear market price. The bottle is 9 inches tall. Thank for any help. Ray Sunday, December 29, 2002 12:24 AM Subject : Tampa cider & vinegar co Tampa fla12-29-02 Digger , I purchaced a Light blue-green bottle yesterday for$ 5.00. 7 inches high cast bottle flat bottom with t c & v co on bottom and tampa cider & vinegar co in a sim I circle and TAMPA FLA in the center cast into the bottles front. The bottle looks like 1920-30 mfg. . It has a strange 2 inch wire (brass dimpled loop) that terminates in a lead stopper that loosely fits the tapered inside of the neck and when tipped to pour the lead stopper drops out a quarter of an inch and when the bottle is righted the lead rests or jams in the tapered neck.The top of the stopper has letters stamped into the lead a couple of ws and hs.Was this style of stopper used exclusively for vinegar and did the stopper come with the bottle of vinegar at purchase? Sincerely Ross Robert

Sunday, December 29, 2002 10:01 PM Subject : case gins I am looking for someone who could help me identify a case gin bottle. Do you know anyone who specializes in this area.

Monday, December 30, 2002 5:51 AM Subject : Hello help me plzsorry, I speak french ! Ja I trouv une bouteille allemande datant de la premire guerre mondiale. Voic I quelques informations la concernant : - hauteur : 26 cm- forme : octogone allong ( 9 cm x 7,5 )- couleur du verre : brun .- Inscriptions : sur une face, J.A GILKA BERLIN sur lautre face, Schtzen Str. N 9. Face infrieure prsentant des armoiries. Je voudrais savoir, plz, qu I tait ce producteur et quelle boisson tait contenue dans ce type de bouteille. Merc I ( thx ).

Monday, December 30, 2002 6:11 PM Subject: enjoyed your site have a qquestion Digger , Worth of jim beam decanter , minute women convention series I think. 1989, Boston Mass listed on side. Label is perfect, bottle beautiful, base has adhesive velcro holding woman to base. Not sure if this was done by manufacturer ? Do you know worth or value, want to list on ebay I think. Thank you , Janine Tribolet

Tuesday, December 31, 2002 2:03 PM Subject : (no subject) Digger , I found a brown stopper bottle withe the words White Sail and a picture of a sail boat on it. The number4 on the bottom of the bottle. I was wondering what type of bottle it could be? Thanks for your help. Lisa

Tuesday, December 31, 2002 9:00 PM Subject: (no subject) H I I HAVE A GEORGE DICKEL TENNESSEE WHISKY BOTTLE THAT BELONGED IN TO MY GREAT GRANDFATHER AND I DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT IT HE IS NO LONGER HER ANDIT IS A BROWN LIKE A GOOSE NECK BOTTLE WITH A LEATHER HANDLE AND A LEATHERSTRAP THAT HOLD THE CORK ON AND ON THE BOTTLE AROUND THE BOTTLE IT IS LEATHERAND IT SAY DICKEL TENNESSEE ON THE BOTTLE HAS A DATE OCTOBER 1964 IT STILLHAS THE GOLD STICKER ON FRONT AND THE HANDLE EVEN SAYS DICKEL TENNESSEE I WAS JUST WONDERING IF IT IS WORTH ANYTHING PLEASE E-MAIL ME BACK[

Tuesday, December 31, 2002 9:33 AM Subject: Meadowsweet Cologne Bottle Hi. I cam e upon your site today and I think I have a barber bottle. I found it in a flea market after Christmas. It is clear, frosted, heavy glass, about 8-9 inches tall, has a plasticine-lined metal screw top with separate shaker top, which is painted pink and chipping. All pieces are intact. On one side of the bottle are the words, "Meadowsweet Cologne". The word, "Meadowsweet " is painted in pink and "Cologne" in light green; there are two meadowsweet blossoms painted in light pink on either side of the words. On the bottom of the bottle are some numbers, but no letters, and no other apparent labeling. I had to have it the second I saw it because it was very, very charming, and "shabby chic", matching my pink, beige, and green bathroom and other shabby chic things. Also, on the sam e day I bought an old Mary Kay Cosmetics men's cologne bottle, of black (looks like smoky topaz under bright light) glass, with a screw top of solid silver metal shaped like a crown. Inside the crown is thick, black velvet lining. The label says "Mr. K", and I bought it because my husband is "Mr. K". Can you tell me anything about these two items? I would appreciate any reply. Thank you

Tuesday, December 31, 2002 12:56 PM Subject: dr pepper bottle I found a dr pepper bottle 6oz . it has dr pepper engraved on one side in a angle. on the other side it has dr pepper logo 10 2 4 with dr pepper in the center. on the bottom it has duraglas in cursive and Jackson tenn and a 9 some kind of symbol and 55. can you give me any kind of date and does it have any value.

Tuesday, December 31, 2002 2:03 PM Subject: (no subject)Digger, I found a brown stopper bottle with the words White Sail and a picture of a sail boat on it. the number4 on the bottom of the bottle. I was wondering what type of bottle it could be? thanks for your help. Lisa

Tuesday, December 31, 2002 4:19 PM Subject: Bottle QuestionDigger: In Feb 2001 a lady nam ed Verla asked you about a bottle that was the Sanitary Freezer mgf by Consolidated Mfg. Co. of Hartford, conn between Feb 14, 1899 and july 15, 1902. I have one in my possession also. It is an ice cream maker of some type (I collect old ones). Curious if you have found anything out on it since your Feb 01 writing. Michael Widler

Tuesday, December 31, 2002 4:59 PM Subject: hey there ? on old root beer bottles i looked them up already and I could not find a price on any of them. . . they are ceramic root beer bottles "dr swett's original root beer" the bottom half is white ceramic and the top half is brown ceramic. . and the label is in a circular shape around the side of the bottle. . . . . it looks like they are painted on. . . . . . I was wonder in what the price is of these bottles, or if they are common or not. . . . . thanks for the help, dave

Tuesday, December 31, 2002 8:41 PM Subject: cherry cola bottle Good Evening, My son has found a cherry cola bottle that may have been bottled in Tuskegee, Al. The bottle is made of green glass. We were told the bottling plant shut down around 1919. Wish I had a picture. Any info. would be appreciated. I Rodgers

Monday, December 30, 2002 10:32 AM Subject :Re: Your scroll flask thank you. I appreciate the prompt & honest answer. Ray Brooks

Monday, December 30, 2002 8:28 AM s ubject: Your scroll flask Ray, In my opinion your flask is a repro. The bottle is shown in Mckearin and Wilsons book on American bottles. They state it was probably blown in the1950s possibly by the Blenko Glass works in WV. The lip was formed in amold then reheated and tooled. The shiny appearance it also a clue. The only thing that I wonder about is that you state it has an iron pontil. Ihad a question about a similar bottle on my site ( I believe in a similarcolor) No scroll flasks are known in ruby red. Digger I will send this response via mail as well. Digger

Saturday, December 07, 2002 9:11 PM Subject: (no subject) <prelooking to find the value of an unopened bottle of Seagrams V.O.Canadian Whisky dated 1951. Has satin case. Has three serial numbers includingu.S, Canadian and state of Ohio. Thank you for any information

Saturday, December 07, 2002 9:51 PM Subject :Erven Lucas bols Hello , I have a question about a bottle that I inherited some years ago from my grandparents. It is a heavy glass bottle with 4 compartments and in each are the following...Apricot Liqueur, Creme De Menthe, Cherry Liqueur, and Curacao Triple Sec. It is still sealed, never opened. The label says Erven Lucas Bols, then it says The Jos. Garneau Co, New York NY and the seal number is 503885664. The bottom of the bottle is embossed Made In France. Each compartment has pint of each of the liqueurs mentioned above. Can you tell me how much this bottle is worth and how old it is? Id appreciate any info you can give me. Sincerely, Jennifer A Acosta

Sunday, December 08, 2002 5:09 AM Subject : Jim Beam decanter Digger , was just referred to your site by a search....we just picked up at an Estate Sale a Jim Beam Decanter from the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair, it also has Century 21 on the side. Is this worth anything, I know that some Jim Beam Decanters are worth something just curious about this one.

Sunday, December 08, 2002 4:02 PM Subject : bolsh I Digger , I have a full sealed bottle of Bols Creme de Menthe that is also a music bottle. When you pick the bottle up, it plays music. The bottle is shaped almost like a woman in a flared dress. The number on the seal is 36-1310280. Can you identify this bottle for me and let me know if it is valuable? My husband says yes... I say no. Thank you

Sunday, December 08, 2002 7:21 PM Subject: 1969 Hillbilly decanter Hi, I have a 1969 Hillbilly decanter. On the bottom of it are the letters and numbers D-379. 139 beneath that. I was wondering if you had any imformation about it? Attached is a pic of it I found. If its worth anything Ill sell it, if its not, Ill keep it cause its funky! Ilike funky, hehe. I would appreciate any response from you as to what its worth. If you dont know, thats o.k. Too. Just, a response would be nice. Thank you, Kimberly

Sunday, December 08, 2002 7:06 PM Subject: (no subject) I hope you can help I have a genever gin bottle that is not glass ,looks to be pottery , I t is a brown color, has genever lucas bols amsterdam, stamped into the bottle around the top. This bottle is still full and has the seal in place ( it is a us seal with the numbers cin-1-67 on the left side and 652024540 on the right. The bottle and all labels are in good shape I am wondering what it might be worth. Thank you

Tuesday, December 10, 2002 1:06 PM what about the red seal company bottles same color as palmers? Dont see any in my searchs

Tuesday, December 10, 2002 2:34 PM Subject: This Bottle Never Sold? Hello there! I was wondering if you had any idea of the dates for bottles embossed on the body around the bottom, that say: THIS BOTTLE NEVER SOLD. They appear to be on soda bottles. I cant find any information on these guys, though they seem so familiar. Much obliged, christina

Tuesday, December 10, 2002 3:56 PM Subject: question. Im trying to date (to plus or minus 5 years) a piece of old medical glass. The Manufacturer is S. Maw, Son & Thompson. I think the best way to bracket it is the firms name, since the name changes over time. Ideas on how to trace a date of origin?

Tuesday, December 10, 2002 5:44 PM Subject : Bottle Info pleasegood day, I am looking for information on a soda bottle that I found when I was a kid. No one can find exact information about it. The bottle is BIM, Aqua (clear) Green, with a crown top which has two small lip chips, uneven base with Embossed Angel Script P on it. Embossed writing on the front & back of bottle is also Angel Script Parfay a 45 degree angle. I would place the condition between good to very good due to the small chips at the top. No case wear is noticeable though. There are some small bubbles in the glass as well. At the bottom, in embossed standard block script letters says REGISTERED PARFAY CO DAYTON O. On the other side of the base it says NET CONTENTS 6 FL OZ. Just below this is a bottle mark that I cannot make out fully but it appears to be 19 N. What makes this bottle so unique to me is I have been able to find bottles marked from Toledo (brown), and Cincinnati I but I cannot find any that says there was ever a Parfay bottling company in Dayton O. I have been searching local bottle collectors, Ebay, Google, you name it, since I was 11 years old. I found the bottle in 1976 in Waynesville Ohio. Waynesville, being the Antique Capital of the Midwest, I took it immediately down to the local bottle collector called Bottle Works, the elderly lady there looked in here books, but could only find Parfay Cincinnat I O. She offered me $35.00, but I turned it down. I hope you can either shed some light on this bottle or any information on the Parfay Company itself. If you do not have any information on this, will you please direct me to someone that may? I have e-mailed others and have not found a response yet. I was very happy to stumble onto your site accidentally today and suprised to see you are located in Mason OH... Is this correct? Thanks for your time and consideration, Gregory E. Armstrong Wednesday, December 11, 2002 7:33 PM Subject: UNIQUE HAVE----SEAGRAM SEVEN CROWN 86 PROOF AM.BLENDED WHISKY LAWRENCEBURG,IND-RELAY,MD.RED DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 1/5 TAX STAMP ON SIDE!RED U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE #34068300.----ALSO HAIG & HAIG LABEL ED 4/5 QUART PINCH NEW IN BOX PURCHASED IN 1948 SCOTCH GOLD & BLUE TAX STAMP(PA) INTERNAL REVENUE #69100973 .SEALED ND FULL!!ANY IDEA AS TO THE VALUE OF THESE? Thursday, December 12, 2002 10:56 PM Subject : Larkin Co. Tennessee Red Cedar chesthi- I was given a Larkin Co. Tennessee Red Cedar Chest. If you can give me any information, or know of someone who can, please contact me. Ive attached a couple of pictures of itmaybe that will help. Thank you for your time. Kimberly Gutter Thursday, December 12, 2002 7:29 AM Subject : Austin Nichols Wild Turkey decanters I have a set of Austin Nichls Wild Turkey Decanters...the full size. They are a set of eight. Could you give me an idea of the price of these decanters? The liquor is no longer in them as they are quite old.Thank youjoan Ewer Friday, December 13, 2002 9:27 AM Subject: Question Hello Digger We live in the UK and have recently purchased a pottery bottle described at auction as a 1930s P Garnier of Paris Abricotine bottle modeled as a black poodle, with original cork and corkscrew lead by Dugrien, Paris. It is about 9 tall and still contains most of the original liqueur!!! It is black with a red collar. Would very much appreciate it you, or someone else, is able to give us any information on Garnier or Dugrien, particularly if this bottle was being produced in the 1930s. We shall resist the temptation to sample the contents over the coming festive season!!! John and Diane Stone Sunday, December 15, 2002 3:33 PM Subject : decanter I have a Jim Beam Nevada Centennial decanter year 1864 -1964 in mint condition could you tell me something about it please. Thanks Pat sis & pat Saturday, December 14, 2002 2:28 AM Subject: (no subject) Do you have any books on mineral bottles? Dennis Sunday, December 15, 2002 5:28 PM Subject : (no subject)Dear Digger , I have the same Bols Creme de Menthe musical bottle that another writer wrote about in May 2001, however, mine has an unbroken goverment seal the says Bols Distributing Co, Inc. New York, and other than it stating Artificially colored, 20/32 quart, Produce of Holland, and 60 proof the other text on the labels are not in English. My question is this: do these differences change your response for me, as far as rarity, value, etc. Ive attached the other writers question and your answer for your convenience. Thank you. Rochelle Fair Digger : I am enclosing a picture of a antique bottle. It was bottled by Erven Lucas Bols. It is a green Creme de Menthe Bottle. It is a musical bottle. On the bottom of the bottle is says the bottle was made in France, musical unit made in Switzerland. I think it plays when we All pull together or something like that. It is a quart sized bottle, 60 proof liquor. The date on the small label on the front says January 1868. The cap is metal on a cork. The lid says Erven Lucas Bols, Amsterdam, anno 1575. It says it is a product of Holland. The bottle is in mint condition with all label s and the music box works perfectly. Please let us know what you can find out. We would like to know its age, history, rarity, and value to insure it. Thank You, Buzz Evans I guess I would say the bottle was made after 1915 and possible before prohibition. In the larger picture you sent me the small label on the front is clearly the same trademark as the one above registered in 1915. Since most of the printing on the bottle is in English, I assume it was made by Bols for export to the US. Since no liquor was imported during prohibition it probably wasnt made between 1918 and 1932. Since it apparently does not contain the Federal Law Forbids... Statement, Id guess it was pre-prohibition. Id guess a value of$50. Digger

Sunday, December 15, 2002 11:03 PM Subject : strange bottle available wow I havent visited in a while. Great site. You have always seemed a class act I hope you are being rewarded I had this bottle for years and its a mystery Id like to solve before selling. It measures 14 SLIGHTLY COLORED AND HAS BALL AND CLAW BUT IN INVERTED POSITION. WHAT DO YOU THINK THANK yousteve

Sunday, December 15, 2002 9:22 PM Subject : antique I have an old antique bottle that has a doctors name on it.my dad said it was old but I want to know how much it is worth and how old it is. The doctors name on the bottle saysdr. W.B. Caldwel.if you could give me any iformation about the bottle it would be greatly appreciated. I would order the magazine but I do not have enough money saved up for it. Thank you, Emily Barber[

Sunday, December 15, 2002 11:45 PM Subject : can you help meh I I have a weird story on how I found this really old bottle. But Ill just tell you this. It says Dr. Miles Restorative Nervine. I live in seattle washington. I was wondering the bottles history and the value of it. Please help me, it would mean alot to me.[Horizontal Rule]

Tuesday, December 17, 2002 2:07 PM Subject : I need some infohi, my name is Michele wallen, I am a decendant of the clevenger brothers,(my great grandparents are pearl Clevenger and thomas headly, my grandparents were wilbert and wilberta wallen and my parents are john and marge wallen. I just bought a wheaton/nuline commemorative decanter of woodrow Wilson for \$5 at a flea market, my dad was working at wheatons during the time they came out, I was wondering if you could tell me more about it, and any other info you can send me. I am starting to do a search about clevengers and wheatons and such. I have heard that there is a book on the clevenger brothers,but I havent found it, I was wondering if you have and any info you can give me on it, plus what the decanter is worth,it is blue in color, it says dec 28,1856 woodrow Wilson feb3 1924. On the front and on the back it says Wilsons famous fourteen points the league of nations,THOMAS woodrow WILSON 28TH PRESIDENT 1913-1921(it actually had a lower case r in Woodrow, if that makes a difference.) On the bottom it says Wheatons first edition, it came in the original box, its showing its age, discolored and such. but the glass looks good. I wish I could send a picture but I cant.any info will be good. Also at the same market they had 3 others,1 was of another president( I dont remember which one) it was a brownish amber, and the other 2 were the same brownish amber, but of smaller circular shape, I dont remember what they had on it though. plus I saw the Avon looking glass auto containers, most were blue or reddish in color. thanks for your time, Michele wallen,ps if there is any info you need to send by mail my address is 1316 15th st vero beach, Florida 32960.thank you again.-----------------

Tuesday, December 17, 2002 6:27 PM Subject : sterling, Illinois can you tell me the value of a bottle that says fh johns, sterling ,Illinois. It is about six inches tall, the glass is a clear green with swirls that mayy come from age. It looks like it may have had a cork in it at one time to close it. Can you identify this

Tuesday, December 17, 2002 6:35 PM Subject: Information I have some old Avon bottles, are they worth any money? The ones I have are shaped in different styles, like a motorcycle, football the world,horsehead and ect. Please let me know if you are interested or if you know of anyone that may want to puchase these old Avon bottles Thank you I will be urgently awaiting your reply

Wednesday, December 18, 2002 1:22 AM Subject : Nubian tea just curious as Im just getting back into this hobby after 20 plus years dormant. Nubian Tea, a large bottle (not the smallest), what range should I expect in cost? Thanks, Eric ---

Saturday, December 21, 2002 3:21 PM Subject : can you help me hi, I am in possession of an ink bottle and I dont know what it is called or what its price is, I cant find information on it anywhere. I was wondering if you could help me there. I has an embossing on the base that reads No 5 Sanford patented Nov 17,1891 and Nov 22, 1892. The mouth is Bimal. The shape is Oblong and looks like a baby bootie. The color is aqua, and there is a place to lay pen, and an indention for blotting powder. The condition is dug, with no chips or cracks. The base measures 3in long and 2in wide. Its height is 2 1/2in tall. Please help me with this task. Sincerely yours, Ian Nagy

Wednesday, December 18, 2002 7:46 PM Subject :J.A. gilka I have a bottle of liquor which is amber in color, has a silver color wrap around the cap with 1836 stamped on it and a red and off white label going from side to side over the silver wrap on the cap, it has the number 36-0108915, 34/ quart, U.S. Internal Revenue, on the other side it has Gilka Kummel, Meyer & Lange, New York, N.Y. stamped on it. Looking at the bottle, on the left side Berlin is embossed, on the right side Gilka is embossed on the bottom is 071 Db embossed, the bottom of the bottle is not flat, the mod seam as far as I can tell goes to the top of the bottle. Federal Law forbids sale or reuse of this bottle is embossed on the front of the bottle above the label .The label has a black strip that reads 100th Anniversary 1836-1936 Gold Medal Paris 1937. It looks as though there are different types of coins on the label , Berliner Gilka=Kummel, J.A. Gilka, Berlin S.W., 9. Schutzen Strasse 9 is written on the label , on each side of the label at the bottom is a picture of a woman holding wheat and the other is holding some kind of bottle. The bottle is in good shape, the label around the top(the one from side to side) is somewhat torn but otherwise in good shape. Im wondering if you can tell me what the bottle is worth and approximately how old it is? Thank You

Thursday, December 19, 2002 7:46 PM Subject : Austin Nichols Hello , I have two Austin Nichols Wild Turkey decanters: opened 1979 Series I I #1 w/ original box (satin finish) opened 1980 Series I I #2 w/original box (satin finish)Can you tell me the value? It is really hard to find information on the internet about this Series. I appreciate any help you can give me. Sincerely, Cind I Doman[

Thursday, December 19, 2002 10:26 PM Subject : DOCT. MARSHALL.S-CATARRH SNUFF???H I I HAVE A CLEAR BOTTLE THAT IS ABOUT 31/2 TALL WITHDOCT. MARSHALL.S-CATARRH SNUFF ON THE SIDE OF IT.WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THIS? I ALSO HAVE A OLD CANNING JAR WITH LID AND A POMMEL MARK ON THE BOTTOM. IT MAKER IS (DREY PERFECT MASON) WHAT IS ITS VALUETHANK YOU FOR YOUR HELPLORETTA

Friday, December 20, 2002 9:21 AM Subject : (no subject)H I Digger , My name is Ken Int-Hout, and I have a question about a bottle that saysdeath DUST. It is aqua in color, round, 4-15/16 tall, similar in shape to KC-40, alsoembossed on shoulder A.C. MEYER&CO., Other side on shoulderdeath DUST. #2 EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM. Any info on this bottle would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU, have a good day.

Saturday, December 21, 2002 10:41 AM Subject : 1964 factory sealed botle of crown royal I have a 1964 factory sealed bottle (with bag and box) and I would like to sell it. Where do I sell it? Can you tell me how much it might be worth?

Sunday, December 22, 2002 6:14 PM Subject : Jic jac I have a 1959 Jic Jac bottle put out by the Coco-Cola Bottling Co. Of Clinton, Mo. It is a 12 oz bottle. I check their website in St. Louis, and all they show are cans and up to 10 oz bottles. Do you know what the value might be.Thanks, Bobby

Sunday, December 22, 2002 7:01 PM Subject : Old schenleyh I Digger : I have a full bottle of Old Schenley Straight Bourban Whiskey. The seal has never been broken. Bottled for Schenley Distributors Inc. New York, N.Y.It is a dark bottle with a tan label red ribbon around neck and secured under the label . It states Bottled in BondThe seal going arcoss the top of the bottle says The Geo. T. Stagg Company - The very top has a gentlemans picture - then continues to the other side were it has the numbers 00129950 1942 Spring 1950.Could you please tell me anything you might know about this. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,Gary [Horizontal Rule]                                               Sunday,

Sunday, December 22, 2002 9:36 PM Subject : parfumeur Hello Digger , Know you get thousands of questions so am aware of how busy you are. I was given a bottle that says Lundborg Parfumeur. Havent been able to dig anything up on the name. Bottle is about 3.5 inches high with a top that either had a stopper of some type or a cork. Looks like it would hold a couple of ounces. Could you steer me in the right direction. Thanks,Diane

Monday, December 23, 2002 10:45 AM Subject : h clay gloverwhile digging in my back yard I found an glass amber bottle all that it says in it is on one side h. Clay glover, co, on the other side it says new york on the bottom it says .5, a (circled), and 55 the top is inverted with a hole. The only information I can find about glover co. Is that he was a veterinarian. The bottle itself is about 7 tall and in great condition no chips or cracks. Any information ?thanksvickie Petchner

Monday, December 23, 2002 4:57 PM Subject : glass stopperdear All, I have a set of 4 antique crystal liquor bottles with cut glass stoppers in a wooden case.One of the stoppers is stuck in the bottle neck. Probably some port wine (sugar?) Glued the stopper to the bottle.How can I prise off this stopper without breaking the neck of the bottle? Thank you for your advice. Theo Compernolle.

Thursday, December 26, 2002 12:22 AM Subject : Spring Lake Sour Mash bourbanattached are photos of a bottle I believe is over 100 years old. The bottle is white with red lettering There is a a circle reading H. E?renberg Little Rock Ark.Proprietor ( the ? Represents what I think was an h - it is worn enough in the one place to obscure the letter.) Markings on the bottom read K, T & K China I was told that is was from between 1865 - 1870. Any ideas you could give me on its origin/age/value would be appreciated. Rob perry

Tuesday, December 24, 2002 12:49 PM Subject : Meister brau I saw a question on your web site where someone was asking how much they could get for a Meister Brau bottle. I would be very interested in speaking with this person. I would like to buy it from this person. My father had been drinking this beer for as long as I could remember and was very depressed when they went under. If you know of anyone that has any Meister Brau memorabilia, or even better, any unopened cans or bottles, I would be very interested.Thank you,Donny

Wednesday, December 25, 2002 6:25 PM Subject : (no subject) I found a bottle in the woods near my home recently. The bottle is about 7.5 tall and about 1.5 thick and 34 wide. It is a brown color like many medicine bottles. Around the top of the bottle at the base of the neck it says, FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR RE-USE OF THIS BOTTLEOn the bottom of the bottle are the numbers, 2 3-D-7 44, and the letters MTC.if you have any information on this bottle please let me know.Thanks,

Wednesday, December 25, 2002 7:14 PM Subject: Field Birds by A. Singer 1969 H I Digger . I was wondering how many editions (birds) belong to the 1969 Field Birds decanter collection that was distributed by the Dant Distillery Co. ..... Also, can you tell me what they are? Thanks a lot.

Thursday, December 26, 2002 11:01 PM Subject: Canadian Club H I Digger , I have two bottles, fifths, of Canadian Club Whiskey, sealed, stamped 1965, can you tell me their worth as I want to sell them. Thankyou

Friday, December 27, 2002 6:45 PM Subject : George Dickel decanter Digger ...How can I find someone interested in buying a George Dickel Decanter shaped like the head of a driver (golf) ? Thanks Don

Friday, December 27, 2002 8:03 PM Subject: Bard I - Santa Claus wine decanter My father was given a Bardi red wine decanter as a gift. I believe in the 70s. My new puppy has recently broken it. I am curious to research the piece and potentially purchase a replacement for him. It is approx. 12-14 tall. The label indicates the volume to be 4/5 quart. The mouth was round with a cork stopper. It was in the shape of a Santa Claus figure, with a basket of toys slung over his back. On the basket is the label which reads all of the following information: Bottled in Italy by Casa Vinicola BARD I UBALDO, Certaldo (Firenze), Product of Italy. Any insight into this piece would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time and considerations. Regards, ===== regards, Tom You dont know it yet, but were the lucky ones -Anonymous

Friday, December 27, 2002 10:18 PM Subject: 1891 Heinz H I there! I just found your website. Some friends asked me if Id help them to get information about some old bottles they dug. They have no idea what they might be worth. Here is a description (and thanks): 1) An octagonal glass bottle with a wide mouth about 7 tall and 2 wide with H. J. Heinz Co., June9, 1891 imprinted on the bottom. 2) Warners Safe Kidney and Liver Cure with a picture of a safe on it followed by Rochester, N.Y.. A V 1 or A 1 is printed on the bottom. 3) A Royal Ruby Anchorglass red in color, with 40, then 8585 C, and J A (?) Imprinted on it. 4) A Larken Soap Co. From Buffalo, N.Y. imprinted on the bottle. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated

Friday, December 27, 2002 10:19 PM Subject: Glass Syringe Hi! Just wrote. They also have a glass syringe that they like any info. On and a metal round bottle. Thanks.

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