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    Posted 5 years ago

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    These are one of the first bottles i purchased, about a decade ago. I think they are all pre-1900, my guess is alcoholic beverages.
    I found that "J.A. Anderson Brewer Morpeth" bottle had champagne in it, but that's all there's is on this bottle out there.
    The flask has "Full Pint" embossed on it. The rest are unmarked.

    I would appreciate any additional information on their age, purpose, manufacturer or other interesting facts!

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    1. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      The tall amber was likely a whiskey. So too was the flask. The flask may be newer, up to 1920 (if tooled, not machine-made.) Flasks with that top were continued into the 1910s. The most common blob-top shards you'll find are flasks in clear/pinkish from the sun. *Found one next to a fast-food joint called Wendy's.* LOL.
      Had it a glass-maker marked, it would have been more collectible although these are often "window displays" for colour. The latest fad in the bottle-world is collecting by glass-maker.

      Your Anders bottle has the appearance of a back-bar bottle-- the kind that are not sold to customers, but used to pour their drinks from, and is a very handsome bottle with a nice double collar. These, I believe (not sure as they're out of my collecting area) are often called whiskey-cylinders as well.

      Your other bottle is almost certainly British in origin, probably a three-piece mold (there is a "ring" about center on it, a seam, and if a set of vertical seams come off of that, it's a 3-piece mold.)
      This style looks pre-1910, but the British continued blobs into the 1930s. This was likely an ale bottle, exported by the millions yearly. I had one just like it, but darker with numerous flaws from its creation, which now resides with a friend who collects bottles to study. I see on its base what might be a "K." They were often embossed with a letter, number, both, or more, on the base. At this point, I'm not sure what they mean.
    2. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Spirit, thank you so very much for such a detailed description of the bottles, and the time you always take to be so thorough! Your passion is truly contagious.
      I don't know how i didn't notice "K" on the bottom of a 3-piece mold bottle, but i've realized that every time i go through my collection i notice something new as i gain more knowledge. So far, i've learned that a lot of my bottles are 1) pretty common, 2) not that valuable because of the damage i overlooked at the time, and 3) are overpaid LOL

      But it's still great to have a bit of history to go with them, for which i thank you again =)
    3. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Nicefice, aura, officialfuel, Caperkid, blunderbuss, bottle-bud, Trey- thank very much for the loves! Much appreciated.
    4. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      Over-paying is ok unless you intend to sell. I overpay at times, knowingly, to get certain pieces.
    5. davekelejian, 5 years ago
      Right on the mark SpiritBear! I have paid a premium for items that are going into one of my collections. I do buy and sell as I am sure most of us here do, man If I kept everything I bought we would need 2 houses. Nice collection of cool old bottles Anna. And SpiritBear as you know I'm kinda new here but your vast wealth of knowledge is really starting to impress me.
    6. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      Read the extremely long comment of mine near/at the bottom of this post for help on dating bottles put out by some of the more commonly seen manufacturers:
    7. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Dave, Spirit's knowledge is indeed truly impressive, even more so because he is only 19! =P
    8. davekelejian, 5 years ago
      Damn! Very impressive Spirit!

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