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    Posted 10 years ago

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    HELLO-i have this jug for awile and i have no idea what its called! is it pottery etc"-im not sure and i would love to know more about it-and how old it might bee? plus what was it used for-stuff like that! is it a rare item? is it worth anything? i know nothing about this item-and would love to hear any info from anybody who knows about stuff like this? i have looked around but its kinda hard-when you dont even know what its called! other then a jug! if anybody knows anything-i would be happy to hear it! thank you"-jer

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    1. brennyjo, 10 years ago
      it's pennsylvania dutch. mike wolfe from American Pickers has picked this stuff up before. I know it's worth something. The fact that it doesn't look cracked or chipped is also a plus.
    2. codydogg, 10 years ago
      THAT IS VERY COOL!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! its not cracked any ware-it could use a cleaning but im a scared to harm it in any way! its old--but its still very solid. but i dont know anything about the outside coating-how fragile that is! but thanks again-and my kids like that show! thay will be going crazy-since you said his name! mr wolfe!! im new to this site and it so cool that everybody has all this stuff! i have a few other things i have no idea what thay are -and if there worth collecting! i will post some more tomm"! thank you"-
    3. YardSaleDave, 10 years ago
      Your jug is an Ovoid shaped jug with applied handle. Mid- 19th century. Here is a little tid-bit on Thomas Hope.

    4. Brandt Zipp, 10 years ago
      Just to explain what you actually have there, it is a typical example of American stoneware. Jugs like this (as well as jars, pitchers, "crocks," etc.) were made by hundreds of different stoneware potters working throughout the United States, and they were used to hold anything you needed a container to hold. The hey-day of American stoneware is approximately 1800-1880, with mass-production starting to take over around that time. The mark on your jug is not that of the potter. Potters, when they did mark their work, would stamp it with either the name of their own pottery or that of a merchant who was selling the stoneware on the secondary market. Based on the decoration, your jug was probably made in New Jersey. This is a fine example of American advertising stoneware; the value would probably be in the $300-$500 range. You can go to to learn more about what your jug actually is and see what these sorts of things sell for. I hope this was helpful.
    5. Delores D., 10 years ago
      i am looking for info on a bottle jug that has Mecormic Platte Valley onthe jug alsostraight corn whiskey , under the bottom it has #219-1978 11-D16 what does that mean? my jug i think is a 7 or 8 oz size please help if you can thanks MS. Delores
    6. codydogg, 10 years ago
      HELLO BRANDT ZIPP"-I MUST THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR INFO!! THAT WAS VERY NICE OF YOU! I DID TRY THE FARM PLACE//AND IM NOT ALL THAT FOUND OF THEM BUT IM NOT SAYING THERE NOT GOOD OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT!! but i wrote to them-then sent them a email (i also said it needed a good cleaning-that its dirty and i was not sure how to clean it etc")with some pic's as well! thay wrote back saying if you want to have us put it in our next auction we can/you dont have to clean it!/just send it to us double boxed! it might get $100-to $150! and thay didnt get into any details of what thay get or there fees etc"-i thought that was a bit odd! and your not the 1st person to say well over the $300 mark!and thay said $100! i find it a little odd! whos to say it dont get a $1000 bucks and thay send me a check for $125! you know! have you ever heard of the wesite welworth! or something like that--its a off spring of ebay-but for $$ items! thay hade a few sell for $500 -$4,500 and even more! not saying that this jug is worth that at all-but i think if it was spit shined and at the right place it should get around what you said!! i would be very happy with that! not $100 bucks-i would keep it-even though i really have no need for it at all! i have a few newer football cards for my boys that are worth $80 bucks!this jug is over 100 years old made of fragile stuff-with a small handle that would be the first thing to go! and its still on there-and its only a bean!!! is it just me or im making no sence at all!! maybe im over tired!!lol:):)--thanks again!!! i think i need a break from this thing!! been on it all night!!during a large snowstorm!! o-my!!!
    7. Brandt Zipp, 10 years ago
      Well since I am a founder / owner of Crocker Farm, Inc., I'm not even really sure how to respond to your message. I guess you didn't really look over our website; our low fees (11% to the seller; one of the lowest around) are clearly stated there, and our past auction highlights (well over the $4,500 you mentioned) are also posted there. Just to clarify, my father did not give you a $100-$150 presale estimate, he gave you a $150-$300 presale estimate, and his goal is to be on the absolutely conservative side (a $150 low end for this piece is realistic, a $300 high end is conservative; we have items sell over high estimate all the time). Everything we do is driven by integrity and honesty, and that includes our presale estimates; we don't tell people what they want to hear in order to garner consignments--we tell them the truth, and are constantly praised for our honesty. I guess that's all I have to say, because I feel like you made some very unfair and unfounded accusations about my company--when we took the time to provide you with both a free estimate and cordially offered to sell your jug in what is recognized as the best auction of its kind in the country. I wish you the best with whatever you decide to do with your jug. Regards, Brandt Zipp
    8. YardSaleDave, 10 years ago
      Brandt, just checked your site and it looks like you have handled some very important pieces of Americana. I would have no reservations consigning my pottery to you, in fact will be doing just that in the future.
      So if nothing else here, you have gained a future client.
    9. Brandt Zipp, 10 years ago
      Thanks, Dave!
    10. YardSaleDave, 10 years ago
      I know what you mean cody, sometimes things just happen way too fast. Ya gotta learn to slow down a bit when it comes to business/money to soak in all the information out there.
      You got a good eye for the old stuff, the rest comes with experience.
    11. codydogg, 10 years ago
      WHATS UP DAVE"-THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT! I really was kinda of misunderstood a bit-thats all!Im new to all this and after I thought about it a bit-I still think that somethng should of been said to me like;after givin the mailing instructions(double box etc")-go back to the website and read about the way it works etc"-something like that! or even Brandt saying go there send the pic's and get back to me-I will give you a heads up on how things go!thats all! and im not even talking about the jug/im just saying it about anything!If your going to send something to somebody you never meet before-yea anybody is going to get a little stand offish!! even if its only $5'bucks! plus im from N.Y-we all are like that/but if you need help were there too!lol:):) all im saying is i wasnt trying to do anything with what i said! I thank you again!!talk to you soon--cody--yo dave you want to see something real nice?-give me a day or so to find it all-then i will post it! its old and really nice!maybe you can give me a idea what it might go for! because i have no idea!! talk soon!

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