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2006/07/20 19:26:53 (permalink)

balm of life/norristown pa.

Heres a prof. W. W. DILLS bottle I haven't seen before. I've dug the dills medicine ones in clear and amber but I've never got a balm of life or seen one at a show, but I don't really look for them. This one I got from my father in-law and who knows where he got it, he's quite the pack rat! Was wondering if it's rare or if this is as common as the other Dills bottles. Also maybe how much I should sell it for if anything.Thanx and keep the dirt movin'

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    welddigger
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    RE: balm of life/norristown pa. 2006/07/20 19:28:18 (permalink)
    Sorry about the sideways

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    RE: balm of life/norristown pa. 2006/07/20 19:29:47 (permalink)
    Last side!

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    RE: balm of life/norristown pa. 2006/07/20 21:52:29 (permalink)
    Hey, that is a pretty cool bottle. Isn't Norristown where the forum dig is supposed to take place? Maybe some of those PA. guys know something about it.

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    RE: balm of life/norristown pa. 2006/07/21 07:33:22 (permalink)
    THE DILL MEDICINE CO
    NORRISTOWN PA. DILLS
    BALM OF LIFE
    Advertised 1900 and 1916
    Aqua 6 5/8" x 2 3/8" x 1 1/8"  ref Fike

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    RE: balm of life/norristown pa. 2006/07/21 08:49:04 (permalink)
    That variation is less common than the other balm of life. It appears to be an earlier version. I would guess it would sell in the $10-20 range.

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    RE: balm of life/norristown pa. 2008/03/13 20:52:45 (permalink)
    I have a bottle almost exactly like this , only it says READING , PA instead of Norristown,pa .
    Also it is a kind of aqua color & has been approximatly dated to the 1880's by a friend of mine who has been involved in bottle for awhile.
     
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    RE: balm of life/norristown pa. 2008/03/13 22:25:23 (permalink)
    Wow, that's an old thread.
    I think I have seen Harrisburg versions too. Maybe the Dills had family all over making meds or he move around a lot. Never researched them.

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    RE: balm of life/norristown pa. 2008/03/15 08:28:16 (permalink)
    There is a dig where evryone on the forum goes to every year???? Because i am currently diggng a dunp in norristown, circ 1880's-1910's. I am kind of new to the hobby and the forum anddo not know about what the diggers here do.
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    RE: balm of life/norristown pa. 2008/03/16 16:27:22 (permalink)
    Yes i believe this to be the rare and important example of the clear variant found only in the Norristown area !! Please email me so we can consign it in our next auction titled  "Summer Sh*t" .
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    RE: balm of life/norristown pa. 2008/03/16 16:47:29 (permalink)
    ???

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