Saturday I found some more bottles in Thames. It took me a while to clean them and even now they have a lot of staines but this guy who invented the bottle didn't think about us, how dificult will be to clean the inside. If I only put my hands on him...[:@]
Any information regarding the age, producers, location, will be more than welcome.
They are mainly milk bottles but a Coca Cola one with the following embossing (twice)
TRADE MARK REGISTERED
On the base is "57 F 62".
As far as I found on Internet this bottle could be either from 1957 or from 1962, but I not sure. I'm sorry I cannot say much about size as the imperial measures are totaly strange for me, but is about 0.25litres
The next one is a milk bottle embossed "Golden Seal" with a star above that looks like David's Star and with "CONTENTS 1 PT" under.
On the back is :
"THIS BOTTLE COSTS
PLEASE RINSE AND RETURN"
On the heel is "Z270" in front and "HUGB33" in the back.
Great finds and pics. They cleaned well. Nice post before about metal detectors. About your bottles. The coke is common I believe. If it was from the WWII period it would be worth more. The milks: The Golden Seal one is the oldest. But each is determined by dairy/collectability etc. The others are more knowledgable but thats what I got. Keep up the great posts.
Thank you for encouragement.
I can see that you have a pretty good idea about the bottles. Could you please tell me roughly how old they are? The value is irrelevant as I don't want to sell them. It could be nice to value a bit thou.
About the metal detector I can say that, against all advices, I bought on eBay a cheap one which is still to come. I'm not in my best financial situation as I bougtht my house just three months ago. But I consider this one as the backup detector and I'll buy the main one later. Is a bit like putting the carriage ahead of horses but I think is OK.
Madpaddla, how do you search for bottles from a kayak. Do you use a fishing net? And isn't this kind of boat a bit unstable? Looking for bottles and clay pipes I saw two girls overturning in one. Or was it a canoe? I don't know.
Not knowing much about UK bottles here are some suggestions
1. Ebay: Search it all over. Pick apart the information. Some are lies some are real facts.
2. Use this search engine. It searches Google, Yahoo, Msn, Ask Jeeves and more. I strongly suggest this site to all. No spam etc. One of the tricks my girlfriend taught me, Thank Sara.
3. Good to local antique stores. Buy up good books. I asked for an amazon gift and bought 5 books for $50.
4. Keep digging/wadding/diving/raking/ and all else glass. Take care. Your milks are nice and once you get duplicates, save the best.