View Full Version : Ink bottle price needed

08-10-2009, 12:44 AM
Hi, I need a favor. I received a lot of 8 bottles with a broken ink bottle included in the mail months ago and am just getting around to filing a claim with the post office. I had ordered the Covill's Book on inks and the person didn't come through. So paypal refunded me and I need the price of French's barrel ink with Pat. March 1, 1870 on the side, Tooled Collar, Smooth Base, 2 1/16 In. Kovel's has it at $50.00 in 1997. Included is a pic of what it looks like.


08-11-2009, 07:49 PM
I'd ask Taz, tazmainiendigger... he is not only a great Inks Guru, but I think he has posted a pic of a very simmilar bottle, so might know the value. cheers.

08-13-2009, 02:51 AM
Thanks green.

08-13-2009, 08:01 AM
Hi Rick, GP and all...... Hmmmm a today's fair market price ? 25-35 clams. Nice ink but fairly common. Ink's volume #4 by J. Odell has a similar labeled example for 100 dollars but it is the 1865 patent example that French, bought up from Pierce before improving the bottle with a flat base. Taz

08-13-2009, 03:20 PM
Thanks for the info taz. I think I'll send a copy of kovel's $50.00 price for one in 1997 to the P.O. Take care, Rick