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    RE: Aussie cure bottle unknown ?

    I found this one a while ago, I have not seen another one so I think they are hard to get.
    Mine came from lower new south wales so could be a Sydney bottle, but i don't know for sure.
    What...
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    Aussie Bottle collection stolen, 19 Nov 2004

    Hi Guys,

    Have some very sad news, a very well know bottle collector in Melbourne Australia has had the best bottles in his collection stolen. Thieves broke into his house while he and his wife...
  3. Thread: ebay names???

    by oz-riley
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    RE: ebay names???

    Mine is oz-riley, been selling & buying there for a while now. found some great items there over the years

    thanks
    Chris
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    Minerva Bitters

    Hi all,
    I found an interesting bottle that I have not seen before, it is a Minerva Bitters, it has this embossed on three sides of the bottle, a hand tooled lip and a small kick up in the base (no...
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    RE: Chicago fruit jar

    Aerated,
    I have full history of Melbourne Glass Bottle Co which became Australian Glass Manufacturing Co (AGM), which opened a plant in New Zealand in 1922, these bottles are usually marked 'N.Z....
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    RE: Chicago fruit jar

    Here is another picture of the lid showing the immerser

    Thanks
    Chris

    https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/91/Wu61478.jpg
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    RE: Chicago fruit jar

    Hi Aerated,
    This is an Australian fruit jar, it would have had an immerser lid similar to the one I have pictured.
    They are a fairly sought after jar both here in Australia and in the USA.
    I...
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    RE: From W>Lightings coll....whats this????

    This is a flower vase, you clean and then put the stalks through the hole in the plate inside and it arranges the flowers in a pattern.

    Thanks
    Chris
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    RE: snorkling for bottles? Is that crazy?

    That sound like a good place to find bottles, you may have some success snorkling.
    I have found a few snorkling over the years however I prefer to probe in these sort of places.
    We have a lake...
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    RE: Whittemores Boston U.S.A??

    Hey sauceman,
    That is one rare torp there, not many around with the trade mark side on like that.
    The pot lid is one of the hardest to find also pity it is broken [:@]

    Thanks
    Chris
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    RE: How old are you ????

    Last time I checked I was sure I was eighteen but after checking my calender I have found that I have in fact just turned 35 [:D]

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    RE: Now I can't find it

    You would need to dissolve some Epoxy Resin in Acetone and soak the cracked area in this mixture, this will get the Epoxy Resign into the crack and the acetone should evaporate when left to dry out....
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    RE: POST A PIC OF YOUR PRIVY !!

    I am very impressed with the way Minoque finds bottles and it is a great picture, this would have to be the easiest way I have seen to date.
    Minoque do you find many this way or is it a bit of a...
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    RE: POST A PIC OF YOUR PRIVY !!

    Hi Norm,
    Nope, you have to be an Archaeologist, if you find anything interesting under the ground you are meant to stop digging and contact 'Heritage Victoria' (in Victoria) and they will do an...
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    RE: POST A PIC OF YOUR PRIVY !!

    Kim,
    I would love to post pictures of digs here in oz, however because digging for bottles is illegal in most Australian states due to our Heratage laws I would never dig any up [:D]

    Here is a...
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    RE: 1877 Mayonaise bottle

    Hi Chaser43,
    Here is a direct link to my Bottle Dating Page

    Thanks
    Chris
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    RE: My birthday bottles

    Early Stoneware Ink, it is actully cream in colour.

    https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/91/Ca81405.jpg
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    RE: My birthday bottles

    Here is IRISH's 26 oz Harrison Codd.

    https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/91/Wu61845.jpg
  19. RE: What's the best way to photograph a bottle?

    An amber bottle

    https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/91/Ec88618.jpg
  20. RE: What's the best way to photograph a bottle?

    To get good pictures of bottle embossing you need to back light the bottle, this can be done using a professional back light available from most photo shops (expensive) or you can use natural light....
  21. Thread: "Root Pills"?

    by oz-riley
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    RE: "Root Pills"?

    From the Warrnambool Standard newspaper 1896.

    Thanks
    Chris

    https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/91/Rp43870.jpg
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    RE: "Patent Applied For" Hexagon Shaped Jar

    I have a jar that is similar to the one pictured, my jar has Harrison Mathias on the base and a threaded jar with glass lid and wire bent to make a thread.
    This one was used by Morton of London and...
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    Hoadley's Confectionery jar

    Hey all, I picked this up at the Tyabb swap n sell day last week and thought I would post a picture here.
    The jar is a Hoadley's Confectionery jar and is the large 12" x 6" Shop Display Jar. It is...
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    RE: What is it... worth trying

    We get a lot of brick lined wells here and they had a brick cap as well this is what your hole sounds like.
    I have found many bottles in old wells, when the water ran out they would fill them with...
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    RE: "Champions Vinegar Bottle"

    This is another bottle that is pretty plentiful here in Australia, some have a horse and rider embossed on the shoulder, most don't.
    Here is an old advertisment for Champion's Vinegar from 1888.
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