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  1. Old Wiltshire

    Why I even picked this up, I don't know.

    - Hi again Mailman, Here is the full set of photographs I took when I acquired this item a few years ago at a show in the UK. The bottles are not embossed but are shaped to fit the litho printed metal container. - - - - :)
  2. Old Wiltshire

    Why I even picked this up, I don't know.

    - Hi Mailman, Possibly something similar to this? - - :)
  3. Old Wiltshire

    J. Bourne & Son stoneware

    Hi Relicraker, In respect of J. Bourne & Son, they were a large manufacturing pottery in Denby, Derbyshire in the UK. The retailer, P.J. Arnold of London are usually associated with ink. It's a relatively common bottle in the UK.
  4. Old Wiltshire

    Historical Flask Identification

    Hi buenaventura, Your calabash appears to be a GXIII-43 which is similar to GXIII-41 which has SHEETS & DUFFY embossed in a semi-circle above the eight pointed star/ornament. - In the 1978 edition of American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry by Helen Mckearin and Kenneth M. Wilson the...
  5. Old Wiltshire

    Anyone ever seen one of these??

    Hi, If you are on facebook it may be worth posing the question on this Italian site?
  6. Old Wiltshire

    Flask Identification Help

    It's a Persian saddle flask. The following site by Phil Culhane is very informative with regard to these type of bottles.
  7. Old Wiltshire

    Galveston Dig

    - Great to see youngsters involved. :)
  8. Old Wiltshire

    what is this

    - A 'Chianti' wine bottle without its labels and raffia casing. A type in use from the 19th century and still available today. :)
  9. Old Wiltshire

    Crazy is not the word for it.

    - On a desk top pc you could try logging out and logging back in. Then just ignore the 'enable push notifications' bar which appears at the bottom of the page. It seems to work for me here in the UK. :)
  10. Old Wiltshire

    Information source.

    - This is always a good place to start. - :)
  11. Old Wiltshire

    How can I improve?

    PHOTOGRAPHING BOTTLES - Before acquiring a light box and a larger illuminated 'shooting' table I used this very simple set up using natural daylight which achieved good results. You don't have to use a tri-pod but just something solid and steady on which to rest your camera or phone, this gives...
  12. Old Wiltshire

    My Son's Metal Detecting Finds-Any Ideas

    Hi Brandon, The ammunition appears to be an obsolete pin fire pistol cartridge. An interesting item but be careful, it could still be viable!! :)
  13. Old Wiltshire

    Looking for info PRISON embossed bottle

    - The 'PRISON' bottles, although scarce, are well known UK bottles and come in a range of sizes, types and colours. Used in HM Prison dispensaries some further examples are shown below. - - - :)
  14. Old Wiltshire

    Found this beachcombing in western newfoundland in the in january. Any ideas of how old or rare?

    - You may find this 1924 price list from Hartley's of interest. It is presented as a small 'flipbook', just click on the link below the cover image. - - - :)
  15. Old Wiltshire

    Museum repro flasks

    - I also have one of the MMA high quality reproductions, a 3 part mould pontilled 'creamer'. I think they also came in blue? - Clearly marked in the with the MMA logo in the body pattern below the pouring lip. - - - - - :)
  16. Old Wiltshire


    - Hi Grace, What you have is an early to mid 20th century wine bottle from Chile. An example of a labelled one is shown below. - - The amber one is from my collection where the seal is a little clearer. - - - - :)
  17. Old Wiltshire

    Bottle stopper

    Hi Jargm, It is a British Design Registration Number, similar to a patent number. Rd. No.295650 shows the design was first registered in 1897, however, the item can be manufactured long after that date. - :)
  18. Old Wiltshire

    Can anyone identify this mark?

    Hi Cat68, Your piece is the base of a Gordon's Gin bottle. The image is of their Boars Head trade mark of which there are several varieties. - - :)
  19. Old Wiltshire

    Look what I found

    - Hi emeyetee, that Philadelphia Codd looks a little bit special!! Then again being in the UK I am probably a little bit biased towards them!! :)
  20. Old Wiltshire

    Good guide for dating “blank” bottles?

    - The SHA site is always a good starting point, click on the link below. - :)

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