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    Have old bottle still full

    I have an old Edison special battery oil bottle that still has the oil in it. Just curious if having the oil increases the value or decreases? I figure it would increase but don't want an old bottle of oil sitting on the shelf if possible.

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    RE: Have old bottle still full

    No, unless it was filled with cocaine, morphine or expensive brandy it adds no value to the bottle...

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    RE: Have old bottle still full

    If it's OK I'd like to disagree with Jim. That's not as common a form as most.
    It may not be all that wanted by bottle collectors but may do well to others fields of hobby.
    It's is a hard picture to see though and I don't know if it has or ever had a label so it's a tough call for me.
    I'd leave that as is myself.

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    ORIGINAL: cowseatmaize

    If it's OK I'd like to disagree with Jim. That's not as common a form as most.
    It may not be all that wanted by bottle collectors but may do well to others fields of hobby.
    It's is a hard picture to see though and I don't know if it has or ever had a label so it's a tough call for me.
    I'd leave that as is myself.
    I'm not saying to empty it, but I don't see how the oil increases the value. I can buy 100 of them on eBay, are you telling me if I add oil and cork them I could get more than I paid for them empty, I'd like that to be the case but I doubt it... [;)]

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    RE: Have old bottle still full

    It adds to the gravitational pull on the item.

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    RE: Have old bottle still full

    are you telling me if I add oil and cork them I could get more than I paid for them empty,
    If so I know what to do with my next oil change. [:D]

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    RE: Have old bottle still full

    I am nearly always in the leave-it-intact camp. I have a few full corked bottles that I display on their side to keep the cork most.

    Scott

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    RE: Have old bottle still full

    ORIGINAL: UncleBruce

    It adds to the gravitational pull on the item.
    lol It adds that extra wow to an old bottle. like,'wow I wonder why this was tossed away full? did the guy have a hot date?" [:D]

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    RE: Have old bottle still full

    ORIGINAL: cowseatmaize

    are you telling me if I add oil and cork them I could get more than I paid for them empty,
    If so I know what to do with my next oil change.*[:D]
    lol

    Jim if you put oil in a milk bottle man! that would sell big! [:D]

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    RE: Have old bottle still full

    WHOA! That's really HEAVY, man!
    ORIGINAL: UncleBruce

    It adds to the gravitational pull on the item.



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