Finally figured out how to get back on my old account! I dug this one years ago but it's still by far the best umbrella ink I've ever pulled!!
That's a beauty!
THE DEMIJOHN PAGE
Ole man what a find !
aka Sir Scavenger
There is just something about that cobalt blue, eh? That is truly a beauty. Did you dig that one up? and does it have a pontil mark?
Duh, just read your post again, sorry. Was this found near where you live? Did it come out of an old dump where most everything was hand made, or did you find it along with some newer ABM items?
Nice. That's an amazing looking umbrella ink.
Cool bottles iggy. Never seen that style before. Something new to keep an eye out for!
That info is great, thank you! That explains why the earliest Canadian bottles anyone has been able to find have been the ACL ones. I'm quite surprised that they bothered with returning bottles...
Could be a # 1769 in the Red Book. Listed as Ball in script over erased PORT. Shown in "the fruit jar works" as 1902 and later.
Crown jars make my head hurt as there are so many variations! the first one looks like a #697 and fairly common but would have to see the tops of the jars. It looks like 2 quarts and 1 pint in...
Bob thanks very much for that. It does seem so odd that none of these labels have shown up, and I'm thinking more of the north American market, but even in the 1950's and 60's in the Vancouver region...
It is listed in the Ohio Bottle Book (2007) under the "Mineral Waters" section, and gives a value of $15-20. The book's prices sometimes can be way off the mark.
Great find, and only 25$. Good graphics.