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    Trash or treasure?

    My grandmother had this glassware in the shed for many years and now I need to know if I should just throw it in the trash. Any help would be appreciated!

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    Senior Member Bottle Master Harry Pristis's Avatar
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    That's a castor. Someone may be interested in it.


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    Interesting. I would not throw it away. I don't know value but gotta be worth something. I found similar bottles that were over 100 years old. Not sure when they stopped making those? Keep it or sell on ebay? LEON.

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    Thanks Harry! I found some info on Roswell Gleason and they appeared to be in business until 1871. Now I wish I would have asked Grandma the history on it. Leon, I found a few similar ones that sold for $100-$200, but they were in much better condition. Unfortunately the southern heat and humidity did a number on the castor. The two with screw caps threw off my dating estimate. One base may have a pontil, but I don't know much about pontils.

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    Pontil? Pressed glass?

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    I suspect the value is very limited due to poor condition but for me the sentimental family value would be priceless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botlguy View Post
    I suspect the value is very limited due to poor condition but for me the sentimental family value would be priceless.
    Jim S
    I agree Jim, I just wish I knew if it was family or garage sale find. It will earn a spot in the bottom on my China cabinet just in case
    Thanks!

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    Many books on pontails see my green bottle if Yu want to see a deep ass pontail very collectible indeed bitter sample bottles I'm guessing ladies used them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Riser View Post
    Many books on pontails see my green bottle if Yu want to see a deep ass pontail very collectible indeed bitter sample bottles I'm guessing ladies used them

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    Germans used them for snuff also look up a hand blown Levi Garret snuff bottles most are brown dug many in Oklahoma I love those Levi garrets snuff many look as they are in bottles gotta know how to tell difference most hand blown the right collector will pay for them indeed if hand blown

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    Ink bottles some will fool Yu they are snuff bottles alot research in bottles Hugh best I know is Wendell the digger Odell he's good taught me alot in referencing bottles he's the best or on of the best he has books out Oklahoma look him up he's got more experience than many a digger

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