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  1. #1
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    Need help with value/selling Antique "Moonshine" Bottle Smiley Face

    Hey All,
    I dug this bottle out of Leadville CO a couple of years ago. I have found very little information on her and I believe she is very rare.

    I am dealing with a family emergency and need funds. Any information on value would be greatly appreciated. I hate to see her go as she is my first "Wow" bottle dug but my son needs my help.

    Here is a link to the "Pre-Pro" website with some more info (very limited info).

    http://www.pre-pro.com/midacore/view...hp?vid=CVG7237

    I am a newbie to bottle digging/collecting and the whole internet forum makes my head spin so I apologize if my post doesn't follow proper etiquette.

    Thanks,
    Dancealot
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    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
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    It looks tooled top (hand blown) best I can tell from the small picture, but unless there's more embossing other than the happy face like a proprietor/product name and city/state, I don't believe it will carry a whole lot of value unfortunately. I do hope that your family is able to successfully weather your crisis. Welcome aboard and we hope to see more of your finds.

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    Looks pretty neat! Hard to guess a value, if it was Western you'd be talking $1k or more. Ohio whiskeys are a lot more common. I would guess at least $100, possibly more for starters.

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    Is it embossed beyond the happy face on the shoulder? Most of these I have seen have been plain otherwise and have brought very little money unfortunately.

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    Additional details

    Hey Yall,
    Thanks for all the info there are so many little details for bottles hopefully it all clicks soon for me lol. Attached are a couple of other pictures with the additional embossing. On one side the word "MOONSHINE" is embossed and on the other side it has "M.F. & C.O."
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    Thank you for the well wishes. Do you happen to know if additional embossing generally means more value? I have a bunch of bottles I just haven't taken the time to look them up. I must admit the internet is a great resource, however I am not much of a screen person and sometimes it seems like it takes days or weeks to find information on bottles. I imagine the learning curve is pretty steep as well.



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