02-13-2019, 08:28 AM #11
I was wondering if you have any Civil War era bottles, or bottles from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia or the coal regions in Pennsylvania. I am just looking as of now.In all my perplexity's and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.
- Robert E. Lee
02-13-2019, 06:25 PM #12
Screwtop, yes, I do have one Union U.S.A. "Hospital Department" bottle left. It was used in portable hospitals and military bases during the Civil War. I can send a photograph if you'd like, but I'll have to do it tomorrow.
02-13-2019, 06:41 PM #13In all my perplexity's and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.
- Robert E. Lee
02-13-2019, 09:01 PM #14
Spirit Bear, To bad you gotta sell, you got some nice stuff. Maybe I'll see you at the Bottle show but it's a long drive for me. I might make it? LEON.
02-14-2019, 04:26 PM #15
The example I have left isn't the nicest of them. It's small, clear, stained, and only shoulder-embossed "U.S.A. Hosp. Dep't." It doesn't even sit straight due to how it was made. I can offer you it for $40 shipped (for those reading, this applies only to ScrewTop as he's young).
I do not have bottles from the regions you mentioned, but this one from a former Confederate soldier comes from Tennessee.
You can PM me if interested.
02-14-2019, 04:28 PM #16
Leon, it would definitely be good to see you, but not much Detroit stuff you don't already have comes there. I only have a decanter from Detroit that I thought I sold but refound. Silver Rye, or something like that.
If you do arrive, just look for the young brown-haired guy in the vest. I always dress like something outta another era. Most recent picture of me:
02-15-2019, 08:58 PM #17
i collect more then Detroit Stuff. I got a few Grand Rapids stuff. Would like to pick up a Grand Haven old Beer or Soda bottle from 1800's. Just Visited Grand Haven last Fall. Cool Light show on the Water at night.LEON.
02-16-2019, 06:08 PM #18
Leon, I have one Grand Haven beer or soda. G.H. is down the road from me. Hah hah.
We hope to see you at the G.R. show.
02-17-2019, 02:48 AM #19
Is your Grand Haven bottle a blob top or crown top?
02-17-2019, 01:15 PM #20
It's a blob-top. I never found much on it other than that he was a general bottler. If I recall, he was active from the 1880s to early 1900s. You can PM me if interested for more photos, or I can hold it for you at the show. Photo below is of bottle, which I figure is 1890s-1900. I put $15 on it as it's pretty heavily stained and has an bad paint job on the embossing.