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Some of these were dug in the 60's from Key West dump area, I guess it was a thing to do on the weekends for military boys and girls stationed down there dealing with Fidel, etc... Others I've found around the farm here in TN laying out in the woods, from who knows where. And a few that that I think were just collected from daily life and stored. I'll go through them best I can and post a couple pictures of each. If anyone can identify them that would be awesome, and if you can assign a value even better. I'll number them 1 to 20, and post them in batches of 5 so I don't overload the system with a mass upload of image inside one post.

1 - small blue bottle about the size of a lighter. Says: BROMO SELTZER / EMERSON DRUG CO. / BALTIMORE MD The bottom: Maybe a small D ?
2 - small clear bottle about the size of a lighter. Says: COLGATE & CO / PERFUMERS The bottom: The number "7"
3 - small clear bottle that looks like an ink well ? The bottom: Maybe has "180"
4 - Medium/small bottle with nothing on it. The bottom: COLGATE & CO / NEW YORK
5 - Medium/small bottle with nothing on it. The bottom: LIQUOR BOTTLE / PUERTO RICO / 138.82
 

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6 - Medium small bottle with only designs on it. Bottom appears to have the number "1"
7 - Medium bottle with nothing on it. Bottom has a "5" or "S"
8 - Medium bottle with a sticker that says: GLASS / ATELIER BERANEK / CHECH REPUBLIC / HAND MADE. Nothing on bottom
9 - Nothing on bottle anywhere, just neon green medium sized and thin.
10 - Medium bottle that says: LEA & PERRINS / WORCHESTERSHIRE SAUCE Bottom has: J240 (OR "D") / "S" OR "5"
 

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11 - Nothing on body. Bottom has the number "7"
12 - Nothing on body. Bottom has "37" / "I" / "B"
13 - Nothing on body. Bottom has "32" / "I" / "B"
14 - Relatively modern Sprite. Body has: "NO REFILL" / "SPRITE" / "10 FL OZ" Bottom has: "9123-D" / "13" / "21" / "79"
15 - Nothing on body. bottom has the number "9"
 

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16 - Nothing on body. Bottom has: "1" / <logo> / "442"
17 - Nothing on body. Bottom has: "50"
18 - Relatively modern syrup bottle: Bottom has readily viewable markings in image.
19 - Larger bottle, maybe a wine bottle ? Body has no markings. Bottom has 3 dots and a large B.
20 - Larger bottle, looks like liquor bottle. Body has: FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE / 4/5 QUART <3 times on the bottom of body> Bottom has: 818-2 / 2 / R-20
 

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Hi Bahabully, welcome to the forum! I'll take my best stab, but I am certainly no expert.

Bottle 1: Bromo Seltzer Bottle, it was a powdered drug that was sold by the Emerson Drug Co. Hard to put an exact date based on the pictures you have. These are fairly common as the drug was popular, and are $1-5 usually.
Bottle 2: Colgate & Co. (New York, NY) perfume bottle, early 1900s I believe. Not the most common or rare, they're $5-10 at most from what I can find.
Bottle 3: Spot on, probably an ink well. Looks like probably 1900-1910, $1-5 at most
Bottle 4: Another Colgate & Co. perfume bottle. I'd guess similar in age to the other one, but can't find many reliable sources on this one.
Bottle 5: Doesn't seem like a very old bottle, probably 60s or 70s. Cool shelf decoration, not much else.
Bottle 6: Looks very modern. Probably some kind of specifically-made knickknack, sample bottle or something similar.
Bottle 7: Some sort of medicine, impossible to know what it was. If this one has a pin hue to it it's likely from 1895-1915 and spent some time out in the sun (Magnesium Dioxide turns the glass pink). Again, nice shelf decoration or maybe $1-2.
Bottle 8: Modern knickknack. I'd guess 60s or 70s, apparently hand made in the Czech Republic.
Bottle 9: Modern knickknack. Could be anywhere from 1950 to today.
Bottle 10: Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire Sauce. Still in business today. I think this one is 1920s or 1930s, worth maybe $1-3.

Bottle digging is often not about the money (only the rarest bottles are worth good sums).
 

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Hi Bahabully, welcome to the forum! I'll take my best stab, but I am certainly no expert.

Bottle 1: Bromo Seltzer Bottle, it was a powdered drug that was sold by the Emerson Drug Co. Hard to put an exact date based on the pictures you have. These are fairly common as the drug was popular, and are $1-5 usually.
Bottle 2: Colgate & Co. (New York, NY) perfume bottle, early 1900s I believe. Not the most common or rare, they're $5-10 at most from what I can find.
Bottle 3: Spot on, probably an ink well. Looks like probably 1900-1910, $1-5 at most
Bottle 4: Another Colgate & Co. perfume bottle. I'd guess similar in age to the other one, but can't find many reliable sources on this one.
Bottle 5: Doesn't seem like a very old bottle, probably 60s or 70s. Cool shelf decoration, not much else.
Bottle 6: Looks very modern. Probably some kind of specifically-made knickknack, sample bottle or something similar.
Bottle 7: Some sort of medicine, impossible to know what it was. If this one has a pin hue to it it's likely from 1895-1915 and spent some time out in the sun (Magnesium Dioxide turns the glass pink). Again, nice shelf decoration or maybe $1-2.
Bottle 8: Modern knickknack. I'd guess 60s or 70s, apparently hand made in the Czech Republic.
Bottle 9: Modern knickknack. Could be anywhere from 1950 to today.
Bottle 10: Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire Sauce. Still in business today. I think this one is 1920s or 1930s, worth maybe $1-3.

Bottle digging is often not about the money (only the rarest bottles are worth good sums).
Thanks Sitcoms, thankful for your time and guidance here. These have been around the place forever and it's nice to know what they are valued just to make sure that if one was rare then I could have stored it more securely. Assuming bottles 11-20 are all modern non-noteworthy as well ? On the shelf they stay ! ; ) Thanks again.
 

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That Sprite bottle looks a bit unusual to me, probably not worth much but it's not one I remember seeing before. 15 is a 1900s-1910s-ish US beer bottle, and 19 is its UK counterpart from the same era. Both are unfortunately basically worthless, the sort of bottle I can never sell even from the dollar bin. The others in the 11-20 photos are more or less modern and not collectible unfortunately. Not sure if anyone collects the Mrs. Butterworth's bottles since we don't get them up here, but I think they're pretty common.
 

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