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If your new to Bottle collecting you might find this list helpful. This list is from Antique Bottle Collector's Haven list of common (worthless) bottles.[sm=rolleyes.gif]
I think I have everyone of these! [&o] Even though most are "worthless" I still like them! [&:]
Happy hunting! Glen

Aspirin
Atwood's Jaundice Bitters, though labeled examples and sample sizes have some value.
Avon
Bromo-Seltzer
Dr. W.B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin
California Fig Syrup
Capudine
Carbona
Celery-Caffein
Certo
Chamberlain Colic Cholera and Diarrhea Remedy
Clorox
Citrate of Magnesia
Dalby's Carminative
Duffy Whiskey
Edison Battery Oil
Father John's Medicine, Lowell, Mass
Frostilla
Grolsch Beer
I.W. Harper (whiskey)
Heinz
Hick's Capudine (a Raleigh NC product)
Hoyt's Cologne
Javex
Jim Beam (click link for more info)
Dr. Kennedy's Favorite Remedy
Dr King's New Discovery for Colds
Lea & Perrins
Listerine
Lydia Pinkham's Medicine
Lysol
Murray & Lanman Florida Water (unless labeled or pontilled)
Mellin's Food
Milk of Magnesia (any brand, including Phillip's)
Minard's Liniment
Pinex
Dr. Pitcher's Castoria
Pond's Extract
Purex
Sauer's Extract
Scott's Emulsion (some bottles embossed with fish)
Three-In-One Oil
Vaseline
Vick's
Watkin's (usually furniture polish or some other household product)
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup (but the pontilled examples are valuable).
General tips on identifying other common/worthless bottles:

Any bottle with "WHEATON" on the base is a reproduction.
Medicine or whiskey bottles with no embossing and no label are typically worthless unless they come in an unusual color like citron or puce.
Most screw cap bottles are worthless. Noteable exceptions are White House and Speas Vinegar.


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This is a great post! I collect insulators too and with them, as with bottles, you have half the battle won if you know which ones are basically worthless. Personally I think the Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera, and Diarrhea remedy is worth about $5 on ebay, and I'll bet you could get $8 or so at an antique show, but still common nonetheless...

Here's some more that I've determined to be basically worthless:

Ballard Snow Liniment
Benedictine
Cardui The Woman's Tonic
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
Furst-McNess Co
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Mary Goldman
Maltine MFG Co
Omega Oil
Phenolax Wafers
The Mother's Friend

Anyone else have some to add?

-Ryan
 

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I suppose the old adage; "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", has some merit to this post.
So is, "Another man's trash is another man's treasure."
Also, what may be common in one area might not be available in another, therefore, what may be common to you might be worth something to someone else.
 

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For a list of the very common bottles found in Australia (a lot are on the list's above) have a look at Oz-riley's website, there is a few above that I have never seen but it's amazing how many common bottles in the US are also common here.
 

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I know that this is a very old post, but I think that it is worth bumping. I think that it could be beneficial.
 

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I just replied to a new member regarding this exact point...
 

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Aspirin
Atwood's Jaundice Bitters, though labeled examples and sample sizes have some value.
Avon
Bromo-Seltzer
Dr. W.B. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin
California Fig Syrup
Capudine
Carbona
Celery-Caffein
Certo
Chamberlain Colic Cholera and Diarrhea Remedy
Clorox
Citrate of Magnesia
Dalby's Carminative
Duffy Whiskey
Edison Battery Oil
Father John's Medicine, Lowell, Mass
Frostilla
Grolsch Beer
I.W. Harper (whiskey)
Heinz
Hick's Capudine (a Raleigh NC product)
Hoyt's Cologne
Javex
Jim Beam (click link for more info)
Dr. Kennedy's Favorite Remedy
Dr King's New Discovery for Colds
Lea & Perrins
Listerine
Lydia Pinkham's Medicine
Lysol
Murray & Lanman Florida Water (unless labeled or pontilled)
Mellin's Food
Milk of Magnesia (any brand, including Phillip's)
Minard's Liniment
Pinex
Dr. Pitcher's Castoria
Pond's Extract
Purex
Sauer's Extract
Scott's Emulsion (some bottles embossed with fish)
Three-In-One Oil
Vaseline
Vick's
Watkin's (usually furniture polish or some other household product)
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup (but the pontilled examples are valuable).
General tips on identifying other common/worthless bottles:
IF YOU DON'T WANT THEM SEND THEM HERE!!!!
I have a couple labeled versions of these...many nice cleaned up ones too..[:)]
 

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ORIGINAL: peejrey


IF YOU DON'T WANT THEM SEND THEM HERE!!!!
I have a couple labeled versions of these...many nice cleaned up ones too..[:)]
LOL....I sent you what I had buddy...[;)]
 

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more commons:
E.R. Durkee Salad dressing bottles New York
Curtice brothers preservers Rochester NY
Absorbine Jr.
Lavoris (with a small star embossed under the name.)
"it's French"
 

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