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Since I am not deep into bottles, I had no idea something like this kind of collection could be put together. I knew there were a few amber ones here and there, but had no idea about the green ones or how many amber ones could be found! I am stunned by the beauty of this amazing collection. It makes me wish I had more room for sure!
The thing that delights me the most about this hobby is finding variations. Sometimes they are quite subtle & undocumented. (See the pair or Weckerle greens on this thread) My database has become as much as an obsession as my collection. I created it based on the lists in John Tutton's book Udderly Delightful & Bill Fishers book American & Canadian Guide of Amber Milk Bottles but have added new items as I discover them. It is definitely a work in progress with the US amber quarts information the most comprehensive. Some of the photo's are very ordinary & I overwrite them as I take/receive better ones. If anyone would like a copy send me a PM. I can customize the output to suit your particular area of interest.
 
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Following are a few pictures I found online of US green quarts that I don't have.

Hudson Dairy



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Is there a general price the green ones go for?
 

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Is there a general price the green ones go for?
They vary dramatically. The Brighton Place (without the cows head) Lang's Creamery & Weckerle are the most common so they go for $80 - $250 condition dependent. For some reason the East End Dairy always fetch big bucks - $3000+.
 

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Yikes! $$. Are all the green milks from NY and were Christmas egg nog bottles or did other green milks exist. Also, please speak again to the 6oz ambers you have on your awesome display case(upper right as I recall) I think you mentioned those a while ago. Where are those from !!
 

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Yikes! $$. Are all the green milks from NY and were Christmas egg nog bottles or did other green milks exist. Also, please speak again to the 6oz ambers you have on your awesome display case(upper right as I recall) I think you mentioned those a while ago. Where are those from !!
My understanding is that all US green "milk bottles" were for egg nog & all but two were from NY. Canada had a generic imperial quart green plus one from Caulfield Dairy. I don't know what they were used for specifically. I have a few greens from other countries which I'll upload later. The 6oz ambers were for KAZOL which is a fermented milk product. All five of mine are from from IL, four from Chicago & one from Huntley.
 
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