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Presenting a wide variety of of bottles and related pieces that help define Western collecting.
These bottles are an iconic representation of the bottle collecting genre from different geographical areas. These bottles from some of the Western states are flat out rare!!
The wonderful world of Western collecting has brought us some of the most cherished pieces imaginable. It has also brought us dozens of pieces literally unknown to the bottle collecting world – pieces that have come out of the woodwork from non collectors. Some of these are great rarities. Others are sparkling mint examples.

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Four Different NM Drugstore Bottles1050 - Four Different NM Drugstore Bottles
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four different New Mexico drugstore bottles. Dr. Slack's Mexican Catarrh Remedy from Clayton, New Mexico, with a slightly rounded top, minor sta...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to g********s for (160.00 + 28.80) x 1 = 188.80
 
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2 New Mexico Drug Bottles1051 - 2 New Mexico Drug Bottles
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2 nice New Mexico drug bottles. Slack's Mexican Catarrh Remedy from Clayton, New Mexico, minor stain otherwise mint. Rupee's Cosmopolitan Ph...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to g********s for (75.00 + 13.50) x 1 = 88.50
 
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Sallade & Co. Magic Mosquito Bite Cure and Insect Destroyer1052 - Sallade & Co. Magic Mosquito Bite Cure and Insect Destroyer
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Sallade & Co. Magic Mosquito Bite Cure and Insect Destroyer. Suite of three different colors of this cure bottle from New York. We wanted to get...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 9*****H for (130.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 149.50
 
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Lyons Powder Bottle, #11053 - Lyons Powder Bottle, #1
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Lyons Powder. B & P, New York. Open pontil. Light puce. 4.25" tall. City: State: New York Inventory Number: 38975
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to p********e for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
 
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Lyons Powder Bottle, B & P, #21054 - Lyons Powder Bottle, B & P, #2
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Lyons Powder. B & P New York. Open Pontil. Deep puce. 4.25". Estimate $300-$500. City: State: New York Inventory Number: 38976
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to p********e for (250.00 + 37.50) x 1 = 287.50
 
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Two Warner’s Safe Cure Bottles1055 - Two Warner’s Safe Cure Bottles
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Two Warner’s Safe Cure bottles, found while prospecting in Australia. 1) Warners Safe Cure, Melbourne. Applied top, deep amber, 7.25" tall, nev...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to t********g.. for (95.00 + 14.25) x 1 = 109.25
 
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Poison Coffin Bottle1056 - Poison Coffin Bottle
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Amber coffin poison. 5" tall. This is one of the most popular shapes of poisons to collect. Bottle has raised diamond shaped projections. "...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t**********n for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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USA Hospital Bottles1057 - USA Hospital Bottles
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Pair of USA Hospital Department bottles. The first is a gorgeous medium cobalt with embossing on the shoulder, height 7.25". The second. Is aqu...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to p********n for (1,200.00 + 216.00) x 1 = 1,416.00
 
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The Owl Drug Co. Poison1058 - The Owl Drug Co. Poison
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The large cobalt triangular The Owl Drug Co. Poison. 9.75" tall. 4.25" across each face. Image of large owl. No makers mark on the bottom....
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to v*****7 for (1,150.00 + 172.50) x 1 = 1,322.50
 
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Owl Drugstore bottle1059 - Owl Drugstore bottle
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The large-size Square cobalt Owl drugstore bottle. 9.75" tall 3" wide. Single panel embossed with an owl with the wing on the right sitt...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 9*****F for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Square Cobalt Owl1060 - Square Cobalt Owl
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Square cobalt Owl, 6.25" tall, 2.5” wide . Some white stain, never professionally cleaned, no chips or cracks evident. Please inspect. Bold emb...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to k*****0 for (375.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 431.25
 
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Amber Whiskey Top Owl Bottle1061 - Amber Whiskey Top Owl Bottle
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Amber Whiskey Top Owl bottles. 12" tall, 2.75” wide. Embossing of the classic Owl logo on one panel only. Bright, clean, vibrant, a few bubbles...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to h*****7 for (425.00 + 76.50) x 1 = 501.50
 
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Five Whiskey Top Owl Bottles1062 - Five Whiskey Top Owl Bottles
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Suite of five different size clear square whiskey-top Owl bottles. The five sizes are 11 1/2" tall, 11" tall, 10.3" tall, 8" tal...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to r*****3 for (550.00 + 99.00) x 1 = 649.00
 
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11 Owl Poisons1063 - 11 Owl Poisons
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11 different sizes of the famous triangular cobalt blue Owl Poison. The sizes are: 9.75", 8", 6.5", 5.5", 4.5", 4", 3....
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 9*****F for (2,300.00 + 345.00) x 1 = 2,645.00
 
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Clear Rectangular Poison Bottle1064 - Clear Rectangular Poison Bottle
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Clear rectangular poison bottle with bold embossing 8" tall. 2.75" wide 3.5" across. Nothing on base. Clear, bright, vibrant, problem...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to h**********n for (375.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 431.25
 
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Two Cobalt Oval Poison bottles1065 - Two Cobalt Oval Poison bottles
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Beautiful oval shaped cobalt blue poison bottle. Circa 1890-1900. This deep cobalt bottle is embossed on the bottom “Davison, Gregory, Brooklyn, New Y
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to h**********n for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Skull and Crossbones Poison Bottles1066 - Skull and Crossbones Poison Bottles
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Two choice skull & cross bone cobalt poison bottles. Poison, Tincture of iodine. 3 tall and 2.2 tall. Indecipherable embossing on the base. Very...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to 9*****H for (225.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 258.75
 
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Electric Balm Poison Bottle1067 - Electric Balm Poison Bottle
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Unusual clear rectangular poison bottle, with "Poison" embossed on the neck. Three panels with embossing. "Electric Balm", "...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to h**********n for (375.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 431.25
 
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Attention! Poison! Bottle1068 - Attention! Poison! Bottle
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Light green poison bottle with skull and crossbones embossed on three panels. Vorsicht! Gift! Attenzione! Veleno! Poison! Attentions! Poison! 9"...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to k*****0 for (225.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 258.75
 
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Amber Poison bottle1069 - Amber Poison bottle
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Amber poison was skull and crossbones. Oval-shaped. 4.75" tall. 1.3" wide. Embossed criss cross pattern. See Polak, fifth edition, page 28...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to b****3 for (550.00 + 99.00) x 1 = 649.00
 
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Poison Bottle with Ring Pull1070 - Poison Bottle with Ring Pull
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Small rectangular poison bottle. Has original cork top with ring pull, with replacement coffin shaped pills inside. See Polak, fifth edition, page 286
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to v*****7 for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Jacobs Biochloride1071 - Jacobs Biochloride
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Jacobs bichloride. Small octagonal shaped amber poison bottle with skull and crossbones. Appears original cork and contents. 1.25" tall 1 1/2&...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to t********e.. for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Reynards Insect Powder1072 - Reynards Insect Powder
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Reynard's Insect Powder Small aqua bottle, 5 inches tall, in the shape of the Lyons Powder. Open pontil. Wear along the top of lip, please inspe...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********e for (160.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 184.00
 
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Union Soda Works1073 - Union Soda Works
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Union Soda Works. Medium aqua, some whittle, no Pontil. Lip damage in the back. Clean and sparkling. Applied top. Union Soda Works got its start in To
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to p*****0 for (2,300.00 + 368.00) x 1 = 2,668.00
 
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Misenheimer & Hall, Alma Soda1074 - Misenheimer & Hall, Alma Soda
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One of the great Western rarities, with Pacific Glassworks embossed on the bottom. The bottle dates to the approximate 1863 period. Blue aqua, with pr
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 5*****C for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Castalian California Natural Mineral Water1075 - Castalian California Natural Mineral Water
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Castalian California Natural Mineral Water. From the Wayne Mortimer Collection. This bottle is extremely rare, a new discovery, and is one of three kn
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to i*****d for (325.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 373.75
 
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Pacific Congress Springs1076 - Pacific Congress Springs
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Pacific Congress Springs. Gorgeous deep aqua, heavy whittle, crude glass applied top. Western mineral water. Green streak in the neck. Double color to
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 9*****s for (850.00 + 127.50) x 1 = 977.50
 
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M. R. Soda Bottle1077 - M. R. Soda Bottle
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M. & R. Sacramento. Deep cobalt blue with hint of purple. This version has no slug plate, and has the word Sacramento spelled correctly. Martin ...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to 5*****C for (850.00 + 127.50) x 1 = 977.50
 
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Boley & Co., Union Glassworks Philadelphia1078 - Boley & Co., Union Glassworks Philadelphia
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Union Glassworks Philadelphia. Boley & Co., Sac (ramento) City, Cal., Iron Pontil. Deep cobalt blue. There are several different embossed varia...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 5*****C for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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C. & R. Eagle Works1079 - C. & R. Eagle Works
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C. & R. Eagle Works Sac (ramento) City. Deep cornflower blue cobalt soda bottle. This is a choice example of color in this rare soda. Tiny base ...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Eagle Soda Works Bottle, Embossed Eagle1080 - Eagle Soda Works Bottle, Embossed Eagle
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Eagle Soda Works, Sacramento. Beautiful medium green pontil, western soda with applied top. This bottle has been long thought to have been from the Ea
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 5*****C for (170.00 + 25.50) x 1 = 195.50
 
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Benecia Glass Eagle Soda1081 - Benecia Glass Eagle Soda
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Sacramento Eagle Soda Works with the bold eagle embossed on a rectangular slug plate. Medium green., Pontil. This bottle is special because of the bea
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 5*****C for (475.00 + 71.25) x 1 = 546.25
 
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Henry Winkle Sac City1082 - Henry Winkle Sac City
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Henry Winkle, Sac (ramento) City, XX. Choice 1852-1854 California Gold Rush soda bottle. Winkle was unusual, using aqua glass to show off the color (o
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Estimates : 300.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to k*****0 for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Lynde & Putnam Mineral Waters1083 - Lynde & Putnam Mineral Waters
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Lynde and Putnam Mineral Waters, San Francisco Cal., Union Glassworks Philadelphia. Deep cobalt, pontil, old soda. This example is one of the few L ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to w*********f for (850.00 + 153.00) x 1 = 1,003.00
 
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Eastern Cider in Yellow1084 - Eastern Cider in Yellow
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The California soda bottles in amber can be counted on one hand. At the top of the list are the Eastern Cider bottles, which are generally medium ambe
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Thompsons Premium Mineral Water, Union Soda Works, San Francisco.1085 - Thompsons Premium Mineral Water, Union Soda Works, San Francisco.
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Thompson's bowling pin shaped soda in an unusual light green color. Good whittle, clarity. Somewhat crude glass with lots of bubbles. The lip ha...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 9*****F for (750.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 862.50
 
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B & G San Francisco1086 - B & G San Francisco
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Classic California Gold Rush cobalt blue soda bottle. It dates from 1852-1853, managed by Bache & Grotjan. Pontil. "Mug" or fluted bas...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 5*****C for (550.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 632.50
 
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Two City Taylor Soda1087 - Two City Taylor Soda
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is the rare Taylor & Co., Soda Waters, San Francisco, Eureka. Pontil, cobalt blue. elongated bubbles, some surface wear, as usual. This is ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to a********x for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Taylor & Co. Valparaiso1088 - Taylor & Co. Valparaiso
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a choice example of the Taylor Valparaiso soda bottle. Unusual teal-green, full of elongated bubbles. Pontil. This example was in the Grapenti
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to M*********n for (600.00 + 108.00) x 1 = 708.00
 
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Crystal Soda Water, Taylor's.1089 - Crystal Soda Water, Taylor's.
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Crystal Soda Water Co., Patented Nov. 12, 1872, Taylor's U.S.P.I. Medium cobalt blue. Collar top. No holes (as made). This is as nice an example...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to a********o for (475.00 + 85.50) x 1 = 560.50
 
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Crystal Soda Water Co., Deep Cobalt, Blob Top1090 - Crystal Soda Water Co., Deep Cobalt, Blob Top
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"Crystal Soda Water Co., Patented Nov. 12, 1872, U.S.P.I." This deep cobalt soda is an unusually dark cobalt color. It has the blob top, a...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to r********e.. for (1,100.00 + 198.00) x 1 = 1,298.00
 
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Cassin's English Aerated Waters Deep Blue Aqua1091 - Cassin's English Aerated Waters Deep Blue Aqua
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Cassin's English Aerated Waters. Deep blue aqua, applied top, round bottom soda. Full of bubbles with some whittle. Circa 1870’s. The Cassin Bro...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to 9*****F for (1,400.00 + 210.00) x 1 = 1,610.00
 
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Soda Trade Token1092 - Soda Trade Token
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A San Luis Obispo trade token for 1 glass of soda or 5c at the German Bakery c. 1890's- 1908. German Bakery / H. Berkemeyer / prop / San Luis O...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8*******e for (55.00 + 9.90) x 1 = 64.90
 
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W & B Shasta1093 - W & B Shasta
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W & B, Shasta. back side of bottle: Union Glassworks Philadelphia. Superior Mineral Water. Deep cobalt, fluted base, applied top. This is one of...
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Start Price : 4,000.00 | Estimates : 8,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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C. Thomas Hutch, Deep Aqua1094 - C. Thomas Hutch, Deep Aqua
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C. Thomas Truckee, Cal. Deep blue aqua applied top hutch, the earliest version of two different Truckee hutches. Untouched by bottle conservation, cru
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to J*****d for (550.00 + 99.00) x 1 = 649.00
 
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C. Thomas, Hutch, Light Aqua1095 - C. Thomas, Hutch, Light Aqua
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C. Thomas Truckee, Cal. embossed in round slug plate, aqua Hutch soda. Appears to have been professionally conserved, a beautiful example please inspe
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Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to J*****d for (550.00 + 99.00) x 1 = 649.00
 
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Soda Water Ephemera1096 - Soda Water Ephemera
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Group of letterheads and ephemera from soda works and mineral water manufacturers, mostly Western. About 23 items. Yager (Wyoming), Carroll (Long Isla
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to R**********N for (25.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 29.50
 
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Castalian California Natural Mineral Water1097 - Castalian California Natural Mineral Water
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Castalian California Natural Mineral Water. Aqua, flared lip. This is thought to be the only known example of this rare bottle from Inyo County. This
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Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to k*****0 for (750.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 862.50
 
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G. W. Tallman Telluride, Colo.1098 - G. W. Tallman Telluride, Colo.
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G. W. Tallman Telluride, Colorado. Classic American Hutchinson's style soda bottle. Medium aqua. This bottle has the appearance of being mint an...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to e********5 for (475.00 + 85.50) x 1 = 560.50
 
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John Ryan Savannah, Georgia1099 - John Ryan Savannah, Georgia
Holabird Western Americana Collections
John Ryan Savannah Georgia, 1852, Excelsior Ginger Ale. Lime green. Inside stain, never cleaned. Applied top. No Pontil. Everybody that collects Ameri
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to f***r for (350.00 + 63.00) x 1 = 413.00
 
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