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Ray's World of Beer Bottles: Values, Buy & Sell

I often receive requests for the value of beer bottles that people have come across. There are few reliable sources for this information. The market is small, so you'd have to be lucky enough to find a collector interested in acquiring your specific bottle.

Try browsing auction sites such as www.ebay.com Bottles less than 30 years old often sell for just $1-3.

 

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Information Request: PABST EXTRACT, MILLER THE BEST MILWAUKEE BOCK BEER - 2/22/05

Looking for Information in regards to two unopened beer bottles. First one being a 12 oz brown bottle with the label reading "PABST EXTRACT" , Best Liquid Food,Malt ,Hops, Pabst Corporation Milwaukee Wis. The label has a few small rips and edges removed, Copyright 1926 it stands 81/2 inches tall.The cap is just readable and states "the Best Tonic for Strength" The second bottle is also from Milwaukee ,"MILLER THE BEST MILWAUKEE BOCK BEER it stands 7 inches tall, no date that I can find. Any information would be helpful.
KenPhoenix



Value needed - Holyrood Brewery 1986 - 2/12/05

Hi, I have a Commemorative Bottle of Beer. Holyrood Brewery 1986. Dying to have some sort of idea of the value (if any) Please help!!
Mark B



Value needed - green Pabst bottle - 2/5/05

Hi, I have a grren bottle with raised lettering PABST,on it. Could you please tell me if it's worth anything? Thank you so much!
Ted



Value needed-1970's Full Bottle of Miller's Clipper Beer - 2/4/05

Hello I am searching for the value of this bottle of beer. Milling Brewing company only produced a very small amount of this beer. It was called the Dark Light Beer. If anyone knows of how much this is worth could you please e-mail me about it. Thank you for any help!
Liz - WI



Information Request: Unknown bottles - 2/1/05

dont know if anyone can help...i have a 100+ year old house in leavenworth ks... I found a large cache of bottle along an erroding creek line about 15 feet down not sure if they are beer bottle or not but they are very old...they are about 10 inches tall and 3 in in diameter dark brown and green glass with a very wide brim at the mouth openning (making me think they could be chemical bottles). they are molded glass the themarkings on the bottom PO&CO 203....any ideas????
Contact MeLeavenworth, KS



Value needed: Three Stooges, Panther Brewing Co. - 1/30/05

I have a six pack of 1998 The Three Stooges Company, Panther Brewing Company, Curly's Light, 6 pack also from Panther Brewing Company, and 6 "Limited Edition" Coors Light Bat Bottles. All of them are unopened. Can you tell me anything about these. I bought them at a garage sale. Do you know the value on these. I'd appreciate any information you can give me. Thank You for your time.
Joanie



Information Request: Beer burping??? - 1/30/05

I'm a bartender in Pennsylvania and someone at work thismorning asked me question that stumped me.... what does "beer burping mean". My manager, who happens to be younger than me said that, and I quote, "we do not allow our bartenders to burp their beers while pouring a draft".
Have you ever heard of this? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely,
Jessica, PA



Value needed: Coors Baseball Bat bottle - 1/30/05

I would be interested in knowing the value of the Coors Light Baseball Bat Bottle with the "Coors Light 18" on the cap. This bottle is unopened. The signature on the side is "Erni Banks, 500 Home Run Club". It also has a stamp on the neck that reads "JUN29 081H". Do you know the value of this or can you assist me in finding out what it is worth? Thank you for any assistance you can give me.
Darlene



Value needed: long neck coors bottle - 1/26/05

i have a long neck coors bottle, clear glass with (coors) in the glass around the bottom of the neck. i've had it 50 plus years, and found it in an old dump in western kansas, is this worth a small fortune, or what?--thanks.
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Value needed: C. Conrad/Original/Budweiser - 1/22/05

Hi Ray, I was browsing the web for information on an antique Budweiser Bottle that was "dug" from the around the foundation of the "old slave hospital" in Galveston, Texas. It is a C. Conrad/Original/Budweiser.
I found one just like it at ww.antiquebottles.com/beer/fame.html however the one they list is citon color and the one I have is a clear glass that looks frosted.
Can you give me any information about the bottle and possible value. Thanks You,
Richard S., Pennington, Texas



Value needed: green Stroh's bottle - 1/20/05

I have a green Stroh's bottle , the seams on the side stop below the rim , appears to be a corked bottle , the embossed lettering reads The Stroh Brewery CO. Detroit MICH. Registered ,under this it reads This bottle not to be sold, on the bottom are the letters 711. could you please e-mail me with the age and value of this bottle Thank you.
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Value needed: Coors bottle with face in glass - 1/17/05

I was given 2 really cool seemingly old Coors bottles that are bottles with faces on them, not on the labels but actually in the glass. The faces are on the opposite side of the label and the ears are on the side of the bottle. I was wondering how old these could be and how much they might be worth.
Contact Me, NY



For Sale: wooden case of Piel's beer - 1/16/05

Hello Ray, I just ran across your site and it is very good. I do not collect beer bottles, but after looking around the Internet, there really isn't much out there on the subject. I have a wooden case of Piel's beer that I want to sell. there are 21 full bottles, 2 empties and 1 missing. Would you have any interest in it? Thanks,
Bill P



Information Request: Wrong cap on Bud Light bottle - 1/16/05

Hello, this may be nothing but i had to ask. I picked up a 20 pack of Bud Light at the convenience store yesterday. When I got home and opened the case their were 19 bottles with a Bud Light caps and one bottle with a red Budweiser cap on it. Is this a common occurence or do I have a keeper. Thanks,
Bill, East Tennessee



Value needed: Budweiser old unopened beer bottle - 1/12/05

Hi I have a real old unopened budweiser beer bottle. I believe it is from 1939. The bottle is clear glass that is so old that it has a few bubbles in the glass bottle in different spots. the paper lable is in good shape. the contents is a bad looking brown color. At the bottom of the lable is says "REG. U.S. PAS. OFF." The bottle cap is a gold color with a redborder around the outside. It has a large red A in the middle of the cap and a eagle in the middle of the A, and it says TRADE MARK under the A.On the side of the bottle at the base is the numbers in the glass 17 5 39. The upper lable around the neck is red with the word BUDWEISER on the front and it says REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. benieth that.
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Value needed: Budweiser pop top can - 1/6/05

I have a unopened Budweiser Beer from around the 70s. It is a metal can with a pop top that the labeling is upside down. Can anyone tell me how much this might be worth?
derek f



For Sale: Collection (4,000 beer bottles) - 12/20/04

I have around 4,000 beer bottles and am interested in selling them...... They are a collection from around the world.....many from each country..... If you or if you know someone for me to contact, would you please get back to me.....I live in Massachusetts..... If there is any interest...I would be glad to explain more...... Thank you,
Bruce W, MASS.



Value needed: Lighted Beer Signs - 12/18/04

I have several old, lighted beer signs (1 Coors, 2 Lucky, 1 Pabst, 2 Pabst hanging trays) and 2 cases of Coors Limited Edition Bat Bottles (1 Light, 1 Regular) unopened. Anybody know the value of these items? Thanks
Gary



Information Request: Old Fort Worth Pale Lager Beer - 12/16/04

Can anyone tell me any history on a bottle that I have labeled "Old Fort Worth Pale Lager Beer" bottled by the "Texas Brewing Company", Fort Worth, Texas. It is in a 12 fl. oz. bottle with the top and beer still inside. The top as the letters "B T C", printed on top with a horseshoe winding down from the "B" to the "C", just under the "T", in the center. The bottle was found in the Fort Worth Stockyards a few years back in one of the older buildings. I know that there is a "Texas Brewing Company" in Dallas, but don't know if they are one in the same. Any light anyone can shed on this would be great. Thanks!
Scott



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For Sale: Kulmbacher schwaizerbrua Bottle - 12/13/04

I have a large beer bottle with a metal handle and ceramin top never opend label says kulmbacher schwaizerbrua bottom of bottle says art 11 207 21 a 3 6 does anyone know value or collector that would know i want to sell thanks.
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Information Request: Schmidts Beer bottle - 12/12/04

Hi, I have found an old Schmidts beer bottle. The bottle is green, embossed on the front is CSS in a circle and another empty circle next to it. On the bottom edge is Schmidts and son inc.Phila. Pa owners registered. On the very bottom is the # 17. No lable(bottle was dug up). Any info would be great . I will be selling this on ebay.
Brian N.



Information Request: Ranier Beer bottle age - 12/10/04

Hi, I have an old Rainier beer Extra Pale 11 oz bottle and was wondering how to tell its age. On the bottom side of the bottle is 60 NW 20 and across from that is 523. Thanks.
Jon



For Sale: Bottle collection - Micro-brews - 12/7/04

I have a 1000+ piece collection for sale; mostly micro-brews from North America, not a lot of caps; not looking for top dollar, mostly want them to have a good home and have someone else pay for shipment. Anyone interested in buying all or part, please contact.
Robin - Savannah, GA



Information Request: New Albion Brewing company - Sonoma, CA - 12/3/04

My only interest in beer is because of my grandfather. He has his own small seller/pub under a modest home in Fremont, Ca (SF Bay Area). He likes to make his own beer and wine (sometimes good & " not). Well I found 2 beer bottles for him, for display (or reuse), and I don't know anything about them but would like to know....so when I give as a gift we can have something to talk about. I found some info on the internet about the establishment year of the company but nothing else.
It's the New Albion Brewing company in Sonoma, CA (I liked the bottles because their local) and I have 2 bottles 1 Ale, 1 Stout. The labels are in pretty good condition -a tear here and there, they have a sailing boat (pirate type) pictured. Both are amber-brown color glass bottles, the Ale bottle has a blue label and #'s 12, 72, & 3 & a B on the bottom. The Stout bottle has a light green label and #'s 69, 15, something I can't make out, plus the number writing styles are different on each bottle (maybe ones older?) . Then at the bottom of the labels they say "return for deposit". Well that's it and if you have any interesting info on them and not to sound greedy but any estimated value, it would be great to hear from you. thanks and best regard,
Shannon



Value needed: Miller lite bottle - 11/26/04

I have a Miller Lite bottle unopened with a Milwaukee's Best lid. Worth Anything?
Samantha



For Sale: Coors cans and bottles - 11/21/04

Looking to get rid of entire Coors cans and bottle's collection. I worked at Coors in Golden Colorado for over 10 years in Golden and find its time to move on. Please contact David at straykat56@aol.com if anyone is interested. I have the Coors Field opening day bottles, Blake Street Bombers, and lots of test cans that were available only from the brewery. A lot of the cans don't have the tops on them yet as they were pre-production. Thanks
Golden, CO



Information Request: German B-B bottles - 11/21/04

Hello out there in the beer collecting world. I have several bottles that are reported to have come from Germany at the end of WWII. The gnetleman I got them from said he rescued them from an old German bunker. The brand is B-B, from L. Brugghe in the city of Warcoing. Has anyone heard of this brand? Any idea of their value? Thanks much.
Bob



Information Request: Utah bottles - 11/20/04

In cleaning out my late mothers treasures I have found old beer bottles from Utah I am not sure how old they are but I would say at least 40 years as she lived in her home that long.
Becker Best Pale - Brecker Products Ogden Utah U1003
Fisher's Brown Jug 1/2 Gallon has state of Utah Beer Stamp tax - Old
I am interested in finding information on these and others - is there some where to look? Thank You
JoDeen M - Orem Utah



Value needed: coors light bottle - 11/18/04

Is there any value to a coors light bottle that got capped with a killians red cap??
Jeff



Value needed: Coors Baseball Bat bottles - 11/7/04

I was wondering the difference in value between the coors & coors light baseball bat bottles with #16 & #18 on the top..Was there any difference with these caps. thanks,
Linda



For Sale: 1981 Courage, UK bottles - 11/2/04

Hi I have come across 9 bottles of unopend bottles of beer from 1981. These where brewed in the uk by Courage for the wedding of HRH The prince of wales and Lady diana spencer. All the bottles are labled and in good condition with all the dates and information ect on them. I also have 2 bottles of Presentation beer again from courage. Also I have 4 bottles of courage beer brewed to commemorate the silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth 2. 1 has Buckingham palice on it one windsor castle and the other 2 have a coat of arms or a seal type thing on them. I have 2 john smiths bottles which were ment for export to belgium export and brewed in Tadcaster Yorkshire uk. All bottles are sealed and in good condition.
If any of these would be of interest let me know or let perhaps pass my deatails on. I thought they might of interest to some in the USA? tel +447747792555 .
StarrBen - Great Britain



For Sale: Budwieser millennium limited edition bottle - 11/1/04

I have a LARGE Budwieser bottle, (glass with plastic cap, bank)? that says it's the millennium limited edition bottle. I also have the original Spuds McKenzie (Bud light) dog bar light. Any clue to its value, and who would want to buy it? Both are in excellent condition. Thank you for your time.
Deb



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For Sale: Collection of antique beer bottles - 10/30/04

Hi:) My name is Karina. I have been mandated to liquidate a collection of worldwide antique beer bottles (btwn 8000-10,000 bottles) that have been estimated to be worth $120,000. The collector is wanting to get rid of them fairly quickly and open to offers for a MUCH lower price. I have pictures available to me and other info available if anyone is interested. Any guidance in terms of people or groups that may be interested would be extremely helpful and appreciated:) If anyone is interested in contacting me, you can email. Thank you very much. Office phone number is (604) 484-5611
Karina - Vancouver, BC, Canada



For Sale: Union Brewing Company Sharon PA - 10/29/04

Union Brewing Company Sharon PA. I know the company was only in business from 1901-1920. The bottle is in excellent condition and is empty. It's amber in color and "UNION BREWING CO SHARON, PA." is embossed in the glass
Angie



Value needed: Grolsch lager bottles - 10/28/04

I have about 6 cases of empty Grolsch lager bottles From Holland does anyone know how much they are worth? Thanks
Gina



Value needed: Pabst beer bottle - 10/25/04

Hello, could you tell me the value a Brown glass Pabst beer bottle, with raised lettering in a 3" circle. It reads Pabst on the top Milwaukee on the bottom, with a raised hop leaf with the letter B in the center. Glass bottle has two seams. Thanks
Lou



Information Request: Anchor can from Hull's brewery England - 10/20/04

I am looking for an Anchor can from Hull's brewery England. It has a picture of a tall ship on it. Most likely a flat top. Any ideas where I can buy one? Thank You
Bill



Value needed: Drewrys Old Stock Ale - 10/20/04

Value needed, Will sell, Drewrys Old Stock Ale. 18 empty 8oz bottles in original cardboard case. All bottles have labels on them.
Denny



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For Sale: London--- Assorted beer bottles - 10/18/04

Hi, My Father used to Manager a Public House in North London upto 1979 and collected Beer Bottles,most of which are commemorative ones i.e. Jubilee's, etc,there are about 50/60 of these which I could list out for anybody that is interested in aquiring them. 90% are still unopened. Any interest of question on these please email . Many thanks,
Chris L.



Value needed: Crazy Horse Malt Liquor - 10/17/04

Howdy! I have an unopened case of Crazy Horse Malt Liquor. The cardboard case is battered, and the malt liquor itself is undrinkable. (Perhaps toxic . . . ) Does anyone have any idea what this might be worth? I believe this is from 1995. Thanks in advance.
Dave



Information Request: Green Stroh's bottle - 10/12/04

I have a green Stroh's bottle. It says Stroh near the top of the bottle and on the bottom says Contents 7 Fl ozs. Registered Detroit. We were wondering if anyone knew how old the bottle was or where I could find out.
Marybeth





Value needed: Coors clown bottle - 10/10/04

Hi, A few years ago I bought a "Coors clown bottle". Suposedly they were designed and produced without the authority of coors by a coors bottle designer. He suposedly produced 500 of them, but coors destroyed all but one case of 24 that the designer snuck out of the plant.
I wrote to Coors and they confirmed that the bottles were produced for only one 8-hour run on one production line in 1973. I am curious if the bottle is as rare as I've heard, and also what the value might be. Thanks,
Glenn



Value needed: Fort Pitt, Miller High Life, Coopenhagen Castle bottles - 10/1/04

We have several beer bottles from over 50 years ago. There is an empty brown Fort Pitt beer bottle. We have a Clear bottle of Miller High Life. We have 2 Copenhagen Castle clear unopened -- one has the neckband and label intact, the other has just the label. We have 1 Sparkling Extra Dry Champale in a clear bottle, all labels intact. We have one empty brown F & S beer bottle with labels intact. Does anyone know the value (if any) of any of these beer bottles? Thanks.
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Value needed: Budweiser King Pitchers 6-pack - 9/28/04

I have a sixpack of Budweiser King Pitchers. I would like to know the value of them. All the bottles are different. Theres 2000 nascar, 2001 St. Pats day, lets cinco 2000, cubs baseball,quail unlimited, and ducks unlimited. They are in exellent shape.
Ron G.



For Sale: Coors cans and bottles (110 pieces) - 9/15/04

Need advice:   I recently came across 110 Coors cans and some Coors bottles. Each is different and many are unique. I haven't the slightest how to research the value of these items. I do want to sell them to a collector whom will appreciate them.
One was a promo for a million dollars if it played music when opened. All of these items are still originally sealed and never opened. I believe the "saver" (not a collector) began saving these about 30 years ago. One has a picture of the late John Wayne, another is a route 66 promo. Most are 12 0z, some are not. I would appreciate any advice on how to sell these 110 items. Any serious collector may e-mail me. Thank-you,
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Value needed: Budweiser Beer Bottles c. 1900 - 9/8/04

Hello, I just recently purchased 5 Budweiser Beer Bottles all of which are clear glass and I assume by where they came from that they were made in early 1900. What type of value do these have? The labels are still on the bottles and they each have some type of maybe batch # on the bottom of the bottle. These bottles were inside a barn wall which was built in the late 1800's so they were well preserved...the carrying case is pretty deteriated though. Can you or anyone help me?
Ted



For Sale: Beer Bottle Collection (3000 pieces) - 9/3/04

Have an approximate 3000 piece beer bottle collection including numerous bottles from each of about 130 countries. Is there any interest out there in purchasing such a collection, sold as a whole or by the piece?
Nick, Canada



Information Request: 49ers beer bottle, Lucky Ale bottle - 9/1/04

Hi. I was wondering if you have any information on the beer bottles I have five paper label says 49ers beer amber color the picture has a man gold panning and says 11 fluid ounces............one bottle lucky ale date on the paper label 1936 also 11 ounces amber color....... one bottle says tecate pilsner type cerveza also amber and 11 ounces any information would help thank you
Daniel



Can wanted: Anchor Beer can, Hulls Brewery England - 8/28/04

I am looking for an Anchor Beer can from Hulls Brewery England. I was hoping top buy an older can that needed a can opener. Can you help?
Thank You,
Bill



Value needed: Pete Coors 50th birthday bottle - 8/27/04

My friend has a perfect bottle commemorating Pete Coors 50th birthday and is a not offered for sale bottle. Worth and demand?
Anonymous



Bottle wanted: Moose Brown Ale bottle - 8/24/04

I am looking to purchase a Moose Brown Ale beer bottle from anyone who may have this. I believe this beer was made by the Shipyard Brewing Company. Please email me. Thanks.
John, State College, PA



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