Common Antique Bottles of the Pacific Northwest

Common Antique Bottles of the Pacific Northwest

Characteristics of a very common antique bottle is:

  • Over 500 examples known
  • Held a successful product and was well distributed

All of the examples below were nationally distributed brands that are found in large numbers in the Pacific Northwest. Every town dump is sure to have these bottles in it. Most command a price of $.50 cents to $2 with the exception of  the cobalt blue Bromo Seltzers which can catch $5 thanks to their attractive color.

The very common California Fig Syrup and a Bromo-Seltzer

The very common California Fig Syrup and a Bromo-Seltzer

Bromo Seltzer

California Fig Syrup

Certo

Clorox

Colorite

Fletcher’s (or Pitcher’s) Castoria

Frostilla

Heinz (and unembossed Catsups galore)

Hoyt’s Cologne

Lea & Perrins Worcestershire

Listerine

Lydia Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound

three in one oil

“Three-In-One” Oil Bottles are dug in nearly every dig

Milk of Magnesia

Pond’s Extract

Scott’s Emulsion Cod Liver Oil

Three In One Oil

Rawleigh’s

Vaseline (Chesebrough)

Watkins

W.B. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin

2 Comments

  • Jim Johnson says:

    Hi , I am interested in what you have going on here. I too have been involved with old bottles for sometime. I collect prepro Washington beer bottles and am wondering if you have found anything of interest. Is there any one area you fancy or are you interested in just about everything? Look forward to hearing from you , Jim from Olympia

  • I don;t normally see these types of collections in any antique stores.

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