"Golden Gate Bottling Works - San Francisco", and on the reverse: "trade mark" of standing bear holding a glass of beer, on a half-pint beer. This near mint bottle has a bruise on the lip which gives this a grade of "excellent" rather than "mint". $125
Pre-pro, half-pint bottle, embossed: "Fredericksburg Bottling Company: above a "FBCo" monogram on a shield, with "Lager Beer - S.F." below. Bottle has the early, Baltimore loop finish to the blob, and has a slight amethyst tint to the glass. Some interior staining, but no chips or cracks. Overall excellent condition. Scarce! $95
amber figural beer bottle, embossed: "Half Gallon" on shoulder - "Globe
Beer" on Globe logo - "Internal Revenue Tax Paid" on left side, and "Permit
Calif U-1116" on right side, and Globe Brewing Company
/ San Francisco, Calif." This is the only embossed bottle with a U-Permit
number. It was introduced in Sep. 1935. Excellent cond. with no dings
on the embossing! $65
half-pint, with a Baltimore Loop, hand-tooled neck finish, embossed: "Cal.
Bottling Co. / Export Beer / S.F." on a 6⅞" tall, split (bottlers of
Weiland's Beer). Has a tiny "fish-eye" ding on neck, otherwise excellent to
near mint condition. $28
Pre-Pro, pint, embossed: "S. Liebmann's Sons Brewing
Co." arched over a "SLS" logo, with "Registered" below, all on a
9⅛" tall, ice blue, bottle from Brooklyn, NY. Attic mint!
Pre-Pro, aqua, hand-tooled blob top, pint, embossed: "Henry Freiman / Clifton, S.I." above: "this bottle / not to be sold" - the reverse (shown right) embossed: "Bavarian / Lager Bier." This 9" tall, bottle from Staten Is., N.Y., shows interesting whittle marks and is in excellent condition. $35
"Pre-Pro, hand-tooled, blob top squat, embossed: "T & W / 89 Franklin St. / N.Y." - and on the reverse (at right): "XX / Porter & Ale - all on a 6⅝" tall, deep aqua blue, bottle. Mint condition! $115
"Jug Lager- Krug Bier - Grasser & Brand Brewing
Co. Toledo. O." and "Extra Quality - XXX Pilsner" on an
8¾" tall, stoneware, pint bottle, ca.1880.
Nicely detailed transfer (see close-up at far right).
Exceptional condition - no cracks or chips.
Age Beer" embossed across the middle of the bottle, with
"Brewed by - Golden Age Breweries, Inc. - Spokane,
Washington" near the bottom, and "Half Gallon"
embossed on the rear shoulder, above a blank oval that
would have had the U-Permit label shown at right (for
info only). Bottle's mfg. mark indicates it was made
in 1936. Excellent condition! $65
Only other embossed figural half-gallon is from the Globe Brewing Co. of SF (above).
"Empire Ale / Brandon" embossed on a 10½" tall, forest green, quart beer bottle with Baltimore finish to the blob. This beautifully whittled bottle is from the Empire Brewing Co., Ltd. of Brandon, Manitoba (label for info only). Image at left is front lit with artificial light, and the photo at right is back lit with natural light. Sparkling mint! $115
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