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 embossed, blob top, squat, porters, stoneware, and labeled - plus a beauty from Canada.



CALIFORNIA


Golden Gate half-pint beer with close-upGolden Gate Bottling Works, SF half-pint beerGolden Gate Bottling Works, SF half-pint beer back-lit"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 condition". $125 

 


Fredericksburg Lager Beer half-pint bottleFredericksburg Lager Beer half-pint bottle, back-litPre-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

 


Sept. 1935 ad for Globe BeerGlobe picnic size beer bottle - imageHalf-gallon, 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

  


Buffalo Brewing C. SF Agency half-pint bottlePre-pro, honey amber, half-pint, with a Baltimore Loop, hand-tooled neck finish, embossed: "Buffalo Brewing Co. / BBCo monogram / S.F. Agency" on a 7½" tall bottle. Excellent to near mint condition. $45


Cal. Bottling SF splitPre-pro, amber, 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 condition. $28


Lucky Lager 7oz. bottle with painted label"Lucky Lager" applied, acl label, on a 7oz., 8" tall bottle, with: "Breweries at San Francisco, Aauza, Vancouver, & Salt Lake City" (the Salt Lake brewery was added in 1957). The bottle has "MG" on the base which indicates it was manufactured by the Maywood Glass Company, Compton, CA (closed in 1959). So this bottle dates from 1957-59, and is considered scarce. Near Mint condition. $45


"Regal Frosty" opalescent bottle from Regal Pale, SF"Regal Frosty" neck label"Regal Frosty" base embossing"Regal Frosty" 12 oz. opalescent bottle, ca.1955, from the Regal Pale Brewing Co., S.F. The earliest ad I can find for this product is Aug. 1955, and the latest was Mar. 1956. Label in fair shape but complete - bottle is excellent. A scarce piece and the only opalescent beer known to have been made! $55



ILLINOIS


Meister Brau half-gal. bottle with ACL label"Meister Bräu - Real Draft Beer - the Custom Brew" on a 14" tall, half-gallon bottle, ca.1968 (on base). The applied (ACL) pyro-glaze label is in near-mint condition. From Meister Brau, Inc. of Chicago.  $35
 




MISSOURI


Columbia Weiss Beer Brewery bottle St. Louis, MO"Columbia Weiss Beer Brewery  St. Louis, MO" and "This Bottle Is Never Sold" on the reverse, with porcelain stopper. This amber "tee-pee" shaped, pint beer stands 9½" tall (excluding stopper) and is ca.1898-1909. Near mint condition. $55 



 

NEW YORK



Geo. W. Hoxsie's Premium Beer bottle, Albany, NY, ca.1865Hoxsie's Premium Beer bottle - back litHoxsie's Premium Beer bottle - bottom view
"Geo. W. Hoxsie's Premium Beer" vertically embossed on a 7" tall x 2⅝" diameter, heavy (17oz.), half-pint, black glass bottle, ca.1861, 1861 Albany City Directory ad for Hoxsie's Premium Beerfrom Albany, NY (1861 City Directory ad at right). Color is actually a dark, chocolate amber (see image at right) but is referred to as "black glass". Great Civil War era bottle - in excellent condition.
In a recent bottle auction a Hoxsie of lesser condition sold for $400, less buyer's premium. This nicer example is beautifully crude and full of character!  $395


S. Liebmanns pint beer bottlePre-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.  $32


Lager beer bottle from Clifton, Staton Is.Lager beer bottle from Clifton, Staton Is. - reversePre-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


T&W porter & ale squat"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




OHIO


Grasser & Brand stoneware bottleGrasser& Brand Jug Lager close-up"Jug Lager- Krug Bier - Grasser & Brand Brewing Co. Toledo. O." and "Extra Quality - XXX Pilsner" on a 8¾" tall, stoneware, pint bottle, ca.1880Nicely detailed transfer (see close-up at far right). Exceptional condition - no Garsser & Brand letterheadcrazing, cracks or chips. Scarce!  $325



Moerlein's Old Jug Lager stoneware qt. boottle"Moerlein's Old Jug Lager Krug Bier" with the trade mark M & Crown encircled with "The Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Cincinnati, O" on a 10½" tall, stoneware quart bottle (earlier ring neck version). Excellent condition with no crazing, chips, cracks or smeared image. $125
 


 

TENNESSEE


Moerlein Gerst Old Jug Lager pint bottle from TNTenn. State Coat-of-Arms"Old Jug Lager - Ultes Krug Bier" beneath "The Moerlein Gerst Brewing Co." and the state's coat-of-arms (right) - on a 8¾" tall, pint stoneware bottle from "Nashville, Tenn. U.S.A." - ca.1890-1893It also reads on the lower left, "Fully Matured. A Veritable Luxury." and on the lower right, "The Fashionable Beverage of the Day. Brilliant in Color. Abosulity Pure, Stimulating, Rejuvenating." The bottle is in excellent condition with no crazing, chips, cracks or smeared image. $125 


Diehl's Stone Bottle Ginger Beer - NashvilleDiehl's Stone Bottle Ginger Beer - Nashville"Diehl's Old Style Stone Bottle Ginger-Beer" on a 5½" tall, 7½ oz. stoneware bottle, from Nashville. The only ginger beer from TN. The bottle also has the warning: "this bottle never sold" - but we'll make an exception in this case. Excellent condition. Scarce! $125

 
 


 

WASHINGTON


Golden Age draft beer labelGolden Age half-gallon bottle"Golden 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).

  


Bohemian Club Bock beer bottle c.1938"Bohemian Club Bock" from the Spokane Breweries, Inc. operated by that name from Dec. 1936 to Dec. 1939. IRTP label is in excellent condition - as is the neck label! $32

 

 


Pike Brewing Co. growler"The Pike" growler from the Pike Brewing Co.  $10


 

 


Black Raven Brg. Co. half-gallon growler"Black Raven Brewing Company" with a Raven logo surrounded by "Washington Artisan Ales" - all in gold on this half-gallon growler from Redmond. $10

 


Vashon Brewing Co. half-gal. growler"Cliff's - Vashon Brewing Company" on this half-gallon growler from Vashon Island's only brewery. $10

 


 

CANADA


Empire Ale green qt. bottle - front litEmpire Ale green qt. natural light"Empire Ale / Brandon" embossed on a 10½" tall, forest green, quart beer bottle with Baltimore Empire Ale labelfinish 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!  $225



 

 

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