"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
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
Half-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
Pre-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
Pre-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
"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
"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
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
"Jug Lager- Krug Bier - Grasser & Brand Brewing Co. Toledo. O." and "Extra Quality - XXX Pilsner" on a 8¾" tall, stoneware, pint bottle, ca.1880. Nicely detailed transfer (see close-up at far right). Exceptional condition - no crazing, cracks or chips. Scarce! $325
"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
"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.1890-1893. It 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 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
"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).
"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! $225
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