"Fredericksburg / Bottling Company / Lager Beer / S.F." with the Lang Bros. logo of a FBC monogram on a shield, embossed on a 7¾" tall (to the lip) half-pint, blob-top bottle, with picture porcelain stopper (same as image at right) - c.1900. Excellent to near mint condition. $125
"San Jose Bottling Co. - San Jose, Cal." embossed on a
7¾" tall, amber half-pint, Baltimore loop finished bottle,
with nice "whittle". From C. Maurer's Bottling
works and agent for San Jose's
Fredericksburg Brewery. Very scarce, and in excellent to near
mint condition. $85.
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. The only other propritery
growler in the shape of a barrel, that I'm aware of, is the Golden Age from Spokane (below). Excellent condition with no dings
on the embossing! $75
Brandt - Healdsburg - Cal." on an amber half-pint, blob top
beer with a plain stopper. Brandt had a steam brewery, but was also an
agent/bottler for Buffalo, National, and El Dorado. There's a couple of
chips on the lip, but it's otherwise in nice condition. $45
- Gilt Edge - Lager - Sacramento, Cal." on an 9" tall, amber pint, crown top bottle.
Also, an 11" tall, amber quart version (at right), in excellent condition as well. $45
"Cal. Bottling Co. / Export Beer / S.F." embossed vertically on this 9¼" tall, amber pint with a Baltimore loop finish. The California Bottling Co. was the SF agent/bottler for the John Wieland Brewery. Excellent condition. $35 (label for reference only)
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, pint
bottle c.1900, from Brooklyn, NY. Attic mint!
Pre-Pro, hand-tooled, blob top squat, embossed: "T & W / 89 Franklin St. / N.Y." - and on the reverse (at right): "XX / Porter & Ale" in hollow letters (double X means double strength) - all on a 6⅝" tall, deep aqua blue, bottle c.1880s. Mint condition! $120
American Brewing Co."
arching over the monogramed, six pointed brewer's star,
and "Hamburg & / Greene Ave's / Brooklyn, N.Y. /
registered". On the back heal: "this bottle not to be sold /
K.H. 1905". The bottle is a 9¼" tall, aqua blob-top pint, with a
Hutter porcelain stopper (at right). The "K.H." on the heal is
for Karl Hutter, who also had bottles made in NY - this one in
1905. It's in excellent condition with only a
chip out of the stopper. $55
"Jug Lager- Krug Bier - Grasser & Brand Brewing
Co. Toledo. O." and "Extra Quality - XXX Pilsner" on an
8¾" tall, stoneware, pint bottle, ca.1890.
Beautifully detailed transfer and overall excellent condition.
Book price is $300-$400, but on the back of the blob is a
small repair that was professionally done (image at right),
so it's offered at a reduced price. $250
"Golden Age / Beer" embossed above "Brewed by / Golden Age Breweries / Spokane, Washington" and on the reverse is a raised oval that would have held the label (example at left for reference only), with "Half Gallon" embossed on the shoulder. This is the only other proprietery growler in the shape of a barrel other than the San Francisco Globe Brewing growler (above). This one is also from the early '30s. Excellent condition. $60
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