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Schaefer-Vater Figural Whiskey Nip Bottles or Flasks: Made in Germany, these porcelain figural flasks came in glazes of blue and white, brown and white, pink and white, or green and white. Most are in the form of comical figures including farmers, fat men, bowlers, monks, maidens, clowns, and even animals.

Pickle Bottles: Often decorated with embossed designs appearing like cathedral windows, these 19th Century pickle jars are just one sort of early food bottle we seek.

Soda Bottles: A wide variety of bottles that once contained soda and mineral water are of interest to us.

Many are embossed with a company name only, while others name a specific product like root beer or sarsaparilla.

Soda bottles may come with a very short neck and blob top, or they may have a longer neck with a blob top. Most sodas are made of glass in colors ranging from clear, aqua, or citron to green, amber, or cobalt blue.

Miniature and Sample Bottles: Many 19th Century manufacturers gave away miniature versions of their wares as samples.

We are very interested in smaller examples of all types of bottles that are often marked with the word SAMPLE.

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