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onion bottle or not?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:18 pm    Post subject: onion bottle or not? Reply with quote

If I would clean the leather off this would it pass as an onion bottle?

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc135/tiny6565/new%20pictures%20march%202011/onionbottle.jpg


Thanks for any comments and do any of you know how old this bottle is?

I do not but it is not that oldin my opinion but they tried to sell it as old.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be guessing, but it sure looks like ca. 1970's stuff just like my mom and first step-dad used to decorate the bar downsatirs. They had a freind that flew for TWA and brought all kinds of stuff like that back from Spain, Italy, and the Mediteranian in the late 1960's and early 70's. that's my guess FWIW.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can find original onion bottles on Ebay for not all that much money. And you can find some good repros for even less.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd rub it first to see if a genie comes out of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess some peoples old is different than us in the re enactment world.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamestown onion bottles are actually pretty reasonable. I bought one and I am a legendary cheap skate.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim, order up some of this..

http://www.sansebastianwinery.com/cart/display.php?pid=11209&detail=true&hits_seen=

we get it, drink it and then sell the empty bottle on a trade blanket for what we paid for a full one. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Tiny!

I'd be figuring a way to conjure a good-lookin' blonde from that bottle if it was mine.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your bottle is very similar in shape to a bottle that I bought in Italy back in the mid 70s. The leather covered bottles were quite the souvenier in Florence. I think the shape is acceptable. It will be a fair amount of labor to remove the leather.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is not an onion bottle.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Piper I tried but nothing happened I may need to rub it a little more and maybe break it to get her out but I think she is in there. But she would be to small to have any fun with so I may send her to you.

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