A page dedicated to a few individuals who have been instrumental in the hobby of collecting Antique Bottles and Artifacts from Washington State.
Recently an "anonymous" inquiry came into this site regarding some old bottles that a neighbor had dug in Seattle a number of years ago. At one point, the neighbor had decided to simply sell the bottles at a garage sale or just give them away to anyone who would take them off their hands. The inquirer asked the author to take a look at the two boxes of still dirty bottles and after some discussion and sharing of knowledge about each of the items, an agreement was reached for the author to obtain the collection.
A portion of the "Anonymous" collection is shared below:
A variety of antique bottles dug in Seattle a number of years ago and still dirty after all these years.
4 slightly different "Dr. J. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters" bottles (circa 1910).
A cobalt medicine "Wisdom's Robertine" from Portland Oregon (circa 1900).
A lite yellow-amber "Dr. Mott's Wild Cheery Tonic" from the Sprunace & Stanley Co. of San Francisco (circa 1880's).
A dark amber "Peruvian Bitters" bottle after a slight cleaning (circa early 1900's).
A light green "Pacific & Puget Sound Bottling Co." hutchinson soda bottle from Seattle (circa mid-1910's).
An amber whiskey bottle from Bacher & Grimminger's saloon and cafe, "Our House" of Seattle (circa mid-1910's).
An un-embossed amber whiskey bottle "1895 Hiram Walker" as noted on the neck label from Canada (circa mid-1910's).
Edward "Red" Kacalek, a resident of Ritzville Washington was a long time collector of Antique Bottles and Artifacts from Washington State. An avid bottle digger, he was also a noted researcher and contributor to bottle associations and publications both locally and on a national level. He specialized in whiskey, soda and seltzer bottles and contributed his vast wealth of knowledge to others in the collecting field throughout the Untied States. Red had been a collector most of his life and passed away in 2010.
A portion of Red's former collection is shared below:
A green seltzer Bottle from the SunsetBottling Works of Seattle.
A Hutchinson Soda bottle from the Aetna Bottling Works of Tacoma.
2 light green Hutchinson Soda bottles from Port Angeles and Mt. Vernon, Washington.
A light red seltzer bottle from J. G. Fox and Co. of Seattle.
A Hutchinson Soda bottle from the Wenatchee Bottling Works of Wenatchee.
A clear seltzer bottle from the Zarembo Mineral Springs Co. of Seattle.
A Sprau's Bottling Works seltzer bottle from Monroe, Washington.
Label-only Pacific Club whiskey bottle from M & K Gottstein of Seattle.
A clear seltzer bottle from A. L. Van Valey of Everett, Washington.
A variety of ceramic beer stoppers from Seattle.
Dixon's Olde English labeled ginger beer from the Puget Sound Bottling Works of South Bellingham, Washington.
A vaseline colored seltzer bottle from Glaser Beverages of Seattle.