Category Archives: Bottles

Kiker & Co Ltd – Mineral Water Manufacturers

Starting at the bottom and going anti clockwise. 1880’s Torpedo – Belfast. 1920/30’s applied crown top – Armagh. 1890’s Torpedo *with upright embossing which doesn’t make sense*) – Belfast. 1940’s machine made blob top – Armagh. 1910/20’s applied lip blob … Continue reading

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December Bootsales & Barn finds

Bootsale – Self explanitory Barn find – both made in Ireland. I think the bottle is a hair product similar to Brylcreem. Bo-Peep match boxes where a suprise find inside an old tin. Bootsale – little green poison with a … Continue reading

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Bootsale finds Ireland – Greysteel, Derry

Great bootsale today, the sun shined bright and place was 75% full today, around 100 cars. 1st up is this A large internal screw top dating to the 50’s for The Larne Mineral water Company. I really like these bottles … Continue reading

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Blue print Londonderry Stout Bottles

My very 1st Blue prints, both from Londonderry. My closest “big” city.  The W.G O’Doherty is a very common bottle in the standard black print but so very uncommon in blue. In fact I didn’t even realise it came in … Continue reading

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An image dump of my finds over the past 8 weeks

Todays carboot find. A little 4″ Cream pot from the Ulster Dairy Co Belfast. A little battle scarred but still a keeper. These three where all aquired within a week of each other. Kirker & Co is my 1st find … Continue reading

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W.G. O’Doherty – Derry/Londonderry

As you can probably tell by now, I collect bottles and being from Co. Londonderry there where 100’s of business’ producing Whisky, Beer, Stout & Mineral Waters with a vast majority located in the city itself. One of the most … Continue reading

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The day Irish Rebels stole a car

This might be the best story behind anything that I’ve picked up at a boot sale. H.M.Johnston M.D – Stranorlar Stranorlar is a small village in Donegal on the River Finn and sometime in the early 1900’s an English Doctor … Continue reading

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