If known, Miniature Bottle Library shows the ages for mini decanters and figural bottles.Another invaluble source is Miniature Bottle Collector Magazine (MBC). From 1918 to 1929 the Owens Bottle Company's trademark was a circle inside a square on the bottom of the bottle.In the early and mid 1940's red, white, and black circular (like a "Bulls Eye") decal tax stamps were used. 1950 was a green rectangular decal stamp with white printing and the state seal in the middle. 1937 tax stamps were 7/8" square, 1, orange with a yellow state.In the 1960's fancy blue and white decal stamps were used with the state seal on the left side and serial numbers on the bottom. ALASKA: 1/2" Square Decal Tax Stamps were used in 1938. "1" is in a clear circle at the bottom of the stamp on some decals, and in an orange circle on others.Where known the issue date is shown, although this is often only the issue date of the large size and minis often came a year or two later.
In September 1954 the trademark was changed to an "I" inside a circle.
There is also a web site, Decanter Pictorials, that has pictures of thousands of decanters, large and mini, in both colour and black and white.
The black and white pictures are poor as they were scanned from the small black and white photos in Montagues.
This regulation does not apply to alcoholic beverages produced, imported, bottled, or labeled for export from the U. Bruce) FLORIDA: Decal tax stamps were used from 1934 to June 30th 1969.
S., or for delivery to a vessel or aircraft as supplies to be consumed outside the jurisdiction of the United States. 1934 decal tax stamps were 1, yellow on white, 3/4" x 1-1/4" with a rounded top.