After breaking the bottle open, Winkler and her husband found a dateless postcard that offered a reward of one shilling to whomever returned it. Just so everyone is clear, one shilling is equal to five pennies, which is an indisputably generous reward.
The postcard also featured a message (in English, German, and Dutch), asking the bottle's finder to fill out information on where it was found, and to return it to the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth. The couple happily obliged, and, upon receiving the bottle, The Police's "Message in a Bottle," mysteriously began playing at the Marine Biological Association! What! There wasn't even an iPhone in sight! This part may not be entirely accurate.