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    Re: old Coca Cola Bottles

    Speaking of labels ... can you tell which of the two shown below is original and which is fake? Note: Don't look at the picture caption beneath the pic until you study them first. (But now that I've said this, how can you but look at the title?) Lol Easy ... just don't scroll that far down yet!
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    Re: old Coca Cola Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by creeper71
    Quote Originally Posted by SODABOTTLEBOB
    Biedenharn's Candy Co. (See pics below) But the bottles with the Coca Cola script are worth more because some of the Biedenharn's may have contained other "labels." Whereas the signature one's were exclusive to Cola Cola. The most valuable of all Coca Cola bottles is the one I use for my namesake. It's the prototype of the very first hobbleskirt from 1915. It was deemed unusable because it was too wide and top heavy. It didn't work well on the bottle handling machines of the day and would topple over real easy. There are only about five known examples of this prototype (one for sure in the Coca Cola museum in Atlanta, Georgia). No set value has ever been determined for them that I know of, but is estimated to be somewhere in the $5000.00 to $10,000.00 price range. (Seriously). It is considered the rarest - most sought after, and most valuable soda bottle in the entire world. (Of course, I don't have any of them, and few collectors do).
    SBB
    yeah that is it..I was thinking birgaminton for some reason, but I knew that was not correct
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    Re: old Coca Cola Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by SODABOTTLEBOB
    Speaking of labels ... can you tell which of the two shown below is original and which is fake? Note: Don't look at the picture caption beneath the pic until you study them first. (But now that I've said this, how can you but look at the title?) Lol Easy ... just don't scroll that far down yet!
    don't mean much but I would have said left cause the print is to light...but it is a good copy
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

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    Re: old Coca Cola Bottles

    The Biedenharn's were introduced around 1894. The signature hutch's came out around 1899. And even though the 1915 hobbleskirt's have that "patent date" on them, they actually didn't get distrubuted until 1917. There were four slight variations to follow over the years, and were used until about 1955 when the first painted label (acls) came into being. However, it took some time for the transition from embossed bottles to acls, so there are examples of embossed bottles as late as about 1960.

    Question: Why do you think it took Coca Cola so long to switch from embossed bottles to painted label bottles in 1955 when everyone else was switching over as early as about 1935 thru 1940?

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    Re: old Coca Cola Bottles

    I dont know how much this one was actually worth but sold it on ebay for 20.50. sorry pictures arent better, phone takes crappy photos this one didnt have a date on it but had coca cola embossed on the bottom, and had a blueish tint to it
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    Re: old Coca Cola Bottles

    DemonWolfe ~

    I noticed the title on your pics had Camden, Arkansas. Was that name on the bottle itself? Those types of straight-sided Coca Cola bottles with city and state on them are usually worth more than those without it. Typically the no-name ones sell for about $25.00 in case-worn condition and more for near-mint examples. They usually date from around 1902 to about 1917/20. The most popular of that era are the amber brown bottles. Especially ones with an arrow embossed on them. Most would have had paper labels as well like the one I posted earlier. Bottles with original paper labels are worth about double for ones without labels. There are so many variations of Coca Cola bottles I doubt anyone knows exactly how many.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    wOW! I wasn't expecting them to be straight-sided Coca Cola bottles ... I didn't go back to orginal post, but these was the ones bought at estatesale/auction?
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

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    Re: old Coca Cola Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by creeper71
    wOW! I wasn't expecting them to be straight-sided Coca Cola bottles ... I didn't go back to orginal post, but these was the ones bought at estatesale/auction?
    Yeah right, I was expecting the ones we used to return to the store for a nickel or a dime back in the 60's-70's since it was at an auction and they weren't bid on.
    In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King.

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    Re: old Coca Cola Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup
    Quote Originally Posted by creeper71
    wOW! I wasn't expecting them to be straight-sided Coca Cola bottles ... I didn't go back to orginal post, but these was the ones bought at estatesale/auction?
    Yeah right, I was expecting the ones we used to return to the store for a nickel or a dime back in the 60's-70's since it was at an auction and they weren't bid on.
    That is what I thought.. I like to see the rest of the bottles he bought if there was a straight-sided there probly is a x-mas coke in there too.. This is why it is so important for someone who has no clue what they have to post pics... I'm pretty sure We all thought they was 60's or later cokes.....
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

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    Re: old Coca Cola Bottles

    A lot of them are 60s 70s I believe. I had to dig through them to find the older ones. That was the only one like that I found and it did say camden arkansas on it. I need to find my camera to take better pictures.

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    Re: old Coca Cola Bottles

    Interesting ~

    If the bottles were/are 60s-70s they would have painted white labels. The older ones would either be straight-sided or the contour/hobbleskirt bottles, and embossed only. Check out the website below for a good sampling of various Coca Cola bottles. Just click on all of the blue links. And especially the "Hall of Fame" and "Bottles for Sale." (In fact, all of them)!

    SBB

    Digger O'Dell Website Link: http://www.antiquebottles.com/coke/index.html

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    Here is another link, and one of my favorites. It shows the evolution of the Coca Cola bottle in chronological order with detailed information for each one, including dates. I'm sure everyone will enjoy it, especially if you are obsessed with soda bottles like I am. Lol I'm no expert, but I sure do "dig them old soda bottles." (I have at least 100 Coca Cola related pictures in my photo gallery, plus dozens of pictures of other brands. I also have about 50 soda pop related website links like the one below).

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    Coca Coca Bottle Evolution Link: http://www.angelfire.com/ca3/ETclanS...lehistory.html

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    It would be so much eazier for Sodabob an I to help if we could see pics of the bottles... those mountain dews could have value ,but would have to see to say
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

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    here are some more pictures if i can ever get them loaded on here.
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    Re: old Coca Cola Bottles

    DW ~

    Thanks. It know it can be a little tricky posting pictures sometimes. But you gott'er done and that's what counts.

    The majority of your bottles look to be in pretty rough shape. If they don't clean up well it will dramatically diminish their value. I can't tell precisely every detail of every bottle, but based on what I can see, even in great shape most of them are likely not worth more that about $5.00 each.

    However, you may have noticed that I said "majority" and "most," which means there is a silver lining to every dark cloud. And that silver lining is the "Red Bird." It's the best one of the lot. If it cleans up nice it could be worth about $20.00 to $35.00. And possibly even $50.00 if it turns out to be in near-mint condition.

    There are a lot of different opinions on how best to clean acl (painted label) bottles, but I recommend soaking it first in "distilled white vinegar" (not red vinegar) for at least 24 hours. Vinegar is safe and effective for removing a variety of stains, including rust. After soaking it, use a mild dish detergent and luke-warm tap water to clean it up a little more. Use one of those yellow sponges with the green scrubber on one side and gently give it a light but good scrubbing. Unless the paint on the bottle is totally wasted (which it doesn't appear to be) it should clean up real nice. Test it first with the scrubber side, and if nothing drastic happens, don't be afraid to use a little elbow grease. I have done this exact thing to dozens upon dozens of bottles and never had a problem. If the inside needs cleaned, tear off a small piece of the sponge and use a straightened out, wire coat hanger, and scrub-a-dud the innards.

    And then take another picture of it and show us your ready to sell $50.00 bottle. But if it doesn't clean up, and brighten up, then I'd put it in the box with the other $5.00 bottles.

    Of course, your Mountain Dew bottle might be something too. Exactly what hillbilly names are on it? I can't quite make them out. There are about 900 named Mt. Dew bottles. Some are worth a lot more than others. The values depend on the "names" and the "condition."

    Check out those small embossed Coca Cola bottles, too. Please tell us exactlly what they say under the script on the main label, and also what city/state names (if any) are on the bases.

    Thanks again,

    SBB

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