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    1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle sells for record price!!! UPDATE

    Just read this figured i'd pass it along to all you coca cola bottle enthusiasts-
    An original 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle, along with the original drawing of the bottle, may be offered for sale soon. No one can guess how high the price may go. The design, by Earl R. Dean, had to be made thinner in the middle so the bottles wouldn't tip over. There are said to be two of these bottles in existence. One belongs to the Coca-Cola Company, the other to the designer's grandson, Greg Dean, and his family. Don't be confused by reproductions of the prototype that were made in 1965 to commemorate the bottle design. These have the dates 1915-1965 embossed on the bottom.

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    Re: 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle going up for auction

    Excellent lead on a bottle story. I cannot resist the temptation to predict the auction results. I say it may take the record for price for bottle of any kind. And I say it could go for far less than the record price of the light green Jackson flask record of not long ago. It's a crap shoot. If I had to bet, I would say it would be a record breaker, but whenever I bet like this, I am almost always wrong.
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    Re: 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle going up for auction

    I did a little research on this and the following line from the article was emphasized to me ...

    ... "may" be offered for sale soon.

    Even though this came from Kovel's official website, there doesn't seem to be a follow up article to it, and it may just be a rumor gone wild. The last I heard regarding these original 1915 prototypes, there were only two known examples, one in the Coca Cola museum in Atlanta, Georgia, and the other in the posession of the Dean family whose father designed it. It is the same bottle I use for my avatar and the one pictured below. But "if" one should happen to come up for auction, it wouldn't surprise me to net $20,000.00+ But, but, but ... I suppose only time will tell.

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    [ Original 1915 Prototype Hobbleskirt ] [ With circa 1913 Hobble Skirt Postcard ]
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    Re: 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle going up for auction

    Here's another item featured on Kovel's site that's a done deal. It is the original black and white painting of a Coca Cola bottle done by Andy Warhol. It sold at a Sotheby's auction last October of 2010 for a whopping ...

    $35.36 Million Dollars!

    [ It measures appx 6 ft by 4 ft ]

    Talk about rare and valuable. How would you like to have this hanging on your wall?
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    Re: 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle going up for auction

    Quote Originally Posted by SODABOTTLEBOB
    It is the same bottle I use for my avatar and the one pictured below.
    I thought so. That was one reason I posted this. I'll check periodically for any updates to this "auction".

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    Re: 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle going up for auction

    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup
    Quote Originally Posted by SODABOTTLEBOB
    It is the same bottle I use for my avatar and the one pictured below.
    I thought so. That was one reason I posted this. I'll check periodically for any updates to this "auction".
    The bottle and drawing will be sold through Juliens Auctions in early December. If you have a facebook acct, you'll be able to watch for updates here: http://www.facebook.com/thecontourbottle

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    Re: 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle going up for auction

    Thank you for your interest in our Prototype bottle and sketch. I was forwarded this blog and felt it was necessary to substantiate the story. The bottle and sketch that our father held all these years and that his father handed down to him will officially be up for auction in Early December. The Auction house is Julien's and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. I enjoyed your website.

    Greg Dean

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    In case no one noticed, I recently changed my avatar to a more fitting picture.

    To: Dean & Dean

    Thanks for sharing.

    Regarding the upcoming auction on the prototype hobbleskirt, all I can say is ...

    WOW! I can't wait to see what it sells for.

    My pre-auction estimate is $25,000 to $35,000

    We'll see ...

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    Re: 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle going up for auction

    Thank you for the confirmation of this sale. I can't wait to see the results and I hope it sets a record.

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    Re: 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle going up for auction

    i wish my 1915 looked like dat
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    Re: 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle going up for auction

    Online bidding has begun through Julien's Auctions for the contour Coca-Cola prototype bottle and the original concept sketch. Here are the links to their pages:

    Contour bottle prototype: https://www.julienslive.com/view-auc...rom/find-lots/
    The Concept Sketch: https://www.julienslive.com/view-auc...rom/find-lots/

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    Re: 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle going up for auction

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDean
    Online bidding has begun through Julien's Auctions for the contour Coca-Cola prototype bottle and the original concept sketch. Here are the links to their pages:

    Contour bottle prototype: https://www.julienslive.com/view-auc...rom/find-lots/
    The Concept Sketch: https://www.julienslive.com/view-auc...rom/find-lots/
    Thank you for the update. Things will get exciting, I do believe.

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    Re: 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle going up for auction

    Auction update:

    1915 contour Coca-Cola bottle prototype - Current bid: $65,000
    https://www.julienslive.com/view-auc.../37/lot/11931/


    1915 contour Coca-Cola bottle concept sketch - Current bid: $20,000
    https://www.julienslive.com/view-auc.../37/lot/11930/

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    Re: 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle going up for auction

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDean
    Auction update:

    1915 contour Coca-Cola bottle prototype - Current bid: $42,500
    https://www.julienslive.com/view-au....rom/find-lots/


    1915 contour Coca-Cola bottle concept sketch - Current bid: $11,000
    https://www.julienslive.com/view-au....rom/find-lots/
    Make that $55,000 and $20,000!
    BTW- The second set of links you provided is a login page. The first set of links are still good for some reason.

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    Re: 1915 prototype Coca-Cola bottle going up for auction

    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup
    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDean
    Auction update:

    1915 contour Coca-Cola bottle prototype - Current bid: $65,000
    https://www.julienslive.com/view-au....rom/find-lots/


    1915 contour Coca-Cola bottle concept sketch - Current bid: $20,000
    https://www.julienslive.com/view-au....rom/find-lots/
    Make that $55,000 and $20,000!
    BTW- The second set of links you provided is a login page. The first set of links are still good for some reason.
    Interesting, not sure how that happened since I copied the link straight from a public page. Funny, at first I thought you guys meant that I posted the link incorrectly on the blog and that only blog members could only see the links when logged in. It wasn't until I clicked on the links themselves that I understood what you were trying to convey...lol.

 

 
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