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Posted 5 years ago

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To whom it may concern,

I was hoping to find out some information about a vintage bottle that I purchased. The only data that I could find about the bottle was that 300 were made for a BBQ event that never occurred because the night before the party, JFK was assassinated. The bottle is embossed with a colorful label that says: Bottled for the Honorable Lyndon B. Johnson on the neck, and on the base there is a vice-presidential seal which says : Vice President of the United States. I believe this bottle is very rare based on what I have found online, but the data might not be accurate. Could you please let me know your thoughts about this. Thank you so very much for your time. I have attached a photo from the internet and can add more if needed of mine. They are identical.

Sincerely,

Dawn

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  1. Roger6657, 5 years ago
    Hello, As a long time soda bottle collector, my understanding is that there were about 2000 bottles originally made for the event, however, not many have survived over the years. They are considered to be a rare and desirable bottle, with a value of approx. $500. There is also one "misprint" error bottle in existance. It is valued at $1000+. Is your bottle for sale?
  2. nrzjago, 4 years ago
    What is the misprint? I recently acquired a bottle at an estate sale.
  3. coachkrae56, 4 years ago
    I have one of these bottles and am curious about the misprint. Do you know what it is? I might be willing to sell my bottle if someone is seriously interested.
  4. Buddy_mayfield1, 6 months ago
    I have one of these bought at an antique store in New Mexico in 1974. Curious to know what the misprint is. Do you know what the numbers on the bottom mean?
    I might be interested in selling my bottle if anyone is seriously interested.
  5. boopthenight, 4 months ago
    Hi !! I live in Laurens, S.C. where these LBJ bottles were made in 1963. About 1/10 of the people in this area worked at this large glass bottle company. I know these bottles are very rare. It is told that 2400 bottles were made~~shipped to Texas to get filled with Canada Dry. The day Kennedy was shot & killed...the party LBJ was giving was of course cancelled. No one knows for sure how many were drank & saved...and no one knows how many bottles were destroyed. Speaking to different employees that worked there in the 60s...here is what I have understood: one of the head people wanted 48 additional bottles to be made & given to him during this time. No one is sure how many employees each took one...I am estimating that there were 2400 made and perhaps an additional 100. I saw one recently in Columbia SC for sale at a bottle show. He was asking $500.00 I bought one that returned from Dallas to Laurens for $300.00 which I believe is a good price. Many in the area have held unto their bottles...My own opinon is this: it is a piece of history reminding us of that tragic day for Pres Kennedy and the United States. It is worth whatever a person is willing to pay. I believe $500 to $750 is the price range for these bottles in VG condition.

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