bottle-bud

St. Louis, Mo

This all started way back when I started picking up pop bottles for candy and pin ball money. I'm showing my age when I say I used to get 5 cents per bottle. Just enThis all started way back when I started picking up pop bottles for candy and pin ball money. I'm showing my age when I say I used to get 5 cents per bottle. Just enough for a game of pinball or a candy bar. Then I started finding bottles that the local confectionary would not take, oddballs. I figured that some one would take them so I kept them. These bottles, were stored in a closet and forgotten about until I returned home from the Navy and were rediscovered. Then I thought it would be fun to find the oddballs. And that's how it all started. At one time I had close to 2,000 bottles in my collection, but decided to downsize and only collect soda's bottled or related to St. Louis. I'm down to approx. 800 or so soda bottles. I collect painted label, embossed and paper as well as photos, labels openers etc. I'm still having fun collecting. (Read more)

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Sudheimer / Fennerty Soda's - Bottlesin Bottles
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Comments

  1. Thanks to all whom are enjoying the bottles
  2. blunderbuss2, I know that these bottles are referred to as blob tops or hutchinson blobs, but not exactly sure if there is a difference between the two. I am glad that you like them
  3. Thanks Anna I am glad that you like them.
  4. Thanks Again SpiritBear. Its nice to be able to put dates to the bottles.
  5. SpiritBear I have checked the bottles on the first pic, both bottles have no markings at all, Either wore off or never had anything, I can tell you that the seams on the side do not go all the way th...
  6. Thanks iggy! Interesting how C.L. Grigg & Vess Jones worked together at The Orange Whistle Co., which became the Whistle Vess Bottling Co. and How CL Grigg started the Howdy Co. which turned into the...
  7. Thanks iggy!
  8. Sorry, I am not into any trading right now. I have in my collection the Enno Sander bottle you posted. Enno Sander's were quite common around here. Perhap's I will post the many different variations o...
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