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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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  1. Cool bottle! At first glance I thought for sure I was looking at a quart size soda bottle. If it didn't say motor oil on the bottle I would have identified it as a soda. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Most definitely an old soda bottle. Hard to say what was in it with no other marks on the bottle. I have several bottles in my collection with the same shape as yours. The I in the O in a triangle is...
  3. I am going to guess your bottle dates to the early 1920's into the mid 1930's, hard to say without a date code or more research. In the period of time mentioned there were hundreds of different shapes...
  4. That's a cool looking Sparklettes carafe! Love the texture. I'll bet $800 worth of pennies was pretty heavy?
  5. Congratulations! Its always nice to add a long sought after item for a collection.
  6. Very, very nice. Thanks for sharing!
  7. I would like to add that Vess started using that type bottle in the 1930's and the only way to accurately date your bottles is to do like iggy stated, and check to see if a date code is on the bottom ...
  8. The Vess bottles shown have the earlier version of paper labels Vess would have used for that type bottle. I have many Vess bottles similar to yours and mine are dated to the mid 1960's.
  9. Thanks to all for the love taps and Happy New Year!
  10. That's a nice assortment of different Teem bottles. I remember drinking Teem as a kid. Don't recall the smooth glass pattern though. Thanks for sharing!
  11. Thanks Thomas, I have had a few A&W's in my day. Good Stuff!
  12. That red color is fantastic!
  13. I found numerous ads for Puritan Ginger Ale in The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City dating 1907. I am guessing your bottle dates to the early 1900's. Found nothing on the company. Good looking sel...
  14. I would maybe put an ad in your local craigslist or similar site and put a "make an offer" type deal. Someone may want them. The clear bottles with no embossing are not sought after much.
  15. Well Watchsearcher, that's a machine I haven't seen before, but would have liked to. I don't research cans or machines at all, only bottles that are in my collection.
  16. Thanks iggy! We all know there are hundreds of different sizes, shapes and flavors of Canada Dry out there. It would be fun to try and find them all.
  17. What a haul! You have a nice assortment of different style bottles.
  18. Thanks buckethead! And thanks to all for the "love it" taps!
  19. Thank You for the very nice comments Brunswick. A lot of the bottles I post were in my collection for many years, now that I am somewhat retired I have time to do the research and discover the history...
  20. Thank You for the nice comment buckethead!
  21. In order to get any history on the bottles, you would have to clean up one or two from each case to try and determine who the bottler was and to see if there is a glass makers mark (usually on the bot...
  22. Thanks to all for the "love it" taps
  23. Minimal value since they are quite common.
  24. Thanks for the info Thomas! At one time I had soda bottles from West Plains, but don't remember which brand.
  25. Thanks AnnaB, I'm glad you love it! Thanks to all for the "love it" taps!
  26. I especially like the green textured glass. Is this bottle quart size?
  27. will do!
  28. I found a Peter Breidt Brewing Co, Elizabeth, N.J. ad for a pilsner beer dated May 28, 1936. It was an introductory ad for perhaps a new beer in a one way bottle. Looks like this beer may have been p...
  29. Thanks iggy for the nice comments! Thanks to all for the love it taps
  30. Thanks iggy! Good to know.
  31. Your welcome ej
  32. Thanks iggy!
  33. Thanks iggy, if you see one she can't live without let me know.
  34. Cool way to display the pop bottles, in a vintage wagon.
  35. A different as showing when to drink a Dr. Pepper
  36. The 10, 2 & 4 are on the bottle as a reminder and I quote an advertisement I have, "When you drink a Dr. Pepper, You drink a bite to eat. Because it picks your energy up at 10 - 2 and 4 O'clock" So...
  37. The marks on the bottom of the bottle tells us that the bottle was manufactured by the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. (The diamond oval i mark) The #3 number tells us that it was made at the Fairmont, WV. p...
  38. Very nice bottle! Art Deco bottle dating from the mid 1920's through the 1930's.
  39. Nice soda stand, I have seen those before as well as stands of other brands.
  40. Thanks to all for the Love taps and nice comments!
  41. Thank You Purvis for the nice comment!
  42. I should have added it would have contained any number of flavors bottled by Coca Cola but likely not Coca Cola.
  43. Nice looking bottle, appears to me to be a 1920's to 1930's bottle from the Coca Cola Co. of LA. Looks to me there is a C in a Circle on the bottom of the bottle which would indicate the bottle was ma...
  44. Found out on another website that this insulator is actually a U-152 and the O is really a G and the company is General Porcelain Co. Measurements add up to a U-152. The insulator would be considered ...
  45. Excellent Smile bottle.
  46. Thank You buckethead! Thanks to all for the love taps.
  47. I have what appears to be the exact same bottle that was given to me as a gift back in 1997, I give that date because 1997 is embossed on the bottom of the bottle along with The Coca Cola Bottling C...
  48. Thanks Anna, hopefully it is.
  49. Thanks to all for the love taps
  50. Thanks SpiritBear, insulator collecting is all new to me
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