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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. Thanks Anna, hopefully it is.
  2. Thanks to all for the love taps
  3. Thanks SpiritBear, insulator collecting is all new to me
  4. I have no clue what it is, but it is neat looking!
  5. Nice assortment!
  6. Cool! Thanks iggy. I seen the pepper-elixer-cola sites but passed them up, thinking it was a different company. Should have stopped in and read about it.
  7. Nice collection, I like them all!
  8. The yellow and white label on green glass makes for a nice looking bottle. I can clearly remember drinking soda pop where my dad had to open the cans with an opener. No tabs way back then!
  9. Wow! It is a quart size. I should have recognized that. I have the same bottle in my collection and it dates to the mid 1920's. Yours would be the same.
  10. Thanks iggy, just now discovered the abn site, lots to look at over there!
  11. The National Bottling Co. of St. Louis was started about 1908 by Israel Schucart. Israel died in 1917 and his wife Jennie and son Jacob ran the business til the mid 1950's. Looks the like smaller vers...
  12. Thanks for the nice comment iggy, and to all for the love taps.
  13. Thanks vetraio50, Hope your Holiday season goes well!
  14. Excellent! I have seen amber squat 7 ups but not one like you got! First amber Pepsi that I can recall seeing.
  15. I subscribe to a vintage newspaper service online and found your bottle. The ad was in black and white naturally but the bottle matches nicely. I actually found several ads in the Hamilton Evening ...
  16. I did a quick search on an online newspaper site that I subscribe to and found an ad in the Cincinnati Enquirer dated Dec. 28. 1959. It was a Krogers ad for "Wagners Lift. 2 qts. btls. .39 cents. Plu...
  17. Thanks to all for the love taps.
  18. Thanks for the nice comments iggy!
  19. I see the diamond/oval/I on the bottom of the bottle and this would indicate she was made by the Owens Illinois Glass Co. The # 23 tells us that is was made at the Los Angeles, Ca. factory. The number...
  20. This bottle would have been a Circle A soda. Do a quick search for Circle A bottles and you will see the embossed A in a circle on similar bottles.
  21. In April of 1973, Coca Cola had a promotion for "good ole trays". All you needed to do was send in 1$ and a proof of purchase receipt for your choice of one of three trays. Your bottle would date to 1...
  22. The graphics on the Hand's bottle are fantastic. Never seen that one before. Thanks for sharing!
  23. I am a collector not an antique dealer and without looking at date codes would date these bottles from the late 1950's to the early 1970's. Fairly common bottles. The Squeeze and Brownie bottles are m...
  24. One pint will equal 16 ounces plus the 10 ounces equal 26 ounces. This would be considered a quart size bottle, even though a quart equals 24 ounces!
  25. The diamond/oval/I mark on the bottom of the bottle tells us that the bottle was manufactured by the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. The #3 to the left of the mark tells us that the bottle was made at the Fa...
  26. I am glad you like the bottles stoecker! I found an article in the paper dated June 18, 1978, that stated that the Dynamite Double Cola Bottling Co.Inc. has acquired the assets of Stoecker Soda Wate...
  27. Well I have seen all kinds of animals on soda bottles (all kinds of birds, bears, elk, a gnu, a whale etc.) This is the first picture of an alligator that I have seen. It's great! Thanks for sharing!
  28. Most definitely at late 1970's one-way or throw away bottle. I believe would have had a paper label on it at one time.
  29. Thanks to all for the love taps!
  30. I am glad you like them, I subscribe to the same magazine as well!
  31. Love that blue color and a great ad to go with it. Thanks for sharing!
  32. Pretty nifty idea and a cool looking display. I especially like the Jumbo Hi-Klas bottle with the elephant.
  33. Just now seeing this, Totally cool case! Never seen a case like it that had multiple brands of soda on it and furthermore looks like a traditional case for beer rather than soda. Thanks for posting.
  34. Nice history to go along with the label. I have that same National bottle in my collection without the label of course!
  35. I see what looks like a bar code to the right of the label and a twist top bottle definitely as iggy has stated mid to late 1970's bottle.
  36. Cool bottle, never seen one before! Thanks for sharing
  37. oldandodd, I am glad you like the Pop Kola's. The ones in the pic are the only ones I have and are not for sale. If I were to find a bunch of them I will let you know.
  38. Caperkid, The only thing I know about Pluto Water is that it was bottled in French Lick Spring, Indiana and was claimed to be somewhat a cure all for all sorts of internal problems, mainly constipatio...
  39. Iggy, The Howdy is one of my favorites also. Hard to find version with the Stoecker name on it.
  40. Sorry, I now realize you are in England! Love that pic of the hotel!
  41. Great find Just curious, Which state is Hitchen in?
  42. Amazing story, I did not think there such an item as a dollar bottle anymore. I have dropped many bottles over the years and some like yours come away with little or no damage, I had them break in two...
  43. Thanks to all for the love taps. Hard to believe that the span in age of these three bottles is only about 25 years.
  44. Yea, the camels are cool! I would like to find a sign advertising Camel Soda.
  45. Yea, Breweries were bottling all kinds of goodies during prohibition. Probably some sort of soft drink!
  46. In my opinion the bottles look to be from 1917 also. The number 8 you mentioned is actually a B. I am guessing the 17 is for 1917 and the B would likely indicate the Buck Glass Co. out of Baltimore, ...
  47. Nice bottle, Don't know if you will get this or not it's only been four years! The "C" represents Cardinal Soda Water Co. The diamond is the mark for Owen-Illinois Glass Co. I am guessing your bottle...
  48. Thanks SpiritBear for the nice comments. Thanks to all for the Love taps.
  49. Nice bottle! The symbol on the bottom of your bottle is a keystone. K in a keystone, Knox Glass Bottle Co. The main plant was located in Knox, Penn. Knox had many plants and I am unsure of which o...
  50. Nice bottle! You are correct in that the bottle was made in Bridgeton N.J. (#14) The #2 would more than likely be for 1932, if there was a dot after the two it would be 1942. The # 11 is a mold numb...
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