Bottles with a poor strike will bring less. Images of Coke Bottles You should invest some time in studying and researching old Coca-Cola bottles before you spend too much money on collecting them. This technology will give you a behind the scenes look at the storage space. Chips, cracks or stain make a bottle less esthetically pleasing and so less salable. Exceptions to this are common because some times local collectors will pay huge sums for local bottles which if offered nationally would not even get a bid. The most common type of label under glass bottles are the drugstore bottles that were used as display bottles in nearly every drugstore during the last century. You'll find extensive information about bottle types and prices.
Some of these have been made for gift shops while others were made to fool collectors. Love the price guide Blaine, I am using it almost daily. It can be difficult to gauge the value of a bottle offhand, but a price list can help. Large sized Pontil medicines, large bitters, large cathedral pickles, half gallon jars bottles frequently sell for higher prices than similar, yet smaller examples. In addition to current collector values, descriptions and photos for thousands of items, this edition contains more than twice as much color as in the past160 color plates in allloaded with crisp clear photos of the most-desirable Coca-Cola collectibles. Poisons are identified by having some type of raised design on the surface so it could be determined, even in the dark, that the contents of these bottles should not be taken. Coolers In the 1940s, these were given away at grocery stores as prizes for in-store contests.
Antique Bottles Price Guide Searching for Antique Bottles market values? A great source for obtaining information on Coca-Cola collectables is by joining the Club. I buy and sell antique and vintage Coca Cola items and I have found this book to be very helpful. This is because value really depends on several factors, including the condition, age, rarity, and uniqueness of the bottle. Any price guide that pre-dates the economic collapse in the Fall of 2008 is worthless, you should trash it. The first thing I saw was this: So the weekend of September 17 and 18, the held the most anticipated auction for Coca-Cola collectors. The mold seam on older bottles, pre-1900 non- machine made , stops before running over the top of the lip.
This may take from a few minutes to a few hours, depending upon whether I am in or away from my office. First, bottles from certain areas of the country tend to be much less common than from some others. They are a definitive reference for all bottle and glass collectors that have any interest in early 19th century American pressed and blown glass such as Sandwich, Pittsburg, blown 3-mold, and bottles. The vast majority of these bottles date from 1880 to the turn of the century. Whenever demand increases or outstrips the supply of a collectible, the price goes up. Unusual colors and rare specimens bring the highest prices. And we invite anyone to help add and update data.
So Da Licious, Collecting Applied Color Label Soda Bottles. You have come to the right place! Thousands of photos and values on the items in this book. Common unembossed clear or aqua examples sell for only a few dollars. Promotions included items like trays, calendars, and posters, usually depicting a fashionable woman in the very pink of health, drinking a glass of Coca Cola. How much money are your bottles worth? This set of 3 hard cover books contains over 1800 lots all photographed separately many in full color.
Drugstore bottles and apothecary jars are quite common. Those with pictures and those with generic or proprietary names. The novel door pusher is a prime example of that logic. Historical significance adds to the value of antique bottles. One person cannot possibly keep every page up-to-date, so that is why we created a Wiki system to allow anyone to help maintain the database. Labels which are discolored, cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged detract significantly from the price.
Most beers sell from only a few dollars to not usually more than thirty dollars, with the better examples bringing around a hundred dollars. The famous trademark was patented in 1893, the Coke mark in 1945. In the world of soda bottle collecting, the question of how old does a soda bottle have to be for it to be considered an antique is often confusing. Stain from contents, or from being buried for a long time, will reduce the value of a bottle anywhere from 10% to 50%. It is the combination of these factors that determine value. Sources include: Western Whiskey Bottles by R.
The more desirable specimens have illicit drug names or highly colored labels and sell for greater sums. Even though this is a older book it is still very valuable to have as the newer Coca Cola books do not have nearly the amount of items in them as this book does. We've made the process simple, quick and painless? However, we also have been receiving a few emails about items that people already have. We invite anyone who sees a problem with any Estimated Value to report it to us by clicking the Report A Problem icon at the top of each page it looks like this. — Please allow me a brief time to activate your account and send your login instructions. Well, that day came and it was fabulous.
Cool price guide, I plan to look things up on the go! This is probably one of the best books out there and the largest book available. These signs often had red discs attached to the top, providing a great way to draw attention to Coca-Cola in stores. Only a few years ago bottles in these two categories rarely brought more than a few dollars but as interest in these categories increased so did the price. With more than 40 local chapters throughout the country, the organization also hosts regional and national events and conventions, as well as regular and silent auctions. Made of metal, they rusted easily and were also susceptible to mold. You can see a picture of the Hutchinson style bottle by visiting a ; scroll about halfway down the page to find the image. Rarity only matters when there is demand.