About Me

I have been a bottle collector for close to 40 years. My Grandfather got me interested in the hobby and I haven’t stopped collecting yet! I am a member of: PSBCA (Painted Soda Bottle Collectors Association); The Coca-Cola Collectors Club, (CCSI) Crowncap Collectors Society International  and FOHBC (Federation Of Historical Bottle Collectors). 

I have over 2000 bottles in my collection (and that is after cleaning out and selling many extra and duplicates!)

      I decided in 2003 to take all of that bottle knowledge and write a book. After a lot of sweat, research, sleepless nights and interuptions-it is finally in print!

 To see my book and get a free preview check out the link on the right called ‘The Coca-Cola Bottle’ Book preview.

To purchase a copy of my book check out the link on the right called My book available-OR- Contact me here at my blog, just post a message and I will contact you directly. THANKS!

1,561 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Mino Says:

    Hello, I’m having trouble finding how much a 1989 replica of the Christmas Cokes can sell for. Can you help me? I’ve just come by 18 of them, and was interested in their value, despite them being replicas.
    Thank you,
    Mino

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Unfortunately the 1989 replica Christmas bottles aren’t worth a great deal. They usually sell for around $2 each. You may get more for them if you can find a collector who may be looking for certain City/State bottles to complete the collection.
      Hope this helps you out.

      • Chris Johansen Says:

        Hi Doug
        My name is chris was told that you might be able to tell me what a bottle of coca cola bottlers 26th miracle mile collectors port bottled in 1991 might be worth I also have other miracle mile bottles from other years the only info I can find is that they only bottled 100 each year all of my bottles are wax sealed and in open can send photos if you like
        eny info would be great

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Chris,
        Sorry, I am not up on prices for commemorative bottles. Check ebay and see if any are listed. This would give you an idea of a value.
        Doug

      • JACK Says:

        hi doug

        i have a old clear coca cola bottle it is a 10 fl. oz. bottle and im just trying to find out how old it is and how much it is worth.
        it is a pop off cap and on the bottom it has a c with a circle around it and to the right of the c there is the number 55 below the c there is the number 4 i dont know what that means but again please let me know how old it is and how much it is worth if at all possible. i really appreciate your help.
        MARINO

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Jack
        It sounds like your bottle is from 1955. The 4 is the bottle mold used to make the bottle and the C stands for the glass maker, Chattanooga Glass. 1955 was the first year for the 10 ounce. They usually sell for around $10, possibly more if they are in mint condition.
        Doug

      • Tom Says:

        I have a liter bottle stamped 9 (I) 55

        What glass company doe the I stand for?

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Tom
        From the Owens Illinois Glass Company.
        Doug

      • Tom Snivley Says:

        is this a 1955 bottle 9 (I) 55

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Tom
        From the information you gave me, the 55 would appear to be the year, 1955.
        Doug

      • channin murphy Says:

        Hi, I know you get tons of inquiries about the value of coke products, and I hope you won’t be too annoyed with one more. I have a 1970’s 6 1/2 oz coke with a Falstaff cap on it. I was not sure how much something like this would be worth since its very rare. Thanks for your time!

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Channin
        Bottles with the incorrect bottle cap show up fairly often. Most bottle collectors don’t put much value on them. It is really just worth what the bottle itself is worth.
        Doug

    • Nancie Says:

      Hello, not sure where to put this…. I found a Green Coca Cola bottle embossed Philadelphia Pa, Bottled Nov 16 1915…. This bottle was found in a hole digging foundation for a new home along with may other 1900 milk bottles, cobalt blue bottles and medicine bottles….. ANY idea on a value or history? Found in a suburb outside Philadelphia…. Thank you

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Nancie,
        It sounds like you found an early dump site. Hopefully you will be able to retrieve some more bottles before the house is built. If you find milk bottles with a local name on them, they may be worth more than the Coke bottle! The 1915 bottle is worth around $15 to $30 depending on condition.
        Good Luck with finding more bottles!

    • George Juskaitis Says:

      I was the marketing Manager for Monsanto Co’s methacrylonitrile plastic Coca Cola bottles in 1967-9. We made the first plastic 10 oz. bottle in Bloomfield Conn. for market testing in Fall River. MA and New Bedford. I have several filled (crown cap) and Alcoa roll-on finishes as well as some unfilled,
      Also, I have several Anheuser-Busch 12 oz plastic (Budweiser) bottles filled in St.;Louis in 1968.
      I would appreciate any information you may have.
      Thank you

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        George,
        I’ve sent you an email with some detailed info of what I know. (If you don’t receive the email, contact me here on the blog) I bet you could tell me a lot about the plastic bottles! Check out this website for some information on the plastic bottles: http://plastics.syr.edu/content/gigliotti.php
        Values aren’t as high as I think they should be. A 10 ounce embossed bottle with screwcap usually sell for around $20. Also the 32 ounce embossed with screwcap go for around $20.
        Collectors don’t know a great deal about these bottles, so most aren’t willing to pay a great deal for one. I hope to write an article all about the plastic bottles from the 1960’s.
        Thanks
        Doug

      • NC Says:

        Any update on this thread, I may have something similar, father worked in advertising for Alcoa.

    • Baylee Flynn Says:

      Hi there,

      I recently came across a pile of old Coke bottles in my antique store, and I’m not sure about this one. Most of the clear glass bottles have dates on them or locations, but this one is the typical clear with a green tint, but there is no location on the bottom. The only things I see are an F and an I in a circle on the bottom. Aside from that, the bottle has Coca Cola Trade-Mark Registered Contents 6 1/2 Fl. ozs. Any help is greatly appreciated!

      Baylee

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Baylee,
        For a short time, the City/State was not placed on the painted (ACL) Coca-Cola bottles, early to mid 1960’s. It was brought back by customer demand. It is somewhat hard to find, but not rare. Usually sells for around $5 if it is in mint condition. Most collectors look for the City/State bottles, so finding someone who is interested in this bottle may take a little longer.
        Doug

    • Brendan Says:

      Having my wedding this coming October, and would very much like Coca-Cola to be a part of it. Trying to find a bulk group of glass bottles that would work for something like this:

      Any thought’s on where to acquire said empty bottles? Empty would be preferred as I plan on turning them all into Rum and cokes for the wedding.

      Any suggestion/direction would be helpful.

      Thanks,

      Brendan

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Brendan
        Local Grovery Stores still sell the 8 ounce Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Sprite in glass bottles. I’ve seen them at Publix and Kroger. If you need a lot of them, check with store manager to see about ordering enough for the wedding.
        Congratulations!
        Doug

      • Brendan Says:

        Thanks for the tip Doug~ Keep up the great blog!

  2. Laura Says:

    I have a PAT D-105529 6FL OZS Coca Cola bottle with 8-48 on the skirt. Philadelphia, PA on the bottom. I can not find any info on this bottle or any value for it. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Laura

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Laura- The Patent D bottle is really fairly common. As a general rule of thumb, if the City is a major metropolis, it won’t be worth as much as a small town. That is because of the quantity of bottles that were made for each City. Your bottle is from 1948 and is worth around $2 to $5 depending on condition.

  3. Norman Says:

    I have a green coca-cola bottle with original contents (markings on bottom)5l-56) silver dipped given as merchandising award .
    Can you tell me if it has any thing about it Is it worth keeping?
    Thankyou

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      It is hard to put a price on it without seeing it. Allan Petretti Coca-Cola Collectible Book is a great reference to see the value and rarity. I can give you a ballpark figure, just what I have seen from past bottle shows, maybe around $20 to $50. Depending on condition, etc.

  4. Marie Says:

    Hi Doug,

    I am from Long Island, NY and I am trying to research a bottle we discovered while hiking in the woods on our property.
    We found the attached bottle along with some other items dating to the 1950’s somewhat buried in a pile.

    I have never research an item before and I believe I have done all I can with the Internet, Ebay so far.
    I came upon your website Coca Cola Conversations and was hoping you could help/guide me with information as to identification of the bottle.

    The bottle has the following characteristics.
    Clear bottle
    Straight shape
    “Soda” written on the base.
    “Coca Cola Co Bott Inc Prop of Plattsburgh NY” written on the bottom.
    Has a one digit number slash than a two digit number writen on the bottom which could be any of they following:
    5-51 or (I believe this is it)
    6-51 or
    3-51

    Also has 4 digits on the bottom which could be any of the following:
    Its hard to read and sequence is different depending on how you hold the bottle
    C669 or (I believe this is it)
    L669 or
    C668 or
    L668
    899L or
    699C

    Mark/Symbol on the bottom
    I WOULD LIKE TO SEND YOU THE PICTURE BUT THE BLOG SITE DOES NOT ALLOW ME TOO.

    Thank you,
    Marie

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hello Marie,
      Thanks for your question. First of all, let me clarify-the website you mentioned Coca-Cola Conversations (http://www.coca-colaconversations.com/) is actually a blog by Phil Mooney of Coca-Cola Archives. Coca-Cola Bottle Man’s blog is a seperate and different blog and not associated in any way. OK-so now on to the bottle. Isn’t it a great feeling coming across something, like a bottle while out hiking! It sounds like you found a ‘Flavor’ bottle. Coca-Cola Company did not offer any different soft drinks to its bottlers until 1960 (Fanta flavors). So, many bottlers for many years before that would bottle their own line. Your bottle is from 1951 (From the numbers you gave me). It held any number of flavors. The bottle cap would have said the flavor.
      Most flavor bottles sell for around $5 to $10, unless the City it came from was a very small bottler (less bottles made, etc.) I am not familiar with that particular bottler. Check online for a Antique Bottle Club in the New York area and contact them for specifics on the bottle. You should check that spot again and see what else is out there. Good Luck

  5. Bill Porter Says:

    Doug,
    Congratulations. You are providing a valuable service. (You have more energy than I do!) Keep up the good work!

  6. julie Says:

    Hello, I have a 12 oz green bottle that has 1962 on the bottom, I have looked all over and can’t find nothing for it why is this, How much could it be worth?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hey Julie,
      It is hard to find some information on some of the Coca-Cola bottles. (One reason why I wrote my book ‘The Coca-Cola Bottle’). Is your bottle embossed or does it have Coca-Cola in white paint? It is a ‘King Size’ bottle that was first introduced in 1955. Depending on condition, if it is embossed or painted (ACL) and if it has a City/State on the bottom. Usually they sell for around $5.00.
      Thanks for the question!

  7. Claudine Says:

    Hi,
    My husband recently found a Coke bottle in the woods in Ontario, Canada. The bottle is definitely Canadian as it has embossed writing in both french and english. It is a clear straight sided stubby-type bottle. It is a 10 oz bottle that says ‘ no deposit’ ‘no return’ near the top and ‘not to be refilled’ on the bottom. One side of the bottle has the Coka Cola logo embossed on it with the words Trade Mark Reg. It is a diamond shaped logo which has the words coka cola superimposed on an image of a modern shaped bottle.
    The other side of the bottle says Coke within a diamond again superimposed on the image of a bottle.
    Any thoughts on the date of it. I know that lots of children ran around in these woods during the 50’s and 60’s.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Claudine,
      Thanks for the question. The bottle you have is probably from the mid 1960’s. You can look at the bottom and you should find a two digit number (along with other groups of numbers) The two digit (example: 66) will be the year 1966. The other numbers represent the bottle mold number, which plant made the bottle, etc. The No Deposit No Return (NDNR) bottles are begining to become popular with collectors. Especially the Diamond Design you have. Here in the US, the bottle sells for around $5 to $8. There are probably more in the woods and different brands. Worth a look.
      Good Luck hunting!

  8. scott Says:

    i found a coke bottle on the beach with the following markings on the bottom:
    AHK M 75 No Refill 8
    It has a screwtop lid on it.
    Any idea?

  9. Nancy Dasinger Says:

    I have a coke bottle I believe is 6 1/2 ozs. It is straight sided and embossed with the word Bellingrath near the neck. Around the bottom it is embossed with Property of the Coca Cola Bottling Co. Montgomery, Al. On the Bottom is the initials W. A. B. which I believe is Walter Bellingrath. There are no numbers or dates on the bottle anywhere. Do you have any idea when this bottle may have been made.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      It sounds like you have a flavor bottle. This type bottle did not contain Coca-Cola, but a flavored beverage from a Coca-Cola bottler. They used this type of bottle from the early 1900’s to the 1940’s. With the initials on the bottom I would think it is an earlier bottle. Without seeing the bottle it is hard to determine an exact date.
      Hope this helps.

    • Jerry Reeves Says:

      Hi Nancy,
      Yes, these are flavor water bottles from that Coke company. Walter Bellingrath and his brother owned many Coke plants in Alabama and even Arkansas. I have some of them all.

  10. Diane Says:

    Looks like many people have found old Coke bottles in odd places. Mine was in dirt down inside an old rotted tree stump in my local park. Since I usually pick up litter along the paths, I saw the neck sticking out and unearthed it. I have read various descriptions but mine has a marking on the bottom that seems odd. The bottle is curvy with “Trademark registered/contents 6 1/2 fl. ozs” but on the bottom is something that looks like a combination of an anchor and a Chinese ideogram. It is in the center with no other writing or marks on the bottom. I’m not a collector, but this made me curious!

    Thanks for sharing your years of expertise!
    Diane

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Diane,
      Thank you for your comments. Yes-you can find bottles in the strangest places. The bottle you found sounds like it is from the late 1950’s or 1960’s. The Anchor symbol on the bottom is the logo for the glass manufacturer that made the bottle-Anchor Hocking. It is unusual for the bottle not to have a City/State on the bottom. Oh-and thank you for picking up litter when you see it! I wish everyone would do that.

      • digdogg Says:

        I have a 6.5 fl oz non contour with rings and a large C with a little a in the middle, it says coca cola bottling dist. co cont. 61/2 oz los angeles california, i need to know how old and what was in it cause it doesnt have the insignia only the registered and the wheat.?

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        You hava a flavor bottle. In the early years Coca-Cola Company only offered Coca-Cola to its bottlers. So, many bottlers made there own flavors (orange, grape, etc.) It sounds like your bottle could be from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Are there any numbers on the heel? Sometimes they are very small and hard to see, look closely. Let me know and maybe I can figure out the date code and see what year exactly.

  11. Kris Switzer Says:

    hi I was wondering if you could help me.I found a home made doll that was in bad shape and inside of it was a coca cola bottle.I am trying to find out how old it is.Its 6 oz. straight bottle with a paper label. It has a 5 on the bottom.Its in french and English.The label says coca-cola Ltd.-official supplier of soft drinks.It has a red maple leaf with a chain of circles under it, non=refillable, 6 oz fl-170 ml and trade mark reg.The bottle is pretty plain,it’s embedded with 6 fl. oz non-refillable on back and the same in french on front,there’s a logo that kind of looks like a back wards U and a faint 6 on the english side.The label isn’t on very straight .If you could offer me any history on this bottle I would appreciate it.Thank you, Kris

  12. cocacolabottleman Says:

    I have also found a few bottles hiding under hand made dolls and dogs. I am not familiar with Canadian bottles, but here in the U.S. a non-refillable paper label bottle is a great find. Most of these bottles were thrown away or the label did not remain intact. Since yours was covered by the doll, it was protected.
    You should be able to determine the date by looking at the bottom of the bottle. You will see several numbers. Look for two digits together ( like 72) That will be the year (1972). Value depends on which label it is. If it is the Red and White Diamond label it will be worth $100 or more. If it is not that style, it will be worth less.
    Non-refillable bottles with paper labels were used from the mid 1960’s all the way to the early 1990’s.
    Hope this helps!
    Happy Collecting

  13. Corey Says:

    Hello, great info! I have several 6oz Coca-Cola bottles from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The U.S. took Kwajalein in 1944 and thousands of troops came through there in the Pacific theater. Searches on the topic often mention all the Coke they drank.
    Probably tens of thousands of these bottles ended up at the bottom of the lagoon for decades, most still there. Of the few I have, most are clear with no city on the bottom, but I do have a few from California and one from St. Louis (with coral still on it!). Some in great shape, some smoothed from years of rolling in the sand.
    I see above that the number to the right of the mold mark seems to be a year (mine range from 41 to 46). Finally, are these worth much, aside from my sentimental value?
    Thank you very much! –Corey

  14. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Corey,
    It sounds like you found the WWII issued bottles. (Yes-those are the years marked on the side 1941 to 1946) They were made in the U.S. then shipped to the various Military fronts to be filled. Some bottles with City/State somehow got mixed in the shipments.
    The WWII bottles were supposed to be clear glass, no City/State markings and there were 3 different versions:
    1) Clear glass with the Patent Number and bottle size under Coca-Cola script

    2) TRADE-MARK in small letters printed under the Coca-Cola script, both sides of the bottle

    3) TRADE-MARK in small letters printed under the Coca-Cola script, both sides of the bottle

    Number 1 is the hardest to find, the other 2 seem to be the most easily found.
    Value-well in the past I have seen them sell for $10 to $20 each. That is when the economy was good. Like everything else, collectibles have gone down in price some. People aren’t buying things like they used to. eBay is a good place to try to sell some. Possibly have the 3 variations together in a group.
    Hope this helps!
    Thanks for the question.
    Doug

  15. Robert M Says:

    I recently acquired some full bottles. The only significant thing I see on them is the following Oneonta, NY & New Windsor, NY refund 5 cents, CT NY MA; and one that says Columbus OHIO. Are these bottls that belonged to specific bottling plants? They are in orginal six pack cardboard six packs.

  16. cocacolabottleman Says:

    I think the ones that list refund 5 cents, CT NY MA are newer bottles from the 1990’s or newer. They are often called No Deposit or non-returnable bottles. I don’t think they have much value. The City/State markings you mention at one time did mean they came from that particular bottling plant. But by the mid 1960’s the City/State markings did not necessarily mean they came from that plant. Bottlers could order a mix of locations, which most did.

  17. Richard K. Says:

    Hi,

    Yesterday I found a Coke Bottle in the middle of nowhere in the desert. Its contoured, says ‘No Refill’, ‘No Deposit’ on the neck. It has the CocaCola script on one side and ‘Coke’ on the other. Below that is trademark (R) 10 fl oz.
    On the bottom of the bottle the biggest number is 22, a little above and to the right is 77. Midway-up on the left is 16. At the top of the the circle is a (B) in a circle or an (8). Looks like a B to me though. And ‘9/23′ is right next to that.
    Any idea on age or value?

    Interestingly I also found some really old Barq’s bottles, but they were broken in half. Other than that, they were in good condition. I don’t think they were owned by CocaCola then though, so probably not even on your radar.

  18. cocacolabottleman Says:

    You found a NDNR (No Deposit No Return or No Refill) bottle. The 77 on the bottom will be the year, 1977. The B is the glass manufacturer mark. The NDNR bottles have started to increase in value. But, the Coca-Cola one you found is the most common. Worth a few dollars.
    The ones worth the most are the diet versions of drinks and some of the off brands.
    The Barq’s bottles, were they NDNR or were they painted (ACL-Applied Color label)? If they were the NDNR, they would have been worth around $10 each. The ACL would be worth around $5, possibly more depending if they were marked with a City/State. It might be worth poking around out there again to see if any other bottles are in the area.
    Happy Hunting, hope you find some more!

    • Jinny Stone Says:

      Hi,
      I have a 1973 clear NDNR bottle, 10 oz.the bottom says 73 20 c 4 1578 2 Not to be refilled. around the neck where it says NO Deposit
      NO Return, the N is not printed clearly. It looks like a 1. Both sides are the same. Is this unusual?
      thanks
      Jinny

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Jinny,
        Your bottle sounds like it has weak embossing (Strong embossing means all lettering is crisp, clear, easily read) Weak embossing is of course poor embossing, blurry, unclear. It happened at time of manufacture, could have been the glass wasn’t at operating temp, bottle mold was worn out, etc. As far as adding value, weak embossing generally does not add value to a bottle. Most collectors want the best example of a bottle for their collection.
        Doug

      • Jinny Stone Says:

        Hi Doug,
        Hope you had a great Christmas! I have a 10 oz.coke bottle with coca cola script on one side,coke printed on the other.Under that is says trademark. On the side it looks like 3 13 but on the bottom it reads columbus, OH and inside that it reads bottle trade mark,and inside that it has B in a circle with a 2 underneath. I have noticed this before. Is this a new bottle? or does it have any value?
        Thanks,
        Jinny

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Hey Jinny
        I did have a good Christmas….just not enough time away from work! Hope you had a good one. Your bottle sounds like a 1970’s version of the 10 ounce bottle. They aren’t worth a great deal, a few dollars to around $5.
        Doug

  19. melissa Says:

    i have looked everywhere on the internet for this bottle and it seems it doesn’t exist. i have a clear glass 48oz. coca cola bottle it is in the shape of an alongated gatorade bottle.it is empty but still has the screw on cap. no deposit,no return. if you could help me that would be great!!!

  20. cocacolabottleman Says:

    The 48 ounce bottle came out in 1972 and was used for several years. Two variations were used-ACL (painted) label or a paper label. Being a disposable bottle, you don’t see them often. Both are somewhat hard to find in good shape. Value is around $10 to $20.

  21. Rick Says:

    Hello, I have a green tinted bottle with white script Coca-Cola Trade- mark R 61/2 FL. OZ. on front and Coke Trade- mark R 61/2 FL. OZ. on the back. Embossed on the bottom is CLEVELAND OHIO BOTTLE TRADE MARK R. There is also a number embossed on the side 7032. Can you tell me the age and worth of this bottle. I could not find any info on coke bottles with Cleveland on the bottom.

    THANK YOU !

  22. cocacolabottleman Says:

    You have a bottle from 1970. Those bottles are very common and aren’t worth a great deal. By the time this type of bottle came out the City/State markings really didn’t mean anything. The bottler would usually order a ‘mix’ of bottles, various City/States and really didn’t mean it came from the bottler in Cleveland.
    Happy Collecting!

  23. Jerry Says:

    I have a coke bottle that is 7 1/4″ tall. It is clear, coke embossed on one side with trade mark under. The other side has coca cola embossed with trade mark below. Has no refill at top on two sides. Bottom has kerr in-script printed with the following: AI 86

    16.

    All printing is embossed, with no painted words. Bottle appears to be molded. It is well irradiated.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hey Jerry,
      Sorry it took me awhile to answer your question. For some reason it went into the spam folder. You have what most collectors refer to as a No Deposit bottle (NDNR). It is from 1986, made by the Kerr Glass Company.
      The NDNR bottles are starting to increase in value. Since it is a ‘newer’ bottle it is probably worth arond $2 to $5. The NDNR Coca-Cola bottles have many variations and are fun to collect.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  24. Cindy Says:

    Hi, I just picked up a few bottles at auction, and was wondering if you could help me out. All of these bottles are hobbleskirts.

    #1 – This first one looks to be out of the middle east, though I don’t know enough about arabic writing to tell you from where. It is full, made of clear glass, has a paper label, and a plastic screw top. On the top is printed “P16-9-94″, with “E17-9-95D” printed below. The bottom has a 76 on it, along with what could be a hook or j in a triangle. On the label it says this bottle is 300 ml.
    #2 – This next one is empty, green tinted glass. The Coca Cola is written in white paint. On one side it says “Contents 6 1/2 Fl. Ozs.” and the other side says “Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.”. On the side with the Patent Office embossing, near the bottom of the bottle is the numbers “59-02″. On the bottom appears to be an F with an I enclosed in a circle. There is no city and state markings.
    #3 – The third and final bottle is the one I’m having the most difficulty with. This bottle is full, and is all embossed. The bottle cap has “Coke” on it, along with a list of ingredients in both English and French. On one side it says “Trade Mark Registered” and “Min. Contents 6 Fl. Ozs.”. On the other side it says “Trade Mark Registered” and “Coca Cola LTD.”. On the bottom is a 7, and C within a triangle, and 48. This one also has no city or state markings, though judging from the bottle cap I’m thinking it might be Canadian.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!!

  25. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Hello and thanks for your question.
    #1 sounds like an interesting bottle. The 76 on the bottom should be the year the bottle was made. The j in a triangle would be the Makers Mark, the mark the glass manufacturer uses to identify who made the bottle.

    #2 is what is called a Transition Bottle. It was used when Coca-Cola began to switch from embossed bottles to the ACL (Applied Color Label) style. The 59-02 is the year it was made (1959) and the 02 is actually the bottle mold number used to make the bottle. The logo on the bottom is the Makers Mark. On the transition bottles, Coca-Cola began to phase out the City/State markings on bottles. (Value around $5 to $10)

    #3 is a bottle from Canada. Made in 1948. (Value around $10 to $15)

    I hope this helps. Sounds like some great finds. I need to find an auction around here and try to get some bottles.

  26. Patti H. Says:

    Hi, I have a small coke bottle with a square paper label on one side. It has coca-cola and trade mark reg. with marque deposee above it just under the coca-cola it has 170 ml at the right bottom of the lable in the red with1-2-26 JA80 under that in the white area. On the left hand side it has non-refundable with remplissage unique under that. The numbers and letters on the bottom are 19 Q. on the neck it has no refill and maybe a PA 2 or something like that and then remplissage unique. The cap has Toronto on the edge. Is this an old bottle? How much is it worth?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hey Patti,
      I am not sure of the age of this bottle. Maybe the 1970’s? I had not seen many paperlabel Canadian bottles before. Sounds like a great bottle though.

  27. Bobby Says:

    Hi Doug and Cindy:

    Regarding Cindy’s bottle #1 – the 300ml bottle that has “P16-9-94″“E17-9-95D” – this most likely refers to the production date of the bottle of September 16, 1994 and expiration date of the content on September 17, 1995.

    I venture to guess the bottle is from the UAE since the moldmark with a J in the inverted triangle is used.

    Happy Collecting,
    Bobby

  28. tom stewart Says:

    Hello i found a dark amber coca cola bottle on my property where i dig bottles. I think it’s worth about 5 to 10 dollars but i’m not sure haven’t seen to many dark amber coke bottles. It says trade mark registeredcontents 6and a half ounces philadelphia pa. I would appreciate any help you could give me on this bottle, and thanks again for your help one way or the other.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      If this is a straight sided Coca-Cola bottle it could be worth more than $5 to $10. Does it have a City/State marking on it?

  29. tom Says:

    I found a Coke bottle in a stream. Looks like it was made in 1939. It is one of the the pat. D bottles made from 38-51 found out that much. On the bottom it says Claremont NH. Just trying to see if there is any extra value coming from a small city. Not a collector but just curious. Any info would be nice.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      A Coca-Cola bottle from a small town does increase its value, but usually not by a significant amout. I saw a few Coke bottles from Claremont, NH on ebay ranging from $2.99 to $19.99 with no bidders or takers. Depending on condition I would say at least $10 to $15, but that is only a guesstimate on my part. I am not familiar enough with the NH bottles to know for sure.
      Keep looking around that stream, I am sure more is there to discover.

  30. Joe Kistler Says:

    Hi, I found a coke bottle with no deposit no return on the neck. It has Coca-Cola Trademark 10 Fl. Oz. on the front and Coke on the other side. The bottom has a bunch of Roman numerals it has XX 6 III XX 3 XX

  31. frosti Says:

    i found a small coke bottle while scuba diving in Australia . it is a hobbleskirt type bottle and it says coca cola , trade mark registered, bottle regd trade mark , min contents 6 fl oz. on the base it says lag55 . the glass is very thick

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      I wish I knew how to dive. I have heard that is the best way to find bottles. Sounds like you found a Coke bottle from 1955. Value here in the U.S. would be around $10 to $15. Not sure what they go for in Australia.

  32. Ben B Says:

    There’s a little 6 oz. amber hobbleskirt Coke bottle showed up here. Markings 56-18 & Tell City, Ind + a diamond-circle stamp on the bottom. I thought it was quite striking.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ben,
      The bottle you found sounds like it has been radiated. Low doses of radiation will change the color of the glass. Although they are very striking color, some feel it takes away from the value, others think it adds to the value. Either way they are a great looking bottle. I have a few like that in my collection too.

  33. anthony Says:

    hey whats up, i was at the beach and found a old coke bottle on the side of a cliff. it states; d-105529, 5 – 48, stockton, california.

    Thank you.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Anthony,
      You found a 1948 Patent D bottle. Usually valued at around $5 to $10. What an amazing find on the beach!

  34. David Says:

    Hi Doug, While hiking in San Diego I found a Coke bottle that I have spent HOURS trying to ID. I am mainly interested in the history of it because it love to think how long this bottle may have been out there. It is a clear “straight side” bottle, the number 31 is on the top ridge by where the cap would be, it has ghost seams on the sides, it is ribbed on the top and bottom, smooth in the center, in the top portion of the smooth area it says “Coca Cola bottling Co, San Diego”, in the bottom it says ” Registered Net contents 6 1/2ozs”, finally on the bottom of the bottle it has a large “C”. Those are the only identifing marks on it. Any thoughts would be highly appriciated. Thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hey David,
      The bottle you found is a flavor bottle. Coca-Cola Company only had one product in one size bottle for many years. In fact is wasn’t until 1960 that the Coca-Cola Company expanded the product line with the Fanta line of flavors. Before that, independent bottlers made there own flavor product line. That is what your bottle was used for. These bottles are great and very collectible. Mainly used from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. The 31 is more than likely the year the bottle was made, 1931. Value…flavor bottles sell for around $5 and up to $40 depending on condition and the design on the bottle.
      A great find!
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  35. Susan Robertson Says:

    Hello
    I found a light green glass coca cola bottle and cannot identify the year.
    It’s 7 5/8″ tall, unpainted, raised script Coca ‘ Cola, just below this Trade Mark Registered in U.S. Patent Office. on the other side below Coca ‘ Cola is marked Trade Mark Registered Min. Contents 6 Fl. OZS. An inch and a half from the bottom of the bottle are the numbers 55 35. The bottom of the bottle says Raleigh N.C. with a C in a circle in the middle. Raleigh is at the top of the circle base N.C. is at the bottom of the circle base. Raleigh and N.C. are joined together with “parenthesis” marks. Thanks for your help as well as sage knowledge.

  36. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Susan,
    You found a 1955 6 ounce Coca-Cola bottle. The other number on your bottle refers to the bottle mold number ’35’. The glass manufacturing company would keep up with mold numbers for quality control.
    The C in a circle is actually the glass manufacturers mark. The Chattanooga Glass Company used the C in a circle. The US Patent bottles like yours are fairly common. Worth around a few dollars or so.
    Hope this helps!
    Doug

  37. Susan Says:

    Doug
    Thanks so much for your quick response and sage knowledge. I appreciate the info.

  38. Bryan P Says:

    I have a Coke bottle that I think is a 1962. But Im not sure if its a 1989 repro. They say the 89 has a 89 on the bottle but mine don’t. Mine has a Anchor and above left is a S or 5. And half way up has a 62-13. And the middle says Coca cola Trade mark reg in U.S Patent office.6 1/2 fl oz’s can you please help..Thanks

  39. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Your bottle is from 1962, made by the Anchor Hocking Glass Company. The 1989 reproduction is actually a repro of the 1923 Christmas Bottle.

  40. megand Says:

    We have a Coke bottle with the PAT. D-105529. I’ve found that it was made between 1938-1951. The bottom of the bottle has Munising Mich. On the skirt? there is a small design and a 6 on the left side of the very small design. But I’m not sure what the 2nd # is….maybe 31, 37, 32, 51 or even 57? If you could give us any more info on this that’d be great. Please and Thank You!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sometimes the bottle mold codes are hard to read. More than likely the number is 51, for the year made 1951. All the other numbers will not fit into the range of years the bottle was made.

  41. Megand Says:

    Thanks for the help!

  42. Joe Says:

    Hi, I have a typical D-patent bottle as described by many of the above, but mine is from Pine Bluff, Arkansas. I’ve looked around online but have only saw a couple even mentioned. Is this a rare one? Also, I know your not “the barq’s bottle man” but do you know where i can get info on Barq’s rootbeer bottled in Dumas, Arkansas?

  43. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Joe,
    I don’t think the Pine Bluff bottle would be considered rare. It is a fairly large city and they had a large territory they serviced. Typical prices on the Patent D is around $5.
    The Barq’s bottle-I am not sure about. Go to http://www.antique-bottles.net/forum/ and post a question under the ‘Soda’ forum. Someone there can give you specific information. Many people think Barq’s never left the Mississippi/ Louisiana area until the 1990’s. But I have Barq’s bottles from Atlanta to Phoenix, AZ and a few places in between. They offerd a line of flavored sodas (Not just Root Beer) and bottling plants were spread across the U.S.
    For some reason, many plants closed across the U.S. leaving the Mississippi/ Louisiana plants open. The Barq’s bottle would be worth more than the Patent D you have.
    Hope this helps!

  44. KC Says:

    I have what i believe to be a 1972 acl, ‘money back’, 64 ounce coke bottle. I can find very little info on this online…what I can find points to this being a very rare bottle. The two sources I found both said that these were introduced in ’72, and only produced for a short period of time (not specified)…with one saying he was given one of these bottles by a long time coke employee who told him the bottles were flawed (the bottoms were too thin), and that he and another employee were ordered to destroy them all, and that was the only surviving bottle. I also cannot find a single picture of the bottle anywhere…only different styles of the 64 ounce bottles that are non-returnable.

    Any additional info you have about this would be very helpful.

  45. cocacolabottleman Says:

    KC,
    You can’t find a great deal of information about the 64 oz Coca-Cola bottle online. That is why I included in my book ‘The Coca-Cola Bottle: A History of Returnable Bottles in the United States with Quick Reference Guide’.
    The 64 oz came out in 1972 in limited areas, then by 1973 it was available across the U.S. 3 different versions of the bottle were made. The 2 earleir versions were the Coca-Cola contour shape. They would not hold up well and often broke. By 1975 they used a straight wall version of the 64 oz.
    The 2 earleir versions are rare and have sold for $50. Problem is, no one knows enough about the 64 oz to realize they are rare. The ACL (Applied Color Label) bottles are still not considered collectible by some bottle collectors. I think this will be the next set of bottles whose values will increase in the near future.
    You can still find all 3 versions of the 64 oz returnable bottle around. They are not ‘one of a kind’. I’ve seen all 3 versions on ebay from time to time and at antique stores, etc. Also-at the Coca-Cola Club Convnetions they turn up too.
    Hope this helps!

  46. cocacolabottleman Says:

    digdogg wrote:
    I have a 6.5 fl oz non contour with rings and a large C with a little a in the middle, it says coca cola bottling dist. co cont. 61/2 oz los angeles california, i need to know how old and what was in it cause it doesnt have the insignia only the registered and the wheat.?

  47. cocacolabottleman Says:

    (This post did not show up for some reason-so I reposted it)
    You hava a flavor bottle. In the early years Coca-Cola Company only offered Coca-Cola to its bottlers. So, many bottlers made there own flavors (orange, grape, etc.) It sounds like your bottle could be from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Are there any numbers on the heel? Sometimes they are very small and hard to see, look closely. Let me know and maybe I can figure out the date code and see what year exactly.

  48. Linda Says:

    I found a light green Coca-Cola bottle. It has trademark registered bottle pat. D-105529. 6 fl. oz. And it has Tulsa Oklahoma on the bottom.
    Can u tell me what it is worth? Thanks!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Linda,
      The Pat’D bottles usually sell for around $5, depending on condition, etc.
      Thanks for the question.

  49. Larry Carr Says:

    Hi Doug
    I have some various bottling errors all filled.
    They include Sprite in an upper 10 bottle, Fanta Orange in a Tab bottle, Fresca in a Sprite bottle and others. The caps are somewhat rusty but easily readable. They were bottled in Montgomery Alabama in the late 60’s. I have pictures I could send.
    Any idea of the app worth?
    Thanks
    Larry

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      I am afraid that mis-filled bottles aren’t worth a great deal. They are interesting, but usually don’t bring anymore than the bottle is actually worth.
      Sorry.

  50. Ian Tully Says:

    Hi Doug, I found a 10oz screw top Coke bottle while planting Forsythia in our yard. On the bottom it says No Refill 6-B-396 11 23 B 77. The 23 is circled. It says Dispose Of Properly around the neck. Could you tell me what year it is?
    Thanks!
    Ian

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Your No Deposit No Return bottle is from 1977. Worth around $5. The No Deposit No Return bottles have just started to become collectible.

  51. Bill Says:

    Hi Doug,
    Great site! love the “I found” stories… so here’s mine… I’m curious about a bottle found in a tidal marsh near St Augustine Florida. It’s straight sided, nicely sun-purpled with Coca-Cola (in script) trade mark registered around the shoulder on two sides. One side is also embossed 6 1/2 fl oz and has Property of Coca- Cola Bottling Company at the base. Around the base of the opposite side reads Atlanta, Ga in large letters. the bottom is embossed Coca-Cola also in script along with what looks faintly like CBG Co 2. Haven’t seen one quite like it… any info would be appreciated.
    Thanks ,
    Bill

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Bill,
      You found a Straight Sided Coca-Cola bottle. From the early 1900’s to 1916. THe Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottler opened in 1900. The older Coca-Cola bottles have manganese, once exposed to sun or radiation the bottle can turn purple. The CGB is the glass manufacturer. I can’t find out much info for the makers mark CGB though.
      A GREAT find! Probably more bottles out there to find!
      Thanks for the question-Doug

      • BottleBill Says:

        This is probably an early mark of the Chattanooga Bottle & Glass Co. The firm probably used both the CBGCo and CB&GCo marks from the early teens to the 1920s.

        Bill

  52. Ruth Says:

    Wow, you know your stuff!! How about a clear 10oz coke bottle with “no deposit, no return” at the top, “not to be refilled” on the bottom with a 70, a large 16, 3 by itself and the # 1578. Worth hanging unto?
    Thanks for your time, Ruth

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ruth.
      You found a 1970 No Deposit No Return Bottle (NDNR) from 1970. The NDNR bottles are just begining to become collectible. I have seen values jump from nothing to several hundred dollars on some of the harder to find NDNR bottles. Your bottle is worth $5 to $10, a good bottle to find. Keep looking and hopefully you will find some of those rare NDNR.

  53. Kim Says:

    The bottle my father has found is a 10 oz Coca-Cola glass bottle. It reads No deposit No return. It has the Coke trademark in a diamond shape. On the bottom of the bottle it reads NOT TO BE REFILLED. It also has the anchor hocking symbol and the numbers 17 66. There is also a 3 to the left of the anchor hocking symbol. Any information on this bottle??

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Kim,
      The Diamond label was not used very long, so these bottles are worth a little more than the contour shaped NDNR type.
      It is worth around $10. They also made a 1 pint (16 oz) that is worth $30.
      Of course it was made by Anchor Hocking Glass Company. The numbers are for which glass plant it was made, the bottle mold number and the year it was made (66=1966).
      Thanks for the question!
      Doug

  54. bev Says:

    I found a 6 1/2 oz. green coke bottle , 3,feet down in the yard . on the front side , 70.07(C).1. the bottom reads,YORK ALA. Can you please tell me somthing about it?.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Bev,
      You have a Coke bottle from 1970. The C on the bottle shows who made the bottle (Chattanooga Glass Company). The bottle is only worth $1 or so, and that is if it is in great condition. Sometimes being buried causes the paint to go bad. An interesting find though 3 feet down.
      Thanks!

  55. Nancy Rankin Says:

    I have found nothing but always looking, For my spouse every year I try and find something different or unusual in a Coca-Cola item. (We collect out of Love for Coca-Cola not for Value.) I would like your Expertize on two items of thought, #One, Is there such a thing as a 1955 Bottle with Montgomery AL printed on it ? And Second, I saw a Coca-Cola tray in a store all alone, it has a rectangle border brown two black people getting married on the back it says “Romance series” and is dated 1915 or 1916. This item was a little pricey but not in the best condition. I may go get that anyway. Any thoughts would be great I can not seem to find any information on the net for either item. Thank you for your time,
    Nancy

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Nancy,
      There is such a thing as a 1955 bottle with Montgomery, AL on it. But, it is just a matter of finding one. More than likely you will find a 6 oz or 6 1/2 oz bottle with that on it.
      The Tray you asked about is not all that old. I have seen this tray before and the 1916 date you mentioned is the date of when the original painting was done, not the tray itself. The Romance Series of trays are from the 1970’s or early 1980’s I think. One sold recently on ebay for a little over $40 and it was in very good shape. I wouldn’t think they would be worth much more than $40, especially if it is in bad condition. Here is a link (http://www.coca-colaconversations.com/my_weblog/2008/02/how-much-is-thi.html) to Phil Mooneys web site-he says the trays were not authorized by the Coca-Cola Company. Here is what was asked of him:

      Phil-
      I have a Coca Cola Tray that is a picture of a wedding that is “European Zone Plantation Life Series”. This tray is of a black wedding and appears to be around the turn of the century but the tray itself is a reproduction I’m sure. The problem is I cannot find any mention of this tray anywhere. Can you give me any information re: this tray? The title beneath the picture is “The Romance of Coca-Cola Series”

      Phil Mooney said…
      Diana – I’m glad you took the time to ask me about the tray. That is absolutely not a Coca-Cola item. It is a fake. It was made without Coke’s approval and is not a licensed item. It’s a total fabrication and is not a tray our Company would ever approve. Thanks for letting me clear that up — Phil

      Happy hunting and hope you find that perfect gift.
      Doug

  56. Robert Bell Says:

    I have two coca cola bottles with original contents still sealed found in my grandmothers house. I have no clue as to the year. The only markings are Lynchburg VA embossed on the bottom along with bottle trademark. Coca-Cola painted on one side with trademark- 1 pint 10 ounces underneath and Coke painted on the opposite side. The bottle caps read Coca-Cola caramel colored. I think the year was around 1950-1960 but Im not sure. Could you tell me anything about it or its value. Thanks in advance.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      It sounds like the bottles are from the 1960’s to the 1970’s style bottle. The 26 ounce bottle (called the Family Size bottle) were discontinued when the 32 ounce resealable bottles came out. They are worth around $5 to $10 each.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  57. Brenda Says:

    I have two 32 oz Coke bottles with screwtops from around 1975 with the original soda still in them, in excellent condition. Do you have any idea what they’re worth?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      The 32 oz bottle has a few different versions, but they all seem to be selling for around $5 to $10 at antique stores. Even though the bottles are 35 years old, they still don’t seem to be considered a ‘collectible’. At a recent Coca-Cola Convention someone had cases of them for sale for $1 per bottle and only sold a few. They are fairly common, but maybe one day they will increase in value. I feel the returnable Coke bottles from the 1960’s to the 1990’s are more scarce than the early ones and will catch on as collectible in the next ten years. That is one reason I wrote my book ‘The Coca-Cola Bottle’, to spark an interest in the later bottles.
      Happy Collecting!

  58. Pepsi Says:

    I have a D patent bottle with no place of origin on the bottle’s bottom. It just has a small “protrusion” on the bottom…
    Know about this particular “D-Patent” bottle?

    Thanks for your time!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      There are 2 versions of your bottle, one in clear glass, one in the Georgia Green glass. The clear version was made for use overseas during WWII. The bottles were ordered with no City/State markings. The bottles were then shipped all over the world and bottled with Coca-Cola close to the troops.
      The second version, in Georgia Green glass, was used here in the U.S. and is believed to be a ‘mistake’ bottle. The U.S. bottles should of had the City/State markings. Possibly the glass manufacturer forgot to take out the blank base plate and insert the City/State plate when they changed over to making the U.S. bottle.
      The clear version is the harder of the two to find. The clear bottles used to go for $30 to $50. The Georgia Green version sells for a normal Patent D price for around $5 to $10.

  59. Pepsi Says:

    Aloha cocacolabottleman,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions regarding this particular “D” bottle. The one I found in my yard is the clear version, and is in great shape…what find!

    Keep up the great work and thanks again!

  60. Maya Says:

    Hi Doug,

    I found a green glass Sprite bottle while walking in the woods.
    It is 10 oz. has the oldest Sprite logo painted on it and on the bottom it says KINLEY NATL. PARK and some letter’s or #’s before that. It has the Sprite logo on both sides. I saw a few on the internet but didn’t look on E-Bay yet. I would like to know How much it’s worth and if it’s worth keeping. I also found a clear glass Coca-Cola bottle it says 10 oz. on the front and the Coca-Cola logo it was painted. On the bottom it says Scranton PA along the edges and in the middle of that it says trade mark bottle

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      The Sprite bottles usually are worth around $2 to $5 each. They place various National Park names on the bottom for a special promotion that the National Park Service and Coca-Cola did.
      The Coke bottle is worth around the same price as the Sprite. Even though they are close to 40 years old, some collectors still feel they are too ‘new’ to collect. But, I think these bottles will begin to increase in value in the next few years.

      Thanks,
      Doug

  61. Greg Says:

    Hi Doug,
    My Uncle worked for Coca Cola from the time he was 19 until he retired about 15 years ago. I have this XL, glass, coke bottle that I’ve had since I was a kid. Apparently, it actually was full at one point and I always heard that only 1000 were made. It has a Roman numeral 1 on the bottom (or a capital I) and also says 1968, it stand 20 inches tall. It looks exactly like the classic, glass, coke bottles except it doesn’t indicate any measurements on it. Do you know of these bottles or how I can get it appraised? Thanks for your time.
    Greg

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Greg,
      The bottle you describe sounds like a display bottle. Several versions have been made through the years. Check in Allan Petretti’s book ‘Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide’. Allan has several of the display bottles with some information and prices. Some of the display bottles were mass produced, others not. Just a ballpark figure for value, I’ve seen them sell for $100 to several hundred dollars. It depends on the particular version you have.

  62. Katy Says:

    Howdy!
    My son dug up a CONTENTS 6 1/2 FL. OZS. green coke bottle in the woods, probably from an earlier time in our Annapolis neighborhood (goes back to the late 20s – early 30s. It’s green, and from what I can find online, matches most of the description of the 1960-61 bottle, with script on both sides, and Coke with TRADE-MARK R (registered mark) on the neck. But, there is no location on the bottom. The only thing there looks to be either a roman numeral 1 or an I enclosed in a circle, with an F above it. I can just barely make out 62 I on the skirt of the bottle. Other than that, there is an odd circular indentation near the bottom, not quite as large as a pencil eraser. Can you please tell us when and where this is from? Thank you!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hello,
      You did find an ACL (Applied Color label) Coca-Cola bottle from 1962 (The numbers from the bottom) The reason yours is not marked with a City/State is because The Coca-Cola Company decided to drop the City/State markings from all bottles. In the early years the markings were important, so the bottler would get his bottles back to refill and he wouldn’t run out of bottles. By the early 1960’s that was not an issue any more, so it was decided to drop the City/State. For 3 to 4 years there were no City/State markings. What The Coca-Cola Company and bottlers did not expect was customers complaining about that being removed. So, they brought back the markings. Your bottle falls into that time period of not having that marking.
      The dimple or indention you found on the bottle heel was used to align the paint for the Coca-Cola markings to be placed in the correct spot. Since the Coke bottle had two ridges running up each side of the bottle, the paint could not be placed on them or it would not be a smooth logo.
      The other markings on the bottom show what glass company Yours is Owens Illinois Glass Company, the other letters are what bottle mold was used and what plant made it.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

      • Katy Says:

        Thank you so much! The history surrounding all this is so interesting. Talk about a history detective! One more question – my son would like to know what his bottle is worth.

        Thank you again for sharing your vast knowledge!

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Katy,
        Thank you for your compilments. Value is around $5 depending on condition.

  63. Laura Says:

    HI,
    I just found a old bottle in our backyard, it is a farmsite from the early 1920 -1930 in western Canada. It was in the ground covered in moss.
    I washed it with soap & it is a clear bottle 7inches tall.
    It has No deposit No return written below the neck (on both side one is english the other side is french) under that the glass has a textured effect to the bottom & on one side 10FLOZ witht the Coca Cola script Trade mark reg. in a diamond with round edges. at the very bottom it says Not to be refilled (in french the other side)
    The other side has Coke inthe same diamond. By the description is there anything you can tell me about the bottle?
    thank you.
    Laura

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Laura,
      You found a bottle sometimes referred to as a NDNR by collectors (No Deposit No Return).
      I am not up on Canadian Coke bottles, but we had a similar version here in the U.S. Ours was used in the early 1960’s to the mid 1960’s. One of the first NDNR bottles Coca-Cola used in a wide scale. Is your version a straight wall type (Not the typical Coca-Cola Contour shape)? It sounds like it is. This is one of the first straight walled bottles Coca-Cola came in since the early 1900’s. The glass manufacturer companies could not make a contour bottle in thin glass. After some research and testing, they finally came up with a glass contour version in the mid 1960’s. So, the straight wall version was not used very long. That makes it worth more. Usually a good, clean bottle can bring $10 to $15 here in the U.S. Not bad for a NDNR bottle.
      Thanks,
      Doug

  64. Laura Says:

    thanks for your quick reply.

  65. Woody Says:

    Hi,
    I live in Atlanta, Ga. in Grant Park. I had a tree fall on my house last year and during the reconstruction, buried under the house we found a straight sided bottle with raised Coca-Cola, trade mark registered and Dixie on the bottom. Any idea of a date and value?
    Thanks,
    Woody

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Woody,
      What a great find! The mark on the bottom ‘Dixie’ is the glass company that made the bottle. The Dixie Glass Works was located in Tallapoosa, Ga. The were open from 1898 to around 1907. Your bottle is probably from 1900 or 1901. It is one of the earliest Coca-Cola bottles from Atlanta! Dixie bottles of any kind are very collectible. The Coke bottles bring $100 or more (depending on condition). There is a museum in Tallapoosa. You could contact them for some information.

  66. Nancy Rankin Says:

    Thank you so much for your information on the “Romance of Coca Cola Series”, I will not Buy anything that is a Fake Coke ptoduct, I knew that you would be “the Real Thing”.
    Still looking for that bottle.

    Thank you,
    Nancy

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Nancy,
      I have your bottle info written down and have been trying to find one for you. No luck yet. When I do I will let you know.
      Happy Hunting
      Doug

  67. jacob fuller Says:

    i have a 1990 goerga tech national football coke bottle with the name of all the teams with the scores on the back only given to employes and a 1962-1980 25 walmart aniversery also only given to employes in mid condition never been open what are they worth

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      The only version of the Georgia Tech bottle I have seen is a 1990 Championship bottle with the teams and scores. It was available at local grocery stores, etc. for sale. I remeber buying a 6 pack. They are worth around $5.
      The Wal-Mart bottle, I am not to sure about. I will check into that and see.

  68. Debbie Says:

    I have 3 coke bottles that are 6 1/2 oz ea. On each bottle on the bottom is a different city and state. One says Maryville Tn., another says Knoxville Tn, and the last one says Rome Ga. Any idea on what these are worth? Also I have an old nehi bottle and an old Pepsi bottle that says Sparkling Pepsi Cola on it (it’s a tall bottle). I also have a Dr. Pepper bottle that says Good for Life and on the back it looks like a clock with the numbers 10, 2 and 4 highlighted. Any info would be appreciated.

    Thank You,
    Debbie

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      The 6 1/2 oz bottles are the most commonly found Coca-Cola bottle. Yours are worth a few dollars each.
      The Pepsi depends on if it has a City/State listed on the back. The most common shows New York on the back, which is worth a few dollars. If it is from a small town it would be worth more.
      The Dr Pepper also depends on if it has a City/State embossed on it. If it is a ‘generic’ (No City/State) it is worth a few dollars. Smaller towns worth more.
      Hope this helps!

  69. Debbie Says:

    Hello,
    I emailed you earlier regarding the 3 coke bottles w/ city and state on the bottom. On one, the city and state is Maryville Tn, the other is Knoxville Tn and the last is Rome Ga. So what do you think they’re worth. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Deb

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hey Debbie,
      I try to post a response here on the blog and not by email. That way if someone else has the same question everyone can see the answer.
      Thanks! Check out the June 29th comment I posted about your Coke bottles,
      Doug

  70. Charles Says:

    Hi.
    I searched other’s querys but found nothing for my question. I have three small ceramic Coca-Cola bottles I bought at a antique shop up here in Alaska. If your familiar with the various shrink wraps Coke was putting on bottles a while ago, that is what these look like. But they have what appear to be scenes related to Mexico and or Central/South America. One has Coca-Cola on the gold colored cap. It is a base milky white color and on that are what look like very colorful birds and long tails. One has a silver colored cap and has Coca-Cola near the upper middle of the proto type bottle. It has revolving scenes of a lake with sail boats and land with a house and trees and animals. The last has no Coca-Cola markings at all. It has a silver colored cap and a tan weave like pattern going around the middle. The rest is a black base with silver circles with stars and animals etched inside them.
    The store owner told me these were proto types for bottles done by a Thailand company for Coke that were suppose to be produced for the Atlanta Olympics. But that it didn’t happen. In my own research a few years ago I found some shrink wraps on Coke bottles done for Mexico that resembled mine. That is how I am of the impression these were made by a company for Coke for shrink wraps that may never have been accepted or rejected. What do you think? Would they have value? Thanks for any info/advice, Charles.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      I have been unable to find any info on the bottles you have. I even asked around at the Coca-Cola Club Convention. I will keep researching and let you know what I find out.
      They do sound like a prototype from your description.

      • Charles Says:

        If you have an email address that I can send pictures to I can take pictures and send them to you. Thanks again for trying to find out information for me. Charles.

  71. Erik Harke Says:

    i have come into possession of a coca cola bottle made in 1960. It is 16 fluid ounces and i cannot find a value on it. can you give me n estimate as to the value of this bottle?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      The 16 ounce bottles from the 1960’s are only worth a few dollars, depending on which bottle it is. One 16 ounce bottle was a test market bottle and is shorter than the 16 ounce bottle Coca-Cola began to use later. If you have the shorted version it is worth around $25.

  72. Craig Pfau Says:

    Hello, I have a bottle that I’m hoping you could help me identify. Bottle was found by my father in Alberta, Canada a few years ago. It would make his day to find out how old it is.

    Side 1:
    No Deposit
    No Return
    10-FL OZ
    Coca Cola
    Trade Mark Reg
    Not to be refilled

    Side 2:
    Ni Depot
    Ni Retour
    10FL OZ
    COKE
    Trade Mark Reg

    Bottom:
    Coca Cola Ltd.
    There is an H centered under the company name
    There is a 2×2 grid, 19 and 9 on the opposite side

    I have a picture on my website that shows the general look of the bottle. I don’t know enough about bottles to describe them. http://craigpfau.com/uploads/coke_bottles.jpg Its the stubby one on the left.

    THANKS!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Craig,
      I am not familir with Canadian bottles, but it looks similar to the U.S. version used from the early to mid 1960’s. They did not use them long, before switching to the contour shape. It was hard to make a thin glass bottle in the contour shape so for a few years they made this straight walled bottle. They are getting hard to find. As far as value goes…around $5 to $10.
      Hope this helps!

  73. David perea Says:

    While working under a building I own I found a brown coca cola bottle embossed with a capital J on botom.It has “return to Chattanoga bottling works inscribed along bottom.Any info?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      David,
      It sounds like an early 1900’s Coca-Cola bottle. The Chattanooga bottler used an amber bottle. Worth around $75 to $100.

  74. Ed Polasek Says:

    I have a D-Patent 1947 Coca Cola script bottle with Bay City, Texas on the bottom. I was interested in finding out more about the plant that manufactured it. (kind of a Texas history Buff). Would you know thing about this particular bottling works.

    thanks, you have a great site.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sorry Ed,
      I don’t have much information on the Bay City Bottler. In fact my list of Coca-Cola Bottlers doesn’t even show Bay City, Texas. Try to contact someone in Bay City, such as a local library (they usually have a section of local information), local historical society, etc.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  75. Anna Says:

    Hi Doug,

    I found a “Christmas Bottle” on the edge of a construction site and am curious about the markings. To the right of the Owens Illinois diamond is “30E”, to the left is “11”, and almost opposite the diamond is “G899″. Also, how can I determine how rare the city is (Charlottesville, VA)?

    Congrats on your book and thanks for being so responsive to visitor questions!

    Many thanks,
    Anna

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Anna,
      Your Christmas bottle is from 1930. The ’11’ is the bottle mold number used to make the bottle. The ‘G899′ is a code used by Owens Illinois Glass Company that told them what plant made the bottle, etc., used for quality control. If they had any issues with the bottle not holding up, etc. they could trace it back to where and when it was made.
      The Charlottesville bottle isn’t rare, but the Christmas bottles are getting harder to find. Value around $10 to $20 depending on condition.
      Thanks!
      Doug

      • BottleBill Says:

        These are actually Graham Glass Co. marks. The “G” indicates either Graham or General, and “899” is the code for the model or possibly the bottler. The “30” is a date code for 1930, and “E” indicates the Evansville, Indiana, plant.

        Owens-Illinois began using G codes for soda and beer bottles sometime after 1930. The earliest OI catalog was issued in December 1930, so bottles with OI logos and codes did not begin until 1931. Although the Owens Bottle Co. and the Illinois Glass Co. united to form the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. in late 1929, the plants continued to use the older manufacturer’s marks and codes until 1931.

        Check out our articles on manufacturer’s marks on Bill Lindsey’s Historical Bottle Webpage. The Bottle Research Group specializes in manufacturer’s marks and company codes.

        Bill

  76. Devon Stine Says:

    I went to the lake last weekend and found a bottle sticking out of the ground. It says Tell City Soda Water on both sides of the bottle. Between “Tell City” and “Soda Water” it has a apple with a arrow going through it. On the very bottom of the bottle, it says, “PROP. OF COCA-COLA BOTTLE. CO. 6 1/2 FL.OZ TELL CITY IND.” Can you give me some info on the bottle like, how much is it worth and how old is it? I think it might be a flavor bottle but I am not sure.
    Thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Devon,
      Your bottle is a great one. I’ve got one in my collection too. The bottle is from the 1930’s, 1940’s time period. I would say the value is around $10. Not too bad of a find just sticking out of the ground!
      There could be more bottles in that same area and might be worth a look.
      Doug

  77. Vickie Whitford Says:

    I have 20-30 small coke bottles with the cities and states stamped on the bottom of them. Just wondering what kind of price they may have if I intend to sell them Thanks Vickie

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Vickie,
      Value depends on what year the bottles are from and what Cities are on them. On average a typical Coke bottle will sell for around $5.

  78. Andres Says:

    Hi, nice and useful info in your blog! I want to ask about a item I´m own: two foundry halves to make Coca Cola bottles in the 25 cl size. High quality steel, VERY heavy (both pieces are about 30 kgs!). I want to have an idea about price (if standarized), or are rarer as I think..can I send photos if helps..
    Thanks by your time, regards from Barcelona

    Andrés

  79. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Andrés,
    Thank you for the compliments, it is always good to know that people appreciate my blog!
    The bottle mold you have sounds great. They are hard to find. They are expensive to make and most companies melt them down and re-use the metal for a new mold.
    Prices vary on them. I’ve seen them sell for US $100.00 up to older molds from the 1930’s sell for US $600.00.
    They make great door stops or anchors! They are very heavy but make a great display piece!
    Doug

  80. Devon Stine Says:

    I don’t know if you know anything about pepsi cola bottles but I’ve got a pepsi cola glass 48 oz bottle that I found at the lake. I’ve looked it up but can’t seem to find it. How much do you think it is worth. Any info would be helpful.

    thanks

  81. J. A. Corby Says:

    Hi Doug, Need help! I have a acl bottle ,Its cap reads Western Bottling Company Limited,New Plymouth.Coca- Cola in script with Trade Mark Regestered under it. The Script Coca-Cola ACL has, TRADE MARK REGISTERED below the ACL. The opposite side. Coke with TRADE MARK REGD below and under that is,BOTTLE REGD. TRADE MARK. Here is the big question, above the Coke is– COMPOUND BEVERAGE. can you please help me ID this bottle.
    Sincerly JAC.

  82. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Devon,
    I do know a little about Pepsi bottles. The 48 oz bottle is a hard one to find and was available in limited areas. Depending on condition, etc. it could be worth around $30 to $50.
    Hope this helps.
    Doug

  83. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Hello J.A.
    The bottle you have is from New Zealand. New Plymouth, New Zealand Coca-Cola Bottler. I have not seen this particular one marked with COMPOUND BEVERAGE on it though. I did see one had been up for sale at a New Zealand website for $6. But, here in the U.S. the bottle would be worth more. Bottles from New Zealand and Australia are harder to find in the U.S. Here in the U.S. the bottle would be worth from $10 to $20, possibly more depending on condition. I will try ot do some more research and see why the bottle has COMPOUND BEVERAGE marked on it. I would guess some local law required the bottles to be marked with that.
    Thanks for the question!
    Doug

  84. Vickie Whitford Says:

    Thank you so much for the information bottleman. I forgot to mention they are not embossed, just painted on letters. Just a few to list are Gulfport Miss, Bangor Maine, Baton Rouge La, Searcy Ark, Atlantic City NJ, Lawton Okla, Nashville Tenn, York Ala the list goes on.Sure hope I can find a buyer. If you say they may be worth $5 , I should be able to get half of that maybe. Right? Thanks for your time.

  85. Devon Stine Says:

    I also found a green straight sided screw cap bottle that says no return on one side and then on the other side it says No deposit. It says 16 Fl. Oz . I.P on it too. On the bottom it says not to be refilled. Do you know what it is? It does not have a label on it so I can’t tell. Can you tell me what it is and how much is it worth?

  86. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Vickie,
    Since the bottles are ACL (Painted) they are a little more common. I thought you had the embossed type. Still worth a few dollars. I hope you can find a buyer.
    Doug

  87. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Devon,
    Many brands of soda came in the No Deposit bottle you describe. It had a paper label at one time that would of had the type of drink, etc. With the label gone, there is no way of telling. Not worth much without the label. Maybe $1, but I think it might be a hard item to sell.
    Doug

  88. Ken J. Says:

    I found an old coke bottle on a recent hike: Greenish tint: 16 oz. size reseal on top neck of bottle: 1″x3″ paper lable, Coca Cola on one side and Coke on the other side: Above the Coca Cola lable is written (raised Letters) ‘return for deposit': Above the Coke lable is written ‘money back bottle': Trade-mark is shown below the Coke lable: 16FL.OZ (1PT) is written below each lable: On the bottom of bottle is shows Payette Idaho Trade Mark Bottle a symbol and a number 40: I found this bottle in the back trails in San Diego, CA. Any info on this bottle? Thanks!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ken,
      I am not sure I have seen a bottle like this or not. I sent you an email so you can send me some pictures.
      Thanks,
      Doug

  89. nicole Says:

    Was trying to find out how much a 6 1/2 fl oz full bottle of coke with a sprite lid on it, Thinking it is from the 50s or 60s. If you could help out it would be great!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Nicole,
      Soda bottles with the incorrect cap turn up fairly often. They are an oddity, but do not have much value among collectors. Usually worth what ever the bottle is.
      Thanks for the question!
      Doug

  90. Mandy Says:

    I have a greenish coca cola bottle 32 Fl oz. What year was is made and is it worth anything?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      The 32 oz bottle was introduced in 1971 and was used into the 1980’s. They are worth around $5, depending on condition and if it has the original screw cap still on it.

  91. Geneva Says:

    well I found 24 61/2oz. bottles in a wood coca cola box in my garage. Fifteen are labled with different states which include cleveland,Mc Allen Tx, Nashville, Philadelphia, Charlotte,Boston,Baltimore,Grand Rapids,Westminster,Gary,Douglas,Shelby,Reno all having trade marks wit others markings as for the other eight bottles they don’t contain any states nor trade marks. All twenty three bottles are aqua green slinder neck with bubble lines and I was wondering if they were worth anything with the wooden box as well…The wooden case is yellow with the writting on it saying “Drink Coca Cola in bottles ” this writting is written in red and on the other side of the wooden case it reads “Have a Coke” also if you could provide the year for both bottles and wooden case because I’m trutly looking to sell all

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      The crate sounds like it is from the 1960’s. They are usually worth around $20 to $40 depending on condition.
      I can’t tell what year the bottles are from your description. On average the 6 1/2 oz bottles with City/State markings usually sell for a few dollars a piece. The other bottles you mentioned, I am not sure about them.
      If you could tell me: are the bottles embossed or ACL (painted with Coca-Cola), exactly what the bottles say on both sides of them below the Coca-Cola (and Coke if they are ACL), that would help me determine year.
      Thanks,
      Doug

  92. Mitch Says:

    I have an Auburn Tigers 1983 SEC championship coke and would like to know where it was bottled. The bottom shows the number 8, 18, 84, 3683-D. Can you tell me where this was bottled?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Mitch,
      The only way to tell where it was bottled at would be on the bottle cap itself. The Commemorative bottles are not marked with anything that would allow you to identify where it was bottled.
      The numbers on the bottom are codes the glass bottle manufacturer used, not a bottler.
      Sorry I couldn’t help.
      Doug

  93. Kimberly Says:

    Hello Cocacolabottleman! I have a Coca-Cola Can question for you! Today my boyfriend showed me a Coca-Cola can from Christmas 2008 that is unopened and empty. I don’t see any holes or anything that the fluid could have leaked out of. He says that he got the can from a friend who bought it out of a vending machine. When his friend received it from the machine it was empty. I was just wondering if this would be worth anything to a collector? I realize that you are the bottleman (and not the canman) but I was hoping that you could point me in the right direction!

    Thanks!!

    Kim

  94. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Kim,
    I am not a can expert, but I have seen similar cans sell for around $5 to $10 at Coca-Cola Club Conventions.
    Thanks for the can question!
    Doug

  95. Devon Stine Says:

    I found a Fanta orange bottle at the lake. It looks almost identical to the 48 ounce pepsi cola bottle bottle except it doesn’t have the label and it is stepped twice at the neck. The screw cap is silver, it says WINNING CAP on it. The date seems to be 1983-1984 because under the cap it says Expires APR 30-84. I also have found like 20-40 mountain dew and pepsi cola bottles that look exactly like the 48 ounce pepsi cola bottle but in smaller sizes. How much are they worth? Info would be great too.

    Thanks

  96. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Devon,
    Do the bottles have metal caps? Or plastic? Prices depend on condition, etc. but I would say around $5 to $10 if they have all the labels and are not weathered. The NDNR (No Deposit No Return) bottles are starting to become collectible. It is still hard to find buyers for them sometimes though.
    Thanks,
    Doug

  97. Devon Stine Says:

    Most of the bottles have metal caps but 2-5 of them have plastic caps. Every time I go to the lake I find more and more and more of them. None of them have the labels except a mountain dew’s is all weathered and torn and so is a pepsi’s. How much are the small ( 6-10 oz ) Double cola ones worth?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Devon,
      With the condition your bottles are in, they aren’t worth much. But if the metal caps are half way decent you could some money out of those.
      If it is the embossed NDNR Double Cola bottle, they usually sell for around $2 to $5.

  98. Chantal Says:

    Hi,
    I was walking along a remote beach and found 2 coke bottles in old dried seaweed. Now, I have no clue if they are recent but the fact that the volume is written in the old imperial system (we have metric system in Canada)and were not refillable gave me the impression that they should date back from the 70’s maybe? So if I give you a description, I would be very happy if you could help me out:
    It’s a clear shaped bottle with the following:

    10 oz fl (on the neck)
    Coka-Cola
    Marque déposée
    Trademark Reg (in the mid section)

    Non-refillable Remplissage unique (on the bottom)

    F 20 (under the bottom)

    Thank you so much for your information :-)

  99. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Chantal,
    I am not overly familiar with Canadian bottles, but from your description it does sound like the 1970’s version. Here in the U.S., the 1970’s No Deposit bottles sell from $1 to $5. I know several No Deposit collectors here in the U.S. who try to find ‘Foreign’ No Deposits and you could possibly get more out of them than that.
    There could be more bottles lurking in the seaweed, you should check that area every so often.
    Doug

  100. Jay Says:

    Hi. Not familiar with these of course. I’ll try to give a good description- the bottle is green tinted glass marked “10FL.OZ” bottle with the label painted on, “Coke” in a block font on one side, Coco-Cola in script font of the other, with “Trade mark” followed by the circled ‘R’ in fine print beneath both. Bottle is 9 3/4″ tall & approx2 1/4″ base dia. Marked “return for deposit & “money back bottle.” There are no chips or cracks but 2 distinct case wear rings around bottom and mid-point outer diameters, and a ring on the bottom. The bottom of the bottle is embossed(?) anyway, lettering cast into the glass bottom: outer ring- “CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS, inner ring (smaller print)- TRADE – MARK BOTTLE, & a capital letter “L” in the center. That about sums it up. I grew up in the 50/60s and well remember “return for deposit” bottles and looking for them along road side for comic book money. Also I had to sort the bottles for pick up in my grocery store job in about ’72. I don’t expect my bottle is of any real value, just curious mainly. Saving it as a reminder of childhood days. :)
    Thanks for any info you may provide.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jay,
      Thanks for the very detailed description of your bottle. I know exactly which one you are talking about. I remember gathering up the returnable bottles for some spending money too. My sister and I would search the neighborhood and take what we found to the local ‘Stop N Go’ store and cash them in.
      The bottle you have sounds like it is from the late 1960’s, early 1970’s and is fairly common so value isn’t very much. Maybe $1 or so. But, the memories from those bottles……….. priceless! I think that is one reason I collect bottles, all the childhood memories they remind me of. Good times!
      Thanks for the question.
      Doug

  101. Jay Says:

    I understand the need for detailed description being a collector myself, just of other things. Then too, I tried looking up the bottle myself first and noted the ‘faults’ and other details noted and made my report based on that.
    Another question from observation- on another site- http://www.collectorsweekly.com- they said “in the late 1950s, Coca-Cola decided to stop embossing the cities of origin on its bottles.” and “The next major change to Coke bottles came in 1957, when Coca-Cola adopted the Applied Color Labeling (ACL) process,…” Isn’t this the painted on name w/out the raised letters? Note my bottle has the painted lettering but the cast in, (embossed?) city of origin on the bottom. Wouldn’t that put a bottle closer to the late fifties or very early 60s???

    Please understand, I am not questioning your expertise, just seeking a firmer understanding of things I’ve read on the subject in relation to my item. Again, thank you.

  102. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Jay,
    The Collectors Weekly site is correct, but not all the facts are there. The ACL process was test marketed in 1955, saw nationwide roll out by 1957. They did stop placing the City/State name on the bottom for a short time. By 1963 they began to phase it back in and by 1965 most bottlers were using bottles with City/State markings.
    They did not mark the bottles with ‘return for deposit’ and money back bottle’ until the late 1960’s. Even at that time not all bottlers ordered those type bottles but by the early 1970’s most had it on them.
    There should be a set of numbers on your bottle half way below the area with the ACL and above the heel of the bottle. Something like: 72-05
    The first set of numbers will be the year the bottle was made, the second set is the bottle mold used to form the bottle.
    Thanks for your questions.
    Doug

  103. Jay Says:

    Ok, That’s got it! This bottle was made later than either of us thought then. The numbers are faint but I found them… “83-98.” So it was made in 1983.
    I appreciate your patience with me. But like I said, I’m a collector and as such a stickler for detail. We will discuss at length about what size & font serial numbers were stamped in.
    Thanks again, very much and I’ll not bother you further. Any market for old (or not so old) ketchup/catsup(?) bottles? :/

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jay,
      No problem, I enjoyed your questions! As far as value on ketchup/catsup(?) bottles, not much value on ‘not so old’ bottles.
      Thanks,
      Doug

  104. David Says:

    Hi. We recently moved into a rental home in Texas and found 60 8 oz filled Coke and Coca Cola Classic bottles each with a special commemorative label andin excellent condition. For example, five are from Super Bowl XXVI, different Texas Sports events, 1996 Atlanta Olympics, 1994 USA World Cup, Christmas ones from 1995-2003, one in Hebrew script, one in Arabic script, etc.. How do I find out what each are worth? Thanks for your advice!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      David,
      Sounds like you got an instant bottle collection! There are a few books available on Commemorative bottles that should help you out with values. Check your local library. I’ve seen the books at local book stores and you can order the books online too.
      The Super Bowl, Olympics bottles sell for around a few dollars each. The others, I am not too sure about value.
      Thanks,
      Doug

  105. Bri Lind Says:

    I have found a Fresca bottle that I believe was made in 1966 because it is stamped in the glass 66 under the logo on the bottle. The neck of it has been stretched but it is clear that it is a Fresca bottle. It is in very good condition, as I have seen worse, but can’t find one like it anywhere to find out if it has any value. It is a 10 fl. oz bottle. Clearly written on the front is the yellow circle with the 2 “F” markings inverted from each other and written around the yellow circle it says “A Product of The Coca-Cola Company.” There is another stamp underneath the circle next to the 66 that says 17. I don’t know what that means, so any information you could give me about that would be great.

    Thanks for your help.

    Bri

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Bri,
      Your Fresca bottle does sound like it is from 1966. The 66 embossed on it is the year. The 17 is the bottle mold used to make the bottle.
      The stretched neck bottles are often called ‘Carnival Bottles’, they were used as prizes at Carnivals and Fairs. I used to have a Dad’s root beer bottle I had won in the 1970’s. I also remember them being sold at Spencer’s Gifts many years ago. I’ve seen all kinds of soda bottles with the stretched neck.
      I do know a few collectors who buy the stretched neck bottles whenever they find them. They usually sell for around $5 to $10.

  106. Patti Anderson Says:

    Hello We have a bottle that still has the coke in in and the bottle. on the bottom it says cocal cola LTD and has a diamond with what looks like a dot and above it is a B and on the left side is a 1 and on the right side of diamond is a 3 and bottom of the diamond is a 4 and has no marking of where it was made can you tell me something of this bottle plz. It is a 6 oz bottle with embossing of coca coal on it wuth a red top tha say I cant quite make it out due to the indentations of the wave affect for hooking the cap to the the bottle it does have a number like 30001 I think not sure. Please if you have any info let me know. Thank you for your time

    Patti

  107. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Patti,
    The LTD is the clue. It is a Canadian bottle, from Coca-Cola Limited. An older one it sounds like, being embossed. I am not familiar with the glass manufacturers of Canada, but I’ve noticed all the bottles I have from Canada have the same diamond embossed on the bottom.
    Hope this helps!
    Doug

  108. Claudia Says:

    Hello, I have a large Coca Cola bottle (20″ high) that I’m guessing was used for advertising. My father gave it to me in the early 1970s; he found it at a tag sale. It’s thick, clear glass; On one side is written: Coca Cola, TRADE MARK REGISTERED, MIN. CONTENTS 6-FL OZS. On the other side is written: Coca Cola, TRADE MARK REGISTERED, BOTTLE PAT. D-105529. I’ve been unable to find any info or approximate value for this bottle. Any info you can give me would be most appreciated. Thank you very much,
    Claudia

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Claudia,
      It is a Display bottle. They were made in the 1930’s and reproduced in the 1970’s and 1980’s. If it is an original 1930’s, I’ve seen them sell for around $200 at recent Coca-Cola Club events. The original bottles have air bubbles in the glass. The newer ones don’t. The newer ones sell for around $30 to $60.
      Doug

  109. Ben Coltrane Says:

    I recently aquired an amber Coke bottle from an antique auction. It has Coca-Cola at the bottom as well as New York NY and the number under New York is 0-8orB CO. (some of the letters I can’t make out). I cannot find any information on an amber New York bottle. On the bottom, it has 1213 with a 1 underneath it. Any help with the value/history of this bottle would be greatly appreciated.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ben,
      The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York, Inc. opened in 1904. The Straight Sided bottles began to be phased out by 1916, so your bottle would fall in between those years. The New York bottles are hard to find. Depending on condition, it could be worth up to $100.
      Doug

  110. Stella Says:

    HI,
    I learned a lot reading this column; my green bottle 65-07 was made in 1965 and mold # is 7. It has an L on the bottom, Coca-Cola in white on the middle on one side and Coke on the other. it say 1 PT. 10 FL.OZ. under these and Trade-Mark with R in a circle. I found this in a basement we were cleaning out when we were moving in. What does the L on the bottom mean? Any value? Thanks for any help.

  111. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Stella,
    Good question-the ‘L’ on the bottle shows which glass company made the bottle. This mark is often called the Makers Mark. The L is for Latchford Glass Company, headquartered in Los Angles, CA. The Latchford Glass Company also had other plants scattered across the U.S.
    The larger bottles, like yours are somewhat hard to find. I would put the value around $10 to $15, depending on condition. The 26 ounce bottle was called the ‘Family Size’ by the Coca-Cola Company, and was advertised as such.
    Glad to help!
    Doug

  112. Stella Says:

    Doug, thank you so much. Stella

  113. Jada Says:

    Hi, I was wondering if you could help me out. We found an old Coca-Cola bottle, not sure how old, wondering if I gave you the info if you would be able to tell me what it might be worth?

    It is clearish green, has the Coca-Cola engraved on it, says Trade Mark Registered, Min. Contents 6-FL.OZS. Close to the bottom on the side it has an 8, a little symbol, then 47. On the bottom it says, Rockville, IND and has an S. We live in Indiana, and knowing Rockville is not very big, we wondered if it might be worth a little more….Thanks for any info you might have! Jada

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jada,
      Your bottle was made in 1947. The bottle you have should be worth around $15 to $20. Rockville bottles are a little hard to find.
      Doug

  114. Joe Splendido Says:

    Hi, I have an amber color approximately 6 ounce coke bottle, with the words Coca Cola written verttically on the lower portion of the bottle. The lettering Registered Scranton PA appear on the lower portion of the bottle, and on the bottom of the bottle is the number 490 and below that is the Letter B. Can you please provide me with information and the approximate value of this bottle. I can take a photo of the bottle and e-mail that to you if you would like.
    Thank You,
    Joe

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Joe,
      Your bottle was more than likely made by the Brockway Glass Company from Brockway, PA.
      If it is the bottle I am thinking of it should be worth around $50 to $75.
      Doug

  115. Albert Galpin Says:

    We have a place in Val-des-Monts Quebec just outside of Ottawa. I just found a coke bottle embedded in the earth at our cottage. The place where we found the bottle has been used by the people in the area for fishing and hunting for at least 75 years. The bottle is says Cocal Cola, Trade Mark Registered and MIN Contents 6 FL OZS. In Canada we have been metric since the 70s and the bottle is not bilingual French so the bottle must be before the 70s. At the base of the bottle there are symbols: U, then a diamond shape with a o inside, then a small raised dot/period and then numbers 58. What is the age of the bottle? Any other info?
    Albert

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Albert,
      Your bottle is from 1958. The early Coca-Cola bottles from Canada and the U.S. were very similar, until ,like you said the 1970’s when French and metric sizes were listed on the bottles. The bottle like yours were destroyed once they began to change over. So, that makes them somewhat hard to find. I would estimate value at around $10 to $20 (U.S. dollars)
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  116. tim Says:

    Yesterday I found an old coke bottle in the woods by my house in Northern NJ. Using your sight, I learned the following:
    Its a green 6 oz bottle made by the Anchor Hocking Company. On the side of the bottle is the numbers 56 23. There are no other markings besides Trade mark registered in u.s. patent office
    and trade mark registered min. contents 6 fl ozs.

    Any idea on how old this is or if it’s worth anything. Its in perfect shape except for being a little dirty.

    Thank You
    Tim

  117. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Tim,
    I am glad you found my blog useful! The bottle you have was made in 1956. Commonly referred to by collectors as the ‘6 ounce U.S. Patent bottle’, it was made from 1951 to 1958. You did not mention a City/State marking. Some of the 6 ounce did not have the City/State markings on the bottom. Those are a little harder to find, but doesn’t increase the value very much. I’ve seen them sell for around $5 to $10. Hope this helps!
    Doug

  118. Sarah Says:

    I spend an evening reading all the wonderful help you have offered. I now have a question of my own. I found what is probably a worthless Coca-Cola bottle, but before my husband discards it, I though I better check it out. It’s a clear 8 oz Hobbleskirt bottle. It doesn’t seem like there are any posts about 8oz bottles. It has a Red & White applied label. Embossed are what appears to be 05, a funning marking and then the number 31. The bottom is stamped in black ink with something like 51 146 22:27. Label date says C 2003 The Coca-Cola Company and also 2004-2203. Also says please recycle. Could you tell me anything about this bottle? Should I chuck it???

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sarah,
      Thank you for taking time out of your evening to read my blog. It sounds like the bottle you have is from 2005. Not worth a great deal now, but one day it will. The Non Returnable bottles from the 1960’s and 70’s are just now becoming popular to collect. It may take your bottle 30 or 40 years to have any value, but if you enjoy having the bottle sitting out someplace, then that gives it value to you. I collected the 1960’s and 70’s bottles years ago just because I liked them. Not too many people thought much of them. They ended up in dumps, ditches and creeks. Now, suddenly people realize since so many were discarded, they are hard to find.
      Thanks,
      Doug

  119. Marlyn Says:

    Alongside many glass milkbottles in my Grandfather’s cellar (now mine!) I found an old ‘green’ Coke Bottle. 2/3 of Cola remains – no thanks to a minute hole in the old rusted cap! I can’t quite bring myself to taste the liquid.
    Bottom has Philadelphia, PA. All lettering is raised; Patent D-105529 below ‘Trade-Mark Registered’ and half way to the bottom is “12(a symbol – which I can’t replicate via computer)42″.

  120. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Marlyn,
    Sounds like you found some great bottles! The Coke bottle you found is from 1942. Since the bottle is from a large City, the value won’t be too high, around $5. But I know it has sentimental value since it is from your Grandfather. My Grandfather got me started in collecting bottles.
    And I would not recommend drinking any of that Coca-Cola. I think it might be past the expiration date!
    Doug

  121. Jen Says:

    Yoo-hoo! I have two 1983 introductory bottles of Diet Coke, unopened. One features the Houston Astrodome on the back. Any idea what they’re worth?

    Thanks for your help!

  122. Ross Brugger Says:

    I have a 6.5 oz Pat. D-105529 green coke bottle with Rockford, IL and an S on the bottom. On the side it has a 3/symbol/41.

    Could you give me the history of this bottle and a value.

    Thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ross,
      Your bottle is from 1941. The Patent D bottles were made from 1938 to 1951. Worth around $5.

  123. Jared Says:

    Hi there Doug! I’ve been doing some research on Coca-Cola bottles using a slew of different websites, but haven’t been able to uncover any information regarding the following bottle:

    Middle of bottle:

    TRADE MARK REGISTERED
    CONTENTS 6 1/2 FL. OZS.

    TRADE MARK REGISTERED
    IN U.S. PATENT OFFICE

    Bottom of bottle:

    63 01

    Base of bottle:

    MARSHALL – TEX (the two being connected by curved lines)
    2© (written in the middle of the circle created by the city and state)

    From what I understand, the writing on the middle of the bottle signifies that that particular type of bottle was patented in 1958 and that that patent expired in 1965. My research also indicates that the 63 on the bottom of the bottle indicates that it was made in 1963. I also understand that the © represents the Chattanooga Glass Company. HOWEVER, what I can’t seem to find ANY information on is the 2 next to the ©. What is the significance of that?

    Thanks so much for your time, Doug, I really appreciate it!!! :-)

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jared,
      It sounds like you have it all figured out! The 2 is the particular Chattanooga Glass plant that made the bottle. They had several plants and would mark the bottles with which plant produced it.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  124. Jenny Says:

    I’ve been reading your posts and saw that you mentioned a number of times that bottles bottled in larger cities are not as valuable as those bottled in smaller towns or cities. I have one bottle from 1942 that was bottled in Salem Depot, New Hampshire. In 1950 the population of Salem hovered right around 4,000. Do you think a PAT. D bottle from there has any additional value?

    Thanks a bunch!!!!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jenny,
      I would think the Salem Depot bottle would be a hard bottle to find. It is amazing that a small town could support a Coca-Cola Bottler. I think the bottle would have additional value. On some bottles, such as yours it is hard to put a value on it. Most Pat. D bottles from small towns sell for around $10 to $25, but could bring more if a collector of Salem Depot bottles needs it for the collection.
      Doug

  125. Darin Says:

    I just finished diving today and found about 15 D-105529 bottles from Seattle, Kansas City and San Francisco. Some are in perfect shape having been sitting in the silt, undisturbed. Being from Seattle, this was a really fun find!

    I also found one I am unable to place. It is a beautiful heavy green straight bottle with a C in a wreath under which “registered” is printed. On the bottom it says “CONT 6 FL OZ COCA COLA CO LA BOT Co L.A.NET” The mold mark is a star surrounded by a half circle. In the star is a squiggle, like a snake.

    Do you have any idea when this bottle was made?

    Thanks!

    Darin

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Darin,
      It is always great to find some hometown bottles! It sounds like the bottle with the C in a wreath is a flavor bottle. Early Coca-Cola bottlers also sold various flavored drinks and sold them in bottles like you found.
      Your bottle was probably made around the late 1910’s or early 1920’s.
      Hope you can find some more bottles! Sounds kije you found some great bottles.
      Doug

  126. terry petti Says:

    I just purchased two cases of moldy, dusty 6 1/2 oz coke bottles. Coco Cola is in white on one side and Coke on the other. Both sides have trade mark 6 1/2 fl oz, On the bottom of all are cities and states, eg. lancaster, ohio or Billings, mont and many other cities and states . I believe the years are from 1969 to the early 70’s. Are they worth anything? When did Coke stop the 6 1/2 oz bottles? I’ve cleaned them up with clorax and boiling water, and would like to give them out as favors for an event( filled with a homemade potion). I’d like to describe these bottles as vintage with some accompanying info. Can you help me?
    Thank you for your MOST informative blog! Terry

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Terry,
      The ACL (Applied Color Label) bottles you have are worth around a few dollars each. They are the last ACL returnable bottles Coca-Cola used. By the 1980’s cans and non-returnable bottles began to be used. So your bottles are the last of the returnable bottles ever used.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  127. Shawn Says:

    Hi, I needed help with some Coke bottles. I’ve done some research and it has said that if there’s a circle connecting the city, and state at the bottom then it’s a fake. Today, I ran into some straight (I think) neck bottles with “Trademark” on them but the circle was underneath? How do I know it’s not a reproduction? -Thanks

  128. Shawn Says:

    PS- A while ago it seems I found a real Coke bottle from Bridgeport, CT. I live in CT and was excited to find it but I can’t find anything about it! Please help!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Shawn,
      The Bridgeport plant opened in 1912. It was actually a part of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York.
      If you could tell me what the bottle looks like and what it says on it I may be able to help you more.
      Doug

  129. steven hodge Says:

    i have a 10oz glass bottle with white writing baked on 6 1/2 oz misprint and what is it worth?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Steven,
      I had not seen this error bottle before. All kinds of error bottles are out there though. For some reason error bottles don’t seem to bring a lot of money. They usually sell for $20 to $50.

  130. J.R. Says:

    I have a “Smitty’s” 100 year anniversary Coca Cola bottle. it has a paragraph about Smitty’s its never been opened. The lady I got it from said she got it at an employee picnic and that most people drank theirs right away. I have tried to find out what this would be valued at but can find no records. Please help.

    Ps. I have other Coke stuff and lots of questions so if you know of a site like this for coke please let know.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      J.R.
      I am not overly familiar with the 100th Anniversary bottles. I do know some collecotors that are always looking for them though.
      I think they have been going for around $15 to $20, possibly more. I will try to find out some more info for you.
      Doug

  131. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Shawn,
    The ‘fake’ (actually reproduction) Coca-Cola bottles with the circle connecting the City/State refers to the Christmas bottle (1923 patent bottle). This is an embossed bottle that will have 1923 embossed under one of the Coca-Cola logos. This is the only bottle that Coca-Cola reproduced for a Christmas promotion in the 1980’s. Some Coca-Cola bottles that are ‘real’ used the circle connecting the City/State on bottles. So, more than likely what you have is not a reproduction.
    Doug

  132. lynnie Says:

    I found while digging for the foundation about 3 foot under, a dark brown Coca-Cola bottle. 7 1/2 inch bottle straight sided. Coca-cola etched with trademark registered under. around the base of the bottle says louisville, Ky. coca cola bottling wks 2nd. under louisville,ky a.s. co 0132. on the bottom has coca-cola. just wondering what year and if its any good . thank you lynnie

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Lynnie,
      Yes, that is a great bottle, probably from the early 1900’s. The amber Straight Sided Coca-Cola bottles are great to find. Depending on condition, worth around $40 to $70.
      Doug

  133. Robby Beckwith Says:

    I have a clear Coca Cola bottle without any date on it that i can tell. It has Corpus Christi, TX on the bottom, on the outside edge around the bottom it has “please recycle” on one side and “no refill” on the other. 1/4 of the way up the bottle it has a “.4″ and beside that it has a square with a “v” in it with a dot above that. Under where it says Coca Cola it says “8 fl oz” on one side and “237 mL” on the other. Do you think this bottle is worth anything and if so how much? Thanks.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Robby,
      It sounds like your bottle is from the 1990’s. I remember the ones marked with the metric ‘237mL’. I am afraid those bottles aren’t worth a great deal. Maybe $1 or so. Too new for most collectors.
      Doug

  134. ryan Says:

    hi i have a d-series coke bottle of georgia green glass in perfect condition that was bottled in wocester ma. can you tell me more about it?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ryan,
      The Patent D bottles were made from 1938 to 1951. You should see a set of numbers an inch or two above the heel with the makers mark. The number to the right of the makers mark will be the year the bottle was made. The Worcester bottler opened in 1912. For more info on the bottler see if the Historical society or museum might have more details.
      Value for most Patent D bottles runs around $5.

  135. ryan Says:

    also i have a thom. mclaughlin’s soda works bottle from woonsocket ri do you know anything about other soda bottle’s?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sorry-I am not familiar with the Mclaughlin’s Soda Works, you may try contacting someone in Woonsocket on that bottle too.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  136. Lyle Batema Says:

    Hi Coca cola Bottleman,

    Read your posts with great interest. I found a “D”coke bottle where some workmen were digging a trench. It that looks like it is from about 1948 with OAKLAND, CALIF. on the base. Even in 1948 Oakland was a pretty big town. Anything special about this find?

    Thanks,

    Lyle

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Lyle,
      Glad you find my blog helpful and interesting! The Oakland bottle is common, just for the reasons you mentioned. Worth around $5 to $10 depending on condition. Still a good find though. West Coast bottles are popular among many collectors.
      Thanks for the question!
      Doug

  137. Stephen R. Dewberry Says:

    HI , great site ! My father-in-law has a Coke bottle with DIXIE and an X embossed on the bottom. It is in the familiar Coke bottle shape. What can you tell me about it with this sketchy information, including a value. Thanks !!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Stephen,
      Thanks for the compliments on the site. I believe your father-in laws Coca-Cola bottle came from the Bristol, VA bottler, Dixie Coca-Cola Bottling Company Inc. (For more info on the Dixie Bottler check out this site: http://www.tazewell-orange.com/dixie.html Although I have not seen this particular version marked with ‘DIXIE’ on a contour bottle. I know the straight sided bottles they used were marked with this. Could you tell me what the bottle has embossed on it on both sides below ‘Coca-Cola’? That may help me figure it out too.
      There was also a glass manufacturing company in Tallapoosa, Georgia which was called Dixie Glass Works and they marked their bottles with Dixie on the bottom, but I did not think they made any contour bottles.
      This bottle is certainly a head scratcher.

      Let me know what other markings the bottle may have on it. Check the heel of the bottle for any numbers or letters and look aninch or so up from the heel for any letters or numbers and let me know what those are too.
      Thanks,
      Doug

  138. Stephen R. Dewberry Says:

    The DIXIE Coke bottle , which is the familiar shape, is sort of bluish green., not the color of a modern bottle. It says under “Coca-Cola”…Trademark Registered. No other numbers or letters found., only the Dixie and X on the bottom. Thanks for your help.

  139. cocacolabottleman Says:

    Stephen,
    The early contour bottles were not always made in the correct Georgia Green glass color. I am surprised it doesn’t have a patent date embossed on it under ‘Coca-Cola’, like ‘BOTTLE PAT’D NOV. 16, 1915′ or ‘BOTTLE PAT’D DEC. 25, 1923′ Let me do some research and see if I can find something out about it.
    ———————————————–
    Stephen ended up finding out the bottle was a Straight Sided bottle and not a contour. The Dixie Straight Sided bottles are a great bottle and a little hard to find.

    Doug

  140. Carol Says:

    Hi,

    I found your site by accident and it looks very interesting. I was wondering if you know anything about an old coke bottle with a 7Up cap. I have one that I think is from the 1950’s that has never been opened.

    Thanks.

    Carol

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Carol,
      Thank you for checking out my blog!
      Soda bottles with incorrect caps actually turn up a great deal. It either happened at the bottling plant OR someone through the years attached the wrong cap on the bottle. (You can still purchase bottle cappers and find unused old bottle caps online, antique stores, etc.) Collectors look at the bottles as an oddity, but do not put much value on the incorrect cap. Your bottle is worth whatever the particular type of Coke bottle it is, no added value for an incorrect cap.
      Doug

  141. Mina Says:

    Hi! I think you might be my only hope in figuring this bottle out because the internet hasn’t been showing me much. I have a 10 oz. Coke bottle that’s clear and measures 7-3/4″ high. It’s got the hobbie-skirt style to it. Also has lines embedded in it (part of the hobbie-skirt design?). Label is embossed. One side reads Coca-Cola in script with Trade Mark 10 fl. oz. below that. That same side has No Deposit embossed around the neck.

    The second side has Coke embossed, also with Trade Mark 10 fl. oz. underneath. This side says No Return on the neck.

    The bottom has little ridges that all the way around the base and it’s markings are NOT TO BE REFILLED then x 73 (i think) 17 x B (with a circle around it) xx 12 x

    I have no idea what this means. It’s something my mom has kept for several years now and she found when she was cleaning out a cabinet. Please help? I think she wants to recycle it away if it’s not worth anything.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Mina,
      Sorry it took me a few days to get back with you. We had a very BUSY weekend! The bottle you have is from 1973, often reffered to as a NDNR (No Deposit No Return). The bottles like your mothers usually sell for around $5.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  142. granny b Says:

    What year did Coca Cola quit stamping “Coca Cola Ltd.” on the bottom of coke bottles

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Granny,
      The mark “Coca Cola Ltd.” was used on Canadian bottles. Unfortunately I do not know a great deal about the Canadian Coca-Cola bottles.
      I do know a few Coca-Cola Collectors from Canada; I will check with them and see what I can find out.
      Doug

  143. Linda Says:

    Hello,
    I’m so glad I found your site! I read through the posts but couldn’t find the bottle I would like to ask you about? My ex-husband who is a heavy equipment operator, found a dark amber coke bottle while digging a very deep hole. He described it as “Dark amber, straight-sided, embossed Coca cola in script, below that Bottling wks 2nd and on the back, Louisville Ky, below that is 1251 root. I hope I have described it enough that you can tell me something about it. He seems to love these old bottles that he has found over the years and would be excited to get some information about this coke bottle.
    Thank you so much for taking time to read my post!
    Linda

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Linda,
      I love the amber Coca-Cola bottles. The Louisville amber is worth around $40. The Louisville bottler opened in 1901, so the bottle is from 1901 to 1910’s. A very good find!
      Doug

  144. Mike Says:

    I recently purchase a bottle with the following markings

    WHITE (STAR) LINE
    7 OZ.
    HELENA GA

    (STAR) is a 5 pointed star, not the word star.

    At the bottom of the bottle:
    PROPERTY OF
    Coca Cola Bottling Co.

    On the bottom of the bottle it has:
    HELENA GA

    This is a two piece, green tinted bottle.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Mike,
      It sounds like a flavor bottle from the Helena, GA bottler. Helena Coca-Cola bottles are hard to find and the flavor bottles are even harder to come across. Your bottle does not show up often, so it is hard to put an exact value on it. I would say (depending on condition) around $50 to $100.

  145. Mike Prewett Says:

    I came across a bottle that is like none that I could find a picture of online. It is a 6.5 or 7 oz size. It textured and slightly rounded at the bottom then has a single ring that then gets to a plain smooth section (maybe where a paper label would go, it then gets textured again and as it reduces in size to the neck has 3 rings then the neck. It has around the base “design Pat’d No. 86746″ Then I am guessing a date code of 905. On the bottom is “property of” in an upper arch with a circled C under that and then straight across the middle “coca-cola” and under that “bot. co” and below that in an U or inverted arch at the bottom “ROME, GA” It is greenish in tint. I paid $2 for it at a yard sale. Any help in identifying it’s age and what it was for as well as an actual value would be appreciated.
    Thank you,

    Mike

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hey Mike,
      It is a flavor bottle from the Rome bottler. It may of had ACL (painted label) at one time or a paper label. Some of the early ACL bottles did not hold up well, especially if the bottle had been in the weather for a long time. More than likely the bottle is from the 1940’s or 1950’s. It is probably worth around $5. If it still had the label (either paper OR ACL) it would be worth more.
      Doug

  146. Greg Kligerman Says:

    Hello. I’ve found 2, 10 oz, clear Coke bottles. The word Coke on one side, and Coca Cola on the other, within a large diamond, both sides say Trade Mark. It’s a NDNR, and the bottle has sort of a stippled texture. I believe it’s an Anchor Hocking made as it has an anchor on the bottom. Also on the bottom is a small 5 to the left of the anchor, and a large 32 and small 68 to its right. What can you tell me about it and what is its worth if anything? Thanks for your time and attention.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Greg,
      The bottles you found were one of the earlier NDNR bottles that Coca-Cola used. At first they could not get one in the shape of the contour bottle, they would break too easily. So they settled on the diamond design like yours.
      Your bottle is from 1968. The 10 oz is the most common size and are worth around $2 to $5 if they are mint condition. There is also a 16 ounce and a 26 ounce in the diamond design. Those are worth more, 16 ounce $15 to $20 and the 26 oz can go for $50.
      Doug

      • Jerry Reeves Says:

        Doug,
        Don’t forget the elusive 12 oz. That can be a tough one to find too. Do you know anyone that has a 26oz for sale? That’s one I don’t have and keep intending to look for one.
        Jerry

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Hey Jerry,
        Thanks for reminding me, there is also a 12 oz Diamond design. I don’t know of anyone that has a 26 oz Diamond design for sale. I will keep an eye out for one and let you know if I find one.
        Doug

  147. Cheryl Says:

    I have several embossed Pat. D 105529 Hobbleskirt Coke bottles (green) that came from Shemya, AK & are embossed Anchorage, AK on the bottom of the bottle. The story is that they were from WWII. Is there a demand for these & what value do they have……..thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Cheryl,
      Although they are not considered rare, Alaska bottles are somewhat hard to find. In the past I have paid around $10 to $20 for a good clean Alaska bottle.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  148. Cheryl Says:

    Thanks for the info…..I have over 100 of these bottles….any suggestions on best way to advertise or sell them….they are clean & in very good shape.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Cheryl,
      Wow-100 of them! Well, you can start out by going to the ‘Great Links’ on my blog and click on ‘Antique Bottle Shows’, maybe there will be a show close to you. Most listings for shows also has contact information for a bottle club. Contact them and see if they may know a local outlet to sell them. Also check the link ‘The Coca-Cola Collector’s Club’ and look for the Local Chapter link. Contact the nearest chapter, they should be able to help. And of course you always have eBay.
      Good Luck!
      Doug

  149. A Pratt Says:

    I Recently acquired 10 oz clear, no return coke bottle, with diamond shape on bottle with the words Coke and Trademark R (small bottle embossed inside of the diamond shape)
    On bottom of bottle says not to be refilled than the #20 also #s 18774-67
    and than a small oval with a 1 in the middle followed by 8 some type of mark that looks like an upside down whale flukes followed by two ones?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Your bottle is from 1967, made by the Owen Illinois Glass Company. The Diamond 10 oz usually go for around $5 to $10. They are the most common size.

  150. Diego Says:

    I have a clear glass 26 ounce coca-cola bottle from thirty years ago. It might be older. I kept it from a pizza and soft drinks dinner my family had when I was 15. I found it unusual since a) It is clear glass, and b) coca-cola is written in the classic script. It doesn’t say “coke”.
    I prize this bottle. I think it quite cool.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Diego,
      The 26 ounce bottle (called the Family Size) was used from 1955 into the 1980’s. It is great that you have kept this bottle for all these years! I have some bottles in my collection that I walked to the store with family and bought and drank from them, then kept them. Great Memories!
      Your bottle sounds a little unusual. Only the early Family Size bottles had Coca-Cola on both sides of the bottle, but some bottles used outside of the U.S. used Coca-Cola only. Clear bottles were mainly used in bottles outside of the U.S.
      Hang on to that bottle, the memories attached to it sound priceless.

      • Diego Says:

        Thanks for your input cocacolabottleman! I can assure you I came across this bottle in California. We ordered a couple of pizzas, and four 26 oz returnable bottles of coca-cola. Out of the four, only this one was clear glass with the script as I described. The others were that greenish glass and had both coca-cola script, and on the other side “Coke”. I had never seen one like it, so of course I kept it. Are there any markings that are of any significance I should be aware of? It says “Coca Cola LTD” on the bottom, and then in a diamond pattern there is a “C” at the top, going down to the left is what looks like a “U” (going counter-clockwise now), at the bottom is a “3”, moving up to the right there is a marking that looks like an “8”, and in the center of all this is a little four-sided diamond with a tiny circle in its center.

        I hope this description is of help, and I hope you can help me decipher what all this means. I’m not looking to sell it since it means so much to me. I know many people would think this silly, but as I said, I prize this old coca-cola bottle.

        Thank you for any input you can provide, and if you want, I can try to provide a few pics.

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Diego,
        Well the Coca-Cola LTD tells me all I need to know about your bottle. The Coca-Cola LTD is the bottling company in Canada. In the 1970’s Canada used the same size bottles as we did. Some how this Canada bottle made it across the border and all the way to California. I have seen this before, a foreign bottle would make it to the U.S., maybe someone bringing it home as a memento from a trip. But, then it would make it into the bottling system. I guess maybe they took it back for the deposit to the local grocery store. Most bottlers wouldn’t care where the bottle came from, as long as it was in good shape and the same size they used.
        So your bottle has an interesting story! First it finds its way from Canada, then to your house for a family pizza dinner, where it found a permenant home.
        Thanks for sharing your story with me.

      • Diego Says:

        Thank you again! I always wondered about this unusual bottle, and now I know its origin. How cool is that? I treasure it even more now knowing its history.

  151. Nancie Says:

    Thank you for your reply. I found the mother load of milk bottles, medicine bottles, vinegar bottles, pottery, light bulbs, white milk glass … Amazing and Fun. Any suggestions in good reference books ???? Thank you again….

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Try your local library first. There hadn’t been many books on bottles written in recent years (in my opinion).
      Also, check and see if you can find a local Bottle Club close by. Some members may be able to give you information on the bottles and provide an outlet to sell some of the bottles if you choose to get rid of some of them.

  152. Stephen R. Dewberry Says:

    Other than tumbling, what would be a good way to clean bottles? I was going to use RED DEVIL LYE (what you would use to clean glass insulators), but it is no longer on the market. I’ve been considering Draino.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Did you check out my blog for cleaning hints on bottles? I have used a cleaner called CLR before with mixed results. I bought the CLR at a local DIY store. I have not come up with a good chemical cleaning agent. Do a search on the link at Antique-bottles.net. Some helpful hints have been posted there before on various chemicals.
      When using any type of a chemical be sure to follow the label instructions! Protective gloves and goggles are a good idea too! Some of the cleaning agents are very powerful and not using them properly will end up with injuries, etc.
      Hope you can find something that works.

  153. brayden walls Says:

    hi wonder whats a crate of 24 late 1960s 70s fanta bottles 250ml never opened with no rust on caps white labels with no scratches in a yellow pastic coca cola crate in perfect order as well worth …. thanks if you can let me know ….

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hey,
      Since the bottles are marked 250ml, I think they are foreign bottles. Depending on where they are from, prices could be around $30 to $75 for the bottles and crate. You could possible sell the bottles individually and make a little more money. If the crate is in great condition it could bring around $30 or more. The cap may show which Country they are from.

  154. Taylor Says:

    hello!
    My dad found a glass coke bottle when he was playing disk golf. Its a green hubbleskirt bottle and on the side it has the following information: pat. # D-105529, the cola-cola lable, trademark registered, and 6 1/4 floz. On the bottom it has the stamp DUNN, N.C. Can you help me find out how old the bottle is?
    Thanks a lot!!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hey there,
      The type of bottle you have is sometimes called the Patent D bottle, they were made between 1938 to 1951. The bottle should have a set of numbers on it. Look about an inch or so up from the base on the side of the bottle (In between the Coca-Cola and the base of the bottle) You should see two digits, a symbol, then two digits. Something like:
      43 # 49 This is the bottle mold number (43) The glass makers mark, then the year the bottle was made (49).
      Dunn is a fairly small town, the bottle may be worth around $5 to $10.
      A good find!

  155. Michael Porter Says:

    Hi, I came across a Coca Cola bottle collection in an older home I purchased. The original owner, from what I understand, was somewhat of a collector of antiques. It’s 163 bottles. They’re the “greenish” tint glass bottles w/ white lettering. At top it says return for deposit / money back bottle. They’re 10 FL.OZ. As I am looking at the bottems of them, I have not seen 2 from the same city. They range from all over the U.S. I am not a collector and would like to sell them. I would like to have an idea as to the value.

  156. Michael Porter Says:

    Hi,
    I have 162 10 OZ. glass coca cola bottles that appear to be from the ’60s through ’70s. I found them in the home I bought. From what I understand, the man who built the house in early 1960’s collected antiques. They are clear (slight greenish tint) with white lettering. They are the ones that were “returnable”. Based on the city name etched on the bottems, they are from all over the U.S. I’m not a collector and would like to know about how much this collection would be worth.
    Thanks!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hey Michael,
      The bottles you have do sound like they are from the late 1960’s and 1970’s. The bottles from this time period aren’t worth a great deal, maybe a few dollars each.
      Doug

  157. Devon Says:

    What would a 16 oz coca cola bottle with white letters be worth?
    It says CHARLOTTE N.C. on the bottom and thats all it says.
    Thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Devon,
      The 16 ounce bottles from the 1970’s are worth around a dollar or two. They are still fairly common. If it is an early 1960’s style, it may be worth around $5.
      Doug

  158. Kevin Luther Says:

    I was recently given a 8 pack carton of 16 oz Coke bottles. I don’t think they would be worth much, but I a curious. Is there any value to a full set like this?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Kevin,
      They are worth around $20 for the complete set, if the bottles are mint and the carton in very good condition.
      Doug

  159. Jessica Says:

    HI while walking in the woods today I found a green coke glass bottle that says in script Coca Cola then below it on one side trademark registered in us patent office other side says trademark registered contents 6 1/2 fl ozs which is all riased (embossed lettering) on the bottom is an I with a circle around it and above it is the letter F I see no ther letters or words on it anywhere.. Can you tell me anything about it. Thanks..

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jessica,
      Your style of bottle was used between 1957 to 1967. Around the early 1960’s, Coca-Cola decided to drop the City/State markings from the bottom of the bottle. Many customers complained, so by 1963, they began to mark them again with the City/State. So yours must be from around 1961 to 1963. The bottles without the City/State are actually a little harder to find. The circle with the I in it is the glass makers mark, made by Owens Illinois Glass Company.
      There should be some numbers on the side of the bottle, about an inch or so above the base of the bottle. The first two digits will be the year the bottle was made, the two digits on the right are the bottle mold number.
      Worth around $5 to $10
      Thanks for the question!
      Doug

  160. Jeremy Says:

    Hi Doug,

    I read most of this blog trying to find a match to my bottle with no luck. I have a clear 10 oz. with a perfect condition screw type silver cap.
    7 3/8 inches tall
    Has raised Coca-Cola “script” on one side and Coke in “block type” lettering on the other. Under those letters on each side it says “Trade-mark R 10 FL.oz.” with the R circled.
    It says NO REFILL on the neck with no other markings on the neck or sides of the bottle.
    On the bottom it says 79, then a bigger 7, then a 04.
    Then also on the bottom opposite of the numbers there is a little symbol, I want to say it looks like a circled 33.

    I found this bottle on my property that my father-in-law used to own. It’s kinda a remote part of the land but I know he cut some trees down in this area in the late 80’s. He bought it in 1986 and then used the trees for heat. He’s an avid Coke drinker. It’s neat to think I found a bottle he left there 20 years ago, haha.

    Thanks for any info you have and what a wonderful read I have had in this blog.

    -Jeremy =]

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jeremy
      Glad you enjoyed reading the blog! The bottle you have is from 1979. The No Refill bottles began to be used in the 1960’s. The 16 ounce you found was one of the best sellers for Coca-Cola in the NDNR (No Deposit No Return) bottles.
      Worth around $5 to $10.
      Doug

  161. cheyenne Says:

    i found a coca cola bottle that is pat’d. nov. 16, 1915. the bottom of the bottle says “paris tenn.” i was just trying to see if it is worth keeping.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Yes, the 1915 bottle is very collectible. The Paris bottle is a hard one to find. Depending on condition, it is worth around $30 to $40.
      A great find!

  162. amber Says:

    hello i have two gold coca cola bottles on the front it says trademark registered in u.s. patent office. near the bottom it has the numbers 52-75 on the bottom it says roddy mfg. co. 1902-1952. could you offer some info on them? thanks!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Amber,
      The bottles you have are 50th Anniversary Bottles for a Coca-Cola Bottler from Knoxville, TN, the Roddy Manufacturing Company. The date code shows the bottle was made in 1952 and was made for the Anniversary. The 50th bottles were painted gold and given to employees and Executives. I am not sure exactly how many were made. You don’t see these bottles very often though. On many of the 50th Anniversary bottles (Other bottlers also had gold bottles) the paint does not hold up well, gets oxidized or begins to flake off. I am not sure of the exact value of the Roddy bottles, but most 50th bottles that are in very good shape sell for around $50 to $100.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  163. Brett Says:

    I have a 6oz coca cola bottle. The bottom has Jonesboro Ark markings with an Owens Illinois markings in the middle. Directly above the OI marking is a “F”. On one side there is a 53-17 marking. The neat part of this bottle is it still has cap on and the bottle is painted on the inside to give the illusion there is Coke in the bottle. All I could come up with is that the bottle is from around 1951-1958. Do you have any other info about the bottle or value?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Brett,
      The 53-17 marking shows it is from 1953. Your bottle could be one of two different things, through the years collectors have painted the inside of a Coke bottle to make it appear as if it was full. But, there were also bottles made by bottlers, often referred to as a ‘Display Bottle’. They were painted to appear full and used in store window displays, or in some sort of display on a counter, etc. It is difficult to tell if a bottle was done by a collector OR is an original display bottle. If the bottle has no case wear of any kind, more than likely it was (maybe) a Display Bottle. Original Display Bottles can sell for as much as $200, sometimes more. The only thing is how to determine if it is original or not.
      Hope this helps,
      Doug

  164. Devon Says:

    Hi, out in the woods the other day I found a clear glass coke bottle. It is a NDNR. It says 77 22 with a weird looking symbolon the bottom. It just seems different because the lettering is extremely thin and the Trademark is so thin you can barely see it. I was just wondering what its worth and why the lettering is so thin.
    thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Devon,
      Your bottle is from 1977. The thin lettering was caused by either the bottle mold itself was worn out when they made the bottle OR it was not made correctly and it caused issues with the embossing. Either way it does not add any extra value to the bottle. It is worth around $5 to $10
      Doug

  165. A Junkee Shoppe Says:

    I have a Coke bottle, Pat. D, 6 oz, 50copy47. The raised surfaces of the letters are whitish like the bottle was scraped or corroided. I was wondering if there is any way to buff or polish the glass back to “Clairity” and get rid of the whitish discoloration. Bottle looked like it was rolled on a hard surface causing the letter surfaces to become worn.

    Thanks!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Your bottle is from 1947 and are fairly common. It sounds like the bottle has heavy case wear and staining from being buried. It is difficult to polish bottles evenly by hand. There are people who offer bottle tumbling. It is similar to rock tumbling. Using copper pellets and chemicals they tumble a bottle and it can remove most or all of the blemishes. They charge around $20 to $50 depending on how much work has to be done to the bottle. Your bottle isn’t worth $20, so it would be an expense that would not add any value to the bottle itself.
      Doug

  166. Guadalupe Says:

    Hi,

    I found a Coca-Cola bottling Company pay check stub from December 27, 1939 from the Coca-Cola bottling Company new Castle, Indiana company. Is it worth anything?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Yes-there are many collectors who collect Coca-Cola paper items including checks. Usually old checks usally sell for around $10 or so.

  167. XPKnight Says:

    Hi, i recently acquired a coca cola bottle from a house auction in Ont. The Bottle is quite deformed and has McKINNEY TEX stamped on the bottom, it is also a tinted green color and has 6 fl oz Embossed on the front.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Steve,
      There are a few reasons on why your botle is deformed. 1) Sometimes bottles from the factory were not made at the correct temperature and would cause the bottles to sag and collapse in on themselves. 2) For many years people burned there trash and at official dumps they would burn off areas of the dump to make room for more, temperatures would get hot and would deform bottles. 3) I have seen bottles deformed on purpose to make ash trays, spoon rests, etc. Sometimes done at a glass manufacturing plant and other times done by people who had access to a kiln.
      They make an interesting piece for a bottle collection.
      Doug

      • XPKnight Says:

        It was a Coca Cola bottle and near the base is 56-17 (i believe)The mold line runs from the bottom to the very top of the bottle. I am also curious as the the value of the bottle.

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        The bottle was made in 1956. It is hard to put a value on a deformed bottle. It it was done by being in a fire, it really isn’t worth much. If it is a factory error maybe $10. If it was formed in a kiln to resemble an ashtray or spoon rest, then maybe around $20.

  168. Collene Poret Says:

    I found in my back yard which used to be a old gold mine. Multiple glass products buried. I Found a 1955-1957 Thick Coke Bottle Perfect condition. 6.5 Oz. Circled C on bottom Gainsville, GA. Ribbed bottom and top. Coca Cola in Glass Lettering. Trademark Registered. On the Front looks like 61 01. What do I have??

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Collene
      Your bottle is from 1961. It is a fairly common bottle and City to find. Worth a few dollars. Hope you can find some more bottles, could be some good ones out there!
      Wish I had bottles buried in my yard!
      Doug

  169. Olivia Ramos Says:

    hello I just moved into this old farm house in the basement I found a closed bottle with the drink still inside. The bottle has # on the bottom 8 10 74 8622. It has a paper label on it reads PAR- T- PAK ROOT BEER label is messed up. top says par-t-pak bottled by R.C. COLA BOTTLING Fresno, ca 93701. could you tell me anything about it? If it is worth anything if so how much? Thank you for your time. OLIVIA

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Olivia,
      Par-T-Pak bottles were the ‘generic’ brand for RC and Nehi bottlers. Possibly from the numbers on the bottom it is from 1974. Although considered a ‘new’ bottle by some collectors, but any kind of paper label bottle that is in very good condition is always sought after by some collectors. I can’t tell you an exact value, but I would say at least $10 to $20 if label is in very good to mint condition.
      Doug

  170. robyn Says:

    I found a six pack of 32 oz returnable bottles in a cardboard carrier at an estate sale. Any value to these?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Robyn,
      As with any antique, the value depends on the condition. If the bottles are very good to mint and the case also in very good to mint condition, then they could bring $20 or so.
      I love Estate Sales and have found many GREAT bottles at them.
      Doug

  171. Joshua Weymers Says:

    About twenty two years ago, my cousin and I where out in the woods. “Its Just where we liked to hang out as kids”. And had found an old abandoned junkyard. “On the trunk lid of a car sat an old Coca Cola Bottle”. This was very interesting to us so we had kept it. We have been passing it back and forth, every ten years. Its marked Dec, 25 1923, and has Anchorage AK stamped on the bottom of it. I had forgotten all about this bottle up until today, when digging through some of my stuff. I have had packed away right before leaving for the military. If there is any kind of history or facts that can be shared. Pertaining to this bottle I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Joshua,
      The bottle you found is more than likely a reissue of the original 1923 ‘Christmas’ bottle. Back in the late 1980’s the Coca-Cola Company wanted to issue and sell a special bottle for Christmas. They chose the 1923 bottle and placed various City/States on them. If you look at your bottle, where your hand holds it below the waist of the bottle, there should be a group of numbers. See if 89 isn’t among them. Also, on the bottom, if it has a circle/line in between the lettering of the City/State then it is the reissued bottle. Not worth a great deal to collectors, but what a great story of you and your cousin, hanging out and keeping up with the bottle! That alone makes the bottle priceless.
      Also-I wish you good luck with your future in the military. I was in the military and know what it means to serve our Country. Thank you!
      Doug

  172. shawn p Says:

    Dug up a Coca Cola bottle today in Fort Worth, TX and wondered when it was made. Light green glass, hobble skirt. Not painted. One side of main label says
    TRADE MARK REGISTERED
    CONTENTS 10 FL OZS
    other side says:
    TRADE MARK REGISTERED
    IN US PATENT OFFICE
    Bottom says: 2 circle around a c 64. Under the c is 26. No city or state. Thanks.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      You found a 1964 10 ounce bottle. Two different styles were made one that had Coca-Cola in white ACL (paint) on both sides and one with Coca-Cola embossed in the glass. If it is the embossed version it is worth around $5.
      If it is the ACL version and it is in mint condition then it is worth around $10. If the paint is in bad shape OR missing it isn’t worth much at all.
      Doug

  173. Jessica H Says:

    My father brought out 2 different sets of unopened coca cola bottles. I never knew about those until 25 years later until now. He said they were left behind when the estate we purchased the house from passed away and the house was a summer home to those people. One set was a 6 1/2 oz unopened set with 8 bottles in the old cola cardboard carrier. However one was empty it had LG stamped on the bottom while others were full as there were 2 Minneapolis MINN, Middleton CONN, Albany GA, Pine Bluff ARK however the last bottle bottom was barely readable I guessed Greenville Mo? It was so faint I think a machine error that didn’t do it fully It could have gone either direction with most of the letters.

    Other set was a pint sized set of 7 unopened bottles in the carrier looking like its from the same time period from the 6 1/2 oz carrier. This one interests me the most due to the fact that some of the bottles has words on it “One Pint” on the neck while one had nothing and two had “16 FL.OZ” on its neck. One Pint Lettered bottles were: Lebanon MO, Camden NJ, Bethlehem PA, Bridgeton NJ. The 16 FL. OZ bottles had I in the circle with either 9 or S and other one had C in the circle. For the last one of no title on it was from Carlsburg WV.

    What are their unopened values with the solo opened bottle? as two separate sets with the cardboard carrier?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Those two size bottles are the most common sizes that Coca-Cola used in the 1960’s to the 1980’s. Value is only a few dollars per bottle. If the carriers are in great shape they are worth around $5 to $10.

  174. brian Says:

    i have a ? and was wondering about the coke bottle i have it has a date on the bottom and is a 7-1-66 and is 10 fluid oz and is also a throw away but it is not print label it has the coke bottle emblem embossed in it with the name coke threw it embossed in it and now the kicker
    it is still full with cap now the cap dose not look so pretty it is 44 years old but the bottle looks new with no chips or any other defects other then a bit of rust on lid any one know much about this one ?
    i was told one time that it was only made for 1 year and the very next year they used the print label is this true ?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      You have a 1966 No Deposit bottle. One of the first ones of that style used. Worth around $10. They were made more than one year though. Probably made for 3 years or so before they went to the Coke contour bottle style.

  175. brian Says:

    i also have a couple of DR. pepper bottles one is prity nasty looking other one is in good shape then i also have one that has a green tent to it thay looks all most new and yes they have the DR. with the dot

  176. brian Says:

    i have 2 last bottles i want to ask about one is a Dallas cowboys silver season 25 and is a no refill and is still full cap has some rust one it to the point is kinda hard to read the cap but it is still sealed

    the last one is a Royal crown rc cola with red and yellow label panted on it and on the bottom the name BALL is there just like the canning jars and the #47 in a smooth square spot and also a 33-12 on bottom and it looks new and i have a cap with it but the cap looks old but is the original cap you can see were the bottle opener was used to pry the cap off then it was pushed back on the bottle and kept

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Brian,
      The Dallas bottle is worth a few dollars. The Royal Crown is an old one, 1947. That one may be worth around $10 to $15 or more. Ball glass made bottles as well as jars. They also made cans for food and soft drinks later on.

  177. Talia King Says:

    Hi, I have been given a 1967 full glass bottle of coke from a family member. I am was just wondering what it would be worth and if there is any point on trying to sell it on trade me or even ebay? Can you please let me know via email so i am able to decide. Thanks Talia

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Talia,
      Bottles from the 1960’s aren’t worth a great deal. A few dollars at the most, depending on what style and size of bottle it is.

  178. DICK BOWERS Says:

    I have two 48 oz. glass bottles from 1972. The first one is a PEPSI bottle with a styrofoam cover and is called The Big Softie. The twist-off cap is still on it and the price stamped on the cap is 2/89. The other bottle is a COCA-COLA bottle and has paper labels. The top lable says The Crowd Pleaser. The bottle’s bottom label marked Coca-Cola is a little faded from sunlight, some of the red is gold colored. The price on the top of the twist-off cap is 51 cents. The ANCHOR HOCKING trademark is on the bottom of the bottle.
    Do you think they are worth listing on Ebay? I can’t find any other bottles like them anywhere.
    Thanks for any information you can give me.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Dick,
      The styrofoam bottles have become very popular collectibles the last few years. I have seen Pepsi bottles like your sell from anywhere between $10 to $50. It is just a matter of finding the collector that needs that bottle. Of course condition is a big part of these type bottles. The better shape the styrofoam, the higher the price you can get for it.
      The paper label Coke, may not be worth as much due to the condition. Mint condition Crowd Pleaser bottles sell for around $25 to $30. With any damage or fading tot he label will bring the price down to $10 or less.
      Doug

  179. Connie Rhodes Says:

    Hi Doug,
    I have a feeling you are going to save me a lot of time and some money.
    I live on the island of Tinian. Its part of the Marianas Islands. My husband is teaching here. WWll was a big part of the history of this island. I love to go hunting for bottles, rocks all most anything. I have found quite a few of the clear Coke~a~Cola Trademark bottles 1945. My question is would it be worth trying to ship these bottles home? I have about 10~ I find a lot of broken bottles around old jeep parts just this side of the fenced off area. I think veterans would like them but want to see what you think.
    The Enola Gay, the bombs, very rich history. I was thinking about taking some pictures of the area where all the broken coke bottles are.
    just let me know what you think…Have enjoy your site and pepsi said blog
    Thank Connie

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      The WWII bottles usually sell for around $10 to $20 each. It is very interesting that you are able to find so many.
      I hope you are able to ship them home, but sometimes postage is so high it isn’t worth it.
      Good Luck,
      Doug

  180. Mike Says:

    Hey so i was working doing construction and found this old coke bottle in a hole the bottle is clear probably 7 in tall says TRADE MARK REGISTERED min contents 6FL OZS. on the bottom it has a symbol on the left side that i cannot make out due to wear but beside that is a square then in the middle is a diamond with a dot in the middle of it and on the right side it says 55. could u please give me any info on this bottle

  181. tim grant Says:

    Hello Doug,
    Thank you for this site and your help.
    I found a old homesteaders garbage dump the other day while cutting timber and it is full of old coke bottles.
    Here is one:

    green, 10 fl oz
    no deposit

    bottom says: not to be refilled.
    Some markings that might be: t4 14, circle with a c? 1
    1578-1 or 1573-1

    Can you help me?
    Thank you Sir.

    Nashville,TN

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sounds like a 1970’s No Deposit bottle. They are fairly common. Worth around $5. Usually Sprite, Fanta, Mr Pibb, etc. are worth more than the Coke bottle. The C in a circle is the Glass Bottle Manufacturer mark, Chattanooga Glass Company.
      Doug

  182. Nathan Says:

    Hi Doug,
    I have found an aqua colored hobble-skirt designed bottle that is embossed:
    Coca-Cola
    TRADE MARK REGISTERED
    BOTTLE PAT’D. NOV 16 1915

    and the rear side is embossed with:

    Coca-Cola
    TRADE MARK REGISTERED
    MIN CONTENTS 6 FL. OZS.

    The underside has no city or state mark. On the backside at the bottom it has a 6 then REED then 20. Any idea if its worth anything? Thanks.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Nathan,
      Your bottle was made by the REED Glass Company and is from 1920. Some of the early 1915 bottles did not have a City/State marking, others had Coca-Cola on the bottom. The 1915 without a City/State isn’t considered rare, but they are not very common. Worth around $20, depending on condition.
      Doug

  183. Nathan Says:

    Thanks. I was given two more today. I believe they are “Patent” Cokes. Both are light green and say:

    Coca-Cola
    TRADE MARK REGISTERED
    IN U.S. PATENT OFFICE

    and the rear side is embossed with:

    Coca-Cola
    TRADE MARK REGISTERED
    CONTENTS 6 FL OZS

    One has South Portland Me. and a large L on the bottom, and 52-37 on the side. The other Barre, VT. with a F and a small circle with a ring around it (like Saturn) directly in the center, and 52-14 on the side.. Just getting into collecting and wondering what I have and the value. Thanks so much!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Nathan,
      Both bottles are from 1952. The bottles are worth a few dollars, possibly more. Many people collect Coca-Cola bottles by City/State names. Some are harder to find than others. That would increase the value.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  184. Helen Says:

    Thanks for such an informative website and being so helpful in answering all the queries. It has made interesting reading and now I think I will be on the look out for some more bottles as now I know what to look for.

    I am from Australia and have some bottles that I am trying, unsuccessfully, to date. They are ACL with ‘trade mark regd’ on the Coca Cola side and ‘bottle trade mark regd’ on the coke side. Clear glass, 6 1/2 fl oz but no other markings – there is no date or City/State stamp. I am assuming mid 60’s as Aus went decimal in 67. Any ideas?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Helen,
      Thank you for the compliments! I am glad my blog has been able to help you.
      I am not up on Australian bottles, but your estimate sounds correct, the 1960’s on your bottle. They may have more information than I do. I have a few bottles from Australia that a friend of mine has sent me.
      Check out this website, http://www.nswcokecollectors.com You may want to contact someone from the Australian Coke Collecotrs Club about your bottles.
      Happy Collecting!
      Doug

  185. Michael pugh Says:

    i have about 10 coca cola bottles that are dec 25 1923 i know there real and i dont know the value they are made from carrollton KY.
    my second question doese citys were they are made from have any thing to do with price.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Michael,
      The 1923 bottles, sometimes called the Christmas Bottle, was the second contour bottle for Coca-Cola. Depending on condition, etc. they are worth around $20 to $30 each.
      Some City/State markings are rarer than others and can affect the value.
      Doug

  186. NathanB Says:

    Hello

    Glad I came accross this site, looks like the right place for information.

    I have been looking around the web and cannot find much information about a Coke bottle I have. It is a Nov 16th 1915 patent bottle with Montgomery AL on the bottom. I have seen many others that are similar but with other locations on the bottom.

    Any information you could share would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Nathan

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Nathan,
      The 1915 bottles were the first contour Coca-Cola bottle. Of course condition has a lot to do with value. Most 1915 bottles average price is $30 to $50 for a mint condition bottle.
      Also, some City/State are more rare than others, which would also increase value.
      Doug

      • NathanB Says:

        Thank you for the prompt response. The condition seems to be ok (no cracks but a few small chips). I was most curious about the Montgomery ALA marking on the bottom. I have looked around and have been unable to find any other examples of this bottle. There are many other cities on these bottles but none from Montgomery. You obviously have a very vast knowledge of bottles so I was wondering if you had ever seen (or heard of) one of these.

        Thanks again!

        Nathan

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Nathan,
        The Montgomery bottle isn’t considered rare but they aren’t common either. I guess it would fit under the hard to find category.
        Happy Collecting.
        Doug

    • NathanB Says:

      Thanks!

  187. Tina Says:

    Hello!
    Please help! I’ve just bought a “dug” bottle, in really nice condition, that reads (embossed) “PROPERTY OF Coca-Cola” The Coca-Cola is in script. It’s a straight sided bottle. The lettering is not on the “shoulders” of the bottle but on the bottom half. Under that are the words “TRADE MARK REGISTERED” and on the reverse side are the words “BOTTLING CO. ATLANTA, GA”.
    It was clearly a corked bottle and looks to be more than 100 years old! Can you help me determine the exact age and value of this bottle?
    THANKS SO MUCH!
    Tina

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hello Tina,
      Your bottle would be from 1900 to around 1905. Does the lip of the bottle look like it would take a bottle cap (like a beer bottle type lip)? OR Is it a blob top (A blob of glass, not really a finished look). The value depends on what top it has.
      Early Coca-Cola bottles had no standard, so the script trade-mark was located in different areas of the bottle.
      Your bottle is one of the earliest bottles used for Coca-Cola. Let me know what the top looks like and I can give you a value.
      Doug

      • tina@artistatina.com Says:

        By the way. I have a 5.5″ clear glass Jacob’s Pharmacy medicine bottle as well. It’s in perfect condition. I listed it on Ebay, but there are no bids yet so I’m starting to wonder if it was a good idea…. It IS valuable isn’t it?
        Thanks again!
        Tina

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Yes, Jacob’s Pharmacy bottles are valuable. But, the economy has affected bottle sales. Hopefully people will start bidding on the bottle soon. I paid close to $100 for my clear Jacob’s Pharmacy back in better times.
        Good luck!
        Doug

  188. tina@artistatina.com Says:

    Hi Doug!
    Thanks for your help :)
    I’d say the top is more like a modern beer bottle has. The bottle is shaped like the Coca-Cola bottle’s we have today except that it doesn’t have that “hourglass” shape or ribbing. It looks to be about 6 ounces?
    Hope that was what you needed.
    Thanks again!
    Tina

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Tina,
      The crown cap style bottle (like yours) did sell for around $75 to $100 in mint condition, no stains, no discolored glass, etc. If it does have some issues, it will sell for less. Unfortunately, the economy has hit bottle collectors and prices also.
      I recently saw a similar Atlanta bottle sell for $50 and it was near mint.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  189. tina@artistatina.com Says:

    Thanks Doug, You’re a treasure!

  190. Marilyn Cook Says:

    Hi, Thank you for a very valuable site! I have a straight sided Coca Cola bottle in greenish glass with the Coca Cola on the shoulder. Under that is TRADE MARK REGISTERED. at the b ottom edge in embossed lettering it says: Property of Coca Cola bottling company. On the other side it says: Quincy Florida in large letters.
    On the bottom, another Coca Cola embossed logo, under which 7oz is written. I bought is in 1971 at a flea market in Florida. Is is unusal? I hear tell there was some Quincy history but I haven’t researched it yet.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Marilyn,
      The Quincy Coca-Cola bottler opened in 1907. Your bottle would be from 1907 to around 1916. I wouldn’t say your bottle is unusal, but I think Quincy bottles are hard to find. Depending on the condition, it could be worth around $30 to $50.
      Doug

  191. Sarah Smith Says:

    Hi,
    Awhile back i bought a Coca Cola case with 21 bottles in it. The bottles are green tinted with white lettering. On one side it says Coke in print and the other Coca-Cola in script with trademark underneath it. On one side of the neck of the bottle it says “return for refund” and the other says “money back bottle”. Of the 21 bottles 15 of them have various cities embossed on the bottom and I was curious of there worth.
    The box that the bottles came in have yellow chipped paint on the outside that says “drink coca cola in bottles” in red with “have a coke” on the side. It is says trademark underneath the writing and is divided into 3 separate spaces. It is able to hold 24 bottles and I have tried to find out what the worth of it is but was unable to.
    Finally I found what I believe to be an old Coke syrup jug. The jug is embossed with one gallon near the top and near the bottom it says Duraglas. The cap is white and says “The Coca-Cola Company” and “Coca-Cola” in red script but it is very faded. The cap also read “Alseco – 11S Pat. 2066708″ on the side. If you could tell me anything about the year of these items and how much they would sell for that would be much appreciated.
    Here are pictures of the items:

    http://s1085.photobucket.com/albums/j423/sarahsmittherz/

    Thanks,
    Sarah

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sarah,
      The bottles you have sound like they are from the 1970’s and 1980’s. Worth around a few dollars each. The crate is worth around $10 to $20.
      The syrup bottle is worth only a few dollars. They came with a paper label on them. Since the label is missing, it affects the value.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  192. Cindy Says:

    I have read all the posts and can’t find anything that exactly describes the bottle I have. It is a clear 10 oz. bottle. It is all embossed. There are no colors whatsoever.
    On one side, it has No deposit at the top, Coca Cola in script, and trade-mark, r circled, and 10 fl. oz. underneath.
    On the other side it has No refill, Coke in block, and trade-mark, r circled, 10 oz. underneath.
    On the bottom: 78 341 L (looks more like a backward J) two dots 1188.
    I have searched the internet and can’t find any info on this particular bottle. Can you please tell me if it has any value. Thank you, Cindy

  193. Ron Says:

    Hi,
    Thank you for reading this: I have a 6 1/2 FL OZ bottle. On the bottle on one side it has from the top: return for refund Coca-Cola trade mark
    on the other side from the top: money back bottle Coke trade mark
    The bottle is unopened. On the cap with red on the side: Manufactured under the authority of coca cola by a member of the cce bottling group coca cola plaza atlanta ga 30313. On top of the cap : coca cola classic original formula . On the bottle I found a number 0 and a 6 plus a sign. On the bottle is printed on the neck: 0094tp2 under 0650.
    Thank you for your time and if is worth it let me know of the value if any.
    Regards,

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ron,
      This bottle sounds like it is from the 1980’s. Although these bottles are close to 30 years old, they are not worth a great deal. Only a few dollars.

  194. Sandra Says:

    I have a bottle that I recently inherited that I would like to know if you can give me any information on. It is a straight sided bottle, tinted green, bubbles are in the glass, side seams of bottle visible, 11 inches tall, opening at the top is approx. 5/8″. At the bottom of the bottle on one side it says ‘COCA COLA BOTTLING WORKS’, the other side says ‘LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY’ with REGISTERED in smaller letters underneath it. There is some marking on the bottom, but it is not raised enough for me to distinguish what it is. The glass on this bottle is rather thick. Any info you can give me would be appreciated.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sandra,
      The Lexington, Kentucky Coca-Cola bottler opened in 1904. The bottle sounds too tall for a bottle used for Coca-Cola. Does the bottle have ‘Coca-Cola’ written in script on it? If it doesn’t, then it was used for various flavors, not Coca-Cola. Many Coca-Cola bottlers wanted to offer a variety of flavors to the customers. It is hard to put a value on some particular flavor bottles. As an average a flavor bottle sells for around $15 to $30, depending on condition, etc. But, you bottle could be worth less or possibly more.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  195. Christopher Says:

    I happened to come across a NDNR, its a 10.oz bottle. On the bottom it says “Not to be refilled” the number 72 and then the number 12 in slightly larger print and then in very small print what seems to be a I in a circle then just the letter “L” . The interesting thing about this bottle is that the neck of the bottle in between the no deposit and no return and the top is flattened like it was pintched toogether its not completly pinched together. You could still drink out of it. Its clear, thin glass, and says Coca Cola on one side and Coke on the other. Do you know anything about this bottle I cant find anything about it. Someone told me it was a defaulted bottle and was recalled by the coca cola plant. Can you tell me more?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Your bottle is from 1972. I think the bottle would not have left the glass manufacturing plant being pinched together like it is and never made it to a Coca-Cola bottler. Also, NDNR bottles use thin glass and someone may have heated the bottle up themselves and pinched the top together. Either way it sounds like a cool bottle. Bottles that have issues with them may bring a few more dollars, but not a lot. Yours could sell for around $10 to $15.
      Doug

  196. Ed Says:

    I have a COCA-COLA (script) TRADE MARK REGISTERED / MIN. CONTENTS 6 FL. OZS
    COCA-COLA (script) TRADE MARK REGISTERED / BOTTLE PAT’D DEC. 25, 1923 Brooksville Fla on bottom can you tell the value or history

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ed,
      The 1923 bottle (sometimes called the Christmas bottle) are popular with collectors. They were made from 1927 to 1938. I believe the Brooksville bottle is hard to find. Value depends on condition. Maybe around $40

  197. MayG Says:

    hello, i need your help. Currently i have come acrosss an antique coke glass bottle that appears to be from the 1950’s. The bottle contains 26 ounces of the original coke inside. How much do you think something like this fine collectible is worth?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      The 26 ounce came out in 1955 in limited areas. By 1957 it was widely distributed. I saw some at a recent bottle show selling for between $5 to $8.

  198. Heather Says:

    Hi Doug,

    We found some Double Cola bottles on our walk today in NW GA. They are clear glass. I found images of most of them that have a twisted design on the bottom, but one I cannot find. It does not have a label, all the words are raised. It says “dispose of properly,” so we were thinking it is not that old. It also says “no refill,” “A product of Double Cola company, and “12 fluid oz.” The bottom says “6112-2 80 23 1″ We were just curious how old it is. Thank you in advance for any information!

    Heather

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Heather,
      The bottle you found is a No Deposit Ne Return (NDNR) bottle. It is from 1980. The Double Cola NDNR bottle is worth around $5.
      I loved Double Cola! They were out of Chattanooga and you could find it in NW Ga.
      Doug

      • Heather Says:

        Thanks Doug!
        Yes, there were a lot of Double Cola bottles up there from various decades… apparently someone else loved it too! I looked on Double Cola’s website, and apparently there is a push to reintroduce it to the US, so perpahs they will, and you can have it again someday!

  199. Patricia Phillips Says:

    Hi,
    I have found a coca cola bottle from Juneau, Alaska and cann’t find anything out about it. It’s the light greeen and long necked. On the skirt i found 67 on the bottom it has the name, Juneau, Alas: trade mark bottle with a symbol like a paw print. Do u have any info about this bottle?

    Thanks,
    Patricia

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Patricia
      Your bottle dates from 1967. Alaska bottles are some what hard to come by, worth around $10 to $15.

  200. Lela Says:

    HI,
    Couldn’t find this answer. 10 oz, clear embossed, no refill on top w/cap letters twice. Nothing on bottom. series of dots raised in curve on sides towards bottom. Trade-mark r under scrpt of COKE one side and Coka-Cola on other. Bottom of bottle has– NOT TO BE REFILLED top of circle and 86, a large 17, diamond shape then 1 or l the last #’s are hard to read 1578-67

    Any ideas on date and or value would be appreciated.
    Thanks, Lela

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Lela,
      Sounds like you have a No Deposit bottle from 1986. Worth a few dollars. Some of the earlier No Deposit bottles are worth more (From the 1960’s and early 1970’s). Hang onto it and it will be worth more…eventually.
      Doug

  201. Tim Says:

    Hey cocacolabottleman,
    I have found an old (full) 10 FL OZ no deposit no refill coke bottle with a red and white paper diamond label. I cannot identify it’s age, there is no set of numbers on the bottom of the bottle, but instead there is A3, which i believe is to do with recycling glass in New Zealand ( the bottle cap has Wellington (NZ capital) printed on lid. I was hoping you could shed some light on the age and value of this bottle.
    Cheers
    Tim

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Tim,
      Welcome to the blog! I am not up on prices, etc. of bottles from New Zealand. But I do know the red and white paper diamond label bottles from the U.S. bring in good money. For one thing, paper labels are hard to find in good shape, they don’t hold up well. And the diamond label items are very collectible. Here in the U.S. a 10 oz with a mint label could sell for close to $200. Sounds like a great bottle!
      Doug

  202. Rebecca Says:

    We found an unopened 16 oz green glass bottle of Sprite. It says return for depoist on the bottle. It has the numbers 7722 on the base of the bottle. It also says Cumberland Gap National History Park on the bottom of the bottle.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Rebecca,
      Your Sprite bottle is from 1977. From the early 1960’s Sprite bottles had various National Parks listed on the bottom of the bottles. The Coca-Cola Company and the National Park Service had planned to run commercials and ads together to promote the parks and Sprite. Phil Mooney, head of the Coca-Cola Archives posted an article on his blog about it last year. Here is the link: http://www.coca-colaconversations.com/my_weblog/2010/01/national-park-sprite-bottles.html
      Be sure and download the 1966 Refresher National Park Article. It iwll give you all the details on the promotion.
      Your bottle is worth around $5 to $10 depending on the bottle condition.
      Thanks,
      Doug

  203. vince Says:

    Hey I have a coke bottle mold…the actual two piece press for the coca cola stamp indent of the old coke bottles…and I have the top piece aswell…I’m just trying to get any info about it, what its worth…rare or not thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Vince,
      Bottle molds are hard to come by. Value depends on condition and age of the mold. They range from $200 to $600 or more.
      Doug

  204. margaret layton Says:

    My son is hooked. I loves finding bottles. We have a D patent from Camden, NJ. Any idea of it’s worth. Also, any suggestions on cleaning bottles that have rust?
    thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Yes, bottle collecting is addictive! I always manage to bring home a few bottles whenever we go out to antique stores, etc.
      A Patent D from Camden would be worth around $5 or so. If the rust stain is inside the bottle, soaking in soap, 409 and windex may help. It may take several soakings. If it is on the outside try Bar Keepers Friend, a comet type cleanser. You can find it at most grocery and hardware stores. Use it with a scrub brush or sponge and a little elbow grease and it should come right off. Check my blog (search for cleaning under the ‘Search Comments’ at the top of the page for more cleaning hints)
      Happy Collecting!
      Doug

  205. Justin Says:

    I have a D series coca cola bottle from portland ME. 6 ounce and in great shape. Portland ME is a smaller town, so I figured it would be worth more. It says Portland ME on the bottom and has a small S as well on the bottom.
    I also have a straight sided coca cola bottle. It says leesburg FLA on it. The bottle says coca cola toward the bottom of the bottle, not near the neck. People keep telling me it doesn’t exist, yet I have it. The bottle looks very very old and the very top lip of the bottle has chipped off. What is it and what is it worth? Thank you.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Justin,
      Portland is somewhat of a small town, but still large enough that the bottle would not be worth more than $5 or so.
      Now the Leesburg, FLA bottle is not one you find easily. With the Coca-Cola near the base this would be an early version of the straight sided bottle. They opened in 1908, so your bottle is more than likely from around 1908 to the 1910’s. Even with the damage it is worth hanging on to. They also had a version where Coca-Cola is on the shoulder of the bottle, which is a little more common to find. Value on the Leesburg bottle is hard to determine. I hadn’t seen one sell like yours. Try to do some research and see what you might find.
      Doug

  206. troyandrosaw Says:

    I found an old 64 oz old glass sprite bottle with it’s original lid. the lid is a little dented and the wording/label on bottle “appears to be” sun bleached or almost completely gone.
    The numbers on the bottom of the bottle are L-66402, some spacing, then 78, a lot of spacing, then 8, some spacing, and what appears to be a boat and sail &/or some type of asian symbol.

    Any ideas of the age or value of this bottle?
    Your assistance is sincerely appreciated.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Your bottle is from 1978. Does it have a paper label or painted (ACL)? That will make a difference on value.
      Thanks,
      Doug

  207. Brian Says:

    I found a patent D bottle in the woods near Columbia, SC. Columbia S.C. is on the bottom of the bottle. About 1 inch up from the bottom of the bottle on the same side of the patent number is a 37 the letter C in a circle and a 41. I was wondering what year the bottle was made and what it may be worth.

    Thanks in advance.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Your bottle was made by Chattanooga Glass (the C in the circle) and was made in 1941. Patent D bottles are fairly common. So, your bottle would be worth around $5.00
      Hope this helps,
      Doug

  208. AARON GIPSON Says:

    SIR,
    I HAVE A (UNOPENED) GREEN GLASS COKE BOTTLE THAT MY FATHER GAVE MY GRANDMOTHER IN THE MID 1950’S . IT’S CONTENTS 1 PT 10 FLUID OZS. BOTTOM OF BOTTLE #35 CIRCLE WITH C IN CENTER FOLLOWED BY #56 THEN THE # 1 UNDER ALL THAT. THE PAINTED COCA’COLA LABEL IS IN PERFECT CONDITION. THE ONLY PART OF THE BOTTLE THAT SHOWS AGE IS THE METAL CAP. IS THERE ANY COLLECTABLE VALUE IN THIS BOTTLE ?

    SINCERLY,
    AARON

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Aaron,
      You have the ‘Family Size’ bottle that went into test market areas in 1955, and were available nationwide by 1957. Your bottle was made in 1956. The early Family Size can sell for $10 to $20 in very good shape.
      It sounds like your bottle did not make it in returnable bottle circulation, so is in great shape. Plus, a neat family story to go with it.
      Thanks for sharing,
      Doug

  209. John Says:

    HI Doug. Great site..
    Been collecting for 30 years or so and i was wondering about a bottle i have… it is a 16oz unopened that i purchased many years ago from a local drugstore but it has a Pepsi cap on it. I see a lot of posts saying it is something that someone did after the bottling process but i doubt it since i purchased it from a store and i would think it would have something growing in it by now if it had been opened. I also have heard that the caps for Coke and Pepsi were manufactured at the same place and could explain the cap? Sorry i am at work now and can’t give you specific dates but i can if you need them. Thanks John

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      John,
      Yes, many cap manufacturers made caps for various soda companies. So, mix ups with caps could happen, where some pepsi caps may have ended up in a box with the Coke caps. It should have been caught at the bottlers, when the Coke bottle came off the line.
      Most collectors see it as an ‘oddity’, but don’t put much value on it. It is worth whatever a 16 ounce bottle is going for now.
      Pretty cool though. I hear from a lot of people who bought a bottle with an incorrect cap.
      Glad you enjoy my blog!
      Doug

  210. Ron L. Says:

    I just acquired 24 16oz, or pint, coke bottles complete with yellow plastic case with Coke in red. The case has 5 black supports on the case bottom. The bottles are from different cities with only 2 duplicates. I’ve searched for a price on the case without any luck in finding any info on a 24 holer. The case is scratched but no cracks and the red Coke is complete on both sides. The bottles are clean and crack free except for one. I believe the bottles are worth about $5. What I’d like to know is a ball park figure on the whole lot. I can send pics if you want me to. Thanks, in advance, for your help.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ron,
      The 16 ounce Coke bottle was the most popular size for many years. So, a lot were made. They usually can only bring a few dollars per bottle. The crate sounds like a good one and is worth around $40 to $50. You should be able to get $75 for the whole lot. With the economy I think it would be hard to get anything above that. It comes down to finding the collecotr who is looking for that particular case and 16 ounce bottles.
      Doug

  211. Mike Says:

    Hi Doug,
    I just uncovered two greenish clear ‘hobbleskirt’ Coca-Cola bottles under about three feet of soil at a construction site, they seem to be in pretty great condition… The bottles have Coca Cola in script on either side, under which is:
    TRADE-MARK REGISTERED
    BOTTLE PAT. D-105529
    And:
    TRADE-MARK REGISTERED
    MIN. CONTENTS 6 FL. OZS.
    And about an inch up from the base has a 4 43 and a 2 44. The bottom has BEND, OREGON on it. What can you tell me about these? Thanks!
    Mike

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Mike,
      The bottles you found are commonly called ‘Patent D’ bottles by collectors. This style of bottle was made from 1938 to 1951. Your bottles are from 1943 and 1944. Patent D bottles are fairly common and are worth around $5.00 each.
      Hope this helps,
      Doug

  212. tim grant Says:

    I found a old homestead dump out of Nashville with a number of 10 oz coke bottles.
    Most are clear with 14 then a circle with a c in it and then a number 1 then 1578.1 all on the bottom of the bottle.

    Are they just trash or worth anything? If they are where would a person sell them at?

    You have a wonderful site and I Thank you very much for your help.

    Tim Grant

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Tim,
      They sound like they may be a No Deposit type bottle. Does it say ‘No Deposit’ or ‘No Refill’ on it? From the numbers on the bottom it sounds like a No Deposit from 1978, which is worth a few dollars each. As far as selling them, ebay could be a choice, or check to see if a local antique store might be interested in them. Or they may at least tell you of a local bottle collector.
      Doug

  213. Gene Says:

    I have a 6 1/2 ounce green glass bottle with “Coca-Cola TRADE-MARK REGISTERED CONTENTS 6 1/2 FL. OZS.” onone side, “Coca-Cola TRADE-MARK REGISTERED IN U.S. PATENT OFFICE” on the other. The only markins on the bottom of this bottle are an “F” above an “I” (?) inside a cicle , also the “I” inside the circl is in the exact center of the bottom of the bottle. Is this a bottle fromm WWII ?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Gene,
      Your bottle is not from WWII, they used a 6 ounce bottle during that time. The embossed 6 1/2 ounce bottle was used from 1957 to around 1967. During the early 1960’s, Coca-Cola stopped placing City/State markings on the base for a short time. So, with your bottle being a 6 1/2 ounce, no City/State markings, more than likely your bottle is from the early 1960’s.
      Doug

  214. RONNIE CASH Says:

    HELLO! I HAVE A BOTTLE ITS 237ML, ITS HAS A WHITE SCREW TOP CAP.COULD BE SPANISH??…(BY THE WAY, IM THE GUY THAT SOLD THE COCA COLA “TASTE IN SPACE” CAN ON EBAY FOR $2,000.00 LAST MONTH!!)…SO, THIS ONE SEEMS RARE..ANY THOUGHT’S???….THANKS A BUNCH! GREAT WORK OUT HERE, BTW!!!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ronnie,
      Congrats on selling the Space Can, that is a great item. Whenever they show up at the Coca-Cola Collectors Club Conventions it creates a stir.
      I do have some foreign bottles in my collection, but I can’t tell you which are rare. Check out this website for some information on foreign Coca-Cola bottles: http://www.cokebottles.de/frames2.htm
      GREAT site for foreign stuff.

  215. Tamara Says:

    Hello cocacolabottleman,
    I acquired a unopened Patent D bottle from an estate sale and was wondering about the approximate value? It is from Louisville, KY. I believe the year is 46. Thanks!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Tamara,
      Estate sales can be a great place to find Coca-Cola items. I have found many bottles at them. The value of your bottle would be around $5.00 to $10.00, depending on condition.
      Doug

  216. Tamara Says:

    Hi Doug,
    I just want to make sure that I understand… My bottle is unopened with its original contents and it is worth the same as an empty bottle…? I come across a lot of empty bottles but not many that have never been opened. Thanks again.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Tamara,
      Yes, afraid so. Full versus Empty doesn’t always make a big difference. With a Patent D bottle (which are fairly easy to find), most collectors feel it is a common bottle. You can even find bottle caps from this time period fairly easlily. So, it won’t add much to the value. But, if you find a drink called Chime, produced for a very short time by the Coca-Cola Company, and it has the cap, it would increase the value. Why? Well Chime was only available in limited areas, small number of bottles were made and to find a cap would be an added bonus for a collector. You don’t see Chime caps very often.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  217. Blake Says:

    Hi Doug,

    I have a clear 12 oz embossed diamond logo no deposit/no return bottle. It has straight sides and a bunch of little raised bumps all over it. I’ve been reading all the other questions and I can’t find any city markings on it. The bottom of the bottle has the words, “Not to be refilled” along with 2AA and a bunch of number that I can’t make out. I found this on a hike in Portland, Oregon. Any ideas of what it’s worth?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Blake,
      You found a great bottle. The no deposit bottle like yours won’t have a City/State marking. It is probably from the early to mid 1960’s. The early no deposit bottle could not be made in the classic Coca-Cola contour shape, due to the thin glass used in no deposit bottles. They soon fixed this problem, so the no deposit straight sided bottle weren’t around long. The other good thing with your bottle is the diamond logo, a very popular design logo among collectors. And, being a 12 ounce size (the 10 ounce is much more common) helps too. Depending on condition, if it is mint it could sell for around $40 to $50. If has scrathes or is discolored from being in the ground, it will be less.
      Wish I could find a bottle like that while hiking!
      Doug

  218. trent Says:

    i found a coca cola 6 oz bottle…it has a PAT D 105529 on it…. on the bottom it says Middlesboro Ky in big letters, and also has an s on it…on the side of the bottle it has the numbers 20-49…..what can you tell me about the bottle

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Trent,
      Your bottle is from 1949. Worth around $5.00 to $10.00 depending on condition. The S on the bottom of it has to do with the glass manufacturing plant.
      Doug

  219. Bradly Lawrence Says:

    Hi I found a 1957 Coke bottle in good condition and there are some numbers on the bottom and they are 2 MG 57 and I was wondering what the 2 MG was for?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hey Bradly,
      The MG is the mark of who made the bottle. Many glass companies made Coca-Cola bottles. The MG stands for Maywood Glass Company in Compton, CA. They were open from 1930-1959. The 2 refers to the bottle mold used to make the bottle.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  220. Allan Says:

    Hello. Just dug up a D-105529 with St. Petersburg, FL bottom. Should I be ecstatic?

    Thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Allan,
      Well, Anytime I dig up a Coca-Cola bottle I get ecstatic. Your bottle is worth around $5.00. The St. Pete bottle is fairly easy to find.
      Keep on digging.
      Doug

  221. mary Says:

    I found 3 bottles in an old dumpsite. there are so many different ones but i picked up the coca cola because my mom has been obsesed for years.. 2 of the bottles seem to have a green tint and the letters seem to be embossed. one has nov 16 1915. 6 fl oz. the other is identical except the date is dec. 25 1923. they are both pat d bottles stamped on the bottom fairmont w.v.a. the third bottle is more plain clear glass, no deposit, and no date or place. can u tell me wat these might b worth?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Mary,
      The two bottles (1915 and 1923 Patent Dates) are great bottles. Depending on condition, they are worth around $15 to $30 each. The No Deposit would be from the 1960’s and up. Worth around a few dollars.
      Great finds though. Wish I could find an old dumpsite around here that had so many bottles!
      Doug

  222. Seth Says:

    Ok so I have tons and tons of bottles and want to know if any of them are worth anything at all I am hoping you can help because they all have different markings on them.

    81-80, bottom NY bottle trade mark L
    171-05 c with a circle around it, bottom Miami okla, 1pint on top

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Seth,
      Sounds like the NY bottle is from the 1980’s. The 1 Pint came out in the 1970’s and was used up to the 1990’s. Both worth a dollar or two.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  223. Joan Says:

    Hello I just bought a 6pk unopened 6oz bottles of coke. they say patented dec. 25th 1923 it is embossed onto bottle.,and they are not the reproduction set. They have the cardboard case too. I am having trouble finding any information on how much they are worth and wanna make sure I didnt pay to much.

  224. chipi san Says:

    My 9 yr old son and I just got interested in bottle collecting after finding an old OI bottle washed up along a creek during a flood. Since then he spied an old coke bottle in the bank along the road at a stop light. Can you help us figure out if it is worth anything and when and where it was made?

    it is the traditional coke shape and is clear glass

    it has the following embossed on it:
    no deposit,
    coca cola on one side, and Coke on the other
    trademark r 10 fl oz
    on the bottom it has the following markings:
    top – AHK
    left mid – M
    right mid – 77
    bottom – 103

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hello and welcome to the bottle collecting hobby! I have been collecting since I was 8 years old.
      The bottle your son found is from 1977. The AHK is the glass company that made the bottle, Alexander H. Kerr and Company.
      The other letters and numbers indicate the bottle mold used and where the bottle was made. But, I am not sure of the code of which plant made the bottle.
      The bottle is worth around $5. Not bad for finding it along the road.
      Be sure and check out the Bottle Show link and try to find a bottle show close to you. I think you and your son would have a great time seeing all the different bottles that are out there!
      Happy Collecting!
      Doug

  225. Matt Says:

    Hello, great site BTW. So I was fishing by an abandoned rail road track which overlooked the CT river…dint catch anything but found a cool Coke bottle. I don’t think its old. Based on your response from a previous post I think its 77. Its a clear bottle that says No Refill 6-B 396 16 B or E then it has a re-stamp of 77 then 78 over it. I figured maybe that would make it more special…if it was a coin that would make it valuable lol.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hello and glad you like the blog. Sorry the fishing wasn’t too good. But, hey at least you came home with a bottle! The bottle is from 1978. Generally the No Refill bottles from the 1970’s go for around $5. The re-stamp on your bottle is from the glass company. They change the mold date every year. What should have been done was the 77 should have been filled with metal and the 78 ground into it. Some bottle mold makers were either lazy or having an off day or just in a hurry. Although it is pretty cool, a lot of them were more than likely made. It may increase the value to some collectors, but only add a few more dollars to the value. I don’t think you will be able to retire from it.
      Doug

  226. Cj Says:

    I found a coke bottle with numbers 70 19 3 and an anchor

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      CJ
      The bottle is from 1970 and made by the Anchor Hocking Glass Company.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  227. Gary Metzger Says:

    I have a coca-cola quart bottle, I’ve kept since the early ’70s. The phrase ‘NO DEPOSIT NO REFILL DISPOSE OF PPOPERLY’ is in raised letters as part of the bottle. Notice the mis-spelling of the word ‘properly’. Have you heard of this?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Gary,
      Yes, I have seen this bottle before. An off day at the glass factory I guess. Even made it past the QA somehow. It does add value to the bottle. I’ve seen this one sell for $25 to $70 (when the economy was better).
      Great find!
      Doug

  228. REPO Says:

    hey man came across your site and i must say you are a dedicated man. i cross referances your site the best i could with no solid lead yet. i have a bottle: clear, pop-top style, curvey bottle with vertical rivets spanning it. on one side it says Coke underneath it has trademark with a copyright and 10 fl oz next to it. on the other side it says coca-cola with the same trademark and 10 fl oz. on bot sides of the neck “NO REFILL”. on the base it says “78 33 NOT TO BE REFILLED” and the distinctive markings with numbers are as follows “copyright 1 1578-5″ found on a piece of farm land. please help me to locate general info on this year, where it was bottled, and avg price. please reply via email if it’s available. thanks for your time bottleman!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Repo,
      The bottle you found is from 1978. On the No Deposit bottles it is impossible to determine where it was bottled, unless the cap was still on the bottle. The cap would have shown where it was bottled. The other numbers are the mold number used and other information for the glass company that made the bottle.
      The 10 ounce is probably the most common size and is worth a few dollars.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  229. chris Says:

    hey i found a bottle that is a one pint bottle and it says grand forks made in nd but it says bottle tradmark 3 when is this from???

    • chris Says:

      and also it has the numbers 67-23on it

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Chris,
        Your bottle is from 1967. The one pint bottle was very popular and one of the best selling size bottles. They are fairly common and are worth around $2 to $5.
        Doug

  230. witnee Says:

    heya bottle man. A pre-thanx if you can help me or not .. i couldn’t keep up with all these questions.
    So , mine is obviouslty information on bottles i found in an old mill in a gosht town(ONT.Canada).
    Most are clear tho some are green, they both have raied non-painted lettering. COKE on one side and Coca-cola on the other. Both say non-refillable ..
    examples of codes I found on the bottom are (green) B14,b21
    (clear) A5
    Thanx so much!
    *also dont know if it helps.. some have traingles with a dot abouve or a u? also with a dot :S?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Witnee,
      I know a little about the Canada bottles. More than likely they are from the 1970’s or 1980’s. Next time you can look at them check out the bottom and see what numbers are printed. There should be something like ’77’, which is 1977. It may be mixed in with other numbers.
      I know the clear non-refillable Coca-Cola bottles in the U.S. go for around $2 to $5 each. Depending on which color of green the other non-refillable bottles are make a difference on the price. The lightly tinted green go for around $5, but they made a darker green version in Canada. It can go for $10 to $20. There are many collectors who look for unusual ‘foreign’ Coca-Cola bottles, like yours that would want to add them to their collection.
      Some great finds.

      Hope this helps
      Doug

  231. witnee Says:

    p.s. sorry for the lame explination ( currenly going off memory as they are elseware :D:D

  232. Mike Schroeder Says:

    I have a 10oz short contour bottle, full, same height as 8oz bottles just fat. Silver coca-cola cap, coca-cola script on one side Coke on the other in the glass, no label. On the bottom it says B in a circle 9125, 16, 82, 23 in the 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 positions – what is this bottle?
    thank you
    Mike

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Mike,
      Your bottle is from 1982. The short 10 oz is a little harder to find than the taller version of the 10 oz No Deposit bottle. Collectors have different versions of why the short 10 oz was used. Some say it was because it could fit into older vending machines, others say that a shorter bottle allowed more bottles to be stacked on delivery trucks, which would cut costs by allowing more bottles to be delivered at a time, using less trucks and less fuel.
      The short 10 oz can sell for $5 to $10. The taller version sells for a few dollars.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  233. Martella Says:

    I live in San Pedro, CA
    I have a BOTTLE PAT. D – 105529 MIN CONTENTS 6 FL OZS

    on the bottom are large letters EL CENTRO in a half circle along the edge and CALIF directly across the middle of the bottle bottom
    It is in pretty good condition — no chips just a bit of scuffing on the letters and the sides of the base
    What might this be worth?
    Thanks so much for your time

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Martella,
      The El Centro Coca-Cola plant opened in 1910. Your bottle was made between 1938 and 1951. With Coca-Cola bottles value depends on two things, condition and the City/State. Even though your bottle has light scuffing (case wear) it will bring the value down some. It is worth around $5 to $10.
      Hope you are having a sunny day out in California!
      Doug.

  234. Heather Says:

    I found a bottle that says soda on it.It is clear 6 1/2fl. oz it says patd. nov,8,1929and on the bottom it says prop. of coca cola Plattsburgh ny .what can you tell me about it .does it have any value ? Thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Heather,
      The bottle you found sounds like a flavor bottle. Many Coca-Cola Bottlers wanted to offer their customers a choice of drinks. The bottle cap would have shown what flavor the drink was. They bottled MANY different flavors, strawberry, lemon lime, etc.
      Flavor bottles usually go for around $10 or more. Depends on condition and the style of the bottle.
      Doug

  235. Kevin Says:

    I am from Mississippi and have “inherited” several hundred of the 6 oz and 6.5 oz hobbleskirt coca cola bottles from the 1940’s through 1960’s. I want to sell most all of them, but would like to keep a few of the more valuable ones to hand down to my kids. I have bottles in Mississippi that include the towns Jackson, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Sardis, Starkville, Laurel, Greenwood, Quitman, McComb, Carthage, Philadelphia, Newton, Brookhaven, Belzoni, New Albany, Grenada, Greenville, Lexington, Houston, Clarksdale, Yazoo City, Gulfport, Columbia, Louisville, Picayune, Natchez, West Point, Vicksburg, Greenville, Tupelo and Biloxi. Those bottled in Louisiana include the towns of Alexandria, Ruston, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Monroe, Bogalusa, Thibodaux and Tallulah. Those bottled in Alabama include the towns of Birmingham, Montgomery, Demopolis, Selma, Anniston, Mobile, York and Troy. Those bottled in Arkansas include the towns of Little Rock, Forrest City, Brinkley, Fayetteville and El Dorado. Those bottled in Tennessee include the towns of Memphis, Jackson, Cleveland. From Texas, I have Palistine, Beaumont, Houston, Big Springs, Lubbock, El Campo, Dallas, Fort Worth. From Georgia, I have Richland, Lafayette, Manchester, Atlanta, Newman and Augusta. From Florida, I have Pensacola, Homestead, Perry. I also have Union City, IN, Salisbury, MD, Olney, IL, New York, NY, Columbus, OH, Lexington, KY, Chicago, IL, Oshkosh, WI, Rhinelander, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Chickasha, OK and Pauls Valley, OK. I am totally overwhelmed by the quantity! Do any of these “strike” you as being more valuable than the others? If I were going to sell the “lot” of these, how much should I ask per bottle if the overall quality is “average”?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Kevin,
      The majority of bottles sounded like common bottles. But a few may be worth looking in to. A common bottle usually only brings a few dollars.
      I will send you some information that may help you.
      Doug

  236. Jessica Armistead Says:

    Hello,
    I found a Pat D 105529 Coke bottle still full in a shed in my Tia’s house. It is from Clifton Arizona. Is it worth anything?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jessica,
      The Patent D bottles were made from 1938 to 1951. With Clifton being a small town, the bottle would be worth around $10 to $20 depending on condition. The bottle still being full doesn’t add a great deal to the value.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  237. Heather Says:

    My family and I moved to the island of Guam six months ago. While out hiking the other day my children found two Coca-Cola bottles next to an old military building. They are both green in color. Both bottles have Coca-Cola in big letters and Trade Mark in small letters on both sides of the bottle. There is no writing or marks on the bottom of the bottles. In very small print on one bottle it has 8/a diamond with an 8 in the middle/54. The second bottle in small writing also has 71/a cross with a circle over the middle part/51. Guam has had a Coca-Cola bottling plant on Guam since before WWII. My children just want to know if they found something worth keeping or if they could use them for a craft project. Thank you for your time!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Heather,
      It sounds like your bottles are from 1951 and 1954 from the numbers you told me. I have not seen this type of bottle from the 1950’s. I think they would be of interest to collectors. I think they would sell for $10 to $15, possibly more. Maybe if you find a few more, you could make a craft project out of those, but I don’t know if I would if these are the only two you found.
      I am sure you will find more on Guam. Wish I could take a walk around the island and find some Coke bottles!
      Happy Bottle Hunting!
      Doug

  238. Kris Says:

    Hi doug I was out in the woods the other day and found a bottle I was hoping you could help me with it. Its straight sided with No Deposit No Re Return on the bottom, it is a 12oz bottle. One one side is has a diamond with a coke bottle and coca cola in script, the other side has the diamond with a coke bottle and Coke on it. The bottom has the Anchor Hocking Corporation mark and the numbers 65, 5 and another 5 as well as not to be refilled. Thanks for any help you can be.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Kris,
      Your bottle is from 1965. The first Coca-Cola No Deposit No Return (NDNR) bottles were straight design instead of the contour. They could not make a contour bottle in that thin of glass at first. By 1967 or 68 they figured it out and made the NDNR in contour shape.
      The diamond logo is very popular with collectors. Also, the 12 ounce is the harder size to find of this style bottle. So, it has a lot going for it. They have sold for as much as $20. If it is stained from being buried, etc., that will take away some value.
      That is a great find!
      Doug

  239. David Says:

    I was digging in my backyard and came across a whole stash of glassware. i found a coca cola bottle that i think is from 1951. it is the US PATENT OFFICE / MIN CONTENTS 6 FL OZ bottle. on one part it says 51-05. am i correct on the year and how much is it worth. thanks.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      David,
      Your bottle is from 1951. It is worth a few dollars to possibly $5 depending on condition, etc.
      Doug

  240. Bradley Says:

    Hello, me and my brother were recently walking threw the woods and we found a old coca cola bottle.

    it is green in color
    Pat D-105529
    It was made in 1945
    On the bottom it says Apalachicola, Fl and a s

    Can you please tell how much this is worth, Thankyou

  241. Pat Block Says:

    Hello. You have a fabulous web site here! Spent a couple of hours reading through it and have a question. I recently found a green hobbleskirt coke bottle while beach-combing on the shores of the Chesapeake in an area rebuilt with dredge material. At the mid point, it has Coca-Cola in embossed script on each side and under that TRADE-MARK REGISTERED IN U.S. PATENT OFFICE on one side and TRADE-MARK REGISTERED 6 1/2 FL. OZS on the other. About an inch from the bottom there are the numbers 60-95 (or maybe 6D-95). On the bottom is ANNAPOLIS and MD joined by a part circle and in the middle the letter L. Not looking to sell, just wondered what I have and whether it is likely to be from 1960 or 1995? Thanks for any information, and for all your positngs

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Pat,
      You can find some great stuff in areas with dredge material. You never know how old of stuff they might bring up! Your bottle is from 1960. Made by the Laurens glass company (The L in the middle). The type of bottle you have was made from 1957 to 1967 and was the last of the embossed returnable bottles made for Coca-Cola.
      Hope this helps and I hope you are able to go back and find some more bottles.
      Happy Hunting!
      Doug

  242. Pat Block Says:

    That is really cool, thanks Doug!

  243. Cassandra Laurent Says:

    Hello Doug,
    Last year on Cape Cod I found a piece of sea glass that resembled the bottom of a bottle. It has the markings: AHK, M, 79, and what I’m pretty sure is a 68. I looked up these numbers (without including the 68) and found a vintage coca-cola bottle on eBay with the similar markings, however there is a 99 instead of a 68 and design of the bottom of the bottle seems more modern. I was wondering if you could help me to figure out what bottle the piece of glass came from.
    Thank you,
    Cassandra

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Cassandra,
      AHK is the bottle manufacturer, Alexander H. Kerr Company. The 79 refers to the year it was made, 1979. It is hard to tell what kind of bottle it is from. AHK made many bottles. Since it looks like the one on ebay, I would say it came from a No Deposit No Return soda bottle, but I can’t tell which brand.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  244. Jacqueline in Atlanta Says:

    Doug:
    I have read thru every post hoping someone else had a bottle very similar to mine so I would not have to bother you with another question, but I didn’t find one.

    I have a hobbleskirt style bottle, green glass, tall 10″. It is embossed, no paint. Here is what the embossing tells me:
    one side: Coca-Cola script logo then underneath “TRADE-MARK REGISTERED CONTENTS 10 FL OZ”
    other side: Coca-Cola script logo then underneath “TRADE-MARK REGISTERED U.S. PATENT OFFICE”
    The bottom of the bottle has the C circle Chattanooga mark with 56 next to it which I assume to mean 1956 as the year of production and underneath that is a “14” which I assume to mean a plant number.

    I would like to know a value for this bottle. I don’t believe it was a NR bottle. There is nothing embossed or painted at the neck.

    Also, earlier you and some of the others were discussing cleaning methods. I have found denture tablets to be amazing at cleaning the insides of old bottles. I usually break them in half and drop in half a tablet for a pop bottle. I fill it full of hot water and then let it sit on the kitchen counter for several days before dumping it out and rinsing. If it still looks dirty, I do it all again. I also use a baby bottle brush to get in there and scrub a little.

    Thanks for the help and happy hunting!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jacqueline
      Thank you for your question AND cleaning tips! I am going to have to buy some denture tablets and try it out on a few bottles I have.
      The 10 ounce embossed bottle you have is from 1956. They usually go for around $5 to $10 depending on condition.
      Doug

  245. sara Says:

    Hi I just moved into my new house and the previous owners left a few “treasures” :) I cleaned up one of the bottles that is down in our basement and its pretty tall 16oz bottle with the cap still. The bottom of the bottle says Juneau Alaska. On the top of the bottle it says money back bottle and return for deposit. I was just wanting a little more info like what its worth what year it from etc. Any info for me?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sara,
      The 16 ounce bottle was one of the most popular sizes for Coca-Cola bottles in the 1970’s. Which means a lot of them were made. The 16 oz usually goes for around $5 or so. Still, a good find!
      Doug

  246. amanda adams Says:

    i recently came across a one gallon green glass sprite jug, on the bottom there is an i with a circle around it and the number 5 beside it with 29 under the circle, is it worth anything? it still has the lid with the sprite emblem on it.

    thanks amanda

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Amanda,
      The value of syrup jugs like yours depends on condition. They came with a paper label on them. If the label is intact and good shape, it can be worth up to $75. If it has no label, it can sell for around $10.
      Doug

  247. Steve Mccarthy Says:

    I found a very heavy gree coca cola bottle under some junipers that I removed. They were at least 70 year old plants and the only markings on the bottle was the logo and min.contents 6 fl. ozs along with trade mark registered in US. on the bottom is the letter “s” above an oval with the number 1 in it. Thats all!
    any idea to the age, worth? Thanks, Steve

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Steve,
      The bottle you have dates from 1951 to 1958. The oval with the number 1 (the 1 is actually the letter I) means it was made by Owens Illinois glass company. Some were made with no City/State markings (Like yours) which was uncommon. Most had City/State markings on them.
      Value depends on condition, but around $5 to $8 for a mint version.
      Doug

  248. von Says:

    hi i have a 1957 unopened 26 ounce family sizes bottle of coca-cola

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Von,
      The Family Size Coca-Cola bottle came out in 1955 in limited areas and by 1957 they were available in most of the U.S. They sell for around $5 to $10
      Doug

  249. Courtney Richter Says:

    Hello i have five 1989 centennial coke bottles tree are North Dakota one is South Dakota and the last one is from Montana. they have never been open my mother got them for me the year i was born. I was hoping you could help me. The thing is that they look like they have a silver coating on the inside and I can;t seem to find any that look like mine. Any help you could give me would be appreciated thank you!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Courtney,
      Sorry it has taken me a few days to get back to you. I have not seen the bottles you have. I’ve tried looking them up in a few books I have, but no luck. I have emailed a few people and asked them, but I have not heard anything back as of yet. I will keep trying to find information for you.
      Thanks,
      Doug

      • Courtney Richter Says:

        Hello, If it would help I do have pictures of them so you can look at them.

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Courtney,
        Well, I’ve done some research on your Centennial Coke bottles(North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana). The regular issue bottles sell for around $10 to $15 each. But you said your bottles are silver on the inside. Usually when the bottles are silver like yours, they were a special issue for employees, VIP’s, etc. So that would add to the value. I would think they would be worth around $25 to $35 each.
        Hope this helps!
        Doug

  250. sherrie Says:

    Hello, l I have a 10 oz. green ROYAL CROWN bottle. The markings on the bottom are G-2861 DURAGLAS 3 I 52 20.
    Can you please let me know what year this bottle was made and if i were to sell this bottle how much I could get for it. Any help you could give me would be much appreciated. Thank you

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sherrie,
      I think your bottle is from the early 1950’s. Prices vary on Royal Crown bottles, from a few dollars to $10. It depends on if it has a City/State listed, condition, etc.
      Doug

  251. richard archer Says:

    I have a coke bottle that is 1 pint 10 oz., it is unopened, on the bottom it says 9, capital letter i with a circle around it, and 55.under that it has the number 10. can you tell me the value of my find and dates and history….many thanks!!!!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Richard,
      You have the Family Size bottle from 1955. That was the first year it was available. It was only produced in limited test areas in 1955 and 1956. By 1957 it was made available to all bottlers. The 1955 bottles can sell for around $10 to $15.
      Doug

  252. jack Says:

    Wow! What a history. I have 61/2 oz; painted, non-embossed, “return for refund”, “money back bottle”, “trademark OR”
    with embossed near the bottom “81 12″ and a circle with ??VR??? inside it. nothing on the bottom. Seems like a 1981 not worth very much bottle if I am processing the above blogs correctly. Help please/Thanks Jack.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jack,
      You are correct, your bottle is from 1981. It was made in Mexico (VR marking), towards the end of returnable bottles being used in the U.S., they were made by VR, then the bottles imported to the U.S.
      The bottle is only worth a dollar or so.
      Doug

  253. Spike Says:

    Hi,
    Nice article above. I’m so glad to see you’re still answering questions and keeping this site active. My Father-In-Law who recently passed worked for a glass company in Chattooga, TN for thirty plus years. In helping his spouse clean up his garage workshop, we have run a crossed hundreds of decades old coke bottles; college coke bottles, 64 oz coke bottles in their boxes, various multi-colored coke bottles…and even two coke bottle molds (unfortunately the bottom round part of one mold may have been discarded). Oh, and I have found many old November and December coke bottles while diving in local rivers. Due to sentimental value, my wife will most likely want to keep most of these bottles but given the quantity it’s possible we’ll have to part with some of his vast collection. Any idea what she may be looking at as far as value? What is the best research area? Thanks, Spike.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Spike,
      First let me say I am sorry to hear of your father in laws passing. It does sound like a huge collection. Without seeing specific items I can’t give you a definite value, but I can give you a general idea.
      Bottle molds are very collectible, depending on which mold it is (some are easier to find than others) they can go from $200 to $500.
      The multi-colored Coke bottles, if they are the ones made in the incorrect color glass, they sell for around $25 to $40 each, depends on colors and botle size, etc.
      If the Sport bottles are the correct color and paint, they may only be worth a few dollars, possibly a little more. If they are incorrect in color, etc. they would be worth more.
      The old Coke bottles you have found diving, value depends on condition and City/State markings on the bottom. Most collectors look for certain City/States and some are rarer than others.
      I hope I was able to help. If you have any other questions, just let me know.
      Thanks,
      Doug

  254. Spike Says:

    Thank you for the prompt reply, the information you gave me is very useful…I’ll examine everything carefully, I had no idea all this was so collectable. The old November and December bottles I found (are dated around 1915/1922) I have sitting under my deck in plastic milk creates; I suspect I better take better care of them. I was told last night that many of the multi-colored bottles were ones my father in law poured and molded at the factory using his own blend of coloring… Again, thank you and I’ll probably be in touch after I do a little examining. Spike

  255. Vants Anseth Says:

    I have some 10 fl.oz bottles with raised letters (no paint) silver caps with red lettering says NO REFILL on both sides of the neck the bottom says Kerr A1 86 and the bottom numbers vary from 7, 8, 15 & 18. What era you think, any value? Also have some 6 1/2 Fl.OZ money back bottle one side of neck and return for refund on the other side. Cap is red and says CLASSIC-Original Formual with no markings on the bottom

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Vants,
      The NO REFILL bottles are from 1986. They are worth a few dollars each. The 6 1/2 oz sound like they are from the mid to late 1980’s. (That is when they used the red CLASSIC cap, ‘return for refund’ and no City/State markings.) They are worth a dollar or two each.
      Doug

  256. Vants Anseth Says:

    Also should add I suppose that the Classic Coke bottles say Coke on one side and Coca-Cola on the other in white painted lettering and there appears to be a heart in a circle towards the base of the bottle on the side of the bottle that says Coke.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      The circle with the ‘Heart’ is actually the letter V in a circle, for the glass company makers mark (from Mexico- Vidriera).

  257. Vants Anseth Says:

    Thank You so much for your time, awesome site you have!

  258. Viola Omnomnom. Says:

    Hi Doug, i stumbled on your website while searching for old coke bottles! i have just recently brought a clear coke bottle at a farmers market in Canada for 2 bucks and wondered if it has any value to it.

    Its about 11 inches tall with the standard curved shape.The side of the bottle has white printed lettering, no emboss and one side says “Coke trademark reg. 10 fl. ozs.” and the other side the classic coca cola script with just “trademark reg.” on it.

    The bottom has embossed letters that say Coca Cola LTD. then an E with a square, a triangle with a C in it, and an eight underneath it.
    At the very bottom there’s the number 15 embossed.There are no other markings.

    If there’s no value to it, ill just paint over it or something.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Viola,
      It sounds like you have a bottle from the 1970’s. So, I don’t think it is any kind of a rare bottle. The Canadian version like yours can sell for around $5 to $10 here in the U.S.
      Happy Painting!
      Doug

  259. Jennifer Haggerty Says:

    Hi. I was cleaning out my parents basement the other day and found and old can of coca cola that I was going to throw away. My husband wanted to keep it to sell but we can’t find any information about it to see if it is even worth selling. I know it is at least 15-20 years old and still full of coke (like I said it is a can-12 ounces). But it does not have a pull top on it. It is completely sealed up. No way for the liquid to pour out. I don’t have the can in front of me, but I could get more information from it if you think it is even worth keeping. Let me know if you have any thoughts. Thanks.
    GREAT SITE BY THE WAY!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jennifer,
      It is amazing the things you can find cleaning a parents house. The can you have sounds like they put two bottoms on it. They usually don’t sell for a great deal. Maybe around $10, possibly a little more. Most collectors will see it as a curiosity, but not something rare.
      Glad you have enjoyed the site.
      Doug

  260. michael Says:

    hi i have a 6 1/2 oz coke bottle with charlotte nc on the bottom and coke on 1 side and coca-cola on the other side could you tell me what it might be worth

  261. Marie Harper Says:

    I have two green Coco Cola bottles that I picked up in Vanuatu (formerly New Hebride). When WWII ended the USA tried to sell to the French there supplies so that they did not have to ship them home eg. food, can goods, jeeps, equipment, etc. In the end the French would not negotiate so they pushed it all into the water. As a result of storms, etc. bottles and can goods sometimes end up on the shore. One bottle reads Trade-mark registered bottle pat. D105529. Trade-mark registered min contents 6 fl ozs. 10 then a symbol 45?43. On the bottom Seattle Wash.and an “S”. The other one reads the same except for the numbers near the bottom which are 20 symbol 43?45. On the bottom it reads San Francisco Calif. and an “S”. Are they worth anything?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Marie,
      The bottles you found are worth around $5 to $10 here in the U.S. If you were to document the bottles, where they came from and the history you told me, they would be worth more to a collector. Possibly $20 to $30 each, maybe more.
      Very interesting!
      Doug

  262. Jess Says:

    I have a Pat-D bottle from Campbellsville, KY. I know the Pat-D’s are pretty common, but I was wondering if you had any info on what one from such a small town would be worth? Thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jess,
      The Pat-D bottles are fairly common. I think the Campbellsville bottle can go for $10 to $20 depending on condition.
      Doug

  263. michael Says:

    hi i also have a 16 oz coke bottle with portland ind on the bottom with coke on 1 side and coca-cola on the other side could you tell me how much it might be worth thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Michael,
      If it is a common 16 ounce it can sell between $1 to $5. There are a few 16 ounce that are hard to find and is worth more.
      Doug

  264. Frederic Garriga Says:

    Hi Doug, I am Frederic from spain, I find you in Atlanta several times, this year I bought 1 liter bottle from you (in spanish words) and I would like to know from where it is (if you know it)

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Frederic,
      It is always great to see you at the conventions. I am not sure exactly where the bottle is from, but I think it is Puerto Rico. It is written in both Spanish as well as English and not many Countries used two languages. I also have a 2 Liter that is the same way.
      See you at the next convention!
      Doug

  265. Mitch Attenson Says:

    Hello Doug, I am from Cleveland, Ohio and in the past year I have found three 20″ coke bottles…they appear to be promotional coke bottles. They all have a D-105529 code on the front. They all have product in them up to the upper line neckline. They were found in 2 different homes. They have caps in a red letters and beige backgrounds. I was wondering if you could give me any idea of their purpose age and value. There seems to be precious little info out there concerning these intriguing bottles.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Mitch,
      You have a Display Bottle. Used in stores, etc. for a Coca-Cola sales display. The Pat-D version like yours, usually sell for around $200, sometimes up to $300. The older Christmas version sells for around $375 to $400.
      Do a search on Coca-Cola Display Bottle and you will see some info pop up.
      Really great finds!
      Doug

  266. abe Says:

    Hi cocacolabottleman!

    I recently purchased a glass 64 oz return for deposit glass Coke bottle – its full – with a plastig tag hanging that reads

    ” 1 of the first 1,000 64 OZ. returnable bottles produced by COCA-COLA bottling of Chicago October 15, 1975 ”

    the bar code on the side reads 490300

    and raised lettering on the side 75 15 LG ?

    what is thing thing worth? it seems to be in perfect condition just a bit dusty.. cant find out much about it.

    thanks!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Abe
      There were three different styles of the 64 oz. It first came out in 1973. Since yours is date coded 75 (from 1975) I will say it is a straight wall version (not the contour Coca-Cola bottle shape). The 64 ounce bottle was short lived, some bottlers never used it, others used the 2 Liter instead. It was heavy when full and plastic bottles were soon developed.
      The bottle like yours was given out to Coca-Cola Executives, etc. to celebrate a new size bottle being used. I would think to the right collector it would sell for around $75 to $100, possibly more.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  267. Marcia Says:

    Hello, several years ago I found a Barq’s soda bottle in my back yard. It is the blue and white emblem. The patent number is 98026. Can you tell me what year this bottle was made? Thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Marcia,
      Barq’s used the Blue/White label on returnable bottles for many years. From the 1950’s to the 1980’s. So, it is hard to say exactly when it was made.
      Doug

  268. Diane Says:

    I have a 6 oz green tint bottle with six stars around neck. Below the stars is embossed SODA WATER Property of Cocoa Cola Bottling Co. Around base is 1188E G26 and Patented June 1, 1926. On bottom it only says OSHKOSH WIS. I bought it at an antique store years ago and wonder how much it is worth now. Thanks for any info you may give.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Diane,
      The Soda Water Star bottle is probably the most common version of this bottle. Many Coca-Cola bottlers used this type. They go for around $5 or so. Yours was made in 1926, (G26) so it is one of the earliest ones used.
      Doug

  269. casper hileman Says:

    I have a coke bottle found on the island of Saipan made in 1944 I am inquiring as to value. Thanks

  270. Dan Rabbitt Says:

    Hi,Ive found a 10oz straight wall bottle with (NDNR) around the bottom.Raised lettering saying COKE on one side and COCA-COLA on the other Daimond raised label with coke bottle in the middle.Trade mark R below header.
    Also have a wooded crate says “Drink Coca-Cola in Bottles”in the front and on the side says Coca cola Los angeles but made from Arkansas.Which has 61/2 oz bottles in it.With paint lettering with a #66-64 from Phoenix.Thxs for your help Dan

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Dan,
      The 10 oz NDNR are fairly common size. They go for around $5. Your crate sounds like a 1960’s style. The bottle is from 1966. The crate, depending on condition, is worth $10 to $25. The bottle is common and only worth a dollar or two.
      Doug

  271. debbie Says:

    hello-
    I am trying to date some old wooden soda crates. Can you tip me off? Thanks!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Debbie,
      Most wooden crates have a stamp inside, such as 55 (For 1955, etc.) See if they have a number inside.
      Doug

  272. Johnnie Says:

    I have read every article in the blog, and thanks for having a place to come to ask about coke bottles. I recently found in a creek near my house two bottles.

    1. The first is a conture type bottle with ribbed sides. On the underside of bottle has a circled “c” with I believe is bottled in chattanooga from what I have read, and also reads dayton tenn. In the middle of bottle reads coca cola registered and pat. in embossed lettering

    2. The second, is a straight sided bottle with embossed lettering reading STANDARD BOTTLING WORKS (at the top) MICHIGAN CITY, IND. (in the middle) and REGISTERED (at the very bottom) it reads CONTENTS 7 FLU OZ. 2984C ROOT 27. I have researched this bottle over and over, and came up with some article from the health board from 1914 michigan city, indiana had it listed as a “legal” beverage (with a few differents flavors listed) that did not contain Tubercolsis. But as far the company exsisting I could find nothing of the sort. To my knowledge there was a coca cola bottling company in michigan city, at that time, and was wondering if this may have been part of that company. I am entrigued to find out about the history of this bottle, because this is the town I actually grew up in. (Thanks for any help that you can provide)

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Johnnie,
      The first bottle was made at Chattanooga Glass Company (Not bottled in Chattanooga) The C in a circle is the Chattanooga Glass Company makers mark.
      The second bottle, more than likely did not come from the Coca-Cola bottler. Most Coca-Cola bottlers marked the bottle with Coca-Cola in block letters. Sometimes it is marked CCB Co. (Coca-Cola Bottling Company). Many small towns had a few soft drink bottlers.
      Doug

  273. Vickie Says:

    I have an old bottle of coco cola unused w/pat D- 105523 and Middlesboro KY on the bottom of it the bottle top has rusted. what is the value and how old is it?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Vickie,
      The Patent D bottle was made from 1938 to 1951. It is worth around $5 or so. It is a fairly common bottle.
      Doug

  274. amanda Says:

    i have an 1904 exhibition girl coca cola tip tray from the st loius fair, very little rust i have pics if u need i was wondering if you could tell me how much its worth

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Amanda,
      Sorry, I am not overly knowledgeable on the tip trays. I know some have been reproduced. The best place to look is in the Coca-Cola Collectible book by Allan Petretti. Your local library or bookstore should have a copy of it. Also, try the Collectors Weekly website. Many knowledgeable collectors are on that site. You can post a picture, etc. and ask for opinions, etc. on value.
      Hope you are able to find out some information.
      Doug

  275. Fred Says:

    I have a 10 oz green tint plastic coke bottle. It is a NDNR bottle, and in most respects mimics a standard bottle, On the bottom there is an outlined “M”, and the number 5. There are no other descriptive markings. It has never been filled and I think it was given to me in the 70’s. Any value ideas on this one?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Fred,
      It sounds like the experimental plastic bottles they used in the 1970’s. I just happened to find some this past weekend at an antique store.
      They are listed at a value of $40. But, I have never been able to sell one at that price. Normally from $15 to $20 is what they go for. I think they are a great piece of Coca-Cola bottling history.
      Doug

  276. alma galloway Says:

    Hey there!
    My 10 year old son has been a bottle fanatic since he was about 3. He has quite a collection, and recently someone gave him a bottle that the individual says he found 35 years ago. It is straigt glass, almost clear with just a hint of a greenish tint, coca-col embossed script on the front in the middle with “trademark registered” underneath it. On the back at the bottom it reads ” this bottle not sold” could you help us out with the history of this bottle? Any value to it?
    Thanks
    Alma

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Alma,
      I am glad to hear that some of the younger crowd is getting into collecting bottles! You should check for a local bottle show in your area and take your son. He would have a blast! At 10 years old I loved going to antique stores looking for bottles, or poking around some local farms digging up bottles out of the old trash piles from the 1930’s.
      Your bottle is from the early to mid 1900’s, 1900 to around 1910. Easily over 100 years old! Without a City/State marking it isn’t worth as much as one with that. I would say around $40. Many collectors call it a Straight Side Coca-Cola bottle. Most collectors look for certain City/State Coca-Cola bottles. The marking ‘This bottle not to be sold’ was placed on many soda bottles at the time. Many people would gather up empty soda bottles, take them to a bottler (and not the one the bottle came from) and sell them the bottles. The bottler would put a label over the Coca-Cola and put his own brand of soda in it. Bottles were expensive.
      Hope this helps and tell your son to ‘Keep on Collecting’
      You should try to check out a local bottle show. I bet your son would love it!
      Doug

  277. Mitchell Says:

    Hello,
    I was just at an estate sale of a Coca-Cola employee http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/gms/2575971737.html and I bought a few things. One was a shopping cart two-bottle holder, which I’ve seen before. But in the holder were two interesting bottles. They are PLASTIC hobbelskirt 10 oz “NO DEPOSIT” “NO RETURN” with “Coca-Cola” on one side and “Coke” on the other. All in raised letters, no ACL. One is empty and cracked with no cap but the other is filled to about the middle of the “Coca-Cola”. The cap is silver (no white at all) with red “Coca-Cola” script with “(CARAMEL COLORED)” underneath, no red ring border. Any ideas? Any chance this is the 1969 plastic prototype?

    Thanks,

    Mitchell
    Petaluma, CA

    • Mitchell Says:

      Oh, the bottles are clear with the “M” and “MONSANTO” on the bottom with a numeral “1”. I just read a post from 2 days ago where you answered virtually the same question. Can’t believe they are worth so little! I guess my beautiful aluminum Coca-Cola crate is worth more. Can’t find a picture of it anywhere. It’s aluminum with plastic insert (it’s sitting on the big TV in the link I sent. The sides are beautiful and it doesn’t have a single scratch!

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Mitchell,
        I bet that would have been a great estate sale to go to! The plastic bottles sound like the plastic test bottles. They used them in 1969 and into the early 1970’s. They had issues with them, mainly leaving a plastic taste in the drink. They list for $40 value. But, I have a hard time selling them for $40. I usually sell them for $20 or less. I bought three last weekend at a local antique store for $7 each. I am also surprised how they aren’t worth more.
        The grocery cart holder can go for around $150, possibly more depending on which version it is and condition.
        Thanks for the questions!
        Doug

  278. jcww33 Says:

    Hello,
    I recently stumbled upon a straight sided coca cola bottle online. What caught my eye was the location stated on the bottle, Petersburg Virginia. I had never seen a bottle from Petersburg before. Do you have any info about it? I don’t see it in Petretti’s. Thanks!

  279. Seth Says:

    Hey there. I have a 1956 10fl coke bottle (L-C 56) with the cap on and the bottle is about 1/3 filled with original coke. During storage, the seal appeals to be broken, so there appears to be some mold on the liquid. Any idea how much this might be worth?
    thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Seth
      The bottle is only worth $5 to $10. Most collectors don’t care if a bottle is capped or not. I know on ebay people will have an originally sealed bottle for $400, but the bottle itself is worth $20, the cap worth maybe $5, so that means the liquid is worth $375??? Most collectors won’t pay that much for a full bottle, when the bottle itself is fairly common.
      Doug

  280. Karin mayberry Says:

    I have a greenish bottle and I’d like to find out how old it is. It says Coca Cola
    Trade-Mark Registered
    Contents 6 1/2 Fl Ozs.

    Further down the bottle it has a 59-13
    on the bottom it says Weatherford Tex with a C in the middle and a 2 off to the left of the C.
    Any ideas? Thanks!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Karin,
      Your bottle is from 1959 from the markings you said (59-13). 13 is the bottle mold serial number used to make the bottle. Worth a few dollars.
      Doug

  281. Mike Tatum Says:

    I have a friend that over 40 years ago work for A&P grocery store . He has a coke bottle that he got when he worked there that has the top onit and still coke in the bottle from that period . The bottle has Montgomery Al. on the bottom . He would like to know what it is worth ?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Mike,
      An early 1970’s Coca-Cola bottle is worth a few dollars. Even still sealed. Most collectors don’t add much value to a bottle that is still filled.
      Doug

  282. Shana Says:

    Hello! Great website :)
    Hurricane Irene left an old coke bottle on the beach in Wilmington, NC. It says “Salem Depot NH” on the bottom of it. The top of it’s broken off, but I think I’d like to put it on my shelf if it’s old. Any idea of its age? It’s a green hobbleskirt. Thanks so much!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Shana,
      That is a cool find! To determine the age I would need to know what the bottle says below the Coca-Cola logo on the bottle. Let me know what other markings are on the bottle and I will let you know an age.
      Thanks
      Doug

  283. Shana Says:

    Good morning! Unfortunately, any words on the bottle have been washed away. I can only read the heel. The heel also says ” Bottled Trademark” in smaller letters going around the inside of “–Salem Depot — NH” and displays an “L” in the middle. It’s heavier and a deeper green than any bottles I have ever seen. I hope this is enough information! Thanks so much again.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Shana,
      The Coke bottle that was painted was made from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. So, somewhere in between is your bottle.
      Doug

  284. Paul G. Daley Says:

    I have 5 Coke bottles. 4 6oz. and one 10oz. . Three of the 6oz. are from Worcester, MA. (1951,1955,1956). The other 6oz. is from Willimantic, CT. The 10 oz. has no town but was made in 1959. Any idea on what they may be worth. The 4 6oz. are in perfect condition. The 10oz. the paint is mostly worn off.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Paul,
      The 6 ounce are worth around $5 each. The 10 ounce, due to its condition is worth maybe a $1. The early ACL bottles like yours had very poor paint quality. The paint would not hold up well. If it was mint it would be worth anywhere from $10 to $20.
      Doug

  285. Paul G. Daley Says:

    Wow, Thanks Doug for your quick response. I don’t think Iwould ever sell them because to me they are priceless. A bit of iconic history. But thanks again for your information. Paul

  286. Kathy Hilliker Says:

    We found a brown bottle with the following embossed in the center “Coca Cola Bottling Works Phoenix Ariz.” on the bottom the numbers “588 “O2″ are embossed – no other marking. (maybe 8-10 oz bottle) Can you tell us anything about this?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Kathy,
      Well, first let me say, what a GREAT find! The Phoeinx Coca-Cola plant opened up in 1905. Is the word ‘Coca-Cola’ in the script lettering? If it has the Coca-Cola script it had Coca-Cola in it. If Coca-Cola is in block lettering, it held another flavor other than Coke. Possibly soda water or a flavored drink. Early Western Coca-Cola bottles are hard to find. Many collectors look for this type of bottle. I would think your bottle is from 1905 to around 1920. Value, depending on condition, could be around $150 to $200.
      Doug

  287. Mariah Says:

    Hi! I am so glad to find this website and I hope you can help me. Ive just recently started “hunting treasures” lol and so far I have 2 bottles. One is a frostie bottle from 1971 and the other is a clear bottle i found in the bottom of a river near my home here in Florida. It has a B in a circle on the bottom and the numbers 13,7, and 81. I researched and I think it was bottled in montgomery alabama by the Brockway Glass Company. Id like to know if im wrong, what was bottled in the bottle and how much they are both worth. Thank you, and hopefully Ill have more to ask you about soon :)

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Mariah,
      Welcome to the world of bottle collecting! It sounds like you are on your way to having a collection. Ah yes, Frostie root beer, used to be my favorite root beer! The Frostie bottle is worth around $5 depending on condition. Your other bottle, you are correct, it was made by Brockway Glass Company in 1981. Without a label or embossing on the bottle, it is hard to say what came in it originally. Brockway made bottles for many different uses. Usually bottles with no markings as to what was in it aren’t worth much, dollar wise, but half of the fun of bottle collecting is discovering a bottle someplace like you did.
      Keep on hunting and just come back to the blog and ask me any questions! I will be glad to help!
      Doug

  288. wojtanek Says:

    Hi, I need help identifying two bottles I have. One is a small light green bottle which is pretty heavy. It says Juneau Alaska on the bottom with a P and another mark in the middle. The front says Coca-Cola Trade-mark ® 6 1/2 FL. OZ. The back says Coke Trade-mark ®.

    The other bottle I have is a clear 16 oz bottle. On the bottom it has 71 33 10. All the markings are embossed, no paint.

    • wojtanek Says:

      I should also add, the clear bottle is a twist-off top.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      The 6 1/2 ounce bottle sounds like a 1960’s or 1970’s style bottle. Worth around $5 to $10. The 16 ounce sounds like it is a No Deposit bottle from 1971. They are fairly common and are worth from $1 to $5.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  289. Chris Says:

    Need information about how to sell my coke bottles for a reasonable amount of money

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Chris,
      You may try to contact a local chapter of the Coca-Cola Club. See if anyone close to your area in the club may be interested. The only other options are ebay and craig list.
      Good luck!
      Doug

  290. Stephen Says:

    Hi Doug,
    I have a 7 3/4″ tall straight sided bottle that says “TRADE MARK REGISTERED” under the Coca-Cola logo just below the neck and “PROPERTY OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY CANADA” running around the side at the bottom and the bottom just says “Coca Cola. There are NO numbers anywhere. I know Canadian bottles aren’t your speciality but any idea of the year and value?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Stephen
      The Canada Straight Sided Coca-Cola bottles were used from 1906 to around 1916, when the contour bottle came out. Here in the U.S. the Canadian SS bottle sells for around $40. Not sure what it might go for in Canada.
      Thanks for the question!
      Doug

  291. ron hughes Says:

    hi. i dive off venice florida ive been finding some old bottles.most are coka cola from sw florida plants /bradon west palm beach.pat # d -105525. but 1 is defrent its clear glass big coke on 1 side with coca cola on outherside on top say no depost no fefill the bottom has not to be refilled 8811and 74 27 L on it it is a 10 oz bottle and is lighter in weight the hight is 7 and 7/8 ” tall. has coral groth on it like most the bottles i find can ya give me a date . ty sincerly ron

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ron
      The Patent D bottle is worth from a few dollars to maybe around $5. Your No Deposit bottle is from 1974. They are fairly common and only worth a few dollars in mint condition.
      Great finds from diving though. Hope you find some more great stuff!
      Doug

  292. Stephen Says:

    Oh and I have a green Royal Palm Soda bottle with “Bottle patent number 63232″ and Troy NY on the side as well as the palm tree and “Property of Coca Cola Bott Co” and #3 then what looks like the planet Saturn and the #1 on the bottom. Any idea of age and worth on this one?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Stephen,
      The Royal Palm Soda was a flavor bottle. It held other flavors that a Coca-Cola Bottler would make, orange, grape, etc. The bottle could be from the 1920’s into the 1950’s. It came in clear glass. The green version is a little harder to find. Value is around $10.
      Doug

  293. ollie parker Says:

    what’s the value of a large (approx. 2 ft. tall ) glass display bottle worth. i think it’s to show the difference between the old style bottle and the new one used today…..thanks for your time in advance

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ollie,
      The display bottle you have could be either an original from the 1930’s or a newer version made from the 1980’s to 2011. An original display bottle sells for around $200, more if it has the original cap. The newer reproductions go for around $50. You can buy a brand new one at the World of Coca-Cola gift shop for $65.
      Doug

  294. Fred Says:

    Thank you for the reply on my early plastic coke bottle. Mine is definitely greenish, Monsanto is present but only slightly legible, and from cavity #5. It most probably is an unfilled test market production bottle from the 8 cavity mold. However, based upon what I’ve read below, the “clear” bottles of Mitchell’s September 2 2011 post, IF they are truely clear, may deserve some further investigation. If all bottles are clear, with a #1, perhaps they are the bottle described in Gigliotti’s plastic history from the prototype 1 cavity mold:

    http://plastics.syr.edu/content/gigliotti.php

    I have really enjoyed this site. Fred

  295. Aubrey knight Says:

    hello bottleman, my son found a 6 oz coca cola bottle green in color with alexandria,louisiana stamped on the bottom. we cannot find any info on the age or value. also we have located numerous no deposit no return clear coca cola bottles and green 7-up bottles. any idea of their worth? thanks, aubrey

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Aubrey
      I will need a little more information on the Alexandria bottle to give you the age or value. What does it say underneath the Coca-COla logo on both sides of the bottle? Are there numbers on the side, a few inches up from the bottom?
      The No Deposit bottles can be worth from a $1 and up.
      It sounds like your son is starting a bottle collection!
      Happy Collecting!
      Doug

  296. Kristina Says:

    Hello, I have a Coca-cola bottle my husband found when he was a teenager ( he’s 40 now) while he was scalloping out at sea. The bottle is green, hobble skirted, has NEW YORK on bottom, trademark registered bottle pat D-105529 on one side and contents 6-fl ozs on the other. Could you happen to tell me how much this is worth and year made? Thank you so much! I love your site!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Kristina,
      Thank you for the kind compliments about my blog. The Patent D bottles were made from 1938 to 1951. Look on your bottle for some small numbers about an inch or two from the base of the bottle; it should look like 43-50. The number on the right (50) would be the year it was made. There might be a symbol between the two sets of numbers that is the maker’s mark, what company made the bottle.
      Most Patent D’s aren’t worth a lot (around $5 or so), BUT your bottle being from New York helps increase the value. Most Patent D bottles are marked with MIN CONTENTS 6 FL. OZS (MIN for minimum), but the New York version does not have the MIN due to some sort of State law on container markings. Some collectors who look for all the variations of Coca-Cola bottles look for the New York bottles. So, on to value, I would say from $10 to $20 depending on condition.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

      • Kristina Harrison Says:

        Thank you for answering! I really appriciate it! My bottle has an 84 c 39 …so i’m assuming its from 1939 from what you said. Thank you for your time!
        Kristina

  297. Kristina Says:

    Thanks Doug! I really appriciate you taking the time to answer. the number on the side says 84 c 39… So I’m assuming from what you said this was made in 39′ ? Thanks so much!!!
    Kristina

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Correct-your bottle is from 1939. I was more than happy to answer your question.
      Take care,
      Doug

  298. Emily Says:

    Hi My Father worked at Coke for 30 years during the late 60’s-90’s. He has given my brother and I each a large Coke Bottle that is 20″ high and on the bottom it says 1968 and what looks like a 1 stamped into the base. Is this bottle worth anything and where could I find someone that might want to purchase it from me?

    Thank you
    emily

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Emily,
      The large bottles are called Display Bottles. Your bottle looks like a newer version (They have made them since the 1930’s), yours sounds like it is the 1968 version. Worth around $100 to $150. (The 1930’s version goes for around $200 to $250)
      Check here: http://www.cocacolaclub.org/local_chapters.shtml
      This will show you the Local Chapters of the Coca-Cola Collectors Club. See if one is close to you and contact them. They may be able to put you in touch with a collector in your area. Also, check local antique stores and see if they may be interested in purchasing it.
      Hope this helps,
      Doug

  299. Erika Says:

    Hello, I found a twenty four case of 10 oz green glass coke cola bottles. They all have diffrent states on them and I was trying to see if they were worth anything

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Erika,
      They would be worth a few dollars each. And the crate, depending on condition could be worth from $20 to $30.
      Doug

  300. Cherie Kimball Says:

    We have pictures of what I will describe. We have one 6-pack of filled Coke bottles labeled 1994 Commemorative Bottle Happy Holidays 1994 – 3699 8 oz then at the bottom rim it says No Refill ….. 63. The caps are red LTP Coca Cola Classic Original Formula.

    The other 6-pack of filled Coke bottles are The 1996 Olympic Torch Relay Atlanta, GA Bringing the Flame to Atlanta. It says 1996 23 8 oz. The bottom rim says No Refill 6 ….. 12. The caps are red LTP Coca Cola Classic Original Formula.

    Then we have one filled Wal-Mart Twenty Fifth Anniversary 1962 – 1987 Commemorative Bottle 10 oz.. The lid is red Coca Cola Classic Original Formula.

    We have one filled 1980 Nation Champions Coke and Bulldogs (Georgia) 10 oz and it lists the 1980 Championship Season and the 1981 Sugar Bowl on the back. The lid is silver with an “S” + 10 on it and stamped .25c twice.

    Then we have 2 “The University of Georgia” Bicentennial1785 – 1985 Commemorative Bottle 10 oz.

    We would like to sell these. Please advise of the value if you can. Thank you so much!

    The Kimballs

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hello Kimballs,
      Well, I am not up on commemorative bottles, but I can tell you what I saw them priced for at a recent Coca-Cola Club event. To start with most of the bottles you have are common. They were mass produced and don’t carry a large value.
      1994 Commemorative Bottle Happy Holidays: Worth around $5 to $10 for the 6 pack
      1996 Olympic Torch Relay: Worth around $5 for a 6 pack
      Wal-Mart Twenty Fifth Anniversary 1962 – 1987: I saw one recently priced at $10
      1980 Nation Champions Coke and Bulldogs: Worth around $5
      The University of Georgia” Bicentennial1785 – 1985: Worth around $10 each
      The bottom dropped out of the commemorative bottles market a few years ago and they just don’t bring what they use to.

      Doug

  301. charles campbell Says:

    Hi, I unearthed a brown Coke bottle and it has Coca Cola, (The Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Co. LTD New Orleans, La.) with raised letters on it. Also on the bottom it has A B CO 11 97 with a large 3 underneath. Could you give me any history or worth? Thanks!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Charles,
      The bottle you have is from the early 1900’s. The Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Co. LTD New Orleans, La. opened in 1902. Depending on condition of your bottle, it would be worth around $100 to $150 in mint condition.
      Doug

  302. Samantha Says:

    Hello there.

    I have a gold 6.5 oz. bottle with white painted letters that say “Coke” on one side and “Coca Cola” on the other. It also says Trade-Mark the the circle R and has raised up markings 65-27. The bottom says Chicago, Ill Bottle trade mark. I have looked all over and have not found any information on this bottle. Can you please help me out. Thank you!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Samantha
      The gold covered bottles were made for special occasions, either for The Coca-Cola Company OR for something at a Coca-Cola bottling plant. A retirement, a new plant opening, etc. The problem with these bottles is over the years, the gold paint can begin to flake off. And of course this hurts the value. If it is in mint condition, no discoloring in the gold, it could go for $75 to $100. If it has condition issues, then of course less.
      Doug

  303. Frank Says:

    Hey cocacolabottleman,

    First, I must say, this is an incredibly informative website, well done.

    Anyways, I was hoping you could tell me about a Coca Cola bottle I own.

    I live in British Columbia, Canada and one day found it digging in the garden. Embossed in the bottle is the Coca Cola symbol, followed by “trademark registered” and “min contents 6 fl oz” in smaller print under the symbol. It also appears to be a fluted-type design.

    Embossed on the very bottom of the bottle, underneath that is, it reads “2” followed by a shape that looks like a window (a square with 4 small squares inside). Beside that is a diamond with a little dot in the bottle, with the number 53 beside it.

    Any information on the value/rarity of this bottle would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Frank,
      Thank you for your compliments on the blog. It is a lot of work, but I enjoy helping out with the bottle hobby. It sounds like you have a Canada 6 ounce bottle from 1953. The diamond on the bottom is the makers mark, Dominion Glass Company. This bottle is worth from $10 to $20 here in the U.S.due to it being a ‘foreign’ bottle. It may be worth less in Canada. They are a common size and many are still out there.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  304. slade lewis Says:

    I found a old Dr. Pepper bottle in my basement it has the 10 2 4 logo which I have seen tons of but this had four white diamonds around the neck. Is this rare? What is the value of this? Please help!!!!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Slade,
      The 10-2-4 was a popular ad campaign for years. So, the 10-2-4 bottles are fairly common. But, I have not seen one with the white dots/diamonds on the neck. Bottlers used these marks to be able to find their bottles easily. I don’t think it makes the bottle rare, maybe more like a hard to find version. Depending on the size of the bottle and condition, value could be around $10.
      Doug

  305. Geno Says:

    I was recently given a Coca-Cola bottle from a friend and it is one i knew nothing about. it is a 48 Ounce Glass Coke Bottle with a Styrofoam label. I checked the bottom and found a total of three numbers: 4 and 73. i am assuming the # 73 is the year. but there is a symbol that looks like a flattened “8” and also a letter “S”. which i have no idea what it stands for. Also the bottle has never been opened and is full of 30+ year old Coke. The Styrofoam has minimal damage but seems to be faded a little. The top of the twist off cap has what looks like “48” cents printed on it. I would appreciate any information you could provide. Thank you.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Geno,
      The styrofoam label soda bottles are beginning to become collectible. I can’t tell you how many of the styrofoam labeled soda bottles I peeled off as a kid. I loved doing that. I should have been keeping those bottles! You are correct, your bottle is from 1973. The other symbols on the bottom deal with the bottle manufacturer and bottle mold used, etc. They do tend to fade out easily. With these type bottles condition is everything. The style you have sells from $20 to $50.
      Doug

  306. Ceacy Mason Says:

    My son dug up a Barq’s bottle while looking for his baseball in the woods. It is a clear 12oz bottled that is embossed. I looked up the patent no.(D090826) I found on the bottle and it was Ed Barq’s bottle design from 1935. It weighs nearly 1lb and is in remarkable shape. The bottom of the bottle says, ‘BILOXI MISS’ and has some other marings as well. I’m really curious about the age of this bottle. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ceacy,
      Barq’s had made the 12 ounce bottle like yours from the 1930’s all the way into the early 1980’s. I can remember going to Biloxi and picking up some Barq’s to bring home. The ones I brought home were marked with a date code from 1981 and it was an embossed style. Since they made them for so long, the value won’t be a great deal. Worth around $5 to $10. But, that still is a great find. It is like finding a $5 bill on the ground. Could be more bottles around that area. Would be worth a look.
      Doug

  307. Paul M Says:

    Hello, I have a coca cola bottle from Canada. The bottle I believe is a older one after 1915 with the skirt design. I believe it is a 6 ounce bottle. There are no markings on the bottle for how much it can hold, under the coca cola name it says trademark reg and marque deposee and has three markings on the bottom third of the bottle. It also says non refillable around the bottom. I cant find any info on this bottle it has nothing on the bottom except the number 12 Can u help me find out how old this bottle is?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Paul
      I am not overly familiar with the Canada versions of the Coca-Cola bottle. I do know the bottle marked with non refillable are a newer version and could be from the late 1970’s or 1980’s. But that is just a guess on age.
      Doug

  308. Pat Moore Says:

    I have a six pack of 6 oz. Coca Cola Classic. On the bottom there are several cities listed–Los Angeles, Memphis, Evansville, Atanta, Louisville and Detroit. On the neck of the bottles are the following numbers 8K8320-67. Are they worth anything? Thank you for your help. I have tried to get this information for a long time.

    Thank you

    Pat

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Pat,
      With the markings on the neck, I think they are bottles from the 1970’s or later. They don’t hold a great deal of value, maybe a few dollars each.
      Doug

  309. Joe Says:

    Hello Doug. Great blog!

    My family was in the bottling business for a number of generations (father, grandfather, great grandfather and even great-great grandfather). This included small Coca-Cola franchises in Indiana starting in the early 1900’s, one of which was located in a town called Washington. I was hoping you may have a view on the value of straight sided (shoulder script), 1915, 1923 and D-105 Coke bottles from this town.

    Also, I have been trying to build a complete set for the family plants (Washington, Jasper, Bedford and Plymouth, Indiana). I have Washington covered and parts of the others but was hoping you may have suggestions on how to fill in the holes, other than other family members and ramdomly surfing the net?

    Finally, we have a number of straight sided Coca-Cola bottles from other small towns in Indiana, one of which is Vincennes. My father has no recollection of a plant ever being there, at least while he was in the bottling business. Any information on if/when a plant did exist in Vincennes, Indiana and/or the value of those bottles?

    Thanks in advance!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Joe,
      It must be very interesting family history being tied in with a Coca-Cola Bottler. Any information you have should be written down for future generations. As far as value goes for specific towns, sometimes it is hard to determine values on those. A lot of variables come into play with those bottles. Just a general price range, the SS could be from $75 to $100 and up. The 1915, 1923’s could be $20 to $75 and up. Patent D could be $20 to $50 and up.
      I could not find a listing in my records for a bottler in Vincennes, Indiana. I know some early bottling plants did not do well and were not in business long. Sometimes another Coca-Cola bottler would buy them out to expand their service territory, then close the bottling plant and just transport the drinks in via train, wagon, etc.
      As far as finding bottles you need, try looking at my LINKS and look for local bottle shows in your area. Also look at the Coca-Cola Club website and see if a chapter is close to you. Contact them and see if someone has bottles you can look at. I am sure there are some bottle collectors in your area who could help you. And of course eBay is also a good place. Do a search by City/State and see what might come up.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  310. Joe Bolin Says:

    Hi! I have an unopened Coke bottle, still full, it’s the curvy fluted style, with embossed Coca-Cola on one side and COKE on the other, and trade-mark R 10 FL OZ on both sides, as well as No Deposit No Refill at the top. The lid is rusted and I am unable to read anything on it. On the bottom: 76 341 L..1188.
    Any help on value for this would be appreciated.
    Thanks!
    Joe

  311. kenneth Says:

    We did not find results for: i have a pull over it have a coka cola label stiching around the inside white with red lettering made in 1992 looks like a old baseball shirt from the 50’s it is green with black pinstripes and black sleves is there anything you can tell me about it.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Kenneth,
      I remember seeing those shirts in the 1990’s. Coca-Cola had its own clothing line for a little while. Sold them at the World of Coca-Cola and other places. Not a lot of value as far as a collectible.
      Doug

  312. Trent Says:

    While attending an automotive swap meet (of all places) today I came upon a dealer who had an old amber-colored Coca-Cola bottle. “Coca-Cola” is written in cursive on the side of the bottle near the bottom. Then when turned it says, “Campbellsville, Ky”……below that (but still on the side) it says “O B Co”. On the bottom of the bottle, it says “1235”, and then under that is says “2”. Any idea of date & value, and also what years were they making amber Coke bottles in Campbellsville?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Trent,
      It is amazing that you can find bottles and other Coca-Cola memorabilia at car shows, but it does show up at them. The Campbellsville, Ky Coca-Cola bottlers opened his doors in 1905. By 1916 they began to change over to the hobbleskirt/contour Coca-Cola bottle. Value depends on condition, but I would say it could go for $100 to $75 in mint condition.
      Doug

  313. chad segrest Says:

    is a Belzoni mississippi coke bottle worth anything, i found one in my grandfathers old storage. i saw an “american pickers” episode and they seemed excited about a different city but specifically mentioned yazoo, tupelo, and Belzoni mississippi as pretty collectible?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Chad,
      Belzoni is a small town, which normally makes an older Coca-Cola bottle worth more. Price can be hard to determine though. Depends on which style of Coca-Cola bottle it is…Straight Sided, 1915, 1923 Christmas, etc.
      Which bottle do you have? What does it say on the sides of the bottle?
      Doug

      • Chad Segrest Says:

        hey,
        well i actually found 12: specifically
        tupelo ms, belzoni ms, batesville ark, savanah ga, one has no city or state just a “I” inside a circle with a “G” above it on the bottom, minneaplolis mn, chicago ill, Enid ok, Frankfurt ind, Roanoke VA, omaha neb, and Jolliet ILL. the Belzoni bottle mention earlier is the only one not to have white writing on it, this bottle is raised glass, and is the only bottle with cursive writing on both sides. All the other ones have straight printed “Coke” on one side and cursive coca-cola on the other. it also has the # 63-78 on the side. any other information on the other bottles can be sent also.
        thanks for your help!

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Chad,
        The 63-78 tells me the year for that bottle is 1963. The white ACL bottles aren’t worth a great deal. Maybe a few dollars each.
        Doug

  314. Jinny Stone Says:

    I have a coke bottle 6 1/2 fl.ounces stamped Holly Springs, Miss.Script writing on both sides, hobbleskirt. Very good condition. Also I have one from Meridian,Miss 6 fl.ounces very good condition. Do these have any value?
    Thanks
    Jinny

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jinny,
      It depends on which version of Coca-Cola bottle you have. What does it say on both sides below the script Coca-Cola?

  315. Rob Pace Says:

    Doug,

    I have a green hobbleskirt coca cola bottle dated nov 16, 1915 with the “9” in (1″9″15) imprinted in reverse on the bottle. The bottle has Atlanta on the bottom. Have you ever heard of another bottle similar to this? Do you know what this bottle may be worth? I actually came across this bottle in a ditch while working on a construction crew off Ponce De Leon Ave, Atlanta around 1998.

    Rob Pace

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Rob,
      The early Coca-Cola bottles did have some backwards lettering and sometimes numbers on them. I have seen your type before and some with backwards lettering. It does increase the value some, but not a great deal. A normal 1915 from Atlanta can bring $20, maybe a little more depending on condition. The bottle you have, I’ve seen go for around $30 to $40. A great item to dig up in Atlanta though!
      Doug

  316. Jinny Stone Says:

    6 oz says trademark registered min.contents 6 fl oz.other side saystrademark registered in U.S. patent office.
    6 1/2 oz says trademark registered contents 6 1/2 fl oz. other side says trademark registered in U.S. patent office

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jinny,
      The 6 ounce bottle you have was made between 1951 and 1958. The 6 1/2 ounce was made between 1957 and 1967. Both styles of bottle are fairly common. They made a LOT of them. The City/State markings don’t come into play on these bottles. They are worth a few dollars each.
      Doug

  317. Jinny Stone Says:

    Doug,
    Thanks for the info. My husband and I was deer hunting a couple years ago on the back side of our 80 acres and ran across a bottle dump. We found everything from wine,whiskey,avon,insulators and all kinds of syrup and food bottles and I was addicted after that. he has been working construction on a major highway intersection and has been bringing home all kinds of coke,pepsi,mt.dew basically all kkinds of soda bottles. I’m trying to learn all I can just because it brings back ole times when i was a kid. I appreciate all your help and knowledge. Thanks again!
    Jinny

  318. Joseph Says:

    Hi Doug! While snorkeling in a lake in Ontario I found a pebbled textured straight sided NO DEPOSIT NO RETURN clear diamond with 10 FL.OZ. Coca-Cola (Coke on back side) TRADE MARK REG. in the diamond, NOT TO BE REFILLED (French equivalent under Coke diamond), bottom has COCA-COLA LTD., under that is C , under that is sideways squared B followed by D in a diamond followed by 8, under the D diamond is 19. What can you tell me about its date, specific location and value. I’m curious as to what those bottom symbols and numbers mean.Thanks for the info!
    Joseph.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Joseph,
      Your bottle is from the mid to late 1960’s. The U.S. version of your bottle is worth around $5 to $10. Not sure what the version from Canada would be worth. Possibly more to collectors who look for foreign bottles. The numbers on the bottom tell what bottle mould was used to make the bottle, what plant made it, etc. Also, there should be a two digit number on the bottom that will tell you the date. Look for something like 68 (1968).
      Wish I could dive or go snorkeling. I have heard of people finding so many cool bottles that way.
      Hope that helps!
      Doug

  319. Susie Says:

    hi i have an coca cola can. it says it is a 10 fl oz. can. it also says NO DEPOSIT NO REFILL. on one side of the bottle is say Coca Cola and the other side says coke. the bottom of the bottle reads at the top RHK the right side reads 78 the left side reads NC and the bottom reads 23. an idea what year this bottle was made in and how much i could get for it?

  320. roxanne ashraf Says:

    Hi,

    I have an 8 oz Coca Cola bottle (unopened) from the 1992 Republican National Convention. Do you have any idea how much it is worth?
    Thank You

  321. Michelle Says:

    Hi, I recently came across an un-opened coca cola classic money back bottle (bottle # 15 – Mid 70’s to 1984). I am having trouble finding out how much it is worth. It is in good condition. I hear you are the guy that know about these things, can you please help me out? Thank You, Michelle

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Michelle,
      If you could give me a little more info, I am sure I can help. What does the bottle have printed on it, both sides. Let me know.
      Thanks,
      Doug

      • Michelle Says:

        This is the description as listed on this website: http://www.angelfire.com/ca3/ETclanSETH114/bottlehistory.html

        Evolution Bottle #14 – Years: Early 1970’s

        Important Words On Bottle: “Trade Mark ®”

        Description: Hobbleskirt, 6 1/2 oz., painted label, crown sealed, returnable

        Historical Notes: Slight modifications made to Trade Mark logo and 6 1/2 FL. OZ. logo. “Coke” logo on reverse side spaced closer together.

        This is the bottle I have, do you know how much it is worth?

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Michelle,
        The 1970’s bottle like yours is worth around a few dollars. They did make a lot of those bottles!
        Doug

  322. George Says:

    Hi, I recently found a coke bottle and was wondering how old it may be,it’s a 10 fl ounce with lots of bumps on it ,almost like it’s frosted but not.It has a diamond in the centre thats crystal clear with coke on one side and coca cola on the other side writen inside the diamond,no deposit no return on top in english and french and not to be refilled on bottom and underneith the bottle has coca cola ltd on one side and below that is a small diamond with a dot in the center and a dot on the left of the diamond,below the diamond is number 2 and to the right of the diamond is number 6 and also to the left of the little diamond theres a square with 2 lines in it.I’m really curious about it because i never seen one like it before and i found it along the trasns canada highway about a hundred yards in the woods. Hope you can help me out …Thanks ,George

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      George,
      Your bottle was made in the mid to late 1960’s. When they first came out with the No Deposit bottle, it was made of a thinner glass than a returnable Coca-Cola bottle. The glass manufacturer couldn’t make a contour shaped Coca-Cola bottle with thin glass. They had issues with it breaking, etc. easily. So, until they could figure out a way around that they made the straight walled bottle. The U.S. version is worth around $5 to $10. A Canadian version might bring a little more.
      Doug

      • George Says:

        Thanks Doug, i was reading that this type of bottle was known as the bomb bottle because they use to explode if they were dropped.Pretty interesting thanks again.

    • George Says:

      I would also like to add to my above comment is that this bottle i found is in mint mint condition ,like the day it was made not a scratch and every thing written on it is crystal clear.

  323. jacobikantiquega@bellsouth.net Says:

    Doug,
    I recently came across a pre-contour Coca-Cola bottle that was bottled in Montgomery. I’m unfamiliar with bottles and I need a little help pricing it. It is straight-sided with the script Coca-Cola logo just below the curvature at the neck. Underneath the logo on both sides are embossed the words “Trademark Registered.”
    At the bottom edge of the bottle the words “Montgomery Ala Bottling Co” are embossed around the circumference. Above this, in smaller block script, “Min cont’s 6 1/2 flu oz.s, Property of Coca Cola.”
    The bottom of the bottle is concave with the Coca-Cola logo embossed in the middle and the number 3 above the logo.
    I can e-mail you a picture if it would help you.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jacob,
      The Montgomery Ala Bottling Co opened in 1903. So your bottle would be from 1903 to around 1916, when they would have changed over to the contour Coca-Cola bottle. Value depends on condition. Worth around $75 in mint condition. Less if it is scratched, dings, etc.
      Doug

  324. Jason Wright Says:

    I have found a Coca Cola bottle in a pond near my house, and has markings of 11-99 on it. Also it is a 10 oz. bottle made from Union City, Indiana, and last it seems to have a circle around a letter C and a 1 right beside it. Can you please help me out to see how old it is. Thanks Jason Wright

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jason,
      What else does the bottle have on it? Any text on the neck? What does it say exactly? This will help me figure out when it was made. But, generally a 10 ounce Coca-Cola bottle is not worth a great deal. The C in a circle means it was made by the Chattanooga Glass Company.
      Doug

  325. Jason Wright Says:

    About 3/4 of the way down it has the numbers 66-11 imprinted in the glass. Thanks Jason Wright

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jason,
      On your first response you said it had 11-99, which threw me off. The 66 makes more sense, your bottle is from 1966.
      Hope this helps!
      Thanks for the question.
      Doug

  326. amp3788@aol.com Says:

    Doug,
    Yesterday I found a Coca-Cola bottle on the beach that says BOTTLE PAT. D-105529 and MIN. CONTENTS 6 FL. OZS. on the side. On the skirt it says 14L50 and on the bottom Laurens S.C. Can you please tell any inforamtion you may have about this bottle and perhaps its approximate value, and if it is worth any more being seaglass?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hey,
      From the numbers you gave me your bottle is from 1950. A fairly common bottle with not much value to a bottle collector. I do know there is a large market for seaglass, but I am not up on the prices for it. People make jewlery out of the seaglass. Although I think it is cool. Just think how long that bottle has been out there in the water before it finally found its way to shore. I like the look of seaglass and I bet your bottle will look very nice on display.
      Doug

  327. Patricia Iervolina Says:

    Doug,
    Hello,
    I read every comment on here. Thank goodness I finally found someone who can help me. As a heavy equiptment operator, my boyfriend has dug up many, many bottles, throughout his years on construction sites.Two months ago he came home with a Coca-Cola bottle, since then I have spent hours on the internet trying to find it. Then tonight he comes home with another. I will start with it because it seems pretty common. It is a green bottle. I’m not sure of the correct termnology for the shape. I call it hour glass with ridges that run half way from the neck of the bottle to the middle meeting a circular ridge. Below that, one side says: Coca Cola (not Coca-Cola)in script with raised letters and no color. Under that is TRADE MARK REGISTERED under that MIN CONTENTS 6 FL OZS. On the other side it says Coca Cola under that TRADE MARK REGISTERED IN U S PATENT OFFICE. Under lining all of that is another raised ridge circle. Running down from it are raised lines running down to bottom. It has a small indentation about one inch from the bottom with the numbers 56-6. The center of the bottom is lower than the edge with -CHICKASHA -OKLA.- and in the center of it the letters L C or it may be LG, my eyes are worn out from looking lol.
    Ok now, on to the one I have been researching for two months. It is 8 inches tall, light green, smooth surface bottle. It has a circular ridge around the rim of the opening, it for lack of a better way to explaing it has a half inch “buldge” and another circular ridge. An inch or so from that it starts to taper another inch or so then continues straight down to the bottom. Three inches from the bottom in scripted,clear lettering Coca (the bottom of letter “C” flows under the word) Cola (the top of the letter “C” flows over and through the letter “L”) Under Coca Cola is TRADE MARK REGISTERED. On the opposite side of the bottle it says THIS BOTTLE NOT SOLD. I can not tell if there are any markings on the bottle of the bottle. There maybe a letter “A” off center on the bottom but I can’t be sure, it could just be an imperfection in the bottle itself. I see a very fine seam on both sides of the bottle; top to bottom. Maybe from the mold?
    I would very much like to know whatever information you are able to provide, as well as any value they may have. Thank you so much for your time and advice.

    Patricia

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Patricia,
      I imagine you can find all kinds of interesting items at construction sites being dug up! The first Coca-Cola bottle you mentioned (TRADE MARK REGISTERED under that MIN CONTENTS 6 FL OZS. On the other side it says Coca Cola under that TRADE MARK REGISTERED IN U S PATENT OFFICE) sounds like a 1950’s version of the Coca-Cola bottle, made from 1951 to 1958. Worth around $5 to $10 depending on condition.
      The other bottle you have sounds like a straight sided Coca-Cola bottle from the early 1900’s. Does it have a City/State listed on it? They made them with and without City/State markings. The non-City/State bottles can go for around $20 to $40, again depending on condition.
      Hope this helps,
      Happy (bottle)Hunting
      Doug

      • Patricia Iervolina Says:

        Doug,
        Thank you for your advice. No the 1900’s bottle does not have any City/State markings on them. What really had me wondering was the marking saying BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD. Yes, construction sites are good places to find all kinds of things. We were talking last night he may have to build a special room for all he has collected.
        One more question for you. I have a six pack of Dale Earnhart Sr Coke bottles in the carton, that I just discovered since writting you, my mother had. What do you think the value of those would be?
        Thank you again for your help. You are awesome!!!
        Patricia

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        I am afraid the Dale Earnhart Sr Coke bottles really don’t bring much money from Coca-Cola collectors. NASCAR fans might be more interested in them. Value? Not to sure on the commemorative bottles.
        Sorry
        Doug

  328. mariano Says:

    Hello, how much cost a coca cola botle from 1915 original? i like sell it. Thanks(pido disculpas por mi ingles son de argentina. gracias, saludos Quiero vender una botella de coca cola de 1915 esta en buenas condiciones tengo fotos.si a alguien le interesa por favor escriba.gracias

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Mariano,
      A 1915 cost depends on if it has a City and State listed. On average they can go from $10 to $50.
      Doug

  329. robbie Says:

    i was wondering about how much a 1947 coke bottle not even open still with all the coke in it worth

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Robbie,
      On the 1947 bottle, it depends on what City/State markings it has on it. Being unopened doesn’t increase the value a great deal as you would think.
      Doug

  330. Brian N. Says:

    Awesome site! Came across a coke bottle with a PAT D 1915 on one side, root on the skirt, and new york embossed on the bottom. Any insight would be much appreciated!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Brian,
      Thanks for the compliment. The New York 1915 is unique in that it does not have the word MIN embossed on it (for Minimum contents) due to some State law. ROOT was the glass company who made the bottle, and they also designed the contour shape Coca-Cola bottle. I have been trying to track down a 1915 New York bottle, but can’t find one. I would put value at or around $40 to $60, depending on condition.
      Thanks,
      Doug

      • Brian N. Says:

        Hey Doug,
        My friend found another one of those new york bottles. We’ve come across a honey hole of sorts, and have been pulling out all sorts of bottles. I was wondering if you knew anyone that would be interested. Thanks again for the info and your time.

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Brian,
        That is great you found a place for so many bottles. Sent you an email about the New York 1915 bottle.
        Doug

  331. Claud Derby Says:

    Hi. I have a 75th aniversary bottle. it is a 10oz bottle & has the #s 6054-1 &1574 on the bottom. It still has pop in it & still has the cap on it. Plz let me know if this has any value. I have two of them. Thank you for your time.
    Claud..

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      It depends on which bottler the 75th is from. Some bottle are only worth a few dollars, some more. What does the bottle have written on it around the 75th logo?
      Doug

  332. Jinny Stone Says:

    Doug,
    My husband found another coke bottle yesterday, Trademark D-105529. numbered 40 c in circle 47. The bottom is stamped Tupelo, Miss. min.contents 6 -fl.ozs. Very good condition.any value?

    Thanks for all your hard work,
    Jinny

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jinny,
      Your bottle is from 1947. Tupelo isn’t too small of a town, so value would be a few dollars. As a general rule of thumb, the smaller the population of the City marked on the bottom, the more the bottle will be worth. The theory is, less bottles were made for smaller Cities, which would make some City markings on a bottle hard to find.
      Doug

  333. Andrew Says:

    http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1520629

    Any idea what this is worth? A friend of mine dug it up in Erie, PA.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Andrew,
      The bottle is what is referred to as a flavor bottle. It did not actually hold Coca-Cola, but another flavor the bottler made. This bottle is before the days of Fanta, Sprite, etc. The bottle cap would have shown what flavor the drink was. Flavor bottles are great to collect. Each bottler used a different design, etc. so there are thousands of variations. The one your friend found is worth around $20 to $30. Not a bad find.
      Doug

  334. cat corrgs Says:

    buddy i found a bottle in a field and it has a few numbers on it 9f48 can u sort me out it looks old i dont know if it is.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hey Cat,
      Not much info for me to go on. The numbers could possibly be the date code, 48=1948. What other markings does the bottle have?
      Thanks
      Doug

      • corgs Says:

        yeah i am in the army and it was in an artillery field my sgt. was telling me he wanted half the profits guess he’s going to get a 1948 7inch tall 6oz bottle christmas gift. i am surprized it lasted that long in an impact zone.tyvm

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Corgs,
        Coca-Cola bottles are pretty tough!
        Doug

  335. Jay Says:

    bottleman, I am new to bottle collecting and have a few questions. I have several bottles that need some light cleaning and I am wondering what the best DIY way to clean them is. Also, I have several that are still full, does this change the value at all? I also have a couple bottles that I am having a hard time finding any information about. One is a 10 ounce “Kick” soda bottle, green glass, ABM, crown top, it’s in excellent condition, but does need to be cleaned.The markings on the bottom are “7 L 66″. The other one is a clear “Nesbitt’s” soda bottle, ABM, crown top, excellent condition, and also definitely needs to be cleaned. The markings on the bottom are “10 O (maybe D) 64, Des.Pat.114026, O-18518″. It also has an embossed pattern around the center of the bottle. Any info would be much appreciated!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jay-
      I discussed cleaning bottles in depth in my blog earlier. Check out these links for the info: First for embossed bottle cleaning: http://cocacolabottleman.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/to-clean-or-not-to-clean-that-is-the-question/

      Then for cleaning an ACL or painted bottle, go here: http://cocacolabottleman.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/cleaning-acl-bottles/
      Hope this helps!

      • Jay Says:

        Thanks for the cleaning info. Do you know anything about the bottles themselves? I have been looking online for similar bottles for sale, but haven’t been successful determining their value. Also wondering if the ones I have that are still full makes them more or less valuable. Thanks again!

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Jay,
        Sorry, got in a hurry this morning and forgot your other questions. The Kick bottle is from 1966 (from the numbers you gave me) and is worth around $5 if it is in good shape. Kick was made by the Royal Crown Cola Company to compete with Mountain Dew. I saw a few Kick bottles on ebay, the starting bid was 9.99, but no takers. I think $10 would be the most you could get for one. Nesbitt bottle is from 1964 (from the numbers you gave me) and they are fairly common. Although there are several different versions of this bottle, on average, about $5, possibly a little more.
        Bottles that are still full, may increase the value some, but not as much as people think. Some collectors only want full bottles, so may pay a little more, others don’t care if they are full or not (like me) and won’t pay extra for a full bottle. People can buy bottle cappers, New Old Stock caps and fill the bottles at home. I know collectors who do this to have a full bottle on display. That is one reason collectors think twice of paying a lot for a capped bottle.
        Doug

  336. Jinny Stone Says:

    Thanks Doug.
    You are a big help and very knowledgable. I just started collecting bottles since my kids are grown and moved out so this helps me pass the time and it is really interesting. My kids had never seen a glass coke,pepsi,or mt. dew bottle. They were amazed.
    Thanks again for your patience and hard work,
    Jinny

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jinny,
      Glad to help. And bottle collecting is a great hobby to pass the time and have fun at the same time.
      Happy Collecting!
      Doug

  337. corgs Says:

    Ok maybe i wasn’t describing the bottle i shouldve told u it was a coka cola bottle…lol it must be a canadian manufacturer other then that it has a little dot on the diamond between the numbers

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Corgs
      I saw the bottle you have on ebay. It is the Canada version of the Coca-Cola bottle. Worth around $10 to $20 (US dollars)
      Thanks
      Doug

  338. Debra Davis Says:

    I have an old Coca-Cola bottle, it stands 20 inches high, it is embossed with Coca-Cola Registered Trade Mark Pat’d Dec 25,1923, is there any monetary value to it?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Debra,
      You have a display bottle. An original display bottle can sell for $200 to $300. They did reproduce display bottles and those sell for $75 to $100.
      Doug

      • Jay Says:

        Doug, I have a bottle that has the same date but is only 7.75 inches tall. What’s the difference?

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Jay,
        Sorry, which bottle are you referring to as having the same date?
        Thanks, Doug

      • Jay Says:

        Doug, it is a Coca-Cola bottle that is embossed “Bottle Pat’d Dec 25, 1923″ It is only a 6oz bottle that is 7.75 inches tall though.

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Jay
        The 1923 bottle (Sometimes called the Christmas Bottle) was made from 1927 to 1938. The 1923 value depends al ot on what City/State it has on the base. A general rule of thumb, a small town or city, with not much population is worth more than one from a big city. The reason behind that is a smaller city would of had less bottles made than a big city. They also made special commemorative versions of the 1923 bottle in the 1980’s. The 1980’s version is not worth a great deal.
        Doug

  339. Michelle Says:

    Hi hoping you can help ive search everywhere to try and find out how much my mums coke bottle could be worth I cant find one like anywhere she got it in 1971 it has a coke logo prited in white on one side and a coca cola printed the other side its glass but has silver inside it it also has a sticker on the base that reads r*r thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Michelle,
      It sounds like your mums bottle is a Presentation Bottle. Given to employees for a special occasion, retirement, etc from Coca-Cola Company or a bottler. Here in the States they sell for around $30 to $50, sometimes more.
      A great bottle!
      Doug

  340. betty Says:

    I found a bottle that says 16 Fl oz. Money back bottle. It has the red and white.(no blue) logo that says Pepsi on one side and PEPSI-COLA on the other. It is clear glass with the swirls.. I have no clue how old the bottle could be. Could you help me figure out how old it is and how much it might be worth.. I know they changed the logo in 1903 to the one logo on the bottle with the red and white pepsi cola logo. I could email a picture to you if this would help.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Betty
      The 16 ounce bottle was introduced in 1961/1962. The Red/White Pepsi logo was used from the late 1950’s to sometime in the late 1960’s. So your bottle would be from 1961 or 62 to late 1960’s. 16 ounce size is fairly common, so value won’t be much. A few dollars to around $5.
      Doug

  341. Brett Morrissette Says:

    Quite some time ago I found an older, or I think older Coke bottle in the woods. I was wondering if you might have an idea as to how old the bottle is and what not. On both sides of the bottle, sides on a circle kinda funny, but no better way to put it, it has Coca Cola in script, with Trade Made Registered in US Patent Office. One the base of the bottle there are numbers and letters I was hoping I could look up and find more information out, but not luck. From top to bottom we have:
    X-16
    23 I (with a circle around it) 55
    2B

    I believe I found the bottle in South west Oregon if that is of any use.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Brett
      Your bottle is from 1955. Is it a 6 1/2 ounce size or a 10 ounce? This is the first year for the 10 ounce and they had markings on the base similar to yours.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

      • Brett Says:

        I believe it is a 10 oz bottle. I haven’t measured it, but it seems too big to be just 6.5 oz, or else the glass is even thicker than it appears.

        I’m assuming the 6.5 or 10 oz refers to how much the bottle holds and not the weight.

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Brett,
        yes, the 6.5 or 10 ounce refers to how much the bottle held. It sounds like it is a 10 ounce, plus yours is from the first year they came out with them. Good bottle to have. Worth around $5 to $10.
        Doug

  342. Cevin Says:

    I have a Coke bottle with Pat. D-105529 Min. contents 6 fl ozs
    On the bottom it says Goshen IND.
    It was alone buried under a house that was being torn down.
    What are your thoughts on year and Value?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Cevin,
      The Patent D bottles were made from 1938 to 1951. It is a fairly common bottle, worth around $5.
      Doug

  343. David Rainey Says:

    Hi
    Doug,

    Years ago I dug up a bottle on my Gfathers farm while digging up an old wooden septic tank which had failed. The original tank was installed around 1920, so I was thinking perhaps this bottle was left by someone doing the original installation. The bottle says, Big Chief Cola. The bottom of the bottle says the Coca Cola Bottling Co, Salinas, CA. Was this really a brand of the Coca Cola Company?, and do you have any idea when this product was made?

    Thanks,
    David

  344. Pat Cummiskey Says:

    Hello, from reading comments it sounds like I have a flavor bottle.On the skirt it says, property of coca cola bottling co. On the other side it says,61/2 flu,oz’s. HOUSTON,TEX. On the bottom,C.C.It is a straight sidded bottle with a raised rim twords the top.It is a light green heavy bottle.Any help appreciated,thanks Pat.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Pat,
      Yes, the CC Soda was a flavor bottle. The cap would have shown what flavor the bottle had. Used from the 1930’s into the 1950’s. Worth around $10.
      Doug

  345. Dani Says:

    Hello-I have a coca cola bottle-very heavy, green glass, 6 1/2 oz. Bottle has writing on both sides. Each side has the star of david, and 1 side (below star) it says coca cola. Other side I assume coca cola is written in hebrew. bottom of bottle reads Providense RI. Any ideas about this bottle? thanks! Dani

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Dani,
      There were some bottles like yours made to commemorate a special meeting for use in the U.S. Does your bottle have FMI lettering in white on the neck?
      OR it could be a version made for foreign use, but somehow at the bottle plant the paint was placed on a bottle for the U.S. Hard for me to tell without a picture.
      Doug

  346. Jay Says:

    Doug, just wanted to write a quick note to say that I appreciate all the help you are offering for everyone. You are obviously very knowledgeable in everything bottles, and wanted to say thanks for sharing your expertise. Cheers!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jay,
      I am glad to help out when I can. Thanks for the compliments.
      Doug

      • Jay Says:

        Doug, I have a couple of bottles I am having trouble finding info about. One is a beer bottle from Pittsburgh from the 40s and one is a German mineral water bottle from the 20s. Any idea who would be able to help me out?

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Jay,
        Try going to http://www.antique-bottles.net/forum/ You can post the bottles in the appropriate category and wait for an answer. Sometimes it takes a few days or more to hear back.
        Doug

  347. Dani Says:

    Hi Doug-thanks for getting back to me so quickly. No-there is no other writing on the neck of the bottle. I’m going to try to send you a picture. Thanks again.

  348. melvin cope Says:

    I have a COCO-cola bottle, Chattanooga, Tn. / it’s a 1899 hutch. I’ve not been able to find any real imfo .I believe the Coca co. ordered the bottles from Dixie bottling in Ga. ,but I can’t find out if the coca cola was ever put in the bottles before the misspelled mistake was was found, also how many made? thanks much.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Melvin,
      Even with the misspelled name, the bottles were used. The bottles were expensive to make and so, the bottler used them anyway. There is some debate on whether those bottles held Coca-Cola or another flavor soft drink the bottler made. As a general rule of thumb, bottles with block lettering for ‘Coca-Cola’ held a flavor and not Coca-Cola. Script lettering of ‘Coca-Cola on a bottle held Coca-Cola. Some collectors feel that early bottlers would have used any bottle on hand to fill with Coca-Cola, a block lettering or Script.
      I don’t know how many were made. They do show up fairly often at Coca-Cola Conventions and antique bottle shows, so I think there were more made than you would think.
      Doug

  349. John Pittard Says:

    Doug, I have several 6.5 oz. hobble-skirt bottles that still have the original coke liquid in them. There are numbers on the sides such as 5542 and 5711. I assume the first 2 numbers refer to the year the bottle was made. Is that correct? The tops are pretty rusty. Any idea what they are worth? Thanks, John

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      John,
      Yes, the first two numbers are the year the bottle was made. 6 1/2 ounce is the most commonly found size of Coca-Cola bottle. Even with the contents, the value is only a few dollars each.
      Doug

  350. john Says:

    Im trying to find the value of a glass Coca-Cola bottle that says 1 pint on the top and says Coca-Cola inside a diamond and has a rough texture. It is all glass with no paint as far as I can tell. Any information on this would be very helpful. If you need any more information of a picture let me know and I’ll send you one.

    Thanks
    – John

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      John,
      It sounds like a no deposit bottle from the 1960’s. The 1 Pint is a little harder to find so value is around $20.
      Doug

  351. Brandon K Says:

    Hi,
    I have an seems to be old Coke Bottle it is 16FL.OZ. and says OSHKOSH on the bottom I figured it was where it was made but i would like to know if you help me with the age and worth of it
    Thank you,
    Brandon

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Brandon,
      The 1 Pint bottles do not have a large value. Around a few dollars to $5. The City/State on the bottom refers to the bottler that put the Coca-Cola in the bottle and not to where the bottle was made.
      Doug

  352. Bev Petix Says:

    Hi Doug, Happy Holidays! thank you for being available to so many of us. My father and Grandfather were lifetime, Coke employees. Among many coke items, I have a 61/2 fl oz, gold coke bottle made in Erie Pa. it has a green glass window on it where my Grandfather’s name is written and a date: January 24,1968, all in white lettering. on the lower portion of the bottle there are numbers 68-24. I assume it was one of his many awards. I have another bottle which says 75yrs in a diamond with-in a circle shape in white lettering, is clear glass and filled with soda. Any thoughts?
    Regards Bev

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Bev,
      I am glad to help out where I can. The award bottle in gold was a popular item given to employees for various awards, sometimes for years of service, a special project completed, a new size bottle introduced, etc. Value on these bottles depends on the quality of the gold paint. I’ve seen bottles that the paint is just falling off, others look like the day they were made. A good condition bottle goes for $50 to $100. I am sure it is priceless to you though with your Grandfathers name on it.
      The 75 year bottles prices vary. It depends on which bottler is painted on the label. The 75th Anniversary bottles were made for many bottlers.
      And Happy Holidays to you too!
      Doug

      • Bev Petix Says:

        Hi Doug,
        My Grandfather began his career in a bottling plant in Trenton NJ, where he revamped their bottling system resulting higher production. Due to issues in the NY NY plant he was relocated and promoted to an executive position overseeing the bottling operations there. Upon his retirement he received a gold clock.
        The gold bottle is in pristine condition as is the lettering. You are right, it’s a treasured piece of family history as are several large coke mirrors my Dad received as sales awards and countless other Coke items. Happy Holidays Bev

  353. Joe Says:

    I have a clear coke bottle says no return on top of it. Bottom says no to be re filled left to right
    69 116 L 1188

    Whats something like that worth?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Joe,
      You have a non-reutrnable bottle from 1969. Value depends on what size the bottle is. The 10 ounce size is the most common and goes for around $5 to $10.
      Doug

  354. Sam Says:

    I have searched and searched for information on a particular bottle I found in Selma, Indiana in an attic. Its a screw off top coke bottle in Beer bottle brown. In my research I have found that the bottle was made at Anchor Hocking Glass in Union City, Indiana for Coca Cola around 1975. I have however been unable to locate another bottle anywhere like it? According to some employees I spoke to employed by Anchor there were No brown bottles produced that were shipped to Coca Cola that they knew of and as far as they could tell none are supposed to exist. They did advise the particular bottle I have may have been produced at their plant during a color change over. However any defective (colored) bottles were supposed to be destroyed. They were only contracted to produce the clear bottles and so far that is the only potential explanation that seems to make any sense. I am wondering if this may be the 1 and only bottle to exist. I have contacted the Coca Cola company and they are unaware of any that were produced or bottled and have no record of this one. Any idea if this bottle may hold any significant value since it may indeed be an error bottle and is not supposed to exist? Thanks Sam

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sam,
      I have seen (and sold) many of the incorrect color Coke bottles. What you were told by the employees is correct, made when changing out the color glass in the tanks. I’ve seen dark amber, honey amber, various shades of green. They were to be destroyed and not leave the glass factory. Many made it out in lunch boxes, etc. The Coca-Cola Company did not authorize any other colors for their bottles. The amber style bottle like yours has sold from $20 to around $100. Even though they are not supposed to exist, they do, and are somewhat easily found. I see them often at Coca-Cola Club Conventions and bottle shows.
      Doug

  355. josh Says:

    i have found a limited time collecters cap year 89, cap for the broncos football team, would this be worth anything?

  356. melvin cope Says:

    thanks, I appreciate your accessment of the bottle.

  357. Tracy Says:

    Hello –
    I found an old soda bottle while cleaning out some brush from our yard. The front says Lo-Fi Beverages, but in small print on the back of the bottle it says property of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Lowell, Inc. Lowell, MA. The bottle is in great condition and I have never seen one like it before. Do you know the value and do you know where I might market it? I’m not a serious collector, but I know enough not to just throw this into the recycling. Thanks.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Tracy
      The bottle you found is referred to as a ‘flavor bottle’. Many independent bottlers wanted to offer other flavors to their customers besides Coca-Cola. Lo-Fi is one of my favorites. I think it stood for Low price, Fine Quality, and a play on Hi-Fi, which was a term used in the 1950’s and 1980’s dealing with record players, etc. Also, The Coca-Cola Company sponsored a ‘Hi-Fi Club’, where kids could get together, listen to the latest 45’s and enjoy a Coke with friends. Your bottle value will depend on the condition. I have seen mint condition Lo-Fi bottles go for $20 to $50.
      Doug

  358. Emily Says:

    I have a six pack, including the cardboard container, of empty Frostie Root Beer bottles. From online searching, I believe the bottles are from the 50s…possibly the 60s. One search of photos gave me the year 1957, while another 1962… A search including that they were bottled in Madisonville, KY yielded no results.

    Do you know anything about these? Do they have any value? Does the paper carrier increase the value that they may have?

    Thanks in advance!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Emily,
      I am not up on prices/value of Frostie bottles. The carrier with the bottles should add to the value. Sorry I couldn’t be more help.
      Doug

  359. Josh Haefner Says:

    I have a bottle that i was hoping you might be able to identify. IOn its base, it has stipling around the edge, an “L..” top center, a “2” middle left, “1446” middle right and “81” bottom center” The glass is clear and the neck has a thread-thru- cap design.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    JH

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Josh
      I think it is from 1981, based on the numbers you gave me. Is it a no deposit bottle? That should be embossed on it someplace. If it is the 16 ounce Coca-Cola No Deposit bottle, it is worth around $5 to $10.
      Doug

      • Josh Haefner Says:

        Hey,

        Thanks for the quick reply. It looks like it could be larger than 16oz., maybe 24? i have pictures i could send along (I photoed it where i found it). Not sure, butI am thinking the “L” is the eighties makers mark for “latchford” but i am not sure if they made pop bottles.

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Josh
        The ‘L’ could be for Laurens Glass Company. I know they made a lot of Coca-Cola bottles too. I am surprised the ounce isn’t listed on the bottle. I know they made a 26 ounce size bottle with a screw cap.
        Doug

  360. Grace Wilson Says:

    Hi I have a ? i tried to go through your asked questions so you didnt have to re answer it but i wont lie i stopped after 50 lol i have a green glass bottle 10 oz white coke and coca cola on it but nothing else on the bottle but 7 m 12 and the m is in a circle. Not to worried on the price , would like to know what that 7 m 12 means, and if you know the price it would be interesting to know, but were keeping it lol just cant find anything on it
    thanks
    Grace
    p.s your advice is awesome

    • Grace Wilson Says:

      i dont know if it matter but it is also a return for refund bottle

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Grace,
      I know it is getting difficult to scroll through all the question/answers on my blog. I’ve had so many it is hard for me to keep up with all of it! Your bottle sounds like it may be from the 1980’s. Around that time, the bottles were being made by a glass company in Mexico, then shipped to the U.S. Coca-Cola bottlers. These bottles do not have a date code I can figure out. The 7 on the bottle refers to the bottle mold used to make the bottle and the 12 possibly which plant made it. The ‘M’ is for the glass company that made the bottle. Also some bottles have a VR on them, which sort of looks like an ‘M’. The bottle is worth around $5.
      Hope this helps and thanks for the question!
      Doug

  361. Bill Denheld Says:

    Hello, I have found a ‘screw cap’ from a Coca-Cola bottle with a diameter of around 1-3/8 inch (or 35 mm) It is of aluminium and damaged due to an air crash in Melbourne Australia 1938. Is there any history and images available of Coca-Cola bottle with this large diametre aluminium screw cap?
    On close examination the cap looks like a crimped on type.
    I add link to some pictures –

    and

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Bill,
      I am not familiar with caps from Australia. THe ones used here in the U.S. around that time period were a little over an inch in diameter. Your best bet would be to try to contact a Coca-Cola Club in Australia. Someone there should know. Interesting pictures though.
      Doug

  362. Joseph Harris Says:

    I have a NDNR Barq’s 10 oz. bottle that may different than the ones mentioned here. It has a textured “rear” of the bottle instead of the clear plain kind. It has not been painted. It is marked with a few numbers on the bottom. “17” is the largest. “451” is the a little smaller. Then there are 2 weird designs, not like numbers or anything conventional that I can describe. There is an even smaller number “5” hanging around there as well.

    I found this in Mobile, Alabama in the early 80’s as a boy in the woods with the other “treasures” I have. They are easy to research but this one is the odd man out. I have a pic if that is helpful.

    Thanks, Joseph- Montana

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Joseph
      Sorry, I am not up on Barq’s NDNR. I have only seen one or two NDNR of Barq’s. THey do seem to be hard to find.
      Doug

  363. Matt Says:

    I have an 8 pack of Coke bottles from I don’t know when, but with coke in them, the original packaging, there are 2 bottles missing and one is open without coke, they were all bottled in Pittsburgh, i have not a clue of their age, they were my grandfathers, and my grandmother asked me to find out what they are worth and to give them a good home. “shes cleaning out her basement fridge!…i will send pictures if you like…I appreciate the help!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Matt
      It is hard to say about the bottles. Many factors come into play, if they are returnable bottles, non-returnable, glass, plastic, etc. Give me a few more details and I will see what I can come up with.
      Thanks
      Doug

  364. Dan Cook Says:

    Hello I have a coke bottle with a date code of 65 13 on the bottle and a city of Boone, IA, can you please tell me the year it is from and possibly around what it is worth?

    Thanks so much,

    Dan

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Dan,
      Your bottle is from 1965. Value depends on what size bottle it is (6 1/2 ounce, 10 ounce, etc.), but generally bottles from 1965 aren’t worth a great deal.
      Doug

    • Dan Cook Says:

      Doug:

      Thank you for your time. Have a Merry Christmas!

      Dan

  365. jacob Says:

    hey, I have a large 1litre ( also says, 35 FLOZ down the bottom) green coca – cola glass bottle, missing lid. also just says coke.. on the other side, if you have any info on how much It may be worth or any general information on it.. it would be much appreciated, thank you :)

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jacob,
      Your 1 Litre may not be worth as much in Australia as it would in other countries. Many Coke collectors look for foreign bottles. I know I purchased an Australian 1 Litre last year and paid $25 plus shipping from down under, shipping was almost as much as the bottle if not more. I am not sure what value might be locally for you. Check with some of the Coca-Cola Club Chapters in Australia. I believe there are two or three Chapters, one could be close to you. Do an internet search and get the contact info for those chapters. Here are two I know of:
      Queensland — Australia
      Contact: Lyn at colyn@bigpond.net.au
      And: Coca-Cola Memorabilia Collectors Club of South Australia (Look up the club name to get the contact info)
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  366. jacob Says:

    thanks heaps :)

  367. Shane Says:

    Hey Doug,

    I have a Japanese coke bottle, greenish tint, 500 ml, says coca-cola on both sides one side American the other Japanese.
    just wondering how old it is and what it might be worth. Thank You!

  368. jon Says:

    Doug, this site is awesome thank you for your insight, I have an old amber coke bottle from cincinnati,ohio, 6.5 fl oz with coca cola embossed on the bottom, the arrow pointing up to coca cola with cincinnati ohio registered on one side and arrow and coca cola with property of and bottled by the coca-cola bottling works company on the other, just wondering if you could possibly tell me a year and value of the bottle. no chips or cracks and has not been cleaned, I actually dug this bottle up 27ft deep beside the ohio river in newport ky.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jon,
      I love the arrow Coca-Cola bottles. The arrow was used in early Coca-Cola advertising in newspapers and magazines. The tag line was something like, ‘When you see an Arrow, Think of Coca-Cola’. Several different bottlers incorporated an arrow on their bottle to tie in with the ads.
      The Cincinnati amber arrow bottle isn’t considered rare. Probably from around early 1910’s to 1915. I think the ads popularity hit around 1912/1913. Value (depending on condition) would be around $30 to $50.
      Were you diving when you found the bottle? Great find!
      Doug

  369. johnathan Says:

    I found about thirty foot out in a partly dry lake. a 6 1/2 fl.oz bottle with raised lettering on it. The glass is still greenish blue. on the bottom of the bottle it says tallahassee fla, with a 59-42 on the side of it. I was wondering if you could give me some information about it.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Johnathan,
      Your bottle is from 1959. A lot of 6 1/2 oz bottles were made, so they are fairly common. Worth a few dollars.
      Doug

  370. Sherry Carter Says:

    Hi!
    I have enjoyed reading this site! I have a question not related to a coke bottle but about a picture. It is a picture of a K47 1930’s pickup truck with Roddy Mfg Co. on the side and a Coca-Cola sign on the side board andit is loaded with Coke bottles. The truck is parked in front a building that has a Ford Central Motor Company sign on the building. I am trying to research this. I bought this pic at a yard sale. Do you have any info on this?
    Thank you,
    Sherry

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sherry,
      I think I know which picture you are talking about. Sorry, I don’t have any info on the photo, but it sounds pretty cool!
      Doug

  371. Tim Nadeau Says:

    i found a couple of Coke bottles on a job site wondering how much they r worth. They say coke-cola, trademark registered, min. contents 6fl ozs, bottle pat. D-105529. smaller numbers lower 28-40. On the bottom one says sagamore, mass , and 2 say middleboro, mass. One middleboro bottle says bottle pat. D DEC 25, 1923.and one says pat D 105529. Any info would be great. Thanks for your time

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Tim,
      The Patent D bottle was made from 1938 to 1951 and your particular one with 28-40, is from 1940. The December 25 (Commonly called the Christmas Bottle) was made from 1927 to 1938. Depending on condition, etc. value can range from $5 to $30 or more.
      Doug

  372. jon Says:

    thank you Doug, I appreciate the info, and no I wasnt diving, i was digging with an excavator putting in a new sewer line for the city. and again thank you for your site and info.

  373. Laura Says:

    I have a green straight sided bottle that says “Coca Cola Bottling Co.” on the bottom. On the front and back it says “Lindsay.” It is dated Nov. 6, 1927 and was made in Bronson, FL. It says the min. contents are 6.5 fl. oz. and has the word ROOT on the bottle. Any ideas about the history and worth of the bottle? I’ve never heard of a drink called LIndsay and can’t find anything about it online.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Laura,
      You have a flavor bottle, a bottle that held something else other than Coca-Cola. Many independent bottlers offered their consumers different flavored drinks such as orange, strawberry, grape, etc. And many of the bottlers had the bottles made using either their family name or a name of a member of the family. The ‘Lindsay’ was proably the flavor line for the Bronson bottler. The cap would have shown what flavor the drink was. Many people collect flavor bottles. I had not seen the one you found. I would guess the proce to bring $20, possibly more.
      Doug

  374. melvin cope Says:

    does anyone know how to remove haze from glass, I have a hutch that I’ve tried everything on …nothing works HELP.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Melvin,
      If it is badly stained (which yours sounds like it is) about the only way to remove it is by tumbling the bottle. It is a similar process to rock tumbling. Look up ‘bottle tumbling’ and see if you can find someone close to you that does it. The machines are expensive, the process is time consuming, so generally it isn’t cheap to have a bottle tumbled. Plus, you run the risk of the bottle being damaged in the process.
      Doug

  375. greg estrada Says:

    my uncle worked at coca cola in los angeles and had a king size bottle that had a bress tag and chain on it that said first king size coke produced in los angeles and a date of around 1963 i think. The tag has been lost the bottle has never been opened. Ive had it for the past 40 years and I was wondering what it might be worth.
    greg

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Greg,
      Without the tag, the value of the bottle is much less. With the tag it could be worth $100 or more. Just a King Size bottle from 1963 is worth around $10. Most collectors want ‘documented proof’ that a bottle is one of the first King Size bottles from L.A. Without the tag, most collectors would not be interested in the bottle. Sorry, hope you can find that tag!
      Doug

  376. ray irving Says:

    Hi Doug< A friend gave me a bottle, it is green bottle that says cocacola trade mark and 10 fl. oz. on front and back but on one side it has 67-03. The bottom says Laconia,NH than says bottle- trade-mark than a L in the middle if you could tell me what it is worth i would like to know and so would they. thank you

  377. Marie Says:

    I found a coca cola bottle that has a diamond on it and says coke in the middle. It also says trade mark on it. It has no cap and it is clear. I thought maybe you could tell me a little bit about it.

    • Marie Says:

      It is also a 10 fl oz

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Marie,
      The Diamond bottles were used for a short period in the mid 1960’s. There was issues making the thin glass no deposit bottle in the contour shape, they would break easily. The 10 ounce is the most common size and is worth $5 to $10.
      Doug

  378. nikkolas Says:

    hi i just found a old green one with the anchor and h at the bottom is the empty bottle itself worth anything?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Nikkolas
      Your bottle was made by the Anchor Hocking Glass Company. Value depends on which style and year of Coca-Cola bottle it is. Anywhere from a few dollars and up.
      Doug

  379. monique weir Says:

    I have two coke bottles 1 is clear glass with 2 seams it says no deposit no refund at the neck then coke trademark with the circle an the r inside of the circle 10fl ozs on the oposite side it says coca-cola on the bottom it says not to be refilled xx 506-nw B21 and either a xz4 or a x14 befor the bold letter B21 is this worth anything and my other bottle is light green thick glass 2 seams says coca cola trade mark registered in u.s patent office 57-39 on 1 side and on the oposite side sayscoca cola trademark registered min contents 6 fl.ozs ohn the bottom of the bottle it says seattle wash in a circle an in the middle of that is a desighn that is a mG i think

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Monique
      The no deposit bottle is worth a few dollars to $5. The second bottle is from 1957 and is fairly common, worth a few dollars also. The MG is the glass company that made the bottle: Maywood Glass Company, Compton, CA (1930-1959)
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  380. Ralphielle Green Says:

    How much for coke bottles that still have coke in them from around the 1970s? And how much for painted team coke cans with soda still in them?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ralphielle
      Bottles and cans that are full do not have any more value than an empty can or bottle. In fact, many can collectors I know prefer them empty. They can leak and make a mess. I am not up on can prices. Which teams are they for? The 1970’s Coke bottles like a 6 1/2 ounce or 10 ounce, 12 ounce and 16 ounce are worth a few dollars to $5, depending on condition. The 26 ounce bottle would be worth $10 to $20.
      Doug

  381. Joey Says:

    Hi I was wondering if u knew anything about this coke bottle I found in an old river bed. The metal twist off top says coca cola classic original formula. The bottom has a b in a circle and “13” on the left. “88” on the right and “40” on the bottom. Is this bottle old? Thanks

  382. Robin Says:

    Hello you helpful man! I have a green tinted bottle that says “coca cola trade mark registered in US patent office on one side and trade marked registered min contents 6 fl ozs on the other side. There is an anchor on the bottom and it looks like a 56 8 on the lower part of the bottle. Any idea of it’s value. It was found in an old dump site area in NJ. Thanks for your time and expertise.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Robin,
      Your bottle is from 1956. And made by Anchor Hocking glass company. Does it have a City/State marking on the bottom? Around this time period, they began to stop placing the City/State names on the bottles, but started back with them in the early 1960’s. The bottles with no City/State can go for $10.
      Doug

  383. bob sipe Says:

    hi i found a older green coca cola bottle with a 48 on the front and new castle pa on bottem, can u tell me anything about it, i have lived in new castle all my life and cant remember coca cola being bottled here, thank u

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Bob,
      Sounds like the bottle may be from 1948. I do know that the New Castle PA bottle is hard to find. They did have a bottling plant, but I don’t have what years they were in operation.
      Sounds like you found a great bottle!
      Doug

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Bob
      I did some digging around and found out a little about New Castle, PA Coke bottles. It opened in 1919 and it looks like they used three different Coca-Cola bottles, the 1923 Christmas bottle, Patent D bottle and the 6 ounce U.S. Patent bottle. Sorry it took me a few days to find that info. I had to look at some older books I have and finally found some info for you.
      Doug

  384. Maylani Says:

    I have 6 Glass pop bottles two of them being the same logo but different designs. The first one is a 16oz Pepsi bottle, a 10oz vintage SunCrest bottle, a 10oz RC cola bottle, two Coca Cola bottles one being a 6 in a half oz bottle and the other a 16 oz, and finally a 10oz Sprite bottle that says ” product of the Coca-Cola Company.” I want to know how much they are worth being that I found them in dirt at my Great grandmother house. I was told I can sell them, but im not sure, just trying to get something off them.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Maylani,
      Sounds like you found a great place to find bottles! The bottles you found are worth around a few dollars each, if they are in great shape.
      Doug

  385. michelle Says:

    hello Doug,

    I found a 6 1/2 oz green bottle with Coca-Cola on the front and Coke on the other side.The only thing on the bottom is New York. Can you tell me anything about this bottle?

    thanks Michelle

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Michelle
      From the numbers you gave me in your other post, 793.IM, possibly from 1979. Since it is considered a ‘newer bottle’ among collectors, not worth a great deal. The 6 1/2 ounce bottle was one of the most popular sizes used.
      Hope this helps.
      Happy New Year!
      Doug

  386. sand baxter Says:

    i have a collection of 16 oz returnable coke bottles that i want to sell and not sure how to identify them…most have city and states on the bottom and some do not…i am trying to determine value and need to know how to describe them to determine the value….i would prefer to sell them all as a collection rather than bottle by bottle and not sure if that would be wise…are some bottles more valuable than others from where they were made?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sand,
      The 16 ounce bottles tend not to bring a great deal of money. But, some of the earliest ones (1960 to 1962) can bring in more. They are a little harder to find. Try to contact a local Coca-Cola Club Chapter (see my links for the Coca-Cola Club), or look for an antique bottle show coming up in your area (see my link for Antique Bottle Shows) and see if someone can take a look at your bottles. THat would be the best place to try to sell them.
      Good Luck and Happy 2012!
      Doug

  387. michelle Says:

    hello its Michelle again,

    i found some markings on the side which are hard to read.( the glass printing is real bad on the bottle)i do believe it reads 793.IM a beginner collector and just curious..

    thanks for your help.

  388. bob sipe Says:

    thanks doug, i checked all over and could not find anything about a new castle pa coca cola plant, any idea what it could be worth, it is in real good shape. thanks again for all your help, bob

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Bob,
      Glad to help! Price may be hard to determine, but I would say at least around $50, based on other hard to find Cities on Coca-Cola bottles. Keep in mind this is just my estimate, it could be worth less or possibly more.
      Doug

  389. David Hall Says:

    Could you tell me how much a glass 26 oz. return bottle with twist on reseal cap. It is a Coca-Cola bottle, that has not been open.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      David,
      The 26 ounce bottles go for $10 to $20. The bottle being full does not add much value to the bottle.
      Doug

  390. Frank Says:

    I have two of these centennial bottles which I’m wanting to sell. I believe the label contains 14 carat gold! What can you tell me about these?

    On the left hand side it reads:

    “This limited edition bottle has been specially reproduced to commemorate the centennial of “Coca-Cola”. This replica of the earliest crown seal bottle for “Coca-Cola” celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first recorded sale of “Coca-Cola” on May 8, 1886. This bottle was introduced in 1900, when, according to most accounts, two Chattanooga businessmen – Benjamin Thomas and Joseph Whitehead – paid Asa Chandler one dollar for the right to bottle “Coca-Cola”. Previously only available through soda fountains, their vision brought “Coca-Cola” within arms reach of the people of the U.S.A. and, ultimately, in more than 150 countries around the world.”

    On the right hand side it reads:

    “This commemorative bottle is one of a limited edition of 5000 produced for the employees of The Coca-Cola Export Corporation and authorised bottlers of “Coca-Cola” in Australasia. It was filled in Australia on May 9, 1986 (May 8 Atlanta time), the 100th birthday of “Coca-Cola”. The diamond label panel on the bottle is faithful reproduction of the original label and script used in 1900. To mark the centennial of “Coca-Cola” the labelling ink used on this replica contains 14 carat gold. “Coca-Cola” was sold in bottles of this design from 1900 to 1915. when the 6 1/2oz (185ml) contour bottle was introduced.”

    Happy New Year!

    Frank

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Frank,
      I am afraid I am not up on Australia commemorative bottles and the value. There are two Coca-Cola Collectors Clubs that I know of in Australia. Look them up on Google. One is in Queensland, the other in South Australia in the Adelaide area.
      Hope you can find a value on that bottle. I have seen one before and it is a great looking bottle!
      Doug

  391. paullelievre Says:

    Hello my name is Paul
    I live in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    I am working on an environmental clean up project and I find coke bottles all the time while at work. I think they are pre 70’s cause they are in oz not ml. When searching i read that between 1951 to 1958 the bottles were 6 oz which is one of the bottle I took home. I also know there was a small coke bottling place here years ago. I was just wondering if it was worth anything?
    Oh and just on a side note these bottles aren’t just laying around on the ground these bottles are buried under 10 to 30 feet of earth that hasn’t been touched in over 30 years and that the clean up is a site that is from the 1890’s till 2000 so you find all kinds of neat stuff in the digs.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Paul,
      What a great way to find bottles and other great items! Any old Coca-Cola bottle (or any old bottles) will have some value, some more than others. Value of course depends on condition. If the bottles have the painted label (ACL) Coca-Cola on them, the paint doesn’t normally hold up well when buried. If the paint is faded, etc. they won’t have much value at all. Now, with the embossed bottles, they should be OK and have value to them. The thing is, how to find someone who wants them. Check with a Coca-Cola Collectors Club Chapter in Canada. (See my links to the Coca-Cola Collectors Club, once at the Clubs website, look for ‘Local Chapters’, there should be a listing for one in Canada. Contact them for value)
      I know that collectors in the U.S. and around the world are always looking for ‘foreign’ bottles, especially older ones. They are hard to find for us. I’ve paid $25 for an embossed Canada bottle drom the 1950’s in the past.
      Happy Hunting!
      Doug

  392. scott Says:

    While riding my quad in the desert I came across what apears to be a 1957 12 oz. green coke bottle. It says Chatanooga tennessee on the bottom. Also says, bottle trade mark C with a circle around the C…Any info would be appreciated.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Scott,
      The 12 ounce bottle is a little harder to find than the 10 ounce. A 12 ounce in mint condition can go for $15 to $20. If it has any scrapes, chips, etc., it would be worth less.
      A great find!
      Doug

  393. scott Says:

    Thanks a lot.

  394. Paul Says:

    Dug up a Coca Cola bottle in Santa Barbara, CA and wondered when it was made and its worth. Light green glass, hobble skirt. Not painted. One side of bottle states:
    “TRADEMARK REGISTERED”
    “CONTENTS 12 FL OZS”
    Other side says:
    “TRADEMARK REGISTERED”
    “IN US PATENT OFFICE”
    Bottom states: 23 (I) 56 in the middle. No city or state. Thank you!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Paul
      The King Size bottle, like yours, first came out in 1955. Your bottle is from 1956. They did not place City/State names on the early King Size bottles. The 12 ounce is a little harder to find than the 10 ounce. They usually sell for around $10 to $20, depending on condition.
      Great bottle.
      Doug

  395. Jeanette Says:

    Hi I just purchased A coke bottle from a thrift sore for 2.99. It is a 1Quart bottle . It has a red and white foil diamond label. It is stamped not to be refilled and NO Deposit No Return. The very bottom of the bottle is stamped 69 and something else I cant make out. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jeanette,
      LUCKY!! The diamond design on anything Coca-Cola is highly collectible. Your bottle is from 1969. The No Deposit foil label bottles are hard to find with the label in good condition. If your bottle label is mint, no fading no tears, etc. it could be worth more than $200. If it is less than mint, it still could bring well over $100.
      One cool thrift store find!!
      Doug

  396. Jeanette Says:

    Thank you so much.The label is not faded or torn but someone wrote 2/65 on it in the left hand near the corner. Will that affect it terribly?

  397. Dan Says:

    Hi Doug,

    Love the site! I went to France this past year and brought back three Coca-Cola bottles. I have most of the US bottlers codes but I do not have any international. Wondering if you can help me with this?

    All three bottles codes are

    087CL31733
    034CL30256
    095CL30635

    If international is close to the US version then CL or CL3 should be the key. Any thoughts or can you direct me so somewhere I can find out.

    Thanks
    Dan

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Dan
      Sorry, I am not up on the bottler codes, especially foreign ones. I’ll check around and see if anyone I know can decipher them.
      Doug

  398. Jim Says:

    Hi Doug
    I found a 1923 Christmas Coke bottle buried in a swamp about 15 years ago I’ve held onto and was just wondering if it had any value. It was manufactured in Worcester, MA. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jim
      The 1923, or ‘Christmas’ bottle was made from 1927 to 1938. The 1923 Worcester bottle is not considered rare. Most average Christmas bottles can sell from $10 to $30, possible more, depending on condition, etc.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  399. Morgan Says:

    Hi Doug,
    I have an old coke bottle made of glass it stands 20 1/2 inches tall, no painting It was in my gradnfather’s store, used as advertisement i guess. My mom used it as a bank for many years. It still has the metal top but he cut a slot in it for the bank and the label on the top has worn off over the years. It looks just like the 6 oz bottles with a light green tint. His store opened in the 1920’s closed in 1950. Any ideas on where to research this? There are no markings on the bottom like a regular bottle.

    Thanks,

    Morgan

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Morgan,
      What a great bottle with some family history tied to it! The bottle you have is often called a ‘Display’ bottle. Like you said they were used in stores, etc. to draw attention to the Coca-Cola display to improve sales.
      A display bottle usually sells for around $200 to $300.
      Doug

  400. Staci Kibbe Says:

    Hello,
    I have a bottle that I have determined to be a 1968 bottle. In all of my research I have only found 2 pictures of it. It is a 10 oz bottle with “Coca-Cola” written on the front and “Coke” written on back. These are both raised glass writing. There is a coke bottle through the words, and all of that is within a diamond shaped box. I can send a picture, but I was wondering if you had any idea what it may be worth?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Staci,
      The bottle you have is one of the first no deposit bottles that Coca-Cola used. There were issues making a no deposit bottle, that used thin glass, making it into the contour shape. So, Coca-Cola Company approved the design you describied. In the late 1960’s they were able to make them in the contour shape. The 10 ounce you have is the most common size and sells for around $10 to $20.
      Doug

  401. amy c Says:

    I have a 1983 coca cola christmas glass. Im not sure of the year but im pretty sure that might be it, it is a glass, not a glass bottle. I was wondering if it was worth anything? Thank you

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Amy,
      I really don’t know a great deal about the glasses that the Coca-Cola Company has produced. You could try to look on ebay and see if there are any similar to yours and see if they are selling and for how much.
      Sorry I couldn’t have been more help.
      Doug

  402. Ethan Says:

    Do you think the white arctic home cans will be worth something in the future? Are cases worth a lot more than individual cans or bottles? Thanks for all your help. I have found a lot of useful info on here.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ethan,
      I am sure eventually that the can(s) may be worth something. But, it may take it awhile for it to go up in value much. Common cans from the 1980’s are selling for only a few dollars, after 30 years.
      Hope this helps
      Doug

  403. Brad Says:

    I have been collecting Coca-cola bottle/cans. I was given a bottle more than 20 years ago in British Columbia. It was found while excavating for building purposes. The contents are as it was given to me. Fluid up to the shoulder of the bottle. Cap rusted. Bottle has straight sides, is a NDNR bottle. Glass is not smooth – as in has tiny dimples from bottom to midway up shoulder. 10 fl oz. Has English and French on it – only saying NDNR and NOT TO BE REFILLED in French. Bottom has “Coca-Cola Ltd,” what looks like a padlock and 1/8″ big as well as what looks like a 4 panel window and funny looking triangle with lines inside and a “9” as well as a “I” underneath. I have always wondered what year it may be from. Thank you for your expertise and time.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Brad
      Well, I am a little stumped at times with foreign bottles and the date codes they used. It is different than what the U.S. glass companies used. I know that the NDNR bottles began to be used around 1964. The glass companies were unable to make a Coca-Cola bottle in the contour shape using the thin glass for the no return bottles at first. But, by around 1969 or so, they got it figured out and were able to make the contour shape no return bottle.
      So, from that info I would think your bottle would be from sometime around 1964 to 1969.
      Thanks for the question!
      Doug

  404. Jason Says:

    Hello,

    I have been searching all over about info on a bottle my wife has and can’t find it anywhere. Straight side bottle,10 Fl Oz on neck, pebble textured from there down, raised Coca Cola Script on one side and Coke block on the other, both in a diamond with two rounded points. has the Anchor Hocking on the bottom. with 16 and 68 the same size, and a larger 37 (I presume for 1937). it is a no return and no refill bottle. Any more info or worth would be greatly appreciated!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jason,
      Coca-Cola did not use a no return bottle in 1937. Your bottle is from 1968. The glass companies were unable to make a Coca-Cola bottle in the contour shape using the thin glass for the no return bottles at first. But, by around 1969 or so, they got it figured out and were able to make the contour shape no return bottle.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  405. Keith Steen Says:

    I have a bottle of coke that was given as a gift by the Coca Cola bottling co. in Little Rock Arkansas in 1976. It’s in a red gift box with this label on it:

    “THIS IS A COLLECTORS BOTTLE,

    This bottle is one of the first one- liter bottles for Coca Cola manufactured in the United States. It was filled in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 15 1976. The liter package is being introduced in Little Rock, April 3, 1976 by the Coca Cola bottling Company of Arkansas. Your one – liter bottle takes its place with the famous 6 1/2 oz. bottle for Coca Cola in soft drink packaging history.”

    The bottle is unopened, and includes the Coca Cola news letter that talks about it’s introduction.

    Any Idea what it may be worth?

    Thank You for your time!

    ………….. Keith

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Keith,
      I know exactly what you are talking about. I’ve seen these boxed bottles before (several bottlers across the U.S. have them out when they went to the 1 Liter bottle). They used to sell between $50 to $100. With the economy now, I am not sure what it may go for.
      But, it is a great piece of Coca-Cola Company history. Plus having the Coca-Cola news letter with it is a great ‘Go With’ item.
      Doug

  406. Preston Says:

    Whats up man? I got this old green glass bottle pat D105529 From SUPERIOR WI and it has a S on the bottom by the town name and there is a 25 some symbol and then 48 on the side under the pat number what is this worth?

  407. sam fritz Says:

    I found a 32 ounce coca-cola bottle, im not sure what year probably in the mid to late 70s and i was wondering what kind of price they would be worth. I also have some 16 ounce bottles of coca-cola and mountain dew, and diet coke, and at least one pepsi bottle. Id appreciate and answer thanks.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sam
      The returnable 32 ounce bottles with the red/white label go for around $5 to $10 each. The 16 ounce bottles can go for around $5 or so.
      Doug

  408. cindy Says:

    I have a full one pint 10 oz. bottle never been open. still has bubbles in it. the marking on the bottom of bottle is13 L 57. It was in my great grandmothers house. And I was wondering if it has any value to it?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Cindy
      Your bottle is from 1957. They first came out in 1955. The early version, like yours can go for $15 to $20.
      Doug

  409. Ben Brabender Says:

    I have a PAT D-105529 6fl ozs Coca Cola bottle with 21-48 on the skirt. Cincinnati, OH on the bottom. I can not find any info on this bottle or any value for it.

    Thank you,

    Ben

  410. Ed Says:

    Hey Cocacolabottleman!

    Have you ever seen a 1966 Swirl 6 1/2 Oz Pepsi bottle “without” a registered trademark on the logo? This seems odd and in my research rare. There is also an emblem on the bottom. Looks like a capital G with a vertical line through the middle.

    What are your thoughts?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ed,
      Sorry, I really don’t know a great deal about Pepsi bottles. It does sound like an interesting bottle though.
      Doug

  411. Earl Bilbrey Says:

    Hello,
    I was referred to you from a friend. I was out in the middle of our 150 thousand acre hunting lease in west Texas walking around looking for arrowheads and anything else that caught my eye and came accross a bottle in the middle of a cow trail. It’s a clear bottle, 9 inches tall, Has a longhorn head embossed on it with Longhorn in cursive embossed over the top. It has Registered Trade Mark on it. It’s I guess you would say checkered through the middle. Towards the bottom of the bottle it has, contents minimum 9 oz. Below that it has, Texas Coca Cola Bottling Co.
    Below that on the otherside of the bottle it has 3 Rivers with a star. Then the numbers 28 1. On the bottom of the bottle it has another embossed longhorn head with the words Trade Mark. All the writing and everything is embossed. The bottle kinda looks like it was hand blown with all the bubbles and the way the bottom inside them bottle is sloped. I hope I did’nt just confuse the heck out of you. If need I can take pic’s of it and send to you. I would just like to know some info on the bottle and maybe how much it might be. Thanks for any info you could maybe pass along to me.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Earl,
      Many Coca-Cola bottlers made there own flavored sodas to sell, orange, strawberry, etc. They used a specially designed bottle and the cap would show the flavor. Many bottlers would use an image from there area, I’ve seen pelicans, turkeys, flowers, etc used. I have seen the longhorn steer bottle before and it is popular among collectors. I’ve seen them sell for $50 and more depending on condition. The longhorn style bottle was used from 1920’s to the 1950’s.
      With the number 28 on it and the bubbles, I would say is from 1928. Great bottle!
      Doug

  412. Chase Perkins Says:

    I have two 1970s coke bottles that have return for deposit above the coca cola trade mark 6 1/2 fl oz emblem. Money back bottle on reverse side above coke trade mark 6 1/2 emblem and on the bottom it says Monroe LA what would this be worth I also found a new reproduction bottle of the very first ones ever made never seen one at all but the date on it is 2009 is it some kind of comemrative bottle that is worth something

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Chaase,
      The 6 1/2 ounce bottles from that time period are only worth a few dollars. THe reproduction bottle, maybe $10 or so. They mass produced most of the repro bottles, so a lot of them are out there.
      Doug

  413. Earl Bilbrey Says:

    Thank you very much for the info sir. This bottle is going on a shelf so I can show it off. Thank very much, and have a blessed day.

  414. Reilly Says:

    I recently found a straight sided coca cola bottle that is embossed saying ” Coca Cola trade marke registered” around the top of the bottle and on the bottom of the bottle it says ” property of the coca cola company Canada” and on the very bottom of the bottle it says ” Coca Cola” and is a clear bottle, just wondering the value of the bottle

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Reilly
      If it is an original straight sided bottle from Canada (made in the early 1900’s), it would be worth around $40 to $50. But, they also made reproductions of these bottles in the 1970’s, 1980’s, which are worth around $5 to $10.
      Doug

  415. brandon Says:

    i have a coke bottle that i found that has 10@48 on side and plant city fl on bottom, which is 6oz. can you tell me what it might be worth?

  416. David Says:

    I have a 16 oz Pepsi bottle, unopened, from the ’70s or early ’80s.
    The reason it was unopened is that it has a Mountain Dew bottle
    cap on it, which is pretty interesting.
    Is this rare and collectable?
    Thanks.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      David
      Most of the bottles from the 1970’s and 80’s are considered common. And bottles with the wrong cap shows up fairly often. Most collectors won’t pay a lot for a bottle with the incorrect cap. Like you said it is an interesting, but does not increase the value with most collectors.
      Doug

  417. Brenda Says:

    My grandfather had a very large jar collection with some soda bottles. I am trying to identify several of the soda bottles and their worth.
    There is one straight-sided bottle with lines embossed all along the side. It has “PROPERTY OF COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. MIN.CONT.71/2 FL.OZ.” embossed on one side. And “DESIGN PATENT PENDING” around the bottom. Then KEY WEST FLA. is embossed on the base along with a C with a circle around it.
    A second ss bottle has several chips around the top – crown top, amber bottle, ROOT embossed on the base, Little Rock ARK. around the bottom, and Coca-Cola (in cursive) with TRADEMARK REGISTERED centered on one side.
    Can you tell me anything about these two bottles? Just trying to make sure everything goes to a good home. Thanks!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Brenda
      The Key West bottle sounds like a ‘flavor bottle’. Many bottlers used these type bottles to offer customers a variety of flavors. The cap would have shown the flavor. Key West bottles are popular, I would say value would be around $20 to $50.
      The amber Little Rock is not considered rare. And with the chips, that will hurt the value. A mint amber Little Rock could sell for $75 to $100. With several chips, it would be hard to sell, maybe $20 to $30.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

  418. Brenda Says:

    Thank you so much for the information. It definitely helps. And I love the story behind the Key West bottle. Very interesting! Thanks again!

  419. Kenny Miller Says:

    Hi Doug,

    Thanks for the great information! I am currently collecting Coca Cola bottles from Mississippi cities and towns. I would like to catalog them accurately according to date manufactured, type, etc. I have been looking for your book so that I can purchase a copy but am having difficulty finding where to get one. I went to the “My book available” link on your website and nothing showed up. Can you please tell me where I can find a copy and the price?

    Thanks!

    Kenny

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Kenny
      Sent you an email earlier today with details on obtaining a copy of my book
      Thanks for the interest!
      Doug

  420. Aaron Says:

    I found a 1966 clear coke bottle under an old house. It is a no deposit, no refund bottle. The Coke and Coca-Cola trademarks are in a diamond. It is a 10 ounce bottle. I would really appreciate the help. I am trying to find out how much it is worth.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Aaron
      The bottle you found was the first style of no deposit bottle that Coca-Cola used. Glass companies could not make a contour shaped Coca-Cola bottle due to the thin glass used in no deposit bottles. So, they used this style for a few years or so when they finally came out with the contour shape. The 10 ounce you have is the most common size and goes for around $5 to $10.
      Doug

  421. Beware of Fake Coca-Cola Bottles « Cola-Cola Collectors Says:

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    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Belkis,
      Thank you for the link to your blog. The Coca-Cola bottles that have the color altered are popping up often now, and unsuspecting collectors are paying big $$$ for a $2 bottle!
      Doug

  422. Richard Zimmerman Says:

    Hi Doug,
    Great site, and it’s very nice of you to put your time into it. I went out when I heard they were going to change the recipe for Coke in 1984 or 85 not sure of the year and bought two cases of 16 oz. in the wooden crates. They have remained in plastic bags in my basement unopened . Is there a market for these and what do you think the value would be? Thanks, Rich

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Rich
      Thank you for the compliments on my blog. It is a lot of work at times, but I enjoy answering questions, etc.
      I remember a lot of folks buying up the ‘old Coke’, before it was replaced with NEW Coke. When, everyone should have been buying up anything marked NEW Coke. Since New Coke had a short life, those items are hard to find and many collectors look for cans, bottles, etc. with the NEW Coke logo. So, just the regular Coca-Cola bottles from that time period are not worth a great deal. 16 ounce bottles go for around $2 to $5 each, the wooden crates (depending on condition) would be worth $30 to $40 each. So you still have some value in those bottles.
      Doug

      • Rich Says:

        Thank you Doug. Keep up the good work! I appreciate your help. That’s funny that the new Coke was the winner in the collectors realm, never would’ve guessed. Rich

  423. Rick Says:

    While working on a historical house in Marion ind found 2 coke 1923 dec 25 bottles Marion ind on bottom of 1 union city ind on other worth anything also found the wilken family blended whiskey 1pint bottle

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Rick,
      Neither bottle is considered rare. Depending on condition, value could be around $20 to $40 each. I am not up on whiskey bottles, so can’t help you there.
      Doug

  424. Deborah Pintus Says:

    I have come across a commerative 100 years glass coke bottle (original ‘straight’ shape), full and in its original display box, these were only given to coca cola employees in 1996 and never for sale to the public, it has a gold labelling on it,… I have searched google for some idea of what it could be worth but i cant even find one like it… any ideas ( australia)

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Deborah
      I have seen the bottle you are talking about. Recently, I saw one for sale for around $150. Do a Google search for a Coca-Cola Collectors Club in Australia. I know there are a few, contact someone from there and I bet they could give you an exact value.
      THanks for the question.
      Doug

  425. Ethan Says:

    Hello,
    I live in Australia and have found a small coca cola bottle (not paper label) I was wondering if you could give me a value and year?

    around neck
    10 FL.0Z.
    NO RETURN NO DEPOSIT

    on 1 side it reads top to bottom
    Coca’Cola – in a Diamond
    TRADE MARK REGO
    NET CONTENTS 10 FL OZ

    on the other
    Coke
    TRADE MARK REGO
    NET CONTENTS 10 FL OZ

    on the bottom
    NOT TO BE REFILLED
    1506
    34

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Ethan,
      I am not sure what an Australia bottle would go for, but I can tell you about the U.S. version. The U.S. version of your bottle came out in the mid 1960’s and was made into the late 1960’s. They sell for around $10. Now since your version is from Austrlia, I would think it could possibly sell for around the same price in Australia. BUT, I know collectors from outside Australia would pay more to add this bottle to there collection. Possibly sell for $20 to $40.
      Hope this helps
      Doug

  426. Kim Wright Says:

    Hello Doug,

    I just bought a coke bottle from a swap meet this weekend, it’s green in color and has D105529 on the side and Eureka CALIF written on the bottom of it. What do you think it would be worth?

    Thank you for taking the time to reply,
    Kim

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Kim,
      A Patent D bottle from Eureka is considered scarce. I would think it could sell between $25 to $40, possibly more depending on condition.
      Doug

  427. sodan Says:

    What is a green coka cola can without the top in mint condition worth

  428. crystal wiley Says:

    I have 1980s coke bottle sealed with a qtip inside also a bicentennial sealed coke bottle interested in selling them any info would be helpful

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Crystal
      Bottles with something in them turns up a lot. And most collectors will see it as an oddity, but won’t put much value in it. They are not worth much more than the bottle itself is.
      I am not certain about which bicentennial Coca-Cola bottle you are talking about. Can you describe what it says on it, etc.?
      Thanks
      Doug

      • Eddy Says:

        It’s original received it as promo

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Eddy,
        Is it a plastic bottle? I have seen the early plastic bottles sell for around $15 to $20. Not many people collect those type of bottles, but I think as time goes on, more people will look for these early plastic bottles.
        Doug

  429. Karen Vaughn Says:

    Hi Doug,
    My husband and I have been antique collectors for years. We love our Coca Cola items. I have 3 bottles that I would like to know any info you may have on them and their possible value.
    The first is an ameythst colored one. Trade Mark Registered 7 oz. Straight bottle. Bottling Co. Rome, GA. Property of Coca Cola. Coca Cola embossed on the bottom of bottle. The bottle is oxidated so it may have been green at one time.
    The next is a Soda Water bottle. It’s beautiful with 6 stars above the embossed Soda Water. Squared on the bottom portion of bottle. Property of Coca Cola Bottling Co. Con. 6 oz Wilmington. Del.
    I also have one bottled in Hazard KY Trademark Registered Min. Contents 6 Fl. ozs Looks like copywrite 50 ????
    Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    -Karen

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Karen,
      The ameythst Rome, GA Coca-Cola bottle has (maybe) had the color altered. Due to the minerals in the glass, this bottle would turn ameythst being exposed to the sun. But would take years for it to be a deep ameythst. People have found ways to speed up the process of the color changing and take bottles that aren’t worth a great deal, alter the color then charge more for the bottle.
      A typical Rome bottle goes for around $20 to $30. Whether the bottle has turned ameythst naturally OR by the sun, they do look nice.
      The Star Soda Water is actually fairly common. They were used from the 1930’s into the late 1950’s. Many Coca-Cola bottlers used the Star bottle. They were (and still are) a good looking, unique bottle and bottlers liked that. Gave their product a little extra exposure. The ‘copywrite’ you mention, I bet is the glass makers mark, a C in a circle, which was the Chattanooga Glass Company. 50 is probably the year the bottle was made. Star bottles, since so many bottlers used them and were used for many years, bring around $5 to $10, maybe a little more.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  430. Eddy Says:

    I have a bottle 20 oz unoppened c 1986 wondered if had any value?

  431. Dalton Says:

    Hi, my name is Dalton and must admit am new to both bottle hunting and bloging. My daughter and I were hiking behind our home in Chesapeake Beach Md. and happened upon a cache of glass 6oz Coca Cola bottles with ANNAPOLIS MD & a L centered on the bottom of bottle with small #55-59 at base. others only have ANNAPOLIS MD on bottom but embossed under Coca Cola is Trademark registered bottle pat D-105529. Any info would be appricated bottles have found a new home on my daughters windowsill and her thirst for info is what has brought me here.
    Thank you
    Dalton

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Dalton,
      Welcome to you and your daughter to the bottle collecting world! It is a great hobby. I’ve been collecting since I was 8 years old. (41 years now!)
      That is a great find on the Coca-Cola bottles! The one with 55-59 is from 1955. The L on the bottom is the mark of the glass company that made the bottle, Laurens Glass company. The Patent D (pat D-105529) bottle was made between 1938 and 1951. The Annapolis bottles you found are fairly common. Worth a few dollars each. But still, a great find and a great start to bottle collecting!
      Hope you guys are able to find more bottles.
      Happy Hunting!
      Doug

  432. Bryan Martinez Says:

    Hey CCBM,

    I have a 1 pint 10 oz glass Coca Coke (painted bottle). There is a patent number, however, there is not a city name embossed. Can you tell me anything about it?

    Thanks in advance,

    Bryan

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Bryan
      The 1 Pint 10 ounce bottles (called the Family Size bottle) first came out in 1955, and continued to be made into the 1980’s with slight changes on the ACL (paint). The earlier versions did not have a City/State listed on them. The Coca-Cola Company was trying to get away from listing the City/State on the bottles, because it really wasn’t of any use by the 1950’s, 1960’s. Depending on what year your bottle is, the prices range from $20 to $5.
      Doug

  433. Tonya Henderson Says:

    I have an original 1912 coco-cola bottlers banquet photo at the piedmont hotel by covert it’s 100 percent original including the frame it’s saids in white letters at the bottom coco-cola bottlers banquet January 26th 1912 it’s 11×17 could u tell me what it might be worth I can not find one bit of info on it or another one like it

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Tonya,
      I am not familiar enough with photos to give you an exact value. It does sound like a very cool item though. Not too many survived would be my guess. Find a copy of Allan Petretti Coca-Cola Collectible book, either at the library OR many bookstores carry it. He has a little bit of everything in it and may be of some help.
      Doug

  434. Heidi Says:

    Hi CCBM,

    By reading your previous posts i have been able to find out how much some of my limited edition bottles are worth… so thanks!!

    However there is one bottle i am stuck on: It is a full coca-cola bottle encased in solid glass (which is made to look like it has been frozen in ice and chipped out). The plarque has: Immortalised Forever 025. Written on Bottle is Trade Mark Regd Bottle Device TM.
    I cant seem to find this anywhere on Google and was wondering if you would know if its worth anything? I got it from a Coca-Cola employee in Australia who has worked there for 30 years.

    Thanks so much…
    Heidi

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Heidi,
      I have seen the U.S. version of the bottle encased in lucite and looks like it is in ice. Here they go for $100, I’ve seen them sell for as much as $250. I would think the Australian version would be comparable.
      It is a great looking item.
      Glad you found the blog so helpful!
      Doug

  435. BJ Yaughn Says:

    How and where can I find out how much old coke, pepsi, rc cola, etc bottles are worth? Also, Quart Milk bottles from 1951? And LARGE Coke Bottles, probably late 50’s to early 60’s. I have a couple of old looks like gallon jugs, green and brown?

    Value? Where and how to sell?
    THANK YOU FOR A REPLY.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      BJ,
      Doing a search on ebay and seeing what the bottles actually sold for is a start. Also, check out my link for a bottle show that may be close to you. That would be a great place to see what they sell for and a place to sell them too.
      Doug

  436. Faith Says:

    I was looking for the value of this coca cola
    Bottle my aunt has. It has stars at the top
    And was pat- nov 27 1923. She had said it was
    From new braunfels tx. I have looked every where and can not find anything similar. Hope
    You can help thank you

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Faith
      It sounds like a Soda Water bottle that some Coca-Cola Bottlers used in the 1930’s. A Star Soda Water usually goes for around $10 to $20, possibly a little more.
      Doug

  437. Alexander Crawford Says:

    I was hiking along a ridge and I found this old coca cola bottle. I was wondering how much it is worth. It is green, says (Los Angeles Calif) on the bottom and says its six fl. ozs.. One side says trademark registered pat. D-105529. On the lower portion of one side its says (6 41). The marks attach in the 0. Thanks for any help you can provide.
    Alex

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Alex,
      Your bottle is from 1941. Patent D bottles like yours sell for around $5 to $10. There were a lot of bottles made for the Los Angeles bottler. As a general rule of thumb on Coca-Cola bottles. The smaller a City was, the less bottles that were made, makes them more valuable.
      Still, a great find while hiking! That bottle has been sitting out there for awhile!
      Doug

  438. Lucas Says:

    Hi,
    First I’d like to congratulate you on your hard work keeping up with all the questions, and I hope I am not making your life too hard by asking one myself.
    My name is Lucas and I am researching the information I found in a message left in a coke bottle that washed up on the shore of my house in Maine. There is no date on the message, and I am no expert in finding dates on coke bottles either. The bottle is a 16 oz glass bottle with a zinc (I believe) screw cap. On the neck is engraved “NO DEPOSIT” on one side and “NO RETURN” on the other. In the center part is engraved “Coca-Cola” and underneath that “Trade-mark” with a Registered symbol next to it. next to that it says 16 FL OZ (1PT). On the other side it’s the same except that it says “Coke” instead of “Coca-Cola”. On the bottom it reads: “70 NOT TO BE REFILLED 14″ then there is a small symbol inside a circle that I can’t quite interpret. It could be a capital “i” or a 1 or an arrow. Not sure, it is very small. then there is a vertical line that separates the two sides.
    I am wondering if you could tell me something about this bottle, especially the date so I can out in context the message.
    Thank you,
    Lucas

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Lucas,
      Wow, a note in a bottle. That is a great find. Your bottle is from 1970. So, what does the message say?
      Doug

      • Lucas Says:

        Thank you Doug. The message just asked for the finder of the message to reply. Since it is that old, the address that was left is not where the author lives anymore and so I’m going on a little adventure/investigation.

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Lucas,
        Good Luck in your search for the author of the note in a bottle!
        Doug

  439. Paulette Says:

    I have a bottle with the following markings, would appreciate any information you have. One side says coca-cola, Trade Mark Registered, Bottle Pat D-105529 and the other side the same but without the pat D info, has min contents 6-FL OZS. Bottom of glass says San Angelo TEX. On the front of the bottle where the bottle narrows like an hour glass, there is an imprint of a 9L45…I’m pretty sure the last number is a 5.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Paulette,
      Your Patent D bottle is from 1945. The San Angelo bottle is a little harder to find than most Coca-Cola bottles. I would say it is worth between $10 to $30, depending on condition, etc.
      Doug

      • Paulette Says:

        Wow, that is awesome, thanks for the information. Husband and I went “Picking” and got a wooden coke crate with 24 of these bottles for $15.00. The bottles are real clean in great condition. I know there were more, I guess I should go back and buy them all eh? If I ever wanted to sell, would you recommend Craigslist, Ebay…? Thanks bunches, I definitely have a Coke and a Smile.

  440. William McKinney Says:

    cococolabottleman I found a amber straight sided coke bottle with the double diamond logo from Toledo, Ohio. Can’t seem to find any info except that they were only made in Cumberland Md. and Toledo can you give me any info on this type bottle.

    Thanks
    Bill

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Bill,
      The Toledo double diamond bottle is a great bottle. Used from 1905 (when the Toledo Coca-Cola bottler opened) to the mid 1910’s. So, used maybe around a 10 year time period. Like you said, only two bottlers ever embossed the diamond label Coca-Cola used on their bottles, it makes it highly collectible. I have seen them sell from $100 to over $250. Possibly more, depending on condition, etc.
      Doug

  441. Rebecca Says:

    Looking for the value on this coca cola bottle. – Bottle is green, 1 litre – mispelled, aluminum screwcap with hongkong letters, bottle shows D3 2 93

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Rebecca,
      It sounds like your bottle is from 1993. Actually, Litre is spelled correctly, since it is a foreign bottle. Here in the U.S. we spell it liter, but I think everywhere else in the world it is spelled Litre.
      I have seen the 1 Litre like yours sell for anywhere from $10 to $30. A great bottle! I love the foreign Coca-Cola bottles myself.
      Doug

  442. Chad Says:

    I reverently found an old coke bottle buried in our corrals. I’m a rancher in Montana. On the bottom of the bottle it’s Helena Mont. Could you tell me where it was made and how old it is. Thank you,
    Chad

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Chad
      The Helena bottle isn’t a rare bottle, but for me to determine how old it is, I will need a little more info.
      What does the bottle have on it under the ‘Coca-Cola’?
      Thanks
      Doug

  443. Jay Says:

    Hello, You have a great blog here! I was wondering if you could help me identify a bottle … It says coca cola bott co Virginia minn on the bottom. It is clear glass with a diamond pattern going all around the neck , with a total of 6 diamonds. It then has a thin strip around it that reads Virginia minn contents 7 fl.oz. Then is ribbed to the bottom. It it a coca cola bottle? or did they manufacturer bottles for other companies? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so very much!
    Take care, Jay

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jay,
      Thank you for the compliments on my blog! The bottle you have sounds like a ‘flavor’ bottle. Before The Coca-Cola Company came up with Fanta, Sprite, etc., the local Coca-Cola bottlers would make their own flavor line of soft drinks. The bottle did not list a flavor, the bottle cap would have shown what flavor the drink was. Most Coca-Cola bottlers wanted to stay competitive with other local soft drink bottlers, so they wanted to offer the customer something else besides a cola flavored soft drink. As far as a value, a general rule of thimb is, the smaller the town the bottle came from, the more value it may have. Sounds like a cool flavor bottle though.
      Doug

  444. Austin Says:

    I found a bottle a few months ago and could not find any articles about or anything like that. It’s straight sided and it says CCB Co. On it and on the bottom it says coca cola bottling company. Would know what year this was made in or how much it might be worth? Thanks for reading.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Austin,
      It sounds like it is possibly a flavor bottle. It would have held something other than Coca-Cola. Maybe orange, grape, etc.
      Values on flavor bottles vary. It depends on what design it has on it, if it has a City/State, etc.
      Doug

  445. daniel Says:

    i got a one pint coca cola bottle with milwaukee wisc trade mark bottle on bottom what year is this and what is it worth

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Daniel
      The one pint bottle were used from 1961 into the 1990’s, when most bottlers stopped using the reurnable bottle. They are worth around $5, if they are in mint condition.
      Doug

  446. Alecia Says:

    Hi, great site! It’s nice of you to put so much time & effort into it.
    I’m from Australia & I was wondering if you could help me to identify a bottle.
    It sim

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Hey Alecia,
      Thank you for your compliments! For some reason your post was cut off. Resubmit your question if you get a chance!
      Thanks
      Doug

  447. Annie Moore Says:

    Just found your blog – love it. Husband found coke bottle under a house he was clearing years ago. It is a clear 7 1/4 inch tall. On the fronr sise ir says rome in thr middle there is a circle with the initials SFB, under that it says Propery of coco-cola bottling company. the other side of the bottle says Georgia. The bottom of the bottle has CBC CO with the number 12. All lettering is raised. I do know The Barrons owned the coke bottking company in Rome Ga many years ago. Any information you could give me on this bottle would be appreciated..

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Annie,
      You are correct, the Barrons owned the Rome bottling plant. The initials on the bottle SFB are those of the owners. The bottle you have is a flavor bottle. It did not hold Coca-Cola, but another flavor the bottler made, orange, grape, etc. The cap would have shown the flavor. They were used from the 1920’s into the 1940’s. A Rome flavor bottle could sell for anywhere from $20 to $40. Depends on condition, etc.
      Doug

  448. Karin Prince Says:

    My friend and I found this light green or aqua color coca cola glass bottle. On the bottom it says Houston Texas. And on the top of the bottle it says return for deposit in white and on the other side it says money back bottle. Under that it has coke with the trade mark below that. It also has 10 fl oz under the trade mark. The other side of the bottle says coca cola with trade mark and 10 fl oz. Near the bottom of the bottle the numbers 7815 or 7915 with a little bit of space in between then 2. There is what I guess you would call a hobble-skirt on the bottle for the exception of where the coca cola and coke lettering is at. We’ve been trying to figure out if it’s worth anything. Please help!! Thank you for your time.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Karin,
      Your bottle is from either 1978 or 1979. It is hard to read those numbers sometimes. A 10 ounce from that time period is fairly common and worth a few dollars if it is in mint condition.
      The 10 ounce was a popular size bottle and many were made! But it still is a great bottle.
      Doug

  449. Jessica Says:

    Hello. My husband recently found an old coca cola bottle at the site of a drained lake. It is a square sided bottle with six stars around the neck. It also says SODA WATER contents 6 fluid oz around the middle. At the bottom rim it says property of coca cola bottling co. On the very bottom of the bottle is says York, PA 0754; below that, 3 I 55. I was just wondering if you could tell me what you think it might be worth. We found other similar bottles online but none that were bottled in York, PA. Thank you very much.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jessica,
      The Star soda water bottle is fairly common. Yours is from 1955. York, PA isn’t considered a rare City, so value can go from $10 to $20, depending on condition. Not too bad of a find at the bottom of a lake.
      Doug

      • Jessica Says:

        Thank you so much for your time. We may be going back up there this weekend to see what else we can find. Ha Ha. Thanks again.

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Jessica,
        You never know what bottles could be there! I know several people who found some great bottles in drained lakes and ponds.
        Happy Hunting!
        Doug

  450. Martha Says:

    Hi there!
    I came across your website while trying to find out about some coke bottles that were given to my husband by a former Coca-cola employee.

    We have 6 metal screw-tops (the bottles themselves are glass) in the 1992 “Merry Christmas” cardboard carrier. I know they’re NOT from the U.S. — all of the writing on the bottles, other than “Coke” and “Coca-Cola” isn’t in English; I think it may be Japanese or Chinese. These are 300 ml bottles. On the side is some writing an a circle with JAS in it.

    Do you have any ideas on where these are from and what they might be worth?

    Thanks for your help!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Martha
      I think they are Japanese bottles. The clue was the writing ‘JAS’ on it, Japanese Agricultural Standard. A food labeling department ensuring the quality of beverages and food products in Japan.
      Now on to value….I have never seen these bottles before. There are many people who collect foreigh Coca-Cola bottles. About the only way I can give you a ‘value’, would be what I would be willing to pay if I came across one. I would pay between $10 to $15 for one bottle. Keep searching on ebay. Some may show up and you can get a better idea what the value may be.
      Hopefully that helps some.
      Doug

      • Martha Says:

        Thanks, Doug!
        You’ve actually been a great deal of help! We told the lady who gave them to us that we’d try to sell them for her (she was Mr. Woodruff’s secretary for many years).
        Do you think we should try to sell them individually or as a set since we also have the cardboard carrier?
        Thanks again!

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Martha
        As a collector I would rather have the set with carrier. Hopefully you will be able to find someone interested.
        Doug

  451. Kim Says:

    Hi there, I have just started collecting and have found a 35fl oz coke bottle with script writing on one side and block on the other. What sort of value does this bottle hold? Thanks kim

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Kim
      The larger bottles like yours usually go for around $10. If you could describe what the bottle has on it exactly, what text, etc, I may be able to know for sure which bottle you are talking about.
      Doug

  452. Rachel Campbell Says:

    In exploring and digging in the woods behind my house I came across several old bottles which were Coke a Cola and the names imprinted in the circular area on the bottom of the bottles Center Texas and San Augustine Texas. Are they of any value? And, there are hundreds that are broken – is there any value to them?
    And lastly, a few bottles with “BIG HIT” imprinted on the bottle itself. Do you have any information on it? Thank you, Rachel

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Rachel,
      The Coke bottles sound like they may be the common ones. It just depends on what is printed below the ‘Coca-Cola’. Are they painted or embossed? All of that will affect the value. Could be from a few dollars to more.
      The broken bottles, there are people who make jewelery and crafts from broken bottles. So, there may be a market for them. Problem is, trying to find someone who would want to purchase them.
      The BIG HIT may be a local brand to your area. Is it marked it is from the Coca-Cola bottler? Are they embossed OR is the text painted on?
      Just let me know
      Doug

  453. todd Says:

    Hi,
    I have a case of coca cola green small bottles unopened that have the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic flag on the cap. Would you be interested in purchasing this case. Thank you. Todd

  454. Kim Says:

    The bottle is light green in color coke bold on one side, script writing on other bottle and trade mark regd 35fl oz and 1litre written on neck all in white print. Thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Kim
      My guess would be a bottle from Canada. I think they were the only country to use ounce and Liter markings on their bottles.
      Worth around $10 or a little more.
      Doug

  455. jacob Says:

    Hey Doug i found an old sprite 10 oz. glass bottle it is green glass and the numbers on the bottom are 74 206 L 1191 The sprite logo isnt painted white like the other one i had previously found. do you know what year its from and how much it could be worth? thanks

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jacob
      The Sprite bottle underwent a few logo changes over the years. Your bottle is from 1974. 10 oz is a common bottle. Worth a few dollars.
      Doug

  456. kirk Says:

    ive found a 6 1/2 FL. OZ. “buddy” bottle. it is a clear glass bottle and has white paint labelling. im in australia and i know it must be older than me because we dont use imperial measurements here anymore. is it worth anything? does anyone want it?

    • kirk Says:

      oh…and it has small numbers 66 on top of the number 7 embossed on one and some sort of small “A” logo embossed on the other. there is also a deep square indentation near the base….

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Kirk
        Your bottle is from 1966. Your bottle does have value; I bought a bottle similar to yours and paid $10 for it here in the U.S. It may be considered ‘common’ in Australia though. Many collectors look for foreign bottles.
        Doug

      • kirk Says:

        thanks doug…. i’ll hold on to it for a while, just because its a cool little 46 yr old bottle.

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Kirk,
        Be careful! That is how my bottle collection got started, picking up one ‘cool’ Coca-Cola bottle, then another, then another, then another…..
        Doug

      • Chris Says:

        Hi Doug, I have a straight sided coca cola bottle and would like know more about it. It is amber in color, has coca cola clearly embossed on the bottom side of the bottle(skirt?) Under the left side of the coca cola name there is the number “485” and under the right side of the coca cola name is the number “12” to the other side of the bottle it is embossed “REGISTERED THIS BOTTLE MUST NOT BE SOLD ROANOKE, VA”
        On the bottom it is embossed “ROOT” Any information and values for this bottle would be great! Bottle is what I would call good shape with no scratches and clear lettering. Thanks! Chris from Fincastle VA

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Chris
        The Roanoke bottler opened up in 1902. So, your bottle would be from 1902 to the mid 1910’s. Once the contour bottle came out, bottlers would cull out the damaged straight sided bottles and replace them with the contour bottle. ROOT is the glass company that made the bottle.
        Prices vary on Straight Sided Coca-Cola bottles depending on the City/State. I don’t think Roanoke is a rare bottle. Price could vary from $40 to $75, possibly more.
        Doug

  457. Luke Says:

    I have a D-PATENT Coke Bottle, and I am trying to figure out its exact year and a possible value. I know the D-patents were 38-51 and it is green tinted so that would rule out 42-45. the only markings that are on it and maybe they are key to the date is a small embossed 25(copyright C)48. I think it is a copyright C between the two numbers, it is hard to see. I also have some various city christmas coke bottles that I believe are 1989 reproductions but they do not have the half-circle line between city and state on the bottom. they have some markings on the skirting, one side has “8 35″ and the other side says no refill on the bottom. They are reproductions correct?

    Thank you so much.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Luke,
      Your Patent D bottle is from 1948. The C in the circle is actually the glass makers mark for Chattanooga Glass Company. Value on Patent D bottles usually aren’t great. It depends on the City/State on the bottle.
      Yes, the Christmas bottle was reproduced by the Coca-Cola Company in 1988 also. They were a no refill bottle. Aren’t worth a great deal.
      Doug

  458. Andre Sicotte Says:

    Hi,
    I recently came across an old Coke bottle and was wondering about its age. It’s aqua in color,no ridges of any kind. It has no marking for fluid content, CocaCola is written in raised lettering at the bottom (and under that above the bottom ring is the number 215) on the reverse side it says The Louisiana weather CocaCola. Bottling Co LTD. There is no trademark stamp, the bottom of the bottle has raised lettering that reads ROOT. There are visible air bubbles in the glass

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Andre
      The Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Company Ltd, was out of New Orleans. ROOT is the glass maker who made the bottle. That bottler opened in 1902. So, your bottle would be from 1902 to the mid 1910’s, when they began to change over to the contour bottle.
      Value, would be around $40 to $75, possibly more
      Doug

  459. Sean Says:

    Hi Doug. I have a green coke bottle with raised letters. One side has a French inscription : ” Coca Cola, Marquis Et Modele Deposes, Soda A Base D’Extraits Vegetaux” The flip side is in Arabic. At the bottom is a “C” inside a circle preceded by the # 47 on the left and followed by #50 on the right. The bottom has raised letters Casa on top and Blanca on bottom; in the middle is : “Countenance, Minimum 19 CL ” Any ideas on it’s value? – Sean

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Sean
      Your bottle is either from 1947 or 1950. One number represents the year and one the bottle mold number. On foreign bottles it is hard to say which is which. The C in a circle stands for the glass company that made the bottle, Chattanooga Glass Company. In the 1940’s and 1950’s, Chattanooga Glass made the bottles here in the U.S. for the foreign market.
      The early embossed foreign Coca-Cola bottles are not easy to find. I think it would be at least $40 to $50, possibly more, depending on condition, etc. A great bottle to find!
      Doug

  460. Mark Says:

    I have a PAT D-105529 6FL OZS Coca Cola bottle with Gastonia NC on the bottom, which is my hometown. Any value?

    Thanks
    Mark

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Mark
      The Gastonia bottle isn’t considered rare. Worth around $5 to $10. It is great to have a bottle from your hometown though.
      Doug

  461. Jack Seeney Says:

    I found a bottle that is green and it has a diamond on it but can not find who made it or what was in it. Didn’t know if you could help or not. Any suggetions are appreciated. It also has 68 and an O with an I in it if that helps.

    Thanks,
    Jack

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jack
      Well, let’s see, the O and I mean the bottle was made by Owens Illinois Glass Company. The 68 is the year the bottle was made, 1968. Now, to figure out what was in it! Hard to say. I know that RC/Royal Crown Cola used a bottle that had a slight green color to it (similar to the Coca-Cola bottle color) and they used a diamond logo. Now, if the bottle is dark green like a Sprite bottle or 7 Up bottle, I am not sure what it could have been. I can’t think of anything in that color glass that used a diamond.
      Hope I was able to help some.
      Doug

  462. Jack Seeney Says:

    Doug
    I found an old rc cola bottle. It is from 1968 and has two diamonds on both sides. I can’t find a picture of what it used to look like. All the paint is gone but at an angle you can see the rc cola still on the bottle. I would like to get it redone to look original to put in my house. Just wanted to know the colors that were on it.
    Thanks,
    Jack

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Jack
      RC used white and red for the logo. ‘RC’ was in red with a white background.
      Hope this helps. You might be able to find one similar on ebay to get an idea what the logo looked like.
      Doug

  463. darren Says:

    HI, we have a 48 oz glass coke bottle, it says no return and no deposit, numbers on bottom are 74 31(cpy right symbol) 1 6048-1
    we cant find any info on it as far as age or value, can you please help? thanks,
    Darren

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Darren
      The 48 ounce bottle can go for $20 to $40 if the paint is in great shape. Yor bottle is from 1974. The c in a circle is the glass makers mark, Chattanooga Glass Company.
      Doug

  464. Rich Says:

    Hello sir.
    I have two coke bottles and one 7-up bottle that I would like some info on.

    1- coke bottle 6-fl oz “trade mark registered” pat D-105529. About one inch up from bottom the number 18, a round symbol, 49. On the bottom of bottle New York, NY. Below that the letter B. The bottle does have a cap. It is all surface rust. No detail to cap. I did a search of the patent and it says August 3,1937. Can you give me some info and the value of this bottle?

    2- coke bottle 6 1/2-fl oz. ” Trade mark registered in U.S patent office”. About one inch up from the bottom 64-20. On the bottom it looks like the letter I in a circle. And above that it looks to be the letter F. This bottle also has a cap, half surface rust with some color remaining. Can you give me some info and valve of this bottle?

    3- 7-up bottle. The 7-up logo and all lettering is in great shape. On the back of bottle is says Seven- up. ” you like it, it likes you”. It lists all the contents. “Fresh up” with 7up. 7-fl oz C. Leary & CO Newburyport, Mass. The bottom of bottle has a box next to 56 4-700. There is no cap. Can you give me some info and value of this bottle?

    If my questions were already answered, I apologize. Thank you for all the info!
    Rich

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Rich
      1-Your bottle was made in 1949. The New York bottle is fairly common and can sell for around $5 to $10.
      2-The bottle is from 1964. The I is in the letter O, for the glass manufacturer, Owens Illinois. With no City/State markings the bottle isn’t worth a great deal. Maybe around $5.
      3- 7 Up Bottle is from 1956. This style of bottle is pretty common. What collectors look for are the City/State listing. I don’t know enough about 7 Up bottles to know if this is a rare City or not. So, hard for me to give you a price on it.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

  465. mhuskey Says:

    Hi Doug,
    I found a 7 1/2 oz. coke bottle that says on the side “Property of coca cola bottling co. ” Its say Key West FL, on the bottom with a number 2 and a C with a circle around it. I have never seen one like this before. It has fine lines going down the bottle. On the edge at the bottom say “design patent pending”

    I have look on line and cannot seem to find anything that looks like this bottle. I was wondering how old it was and are they a common bottle

    Thanks
    Mike

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Mike
      It sounds like a ‘flavor bottle’. Many Coca-Cola bottlers offered their customers a choice in drink flavors, not only a cola drink. The cap would have shown the flavor. They bottled everything from orange, strawberry, grape, etc.
      They were used from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. The c in a circle is the glass makers mark, Chattanooga Glass Company. Key West bottles are popular with collectors and are somewhat hard to find. I would estimate value around $30 to $50, possibly more.
      Doug

  466. austin Says:

    i have a green coke bottle i found up under my house i was wondering how old it is or how much it is worth it was made i culmbus ohio and it is a 10oz bottle

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Austin,
      The 10 ounce was a popular size bottle and many were made. Only worht a few dollars. But still a great find under your house.
      Doug

  467. Tracy Says:

    Hi Doug,
    I know your specialty is Coke bottles, but I found a pay stub from Tuscaloosa Coca Cola Bottling Co. in Alaska from 1944. I have checked Ebay and cannot find anything that would help me out with the value of this…any suggestions?? thank you!

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Tracy
      Is it from Alaska or Alabama? I am not familiar with checks, but people do collect them. On average checks sell for around $5 to $10, that I have seen. But, I am no expert on them and yours could be worth more. Check on my main page and look under “Great Links”. Click on Coca-Cola Collectors Club, then ‘Local Chapter’ tab. See if a chapter is close to you and contact them to help out with a value.
      Doug

  468. Erik Lemons Says:

    Hello, I have a Coke bottle that looks to possibly be from the 60s (I could be wrong). It is a 10oz bottle and is about 15 inches tall. It is a skinny bottle that is about an inch and a half diameter at its base and it curves and swivels to the left going up and is at its skinniest, maybe 1/4 inch diameter, midway up the neck of the bottle. Its is a clear bottle but is unopened and still has the original coke in it. I was wondering if you knew anything about the bottle and if it is worth anything.

    Thank You

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Erik
      It sounds like a ‘carnival’ bottle. Many soft drink bottles were heated, stretched, filled and capped and given out as prizes at fairs and carnivals. They turn up fairly often. Thet sell for around $5 to $10.
      Doug

  469. wanda evanson Says:

    Dear Doug,
    My husband and I are cleaning out a 3 acre property we purchased in NC. We have come across thousands of coke bottles and other OLD misc. soda bottles, some I have never even heard of. This property has been abandoned for over 20 years but the man that owned it never and I mean never threw anything away. I was just wondering if it would be worth collecting the soda bottles and cleaning them up for sale? I have always collected old bottles and decanters but not soda bottles. To give you and idea of the bottles, most of them are pale green coke cola bottles with different cities and states printed on the bottom. Some also have National Parks printed on the bottom some are small 10 oz and others are tall I think 16 oz. I also found a glass 2 litter coke bottle and lots of hillbilly mt. dew bottles. would you know of anyone around Durham area of NC that is a collector? I hate to see history get tossed away. Thank you for your time. Wanda

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Wanda
      Sounds like you have a big chore ahead of you! As a general rule of thumb, most bottles that have a painted (ACL) label, and the paint is missing or badly faded won’t be worth much of anything to anyone.
      The only person who I can think of in your general area that could help or know someone to help is Reggie Lynch. Check out his website, http://www.antiquebottles.com/ At the bottom of the page is his contact email. Contact him and see if he can help. If I was closer I would have been glad to help.
      Doug

  470. Charity Hommel Says:

    I was just given a crate full of old coca cola bottles and some others, but I am curious about 2 of them. They look like genuine 1923 Christmas Bottles and the Seattle Wash mark is looks right, but the color of the bottles have changed! They have a rainbow hue to them! Is this something that occurs in saltwater? They were dug up on a beach here in Wrangell Alaska. :)

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Charity,
      It sounds like your two bottles were buried or in saltwater. It does affect the glass when a bottle is buried or in water a long time. The minerals in the glass and in the soil/water react to each other and can cause an etched look and /or discoloration of the glass. I have seen this rainbow look before and think it makes a great display in a window.
      Hope this helps!
      Doug

      • Charity Hommel Says:

        Thanks so much, Doug! I was suspecting this was the case. They are very beautiful in my kitchen window! :) Cheers!

  471. Joy Says:

    I have about 12 of the what I thnk are the “CHristmas Bottles” from the 1920’s. Found them in an old bottle dump behond a 19th century house. most say Chatt Tenn on the bottom How can I be sure they are the Christmas Bottles?
    Thanks!
    Joy

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Joy,
      The Christmas bottle will have embossed on one side below Coca-Cola the date DEC 25 1923. A commemorative version was made in the 1980’s. The way to tell the commemorative apart from the original is to look at the bottom. On the original the City/State is in large lettering. The commemorative used smaller lettering and a circular line is in between the text on the bottom.
      Hope you have the original ones! The commemorative aren’t worth much.
      Doug

  472. Joy Says:

    Actually now that I remember ….it’s been 12 years since I found them, that I found them in the attic. In great condition. Untouched for years. I found some NuGrape and Double Line and LOTS of RC in near perfect condtion. Still have them all. But still, my original question is about how to tell if a Coke bottle is an original “Christmas Coke Bottle.
    THanks

  473. Rachel Says:

    Hey I was just wondering of you could give me any information on an old coke bottle I have had for years and was just wondering the value.
    It is a 36oz (1qt 4 oz) glass bottle. With both side labels in tact with colorthat read coke. It also says money back bottle and return for deposit on each aide of the neck. The only number or any type of number read 7292 L. It is a thick light green type of glass.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Rachel
      The 36 ounce bottle was only used in South Carolina. Your bottle is from 1972. THey made them to compete with other brands 32 ounce bottle, selling the 36 ounce for the same price as the 32 ounce. THe other soft drink companies began to follow suit and made a 36 ounce bottle too. Worth around $15 to $25.
      Doug

  474. amber Says:

    Hi Doug,
    My name is Amber and my uncle has a bunch of old coke bottle products and we was wondering about how much they would sell for. I’d sure appreciate it if you could help me out.
    The first bottle I have is an old PINEAPPLE Barq’s rootbeer glass bottle. 12 fl. oz (no year found)
    I also found a bottle in his collection that has a manufactur error. At the bottom of the 10 Fl. Oz glass bottle it says Dispose of Properl…the “Y” is missing in Properly. Could this bottle be worth anything?
    Next I have a Coca-Cola bottle. It says its the origional bottle since 1886 also its a Limited edition bottle and says it was made in Atlanta, Ga. (8.5 Fl. Oz.)
    Also I have a Pepsi bottle that says return for deposit. My uncle says that he use to buy them at the store when he was a kid and now he is 65. He said they was made in the 50’s. When you bought one from the store after you drink it you bring the bottle back to the store and get 10cents back which means your only paying 5cents for the drink.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Amber
      Oh, I remember the days of taking back the deposit bottles! We used to go gather them up from anywhere we could find them to turn in for a soft drink or candy!
      It sounds like your Uncle has a nice collection! The Barq’s bottles are fairly common, depending on if they have a City/State marked on them. THe common ones go for $5 to $10.
      The missing ‘Y’ bottle sells for around $15 to $20. A lot of them were made and aren’t considered ‘rare. Hope this helps
      Doug

  475. chaz Says:

    hi i have an old cold bottle similar to jacks it says 2 i 55 and then 7 underneath on the bottom is it the same value as jacks and same year ?? since it says 55.. and on the top it says 1pt . 10 fl oz… please get back to me with the value and age thank you

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Chaz
      Your bottle is from 1955. It would be worth the same as the one Jack posted.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

      • chaz Says:

        thanks and i also have an older caramel colored coke with 42 on the bottom any idea of that??

      • cocacolabottleman Says:

        Is it a straight sided Coca-Cola bottle? Or the contour shape? What does it say exactly on the bottle? That might help me identify the bottle.
        Doug

  476. marc Says:

    Hello Doug,

    I recently found an old coke bottle on the bed of the river thames in London, UK. It is heavy glass and has an embossed ‘coca cola’ logo ob both sides, with ‘trade mark registered’ beneath the logo on both sides. There are no other markings other than the digits ’64f3v’ on the bottom. Do you have any idea when the bottle was produced? Kind regards,

    Marc.