125 Years of Coca-Cola

Well, a few things are starting to pop up for the Coca-Cola 125th Anniversary.  I have seen a t-shirt and ball cap.  They are tying it in with the ‘Open Happiness’ promo they have been using the last few years.  The shirt has a Coca-Cola bottle on it; above the bottle it has ‘Open Happiness’ either side of the bottle is ‘125’ and ‘Years’, with Coca-Cola in the middle.   You may also start seeing this design on posters and signs in local stores.

   Not a lot of items yet, but I think by the end of April, beginning of May we will see a lot of items.

If you see something for the 125th, be sure and post a comment here on the blog, tell us what it is and where you saw it!

8 Responses to “125 Years of Coca-Cola”

  1. cokebottles Says:

    I have been told via “Facebook” Coca Cola Amatil (Australia) have no plans to have any items for 125th year. Wake up Amatil 125th year is a milestone for “The Coca Cola Company”

  2. Cathy Says:

    Hi, love your site! Two questions
    1.I found a clear glass coke bottle washed up on a lake shore in Tn so my curiosity is up. It is a 10oz bottle that says “no deposit no return” around top neck. Then coke is embossed (clear) in script on one side and print on the other. The bottom says, “Not to be refilled 7325” then the copyright sign then 1 1578-20. The “25” is bigger. Can I tell the date and/or location from this bottle info?
    2. Are there any 10 ounce bottles that are hard to find or valuable? Saw some the other day at a junker antique store and was wondering.
    Thanks! Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Thank you for your kind words and I am glad you love my blog.
      To answer your first question, you have a No Deposit bottle from 1978. All the other numbers just say which bottle mold was used and what glass manufacuring plant made the bottle. Worth around $5.00. I wonder how long it has been floating around the lake?
      As far as which 10 ounce bottles are considered valuable, well it is hard to say exactly. If they are a 10 ounce No Deposit, like the one you found, worth only $5.00. But some earlier No Deposit 10 ounce bottles, from the early to mid 1960’s could be worth $10.00 to $20.00.
      If the bottles are the returnable 10 ounce, money back bottles, they could be worth $1.00 to around $20.00, depending on what style they are. The earliest returnable 10 ounce were all embossed, no paint. Those usually sell for $5.00 to $10.00 each. The second style had Coca-Cola on both sides of the bottle in paint and had embossed lettering under Coca-Cola. They can go for $10.00 to $20.00. If they have all painted lables on the middle of the bottle, then they are worth only a few dollars.
      I hope all of that makes sense.

  3. Harry Bostock Says:

    In the UK we have a 125 year coke can.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Thank you for your response. I have seen the 125 year cans online, but have not seen them in stores yet here in the U.S. Let me know if you find anything else.
      Maybe they will show up here soon.

  4. Jason Says:


    Just curious to see what a gift pack I received from coca cola summit is worth??

    125 years coca cola containing replica of Hutchinson bottle and new aluminum bottle. All in a gift set.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      I’ve seen the 125th Hutch go for around $50 to $100 when they first came out last year. I think the price has dropped though, with more showing up. But, with the basket, etc. I would think around $100.

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