Spring is Almost Here

 Well, things are beginning to bloom here in the South already. And we have had some springtime weather with thunderstorms.  

  It is also a great time to head out to some bottle shows.  Athens Georgia Antique Bottle, Pottery, & Collectibles Sale & Show is  a new show. It will be on March 3rd. I was hoping to be able to go and check it out, but things have come up and can’t. Hopefully some of you can stop by and let me know how the show was. I wish the show sponsors much success with the show.

Another show that I have heard a great deal about is the Baltimore Antique Bottle Club 32nd Annual Antique Bottle Show & Sale, being held March 4th. I have seen photos of this show from past years and it looks like a GREAT show with plenty of vendors, usually over 300 tables!   Hopefully next year I can check it out.

So, with warmer weather around the corner, get out and find a bottle show or two to check out.  Look at my links for the bottle show listing.

Happy Collecting!

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6 Responses to “Spring is Almost Here”

  1. tif Says:

    i need your advice
    I recently found some coke cola, rc, nesbit, original vernors a dn other bottles, some cokes were never open, Here is my issue i have never seen them before they say half liter, green tinted bottle and red label painted on with white words, and say for deposit on some, i also have small 6 1/2 size bottles, with wooden crates as well, i would like to know where i can go to get them checked out

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Tif,
      The Half Liter bottles came out in 1976. THe Half Liter usually sell for around $5 a piece. The other bottles sound possibly like the common versions of those bottles. The best place is to look on my ‘Great Links’ and see if there is an antique bottle show coming up soon in your area. Many times they will have people there to help with appraisals.
      Doug

  2. Lori Says:

    Hi Bottleman,

    Do you know of any bottle shows or groups in Southern California?

  3. Vicki Says:

    I have a clear 6 1/2 ozs. Coca Cola Bottling Co. San Diego, with a large C on the bottom a long with the number 30 on the left of the C and the number 212, with a 1 under that on the right. It has no sign of being painted on or a label. It is very skinny with all the letters raised. What is it?

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      Vicki
      Your bottle sounds like a ‘flavor bottle’. Many early Coca-Cola bottlers wanted to offer their customers a choice of sodas, not just a cola flavored drink. They would offer many flavors including, orange, grape, strawberry, creme soda, etc. They would use a bottle marked with Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and the bottle cap would show the flavor.
      Your bottle could have either had a paper label OR if it was painted at one time, the paint could be worn off from being exposed to the weather, etc.
      The ’30’ could be the date code, which would mean it was made in 1930. They would have used a paper label at that time.
      Hope this helps.
      Doug

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