May is Here

 

Well, with spring here, I’ve been too busy to get to my blog and post anything.    What with yard work, etc. I hadn’t had a chance to do much of anything with bottles.   

Although I did find some time to hit a local antique store I hadn’t been to in several months.  I found several bottles, most of them were upgrades for ones I already had, but one bottle, that I almost did not buy was my best find.    It is easy to get into a habit of looking at bottles too quickly and passing something over that turns out to be a unique bottle.     I always look at the bottom of the embossed Coca-Cola bottles to see what City/State they have. I found a Marietta, GA bottle. I have several Marietta bottles already and decided not to buy it. But, it was only $1, so I thought I would go ahead and get it.    Once I got it home and started cleaning it, I noticed it was not an ordinary bottle. This bottle was from the late 1940’s, so one side should have had the Patent Number embossed in it, with the other side showing the 6 Ounce markings. This bottle has the 6 Ounce markings on both sides, no Patent Number markings!    I try to collect all variations and had never seen this particular year bottle have the ounce size on both sides.

So, get out, hit those local antique stores, flea markets and yard sales and look closely at those items you find. You never know what you might end up with!

Happy Collecting!

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3 Responses to “May is Here”

  1. Jeremy Says:

    I’m just starting to get interested in collecting all types of bottles including old coke bottle. Unfortunately I know nothing about their value or how to spot rare bottles. I have (5) coke bottles now. (2) 6oz (2) 6 1/2 oz and (1) 10 oz. based on glass color the 10 oz I’m guessing is fairly new. The others I am certain are VERY old. Any tips on where I can go to read up on these thing? What to watch out for?

    Thank you

  2. jeremytford@aol.com Says:

    Alright, thanks. I was more concerned about figuring out what things are worth so I don’t over pay for something. I will check out the links you sent. Thanks again.

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