Archive for June, 2013

No Matter Where You Go…..

June 25, 2013

I recently went to see family in Minnesota. We were way up north, a stones through from Canada. I figured I wouldn’t find much of anything in this semi-remote area.  One rainy day we decided to visit a neighboring town.  Came across a great little junk/antique shop PACKED with all kinds of items. I managed to find 15 bottles to add to my collection. Most were Coca-Cola related, but not all of them were.

No matter where you go, you can find bottles of some sort.  A few were from Ely, MN and Virginia, MN. Some good finds. We were able to visit, shop for antiques, fish, go boating, etc.  It was a perfect vacation with family.

Bottles found in MN

Bottles found in MN


Smyrna Bottle Show

June 12, 2013

Last weekend was the Smyrna Antique Bottle Show.  I was able to go, took my camera and did not take the first picture. Got busy talking to a lot of bottle collecting friends and checking out the bottles. I enjoy seeing everyone, finding out what they have found lately and see what is the newest trend in the bottle collecting world. It was a great time.

 I did find some screw on metal Coca-Cola caps. They are hard to come by, and I like having nice caps on my bottles. I also found a few bottles for upgrades. They had less case wear than what my bottles had. So at least I found a few bottles.

Luckily some one else took some photos. Check them out here:

The History of Laurens Glass Works

June 5, 2013

While searching the web today I came across this article by accident. A very interesting read on the history of Laurens Glass Works. Finding articles like this help with identifying marks on bottles and what they mean.  I found a little tid-bit of info at the end of this article about the meaning of the glass makers mark that look like L* and L**. Also it discusses a strike by the glass workers in the late 1960’s, which I had been looking for information on.    It is a great source and hope you enjoy reading it.

Read it HERE

Limited Copies Available…….

June 4, 2013

I have had several questions about my book ‘The Coca-Cola Bottle’ not being available on eBay.  I am running low on copies and do not plan on reprinting the first edition.  I will eventually do a second edition, but at the moment I have too many irons in the fire as it is and am not sure when the second edition will be available.

    I won’t list any copies until after the summer. I will be taking the book on the road to sell and if I have copies available after that  I will re-list a few.

 If you are interested in a copy, you can still contact me here at my blog and I can get you a copy.