Dating antique coke bottles

The ad-turned-handle would have been fastened to a business's front door for a hard-to-miss promo.

Often discarded after a few years, they prove a rare find today.

If the specific attribute is no known, you can enter "unknown," where allowed.

You must enter all of the attributes for the engine to function correctly and give an accurate estimate.

The oldest of the group—stubby blue vessels known as "blob tops"—debuted in the 1840s and were originally capped with porcelain corks encased in wire.

Though handsome, the FDA outlawed them in 1906 due to sanitary concerns.

Advertising Signs Antique signs showcase a general rule of thumb for soda collectibles—the less known the brand, the more valuable the piece.

Clocks These timekeepers were yet another attempt by soda brands to coax stores into keeping their logos up, well, all the time.

The Vess (I) and Coca-Cola (J) clocks both date to the 1950s.

Take the circa 1900 gold-framed image from Andrew Lohr (D), a bottling company once based in Illinois.

The scarce find is valued at ,500; meanwhile, the cheery aluminum Pepsi (E) sign yields an estimate of only 0.


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