|Up for Grabs|
From JohnB : "I have quite a few ABCB Convention bottles up for grabs. All have original lids and are in good condition. I have two from '55, '58, '62 and '63; and one of each from '52, '57, '60 and '61. If interested E-mail to NOFX234@aol.com all offers. Thanks."
From Jeff Stoyanoff : "I have a Hires Root Beer bottle. The label is still 88% intact, along with crown cap and a little syrup in the bottom of the bottle. If interested please E-mail me: email@example.com and I'll respond with a little history and a photo to go with it."
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Q From Jeff : "I have an embossed baseball bottle made by Laurens Glass Works in 1959 for the Palmetto Bottling Company, Charleston, South Carolina. It has a baseball player holding a bat, with "Enjoy Quality Baseball Beverages" embossed on the other side, with the company's name, city and state. There are three circled B's around the neck with crossed-bats across the bottom along with the baseballs and flowers with five petals around the shoulder. I would like any information anyone would have regarding this bottle."
Q From Ray Lawton : "I have a question about a "HUSKER" soda bottle from Seward, NE. It has a red and white label, with a player carrying a football. We have three jersey numbers: #12, #14, & #24. I have heard there were other numbers. Does anyone out there know how many were made and what the numbers were?"
Q From David Tanner re: last
week's question about the blue Coke can :
"You have a test can from about 1973. Coke has made quite a few test cans over the years,
but only a couple were in blue, though. It's a very nice can to
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|What's New ?|
The secret is out! Beginning October 14, people in the US can buy specially-marked packages of Coca-Cola products, and, if they find a Golden Snitch game piece inside, they could win a trip for four to London or get other great offers. The prizes are all part of Coca-Colas fall "Catch the Golden Snitch and Win" promotion supporting Warner Bros. Pictures November 15 release of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Town celebrates its soda jerk
After 50 years as a soda jerk, Richard Huckriede's importance is about to be enshrined. Money is being raised for a life-sized cardboard cutout of Huckriede's image for a soda fountain exhibit at the Kiowa County Museum. Huckriede, 73, moved to Greensburg, Kansas, with a population of 1574, as a young man, and began to work at Hunter Drug Store after high school, selling sodas for a nickel a glass. "I just really never had any plans to do anything else," the lifelong bachelor said. "I guess I've always enjoyed the people." Recently, Huckriede celebrated his 50th anniversary at Hunter Drug Store.
Coca-Cola has been selected to be featured in a Singapore stamp set series titled, "Singapore, A Global City" by Singapore Post. This collection is released in conjunction with the World Stamp Championships, to be held in Singapore in 2004. The limited edition collectors' series comprises a total of six stamps and 15 souvenir sheets, grouped under three different categories and featuring 14 other leading brands. Coca-Cola will launch the series and the "Leisure and Lifestyle" category on November 20th this year. The other categories are "Communications and Technology" (release date 18th June 2003) and "Trade and Industry" (to be released in February 2004). The "Leisure and Lifestyle" category comprises two stamps illustrating the sub-themes leisure (sports – a yacht) and lifestyle (denoted by a graphic depiction of the arts) and five companies associated with it - Coca-Cola, American Express, McDonald's, Reader's Digest and Swatch.
The Coca-Cola owned juice maker Minute Maid Company will be opening a citrus plant in Auburndale, Florida, next year. At a cost of US$120m, construction has already begun, and the plant will open in March 2003. In the beginning, it will employ 120 people with 300 workers expected by 2006. The plant is being opened to manufacture a new brand of pasteurized juice called "Simply Orange", which will be sold nationwide. Minute Maid owned five juice plants in Florida but left in the 1980s after spells of cold weather killed citrus crops.
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|Upcoming Event Reminders:|
October 18-19 (Friday-Saturday) Savannah, Georgia
The 5th Annual Savannah Bottle Show & Sale
(Sat 9am-3pm, early admission Fri 4pm)
at the National Guard Armory, Eisenhower Dr., Savannah, Georgia
Info: David Powell, 2617 Salcedo Ave., Savannah, GA 31406, Ph: (912) 354-3576
or Russ Butler, Ph: 850-627-4909, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 20 (Sunday) Aylesbury, England
National Society of Collectors Fairs Annual Autumn Show & Sale
(Sun 11am-1pm, early admission 9am)
at the Aylesbury Civic Center, Aylesbury, Bucks, England
Info: Pamela Ball, 2 Pound Cottage, Blackthorn, Bicester, Oxon OX25 1TE. England
Ph: 011 44 1869 241107
or Mike Smith, Ph: 011 44 1296 651283
October 20 (Sunday) Buffalo, New York
Greater Buffalo Bottle Collectors Association's 4th Annual Show & Sale
(Sun 9am-3pm) at the Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, New York
Info: Ed Potter, Ph: 716-674-8890, E-mail: Psjablon102@cs.com
or Stever Gartz, Ph: 716-824-9660, E-mail: email@example.com
October 20 (Sunday) Findlay, Ohio
Findlay Antique Bottle Club's 26th Annual Show & Sale
(Sun 9am-3pm) at "The Old Barn"
Route 224 (I-75 exit 159 west), Findlay, Ohio
Info: Fred Curtis, 1635 Washington Ave., Findlay, OH 45840, Ph: 419-424-0486
October 20 (Sunday) Scriba, New York
Empire State Bottle Collectors Association's 4th Annual Fall Show & Sale
(Sun 9am-3pm) at the Scriba Fire Hall
US Route 104 East, Scriba, New York
Info: Barry L. Haynes, PO Box 900, Mexico, NY 13114
Ph: 315-963-0922 or 315-963-3749
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|FYI : Have you seen this bottle?|
The current issue of The Soda Fizz Magazine has a short article, with pictures from Bill Baab's visit to the Lauren's Glass Works exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. One of those pictures is of the patent design for a bottle, which asks the question, "Have you seen this bottle?"
Well, someone not only has seen it, but has them in their collection. Read on...
Warren Thompson was the first to write:
"I have two bottles that appear to be identical with this photo.
The first bottle is 9 ¼" tall; clear with four vertical rows; three squares in each row; and each square contains a dice. The dice in one row are numbered 1,2,3; the dice in the next row are numbered 4,5,6; the dice in the next row are again numbered 1,2,3; with the next dice numbered 4,5,6.
At the neck is "S.T. BOON" on both the front and the back. On the bottom is "FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.", and around the base is "Contents 9 FL. OZS." and "9 L.G.W." I purchased this bottle in July, 1995, in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
The second bottle is also 9 ¼" tall; identical as far as the four vertical rows of three squares each, with each square containing a dice. The color of the bottle is light green. At the neck is "Hi-Roller" on both the front and the back. On the bottom is "Kinston, N.C." and around the base is "Contents 9 FL. OZS". I purchased this bottle in Sept., 2001, in Selma, North Carolina."
Then, shortly after Warren's reply, Jimmie Wood wrote:
"I have this bottle in my collection, It was made for Forester Beverages in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. The name of the product was "Hi-Roller", which must have some connection to the dice embossed on the bottle. I believe it was a flavor bottle."
So, now it seems the "mystery" of the bottle has been solved.
If you have a soda-related subject that you would like to see here as an "FYI" article, or have information you yourself would like to contribute, don't be shy, send it to: FYI@thesodafizz.com
Until next week, Happy Collecting! CokeGirl
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