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the Soda Fizz e-Zine for Soda Memorabilia Collectors Worldwide

 18th October, 2003

ISSN: 1541-776X

The Weekly e-Zine for Soda Memorabilia 
Collectors Worldwide

Up for Grabs

From Mix International : A number of $3 new bottle offers this week:

--Tulsa Fair 100th-- 
--Florida A&M 25th Football bottle--
--Circle City Classic 2003--
--Tulsa Zoo 75th--
--Soldier Field 2003-- 
--Pensacola 100th--

I also have the following recent bottle offers still available in limited quantities:

--Pier 39--  $5 each
--Indianapolis 100th-- $3 each
--Saratoga Racecourse--  $3 each
--Sunbelt Ag Expo 2003-- $5 each
--Varsity 75th with tag-- $10 each
--Hot August Nights 2003--  $5 each
--McDonalds - Ray Kroc 100th--  $25 each (only a few)
--Asian McDonald's 10th Coca-Cola bottle--  - $100 (1 left)

I was only able to secure an extra "bakers dozen" of the new 2003 wrapped holiday Santa bottle.  I have posted them all to ebay to give everyone a chance: --NEW 2003 wrapped holiday Santa bottle -

--Richard Mix's auctions--

The Mid-America Chapter of TCCCC presents a mock-up of their four-year 2003-2006 Spring Fling Convention - 3/Bottle Shadow Box Set. Project limited to 225 of each. Available now -- 2003 Silver Straight Sided Coca-Cola Bottle, at $25.00 per bottle, includes shipping within the USA.

SF 2004 --- Bronze Coca-Cola Root Bottle w/Hang Tag -- Coming April 2004
SF 2005 --- Gold Coca-Cola Hutch Bottle----------------------- Coming April 2005
SF 2006 --- Coca-Cola Wood Shadow Box--------------------- Coming April 2006

Contact: Ginny Wohlgemuth, 419 N. Industrial Rd. El Dorado, KS 67042; Phone: 316-320-5424 or by E-mail

Also if anyone else has bottles or other soda-related items to offer, E-mail and let us all know.

My Missing Items

WANTED "PINEAPPLE CRUSH" - Looking to purchase Pineapple Crush. Cans or bottles, glass or 2-liter plastic, and anything in between. Please let me know if you have seen it anywhere in your area. I am in California and am willing to call anywhere to get this shipped to me. Thanks and take care of you! E-mail me.

From Doug : WANTED: 12-ounce and 16-ounce EMBOSSED Coca-Cola bottles in good condition. Please E-mail me with what you have, and prices. THANKS!

Do you have a particular item, or items, that you have been looking for a long time to complete part of your collection, or something you want - but have not as yet been able to find? Send it so all of us can help you look. You never know where it may turn up! E-mail it to My Missing Item


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Q & A

Post your questions online @ the Question Forum

From Ivan : Does anyone have any information on a 22-ounce clear, embossed bottle, "Royal Soda Water Co., St. Louis, Mo." ?

Send any info to Royal Soda Water Co

Q From Justin Riddick : I am looking for a book. The name of the book is "Collecting Applied Colored Label Soda Bottles" from the Painted Soda Bottles Collectors Assoc. (PSBCA), the 3rd Edition. I was wondering if I could buy a copy. Thank you. 

The information you are looking for can be found here:

Q From Jay : I recently found an old bottle from the EAGLE SOFT DRINK COMPANY OF SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin. I have lived in the area my whole life and never heard of them before. Can anyone give me any info about them, or suggestions of how to find out about them?

I f anyone knows about this company, please share it by sending an email to: Eagle Soft Drink Co Info

Q From Jerry Watkinson, Imperial Beach, Calif. : I recently obtained one of the solid lead crystal 6-ounce size Coca-Cola bottles. I know these were issued in 1986 for the 100th Anniversary of Coca-Cola, but I don't know if there were others issued for different occasions. I would also like to know the current value of this bottle, in near mint condition.

I t is listed in Richard Mix's (1999) guide for $150-175 (the 100th Anniversary crystal Coca-Cola bottle in the 6.5-ounce size). Its value may have changed in the past few years, but at least this would give you an idea of its value.

There are also sixteen other crystal bottles listed in this guide, ranging from Olympic crystal bottles to NASCAR and others, such as the World of Coke and others.

Please do send your best deals, favorite items, collecting stories, or trades etc. questions and comments to My Items
They are always welcome.

What's New?

Bill Kloster Remembered On Dr Pepper Can
Sent by Mike Elling, Sharon, Tennessee

Bill Kloster, the late owner of the oldest Dr Pepper bottling plant in the world, founded in 1891, has been memorialized on a standard 12-ounce aluminum Dr Pepper can. The can was unveiled at the plant's soda shop on the Labor Day weekend and certificates of purchase were presented with the sale of each case of cans. 

The can, dedicated to his grandfather by the current general manager Mark Kloster, features an image of Bill Kloster sharing his favorite soft drink with a small child. The image is a reproduction of the bronze statue erected at the front of the plant in 2000, a few months after Mr. Kloster's death. The text of the can reads:

BILL KLOSTER began work at the Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Co. in 1932 at the age of 14, as a 10-cent an hour bottle sorter. From these humble beginnings he eventually rose to become owner of the company.

He was a tireless ambassador of goodwill for Dr Pepper and the town on Dublin. We lost Bill Kloster in 1999. The next year "Sweet Inspiration" a life-size statue honoring him was erected in front of his beloved Dr Pepper Bottling Plant. (The design also features a heart with the initials "IMK" in honor of Iona Kloster, the late wife of the longtime owner.)

The can has the standard Dr Pepper "signature" logo and the logo of Imperial Pure Cane Sugar that supplies the refined sweetener for the drink. Also featured in the design is a "Thanks For Your Dublin Dr Pepper Business" and the signature of general manager Mark Kloster. The cans may be ordered online at , or by calling 1-888-398-1024.

Also from MikeE : How does this work? 7Up is running their FIDO character number puzzle game. Try your hand with it at: 

New bottles or cans, or anything soda, in your area ?
Please send the info so all of us can know @ Whats New

Upcoming Event Reminders:

Austin Bottle, Jar, Insulator & Collectible Show & Sale (Sat. 8:30 AM 2:30 PM) at the North Austin Lions Club, 1103 Justin Lane, Austin, Texas. INFO: Gary Ingram, 3504 Indian Point Dr., Austin, TX  78739, PH: (512) 282-6221, E-mail:

Capital Region Antique Bottle & Insulator Club 2003 Annual Antique Insulator, Bottle & Tabletop Collectibles Show (Sun. 9 AM - 2:30 PM) at 1848 Shaker Meeting House (part of the Shaker Heritage Society), Albany Shaker Road (next to Albany Airport) Albany, New York. INFO: Bob Latham, 463 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211, PH: (518) 463-1053 (evenings & weekends), E-mail:; or Fran Hughes, PH: (518) 377-7134, E-mail:

Cambridge Bottle Show (Sun. 9 AM - 2:30 PM) at Duncan Macintosh Arena, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. INFO: Robin Newton-Smith, PH: (519) 623-6302, E-mail:

1st Chicago Bottle Club's 34th Annual Show & Sale (Sun. 9 AM 2 PM) at the Ramada Inn & Suites Convention Center, 780 E. North Ave. (1/2 mile west of I-355), Glendale Heights, Illinois. INFO: John E. Panek, 1790 Hickory Knoll, Deerfield, IL  60015, PH: (847) 945-5493, E-mail:

The 5th Annual Great Mid-Atlantic Bottle, Paper & Advertising Show & Sale (Sun. 9 AM 3 PM) at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, I-83 (north of Baltimore), Timonium, Maryland. INFO: Holiday Productions, P. O. Box 845, Abingdon, MD  21009 or Bill Thomas, PH: (410) 538-5558.

Presenting the Jefferson State Bottle & Insulator Show, hosted by The Siskiyou Antique Bottle Collectors Association and the Jefferson State Insulator Club. Seven Feathers Resort & Casino in Canyonville, Oregon (on I-5, 100 miles north of California border). Over 100 tables. Dealer setup: Fri: 3-7pm and Sat. 7-9am. $40 per sales table. $35 each additional table. Early buyers: Fri. 4-7pm and Sat. 8-9am $10 per person. Saturday: FREE Public Admission 9am to 5pm.  INFO: Keith Lunt, PH: (541) 773-2404, E-mail: or Scott Morrell, PH: (541) 608-1043, E-mail:

The Arkansas & Oklahoma Chapters of the Coca-Cola Collectors Club are hosting a Swap Meet at the Settle Inn (800-677-6906) in Branson, Missouri October 23rd through 25th. For information, E-mail Ken Cottrell at:, or call (918) 357-3067. Mention the Coca-Cola event when making reservations to get the special room rate of $65.

The Great Lakes Chapter of the Coca-Cola Collectors Club is holding its annual Fall Fest at the Battle Creek Inn, Battle Creek, Michigan from October 31 through November 2, 2003. Events will include welcome party, auction, banquet, swap meet and room hopping. For more information, please contact Sandy Wilson, 8101 Creston Drive, Freeland, MI 48623-8722, or call +1-989-692-0551, or e-mail Battle Creek Inn is located at I-94 & Capital Avenue and its toll free number is +1-800-232-3405.

If you would like to view the full 'events calendar' that I now maintain  < click here>.
Any new events  in your area? E-mail it so all of us can know, to: Upcoming Events

From me, the Fizz in my life...

The Morristown show last weekend was one of the most fun shows I've ever attended! And on top of that - it was the first one for Morristown. I got three disks worth of photos - so look in The Soda Fizz Magazine for what I caught with my camera. And when I get a chance, I'll post some online too - so everyone else can see too.

One of my new subscribers, Doug McCoy, was able to help out with the lady (Geri) in a previous Fizz, who was looking for some of the small Grapette bottles. Seems he lives in the same town as Geri where they met up last week, and now Geri has the Grapette bottles she was looking for. Thanks Doug - I appreciate it!

While at the Morristown show, and talking with Jimmie Wood, I found out that the LGW exhibit at the museum in S.C. had been extended until early next year - something I hadn't previously known. I have shared the info that he sent me with you below.

Do remember the EXPO in Memphis next August. This only happens ever four years and is a great opportunity to have a nice get-together. Mail me if you are interested in participating in some way.

Until next time, Happy Collecting!

FYI : Unique South Carolina Bottles - Exhibit Extended

Sent by Jimmie Wood, Denver, N.C.

Home-Blown: Beverage Bottles of Laurens Glass Works, 1910-1996
through January 4, 2004 at the South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, S.C.

Two years of research and discussion between the State Museum and Dr. Fred Holcombe and his son, Joe, went into the development of this exhibit, which examines the 80-year history of Laurens Glass Works (LGW), its bottles and the people who worked there. The Holcombes loaned most of the bottles and several other objects to the show. The more than 80 bottles displayed illustrate the diversity of the glass produced at the plant. 

Bottles highlighted include some of the earliest surviving bottles made by LGW, early ACLs, commemoratives and the LBJ bottle from Canada Dry. In addition, pictures, diagrams and dioramas show the evolution of the plant from a small work force of 50 to more than 800 in the 1970s.

The museum staff is continuing to interview former employees of Laurens Glass Works and is seeking more documentation of its history. Since the show opened in April of 2002, additional records of mold numbers and contracts with firms throughout the eastern United States have been found.

For more information, contact Fritz Hamer, Chief Curator of History, S.C. State Museum, at: (803) 898-4942 or by E-mail:

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 Idea

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