The embossed makers mark or letters on the side of a bottle or on the base of a bottle will help to reveal a bottles age. Marks or letters on collectible milk bottles and Coca Cola bottles are commonly indicators of age and origin.
How do I know if my bottles are valuable?
While not all old bottles are valuable, an older bottle is more likely to be worth more than a newer one. Seams and pontil marks are two of the ways you can determine a bottles age. The pontil mark is the mark at the bottom of the bottle where it was attached to the glass blowers pontil rod.
How can you tell how old a beer bottle is?
In a 3-piece mold, a seam often runs horizontally around the shoulder of the bottle with opposing seams on the neck. To some extent, the height of the mold seam on the bottle can indicate age. However, there are plenty of exceptions to any kind of “thermometer” rule (ie. the higher the seam goes, the newer the bottle.)
Are old beer bottles worth money?
Many different types of bottles are highly collectible and can be worth a tidy sum, including old beer bottles. One factor that drives up the price is that bottle collectors in general, collectors of breweriana, and those interested in old advertising memorabilia all compete for these items.
What is the most expensive Coca Cola bottle?
Most Expensive SodaCoca Cola Can Factory Error: $281,000. Coca-Cola Factory Error Unopened Can: $250,000. Six 100th Anniversary Laredo Coca Cola Bottling Co: $11,000. Antique Kiesener Swiss Apple Juice from 1942: $7,950. Three Vintage Pepsi-Cola Cans from The 50s: $5,995.Antique USSR Siphon Sodas: $3,900.More items