April 13th & 14th 2019 Coin-Op & Advertising, Las Vegas
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/14/2019
This bottle is a beautiful and unused example and variation of what was being used at the time. It was recently discovered during sorting, a few days after the acquisition of a Coca-Cola collection from a retired Coca-Cola employee who worked for Chapman Root. It bears the Dec. 25, 1923 patent date, but was made by Owens Illinois in 1933, in Terre Haute, In. This would have been just after the acquisition of Root Glass Company. The best guess by experts we consulted, Bill Porter among them, is that it might have been made for submission or approval for a newly modified design; one that was intended to perhaps be a “handy hold” bottle. That the prominently visible and embossed central horizontal band would have made the bottle easier to grasp and control seems a logical explanation, however it is only conjecture and really unexplainable, since there is no known paperwork nor city on the bottom of the bottle. It does, due to its pristine and unused condition, prompt serious consideration as a unique mystery and oddity.

Condition: (Mint).

Item Dimensions: 7 - 3/4" x 2 - 1/4".
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $10,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
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