Sam Evans'
GEORGIA
Coca-Cola Bottle
CHECKLIST

Sam Evans' Quick Reference,
Georgia Coca-Cola Bottle
~ Checklist ~
Updated Daily !!

This site does not list every type of Coke bottle,
please read carefully to see what it does list.

I Buy, Sell, & Collect,    Questions......Call 706 613-0224

On the checklist page is a complete list of the Georgia cities & towns known to have Coke bottles bearing their names.  The checklist contains retail values and collectability ratings.  Do not expect to sell a bottle at these prices.  These values are what you might expect to pay in an antique store.

PLEASE NOTE - THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A THANKSGIVING BOTTLE OR A CHRISTMAS BOTTLE.  The bottles that some people refer to as Thanksgiving bottles have the patent date of November 16, 1915.  I assume that they think that this was Thanksgiving Day.  It was not.  Thanksgiving Day was November 25 in 1915.  The bottles that have the patent date of December 25, 1923 have been called Christmas bottles, but if you read the official Coca-Cola Company website you will see that this date had absolutely NOTHING to do with the celebration of Christmas, nor were the bottles produced on that date, nor were the bottles filled on that date.  The only true Dhristmas bottles have Santa's picture on them and are completely worthless.

STRAIGHT SIDED COCA-COLA BOTTLES
COME IN MANY DIFFERENT TYPES.  ONE
TYPE IS NO MORE COLLECTIBLE THAN
ANOTHER TYPE.  The bottles with the town
on the shoulder in large print contained Coke
as well as the script logo bottles.  Usually, unless
the bottle stated "Soda Water", it would be filled
with Coke.  Also, there are shoulder script straight sided bottles that have SODA WATER embossed in the center of the bottle.  Thus indicating that the script logo did not designate the type of contents.

Also, Coke bottles came in different colors and shades, the bottles were clear, blue, aqua, and green.  There were different shades of each color.  Dalton Straight Sided bottles were the only Georgia bottles in brownish amber.  THE COLOR OF THE BOTTLE HAS NO RELATIONSHIP TO VALUE.

I have the most complete collection
of all 5 types of Georgia embossed
contour (hobbleskirt) bottles known.
At this time I have 306 out of 315 possible
and approximately 300 more variations.
Most of my bottles are in very good
condition and professionally cleaned.
(I still need a couple dozen upgrades)
Also, I do not collect every variation of
every variation, that's not my goal.  I'm
not looking for every font style, every color
or every tiddley type of every type of bottle.

- But, I do have more types of every bottle
from every Georgia town than any other
collection of Georgia hobbleskirts known
and in the best condition known -
~ Not even the Sheik has this ~

(knowledge can be more useful than money
and a lot of knowledge is priceless)

(HOW TO READ THE CHECKLIST)

The values are RETAIL, not what you should expect to sell the bottle for, but what you should expect to pay in an antique store.

WHAT IF I DON'T SEE MY BOTTLE HERE????
That does not mean that it's RARE, it simply means that I have not had the time to list it yet or I don't feel that it's important enough to list at all.


IMPORTANT

IF MORE THAN 3% OF THE BOTTLE IS DAMAGED, YOU SHOULD DEDUCT 90% OF THE VALUES LISTED BELOW.  SO-CALLED REPAIRS DO NOT ADD VALUE.
Bottles with replaced parts are nearly worthless.  Condition matters !

CONDITION MATTERS
CONDITION MATTERS
CONDITION MATTERS

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