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We have an old glass cola bottle, it was filled in

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we have an old brown glass coca cola bottle, it was filled in louisville ky it held 6 1/2 oz1251, can you tell me what it is worth?
and a number stamped on the side is
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Hi! My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help with your Coca Cola bottle.

Does it look like this one, by any chance?

With a horseshoe shaped arrow around the Coca Cola on the front?

And a bottom that looks like this?

Many thanks and wait to hear,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it has the arrow on the front and the x on the bottom woth the coka cola on the bottom
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are you there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what is it worth, we have someone here who wants to buy it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
you know what just forget it and I want my money back
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what is my bottle worth?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
please hurry, these folks wont stay much longer
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just don't charge my card I lost the sale and I'm in my 80s cant afford this mess, good my don't call me
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Apologies for the delay in getting back to you, I had assumed you'd abandoned the question since I had not heard from you for a while after my initial reply.

Thanks for confirming the photos I sent, delighted we have a match.

Your bottle dates to late 'teens or early 1920s and was produced in Louisville, KY, by a contract bottler for Coca Cola called the Root Glass Company (incidentally famous for having produced the first “Hobbleskirt” shaped Coke bottles, circa 1915 or 1916).

Yours is quite a scarce bottle, but does turn up for sale from time to time at auction or on line (eBay) where it sells in the range of $20 - $40.

It therefore has a full retail value (if you saw it for sale in an antique store, say) of about $80. This is also the replacement value for insurance purposes.

I do hope this helps!

Best wishes,

PS No need to respond to any phone requests, they are automatically generated by the website and don't come from me. Apologies, please ignore. Besides they will cost you an extra fee which you don't need to pay. Thanks R.