(706) 613-0224

I Buy, Sell, & Collect

GEORGIA BOTTLES
& GEORGIA POTTERY

Antique 1860's - 1900's
Vintage Georgia Bottles

Hutchinson, Blob Top & Crown Top
Georgia Bottles
including Drugstore Bottles
&
Coca-Cola Bottles


Updated September, 2014
This website is a work in progress

I hope that by using this website
your knowledge will increase

A little knowledge can be
more useful than great wealth,
and great knowledge is pricesless.

I BUY GEORGIA (GA)
COKE BOTTLES
(ONLY GEORGIA)

I BUY COKE BOTTLES
with the inscriptions
PAT'D NOV 16 1915
or
PAT'D DEC 25 1923
IF FROM GEORGIA (GA)
and
IN UNDAMAGED NICE CONDITION

TO SELL BOTTLES,
CALL Sam @ (706) 613-0224
 


See what else I
want to buy today
CLICK HERE
I will pay the highest prices !

also,

I BUY WOOD CRATES
I pay the highest prices !
 


COLLECTING TIP

The condition of the bottle is everything !
I cannot stress enough, CONDITION !!!!!!!
Not just free of cracks or chips, but free
of all flaws such as case wear and scratches
One scratch can devalue the bottle as
much as 50%, often even more.
Case wear , mid-bottle rings is a deal
breaker if you want a "good condition"
bottle or "nice" bottle.  A bottle with a
scratch should not be called "very good
condition", because it's just not.
As a collector, you should strive to get
bottles that are in the very best condition.

Repairs are a deal breaker too.  Repairs
render the bottle virtually worthless to
a serious collector for a quality collection.
Repairs are not really repairs either.  The
proper term should be replacements.  You
cannot repair a lip or top, people
replace them with other tops and glue.
A bottle with a chipped lip is worth
more than a bottle with a replaced top.

If you have a damaged bottle in your
collection, a bottle with even a small
scratch, you should be looking for an
upgrade.  Always be on the lookout for
upgrades and stay away from damaged
bottles if you want a quality collection.
Sometimes, to have a bottle, you will
have to start with a damaged bottle
just to have one, but do not be
satisfied with it and upgrade when
you can.  I'm in the process of trying
to upgrade my bottles even if they only
have one small flea bite.  So, if
it can be avoided, stay away from bottles
with scratches, flea bites, and other flaws.
Only buy a damaged bottle if you intend
to upgrade it as soon as you can .

Also, you need "clean" bottles, not
stained, not cloudy, not frosty, but
clean and clear bottles in your collection.
CLEAN MEANS MORE GREEN
A clean bottle is almost always worth a
whole lot more than a frosty, dirty, stained
bottle, not only because it looks much
better but because until the bottle is clean,
many of the imperfections and damaged spots
do not show up.  To clean a bottle thoroughly
it needs to be tumbled in a machine built
for the purpose of cleaning bottles.  Clean
means your bottle is worth more green (money).
A dirty frosty bottle is worth at least 50% less.

Colorization of bottles affects the value in
a negative way as well.  Irradiation is used
by unscrupulous dealers to fool novice
bottle collectors.  A bottle that has been
turned purple, amethyst, brown, amber,
citron, yellow-green is worthless.  If it's
the original color, it's okay, but it's a deal
breaker if it's been colored artificially.

The bottom line is, condition affects value.
You should always try to have the best bottle
that you can find, and if you have one with
damage, as are some of mine, you should
always be looking for a better quality bottle
to replace it with so that you have the nicest
collection possible.  Don't settle for less than
the best that you can find for your collection.
 


More about
Fake Amber Cokes
and other fake bottles

Amber, Brown, amethyst,
and purple Georgia contour
(hobbleskirt) Coca-Cola
bottles are fake.  The color
is not original.  The bottles
have been colorized and this
devalues the bottle by 99%-100%.
A contour Coke that has been
colored has zero collectible value.
These bottles in their original state
are clear, green, aqua, blue, or
occassionally pinkish.  Brown,
amber, dark purple, and citron
were never original colors of contour
Coca-Cola bottles from Georgia towns.
Fake colored bottles abounds on Ebay,
so buyer beware.

The  bottle on the right is worth
several hundred dollars.  The bottle
on the left has been zapped and colored
purple artificially; it is now worth nothing.
The person who irradiated this rare bottle
has made it's value drop from hundreds of
dollars to absolutely nothing.  It's worthless.
 


Collector Lingo

BIM is Blown In Mold

BIMAL is Blown In Mold Applied Lip

SLUGPLATE or SLUG PLATE
does not refer to any specific type of bottle.
A slugplate is not a bottle.  A slugplate is on
a bottle, and on many different types of
bottles.  A slugplate is not anything of
value and is not desireable.  It does
not add to or take away from the value
of the bottles.  A slugplate is the area
on the bottle where there is a depression
in the glass, usally containing embossing.
Slugplates can be round, square, oval,
rectangular, or any shape and it makes
no difference in the value of the bottle.
Sometimes novices refer to Bottling
Works bottles as slugplates, but all
Bottling Works bottles may not show
a slugplate and others may have
multiple slugplates.  It's just depression
in the glass, not a type of bottle.

So, BIM, BIMAL, and Slugplate
are not anything special at all.
These do not add value or take
away value, just ignore it when
you see it in a title on Ebay.

ANTIQUE means at least 100 years old

VINTAGE does not mean "old" and 
does not refer to any specific era.
Vintage, when used correctly is
preceded by or followed by a specific
numerical year, for example Vintage 1901
or 1901 Vintage, not just used to mean old.
Vintage is the most misused word on Ebay.

ACL means Applied Color Label, also known
as Painted Label (not hand painted).

Here's what I collect ...

- Embossed GA medicine bottles,

- Athens, GA soda bottles

- Embossed bottles from
Thomasville, GA..........
Moultrie, GA.................
Meigs, GA.....................
Coolidge, GA................
Boston, GA...................
Pavo, GA.......................
Sylvester, GA................
Cairo, GA......................
Whigham, GA................
Quitman, GA.................
Lumber City, GA...........

- Coca-Cola contour bottles,
(hobbleskirt)
1915, 1923, Pat D, & Patent Office
from any town in Georgia.

- Hutchinson & Blob Top bottles
from anywhere in Georgia
(no damaged or repaired bottles)

- Antique photos from Georgia
(I have an extensive collection)

- 45 & 78 rpm records (NO LP's)
Jazz, Blues, Swing, Rock,
Country, Western, Folk

I enjoy collecting contour Coke
bottles (hobbleskirts) the  most,
but only the ones from Georgia.

I ONLY collect the bottles
listed above, HOWEVER, I
do BUY and SELL all types
of embossed and ACL bottles
that have Georgia town names.

See which Hutchinson
bottles I collect, click here


New Finds

MOULTRIE ICE & COLD 
STORAGE CO.
MOULTRIE, GA
(NEWLY ACQUIRED)
MINT CONDITION
 

J. MANKE & CO.
SAVANNAH GA
(NEWLY ACQUIRED)
 


 

WRIGHTSVILLE, GA
"IN PERFECT CONDITION"
(NEWLY ACQUIRED)
 

CLINE & LUDWIG
BRUNSWICK, GA
THIS BOTTLE 
TO BE RETURNED
(NEWLY ACQUIRED)
 

RALEY BOTTLING
WORKS
MACON 
GA.
(NEWLY ACQUIRED)
 

WINDER ICE & MF'G. CO
WINDER, GA
NEAR MINT CONDITION
 

WINDER GA (oval shoulder slug)
WINDER BOTTLING WORKS
center slug plate
 

JESUP GA
COCA-COLA 
(The only verified
known Jesup Coke bottle)
THE MOST RARE
GA COKE BOTTLE
KNOWN TO EXIST
(bottle discovered by Clay Rhoden,
now in my possession)
 

TOWN HALL BEVERAGES
ATHENS GA 
(NEWLY ACQUIRED)
 

Crawford  County jug
(antique, in the style of)
(NEWLY ACQUIRED)
 

I also recently picked up about
a dozen really nice GA dated
Coke bottles that were either
upgrades or new variations of
contour Cokes, hobbleskirts.
Also, included in new finds was
a new variation of Arlington 1915,
giving me 3 different Arlington, GA,
1915 contour Coke variations. 


 
 

I BUY & SELL
GEORGIA BOTTLES
& GEORGIA POTTERY

Sam Evans
DIXIE SODA BOTTLES
Division of Athens Pins and Apparel, Inc.

Specializing in Georgia Soda Bottles &
all Athens Georgia Bottles & Collectibles

Sam@DixieSoda.com

Got Questions?  Email or Call
Phone
706 613-0224
GEORGIA BOTTLE
HOTLINE

Are you a picker, digger, treasure hunter,
or just someone who found an old bottle
in and attic or barn; if so, and you want to
sell an old Georgia bottle, call the hotline
and turn your treasure or trash into
hard cold cash !  I buy GA bottles.
 


 


Collector Spotlight

~~

Lanier County
Georgia Pottery


 
 

I have bottles for sale on ebay

My usernames are
dixiebottles
(CLICK HERE TO SEE)
and
dixiecollection
(CLICK HERE TO SEE)
Once the bottles are sold on dixiecollection,
all bottles will be listed on dixiebottles in the future


REWARD


$100 Reward
I will pay $100 for a
Sylvania, GA 6 1/2 FL OZ
US PATENT OFFICE
Coca-Cola bottle in good condition
Call Sam 706 613-0224

Also,

$100 for Lawrenceville PAT D 105529
$50 for misspelled WREN
$50 for misspelled MONRO
$150 PELHAM 1915 or 1923


DISCLAIMER

This website is a BLOG that I use to express
my opinions.  If you find typographical errors
or grammatical errors, I humbly apologize.

I have three full-time jobs and this website
or BLOG is my hobby.  When I am expressing
my opinion I am usually in a hurry and often
times do not try to proof the copy.  In addition
I am legally BLIND, visually impaired, and
can barely read the screen.  As this BLOG
is not a work of art or scientific product, but
merely a medium to express my opinions,
I do not always take the time to ask someone
to proof read it for me.  Therefore,
I apologize if any of you have a problem
reading or understanding the point that
this very busy blind man is hurredly attempting
to express in this web log, or BLOG.

Also, all information on this website and it's
associated sites, www.georgiabottles.com
and www.teampins.com are my opinions and
if you disagree that is your priviledge.  My
opinions are based upon my research
experience, and information gleaned from
other experts, and the bottom line is that
this information is made up of OPINIONS.

Sam Evans, EdS, MEd, LPC, CRC, NCC
 
 

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REMEMBER, THE CONDITION OF THE BOTTLE MATTERS !

A BROKEN BOTTLE HAS VERY LITTLE VALUE,
HOWEVER, IT HAS MORE VALUE THAN A BOTTLE
THAT HAS A REPLACEMENT PART GLUED ON TO IT.
CONDITION MATTERS

CONDITION MATTERS
CONDITION MATTERS
CONDITION MATTERS