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    River bottles

    Hello everybody,
    Saturday I found some more bottles in Thames. It took me a while to clean them and even now they have a lot of staines but this guy who invented the bottle didn't think about us, how dificult will be to clean the inside. If I only put my hands on him...[:@]
    Any information regarding the age, producers, location, will be more than welcome.
    They are mainly milk bottles but a Coca Cola one with the following embossing (twice)
    Coca-Cola
    TRADE MARK REGISTERED
    On the base is "57 F 62".
    As far as I found on Internet this bottle could be either from 1957 or from 1962, but I not sure. I'm sorry I cannot say much about size as the imperial measures are totaly strange for me, but is about 0.25litres


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    RE: River bottles

    The next one is a milk bottle embossed "Golden Seal" with a star above that looks like David's Star and with "CONTENTS 1 PT" under.
    On the back is :
    "THIS BOTTLE COSTS
    4d
    PLEASE RINSE AND RETURN"
    On the heel is "Z270" in front and "HUGB33" in the back.

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    RE: River bottles

    Next is a 1 pint milk bottle embossed "United Dairies". On the heel is "R 87 Y".

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    RE: River bottles

    Next is a United Dairies milk bottle but with a diffrent design. "UNITED DAIRIES" in front and "CONTENTS 1 PT" IN BACK. On heel is "Z506" in front and "CUGB 25 R" in the back.

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    RE: River bottles

    Next is an 1 pint milk bottle from Express. On base is:
    V 381
    C C 47
    UGB


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    RE: River bottles

    The last milk bottle is from London Co-op Society Limited. with the full embossing in front and only the LCS logo on the back. On base is
    W W
    42/1
    8 A

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    RE: River bottles

    Mihai:

    Great finds and pics. They cleaned well. Nice post before about metal detectors. About your bottles. The coke is common I believe. If it was from the WWII period it would be worth more. The milks: The Golden Seal one is the oldest. But each is determined by dairy/collectability etc. The others are more knowledgable but thats what I got. Keep up the great posts.

    I'm a river finder also: Uses a kayak.

    Madpaddla

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    RE: River bottles

    Hi Madpaddla,

    Thank you for encouragement.
    I can see that you have a pretty good idea about the bottles. Could you please tell me roughly how old they are? The value is irrelevant as I don't want to sell them. It could be nice to value a bit thou.
    About the metal detector I can say that, against all advices, I bought on eBay a cheap one which is still to come. I'm not in my best financial situation as I bougtht my house just three months ago. But I consider this one as the backup detector and I'll buy the main one later. Is a bit like putting the carriage ahead of horses but I think is OK.

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    RE: River bottles

    Madpaddla, how do you search for bottles from a kayak. Do you use a fishing net? And isn't this kind of boat a bit unstable? Looking for bottles and clay pipes I saw two girls overturning in one. Or was it a canoe? I don't know.

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    RE: River bottles

    Mihai:

    Not knowing much about UK bottles here are some suggestions

    1. Ebay: Search it all over. Pick apart the information. Some are lies some are real facts.
    2. Use this search engine. It searches Google, Yahoo, Msn, Ask Jeeves and more. I strongly suggest this site to all. No spam etc. One of the tricks my girlfriend taught me, Thank Sara.
    http://www.metacrawler.com/info.metac/
    3. Good to local antique stores. Buy up good books. I asked for an amazon gift and bought 5 books for $50.
    4. Keep digging/wadding/diving/raking/ and all else glass. Take care. Your milks are nice and once you get duplicates, save the best.

    Madpaddla

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