View Full Version : 50s to 70s ACLs?

03-15-2013, 04:27 PM
Is this a good era? I've only ever found 1 dump (from 1910-1925) and a couple randoms in the woods. My cousin and friend are showing me a bottle dump from the 50s to 70s and tell me I will need a semi to take them all out.

I don't know anything about ACLs aside from that they range from the 30s to the 70s (I guess later too). Is this a good era?

Any I should look for?

I can't wait to get there and snap some pics!

glass man
03-15-2013, 07:00 PM
A good many ACL collectors on here that hopefully will respond to this!

Dig some and take pictures of some of the best.

After being in the ground the labels can be messed up..but not always.JAMIE

03-15-2013, 08:16 PM
If the ACLs held up and it isn't just a bunch of coke and swirly pepsi crap it could be a goldmine. I have 1 dump from the mid-late 40s that produces ACLs in great shape, for whatever reason, so hopefully that spot has some good stuff. Hopefully full of hillbilly Mountain Dews.

Bottles r LEET
03-15-2013, 08:47 PM
Bring back any with complete labels and then sort out the keepers and junk from there.

03-15-2013, 11:59 PM
cool =)

I sadly don't hold much hope for the labels as all the ones I've found in the woods have been nigh destroyed. Hopefully I'll get some keepers! I'm headed out there this tuesday!

03-16-2013, 12:59 AM
Always be on the lookout for Oriole brand acl soda bottles. They're good ones!!

03-16-2013, 01:03 AM
will do!

this is a Southern Maryland area dump, so I'm expecting a lot of bottles from Washington D.C. and maybe Baltimore .... mostly D.C. though.

03-19-2013, 11:11 PM
well, the bottle dump(s) weren't as old as I'd hoped .... more like early/mid 70s to early 80s

the odd part was one mid/late 20s Lyon Beverages right on top of the second dump (naturally broken in half).

ah well

at least I discovered a place to metal detect

oh yeah, and I found a broken 1977 Mayor McCheese cup lol

I don't suppose early 70s pepsis are worth anything

03-20-2013, 12:00 AM
where were you in Southern MD if you don't mind me asking....it's my neck of the woods

03-20-2013, 10:21 AM
Charles County =)

03-20-2013, 10:57 AM
I live in St. Mary's.

03-21-2013, 01:55 PM
went back and found a bunch of nothing again

a Crass Cola can lol (grape)

03-21-2013, 05:44 PM
they said it well above , if it were a 50's to 70's dumpand bottles were coming out in great shape then yes some good ones would crop up I have dug many MOST are too damaged but the few here and there that come out in good shape make the thrill of the hunt worth it. Too many cokes and Pepsis as mentioned but others can range from $1.00 to $1000., visit the soda forum on this site and search through the many acl bottles shown. Here is a link to one of the post it talks about a range of bottles not just acls,

03-23-2013, 01:41 AM
My father would walk past things from this era when I was growing up....but now these bottles are 50 plus years old, and the last of their kind before paper labels came along. They were too mass produced to ever be worth much, but they are still collectible to an extent. True to their time the 70s produced some neat funky bottles too, like the RCs and Canada Drys with funny shapes and checkerboard patterns. I search a lot of old house dumps and the thing is you'll find nothing but the same thing over and over, and then find something 10 or 20 years earlier right along w/ it. I was finding a bunch of same stuff one day -- pepsi and coke and rock creeks, then came upon a 60s diamond coke bottle and a ballantines embossed liquor. I went by a new antique/repurpose store and sold them 13 bottles at $1 a piece. They picked through the 24 I had and you know what they wanted -- the crap pepsi and cokes and frescas that are everywhere.