Those are beautiful, Leon. I wonder sometimes if the Faygo people would have any interest in their old bottles, for display or photographing? Or if they have a museum themselves.
They started out as bakers, and made their first flavors out of their cake icing recipes. I’m sure you knew that, Leon
I recently came across a bottle carrier with a modern logo, the red diamond shape with the RC crown that has three diamonds across the top. I tried to pin down when this logo was used and there isn't a lot of info on it out there. I did find a picture of a "First Run" bottle dated 1960.
Remember in the flick Wall Street? Michael Douglas talks about a painting he bought for big bucks, says he’ll let time pass and make a big profit. “Illusion becomes reality”. How much is the fee for buying your own bottle and passing it along down the line for even more? Creating a history of value.
Hi Leon, the store with the vandalized sign has been painted all white now. It had a few other oldies painted on it, Kowalski sausage etc.
Someone is selling coasters on eBay with this image on it. Some Vernor’s ghost signs have turned up.
Where is the sign downriver if you recall?
Faygo has been a staple of the Detroit pop market for over a hundred years. You may recall, about 2012, a building burned and was knocked down revealing a 1940's sign painted on the building next door. It caused a bit of a stir in nostalgic circles, and it was featured on the cover of Soda...
Will, your label says copyright 1936, but the label is a style from the 1940s. Your g in a square is Glenshaw Glass Co.
The date code is a letter on the side of the bulge just below the lip. “L” is for 1940, and M is 1941, etc.
What date you got?