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    Garage sale find

    I found these bottles at a garage sale today. Looks like most of them are from the 1940's and a couple Coca colas from the 1930's. Can anyone suggest how to reapply a paper label on a beer bottle? Also, how to clean a paper label? Looks like they have some mold.
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    Elmer's Acid-Free Rubber Cement, found at most craft/hobby stores, is removable when used sparingly and will never damage the paper for reattaching pieces. For cleaning them, lightly using a white rubber eraser and a Q-tip slightly moistened by hydrogen peroxide or water works.
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    Thanks spiritbear! I will have to give that a try. Every bottle I have ever found, the paper label was long gone.

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    If you apply too much pressure or liquid, this cleaning method will also remove it. Hah hah.
    I mainly collect paper-label stuff. I like the colours and graphics often present on them.
    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua chapter 1, verse 9.

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    Gottcha! I can see why they are desired. They will look good in my future man cave. Just need to get rid of the wife's junk first

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    Wouldn't she counter, saying her stuff is not junk, and that your 'junk' needs to go?
    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua chapter 1, verse 9.

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    Love all those coke bottles.

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    Thanks Rick! I have been thinking about selling some of them to get my $ back. However, I'm not sure it is worth my efforts or the best way to sell them. The shipping cost would probably be more than actual selling price

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