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    Senior Member Bottle Master SODABOB's Avatar
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    Screwtop

    Nice bottle - great price

    The most valuable of the Amber 7ups is the one from San Diego, Ca. dated 1935 and 1936. But because they are considered regional, most collectors aren't as interested in them or willing to pay the price. A near-mint San Diego amber (if you can even find one in that condition) will start at a minimum of about $500. I have seen poor examples with damaged labels sell for $150+ .. So if anyone who reads this ever finds a San Diego amber in near-mint condition and its priced less than about $300, I know about a dozen local collectors who would gladly pay for it in the $500+ price range - but it would have to be in mint or near-mint condition to get that amount.

    The attached image is an example of a San Diego amber in average condition and would likely sell for about $300.

    The attached chart was compiled by Cecil Munsey (who I consider to be the "Grandfather" of bottle collecting) Notice that the San Diego bottle is the only one listed as "standard" which is similar to the typical shape of your average 7up bottle. The others on the list are listed as "Stubby" which is the same as a "Squat" - The list indicates where they originated and when - however, the list has been revised over the years with more examples surfacing with dates later than 1939. I believe the latest date currently known for a "Stubby" is either 1941 or 1942. San Diego was the only location that ever distributed a "Standard" and was made by the Owens-Illinois Glass Company.

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    Bob



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    I had this in my photo files and thought I'd share it to confirm the 1942 date for a Houston, Texas ACL Stubby / Squat. I believe its a eight-bubble with an embossed neck label.

    By the way, for those who are familiar with the so-called "Dot Codes" on Owens-Illinois bottles, the Dot only appears on soda bottles and not on other types of Owens-Illinois bottles. Additionally, the Dot on soda bottles have only been seen on bottles dated between 1940 and 1946. In this particular example we see a 2. for 1942. As far as I know, this is the latest of the Amber 7ups.

    Also notice that its double stamped. ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwtop View Post
    I bought this today in Ohio. I have seen some expensive ones on eBay before. I got this one for $25. I believe these were made in the 30's and are hard to find. Can anybody give me a price estimate? Just out of curiosity you know.

    Also, is there any info on these types of bottles you can spare?

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    Wow! You did real good for $25. Great condition too. Someday I hope to find one of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLASSHOPPER55 View Post
    Wow! You did real good for $25. Great condition too. Someday I hope to find one of these.

    I had a Ironton Ohio Hutchinson bottle in my hand and I was about to buy it, then I saw the 7-UP bottle in the corner of my eye. I just about threw the bottle I had in my hand out the window, lol!


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