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    What can you tell me about this 1915 Coca Cola bottle?

    I started collecting Coca Cola bottles recently and i came across this at an antique store. $75 is quite high to just buy it without advice.... I can always make an offer as well. Anyways i am trying to gather information about this bottle beforehand. From what I know it is a 1915 Pat date Coke bottle from Fresno, California. The triangle marking is for Illinois-Pacific Glass Corp. That things I don't know is the year it was made exactly? Does the marking "7-6" mean 1926? What does the mark 7 on the lip mean? I looked the bottle over and it looks quite nice with no obvious chipping or cracks. Thanks for any info!

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    I've never owned a bottle made by Illinois-Pacific glass so I have no idea what their codes mean. But I can tell you that bottle is listed as rare in Bill Porter's Coca Cola book, and there is one for $250.00 on Ebay. So I think you know what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WesternPA-collector View Post
    I've never owned a bottle made by Illinois-Pacific glass so I have no idea what their codes mean. But I can tell you that bottle is listed as rare in Bill Porter's Coca Cola book, and there is one for $250.00 on Ebay. So I think you know what to do.
    Keep in mind that's an unsold one, and a search of completed listings show that it also didn't sell for $175.00. So $75 is probably closer to the actual value. As for the date codes I can't offer anything unfortunately, no idea what those mean or if they even are date codes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBottles View Post
    Keep in mind that's an unsold one, and a search of completed listings show that it also didn't sell for $175.00. So $75 is probably closer to the actual value. As for the date codes I can't offer anything unfortunately, no idea what those mean or if they even are date codes.
    The seller must know it's rare and is seeing what someone will pay for it or not pay. Unfortunately until someone else has another one on there, he controls the market.

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    The 7 on the lip and heel of IPG Cokes = 1927 (The last year of the 1915 patent dated Cokes and the one almost always seen.



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