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MIdigger

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Ok Ive read up on these things, just wonder before I start lugging them out is there a good market for them? They are all cork types of various sizes I chucked aside while pulling milks and cobalts. There are no screw tops, and just wondered what is reasonable coin to expect say at flea market selling them off?.
 

LC

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Many years ago I sold one around seven inches tall for eight bucks , and that was a long time ago . The market now has many of them out there in circulation I would expect , don't know what one would bring today , I am guessing not much . Always thought the corkers were neat though , I still have one or two laying around . They had what looked to me to be hard rubber corks in them with Clorox embossed on the top of the stopper . I came onto mine a while back and found that the stoppers were gone from all of them for some reason , guess they fell out while being shuffled around over the years .
 

2find4me

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The usual amber Clorox regardless of the top most of the time has minimum value. You see them all over the place and there isn't much of a demand. I would look for unusual ones, ranging from color to shape and sometimes size. I sold a green cork top one for $20 on ebay a while back. I have seen a few small ones sell before and a rectangular shaped one. But the normal ones I would just leave behind unless you want them for a project or something.
 

LC

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Over the years I have seen the Ladies display them in their laundry rooms and I have to admit , I think they look pretty neat as a decorator piece in such a place . A nice little piece of history saved that many people are not even aware of such a thing existed . Years ago I sold the gallon size jugs if they had the lids for five bucks . But as I stated earlier , there have been so many of them brought home by bottle diggers over the years that they can't be worth very much . And yes , we can't forget the good old California fig syrups , I know I had dug many of them as well lol . Must have been some good stuff like the Fletchers Castoria .
 

Plumbata

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I've never really bothered with them but if you have a decent market for 1 to 5 dollar common bottles in your area I bet they would sell for a buck or two. I've had much better success selling the commons at general flea markets versus bottle shows, to people who like old stuff but aren't bottle specialists. Haven't come across any in a while though as I haven't dug in the '30s spots in a few years.
 

MIdigger

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Thanks all, I was mostly after the milks and cobalt's (scrap metal as well, and odds and ends) Just wondered about them because they were all the cork types. I figured to try some at the local flea mkt and see how they go.
 

junkyard jack

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When I was a young kid just starting to dig for old bottles in the early '70s, the amber Clorox was one of the very first cork-type bottles that I had ever dug up. I found 5 or 6 that day and they all had the rubber stoppers marked "Clorox" still intact. That night I was cleaning one of them and the bottle broke, taking a pretty good chunk of flesh from the side of my middle finger. Those bottles are long since gone, but the scar remains.[:)] Even though they are not very collectible, I still like them.
 

LC

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Great attitude lol . I still have a few of them in milks crates out in the back building , would not mind having one of those what I think was hard rubber corks to put back in one , I would make it a point to hang onto one if I could . I hade three of the blasted things and they all disappeared for some odd reason , a couple of them looked like new .
 

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