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Baltimore Maryland Cobalt Blue Soda

new2bottles

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Here are a few, I keep most boxed up and switch them out occasionally as I have limited space for quality display. Sorry for the sideways don't hurt your neck its not worth it.
All nice. Love seeing. Thanks. At this point, I’m especially interested in mint examples, upgrading. They don’t have to be super rare, just perfect. Anything?
 

Nickneff

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My old 1800's collections were always about color and I continued that into these sodas.
Some old photos of some of my stuff I sold 15 years ago. My tastes could not keep up with wallet so I went a different direction.
I agree I sold quite a collection myself. didn't want to but my Lady and my wallet would let me keep it
 

Bottle 2 Rocks

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All nice. Love seeing. Thanks. At this point, I’m especially interested in mint examples, upgrading. They don’t have to be super rare, just perfect. Anything?
Not sure what u mean by mint because soda's were used /reused but all the power to ya if your waiting on factory mint bottles. A couple inconspicuous scratches or a flea bite here or there doesn't bother me if they look good in the window but I will accept some damage if they are rarer bottles. Some people lightly tumble decos but you can tell they were, once in hand. Inner tumbling a deco is all I would do if it were me and if the bottle was worth the effort. Some would say tumbling any deco soda is ridiculous but to each his own. Now on 1800's bottles there is a term called attic mint used by many collectors including myself of bottles with near mint characteristics and have never seen the ground. I probably have a few decos u would be interested in but if your stuck on flat out perfection we won't be dealing.
 

new2bottles

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Not sure what u mean by mint because soda's were used /reused but all the power to ya if your waiting on factory mint bottles. A couple inconspicuous scratches or a flea bite here or there doesn't bother me if they look good in the window but I will accept some damage if they are rarer bottles. Some people lightly tumble decos but you can tell they were, once in hand. Inner tumbling a deco is all I would do if it were me and if the bottle was worth the effort. Some would say tumbling any deco soda is ridiculous but to each his own. Now on 1800's bottles there is a term called attic mint used by many collectors including myself of bottles with near mint characteristics and have never seen the ground. I probably have a few decos u would be interested in but if your stuck on flat out perfection we won't be dealing.
Didn’t mean to scare you! My situation is that I’ve got so many, too many. Just saying that if I’m going to buy more, they need to be better than what I already have. I actually have dozens that I consider mint. Anyway, the better they are, the more I’m likely to like them, buy them. Start with your best. Here are two rare Canadians I picked recently. As far as I’m concerned, they are mint, though if I looked hard enough I could probably find something that wasn’t there the day they were made. Again, I’m just at the point where, if I buy any more, they need to be special, to include like new condition.
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new2bottles

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Dec 21, 2018
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Not sure what u mean by mint because soda's were used /reused but all the power to ya if your waiting on factory mint bottles. A couple inconspicuous scratches or a flea bite here or there doesn't bother me if they look good in the window but I will accept some damage if they are rarer bottles. Some people lightly tumble decos but you can tell they were, once in hand. Inner tumbling a deco is all I would do if it were me and if the bottle was worth the effort. Some would say tumbling any deco soda is ridiculous but to each his own. Now on 1800's bottles there is a term called attic mint used by many collectors including myself of bottles with near mint characteristics and have never seen the ground. I probably have a few decos u would be interested in but if your stuck on flat out perfection we won't be dealing.
I collect quarts, too.
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new2bottles

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Dec 21, 2018
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Not sure what u mean by mint because soda's were used /reused but all the power to ya if your waiting on factory mint bottles. A couple inconspicuous scratches or a flea bite here or there doesn't bother me if they look good in the window but I will accept some damage if they are rarer bottles. Some people lightly tumble decos but you can tell they were, once in hand. Inner tumbling a deco is all I would do if it were me and if the bottle was worth the effort. Some would say tumbling any deco soda is ridiculous but to each his own. Now on 1800's bottles there is a term called attic mint used by many collectors including myself of bottles with near mint characteristics and have never seen the ground. I probably have a few decos u would be interested in but if your stuck on flat out perfection we won't be dealing.
Every one of these is all but like new. They’re not all that rare, but that’s okay. (That green Big Chief, bottom shelf, fifth bottle in, that is rare, and perfect.)
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new2bottles

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Dec 21, 2018
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Not sure what u mean by mint because soda's were used /reused but all the power to ya if your waiting on factory mint bottles. A couple inconspicuous scratches or a flea bite here or there doesn't bother me if they look good in the window but I will accept some damage if they are rarer bottles. Some people lightly tumble decos but you can tell they were, once in hand. Inner tumbling a deco is all I would do if it were me and if the bottle was worth the effort. Some would say tumbling any deco soda is ridiculous but to each his own. Now on 1800's bottles there is a term called attic mint used by many collectors including myself of bottles with near mint characteristics and have never seen the ground. I probably have a few decos u would be interested in but if your stuck on flat out perfection we won't be dealing.
Here, the two on the ends are not mint, but very good, and rare enough to buy. Two
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in the middle, mint.
 

new2bottles

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Dec 21, 2018
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Not sure what u mean by mint because soda's were used /reused but all the power to ya if your waiting on factory mint bottles. A couple inconspicuous scratches or a flea bite here or there doesn't bother me if they look good in the window but I will accept some damage if they are rarer bottles. Some people lightly tumble decos but you can tell they were, once in hand. Inner tumbling a deco is all I would do if it were me and if the bottle was worth the effort. Some would say tumbling any deco soda is ridiculous but to each his own. Now on 1800's bottles there is a term called attic mint used by many collectors including myself of bottles with near mint characteristics and have never seen the ground. I probably have a few decos u would be interested in but if your stuck on flat out perfection we won't be dealing.
A memorable buy from late last year.
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Dead mint.
 

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