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Bellingrath Beverages Coca Cola Bottling Co Mobile, AL

smith0420

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Dec 28, 2020
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Could someone give me more information on these bottles. What makes them rare etc, I have found a semi large gold mine on back side of my property while out hunting xmas day and I believe I may have a nice collection already started. Insulators, 20's half pints, quart milk bottles, old army and navy radios with battery pack like things and I only brought out what my husband and I could carry. Heading back out now to uncover more. I was able to get the story from the original 90 yrs young owner. Thanks for any and all help.
 

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logan.the.collector

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Dec 24, 2020
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Tupper Lake, NY
I'm not an expert on Coke bottles, but those types of art-deco Cokes often held different soda that Coca-Cola also bottled. They are from around the 20s or 30s, maybe earlier for some types. A similar one in my collection from Massena, NY is date coded as a 1926. Not sure on the rarity but its a nice collection piece for sure. As for the milk bottle it must have had a painted logo at one point. I encounter blank milks a lot and 90 percent of the time you can see the old logo if you use a flashlight to find what's called a "ghost label". The half pint may be in the same boat as the big one. I am not sure what the brown thing is. As for the insulator, it is a CD 121 (number collectors use for identification if you aren't familiar) insulator which appears to be an Am Tel & Tel from the photo. Someone can correct me if I am wrong but I have heard they are 1895 to 1915. I know Hemingray used CD121 insulators too but also phased them out in the early 20s, replacing them with a modified CD 122. Good luck going back! Hope you find some more cool stuff. I like what you have so far.
 

smith0420

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Dec 28, 2020
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I'm not an expert on Coke bottles, but those types of art-deco Cokes often held different soda that Coca-Cola also bottled. They are from around the 20s or 30s, maybe earlier for some types. A similar one in my collection from Massena, NY is date coded as a 1926. Not sure on the rarity but its a nice collection piece for sure. As for the milk bottle it must have had a painted logo at one point. I encounter blank milks a lot and 90 percent of the time you can see the old logo if you use a flashlight to find what's called a "ghost label". The half pint may be in the same boat as the big one. I am not sure what the brown thing is. As for the insulator, it is a CD 121 (number collectors use for identification if you aren't familiar) insulator which appears to be an Am Tel & Tel from the photo. Someone can correct me if I am wrong but I have heard they are 1895 to 1915. I know Hemingray used CD121 insulators too but also phased them out in the early 20s, replacing them with a modified CD 122. Good luck going back! Hope you find some more cool stuff. I like what you have so far.
I'm not an expert on Coke bottles, but those types of art-deco Cokes often held different soda that Coca-Cola also bottled. They are from around the 20s or 30s, maybe earlier for some types. A similar one in my collection from Massena, NY is date coded as a 1926. Not sure on the rarity but its a nice collection piece for sure. As for the milk bottle it must have had a painted logo at one point. I encounter blank milks a lot and 90 percent of the time you can see the old logo if you use a flashlight to find what's called a "ghost label". The half pint may be in the same boat as the big one. I am not sure what the brown thing is. As for the insulator, it is a CD 121 (number collectors use for identification if you aren't familiar) insulator which appears to be an Am Tel & Tel from the photo. Someone can correct me if I am wrong but I have heard they are 1895 to 1915. I know Hemingray used CD121 insulators too but also phased them out in the early 20s, replacing them with a modified CD 122. Good luck going back! Hope you find some more cool stuff. I like what you have so far.
 

smith0420

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Dec 28, 2020
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I feel like a million bucks or like I've won a small lottery. Sharing a few pics from today and the last item unearthed more. Looks like to be the size of a quarter acre to be dug. My neighbor (who is still sharp as a tack) remembers the day it was all thrown out and so far items she has recalled I have started to find. She had told her son that he threw away a million dollars worth of stuff. We'll see lol
Please if you see anything that you can make out and give some info because I am a sponge right now and a clueless sponge at that.
 

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smith0420

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Dec 28, 2020
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I feel like a million bucks or like I've won a small lottery. Sharing a few pics from today and the last item unearthed more. Looks like to be the size of a quarter acre to be dug. My neighbor (who is still sharp as a tack) remembers the day it was all thrown out and so far items she has recalled I have started to find. She had told her son that he threw away a million dollars worth of stuff. We'll see lol
Please if you see anything that you can make out and give some info because I am a sponge right now and a clueless sponge at that.
So far I have 4 Coca Cola bottles w/ Mobile, AL on bottom. 3 more Bellingrath bottles. Zimba Kola Prichard, AL Zetz Rocket Prichard,AL and many more Insulators from 2 or 3 companys.
 

greendirt330

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In that third picture about center looks like a Bludwine bottle from the shape of it ? What town is it from ?
 

smith0420

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Dec 28, 2020
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Cool beans! Keep updating with photos, love to see it!
Here is what I have managed to bring in and clean ( totally burnt out on the cleaning process lol ) but I have maybe 50 - 75 in my backyard with more to unearth and or bring up out of the woods. I am already trying to get ideas on what exactly to do with them. I will not be keeping them as I am not a collector of any such and my gosh there is so many! I am located in Mobile, AL being from North AL and simply not sure where to start. Thanks in advance for any and all help.
 

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