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I too have a bottle which is very similar. Front face reads REGISTERED/BLACK BEAR BRAND(ALL WORDS SHARING THE SAME B)/CROSS&CO LTD/(A LARGE IRON CROSS WITH & CO INTERLINKED)/VANCOUVER/BC. On the reverse side near the bottom is embossed A.ALEXANDER/& CO/LONDON. It has an inside threaded top and stands 21.5 cm
 

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That's a pretty good one, I collect BC bottles and I don't have one. I'm not positive on the value but I think at least a couple hundred is fairly likely. I don't remember seeing one of those sell before. I know the Meikle Brothers Black Bear Brand bottles are very very valuable, but those are older than the Cross bottles. I'm not sure how the two Black Bear Brands are related.
 

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Black Bear Brand is first advertised by Meikle Bros. in 1905. Meikle Bros. was taken over by Cross & Co. in 1908. Meikle used the same type of bottle, so presumably this is from not too long after the take over.
 

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