Delaware Punch..from Vancouver BC..who knew?

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[attachment=Delaware Punch 004.JPG]I came across this awesome Delaware punch bottle at a local flea market yesterday. My first thought was it must be a USA bottle...we see lots of them here as we are so close to the border. But upon closer in spection I noted it was embossed on the bottom Vancouver BC !!!.. very intersting, never seen one before which is odd as that brand was huge back in the 20's in the USA, My understanding is they went into a major expansion in 1923 which included several foreign countries ..Canada being one of them. The bottle is not Canadian made and has a glass plant marking from IPG in a triangle. I supose that was the only way to get a franchise for the product was they supplied the bottled to ensure some form of standard. The cap and contents are not original to the bottle.Is this a tougher variation?...I wonder what other Canadian variations exsist?[attachment=Delaware Punch 006.JPG]
 

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its a neat bottle , don't know anything else about it though . haven't seen one before
 

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[attachment=Delaware Punch 005.JPG]27+ years of collecting and it's a first for me as well. Would be interesting to see any other Canadian provinces come along that are stamped on the bottom. Another interesting thing is that this bottle is prohibition era , pat'd March 4, 1924 ...it is after all a US soda and prohibition was in full swing a that time, but here in British Columbia it had already been repealed (1917-1921)....every province was differnt, for example the longest running was Ontario (1916-1927).The bottle being embossed with: NON-ALCOHOLIC kind adds to the cool factor! IMHO.... I supose they did not see the need to remove it for Canada's sake or well B.C.'s but it would have still applied in other provinces at the time. It also has a code #10 to the left of the IPG logo...bottle code? plant code?I do know there are many USA examples out there with varing embossing and even a 7oz size as well as a brown and green glass but other than that I know very little. One seller on ebay had a fairly detailed description with their auction for a bottle about the company. [attachment=Delaware Punch 003.JPG] [attachment=Delaware Punch 007.JPG]
 

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Ahh yes one more thing to add I missed this sample cap....no city marked but I am positive it is a Canadian cap for this bottle. The cap is sweet!!!...(photo source ebay)..I think that cap sold for $25![8|] [attachment=Delaware punch bot... 1920's - Copy.jpg]
 

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Wow, nice! I've got one of those from Victoria! I've never seen another, didn't know Vancouver had one. Mine's a light green like an American Coke bottle though. Yours is definitely one to look out for now, since I collect British Columbian bottles. I live on the other side of the country now though, so they're pretty hard to find. I'd be really interested to see if any other cities exist out there for these, or if it was just a BC thing.
 

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CanadianBottles said:
Wow, nice! I've got one of those from Victoria! I've never seen another, didn't know Vancouver had one. Mine's a light green like an American Coke bottle though. Yours is definitely one to look out for now, since I collect British Columbian bottles. I live on the other side of the country now though, so they're pretty hard to find. I'd be really interested to see if any other cities exist out there for these, or if it was just a BC thing.
Bingo!...that is wicked cool my friend! Yes that's 2 citys :)...can you post a pic X3? the face side that has the trade mark reg., bottom, and if you can the glass maker mark...does it have one present?...I'm assuming it's the IPG like mine. It may even be an embossing variation not juat color.
 

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Unfortunately I don't have it here right now, though I can post pictures next weekend. I'm 90% sure it has that same maker's mark.
 

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Ok well this was quite the fluke!...today I was visiting an antique store in Fort Langley BC and happened to see this bottle!...yup just like you said..green tint glass and stamped Victoria BC. The cap on it is from Country Club Beverages, Vancouver. My Vancouver bottle had the same cap and flavor but quite corroded and barely legible so I removed it....and it was grape???Also the embossing on the punch bowl is a variation, I forgot to look for a glass factory mark![attachment=New soda2.jpg] [attachment=New soda3.jpg][attachment=New soda1.jpg]
 

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Great looking bottle. The cap and red contents really add to it. Very nice score, CC.
 

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Yep, that's it! Interesting about the Country Club cap, and the fact that is says Ginger Ale which Delaware Punch was definitely not. The cap could have been put on later, of course, though it seems funny to use a cap which I'm pretty sure is extremely rare. I have a very early 7Up bottle put out by Country Club so they were definitely involved in the franchise business. Maybe they took the liberty of adding some of their own sodas to the Delaware Punch line. Or they reused the bottles after they stopped franchising. My 7Up bottle has a label for something other than 7Up on it, though it's so worn away I can't tell what it is other than some Country Club product.
 

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