Fantasy ALC on 1968 32 oz Coca Cola Bottle

RNorwood

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I hope I am in the correct forum for this subject, I am retired and for fun and some profit, I list items on eBay for the owner of a large Antique Emporium in Henderson, NC.
We have had a vintage 1960s era 32 OZ Coca Cola bottle around the shop for ages. The bottle depicts a Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble cartoon in the space where there normally would be the words Coca Cola. on the backside the Name Nancy is written. This label is baked on just as the Coca Cola label would have been. The cartoon is drawn freehand.
The other day an older gentleman shopped in our store and spotted the bottle. He told us he had made the bottle in 1968 at the Laurens Glass Plant in Henderson when Nancy had been recognized for something he doesn't remember what. I thought this was interesting, I have seen the stretched out of shape bottles and smashed ashtray bottles glass plant workers made on the late shift but this was a first for me with the ACL. Also, I am wondering if anyone out there collects these oddities. See Images.
 

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iggyworf

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Very odd, especially on a 32 oz bottle. Never have seen anything like it. Prob a one off type of bottle.
 

UncleBruce

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It is an interesting whimsy. You probably should have gotten the name of the gentleman and put their story with the bottle for future reference.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Artist is what I think. Ironically Coca-Cola's Senior vice president and Chief technical officer is named Nancy Quan.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
 

MCglass

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I doubt the artwork is an ACL. More like a painted section, which was outlined before it was fully dry and colored later with a felt tip pen it looks like.
 

UncleBruce

BEER DUDE
I doubt the artwork is an ACL. More like a painted section, which was outlined before it was fully dry and colored later with a felt tip pen it looks like.
Your post jogged my memory about a paint that is heat set. Used to make jewelry, comes in lots of colors and can be found in most craft stores. The Flintstones images look like they were done with something like that.
 

Canadacan

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Your post jogged my memory about a paint that is heat set. Used to make jewelry, comes in lots of colors and can be found in most craft stores. The Flintstones images look like they were done with something like that.
So now looking again, the white is an actual screened ACL or so it appears that way to me, some child colored Fred and Barney in...it so poorly done.
 

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