Found Five 1980s Soda Bottles (Like Perfect Condition)

So, I work in an old building at my university, and I have this odd key that opens up two separate rooms; one room I use often (which is why I was given the key), the other room I had never seen open before. I got bored last night at work, so I decided to unlock the door and go inside. I swear, that room hadn't been opened in like 30 years.

After searching the room, just out of curiosity, I found five bottles in almost perfect condition (with the paper label still wrapped around them) all from the 1980s. I took a couple pictures for you all to see! As an avid soda bottle collector, I think this is an amazing find.

However, I can't find any of these bottles online, or any prices for them, so could someone help me with that? Either they aren't rare at all so no one is selling them, or they are just in great condition so not many people have some like these (while I am hoping for the latter it is most likely the former). Could anyone help me price these?
 

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CanadianBottles

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Those are pretty cool! Generally there aren't that many of the bottles from that era in good condition out there, but I'm not sure how collectible they are yet. Since 80s nostalgia is big right now they may be becoming more collectible than they were a few years ago.
 

RCO

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they look to be US stubby pop bottles , I find a lot of the Canadian versions up here but if they've been outdoors there ususally not in good shape although I did find a nice coca cola one last year

as for value ? tough to say ,they are in good condition , definitely worth saving , don't toss them in the recycling

there isn't really a lot of bottles from that era for sale , if you walk around an antique mall its more 50's > 60's stuff that seems to be common , although I think there is people looking for these bottles
 

embe

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I recall plastic stubbys with plastic caps from the 90's.

80's I'm pretty sure were still glass stubbys with metal caps (although of course there would be some overlap, regionally, by manufacturer, etc.)

Nice find though, better than someones old lunch in the fridge from that era, lol
 
I recall plastic stubbys with plastic caps from the 90's.

80's I'm pretty sure were still glass stubbys with metal caps (although of course there would be some overlap, regionally, by manufacturer, etc.)

Nice find though, better than someones old lunch in the fridge from that era, lol
These are all glass bottles with plastic caps
 

Sarasota941

Nomad Bottle Collector
If these are antiques then I should be dead? Not that I still don't love the 80s, because they were awesome but damn antique?
 
If these are antiques then I should be dead? Not that I still don't love the 80s, because they were awesome but damn antique?
No need to be rude, I understand they're vintage; that doesn't mean I can't post about them. I was just asking a question. If you have nothing to say about the post then don't respond.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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So, I work in an old building at my university, and I have this odd key that opens up two separate rooms; one room I use often (which is why I was given the key), the other room I had never seen open before. I got bored last night at work, so I decided to unlock the door and go inside. I swear, that room hadn't been opened in like 30 years.

After searching the room, just out of curiosity, I found five bottles in almost perfect condition (with the paper label still wrapped around them) all from the 1980s. I took a couple pictures for you all to see! As an avid soda bottle collector, I think this is an amazing find.

However, I can't find any of these bottles online, or any prices for them, so could someone help me with that? Either they aren't rare at all so no one is selling them, or they are just in great condition so not many people have some like these (while I am hoping for the latter it is most likely the former). Could anyone help me price these?
Paper labels are not worth much now. The foam labels in perfect shape are hard to find. Tops $10 for all of them. Most I see from this era are full unopened bottles.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
 
Paper labels are not worth much now. The foam labels in perfect shape are hard to find. Tops $10 for all of them. Most I see from this era are full unopened bottles.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
I just looked it up, and I believe these might be foam labels, not paper. I said paper because I didn't know there was such a thing as a foam label. Could you tell me how I might identify a foam label versus a paper label? One thing I can see is that these labels aren't immediately damaged by water, and don't peel from something like tape (one of the labels had scotch tape on it, but peeling and scratching the tape off didn't cause the label to tear).
 

hemihampton

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a foam label is thicker & you can stick your finger nail into it because it's kinda soft. not so with a paper label. LEON.
 

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