Gold Seal soda bottle by coca cola

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picked this up on the weekend along with a couple other bottles , found it in a box of bottles at an antique store didn't have one yet and really don't recall seeing many others before . called " gold seal " and by coca cola co Toronto Ontario . so for some sort of pop coca cola was selling at the time other than coke , I'd say bottle is likely from 30's-40's not any newer as they switched over to ltd instead of co by late 40's according to book . I'm not really sure what type of pop gold seal was and if it was only being sold in Canada or other countries as well .
 

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I did a search for "Gold Seal coca cola" and in the google images there were a few caps, ginger ale, lemon and cream soda anyway.
 

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cowseatmaize said:
I did a search for "Gold Seal coca cola" and in the google images there were a few caps, ginger ale, lemon and cream soda anyway.
yeah it looks like they did a ginger ale as well is a few other types of soda's , was it just sold in Canada ? I didn't see anything from US about it ?
 

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They turn up a lot in Canada and I've never seen one from the US so I'd say it's safe to say it was only a Canadian product.
 

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Great bottle!...I concur...Canadian bottle only. The Coca-Cola company ltd. was shown as early as 1924.My bottle has no date code but does have the diamond D mark with a 4 below....so probably late 1930'sYour bottle predates mine if it shows Co. instead of Ltd....it's a little older than you think... late 1920's-early 1930'sMy earliest LTD Coke bottle I have is 1938. Another note: this bottle came in a 30 oz size as well....and yes this was their Flavor line of soda's.Post a pic of the bottom if you don't mind..I'd like to see it....some of the earliest are marked HDQS TORONTO. [attachment=gold seal.jpg] [attachment=gold seal1.jpg]
 

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I didn 't think it was that old , when I found it , it was in a box of junk and very dirty a lot of sand and dust in it. and the guy still wanted $10 for it but I figured since I didn't have one yet why not . the bottles also not in good shape and has a chip on bottom and some damage but oddly looks good on shelf as that's all hidden from view it does say HDQS Toronto on the base , which I guess is odd as Canadian coke bottles don't have city names on them .
 

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Yup see there you go[;)]..Good stuff! Looks like a suction scar? Now I have not researched or found a ton of info on Gold Seal. So I'm not sure when they introduced that product.Nice to see the earlier variation!...I still don't have that one, actually did not know about it until a couple of years ago...I've had my bottle for about 15+ years now.Hmmm.... I wonder if Bob can dig up any info on Gold Seal for us?...nudge nudge wink wink [:D]
 

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I have a few gold seals, and have come across a lot in my area. They seem to be injury prone, as most I have seen had cracks or white chips on them. I have seen both pint and quart size.
 

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Bixel said:
I have a few gold seals, and have come across a lot in my area. They seem to be injury prone, as most I have seen had cracks or white chips on them. I have seen both pint and quart size.
it must of only been sold in certain areas cause I've never found a single one here and some locations have found a lot of bottles . I'm thinking the bottle I found is from 20's , can't see it being any earlier . if we could find a patent date or year coca cola created gold seal might have a better idea exactly when they started it
 

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Used to dig up quite a few in a late 1910s/1920s dump in Petrolia, Ontario. They came off the top layers, so I'd put the bottle as starting in the 1920s. Also, Kyle's right in that these guys were injury prone, especially for "frost bruises" unlike other bottles buried right next to the Gold Seals, like Pluto Waters. There is also a quart variant. Only ever got one of those and it sold quickly.
 

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