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I'm 100% confident the ROOT 13 is for 1913
 

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That bottle probably had a paper label on the other side.
 

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nostalgia said:
And the funny thing is that it was found by a diver in Montreal...

that doesn't surprise me , montreal is close enough to Ontario and a lot of coca cola products would of been sold there back then .
 

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[attachment=Gold Seal Canada.ga.jpg] Hello all-Saw this thread. Here's a Gold Seal Ginger Ale bottle Canada Cocoa-Cola Bottling. Ken
 

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Duh. Somehow I missed the obvious fact that the Gold Seal Ginger Ale bottle had already been posted and an ad as well. Dunno how I missed that, but I did. In any case, I will say that in the years I have been collecting ginger ales, I've only seen a few of these, so it is rare in my experience, but Canadian collectors may be wiser than I on this one, at least paying attention better than I was on the first post! Ken
 

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Ginger Ale collector said:
Duh. Somehow I missed the obvious fact that the Gold Seal Ginger Ale bottle had already been posted and an ad as well. Dunno how I missed that, but I did. In any case, I will say that in the years I have been collecting ginger ales, I've only seen a few of these, so it is rare in my experience, but Canadian collectors may be wiser than I on this one, at least paying attention better than I was on the first post! Ken
Oh well that does happen...sometimes you forget to look for the page#s[:D] Yes I would agree this older variation is or seems to be quite scarce...I've never come across one till this post. Ivan
 

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I've never seen one of those either, it's sure a nice one.Seems perfectly understandable that one would be found in Montreal, since it was Canada's biggest city at the time they must have had a bottling plant. If you go on Street View you can see a pretty old (former) Coca-Cola bottling plant at the intersection of Rue Alma and Rue de Bellechasse, which looks to have been built around that time.
 

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SODAPOPBOB said:
This will confirm that Gold Seal Ginger Ale was produced by at least two U.S. bottlers in 1909, who were located in ... Chicago, IllinoisCheyenne, Wyoming https://books.google.com/books?id=4w40AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA104&lpg=PA104&dq=gold+seal+ginger+ale+chicago&source=bl&ots=EXZ47MRAdT&sig=CjKc8EoJyYXxN5v0W2DW2W5Y8aM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=clmjVL7bHJTsoATns4CwCA&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=gold%20seal%20ginger%20ale%20chicago&f=false Whether this is the same/similar brand of Gold Seal beverages produced by Coca Cola in Canada, I do not know for certain, but my guess is they are related.

Notice in the upper right corner of the attached image, which is a 1911 letterhead from a St. Louis, Missouri Coca Cola bottler, where it says ... Goldelle / Formerly Gold Seal Ginger Ale This led me to do some detective work where I discovered the name Gold Seal Ginger Ale was changed to Goldelle in the United States in 1910. According to the trademark information below, the name Goldelle was first used in 1910 and officially published in 1921. The earliest U.S. date I am aware of for Gold Seal Ginger Ale is circa 1908. Because of the 1910 first use date for Goldelle in the United States and because 1911 is the earliest date we can find for Gold Seal in Canada, it suggest to me its not a coincidence when Gold Seal was discontinued in the U.S. that it was then introduced to Canada. In other words ... Gold Seal Ginger Ale / United States = Circa 1908 to 1910Goldelle / United States = 1910 to ???? (I'm not sure when it was discontinued in the U.S.)Gold Seal / Canada = 1911 to ???? (I'm not sure when it was discontinued in Canada) Misc. information to confirm some of the dates ...
Goldelle Trademark ~ Used since 1910 ~ Published in 1921

https://books.google.com/books?id=Evw4AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA96&lpg=RA1-PA96&dq=goldelle+ginger+ale&source=bl&ots=TtJhMn-9v8&sig=Sn27UC8rtXgPoVhYSeph7QVavuA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oYzPVJPxLpTVoATo2YCIBA&ved=0CD4Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=goldelle%20ginger%20ale&f=false

1913 Goldelle Calander

http://www.prices4antiques.com/Coca-Cola-Sign-Cola-or-Goldelle-Ginger-Ale-Paper-1913-24-inch-E8941404.html


Allan Petretti Book ~ Goldelle and Gold Seal ~ Side-by-side

https://books.google.com/books?id=YmfEpjgk7_YC&pg=PA95&lpg=PA95&dq=goldelle+ginger+ale&source=bl&ots=_3ug1XnPIk&sig=QiEoH2KAxmiGbuh_Q1KAaSxlgpM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oYzPVJPxLpTVoATo2YCIBA&ved=0CEcQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=goldelle%20ginger%20ale&f=false

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From Cecil Munsey Coca Cola Collectibles book
 

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P.S. The reason I posted my earlier quote is to remind us that Gold Seal Ginger Ale was bottled in at least two U.S. cities, namely ... Chicago, Illinois
Cheyenne, Wyoming ... of which we can now add to the list ... St. Louis, Missouri
 

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