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Highlighted embossing makes for easy reading


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Jan 16, 2020
Far away South: Argentina
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Some bottle purists might cringe, but I personally makes them stand out better, and is therefore more enjoyable to view. I won't do this to all of my bottles, but for those amber SS Cokes, it's a big improvement. I used an artists paint marker, witch comes off with nail polish remover easily.
Nice stuff on the shelf Screwtop.
I think it's better to paint only on the spaces where the ACL is out It makes it look real.
By the way. When I find ACL bottles very often the paint is unstacken but on its place. Could you give me an advice for repair them ?


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Sep 24, 2019
I like the idea of doing that. Makes the collection pop and the paint comes off easily. Very nice Screwtop!


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Nov 17, 2017
Personally I can’t stand it and what the bottle to be as close as to original as possible. But as long as it ain’t permanent than you can do whatever.
The problem is that some highlighted bottles ARE permanent. I bought some where the highlighting couldn't even be tumbled off.


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Sep 1, 2018
Carter County Kentucky
On a side note looks like you have some cool civil war stuff. Is that a photo of devils den at Gettysburg?

Yes, Devils den, a Tyson stereoview. Those bullets you see are from locations such as Devils Den, the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, Picketts Charge, Fairfield road, Heths Ridge, Culps Hill, Little Round top, and some reserve areas. Some of those bullets were found by John Cullison, a few relics were part of the George Olligner collection, and most of them were found by Iva Rosensteel, and a few have been found by relic hunters from the outskirts.

I only have three Civil War era bottles, two of which were dug by my dad in a winter hut, and one which is a U.S.A. Hosp. Dept. bottle from the Baltimore Glassworks. I can't afford much else.

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