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I was downtown today and stopped in at the Antique shop for a quick peek. At the back of the shop I found a 28oz Kik!.....now I only have a couple of 10oz bottles one from 1954 with Cola on it and a 1958 with no cola on it. And it had been a while since I've looked at any 28oz bottles online but this one looked different to me. When I got home I checked the pics from Tim Maitland's collection and he dose not have this one pictured. So either because it's too common or he doesn't have it?...either way I don't really care and have wanted one forever. I Know it's not as tough as some of those earlier ones that Tim Maitland has and it's not mint shape but for $7 dollars I just could not leave it behind![;)]A couple of things to note...first is no printing on the back of the bottle! and second the embossed has the round ball and the ACL part has the oblong one...I think that's what caught my eye! Also the ACL is not the same as Tim's if you look close[:-]The bottle has a Dominion glass mark dated 1947. Here is the link to the other bottles.http://www.ecbw.ca/tim_ma...s/kik_beverages_01.jpg[attachment=2015-02-21 20.34.50_resized.jpg] [attachment=2015-02-21 20.33.58_resized.jpg]
 

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i don't have any kik cola bottles yet and don't recall finding any either , maybe wasn't sold much where I live . do recall seeing some other kik bottles for sale at antiques malls in my travels though .
 

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That's a pretty nice one, looks like a transition bottle between the player on the neck and the orange peel neck. I think you did pretty well for 7 bucks. I never found any variations other than the regular no Cola ones which were pretty common in BC but I don't think I ever saw any in Ontario.
 

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I just rechecked something on mine...It has the dot at 6 o'clock under the diamond indicating the Red Cliff Alberta plant, so it's a western Canadian variation.Yes I agree now looking at it more that it would be a transition bottle, still odd it has no printing on the back. how do you like the graphic?...the guy is holding the Kik instead of the ball!..lol....that was like a big Whoops![:D]I wonder who bottled and distributed Kik out here?...maybe Pepsi did?
 

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I don't think he's holding Kik, I think his hand just disappeared behind it. If he was holding that ball he'd either be a very small guy or that'd be a very large ball. I don't know about Pepsi bottling it, seems like they wouldn't liked another cola calling themselves "Canada's Own Cola". That slogan suggests it would have been bottled independently, but I don't know by whom. I noticed that there's a cola called Kik bottled in Sri Lanka, I wonder if there's any relation between the two.
 

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No I know he's not holding it it 's just the alignment of the graphics....anyways you gota admit the graphics were always a little goofy looking on those bottles[:D]Well you never know about a possible connection...just look at Solo as prime example of a name that lives on today.Could have even been Felix bottlers they were a total independent....we need Bob to search that out for us!..lol, I have too much soda can variation lists to compile right now.
 

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I'm under the impression that E.P. Taylor, of Canadian Breweries Ltd. (later Carling-O'Keefe) fame and very deep pockets, was behind Kik Cola somehow. If so, his pugnacity and heap of cash might have kept other cola producers at bay when it came to objections over the "Canada's Cola" tagline.
 

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Today I added this nice 12 oz Kik cola to my line up!.....and in truth I did not know about the 12 oz size until recently, not sure on the scarcity of it but glad to have one. Cool to see the transitions.
 

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This is my line up for Kik! 1947 28 oz....this particular label variation could be rare, it looks similar to others but has the players leg behind the K instead of out front. Then my new addition 12oz with the 'Serve Cold' dated 1950, 10 oz 1954 and a 10 oz 1958. [attachment=20151115_115058.jpg]
 

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