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Hey first off welcome to the Forum CCG!.....nice to see another fellow Canadian on the site! I'm pretty sure my 28oz was specifically made for western Canada? being that it was made in Red Cliff Alberta....I guess I really wonder if that specific graphic will show up back east at some point?....not sure if you seen the link in the previous comments for the Tim Maitland collection?...it shows his Kik bottles.
I passed up a 12oz Kik a while back similar to Tim's but instead of the circle with 5¢ it had just the round ball.....I had never seen it before!....but could not put down the cash on the asking price.

Here is a comparison of my bottle (left) and Tim's, another thing is that mine has a blank back.

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Hey first off welcome to the Forum CCG!.....nice to see another fellow Canadian on the site! I'm pretty sure my 28oz was specifically made for western Canada? being that it was made in Red Cliff Alberta....I guess I really wonder if that specific graphic will show up back east at some point?....not sure if you seen the link in the previous comments for the Tim Maitland collection?...it shows his Kik bottles.
I passed up a 12oz Kik a while back similar to Tim's but instead of the circle with 5¢ it had just the round ball.....I had never seen it before!....but could not put down the cash on the asking price.

Here is a comparison of my bottle (left) and Tim's, another thing is that mine has a blank back.

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Hey! Thanks!

That's interesting, you're right, I never saw the difference before between the two. I believe it was from Tim's collection where I learned about the scarceness of that particular bottle. If yours is a made for Western Canada bottle, that's very unique! Such a nice piece to add to any KIK collection.

Great find!
 

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New bottle and a crate on the way!

I just got this 28oz variation in today, it's an older version of the one originally posted...to be more precise it is dated 1941 and came from kik Beverages-Calgary, Alberta.....the bottles was made at Alberta's Dominion glass plant in Redcliff.

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This is the crate that will soon grace my collection...I know they do take up a lot of space but how could I resist when it's from the city of my birth!
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And a nice little ad from 1938....I have not figured out exactly when Kik set up in Winnipeg, a bit more research is needed, but this ad was probably not from long after.
The Winnipeg Tribune- Saturday 23 July 1938.....source newspapers dot com.
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Love the crate... Gotta have them to display with your killer bottles! Great stuff!
 

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Yahoo got my 5¢ Kik bottle!

And yes another long awaited Kik came in for me...the coveted 12oz 5¢ bottle!..........I do have one more on the way soon, can't wait to share!

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Very nice! When I saw that ad I was wondering if there were any Kik bottles with the 5 cents on them, or if it was just a paper label thing. Do you know how old those ones are? I've never seen a Kik bottle that looked like that at all.
 

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Man those are in nice shape... colors really vibrant... older red ACL seem to dull. You have a great collection there.
 

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Man those are in nice shape... colors really vibrant... older red ACL seem to dull. You have a great collection there.
Eric yes you are right, the colors are real bright on these last two...got lucky I suppose!
 

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Very nice! When I saw that ad I was wondering if there were any Kik bottles with the 5 cents on them, or if it was just a paper label thing. Do you know how old those ones are? I've never seen a Kik bottle that looked like that at all.
Thank you!....so far I have only seen 5¢ on a 12oz.....the only other variant of 12oz I spotted was this past summer at a show and it just had the ball, kik my self now for not picking it up (pun intended!..lol). Paper label came as 8 ¢, 10¢...and probably 6¢ depending on region....maybe there is a paper 12oz?
So the 12oz I just got is dated 1949,,, but I may be wrong on that because it has the number code before the <D> and not a letter, which is 1940's ( keep getting messed up on that)...the 28oz is 1941. Kik was a Montreal company that came in around 1934....they came to Winnipeg in 1937 and probably across the rest of western Canada about the same time. There is some overlap in label generation as the new design was introduce in 1948.....oh yea forgot to mention that Crush bought them in 1945.

KiK Cola- The Winnipeg Tribune- Mon, Jul 26, 1948 source...newspapers.com

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