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Mug-based Hutch Found!

Sodasandbeers

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Apr 29, 2009
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Phoenixville, PA
I have this bottle listed, but without details on www.sodasandbeers.com and this clears up some of the missing details. I am fairly certain the HutchBook listing was based on my incomplete listing. I got my listing from a pamphlet of the Frank Kendorski Collection.

Drzymalla was listed as early as 1890 as a bottler and as late as 1914. I would say this bottle is an 1890s vintage.

Since I have never seen this bottle in over 55 years of cataloguing Philadelphia bottles and this bottle was not in the collection of a collector of West Philadelphia bottles, I can safely say it is very rare and likely one of two known examples.
 

EvansBottles

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Dec 20, 2016
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I'm in the Philly area. And I've seen these before. They're not rare. Possibly a little scarce.
There are standard tall bold tops with the same name. As far as the height of the panels
goes. They are fairly common in the Philly region.
 

RelicRaker

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Mar 13, 2017
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Sodasandbeers - Thanks for the info! The 1890s date is consistent with other finds from the site (incl;iuding the 1893 dated "picnic quart" of beer).

EvansBottles - That's ok. It's a first for me, for sure.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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New Jersey
I'm in the Philly area. And I've seen these before. They're not rare. Possibly a little scarce.
There are standard tall bold tops with the same name. As far as the height of the panels
goes. They are fairly common in the Philly region.
You should alert hutchbook as to this typo. This is how rumors start. I have told them about errors and they appreciate the information. They say rare and you say common. Big difference.
ROBBYBOBBY64
 

nhpharm

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Apr 24, 2007
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Interesting discussion on the rarity ratings on hutchbook...Ron has to rely on what he is told by the collector that reports it and many of the rarity ratings are suspect. In some cases, the rarity ratings change with time as well...I know I have single-handedly changed the rarity rating of a few local hutch sodas by digging a single trash pit or privy with a quantity of the same (previously rare) bottle in it.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
1,612
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New Jersey
Interesting discussion on the rarity ratings on hutchbook...Ron has to rely on what he is told by the collector that reports it and many of the rarity ratings are suspect. In some cases, the rarity ratings change with time as well...I know I have single-handedly changed the rarity rating of a few local hutch sodas by digging a single trash pit or privy with a quantity of the same (previously rare) bottle in it.
Rarity ratings based on opinion? Not everyone reports their finds. Value has always has come down to supply and demand. Just ask De Beers.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
 
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