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Red & White Barq's

acls

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Jun 2, 2005
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Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the red and white label like yours come from New Orleans, Louisiana only which is where Barq's started. The flavor of what type of drink the bottle held would have been indicated by the cap. Barq's put out an orange drink, a cream soda, and, of course, root beer. Probably are some other flavors too that I don't know about.
 

acls

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Barq's is mostly tied to Biloxi. That is where the root beer type drink was made. However, Barq's started out in New Orleans and later relocated or franchised? to Biloxi. These red bottles, from what I have heard, were only produced in New Orleans while the blue ones that look identical in every way but color were used everywhere else. They are fairly common. You can find them on eBay frequently.
 

handymansix

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Aug 23, 2013
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Nice!

This type bottle was primarily used for root beer and cream soda, and probably other flavors as well. I also collect red (and blue) label Barq's.
 

fishnuts

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Aug 5, 2010
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My .02.

There is a red/white Barq's from Little Rock, AR dated 1940 or 41, I forget which.

The red color is NOt exclusive to anyplace or bottler.
 

acls

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Hey Grant long time no see. I was referring to the red and white labels on that standard looking style. I believe the Little Rock bottle is on green glass.
 

fishnuts

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acls...yeah, long time

But...the red/white I have is on clear and I have yet to find, or see, the green glass version.
Ebay guy, barqs19, had told me of a couple Arky Barqs that I still have not seen, including a Dumas variant not yet in the display (and I have six already).
 

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