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I am interested in picking up a few of the fancier decorative art deco soda bottles, but cannot find a list of examples/names/etc. I see pictures online of collections, but many too small to see a name. I assume there are a lot more than what show up on ebay, but have no source for them. Do art deco soda collectors just get theirs at shows?

I saw the book by Brian Wade, but also see its hard to find a copy of that. Is this branch of bottle collecting not as large popular I thought it might be?

Thanks for any help.
 

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I am interested in picking up a few of the fancier decorative art deco soda bottles, but cannot find a list of examples/names/etc. I see pictures online of collections, but many too small to see a name. I assume there are a lot more than what show up on ebay, but have no source for them. Do art deco soda collectors just get theirs at shows?

I saw the book by Brian Wade, but also see its hard to find a copy of that. Is this branch of bottle collecting not as large popular I thought it might be?

Thanks for any help.
So you know about Brian’s book. I’ve been looking for years. Not many are collecting Art Decos. I certainly am. Good ones used to show up more often on eBay. Shows? I wouldn’t know. I have some nice duplicates if you want to contact me. Here are some of mine (have hundreds).
 

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In addition to Brian Wade's book, there are a few specialty books:

Dr. Pepper Collectible bottles Identification & Values 2nd Edition by Ray H. Duncan

The Evolution of a Soda Pop Bottle from Krinkly to Mae West by Michael Rosman 3rd edition

Pepsi : Cola Bottles Collectors Guide by James C Ayers
Pepsi : Cola Bottles & More Collectors Guide Vol. 2 by James C Ayers
(These two Pepsi books are not the same book; Vol. 2 is in addition to the first book.)

Handbook of Embossed Soda Bottles For Collectors & Antique Dealers by Paul, Karen, & Tom Bates

Coke Bottle Checklist 5th edition by Bill Porter
 

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Wow - that is some beautiful glass! I don't understand why these are not a lot more popular.

I admit I am in the baby stages of finding info out about these. I do not know pricing or even many names of various ones. I just want to get a couple oddball shapes and maybe a couple colored ones if they are not too expensive.

I would really like to collect like you do, but already have shelves and cabinets full of glass insulators (around 1,000-1200 on display!

In one window though I have some cobalt Citro soda bottles, a couple styles of Pepsi, and a green Squirt. I am figuring a couple of other art deco bottles would look good with these.

I clicked on your avatar trying to find a contact info. Maybe I missed it?
 

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So you know about Brian’s book. I’ve been looking for years. Not many are collecting Art Decos. I certainly am. Good ones used to show up more often on eBay. Shows? I wouldn’t know. I have some nice duplicates if you want to contact me. Here are some of mine (have hundreds).
Unbelievable collection. Awesome!
 

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So you know about Brian’s book. I’ve been looking for years. Not many are collecting Art Decos. I certainly am. Good ones used to show up more often on eBay. Shows? I wouldn’t know. I have some nice duplicates if you want to contact me. Here are some of mine (have hundreds).
Great Collection!
 

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An official thank you to new2bottles!

My art deco collection is small, but this is all I have room for. I wasted a purple (SCA), green, and at least one funky shape to offset my lineup of Citro bottles in the window.

new2bottles sold me the purple, a funky shaped clear (Orange Quench), and threw in a very decorative clear one (Calder) for free.

I got a green VESS DRY last week at local flea market for 10.00 :)

The pic shows the lineup.

The Squirt on the left was dug by me many years ago as was the Pepsi 2nd form the right. The rightmost is the bottle I made a post of here on this forum:
https://tinyurl.com/yau6m9va

I (don't!) really want to limit this collection. Lack of space dictates I have to. Close to 1000 insulators displayed in this same room.
 

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Have you ever shared some photos of your big insulator collection? I would like to see it.
 

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