What's the best ketchup bottles

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Same. Right now though, I'm collecting early 1900s heinz ketchups I dig at the minute to fill a crate I have for them, but most ketchups including the latter are mainly worthless. However, there are se that have interesting eye appeal, some can even be difficult to find, and some are actually worth money.
Lol, I won't throw away anything unique & has legit history to America. I see people saying crap about ketchup bottles & laugh. I collect them. Wait until they will be worth something because everyone else has been throwing them away last 70 - 100 yrs, There will eventually a time they will be worth something.
 

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Lol, I won't throw away anything unique & has legit history to America. I see people saying crap about ketchup bottles & laugh. I collect them. Wait until they will be worth something because everyone else has been throwing them away last 70 - 100 yrs, There will eventually a time they will be worth something.
I have always wondered if something we are throwing back nowadays will be worth something later. Especially since there are cases of stuff collectors in the 1980s threw back that are now worth money.
 

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I have always wondered if something we are throwing back nowadays will be worth something later. Especially since there are cases of stuff collectors in the 1980s threw back that are now worth money.
Yeah just like people laugh at Clorox brown jug bottles. I keep them. $10 now will turn into $100 + down the road.
 

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I want to thank you for identifying this ketchup bottle for me. I have it and no one was able to identify it until now. Thanks. JerryBerry
Hard to tell without the label. Happy to solve your mystery JerryBerry. This site is great for finding answers to your questions. Always do a search on this site before asking. Often the bottle in question has been posted before. A great resource. Ttyl.
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I have always wondered if something we are throwing back nowadays will be worth something later. Especially since there are cases of stuff collectors in the 1980s threw back that are now worth money.
Of course, that will happen eventually. Not in my life time. Also I don't have the space to store all of that stuff. I do have a great idea. Why not just bury the stuff in the yard. Ground storage. That's where I found it. Put down some sand place them in and bury them. My grandson can dig them out. Like a time capsule. Weird right. Just my brain working overtime!
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Finally did something with my catchup bottles. They are not worth much, but now look a lot nicer than before. All but one of the bottles were manufactured in California
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Finally did something with my catchup bottles. They are not worth much, but now look a lot nicer than before. All but one of the bottles were manufactured in CaliforniaView attachment 227712
Well done. It's nice to see a comprehensive collection of any type of bottle. It shows more than a monetary interest. You've collected and partially documented a part of California history.
 

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I have a 1920’s Curtice Brothers Co Preserves Ketchup Bottle Rochester NY, in my collection. It has a very slight purpling.

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Here's a picture of the original label I found online:

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Curtice Bros. are the most common early ketchup found here. At least 4 variations - 2 with shoulder seal and 2 without. All are of manganese glass. They are very numerous at the remote mining camps. We wonder whether their frequency might be a comment on the quality of cooking at some of the camps - or the quality of the food due to a lack of refrigeration. All that vinegar and all those spices covers a lot of sins.
 

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Looks like a really nice way to properly display the ketchup bottles. Now, with the labels, it makes them much more respectable and eye-catching. Great idea...think I'll try that idea too...except I think I will take coke and/or Pepsi bottles and display one for every decade with a decade label underneath.
 

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