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Athens GA Coca-Cola Bottles
The VALUES listed here are RETAIL
These are the prices that you should
expect to pay in a store for these bottles
This is NOT what you can sell them for,
especially to a collector or to a store.

Athens, Georgia
Coca-Cola Bottles

Many of the bottles in my collection are not
listed in the Bill Porter's book or in Georgia Early Embossed
Crown Top Soda Bottles, Abbeville to Wrightsville.

Athens Coca-Cola Script Straight Sided Bottles

01. Straight Sided clear center script,
ATHENS GA not in slug plate
- Fair Conditionn, some damage $50
- Good Condition $65-$60
- Excellent-Near Mint $75

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02. Straight Sided clear center script
ATHENS GA (3/16" tall), rectangular slug plate
- Fair Condition, some damage $30-$35
- Good Condition $50
- Excellent-Near Mint $75

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03. Straight Sided clear center script
ATHENS GA (1/4" tall), rectangular slug plate
- Fair Condition, some damage $30-$35
- Good Condition $65-$50
- Excellent-Near Mint $75

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04. Straight Sided light blue center script
- Fair Condition, some damage $20-$25
- Good Condition $30-$35
- Excellent-Near Mint $40

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05. Straight Sided very light green center script
- Fair Condition, some damage $20-$25
- Good Condition $30-$35
- Excellent-Near Mint $40

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06. Straight Sided green center script, ATHENS GA (1/4 ")
- Fair Condition, some damage $20-$25
- Good Condition $30-$35
- Excellent-Near Mint $40

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07. Straight Sided green center script, ATHENS GA (3/16 ") with mold number on bottom of the bottle
- Fair Condition, some damage $20-$25
- Good Condition $30-$35
- Excellent-Near Mint $40

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08. Straight Sided light green center script
rectangular slug plate ATHENS GA (1/4")
- Fair Condition, some damge $20-$25
- Good Condition $30-$35
- Excellent-Near Mint $40

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09. Straight Sided light green center script
rectangular slug plate ATHENS GA (3/16")
- Fair Condition, some damage $20-$25
- Good Condition $30-$40
- Excellent-Near Mint $50

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10. Straight Sided blue center script rectangle slug plate
- Fair Condition, some damage $20-$25
- Good Condition $30-$35
- Excellent-Near Mint $40

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11A & 11B. Straight Sided light blue center script ring neck, 09B has a dot on the bottom, which is probably an indication that is was produced by a different glass maker.
- Fair Condition, some damage $25-$35
- Good Condition $35-$50
- Excellent-Near Mint $65-$75

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12. Straight Sided light green ring neck; slightly smaller than the blue ring neck (newly discovered color)
- Fair Condition, some damage $25-$35
- Good Condition $60-$75
- Excellent-Near Mint $175

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13. Straight Sided very light aqua center script,
ATHENS GA rectangular slug plate
- Fair Condition, some damage $20-$25
- Good Condition $30-$35
- Excellent-Near Mint $40

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14. Straight Sided light blue shoulder script "Contents 6 Fluid Ounces
- Fair Condition, some damage $10-$15
- Good Condition $20-$25
- Excellent-Near Mint $30

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15A. & 15B. Straight Sided blue shoulder script tall type ATHENS.  14A has Coca-Cola on bottom, 14B does not have Coca-Cola on bottom
7 ounce bottle
- Fair Condition, some damage $50
- Good Condition $65
- Excellent-Near Mint $75

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16A, 16B. Straight Sided blue shoulder script small type ATHENS
7 ounce bottle
- Fair Condition, some damage $50
- Good Condition $65
- Excellent-Near Mint $150
The type B variation has large font 7 OZ on bottom and is the most rare of the 7 ounce bottles. Value $200+ in mint state.


16B. Rare

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17. Straight Sided blue shoulder script small type ATHENS
7 oz. on the bottom
- Fair Condition, some damage $50
- Good Condition $65
- Excellent-Near Mint $75

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18. Straight Sided blue shoulder script small type Athens
- Fair Condition, some damage $10-$15
- Good Condition $20-$25
- Excellent-Near Mint $30

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19. Straight Sided blue shoulder script
- Fair Condition, some damage $10-$15
- Good Condition $20-$25
- Excellent-Near Mint $30

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20. Straight Sided clear shoulder script
Short bottle
No ounces on bottle, but holds 6 ounces
- Fair Condition $10-$15
- Good Condition $20-$25
- Excellent-Near Mint $40-$65

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21. Straight Sided clear shoulder script
Medium bottle
No ounces on bottle, but holds 6 1/2 ounces
- Fair Condition $10-$15
- Good Condition $20-$25
- Excellent Condition $40-$65

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22. Straight Sided clear shoulder script
Tall bottle
No ounces on bottle, but holds 7 ounces
- Fair Condition $10-$15
- Good Condition $20-$25
- Excellent Condition $40-$65

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23. Straight Sided green shoulder "MINIMUM CONTENTS 6 1/2 FL. OZ"
- Fair Condition $10-$15
- Good Condition $20-$25
- Excellent-Near Mint $30

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24. Straight Sided very light green shoulder script
- Fair Condition, some damage $10-$15
- Good Condition $20-$30
- Excellent-Near Mint $35

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25. Straight Sided light amethyst shoulder script
- Fair Condition, some damage $10-$15
- Good Condition $20-$25
- Excellent-Near Mint $30

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26. Straight Sided deep teal shoulder script
- Near Mint or Mint Condition $100
(not pictured)

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27. Straight Sided green base script
(pictured left)
- Fair Condition, some damage $35-$45
- Good Condition $50-$70
- Perfect Near Mint $75-$150
I WILL BUY ANY OF THESE 4 TYPES BOTTLES
FOR $150 IF IN GOOD CONDITION WITH NO DAMAGE.  I WILL ALSO BUY IF DAMAGED, BUT FOR LESS. Call Sam at 706 613-0224
 

28. Straight Sided clear (slight hint of aqua) base script
(pictured 2nd from left)
- Fair Condition, some damage $35-$45
- Good Condition $50-$70
- Perfect Near Mint $75-$100

29. Straight Sided light green base script over ATHENS GA
(pictured 2nd from right)

30. Straight Sided clear base script ATHENS GA on back
(pictured right)

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31. Straight Sided center script Coca-Cola logo in old style font
- Fair Condition some damage $40
- Good Condition $55
- Perfect Near Mint $75

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There are many other variations not yet listed.  There are non-standard Coca-Cola script bottles in various fonts not yet listed.

Other examples are the no ounce shoulder scripts with no ounces on it, but is 1/4 inch shorter than the 6 1/2 ounce shoulder script.  If you care about these variations, check back and I'll have them listed as time permits.

Athens Coca-Cola Soda Water Bottles

01. Soda Water, square waist, multi-stars
(3 variations, different molds and text)
- Good Condition $40
(MORE INFORMATION)

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02. Soda Water, pinched waist
(2 variations, different mold numbers)
- Good Condition $40

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03. Soda Water, CC Soda green
(there are variations with different mold numbers)
- Good Condition, minor damage $35+
- Very Good Condition, no damage $60+
(pictured right)

04. Soda Water, CC Soda clear
- Good Condition, minor damage $20
- Very Good Condition, no damage $30
(pictured left)

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05. Soda Water ? maybe, possibly Coke
blue, straight sided, with small flowers
- Good Condition $50

Coke was not exclusively bottled in script bottles, nor were script bottles exclusively used for Coke.  One example is the Augusta shoulder script, logo on shoulder, and SODA WATER in the center of the bottle.  In the early days there was not a monopoly on Coke, several different companies were licensed to sell Coke syrup and bottlers were not limited to a specific style of bottle.  Prior to Candler gaining full control, there was not one type of bottle used.  Even after the full take-over independent bottlers did what they wanted to do regarding bottles.

BIG FROSTY & BIG FROST

BIG FROSTY (pictured on left)
"PROPERTY OF COCA COLA BOT CO." "ATHENS GA"
Good Condition $100
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BIG FROST (pictured on right)
"PROPERTY OF COCA COLA BTL'G CO."  "ATHENS GA"
Good Condition $175

Athens Contour (Hobbleskirt) Coca-Cola Bottles

The first five versions of these Contour Coke bottles are easily identified by their embossing:

01. Athens "PAT'D NOV.16 1915" were produced from 1917 to 1928.  This style bottle was produced in clear, blue, or green.
- Poor Condition $5-$10
- Fair Condition $5
- Good Condition $10
- Very Good Condition $30
- Excellent-Near Mint $50
- Absolute Mint Perfect $60
(this bottle is harder to find than the Athens SS)

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02. Athens "PAT'D DEC. 25 1923" (called the "Christmas Cokes") (called the "Christmas Cokes" but NOT issued for Christmas) were produced from 1928 to 1938.  These bottles were usually green or clear.
- Poor Condition $2
- Fair Condition $5
- Good Condition $10-$15-$20
- Very Good Condition $25-$35
- Excellent-Near Mint $35-$40
This is a VERY HARD TO FIND bottle

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03. Athens "PAT. D 105529" (called "Pat D"Cokes) were produced from 1938 to 1951.  These bottles were mostly green, but during World War II some were blue.
- Poor Condition $0
- Fair Condition $1-$2
- Good Condition $2
- Very Good Condition $2-$3
- Excellent-Near Mint $3-$4

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04. Athens "US PATENT OFFICE / MIN CONTENTS 6 FL OZ" were produced from 1951 to 1958.  Some of these have "ATHENS GA" in large print, but are the same value as the small print.  These bottles were usually green.
- Poor Condition $0
- Fair Condition $1
- Good Condition $1-$2
- Very Good Condition $1-$2
- Excellent-Near Mint $2-$3 (Large and small print)

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05. Athens "US PATENT OFFICE / MIN CONTENTS 6 1/2 FL OZ" were produced from 1958 to 1965.  These bottles were usually green.
- Poor Condition $0
- Fair Condition $1
- Good Condition $1-$2
- Very Good Condition $2
- Excellent-Near Mint $2-$3

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LARGE PRINT BOTTLES HAVE NO MORE VALUE THAN MEDIUM AND SMALL PRINT

If you collect by glass maker, you may add about 10 % to the value for makers other than Chattanooga and Laurens.  Chattanooga is the C in a circle like the copyright symbol or may read "CHATT".  Laurens is the L or may read "LGW".  These are the most common on the Athens Coke bottles, with Chattanooga being the most common of all.  An embossed straight line underneath the name Athens is a mark that indicates Root Glass Company produced the bottle.  Root is fairly common on the 1923's.  Learn more about root, click here.
 
 

Athens "ACL" white painted label

06. 6 1/2 ounces
- Fair Condition $2-$5
- Excellent-Near Mint, no case wear $8

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07. 10 ounce
Fair Condition $2-$5
Perfect, Near Mint, no case wear $10-$12
& 10 ounce King Size
- Fair-Good Condition, case wear $5
- Excellent-Near Mint, no case wear at all $7

The bottles that have "Return for Deposit" have a random base, so not made specifically for the Athens, but because they do read "Athens GA" and one in good condition is very difficult to find, if you are collecting Athens bottles, it is a must have bottle for the Athens collector.

Athens Commerative Coca-Cola Bottles

Athens "75th Anniversary" produced in 1978,
straight sided bottle, applied color label
Athens Coca-Cola Bottling Co. on back
and Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Co. on front.
This bottle is difficult to find.  Most people think that these bottles are all the same because they all say Atlanta on the front.  Most people do not realize that the town name is on the back of the bottle.
- Good Condition Empty $3
- Good Condition Full $5
- Excellent-Near Mint, full, good bottle cap no rust $12

There are 15 different bottles just from Georgia.
There are 2 versions from Atlanta and the others are from other Georgia towns, with the Atlanta small label being the most rare and valued at $285+. Click here for more info.
 
 

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