Dating royal crown cola bottles
Here in Madison, each visitor was greeted with a pretty fan, a booklet, a flag lapel pin, and a bottle of Chero-Cola.
Attendees were shown how bottles were soaked in salt water, washed, and rinsed by machinery insuring no foreign substance could get in the bottled product. Black purchased the lot next to Godfrey’s in 1919 planning to build a 40 x 140 brick building for a new bottling plant. Beam doubled the capacity of the plant within a couple of months. By 1920, the plant was filling 1,200,000 bottles annually. With little explanation, a December 30, 1921 article announced the sale of all the bottles, crates and machinery of the local Chero-Cola plant. The national company was facing difficulty as well.
Early and rare pieces have set record-breaking prices in the collecting world.
In 1891, Coca-Cola began producing at least a calendar a year, often created by famous artists such as Norman Rockwell and Haddon Sundblom.
Rare memorabilia from popular brands and companies that made soda for a short time can generate the most value. the worth of the soda relics depend on condition, the brand, location, date, and how rare and unique it is.
Signs were the best form of advertising for soda companies from the late 1930’s through the 1950’s.
Soda trays are another from of advertising and were used to serve soft drinks at soda fountains, diners and neighborhood centers.
While Coca-Cola is the leader of the old time soda advertisers, other companies with collectible interest are Pepsi-Cola, Vess, Whistle, Smile, 7-Up, Howdy, Royal Crown, Canada Dry, Kist, Hires, Dr.
This display has a triangle shape at the top that is outlined with a red border on the left and right side of the triangle.
The left side also has the word “royal” in blue, and the right side has the word “crown” in blue text.
Under the red border, is a blue triangle with the letters “RC” in white.
Claud Hatcher of Columbus, Georgia, sold a lot of Coca-Cola through his grocery business and felt he was entitled to a discount.