Dating vintage bottles

There are two styles of the Hutchinson Coke bottle: After 1900 the company used a straight sided bottle with crown tops.Crown top refers to the type of bottle that has a lip. This style of bottle protected the carbonation and flavoring of the Coke much better than the old Hutchinson bottles.

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Our mission at Finest & Rarest, is quite simply to bring you the rarest, most fascinating spirits and someof the most legendary wines - unique irreplaceable bottles in many cases dating back to the nineteenth oreven eighteenth century. Whether you're looking for anancient cognac from the "Comet" vintage of 1811, other pre-phylloxera cognacs from the 1830's, 40's or50's, an original Absinthe Pernod Fils such as Toulouse Lautrec might have drunk at a Belle Epoque Parisian café, a pre-war Glenfiddich, or a Hannisville rye from the days before Prohibition, you've come tothe right place.

While our primary focus remains 19th century spirits - we are the leading specialists in pre-phylloxeracognac, 19th century rum, and pre-ban absinthe - we've recently broadened our range to include aselection of extraordinary wines, including 18th and 19th century Madeira, Imperial-era Tokaji Essencia,the greatest vintages of Chateau d'Yquem, magnificent Bordeaux and Burgundy, and other remarkablerarities.

Old Spice, Avon and Texaco are all companies whose brands are collectible because they remind consumers of a simpler era.

Enjoying, collecting, and displaying old Coca Cola products are a popular pastime for many hobbyists and collectors.

Ben Thomas, one of the bottlers, said that the consumer should be able to recognize the Coke bottle in the dark, just by feel.

Last modified 21-Feb-2017 07:25