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This is my soda empire….I’m 41 yrs old and have been collecting bottles since I was 12 yrs old.  Over the past 25+ years, I have amassed a collection of over 20,000 bottles, thousands of cans, dozens of clocks, signs and nearly 50 vending machines.  This website’s initial purpose is to showcase bottles from my state and neighboring states.  Later on, I will expand it to showcase some of my other items.

Look down the left column and you’ll see a list of cities for which I have bottles for.  Across the top of the top of the page, you can already see categories I’m adding that shows my other collections.  Just click on any thumbnail picture to expand it, then click your back button on your browser, or use your backspace key, to return.

Right now, I’m looking mostly for Alabama bottles from small towns – Georgiana, Greenville, Luverne, Atmore, Andalusia, Brewton, Dothan, and Evergreen, etc.  The site is constantly updated as I dig them out and photograph them, so please check back often. If you have anything you think I may be interested in, let me know.  I buy any size collections in all price ranges.   Enjoy!

Jerry L. Reeves
wonkapete@aol.com
Mobile, AL

BOTTLES FOR SALE!!! 

Coca-Cola Silver Anniversary Bottle – Mobile, AL RARE!  $25 each!

I usually don’t sell anything, but this sale is for our local Coca-Cola Chapter!  First time for sale! Newly released bottles, commemorating the Mobile, AL Gulf Coast Chapter of the Coca-Cola Collectors Club’s 25th Anniversary! Only 144 made!! Bottles are packed in attractive gift box! Get them now due to the limited number! There will not be anymore made!! Shipping is $8.95 in the U.S. International buyers, please request a quote.

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UPCOMING BOTTLE SHOW!!!

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12 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Philip Pfeiffer said:

    Jerry,

    You have done a wonderful job and what a great collection! Keep up the good work.

    Philip Pfeiffer

  2. Barry Graham said:

    Hey Jerry
    Super job! I know that it has been a lot of work, but it is wonderful for the hobby, and I appreciate it. Best Regards and thanks for keeping History Alive! Barry Graham

  3. Jerry,

    Three cheers for a super clean user friendly website for tri-state bottles! Great pictures and some rare gems! Much needed and much appreciated from the bottle collecting community… It’s one of my favorites!

    Ruben Negron — excellentstuff-auctions

  4. Gary Griffin said:

    HeyJerry,

    This is an outstanding site. Great job! Maybe later you can add some photos and history of those bottling works from which these bottles came from. Regards, Gary

  5. Johnny Duke said:

    Wow, I Never Seen So Many Bottles, I Thought I Had
    Some Bottles

  6. Sherry Helms Hunt said:

    Hey Jerry, I have a bottle I don’t see on your site and would like to see what you think of it. It is a Lime Cola Bottle?

  7. Collin Maley said:

    Nice work Jerry. I am an avid MS jug and saloon bottle collector. Do you have any of the same?

  8. Shelly Hathcock said:

    Hi Jerry. Wow! That’s an awesome collection you have there. I live in Blount County Al, about 30miles north of Birmingham. And recently came across a HUGE pile of all different types of glass. I would like to say it was a dump site because of the unusual amount of bottles and jars and also because there are several different piles but I really dont know. There’s thousands of them and so far havent had to dig for any! I’ve dated alot of them. For instance I found several Coca Cola bottles with the Diamond embossing that dates in the 60’s. Amber colored Clorox from the 50’s. Cobalt and green glass. And they range from medicine bottles, Old spice, whiskey to old perfume bottles. Im not a collector but this has gained my interest for sure. My question to you is…should I just sell them to collectors and if so, how do I start that process or try taking on this hobby at 40yrs old? I also dont have room to store them. ice, whiskey

    • Good to hear from you! Sounds like a good spot. Unfortunately, just because it’s old and glass, doesn’t necessarily mean it has value. The Diamond Cokes usually bring a couple dollars. Keep digging. You never know what might turn up. Start by offering them on Craigslist.

      • thanks so much! I will try that for sure. I recently found some old Dr. Pepper bottles that has picture of a hillbilly on the side and also Pepsi bottle made of thick glass with [Duraglass] on the bottom. You were right on the advice to keep digging because I think these have some value, however I have really enjoyed this and like to call it my new hobby. ;) Thanks again

      • Johnny Duke said:

        I Would Like To See The Dr Pepper Bottle With
        The Hillbilly On The Side, Please Send Me A
        Picture Of Them.
        Thank You
        Johnny

  9. Wendy Cohen said:

    HI JERRY! CAN YOU PLEASE SHOW ME WHAT A LATE 1980’S YOOHOO BOTTLE LOOKS LIKE? IM WORKING ON A 1988 PERIOD FILM AND WANT TO BE SURE TO GET THE RIGHT DETAIL!! THANK YOU!

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