This is my soda empire….I’m 44 yrs old and have been collecting bottles since I was 12 yrs old. Over the past 32 years, I have amassed a collection of over 20,000 bottles, thousands of cans, dozens of clocks, signs and over 50 vending machines. This website’s initial purpose is to showcase bottles from Alabama and neighboring states. Later on, I will expand it to showcase some of my other collections.
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.
As always, I am open to renting out props to movie and commercial productions. Look under my ‘my soda collection’ tab for an idea on what items exists in my soft drink collection. For members of media, if you need a piece or picture for an article you are writing, do not hesitate to contact me. I will gladly collaborate or assist with pictures as needed. Please do not steal my images without permission. This is copyrighted material. Just ask.
I have served on the Board of Directors for the Mobile Gulf Coast Coca-Cola Collector’s Club off and on for 25 yrs. I am currently the ‘Coca-Cola Can Expert’ serving on the expert panel for the National Coca-Cola Collector’s Club in Atlanta, GA, answering questions from around the world regarding Coca-Cola cans. I have been a freelance writer for a variety of soft drink publications for over 10 yrs, been published in several newspapers and historical society publications, and currently writing a book on the past bottling companies of Mobile County. See some of my articles under the ‘My Soda Articles’ tab at the top of this page.
As far as expanding my collection, 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
UPCOMING BOTTLE SHOWS!!!