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"Early ZIPPO Lighter circa 1930's""General wear with light scratches, light ding to cover which is a little loose at the hinge."
is the way the ad read where this ZIPPO lighter brought $2,348.99
RARE MOUNTAIN DEW BOTTLE BRINGS $866.58 AT AUCTION
Up for auction is a nice hard to find 1958, 24 oz Mountain Dew Bottle by Charlie and Bill. The condition, no chips or cracks. It is approx. 11 1/4" tall 3" is base. This bottle was produced in the Tri-City, Johnson City Tenn..
This is an very old Estate Find and a must for any collector. Thanks For Looking!
History OF bottle
The 24 oz "by Charlie and Bill" bottle is one of the six most coveted Mountain Dew bottles and the second rarest bottle in any Mountain Dew collector's collection. In 1958 Bill Bridgforth, manager of Tri-Cities beverage, ordered the 24 oz bottles "by Charlie and Bill". This was the third bottle produced out of the Tri-City Beverage plant. Mr. Bridgforth and Tri-Cities owner Charlie Gordon were very proud of this unique new bottle. Charlie Gordon Tri-City Beverage [ with his two manger, Bill and Jim] was the frist plant any were in the world to commercially produce Mountain Dew. His " by Charlie and Jim and Bill" bottle  was the frist time the public had ever tasted Mountain Dew commercially and the frist ACL Mountain Dew bottle. A year later, when Bill Kibler left Tri-City, Charlie started putting his Mountain Dew in a "by Charlie and Jim" bottle. Several years later Jim Archer Left Tri-City and Bill Bridgforth replaced him has the new plant manger. Bill decided that Tri-City had enough regular size bottles in it's inventory and in 1958 decided to try a new approach, a new bottle. He ordered a refillable 24 oz. The 24 oz bottle was used exclusively in East Tennessee until around 1964 when Pepsi bought the Mountain Dew Franchise. There is a interesting final chapter to this bottle, a chapter that explains it's rarity. Some time after 1964, Bill Bridgforth got tired of paying the return deposit on the bottles he could not use, but had no choice "cause it has my name on it". So from roughly 1964 until he left Tri-City in the 80's Bill and his route salesman searched out and broke every 24 oz bottle they could find.
These 2 NC trapper License badges sold at auction on Jan 27 2006.
"FAROID" GOLF BALL CIRCA 1920. "THIS END UP AT POLES". RINGED PATTERN. VERY SCARCE. THIS GOLF BALL SOLD AT AUCTION ON JANUARY 10, 2006 FOR $2000
SOLD at auction on Dec19 for $13,600
These license plates were affixed to the Ford roadster that
FDR drove when he visited the Little White House in
1918 North Carolina Motorcycle Plate
1918 NC Motorcycle License Plate----Blue and
White----7-7/8" by 2-7/8"-----Surface rust with good original
color---No holes or bends------- Add this rare one to your
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When a Harley Davidson oil can sold at auction on Feb 20 2005 for $1,901.77 some thought it was just a fluke but when another can sold (by the same collector) on March 6 2005 for $2,126.00 it now appears to be the norm for this type of can
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