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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."

This is the way the ad read where this ZIPPO lighter brought $2,348.99
at auction on 4-3-2006   Who would have guessed?

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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 [1954] 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.

 

 

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                    These 2 NC trapper License badges sold at auction on Jan 27 2006. 
              The 1931-32 badge sold for $1,825 and the 1929-30 badge sold for $2,925

 

 

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"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

 


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                              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 Warm Springs , GA , during his presidency. They are one-of-a-kind, and are in exactly the condition they were when removed from the car at the end of 1941. They have been in storage since 1941, are in original condition, and have not been painted or otherwise cleaned up. The photos show some light rust marks around the bolt holes and slight rust marks along the bottom of the reverse of the "FDR" plate.Each plate measures approximately 14" by 6-1/2". The photos accurately depict the color of the plates.

 

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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 collection----Guaranteed Authentic
The winning bidder paid $860.46 on 9-06-05

 

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This original 5-gal rocker Harley Davidson oil can sold at auction for  $3627.77 
on July 25, 2005.  The can was made by the St Louis Can Co. and was patented May 10 1927

c7_1_b.jpg (17633 bytes)   This original 1961 MICHIGAN LICENSE PLATE sold at auction on July 8, 2005
for  $6,300.00  

silentchief1.jpg (25377 bytes)   This original unopened metal can of Silent Chief Security motor oil brought  $1225.00 at auction on February 13, 2005. How would you like to have a whole case of these?

husky oil.jpg (29111 bytes)   This original opened metal can of Husky Motor Oil brought   $538.89  at auction February 14, 2005. Just think that was with the top cut out.

polly oil.jpg (14876 bytes)  This original unopened metal can of Polly Motor Oil brought   $4,617.89  at auction on February 6, 2005. 

sss3.jpg (114054 bytes)  If you thought only oil cans brought high prices read on. This Colorado Visitors license plate went for  $1,455.00  on February 20, 2005. 

gun oil.jpg (14764 bytes)   This original ITHACA gun oil can not only had a lead spout but still had the lead cap. Some how the caps always get lost. At auction on February 7,2005 the can brought  $685.00

 

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tenn badge.jpg (45000 bytes)    This RARE 1935-36 (Reelfoot Lake Tennessee) fishing badge went at auction on Feb. 27 2005 to a collector for  $1,530.00

 

last harley 5.jpg (21277 bytes)      last harley3.jpg (10110 bytes)       last harley4.jpg (22023 bytes)     last harley2.jpg (10259 bytes)      last harley1.jpg (17451 bytes)    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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