Finds like this add to the mystery and excitement of collecting.Today, John says he buys bottles mostly at different collectible conventions, through auctions or from other collectors.Veteran collector John Thom of Woodstock, Ga., has accumulated bottles from 1,200 of the 1,450 different towns he has identified that bottled . I paid and today it's probably worth 0 to 0." John started collecting bottles about 25 years ago when he was digging at a home site and found several old Coke bottles from the 1940s.His collection has grown to include some straight-sided bottles and even some Hutchinson bottles.
"The thing about Coke collecting is that good pieces are always going to be good pieces," he says.Cokeville, Wyoming, has its name on a bottle because the Company just liked the way the small town's name sounds. M., stars on a bottle because if aliens ever were to land on earth and taste their first , this just might be the place that would happen.In a future column, I'll discuss the topic of collecting commemorative bottles that were issued to honor championship sports teams and to mark other memorable occasions. readers are invited to join My Coke Rewards Beta where you can vote for your #Classic Vs Modern Coke bottle preference.To the naked eye, these bottles will look pretty much the same.The only differences from 1915 to present day for embossed bottles are changes in the trademark registration notice and patent notice on the bottles.