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(11th Edition) lists a 1916 embossed contour bottle that sells for just to .
To a novice collector, it's almost a case of reverse sticker shock. Because the embossed contour bottles were mass produced, exceptionally durable and available for more than 40 years, they generally have modest values as collectibles.
To the naked eye, these bottles will look pretty much the same.
Seltzer bottles are another popular collectible and can be worth hundreds of dollars or more, depending on their condition. Town Names Until the early 1960s, the town where the drink was bottled was embossed on the bottom of contour bottles.
Between the phasing out of the Hutchinson bottles and the phasing in of the familiar contour bottle, bottlers used a wide range of straight-sided bottles that were generic for both the soft-drink and brewing industries.
Petretti's guide calls this era a "gold mine" for collectors.
They're often disappointed to learn that even the earliest of the contour bottles are not terribly valuable because the bottles were produced in the millions.
The standardized contour bottle was patented in late 1915 and became more prevalent as bottlers phased out the straight-sided bottles that preceded the famous design.Amber-colored bottles, sold widely in the South and Midwest, tend to be more valuable than the clear or light green or flint straight-sided bottles that were more common in other parts of the country.