~18~ January-February 2005 the Soda Fizz AT THE AUCTION Recent browsing of eBay turned up some interesting items. First up is a Dr. Wells bottle topper in bright yellow with red wording and black highlights. It ended after four bids for $26.10. Another bottle topper that caught my eye was Rummy coupled with a full bottle of Rummy and correct crown cap. Surprisingly, it began and ended with the opening bid of $24.99. The seller relisted it for $14.99 and still had no winning bidder. Another eye-catching item was a green and red Bubble-Up carton that ended after three bids for $13.16. Then two No- Deposit-No-Return bottles came up for bids. Both ended for their opening bid of $9.99. One was a 28-ounce RC twist-top bottle with a paper label. The other is a 16- ounce Pepsi-Cola, also twist-top and with a paper label. Another couple of items that stood out were two Donald Duck cork- lined crown caps. One was for a Black Cherry Soda cap from the Carrington Bottling Works and ended after five bids for $76.00. The other was Orange Soda but ended after seven bids for $19.50. the Soda Fizz January-February 2005 ~19~ A 40-inch in diameter Frostie Root Beer bottle cap tin sign in excellent condition ended after 16 bids for $450.00. Another metal sign, but not in as good a shape as the Frostie, was a 28-inch Hippo-Size Beverages in orange a n d green that ended after 30 bids for $305.00. In the meantime, a 12-ounce Jink’s Beverage blue/white ACL from the Summerville, W.V. location, dated 1965, ended after 14 bids for $130.00. Unfortunately for the high bidder, it did not meet the seller’s reserve. A Sunrise Root Beer 8-ounce bottle in yellow/ red ACL ended its bids (10) for $76.86. An auction lot of twelve Yosemite Grapefruit unused yellow/green crown caps went to a new ower after 12 bids for $76.05. Speaking of auction lots, a grouping of six Mountain Dew bottles, five with names (Ted and Lewis, Clem and Lem, Nick and Josie, Jack and Crew, Maw and Paw) and one without, ended after six bids for $56.04. Another product of Pepsi, two unused variations of Evervess crowncaps found a new home in someone’s collection after a dozen bids for $50.50. A Royal Crown Cola crate in excellent condition was also found on the auction block. It also went to a new home after nine bids for $43.00. Ten unused cork-lined Celery Soda crown caps in contrasting shades of green ended after 14 bids for $46.00. The search ended with another No-Deposit-No-Return bottle. A 32-ounce swirl-design Pepsi-Cola clear embossed bottle, date marked 1971, ended for $36.00.
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