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PEPSI-COLA SIGN LISTED IN BOB STODDARD BOOK, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PEPSI:COLA COLLECTIBLES AS 1910 AND A [D] IN THE RARITY SCALE






Richmond, Virginia Pepsi:Colas - Straight sided and bowling pin shaped (tenpins). An older photo showing all that we dug at the time.

Pictured above are some of our older Pepsi:Cola bottles, starting from the left: [No. RI8-V1] Clear, embossed in center; "Pepsi:Cola(in script), bottlingworks, Richmond,Va.", back reads "Trademark, registered", at base on back reads "Mininum contents 6 1/2 fluid ozs." Second: [No. RI3] Very dark, S.C.A., embossed at base on front; "This bottle not to be sold, Pepsi:Cola(in script), Richmond,Va.", at base on back reads "Registered", bottom reads "A.G.W.,60". Third: [No. RI2-V1] Ice blue, embossed in slugplate; "Richmond, Pepsi cola bottling co, inc., Pepsi:Cola(in script), Richmond,Va.", bottom has an embossed good luck cross. Fourth: [No. RI1] Clear, embossed in slugplate; "Pepsi cola bottling co., inc., Pepsi:Cola(in script), Richmond,Va.", bottom reads "A.G.W.,51", at base on back reads "Registered". Far right - Bowling pin X 3: [No. RI6-V1] S.C.A., at the shoulder is embossed; "Indian Rock Ginger Ale" (in script), center slugplate is embossed; "Richmond, Pepsi:Cola Co (in script), Richmond, Va.", at base reads "7 fluid ozs.", bottom reads "A G W 249".

In the above text inside of the brackets, for example: [No. RI6-V1] contains each bottle's
number as listed in the "PEPSI:COLA BOTTLES COLLECTORS GUIDE by James C. Ayers".
There are two volumes, and the bottles above are listed in the first volume.

--- From the left, bottles #3 and #6 (on the side of a small stream) were found on the surface, in plain sight.
#1 and #2 were on the surface, under a house and rescued before it's demolition. #4, #5 and #7 were
found about eight inches below the surface.
All three bowling pins were found on the same day.

Additional descriptions, details of the digs and the discovery of these bottles can be found on the
Finds page (Click here). Check "The Money House" and "The Never Give Up Highway" sections.






A picture showing an example of each Pepsi:Cola we have dug from the Richmond Petersburg areas ...Pic from 2012.

A picture showing an example of each Pepsi:Cola we have dug from the Richmond Petersburg VA area.




RI 9, 1920's 6-1/2 OZS. 8 SIDED PEPSI:COLA FROM RICHMOND, VA. Pictured on the left is a eight sided, Richmond, Va., 6-1/2 ozs., Pepsi:cola. I dug this on August the 25, 2003. It was very hot and humid that day. This bottle was found next to some broken glass that I was pulling to the surface from 10 - 12 inches below and through a thick root system, next to a large tree. I was hunting and digging at this site because they are going to level this place (update - they did... it's now a subdivision). 1920's milk bottles were my objective, but many other treasures have been found nearby. The Pepsi was the only embossed bottle that I dug that day. Another treasure yielded by the "Money house". My bag was light on the way home and my smile was big! Pepsi:Cola bottles Pepsi:Cola bottles Pepsi:Cola bottles



Pepsi:Cola bottles Pepsi:Cola bottles Pepsi:Cola bottles Over on the right is a Rarity 4 PEPSI:COLA - PET3 From PETERSBURG, VA. I dug this on Thursday, October 12, 2006, next to a very large tree. The tree's roots around and above me were as much as 10 inches thick and going in every direction. When this bottle was pulled from the compact dirt below, I was sideways and slightly upside down. This was the only way to get to it, that is, without a chain saw. I put in 4.5 hours and figured I could leave early after digging this one. This is the hardest to dig/find Pepsi around here. In the first Ayer's book it is listed on page 92. It's hard to tell in the photo, because of bad lighting, but the glass has a yellowish tint to it. This was the norm for this variant. It is 6.5 Oz., and very crude for an early machine made bottle, dating 1918-1922. Rarity 4 PEPSI:COLA - PET3 From PETERSBURG, VA.



Indian Rock Ginger Ale, bowling pin Pepsi:Cola from Richmond, VA. --- AntiqueBottleHunter.com A close-up photo - Indian Rock Ginger Ale, bowling pin Pepsi:Cola from Richmond, VA. --- AntiqueBottleHunter.com

Some close-up photos of the Indian Rock Ginger Ale, bowling pin Pepsi:Cola from
Richmond, VA. This was the best (near mint) from the three dug that day. (story above)







P E P S I : C O L A --- S I G N S


Sign details : ENJOY, PEPSI:COLA, MADE ONLY BY PEPSI COLA COMPANY L. I. CITY, NY,
HITS THE SPOT (with musical note bookends), BOTTLED LOCALLY BY AUTHORIZED BOTTLERS.

History and timeline : In 1931, The Loft Candy Company and it's president, Charles G. Guth, acquires
the National Pepsi:Cola Company and reformulates the syrup formula. In 1935, Guth moves the entire
Pepsi:Cola operation to LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK and sets up national territorial bounderies for the
Pepsi bottler franchise system. In 1940, The Pepsi:Cola Company makes advertising history with "Nickel, Nickel"
(contains the lyrics : HITS THE SPOT), the first advertising jingle to ever broadcast nationwide on radio.



ENJOY, PEPSI:COLA, MADE ONLY BY PEPSI COLA COMPANY L. I. CITY, NY, HITS THE SPOT, BOTTLED LOCALLY BY AUTHORIZED BOTTLERS

The signs have a heavy coat of dirt and grime, along with a little mud, oil and spray paint also.
This is how they appeared when they arrived. They were cut and used as a wall section.
Electrical outlets were (unfortunately) also cut, one in each sign. The backs are painted in a shade of grey.
On one of the backs, in the middle, it reads: STOUT SIGN CO., ST. LOUIS, MO.
Both of the signs show clues of being framed originally or bordered.

A similiar sign (#0516) is pictured in the 2002 book "THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PEPSI:COLA COLLECTIBLES
by Bob Stoddard", on page 84. Sign #0516 has a white frame, a large 5¢ (circled in the bottom right corner)
and is made of metal. It is 48" x 96" as well.


These signs are possibly unique.

UPDATE --- We are making room for more. These signs are now available for sale (2012).
The photo above is from years ago. Since then, they have been very lightly cleaned and
are more beautiful. They will definately clean up a lot more and can be easily restored.
If interested and for more recent pictures, please contact us.













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