Are the Old Glass Pepsi Bottles Valuable?

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Some older glass bottles from brands similar to Pepsi sell for up to $1,000, but bottle values vary widely. The value of a particular bottle depends on its age, color and condition, as well as the city in which it was bottled.

Pepsi first franchised its product to bottlers in 1905. The earliest Pepsi bottles were brown, but the company switched to clear glass in 1907. Estimating the age of a bottle often depends on how the bottle is marked. Early soda bottles were often embossed with the product’s name and logo, but in 1932, silk-screening replaced embossing as the industry standard for label design. Bottles were also marked with their city of origin, and bottles from rare cities have more value on the collectible market.