Derek dropped me a mail on 28th Sept 2019 and asked me about the antique Pepsi bottle he owned. So I asked him if he could help me out by sharing his experience of how he got into collecting vintage Pepsi bottles; he shared the following in the mail on 16th Jan 2021,
“This Pepsi bottle became a part of my collection for a handful of reasons. Not least if which is how I came to find it. As I am primarily an avid arrowhead hunter/collector, I come across various forms of discarded antiquity in the course of searching for the prized ancient relics. More often than not, however, these “finds” are mere fragments, or broken pieces of antique items, and very rarely whole and unblemished. So, when I run across complete, undamaged pieces, I usually keep them.
The Pepsi-Cola bottle was found in what is commonly referred to as a “farm” or “bottle” dumpsite that I uncovered, quite unexpectedly, high in an old creek bank while looking for arrowheads. It was actually resting by itself in about six inches of water on top of a gravel bar just inside the creek.
It seemed so incredibly out of place at first to find a completely undamaged, clean (apart from some mud inside), antique glass bottle in such a deeply wooded remote creek bed with no sign of any other man-made remnants to be seen around it. But its seemingly mysterious placement lead to my discovery of the bottle dump high up in the 8-10 foot high eroding creek bank that it must have only just before had washed out the form.“
Pics sent by Derek