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Dear Mike:

I have a 30-ounce brown Orange Crush bottle. It is in beautiful condition. I bought it 35 years ago at the Odeon Drive Inn flea market.

Back then I paid $75 for it. I was told it is quite rare. I have been looking all over the Internet for a recent price on it, but have come up empty-handed. I know you are quite familiar with bottles and was wondering what sort of price it would sell for today.

-- James C., Winnipeg

 

Dear James,

This bottle dates from the mid 1950s. The brown Orange Crush 30-ounce bottle was Canadian only. The little character at the top of the label is called "Crushy" -- he crushes the oranges that go into the drink.

It is a scarce bottle and yours is in beautiful condition; the label doesn't appear to be faded.

The last one I sold was about three years ago and I got $400 for it.

Mike Huen is an antique dealer and owner of Mike's General Store in Winnipeg. If you would like to have an item appraised, please include a photo with your question. Email questions to mike@mikesgeneralstore.com, and put 'Free Press' in subject line, or write to Mike's Appraisals, 52 St. Anne's Rd., Winnipeg, MB, R2M 2Y3.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 10, 2012 E2

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