Hey there, time traveller!
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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
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.
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