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You may want to check some of the Questions and Answers that Digger Odell has handled in the past to see if your question may already be answered there.
Also be sure to check the cross reference list of Bottle Books/Clubs sorted by US State since this may be helpful for bottles with a city/state on them. Most club members will know about the bottles from their city/state.
Ebay is a good place to see what all kinds of bottles have sold for by online auction by searching their completed auctions.
Also check for your bottle against this list of common bottles.
Kovel's has a Online Price Guide where you can look-up the price of your collectibles, including bottles. Requires a free trial sign-up first. Can look up your first 50 items for free. Check them out.
Newsgroups are also great places to ask questions in a large world-wide public forum.
Questions can be asked in the following categories:
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Here is the standard reply to many of the Pepsi questions received:
There are hundreds if not thousands of different types of Pepsi bottles out there. The most common is the ACL (Applied Color Label), also called the painted label bottle. The ACLs with red and white labels are too common to be worth more than a dollar or two. The ACLs with red, white, and blue labels are worth about $20-25 if in perfect condition.
Another very common Pepsi is clear with an embossed swirl pattern on the shoulder. The Pepsi-Cola name is embossed repeatedly in this swirl pattern. These bottles are worth a dollar if you are lucky. Note that these bottles originally had paper labels - the ones with labels intact are worth much more.
There are also many commemorative Pepsi bottles that had limited distribution to celebrate a special event/person like a NCAA championship or NASCAR driver. These bottles are not considered antiques so we can't handle questions on them, but you can check one of the books on commemorative bottles.
If your Pepsi bottle is not one of the common examples above, then it may worth asking about IF it has the name "Pepsi-Cola" embossed in the glass. When asking a question, be sure to indicate if the bottle has a paper label or not. And specify whether there are 1 or 2 dots between the words "Pepsi" and "Cola".
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