Vintage Anheuser Busch Bottles

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2015-06-26 10:30:53

Vintage Anheuser Busch Bottles are collectible beer bottles produced by the American brewery Anheuser-Busch.

Brief history and description

Anheuser-Busch is an American company which still operates 12 different breweries in the United States as well as 18 worldwide. Anheuser-Busch has produced more than 100 different beers as well as malt liquors and non-alcoholic drinks, and some of the most popular and well-known Anheuser-Busch products include Bud Light (which was declared as the #1 best selling beer in America in 2009), Budweiser, Busch and Natural Light, just to name a few.

During the late 1800s Anheuser-Bunsch opened up various different brewery branches in large American cities, and each of them produced a large number of Anheuser-Busch bottles which are considered to be highly collectible today.

These bottles typically read the name of the city for which the bottle was manufactured in, such as Newark, New Jersey, St. Louis, Missouri, Baltimore, Maryland, and many more.

Guide for collectors

Anheuser-Busch bottles which still contain the original content are considered to be the most rare. Even Anheuser-Busch bottle's blob tops are highly collectible among collectors. Antique Anheuser Busch bottles that were manufactured during the Prohibition are considered to be both rare and valuable.

Restoration of an antique Anheuser-Busch bottle is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring an antique Anheuser-Busch bottle may decrease its value.

For more information regarding antique Anheuser-Busch bottles, visit the American Breweriana Association or the Brewery Collectibles Club of America.

Value

An Anheuser-Busch beer bottle that was manufactured during the prohibition, bottled by Jacob Wirth and still contains the original bottle closure, is worth between $280 and $400.

A 10 oz. Anheuser-Busch Ginger Ale bottle that was manufactured during the years of prohibition is worth between $220 and $325.

An Anheuser-Busch Malt Nutrin bottle (6.5" in height) is worth around $70.

Dirk Soulis Auctions in Lone Jack, Missouri sold an Anheuser-Busch malt beer bottle which reads "Williamson Co. Newark N.J." and features brass with nickel plating was sold for $45 in November of 2010.

 

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