Bottle, Codd

An aqua glass codd bottle, 10 oz one-way pour with an applied top embossed with "JAMES PAUL/REGISTERED/TRADE MARK/NEW PLYMOUTH" and the initials "JP" central on the bottle front within an embossed border. The reverse side is embossed with "Wm BARNARD/& SONS/LONDON".
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This bottle was part of a collection amassed by Brian Bridgeman, a Taranaki butcher and metal worker. Over a thirty-year collecting career Bridgeman became something of a legend for his comprehensive collection of New Plymouth-related bottles, many of which he dug up himself. Collectors around the country would come calling for advice, to trade or to glimpse parts of his collection. Bridgeman died in 1991 much of his treasured New Plymouth collection was placed on loan at Taranaki Museum. His family was keen to keep the 228 bottles, many of which were rare and irreplaceable, together and in May 2011 Puke Ariki purchased the collection. For more information see Bottled History: The Brian Bridgeman Bottle Collection in Moffat, A. Flashback: Tales and Treasures of Taranaki. Wellington, Huia, 2012, pp.169-174. 
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My father was a replied around the Taranaki area and all his children and grandchildren were given bottle with marbles as his legacy. He dug them up from under houses etc and did have quite a collection. I have this exact one with a washer type thing with the marble. Do you know its value

- Julie mclellan posted 4 years ago.

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