When your soda has a polo theme to it, you know it's high class.
This seems to be the aim of the eBay item featured this week. An empty bottle of Chukker (or Chuk-ker) soda is covered with several silhouettes of polo players in action and declares that it's "The Sporting Thing To Drink." It turns out the beverage is named after the six periods in a polo match, each of which last seven and a half minutes.
The seller, Loretta Fox of Branford, notes that this particular 10-ounce soda came from a bottling plant in New London. However, several other sites also distributed the drink. Christopher Weide, a bottle collector, has a Chukker bottle from New London and three others from California, Texas, and West Virginia in his collection.
Beyond that, Chukker is a pretty obscure brand. From Weide's site, it seems like it was most popular in the 1940s. It appears in a 1943 directory of radio advertisers, with the alternate company name of Beverages of America. This was based in Los Angeles, but beyond that little information is available.
Fox says the bottle is not chipped or scratched and has thick labeling. The starting bid is $6.99, with $5 shipping and handling or free local pickup. The auction ends at about 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday.
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