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Interesting Collectables of New Zealand
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Photos, mainly of my personal collection. For historical information about Grey & Menzies Ltd click here. Specific information on some of the different styles of bottles can be found by clicking the hyperlinks - codds, internal threads, ginger beers, amber crown tops, green crown tops, clear crown tops, syphons, crocks

G&M soda green.jpg (33159 bytes)GB salt glaze.jpg (30775 bytes)AKG&Mamethyst codda.JPG (26475 bytes)G&M internal amber.jpg (24628 bytes)When I first started collecting Grey & Menzies bottles I was told that they were regarded as the "the most common of all", a bit like the 4d stamp, so many around its hardly worthwhile. I think the 4 bottles on the left illustrate that there are some very unusual G&M bottles. As yet, I don't own any of these, thats a pleasure yet to come.




G&M codds.jpg (44302 bytes)G&M internal thread.jpg (42474 bytes)G&M crown UK early.jpg (49594 bytes)G&M crown colors.jpg (49101 bytes)G&M screw tops.jpg (39249 bytes)





Codds, internal threads, UK crown tops, coloreds, screw tops.

40a.JPG (65225 bytes)G&M ginger beer.jpg (48017 bytes)G&M soda round.jpg (24760 bytes)G&M soda stand.jpg (29030 bytes)And then there's the clays & the soda syphons! I have just seen another clay GB. So far I have 6 different syphons, including a beautiful pink one, (or in the American terms Seltzers) but all with the same engraving - I'm told there are variations here, and I know of 3 different crocks. 

Someone told me recently there are 36 different varieties of Codds alone.

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The latest find in the Grey & Menzies collection are these tokens. I am awaiting specific information to date these but semi reliable info says that the left hand side is the earlier and is referred to as a 1d token. There is a bit of contention whether the face illustrated is of John Grey or Richard Seddon. Click to see full size image.

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