Identification. Brown sea glass with FAL....

by Shanna Estep
(Kailua, Hawaii)

Identification. Brown sea glass with FAL...

Identification. Brown sea glass with FAL...

~ submitted by Shanna Estep, Kailua, Hawaii

I found this piece of sea glass off the windward side of Oahu, Hawaii. I am curious as to what this bottle was and contained.

It seems to have a "Hershey kiss" shaped emblem and the letters F A L.... I would assume it is missing some letter, but maybe not!

Any help would be greatly appreciated  and thank you in advance!

~ submitted by Shanna Estep

Comment from David in Odyssey Sea Glass's lounge:

Well, if you'd been around as long as I have,oahu sea glass honolulu hawaii windward you would have recognized one of America's 12 Great Beers  :

I couldn't find a pic of an actual bottle with the words in the glass.

I suspect that the piece of sea glass is from a very early bottle. It appears that Falstaff later went with the colored labels and left off embossing the glass.

Wikipedia says:

The Falstaff Brewing Corporation was a major American brewery located in St. Louis, Missouri.

With roots in the 1838 Lemp Brewery of St. Louis, the company was renamed after the Shakespearean character of Sir John Falstaff in 1903.

Production peaked in 1965 with 7,010,218 barrels brewed, and then dropped 70 percent in the next ten years.

While its smaller labels linger on today, its main label Falstaff Beer went out of production in 2005.

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Sep 02, 2011
by: Shanna

That's awesome! Thanks for the great info! I have been researching to try and find out when the started using paper labels; no luck so far! Thank you again for your time!


Thank you, we're glad to help!

David and Lin Schneider @ Odyssey

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