One of the easiest things for new collectors to find in vintage hunting is the #384 Blenko water bottle. Many collectors bypass the water bottle, because it is so easily found. I collect it for that reason, and because it has been in the Blenko catalog since 1938, you can find it in nearly every color Blenko ever made. I have twenty one, in different colors, plus three etched bottles from the first three Blenko Collectors Society conventions. The first one I used as an autograph book at the first convention, and got as many designers’ signatures as I could.
I have found good quality vintage bottles for as little as $10, and paid as much as $75 on eBay for a vintage ruby bottle. Currently, Blenko has water bottles available in the following colors for $42 plus shipping: Crystal, Topaz, Tangerine, Cobalt, Clover, Spring Green, Electric Blue, Ocean Blue, and Seabreeze. Ruby is available for $56 plus shipping.
Readers, if you have an unusual color or shaped waterbottle (blenko) please send photo for sharing. hjh