Largest catsup bottle in the world for sale

Largest catsup bottle in the world for sale

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The world's largest catsup bottle in Collinsville, OH, is up for sale. The landmark is the inspiration for an annual festival and a popular tourist draw. (Source: KTVI/FOX) The world's largest catsup bottle in Collinsville, OH, is up for sale. The landmark is the inspiration for an annual festival and a popular tourist draw. (Source: KTVI/FOX)

COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI/FOX) - If you want to buy the world's largest catsup bottle, it's for sale.

Collinsville's best-known landmark - along with the warehouse beneath it - are on the market for $500,000.

But since the for-sale sign went up nine days ago, residents have been concerned about who buys it.

Even though it is on the National Register of Historic Places, that's not necessarily a guarantee it will keep standing.

Along with its status as a landmark the bottle is also quite a tourist draw. It is home to the annual Catsup Festival, so it has economic value as well as sentimental value to Collinsville.

"We have gotten calls and emails, and our Facebook page is lit up with people up in arms," said Mike Gassman of World's Largest Catsup Bottle, Inc. "And we say relax, don't get the torches and pitchforks out just yet. Everything is good for now, just relax."

Since the early 1990s, a trucking company called Bethel Eckert have owned the bottle and building.

The mayor said he wants to work with the sellers to try to make sure the bottle is protected, but he admitted the city has very little leverage.

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