The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Is Still For Sale

Dreams of uniting the World’s Largest Catsup bottle with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile have proven to be just that, dreams: After a year on the market, the famous Collinsville, IL structure is still waiting for its soul mate to arrive with $500,000.

Last year Oscar Mayer got our– er, the Brooks Catsup Bottle’s hopes up when a company representative said the possibility of purchasing the historic landmark was a very really one.

“The brand has been in touch with the bottle’s owner, and while they’re still in the early exploratory stage, both parties are very excited about the possibility,” an Oscar Mayer rep said then.

But lo, there’s no buyer in sight, reports KMOX News, which means the bottle’s future is uncertain. One of the volunteers trying to save it, who goes by Big Tomato, says there hasn’t been any serious interest in almost a year, after that first rush of publicity.

“Being in the historic preservation world, we know unfortunately that (it being on the National Registry of Historic Places) doesn’t always save a landmark,” Big Tomato told KMOX.

Ongoing construction on a state route nearby prompted the July 12 World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival to move to an area away from the bottle, after organizers said they “threw in the towel” trying to deal with the complication.

Collinsville World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Still for Sale [KMOX News]

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