If you haven't rooted about in the back of your cupboards for a while, now could be a good time - you might find something that's worth a few quid!

You've probably seen codd-neck bottles before - the ones with the marble in the neck - but you might not know they are collectors' items - and the rarest ones sell for hundreds at auction.

The bottle going for the highest price on eBay is a dark amber colour - and is on sale for a whopping £900.

Some of the bottles were even made by Huddersfield companies - this bottle from Slaithwaite is stamped Huddersfield Clubs Star Brewery Slaithwaite and is on sale for £8 - not bad for an old glass bottle!

A Shaw and Son Huddersfield bottle recently sold for £12.50 on eBay - and a bottle from Leeds is on sale in America at more than £65 - take a look here.

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The bottles were made to contain fizzy drinks and were invented in 1872 by London soft drink maker Hiram Codd. They were manufactured to have a marble and a rubber washer in the neck.

They were filled upside down, which forced the marble against the washer and sealed in the carbonation. The pinched shape of the bottle created a chamber holding the marble, which prevented it from blocking the neck of the bottle as the drink was poured.

The design was very popular and was used around the world, but gradually fell out of use - and now they are collectors' items.

So have a root around in your cupboards and see what you can find - you may be sitting on a fortune!

Take a look at the items which went up for auction in April at the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield!

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