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Posted 1 year ago

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Daddy_Nobu…
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This flange sign was put up twice in 10-day eBay auctions with high a starting price, on which nobody bid during 20 days. Shortly after the second auction ended, I sent seller a note with an offer. Accepted. Snagged for a good bit under VG value as listed in the earlycoke.com price guide.

I was glad to see a thick layer of grime covered the whole sign. This is usually a good indication that a piece has been sitting in an attic or basement for years. Those Pickers fellas call it "Farm Fresh". Antiques Roadshow appraisers refer to it as "New to The Market". Hoo-rah. There's nothing quite like polishing up a filthy, old tin sign and watching the original paint come back to life. (Soft cloth dampened with warm water. Check a small area near the edge to be sure paint doesn't come off. Wipe lightly. May take several passes to remove all the dirt.)

This sign, 17-3/4" diameter and marked Robertson 9-54, is a rough beauty. But it is an uncommon flange version and provides a nice balance to my mint 1951 version on opposite wall.

Dave

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  1. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 1 year ago
    thanks E4B, moonstonelover, and AntiqueToys for the thumbs up. I'm stuck at home with a sick kid, so trying to squeeze a little fun out of the day. Lawnwork this afternoon, ugh!!!
  2. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 1 year ago
    I'll high-five some butts if they try it!!!!! ;0)
  3. Signaholic Signaholic, 1 year ago
    SAWEEET FIND Dave!! Dang, never seen one before. BONUS
  4. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 1 year ago
    Thank you Perry. I think it's a pretty scarce one. While researching price, I was only able to find one previous auction result and it was on liveauctioneers.com. I've looked at thousands of eBay auctions over the years and don't recall seeing it before. Hey, take care.

    Thanks 50's, sugargirl, petey, jonima, and ttomtucker for taking the time!
  5. Red_red, 1 year ago
    This is sweet... before they really knew what they wanted to do with "ENJOY".
    Nice clean-up photos also.
    The cave never looked nicer..... good job.

    Red-R
  6. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 1 year ago
    Thanks Red. That Enjoy does look a little awkward, doesn't it? I wonder if the company thought Enjoy might take off and replace Drink. I mean, talk about the perfect slogan: "Drink Coca-Cola" It doesn't get any shorter or sweeter than that! "Delicious and Refreshing" is right there, too.
  7. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Great pick Daddy_Nobucks!

    Michael
  8. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 1 year ago
    Thanks Michael, hope you have a great weekend!
  9. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    You as well Dave! You've got a great collection!!

    Michael
  10. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 1 year ago
    Thanks again Mr. officialfuel, that means a lot considering the caliber of your collection (Awe-some!).

    Thanks chevy, mtg75, shughs, Longings, Spriteboy, sanhardin for joining the party.
  11. tommy1002 tommy1002, 1 year ago
    Another well-played buy, Sir!!!! Always a pleasure to peek into your basement!
  12. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 1 year ago
    Thanks Tom, I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Hope everything is going good. Looking forward to your next Coca-Cola post.
  13. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 1 year ago
    Thank you Chevelleman, crswerner, tom61375, and egreeley for the good vibes!
  14. pickrknows pickrknows, 1 year ago
    Awesome snag Dave, it cleaned up nice!!
  15. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 1 year ago
    Bernie, my friend, wouldn't be a complete post without you stopping by! Thank you.

    Thanks truckn, leighannrn, and smiata for the Coca-Cola Carma.

    Trey, I know you're out there brother, appreciate it! ;)
  16. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 1 year ago
    Thank you chrissy and Designer for stopping by.
  17. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 1 year ago
    Thanks oilman and junkman for visiting and getting me to 30!
  18. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 months ago
    Here's an almost impossible flange to find these days!

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