Posted 1 year ago
The Coca-Cola Company starting selling Coca-Cola Chewing Gum beginning in March of 1903. Soon afterwards, small black and white ads began showing up in only a few publications, mainly Everybody's Magazine. Today, very few ads exist.
That's why I was puzzled when I was the high bidder earlier this week, on three small Coca-Cola gum ads...and still intact in the actual magazine pages. These are book-valued at around $50-$60 each. Like I said, I was high bidder (around $25) for all three. These ads are from 1904 and 1905.
I plan on framing the entire page, then adding a velum paper overlay and cutting out the area where the ad is, so you'll still see the entire ad but the gum ads will be highlighted. I'll post photos of the framed ads when finished, so you'll understand better what I mean.
Thanks for viewing. More to come....