Posted 1 year ago
Well my wife and I went to this antique show at MTSU today, we try to go every year. Usually the prices are pretty high but thinking it would be fun and educational just to look around, we went anyway. We'd gotten about halfway thru the show and I stumble on this Coca Cola piece. Knowing the book pretty well, (Petretti's 12th edition Coke book) I'm always on the lookout for a more obscure item. This older gentleman had this 1940s Coca Cola therm. for sale! Not remembering the value in the book, I ran to the car and checked, ran back and looked at it further. He had a price of $95.00 on it, I said it seemed a little high and told him I was a serious Coke collector but didn't want him to loose money either. We talked further and he gave it to me for 80 bucks! I was, to say the least, excited beyond words. Coke is it, as my friend Ray likes to say and he isn't kiddin! When you find that cool Coke piece, you've never seen in person before, it's like CHRISTMAS! Heavier gauge metal was used on these therms. 9 inches long and very well made. The man told me he found this in an old warehouse clean-out he did back in the early 1980s. He said it's been hangin in his house for the past several years.