Posted 4 years ago
I've long been on the look out for an old, authentic porcelain push bar. They are not easy to acquire, as there are a small number of collectors who are fierce about bidding on these beauties, and they typically go for a bundle. I scored this early 24-inch "Ice Cold Coca-Cola in Bottles" version on a BIN, approx 29% book value (listed as "rare" in Petretti's 12th pg 228). It is a lot rough on the ends, but still a great looking display piece and good value. Under the magnifying glass, one can see the ends have slowly cracked like glass as the door it was attached to slammed shut over and over and over and... I bought this gem to flip but fell in love upon receiving, and mounted on the mantel with old cushion tacks. This is push bar #2 for me, now joins a 30's tin job, "Drink Coca-Cola in Bottles", which looks like a million hands pushed on it over the years (sold).
Glad to be back in the good old U.S.A. and looking forward to exercising my right to vote next week. We are blessed in America. Hope you East Coasters are doing all right, please be careful out there.