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Posted 1 year ago

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I have collected Coca Cola advertising items since I was ten years old traveling with my parents through the South. I came across this sign two years ago in a warehouse behind stacks of Coke coolers. It had been there for years. I have only found one other example online in Tarrytown, GA still hanging outside. That sign is so rusty the Sprite looks demonic.

The sign comes in two pieces with rounded sides and was wood framed. That wood had rotted so I was forced to replace some pieces.

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  1. spriteboy42 spriteboy42, 1 year ago
    A True Beauty!
  2. cashby9000, 1 year ago
    Since I found this in Indianapolis I wondered if it came from the downtown bottling plant.
  3. pickrknows pickrknows, 1 year ago
    It's a big-un!. There are other's exactly the same posted on here already, a fairly common but very cool monster sized sign!
  4. fifties50s fifties50s, 1 year ago
    nice one, is it porcelain or painted sign ? if it's porcelain those rust stain could be easily cleaned

    by the way that thing must weight a ton !
  5. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 1 year ago
    One just sold on eBay recently, something less than $400 (though yours looks to be in better shape). I tip my hat to you for displaying such a mammoth sign. Large and In Charge!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1947-COKE-SPRITE-BOY-SIGN-HUGE-2-piece-/370798018421?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item565548bf75&nma=true&si=xgeDOoHe0cDTq3uKorC6nnUAbuA%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  6. bratjdd bratjdd, 1 year ago
    Love this little guy!!
  7. cashby9000, 1 year ago
    The sign is porcelain but the patina kind of adds to the look. The ebay sign looks like it was beyond redemption.
  8. fifties50s fifties50s, 1 year ago
    "patina" if the sign is porcelain I called that dirt, I always clean all my porcelain sign, It's better and all shiny, for me I used CIF Cream, porcelain sign are really great and you can't damage them by cleaning them

    if you clean all the rust stain it will be brightly white and could me one of the best sign of those i have ever seen
  9. pickrknows pickrknows, 1 year ago
    Looks like painted on tin to me.
  10. cashby9000, 1 year ago
    I'm always cautious about cleaning or restoring. Antiques dealers have told me to leave it alone. It will probably end up with a dealer since I'm moving to home that can't accommodate it's size.
  11. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    I see your trying to sell your sign on Craigslist for $3800.00

    Michael
  12. cashby9000, 1 year ago
    I did put it up on CL because I was moving homes. Now that I got moved I decided to put it in my showroom at N-Complete Tractors. We restore to new condition Ford 8N, 9N, and Jubilee tractors. The sign is now the background of an experimental tractor that was built by Henry Ford.
  13. pickrknows pickrknows, 1 year ago
    How about an updated pic of sign in new location?

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