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I collect old, authentic Coca-Cola signs and ad pieces. I love prowling eBay and pulling the trigger on a sweet BIN deal. Collectors Weekly is without a doubt the I collect old, authentic Coca-Cola signs and ad pieces. I love prowling eBay and pulling the trigger on a sweet BIN deal. Collectors Weekly is without a doubt the best site of its kind. So I hang out here, watch Pickers and The Roadshow, to enhance my collecting experience. I am a member in poor standing of the exclusive-defunct 8-Pack Club, along with TGBWC, earlycoke, Signaholic, pickrknows, tommy1002, cocacolakid97, and coke.trevor.cola. My collecting motto is: Good Times, Great Finds! (Read more)


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1930's Coca-Cola Crate Miniature - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola Bottle Inspection Box - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1937 Coca-Cola Display Rack Sign - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1950-52 Coca-Cola Bottle Cap Opener - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1950 Coca-Cola Porcelain Palm Press - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1940's Coca-Cola Ice Tongs - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1932 Coca-Cola Sign - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1907 Coca-Cola Watch Fob - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1909 Coca-Cola Change Tray - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1913 Coca-Cola "The Truth" Booklet - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola


  1. Right, the exclamation point after Enjoy and ice crystals on the button lead me to believe it's more recent. This particular logo is an international variation, so hard to pin down exact years. There...
  2. Part of a 1912 cardboard cut out. Original size 29"x38". Slogan is "All The World Loves A - Coca-Cola". In complete, outstanding condition, this piece books for $9K. Hard to estimate value in this...
  3. Unusual to find one with the decal in such fine condition. Roto eye drops will help with the eyes.
  4. Great sign with a commanding presence (illuminating!). The logo is 2010-ish, so perhaps you are older than the sign. :0)
  5. Very nice. 1930's-40's. Held 4 six packs.
  6. You're right bb2, I think I'll just enjoy it empty and not worry about the bottles.
  7. Thanks CK, Bernie, and Chad. Will not be easy nor quick (nor cheap) to fill 'er up with the right bottles!
  8. Thanks Caper, jscott, and bb2. It shows it's age, that's for sure.
  9. Ho-Ho-Ho! Hard to come by. That's going to display well DS.
  10. The cardboard is the upper 1/3 of an authentic 1934 sign. The tin sign is retro.
  11. Nice little piece of pre-1900 advertising. Funny to see they didn't use the logo, just text. I don't think the medicinal claim was emphasized much soon after.
  12. Book value $20. Great deal!
  13. Coca-Cola sign collectors generally go for the pre-1970 pieces. Age, rarity, condition, size all play a part in determining value in the market. Search "Enjoy Coca-Cola Sign" in eBay sold listings a...
  14. Fun fact: This logo is technically known as The Arden Square with Dynamic Ribbon Device. What a mouthful! (The Wave sounds so much better.)
  15. Nice work!
  16. I agree, 4 very nice pieces. My favorite is the palm push. Those are hard to come by and can bring a premium at auction. The door push is super as well. Fine scores all, CK.
  17. Sooooper Signage! That large Girl's Head beauty makes a bold statement.
  18. Consumer backlash after introduction of New Coke in 1985 led to the original formula being marketed under the Coca-Cola Classic brand name beginning same year.
  19. Super and scarce!
  20. And by the way: Wow.
  21. So what's the plan to remove the rest of the paper Michael or too risky?
  22. I promise... last time.
  23. You nailed it BB2.
  24. Yes that makes sense. I wondered about the orientation and the liquid trails under each of the bottle inserts. Looked to me like they were left by trickles of Delicious and Refreshing... and Sugary ...
  25. luvnrust, I'm going to post a pic identified by TGBWC, who's been collecting since the 70's (and damn near knows it all).
  26. Cracks and butts. Don't want those in me bottle o' Coca-Cola!
  27. I remembered has a gallery of old bottling plant photos. Blaine's site is catnip. You're guess is as good as mine BB2. Could have dual purpose, infeed and inspection. Or it could be ...
  28. It's a well constructed and painted small picnic cooler, the logo/trademark look right. Probably holds 6 bottles and the tray is for sandwiches. International pieces can be difficult to identify as t...
  29. I'm keeping mine (I think I paid $70... don't tell anyone)!!!
  30. Image #8.
  31. I think you're right about the wear indicating it's an infeed or receptacle piece of old bottle wash/fill equipment. Similar to that in the foreground of this image.
  33. I don't know Chad, lately you're the Duke of Deals and I'm the Prince of Paying Retail... I think Mani was on glass of wine #2 last night and lost track of who was posting! ;0) But you know it's a...
  34. A merry Christmas Coke display bottle, Chad (and I dig the new profile pic). Nice to have the cap, so many times those are missing. I was watching an eBay auction recently where a cap in excellent c...
  35. Thanks Trey!
  36. As a "sign guy", I've long appreciated having associated pieces, smalls, and paper. To have three old items tied to a single event is really special. Trifecta! Nice that you're able to keep them to...
  37. All nice pieces Pemberton. Your pin collection is very impressive. Maker was Roy Booker Co. out of Atlanta, all from same period roughly 1940's. Good to see you posting again!
  38. Man, these are hard to snag, always a higher bidder in my experience. Five is a steal. I think that will clean up a little, looks pretty sturdy. Old soft toothbrush and some light polish? Nice one...
  39. Thanks Bernie and you too!
  40. Thank you Sir Kerry. Hope it's going good.
  41. Incredible piece of history and nice tie in with your Silhouette Girl badge. Another Winnah!
  42. And thanks all for the "thumbs up" on this sign.
  43. Thanks Chad. Definitely on the upswing since you started posting last year. Your pieces and commentary are always interesting. Nothing ugly, that's for sure! :0) Good luck in your pursuit of rare Co...
  44. Fake "Sterling". Marked Schwaab.
  45. Thanks EJW, BB2, Mani, and 'fuel.
  46. oops your 50's badge post disappeared... let me say: If you have to have just one, this is it. ;0)
  47. Another nice celluloid badge Chad! This will go great with your 50's example. It's always nice to have more than one.
  48. Well, your Coca-Cola quilt is still very nice! I have mine on a queen, turned so that the sides with the bottles trim hangs over each side of the bed.
  49. Thanks for your comment (I admire your skepticism)! I welcome the opportunity to respond to each of your points. Advertisement watch fobs, when worn, dangled outside the clothing (otherwise, what ...
  50. how are things at the new place Tom? Filling it up with new old goodies or does the wife have you busy hangin' wallpapers?
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