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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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Old Family Doll - Dollsin Dolls
1930's Coca-Cola Salesman of the Month Award - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1965 Coca-Cola Sign - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1944 Coca-Cola Calendar - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1904 Coca-Cola Complimentary Coin Purse - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1950's Coca-Cola Truck Banner - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1935 Coca-Cola Cardboard Hanger Sign - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola Soda Jerk Cap 1920's-30's - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1950's Coca-Cola Fan (Relapse) - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1930's Coca-Cola Festoon  - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola


  1. Mystery Solved, Thank you Manikin!
  2. Mani, the note we found said it belonged to her great-grandmother Ella who died in the 1940's, so that time period must be about right. Civil War era, thereabouts.
  3. 8-1/4" tall. Yep, an underskirt and ?bloomers? (like pants that come down to just below the knee). Thank you again. One other question: Susan's mom talked about a "cornhusk" doll. We figured this...
  4. Thank you Manikin! I will relay the info to Susan. She will be so grateful to know. When she brought it home and came up empty on the internet, I told her I knew of a real pro. Thanks again so muc...
  5. Yes as usual bb2 and Mani are correct.
  6. Decorative not old. Hard to tell from the pics, but might be from a series:
  7. Gives a whole new meaning to "fantasy piece"! ;0)
  8. Looks nice there (or anywhere else)!
  10. Great sign, that's going to look nice on display. Plug 'er in!
  11. This is from an airplane display set of 5 signs from the 1940's. If you send me an e-mail at I'll send you back a picture from the price guide.
  12. Bernie, thanks man!
  13. LOL thanks racer... still Nobucks... but breaking even! ;0)
  14. You awesome bb2, thanks!
  15. Thanks CokeKid. I should have asked seller, it was out of her relative's estate, original recipient. Maybe I still will. That's a good point. Always good to know if possible the story behind the p...
  16. Thank you Manikin!
  17. Thanks cokehenry. Not sure, I think it may be. It's heavy 2-3 lbs.
  18. You might find this interesting.
  19. Noticed this recently.
  20. Looking at them more closely, they are promoting home sales. So they are cardboard cut outs (not festoon elements), which were hung in stores and shops. I found the "picnic" one in the guide section...
  21. Festoon soda displays are a number of small signs linked together, typically hung draped fashion, in back of fountain counters. Google "Coca-Cola festoon" and you'll see what I mean.
  22. Thanks. I agree, nifty how these signs work over the others. It was an early 60's thing, don't see them other than from that few years, as far as I know.
  23. Festoon elements maybe. And 3 ink blotters.
  24. Interesting sign from right around 1960. This type was made to fit over existing signs as a cost efficient update. I've not seen this version before, very nice. I'll post the one I have so you can ...
  25. LOL Dave I always wondered about that! ;0)
  26. Still, presented well.
  27. I don't think I've ever seen that paper label before. Has to be rare for that to remain in place. Super cooler.
  28. It's a beauty. Hard to tell from the pics, is there trademark detail printed in the tail of the first long C in the Coca-Cola logo? If so, likely original paint.
  29. Here's a helpful resource put together by our old CW buddy toolboxted:
  30. Looks like the top section of a calendar.
  31. The Coca-Cola logo is referred to as the "Fishtail" or more formally Arciform (bow-like) and was in use 1958-1963. Sign is marked with maker Robertson Sign Co. and manufacture date April 1963. Nice ...
  32. I paid about 3 for this one five years ago. Signs are hot now.
  33. If excellent condition or better, that's on the high side but not too bad.
  34. Congrats on 30 Bern. Nice '71!
  35. Yes it's a fantasy collectible of relatively recent manufacture. Many versions exist. Coca-Cola never put out anything like it. Nice decorative piece.
  36. Nice fakes.
  37. Thank you Perry!
  38. Thanks Bern. I wasn't sure if the insert was something put in there to make it more interesting. But I was able to find similar examples and location of the item was a good indication. Didn't reali...
  39. Well done bb2. You really are The Most Interesting Man in The World!
  41. 1930's. I've seen the porcelain logo signs many times, those can bring 200-300 each or more depending on condition. I've never seen them still attached to the cooler before. The coin mechanism too ...
  42. Early 50's. Originally a self framed piece, the raised edges have been trimmed. Smart to wear gloves while handling. Not a lot of value in this condition, but still enough there that someone might ...
  43. Hilda had blue eyes. The original 1901 paper sign is referred to as "The Girl with Yellow Roses". The reproduction sign is easily identified by the "Our Favorite" writing on the corner of the table,...
  44. Logo and slogan date it as early-mid 1960's. Size is "Giant". Maker likely Cavalier or Westinghouse. Common for the evaporator fan to fail on these old electric coolers. I prefer the white and re...
  45. Late 30's, right around there.
  46. Trademark is sometimes in that position on the push bars, that marking looks right to me. Could be a resto job on the ends. Might be easier to tell from the back side. Hard to see, it looks like th...
  47. Late 30's. Nice find.
  48. Sounds like fun Perry. Always nice to mix in a little "business" with the pleasure. Monkey Business. LOL! Sorry, man. Had too many comments working!!!
  49. Very Cool!
  50. Thank you Music Man!
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