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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 of the exclusive 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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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
Coca-Cola Bottles Through the Years - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1906 Coca-Cola Pocket Mirror - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1903 Coca-Cola Change Tray - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1950's Coca-Cola 12-pack Carrier - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola


  1. It certainly looks right for the period. Appears to be die cut, rather than snipped from a sign. Great condition. Could have been a stand alone piece placed on a fountain counter. It bears a stro...
  2. Right around 1950. Judging by the signage, extra bolt holes, and quality of weld, I'm thinking it's a custom job made up of 3 store display racks:
  3. Epic rain/flood, sheesh! On the national news they showed caskets popping out of the ground in Springfield.
  4. Beauty, Chad! Looks very nice just like that. I've had varying levels of success removing surface staining from tin signs. Sometimes there's very light corrosion especially if the sign was from a c...
  5. Nice decorative piece and displays well there.
  6. Thanks C1234. I agree, especially signs like this one, international, no maker's mark, it's hard to be sure. That's another reason I post here. I know if any doubt, I'll get the straight skinny fr...
  7. Not sure RTS, but there are specialty products and recommendations on line. Good luck.
  8. Yeah, strip and repaint seems like a tall order, but if done right I bet it would like dynamite. Translucent paint, I guess. Still looks good "as is".
  9. Thank you Bern! As you know, I love the BINs.
  10. Much appreciated, Music Man!
  11. Thanks Chad. One of the better deals I've come across. They seem few and far between this year.
  12. Excellent deal. Condition looks near mint, easy. Books for a fifty.
  13. Makes me wish I had more wall space. Nice.
  15. Boy, I'll say she's a beauty. Unusual to see one in such pristine condition. Is it dated and what's the story behind it?
  16. Amazing that they survived at all, and the box print colors remain so strong. Are they 2 straws per package, looks like? Very cool item which no doubt will fit into one of your collection displays m...
  17. The quality and scope of your collection never ceases to amaze me, Kerry. The old pieces fascinate me, and I enjoy the 70's watches too (old enough to remember a few of these... as in "people were we...
  18. Handy item, no doubt. Always happy to help another daddy (we need it! ;0)
  19. Thank you Bernie!
  20. 90's or later key chain bottle/can opener. Sometimes marketed as the "Triple Play" by maker Millusions. Can be used to flip open a can tab, twist open a bottle cap, or pry open a bottle crown.
  21. I'm guessing 50's, but not sure. Looks nice sitting next to the cooler radio, nearly scale. Smalls display has really taken off. Simply Delightful!!!
  22. Good stuff!
  23. Thanks Chad for the link and thanks Kerry too.
  24. Petretti's values at 135 in near mint condition. I think toys are down in general. Probably estimate 25%-50% of book is realistic.
  25. Price guides list as 1950.
  26. Certainly is and certainly do!
  27. I agree with Kerry, fantastic little piece. Another sweet snag Chad!
  28. Check that: C-55D
  29. Cavalier model C-55E.
  31. The Coke Can.
  32. Je suis désolé, that's a french version.
  33. If the letters are raised then yes it probably is an authentic international model (didn't factor that you are in Netherlands). Very boxy compared to the old American coolers. And the spacing of "Dr...
  34. Are the logo and letters raised? It doesn't look authentic, more like a generic cooler someone attempted to repaint in the style of Coca-Cola. At best it's authentic and was restored by a butcher. ...
  35. I'd almost forgotten how nice your collection is displayed. That off set space at the back is an incredible enhancement. Lends extra depth that really compliments the rest of the room.
  36. Yowza!!! :0)
  37. I'm not aware any of the old Vendo's originally had stickers. I always think of those as having been applied post-manufacture. None of the guides show them with stickers.
  38. A few red flags with this sign, any one of which isn't definitive, but when taken as a whole indicate this is probably not an old, authentic sign. A couple things you point out: Not in the guides and...
  39. I've never had one this old or nice! I saw that auction end and thought "somebody got a great deal." Glad it was you Chad. Fan-tastic!
  40. I would say for consumption 1 year.
  41. I'm a sucker for historical context. Also very nice to have something out of a collection of that caliber.
  42. Looks like a 1950's model 9022 picnic cooler by maker Hemp and Co.
  43. The '27 ad campaign is one of the best. What a year. Lindbergh landed in Paris. The Babe hit 60. Ford started selling the Model A. Coca-Cola signs and ad pieces from that period reflect the sens...
  44. Model is the 6 case Master Ice by manufacturer Cavalier Corp., Chattanooga, Tennessee. You interpret the date code correctly. The cap catcher fits on either side. Many times these were placed along...
  45. The Arciform or "Fishtail" logo is late 50's -early 60's. TGBWC campaign was kicked off 1963, so your piece is not too much older (could conceivably be from nearly same time period). Yes, the eBay l...
  46. Here's one similar, pics include brochure showing the rack "in action".
  47. Hat Trick! Great signs Trey.
  48. Here are a couple links to help you gauge authenticity and condition. This is a paper sign, and I see some corrugate on the back, not sure if that's the frame backing or maybe it's been glued/taped d...
  49. As many of these convention badges that were handed out, one would think there would be more of them on the market. They just don't come up all that much. But there's enough for everybody. I defini...
  50. Please feel free.
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