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You don't realise when it happens or how it happens but all of a sudden you realise that you are a collector, you know that you're a collector because you find it paYou don't realise when it happens or how it happens but all of a sudden you realise that you are a collector, you know that you're a collector because you find it painful to throw anything away (I mean anything). Before you know it you have been collecting for years and even decades, not only have you been collecting but also you have been conserving, recycling and reclaiming as well as re assigning and amassing. Your taste may stay the same or you may go off into different directions but your still a collector, you may one day find yourself overpowered by your collection (more often it is the spouse that is overwhelmed) and sell it all, but before your know it there you go again collecting. Some people start of collecting as a trend, a pastime, or by accident as a tourist .No matter how ,they become collectors because it's "in the blood". Collectors come in all shapes and sizes and budgets; collecting knows no gender, religion or nationality. Collectors are highly sentimental creatures, incredibly curious and they become experts in their own rights. There are the odd collectors who are ashamed of their habits, I say be proud because through your obsessive-compulsive behaviour you have learned a great deal of history, have conserved recycled and reinvented (all noble attributes). Be proud as you're not drunks, smokers or gamblers, yours is a positive and rewarding addiction, you haven't poured money down a drain, you have enjoyed the chase, the possession and you will reap the financial rewards when it is time to sell. I have had various antique interests over the years, recently started to concentrate on putting together a "collection" of something,mainly to fill the empty spaces on the walls of my gamesroom. As I've long been a collector of advertising items,I decided that it was to be Coca Cola of the pre 1960's vintage. Also into Vintage firefighting, guitars, signs, cars, motorbikes,art pottery,art glass,militaria,pretty much anything old and cool!.Thanks for looking! Cheers!! (Read more)


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1930's Coca Cola soda fountain nameplate  - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1950's Rushton Coca Cola Santa - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1940's Coca Cola wooden 6pack cases - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1960's Taiyo Japan Coca Cola van - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Coca Cola Sprite Boy fan - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1940's Marx Coca Cola truck - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1930's Metalcraft delivery custom Coca Cola truck. - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1912 Coca Cola tip tray - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1916 Coca Cola Elaine serving tray - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1960's Coca-Cola Japan tin truck - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola


  1. The memories are priceless Perry! These are so cool, a true family keepsake!!
  2. That's a sweet deal Dave I would pick up a doz. of the bottle lighters for cheap(they often can be had for a few $ each) ,and fill it with those!! Nice find Sensei!!
  3. is this marked by the artist, or Rosenthal? I have a nice German shepherd , same size, but the mark is illegible.
  4. glad I was working Saturday or I would've been there with my hand up also cckid!! looks like ya got some great deals, cheers!! bern
  5. That's so cool! I've never seen one either!! Nice snag Edisonfan!
  6. Cool find Chad, been on the hunt for these large bottles myself since I saw Dave's!! Glad you got a sweet piece for a sweeter price!!
  7. Thanks Perry, nice when ya score one once in a while, as you well know!! Cheers my friend!!
  8. Thanks for the nice comment Roycroftbooksfromme1, it's a treat to own for sure!!
  9. That should read "Beaut"!! Lol getting old !!
  10. She's a beat!! Nice "20's Mack chain drive, super heavy-duty truck!! https://www.google.ca/search?q=zulu+tribe&biw=853&bih=570&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0CBwQsARqFQoTCMbBz6rd48gCFcU9P...
  11. Thanks Caperkid for the nice comment! Cheers!
  12. Thanks so much for the nice comment Roycroftbooksfromme1! Cheers!
  13. Thanks for the nice comment CindB!! Cheers!!
  14. Thanks Dave and Chad, much appreciate the comments!! keep up the great posts you guys!!
  15. Thanks for the nice comment Dave! Cheers buddy!!
  16. Thanks for the nice comment Perry! Cheers buddy!!!
  17. Thanks for the nice comment cokehenry, they are cool looking for sure!!
  18. Great piece of history!!
  19. Looking good Dave, great sign!! Keep the hits-a-comin all you Coca Cola fans!!
  20. Thanks so much for the nice comments Chad and Dave, appreciate the info!! Cheers!!
  21. Sweet find, and that Ray , he's a great ambassador to the Coca Cola collecting world!!
  22. Sweet display case edisonfan, love these!!
  23. Great looking sign, welcome to C.W.!!
  24. Hi Mani, I'm sure we won't forget, but Merry Christmas to you as well! Seems waay to early for that doesn't it!! Hope you are well, do you still hear from Phil? I haven't in some time, not sure wha...
  25. Haha , I'll bet they did!!
  26. Thanks Chad, I stole your idea with the magnets and bottle caps, now I'm looking for the period correct ones!! Cheers!! Bernie
  27. Thanks for the nice comment Edisonfan!! Cheers!
  28. Thanks so much Chad, appreciate the comment!
  29. Thanks Dave, was going to make this a Sinclair Oil piece and keep the orig. green as I got it, but then I found I already had the old looking coke sticker and a re-spray was in order.
  30. Thanks for the nice comment Dave, it's a rat-rod version, but I love the patina!
  31. Thanks so much Dave, and a bigger case is definitely in the works!!
  32. Thanks so much Dave, hope you and yours are well !!
  33. Thank you for the nice compliment racer4four!! Cheers!!
  34. Welcome to C.W.!! What are you trying to find out? Nice sign btw!!
  35. Thank you Mani!! Cheers!!
  36. Sweet sign Michael, love to have that one myself!
  37. cool piece Dave. is it missing a bottom felt covering possibly? it looks like an unfinished surface. sure looks good on your wall!!
  38. very nice piece!
  39. Great sign Michael, the collection looks awesome!
  40. nice find Chad, looks awesome!!
  41. You can do it yourself, a shaker can of Tremclad fire engine red, some correct sized decals, and a new arborite or granite top, and away you go!!
  42. Very nice, reminds me of Hagenauer or Rohac. Here's mine, http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/93327-richard-rohac-bronze-figure-formerly
  43. Beautiful lawyers cabinet, I have almost the exact same one! These go for around $4-600 around here. Nice buy, looks in great shape!!
  44. this one's on my list also!! I use boat hull cleaner for most of my signs, as long as the paint is stable, or else barkeeps friend, https://www.barkeepersfriend.com/ Nice thermo!!
  45. Be well my good man, and take good care of yourself! Wish you a speedy return to your healthy self!!
  46. What a find!!! Was this a garbage pick or thrift store or? It's a gem either way!!
  47. She's a keeper Perry, the wifey and the chair!!!
  48. Welcome to C.W.!!! the locks are avail. on e-bay or http://www.fun-tronicsllc.com/ . these machines aren't worth much right now, but eventually everything is worth something to some one! Enjoy a...
  49. Great looking sign Dave!! Nice to get a deal that's a steal!!
  50. Wow, that's an awesome sign, well done!! The room looks amazing!
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