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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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1920 Coca Cola change tray - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1950's  Coca Cola Masonite 6pack carrier  - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1930's Jail Cell door with original key!! - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
1950's Aluminum Rockford Coca Cola coaster - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1950's Rushton Coca Cola Santa's - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1970's Rare Coca Cola racing wind-up car - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Mystery '70's plastic Coca Cola friction truck! - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Japan tin '70's toy Coca Cola truck - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
300th post,, 1950's Canadian Coca Cola cardboard  - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Ruth Tye McKenzie artist proof  - Visual Artin Visual Art


  1. american pickers bought one recently for their shop,if they don't want it I'll come and get rid of them for you!!Lol!!
  2. Super addition to the collection Michael, very nice looking machine!!
  3. Great sign Dave, it cleaned up real nice, just like us ole guys!!!
  4. This version was made by Greetham Industries in Toronto in the "50's. They were marked at one end, but with a painted on mark that might have been lost to time. This is one I don't have yet, so if y...
  5. Thanks Trey! Cheers!!
  6. Thanks for the nice comments Caperkid, Tabascie,Nicefice, and Trey!! Cheers!!
  7. Thanks for the nice comment and info Dave, and I agree they would look good almost anywhere!!
  8. Thank-you Dave. Cheers buddy!!
  9. This made me miss my old M-38 even more, I just recently sold it!! http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/25636-my-1952-willys-ford-m38
  10. Great guitar with a cool story Perry. I know you'll be bringing out the sounds it's been waiting to make!! Sweet music!!
  11. Hello Trevor!! Great carriers!
  12. Haha, thanks Kerry, every dog has his day!!! Cheers buddy!!
  13. Thanks CokeKid and Efesgirl !! Cheers!!
  14. Thanks Yehuda, leaving it empty as it takes up less room!! cheers!
  15. Sweet deal Dave ,nice addition!!
  16. Love the Mobil Gas trucks, they pair well with the Coca Cola colors !!
  17. Nice haul at the auction CK-04!! They are all nice additions to your collection!!
  18. Another great find Dave, the smalls rock!!
  19. BTW Tom, just checked and the grills are different! Petretti's indicate there are 6 versions of these, not sure what the differences would be, but I'm lovin' my 3!! Cheers!!
  20. Hi Tom, this is 5" long and shiny silver underneath with Japan stamped in center of bottom.
  21. Thanks Dave, saw Santa white boots you posted and the hunt was on!! Cheers!!
  22. Hi Tom, thanks so much for the info!! I get excited when I hear you say you've not seen something, that doesn't happen much when it comes to toy trucks!! It does not say Hong Kong, only Lucky , so m...
  23. Thanks Tom! These are like 4" maybe, quite small but nice color and detail. Bern
  24. Thanks Perry, I remember you having one, got me started on the hunt!! Cheers buddy!!
  25. Thank-you Dave, much appreciated!! Not sure how this one slipped by your eagle eye, but glad it did!!! Cheers!!
  26. HAha, you're right racer, they do look kinda punchy don't they! Gotta be a little sumptin in dem bottles other than Coke!! Cheers!
  27. Absolutely!! I was going to install it on the wine cellar to keep the contents safe!!
  28. Thanks Yehuda, been scoring a few "smalls" lately!! Cheers!!
  29. Thanks all for the "loves"on this!! Cheers!!
  30. Lookin good CokeKid!!Love the cabinet of smalls also!!
  31. Thank you all for the "loves" on this !! Cheers!!
  32. Sweet find Ed!!
  33. 1920's through '41 Gilbert store regulator. in mint condition these can bring some good money. Listed in Petretti;s 12th, pg 242 @ $1600 mint condition. Hope this helps. Cheers
  34. Beautiful sign Dave, nice condition and shine!! We are getting the same white stuff here,,enough already!! Cheers
  35. Sweetness, and in minty shape to boot! Nice one Perry!!
  36. A grand entrance indeed now Dave, the perfect spot for that one! Happy Easter to you as well, and to the entire gang here!! Cheers!!
  37. Thanks so much for the nice comments Kerry, Trey, and motorheadmn. Cheers!!
  38. Hey, I'm just glad it went to a fellow C.W.Collecting friend. The end of the auction was definitely exciting, and I don't think I cost you any money cause I tapped out quite a bit sooner than you. O...
  39. Awesome to meet a fellow collector such as yourself Yehuda ! Thanks for the nice compliment also. Cheers!!
  40. That's a whole lot-a-sweetness right there Michael, such a stellar collection!!
  41. Aw you dawg ya, sniped me!!Lol I was all over that one till it exceeded the meager snipe bid I entered :) Sorry to have bid ya up buddy, but that's a beauti worth every penny!! Dang
  42. Great old clock, love these ones!!
  43. You know I like them big ones Per!! Still have a few spots left in the garage also, but now we are putting the house up :( time to downsize. Could be a big sale coming up in my future!! Good luck fi...
  44. Thanks walk and NevadaBlades for the nice comments ,,, eh!!!
  45. Thanks so much for the nice comment racer4four ,and Phil, and your right Phil, this would make for a nice tray!! Cheers!!
  46. Thanks so much blunderbuss, and I tried that, along with insanity, Alzheimers, and a few other excuses!! She's a keeper so I've got to tread lightly here!!Lol
  47. Thanks so much Perry! As you can see, the collection has long since migrated out of the games room, so I take it slow with putting too much out at a time!! This one was an instant "what is that" Lol ...
  48. Thank you Mani for the nice compliment, very much appreciated!! Cheers!!
  49. Thanks Dave,why didn't I think of checking there!! Cheers buddy!!
  50. Ya baby, Get-you-some-of-that Coca Cola!! Sweetness!
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