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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 Harley-Davidson Coca-Cola delivery vehicle  - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Coca Cola toy display cabinet for Kerry! - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Everybody needs a room to stick their thangs!!!  
1950's Buddy "L" aerial ladder Christmas project!! - Firefightingin Firefighting
1950's Buddy "L" Coca Cola delivery truck!! - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
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


  1. That is a great link Tom, and an even better picture of the bike. Just added one of the bikes to my dream wish list, along with an Indian 4 !!
  2. Awesome display Richard, nicely done!!
  3. Wow,,, all primo stuff, and lots of it!! Great collection and nice of you to share your finding it Rob!! Cheers!!
  4. STMS = St Thomas Metal Signs The french version not as desired as English, but still range from 200-400 retail here in the Canadian market.
  5. I'm visioning them mounted to the side of a building re-purposed into fancy bird/bat houses!
  6. Nice score Richard, I can't ever find enough of these little gems either, so detailed! I use the same cleaning method and it does work great also!! Cheers!! Bern
  7. Somewhat similar to this one, http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/178383-everybody-needs-a-room-to-stick-their-th?in=user these are not usually maker marked to the best of my knowledge, and quit...
  8. Thanks for the nice comments Kerry, Dave, and Ed!! Cheers!!!
  9. Thanks Perry, cheers buddy!!
  10. Here's another one, http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/25949-american-range-corp-sanico-coral-wood-c
  11. Wow, it's a real beautiful piece Mani, a treasure from generations gone by!!
  12. Thank you all for the "loves"!! Cheers!!
  13. Thanks so much for the nice comments Trey and Katherine!! Cheers!!!
  14. Saweeettt sign buddy, nice grab!!
  15. Great find in awesome shape!!
  16. Super family treasures Perry!! So nice to have been kept for you and for future generations of your family!!
  17. Awesome to find the real deal Dave, and great info!! Thanks!!
  18. Great find and nicely displayed CokeKid!!
  19. That is a beaut, I can understand why you were after this particular one!! And it would pair well with your B&R's!!
  20. Great to have the literature to go with the collection!
  21. Paint does not look too bad, except for the top door panel. I would keep it original and you can use most any automotive type products to clean and polish this.
  22. It's made by Westinghouse, called the Standard, here's a few others. https://www.google.ca/search?q=westinghouse+standard+coca+cola+coolers&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj8gLLdhafKAhUIwW...
  23. Still looking good Tom, I'd keep it original also!! I'm still on the hunt for this one, they are somewhat plentiful, just over-priced usually!! They sure don't make anything like this anymore!
  24. Thanks so much for the nice comments robin56, nicefice, and MyFavoriteTreasures!! Cheers!!
  25. Thanks so much Dave, you know what's going on here I can see!! First the games room, then a few things here and there, and before she knew it, whamo, the stuff is everywhere!!!Haha, she did'nt even s...
  26. It would be mine also!! Although my Omega is still my go to on the town watch!!
  27. Awesome truck, never seen this one before! A piece of pure Canadiana!!
  28. That's a great looking watch Kerry, thanks so much for posting!! Something I never knew existed!!
  29. Beauti shot of your stellar collection Dave, the room is looking pretty full buddy!! Kudo's on putting together such a fine quality display!!
  30. That's a great sign Tom, nice original frame also!!
  31. I'm looking for the Mickey Rolex in your posts Kerry, not seeing it! Is there such a thing? I was keeping and eye on an e-bay listing this last week of a similar watch as the one on the right, but it...
  32. All top shelf pieces Michael, congrats on some great purchases!!
  33. Hey Perry, thanks so much for the kind words! Believe it or not, non of this stuff is the wife's, it's alllll mine!!! I inherited several a-typical collections for a guy,(The thimbles,owls, German ...
  34. Thanks so much for the kind words Kerry and Mani, Otaco4me, and bladerunner22!! Cheers!!
  35. Thanks so much Tom, I'm keeping room for a few new additions!! You keep posting new things I'm jonesing on and it'll be full in no time!! Great to have you as a toy inspiration !! Cheers to you Tom!!
  36. Thank you for the nice comments edisonfan, walk, and Celiene!! Cheers!!
  37. Looks awesome Dave, you have the best eye for the" good stuff", and have put together a world-class collection in record time!! The B-I-N King reigns on!!!
  38. The room looks great Mike, love the artwork and the way everything has found it's place!!
  39. Thank you for the nice comments Efesgirl, Elisabethan, and kyratango! Cheers!!
  40. Thank you for the kind words mikelv85! Cheers!!
  41. Thanks so much for the nice comment OneGoodFind, shop away!!!
  42. Thanks for the nice comment fortapache, I love the old display counters too!!
  43. Thank you Collectomaniac for the nice comment, it's my guitar practice cave!!
  44. I've got the same one, it was from our 1857 farm, but not sure on the date of the vice. Guessing at least 100 years old, and was a general purpose item on the farm as needed.
  45. I love the Shuco cars, I've been keeping an eye out for them since I bought a book on them,, found 2 so far. The pictures are awesome, they fit the theme well!!
  46. Are those Shuco cars on the F.p.?
  47. A BIG slice of awesomeness Perry!! Especially love the art deco prints or paintings of the buildings, very classy display!!
  48. There are many many signs that are exclusively Canadian made, and no info appears in any of the collector books on them. Makes this one all the more unique and desirable to me, but not all collectors...
  49. If it was not originally made like this shape, I think it was still made into this shape at the factory , likely St Thomas Metal signs, as the back is done similar to other factory made signs I've see...
  50. Thanks so much nicefice and Mani, and best wishes to you both for 2016! Cheers Bern
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