Posted 8 years ago
I generally try to stick to Coca-Cola signs pre-1970, but this fun 3-dimensional piece caught my eye. I am not sure of exact year, but it's similar to one listed in Petretti's as 1970. I'm thinking it's later than that, since the base reads "The Original". Also, the side of the cup is printed "IT's carbonated!" Wow!!!! How exciting!!!! ;)
As those Pickers fellas say: The time to buy something like this is when you see it. At 41% book value, this lighted sign by maker Mirro was listed at a fair BIN price. So, Old Man Nobucks jumped out of his rocker to pull the trigger (then needed a nap soon after).
There are condition issues: The straw is cracked at the base and frozen Coke lid paint is peeling. I will work on a tasteful, minimally intrusive restoration. For now, I'm enjoying it placed next to Command Central. Motor is quiet and it goes round and round... and round...and...
Have a super weekend everyone.