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    Posted 9 years ago

    earlycoke
    (21 items)

    This is a cool item I picked up a few years ago from a very old lady in Atlanta. It belonged to her parents who were handed it on the street in 1891. They kept it in a scrap book. She found it while she was paring down here estate. Imagine, the company was only 5 years old when this was handed out. There are two other versions known, one with flowers, and one with a hayfield. Yes, I know the condition isn't perfect, but until I get offered a perfect one, this one will do fine!

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    1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 9 years ago
      Is this the only one of this version? Very, Very neat! (Did I just say "neat" ?) I meant cool.
    2. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 9 years ago
      This is a cool piece no matter what condition it's in.
    3. earlycoke earlycoke, 9 years ago
      Savoychina1,
      Thats Ok. I still use the word "neat" to. We must be of the same generation! as far as your question, I am always hesitant to say anything is the "only one", since there are many nice collections out there that not even someone like myself who has been doing this a long time is aware of. I will say that it is the only one with this image that "I know of". I know the collections that the other two images I spoke of are from, as well.
    4. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 9 years ago
      point well taken. Looking at it and remembering the diagonal slits provided in old scrapbooks, I wonder if the corners are still in that scrapbook where it was snatched out of.
    5. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 9 years ago
      I'm trembling in something that's so old, and so early that is coca cola. Hey, early coke, I posted a sign earlier, http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/4680-rare-1922-coca-cola-sign?in=92
      And i was wondering if you could help out indentifyng this as being a reproduction or real.
      Ray says it's real becasue it has ligit wear and rusting on edges, and I kinda believe him on that. So I think that's why it maybe real.
      But I still have some "if"'s on this sign like, why isn't there a maker on it? Why is it smaller then the original? I completely believe ray here, but I just some asuring advice from somebody else. Can you help me out?
    6. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 9 years ago
      I also bought for 38 dollars, so usually for me, it's sometimes "to good to be true" if worth somewhere around 300 dollars.
    7. Signaholic Signaholic, 7 years ago
      Wow, I never saw this one before! Fantastic piece

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