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egreeley1976's loves1364 of 25651930's Coca Cola advertising cardboard fanProsch Triplex Shutter, 1880s (the beauty of early camera shutters)
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    Posted 7 years ago

    Daddy_Nobu…
    (150 items)

    The very best part of collecting is meeting interesting people and making new friends.

    My collector friend Andrew recently brokered a deal for a pair of these old signs and was kind enough to include me. He is a longtime collector of old Railroad pieces, and put considerable experience and skill and patience to work in getting a great deal done. He's taken to Coca-Cola deals like a duck to water.

    This is one of twenty signs found in varying condition by seller's family at grandma's house nailed up behind a wall. Seller traced ownership of the home back to be employees of a local Coca-Cola bottling plant. So this might be a case of excess stock of signs being used as insulation not too long after they were manufactured.

    I don't mind the nail holes one bit. Surface is very near original condition, with just enough scratches and bends to be indicative of age. It is a beautiful sign.

    A unique feature is the green highlighted embossing and border on the back side. I haven't seen this before and wondered if anyone has any thoughts. According to Andrew, none of the other signs had this feature.

    Good Times, Great Finds... and Swell Friends. (Thanks again, Andrew!)

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    1. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 7 years ago
      Thank you, fifties.
    2. Signaholic Signaholic, 7 years ago
      Yes, that's a beauty and you do have a great friend in Andrew as well! Great story too
    3. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 7 years ago
      Thanks Perry. Any idea why the maker added that green to the back side?
    4. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 7 years ago
      Thanks Ray for saying so, it means a lot coming from you. And thanks too for tapping your network of connections.
    5. tommy1002 tommy1002, 7 years ago
      That's a beauty!!! Looks like you got the cream of the crop.
    6. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 7 years ago
      Thank you Tommy! 8-Pack endorsements carry a lot of weight with me, so I appreciate it. I think 2 or 3 of the 20 were in a little better condition. This one is a pretty nice example from that batch.
    7. pickrknows pickrknows, 7 years ago
      Great sign Dave, very cool piece and story!
    8. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 7 years ago
      Nice to hear from you Bernie, thank you sir!
    9. Prells6 Prells6, 7 years ago
      Awesome sign! I have one identical to that, but not in as good of shape

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