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Coke1196 of 39841959 Coca-Cola Push Bar1959 Vendo Coca Cola machine
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    In my continuing effort to bring clarity to the old Coca-Cola watch fobs, I submit "The Prize Winners". Acquired off an eBay bid auction for a paltry 10% book value.

    Why so low? This item was reproduced in great number. And reproduced fairly well. Which ruins the market. But there are "tells" for the eager deal-seeker.

    The authentic bulldogs fobs are silver or gold wash. Not "Sterling" as the fakes are stamped.

    Surface should be smooth and relatively free of pock marks, which are a dead give away that the piece was poorly cast and finished.

    Quality of raised surface is detailed on the originals vs. less so on the reproductions . There are two quick ways to identify fake bulldog fobs in this area: 1) No eyeballs 2) the 5 in 5¢ is broken at the top.

    So, an example of patience and persistence paying off. I must have looked at 200 bulldog fob listings over the years.

    This is another one I'm going to send Sir Kerry, a.k.a. The Wizard of Watches, when Hell Freezes Ov... I mean... someday. ;0)


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    1. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      On the authentic one, what does it say under the 5 cents?
    2. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 6 years ago
      Crisply maker marked "SCHWAAB MILWAUKEE". Repros have this mark as well, in varying legibility.
    3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the education
    4. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 6 years ago
      My pleasure ttomt.
    5. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Very nice find ! And I am sure Kerry will be clearing a space as we speak lol
      Thanks for all the great info on Fake vs real .
    6. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 6 years ago
      Mani, thanks, spent a little time researching as I've come across so many fakes and not much in the way of info out there. It adds a little bit more fun while collecting.
    7. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the education!

    8. AzTom AzTom, 6 years ago
      Great Post!
    9. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 years ago
      Ya know, I've just purchased a pocket watch myself, Dave. Just sayin! ;0)
    10. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 6 years ago
      Happy to do it Scott, thanks Tom, and LOL Perry!
    11. Edisonfan Edisonfan, 6 years ago
      Who let the dogs out....Eagle eye Dave! Nice spot and informative information.
    12. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 6 years ago
      Thanks Chad. 14 bucks.
    13. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
      Awesome to find the real deal Dave, and great info!!
    14. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 6 years ago
      Thank you Bernie, always good to hear from you!

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