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Posted 6 years ago


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I recently acquired one of my favorite Coca Cola litho signs. Copyright 1949, The Coca Cola Company. Form No. 1-99 or I-99 Litho in U.S.A.
I can visualize this in a 40's/50's diner or luncheonette!


  1. bratjdd bratjdd, 6 years ago
    jameyrd, there awesome. it's making me hungry lol Thank you for sharing
  2. jameyrd jameyrd, 6 years ago
    Thank you rocker-sd and bratjdd.
  3. jameyrd jameyrd, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the info TGBWC; were the repro lithos dated 1949 as well? There seems to be a lot of age. The cardboard is a yellowish color throughout, it appears to have some aging on it and is discolored in spots (not water) on the front and back. It looks like it has been used. Also, the feel of the paper makes me confident it is original.
  4. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 6 years ago
    This is my opinion:
    I can see from the glare the printing is very heavy and that the coca cola white logo stands out in the glare. The "Litho in U.S.A." and "Copyright 1949 Coca-Cola Company" is strong and bold, signifying (sometimes) that this wasn't scanned or copied. The printing is very sharp (judging from the photos) and not cloudy, blurry, or discolored. My best guess is that this is an original, not a copy from the proceeding clues. But that's just my opinion, If I could see any closer, I could easily find out just seeing if this had offset printing or not.
  5. jameyrd jameyrd, 6 years ago
    Thanks cocacolakid97, I agree the colors are sharp, and again the feel of the paper is very different feel and a little thinner than cardboard stock. I wish I could describe it better. Even the "Reg U.S. Pat. Off." is crisp printing.
  6. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 6 years ago
    It's a cool piece jameryd. Coca-Cola and Hamburger Sandwiches... well, it just doesn't get any better than that!
  7. jameyrd jameyrd, 6 years ago
    Thanks Daddy_Nobucks!
  8. jameyrd jameyrd, 6 years ago
    Many thanks to mnglass, packrat-place , elayem0110 , EJW-54 and fifties50s !
  9. jameyrd jameyrd, 6 years ago
    Thanks jon5412 and bkdavis!
  10. jameyrd jameyrd, 6 years ago
    Thank you junkmanjoe !
  11. jon5412 jon5412, 6 years ago
    I seem to keep comeing back to this post. Lets see in 1949 I would have been 3 years old ,laughing. I missed out on that one ,But I do recall many years later of getting 10 WhiteCastle hamburgers for 1.00 and a coke for 10 cents lol.
  12. jameyrd jameyrd, 6 years ago
    Thanks Jon, although I was born much later than 1949, I can just imagine where this sign was displayed and what has happened in all of the years since! Better times indeed!
  13. jameyrd jameyrd, 6 years ago
    many thanks officialfuel!
  14. jameyrd jameyrd, 6 years ago
    Thank you spriteboy42!
  15. SweetRoll, 5 years ago
    I have the hamburger as well as the frankfurter sign. The date on both of them is 1951. What is the best way to tell if these signs are original?
  16. jameyrd jameyrd, 5 years ago
    Best guess is to post them and get an opinion from the group. To me, it is the overall look and clarity of the piece. Does it seem naturally aged or does the aging look forced? The feel of this piece and the steak sandwich sign are pretty much the same even though they are dated from different years. I have seen some reproductions recently, the color are clarity are all way off.
  17. jameyrd jameyrd, 5 years ago
    Thanks to packrat-place for stopping by!
  18. jameyrd jameyrd, 5 years ago
    Thanks to mrmajestic1!
  19. jameyrd jameyrd, 5 years ago
    Added a framed photo.
  20. jameyrd jameyrd, 5 years ago
    Thanks scottvez!
  21. jameyrd jameyrd, 5 years ago
    Thank you to undreal and mustangtony!
  22. jameyrd jameyrd, 5 years ago
    Thank you sugargirl !
  23. jameyrd jameyrd, 4 years ago
    Thank you undreal!

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