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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I am thinking of getting this 1894 Hilda Clark CoCa Cola poster restored but want to know if it would be worth it thank you, It is from a pub in England and was glued to an oil painting

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    1. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 10 years ago
      Wow, condition is... well, she's there alright. That would be some restoration job. Have you had it looked at, any idea if it actually can be restored and what it would cost?
    2. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      it is 20 x30 I think yes I have had it looked at they said it was an1894 poster one of the first and the only one they could find that is still around. and yes I have had it looked at to restore it and it can be done but I have to find out if this was done in brown shades or was it in color back then I don't be leave it was done in color at that time and I don't see any color left on mine, but I need a picture of one like mine so they can restore it so if anyone finds one let me know thanks Kathy
    3. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 10 years ago
      As TGBWC pointed out, the image is one from a 1903 poster and calendar. Yes, it would have been in color. But I would not assume it's authentic. One of the early sign experts will have to weigh in.
    4. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      I was already told it was real by a place in Penn. they researched it and called in experts on it. they also told me it was one of a kind they could not find another one like in this big because the big ones were sent to England and not in the U S the ones here were smaller
    5. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      to TGBWC it was an auction place in Penn. I would have to look up the paper work it was 9 years ago. thanks for the picture but it looks like they don't sell for much do they
    6. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      so it looks like the people in Penn. didn't know what they were talking about
    7. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      yes that sounds Like it are they any good?
    8. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 10 years ago
      I guess I'm confused. The experts said it was from 1894, but the image is actually from 1903. The experts said these larger posters were not used in the U.S. but shipped to England, but Coke wasn't introduced in England until 1930's. The poster was from a pub in England, glued to a painting, but was sold by an auction in PA. Sheesh! Talk about provenance!
    9. Coke4life, 10 years ago
      that is pretty cool to have! Make sure you hang on to it and/or have a air tight glass protection on it to keep it from the elements.
    10. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      to TGBWC thank and I would be grateful for anything you may find out about it
    11. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      they are the ones that looked at it said they couldn't tell me what it was worth because they had nothing to compare it to and to sell it I need to restore it
    12. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      never ebay for this girl she needs a loving home
    13. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      Chris Cloutier at poster fix corp. was going to do the restoring of the poster put it on a linen backing
    14. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 10 years ago
      It's not authentic, so restoring it will yield a reproduction of a reproduction. Maybe I missed something...
    15. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      he said it would be 1200 to 1600 to restore it
    16. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      Mr Daddy_Nobucks .... if you have nothing helpful to say just don't say anything ,I came on here to find out more about my picture so far you have been rude and cridical of everything please go away thank you
    17. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 10 years ago
      Sorry Kathyann, not meaning to be rude. Anybody who knows me here can attest to my sincerity. I thought you wanted to know if it was worth putting money into it. I won't comment again. Best of Luck.
    18. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      I am sorry if I hurt you but this picture has been in the hands of experts for a month they looked it over and called other people in to look at it and they all told me it was real and then shipped it back to me
    19. earlycoke earlycoke, 10 years ago
      This item is most likely a print of an early ad that has been mounted to canvas. It would have been printed on a heavy cardboard in multiple colors in a chromolithographic process. (visit to read about the printing process). It also would likely have had some embossing.
      Even if this were an authentic item, it is worth very little in this poor condition.
      Restoration is not recommended. Save your money and keep it and enjoy it for whatever you believe it to be.
    20. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      thank you all for helping me
    21. Kathyann, 10 years ago
      dear earlycoke #1 I know who found it rolled up in a basement in a pub in England #2 she glued it to an oil painting it was not printed on cardboard but paper it was found in the early 1900's

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