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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Added a hard-to-find item to my collection last week, this 30's ice bowl. I went outside my comfort zone (a.k.a. eBay BIN) by participating in a live on-line auction event to acquire this piece. I've long been on the look out for the bowl, so the listing caught my eye. I was a little surprised to bring it home for a fraction of book value (took it with just 3 bids). The bowl does have a 2" closed crack and slight chip, which probably explains low interest (fracture=fraction). Still, the damage is hardly noticeable and I'm more than happy to provide a home for this sweetie. I plan to "borrow" yet another outstanding idea from one of my friends here at CW by filling it with fake ice and 6 vintage bottles of Delicious and Refreshing for display.


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    1. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Very cool piece Dave, nice buy!!
    2. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the kind words Gents! I agree, the cool factor and diversity of Coca-Cola ad products make for a fun collecting experience. I think of myself primarily as a Sign Guy, but I find the other stuff is just as enjoyable to acquire and display. I dare say when I was high bidder on the bowl, I felt a lot like the collector who bought The Scream yesterday... well sorta... without the "I'm Obscenely Rich" afterglow. Other than that, very similar! :)
    3. tommy1002 tommy1002, 9 years ago
      You should "scream". That's a great piece buddy!!
    4. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      Thanks Tom. I think I've previously assumed the same pose as that ?dude? in The Scream after making a few questionable purchases. A silent scream... n-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!!!!
    5. tommy1002 tommy1002, 9 years ago
      AHHHH..... you know, it's win some.....lose some. And the winners are definitely winners!!!
    6. coke.trevor.cola coke.trevor.cola, 9 years ago
      Great item! I like how you have it displayed.
    7. Spriteboy Spriteboy, 9 years ago
      Of course it will look better once you take the Morphy sticker off of it.
    8. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      Thanks Trev, just took it out of the box for the pics. I may leave it on that table until I find the ice and bottles.

      Thanks Spriteboy for the tip. See, this is why I love CW, so much to learn. I'm going to go take all the stickers off my stuff right now! :)
    9. Signaholic Signaholic, 9 years ago
      PARTY AT DAVE'S HOUSE!! Sweet find Dave.
    10. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      Man, you guys are GOOD!!!

      ...and welcome any time, Perry, you know it.
    11. spriteboy42 spriteboy42, 9 years ago
      Seen it has a Morphy's auction sticker on it. That place is right up the road from me. Their auctions always have high quality items. Very cool bowl!!
    12. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      Thanks spriteboy42! That was my first Morphy buy, it was a good experience. Nice hearing from you. I keep looking for more of those amazing finds you score. Hope to see more soon.
    13. bottle-man bottle-man, 9 years ago
      hey daddy nobucks this is bottleman i was thinking of getting rid of my 12 pack sign i know its rare but what do you think is a fare price i should ask if you can help thanks
    14. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      Hey bottle-man, Depends on how you want to sell it. On a regular bid eBay auction, I'd start it at $999 and hope a couple rich collectors battle it out. If a "buy it now", I'd probably list it at $1499. If a private deal or "buy it now or best offer", I'd ask $2000 as a starting point. Short story, based on my experience: 12ers like yours are going for between 1-2 grand these days ("mint" maybe a little higher).
    15. tommy1002 tommy1002, 9 years ago
      Very sound pricing for that sign. I wish the money tree hadn't wilted this week!!!
    16. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      I'm still kicking around that time-share idea Tom! :)
    17. tommy1002 tommy1002, 9 years ago
      I'll see if I can stir up some overtime, I am the foreman after all....... hehehehe
    18. kmcnamer, 8 years ago
      I have one of these that was my great-uncles..he worked in the Minneapolis bottling plant. It has no chips, cracks etc. I would never sell it but was wondering how much it's worth? Any idea? Thanks much!
    19. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 8 years ago
      Hi, book value for a mint condition example is $650. I've seen a couple of these come up on eBay over the the past year or so, and they sold for right around $300. If yours is perfect, I'd say value falls in the $350-$500 range. They are fairly scarce. Nice piece from your great uncle!
    20. kmcnamer, 8 years ago
      Thank you for the info! I appreciate it!

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