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    Posted 9 years ago

    Daddy_Nobu…
    (150 items)

    Thought I better get a post in before the Schmidt Heads get back with all the great Coca-Cola stuff this weekend.

    Snagged my first cardboard sign late last week, acquired on an eBay auction BIN request. I like this '42 version because of the elements portrayed and moment in time represented. The six-pack graphic is a beauty. This sign has condition issues, a little water damage upper left and surface wear throughout. But it looks fine in my opinion. I framed it myself with materials on hand. Someday I may have a matte put on, so as to minimize impact of that stain. I was able to put this presentation together for about the price of a nice 12" button sign, which fits with my recent austerity endeavor (still needs a little fine tuning :).

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    1. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 years ago
      Sweet cardboard Dave, nice job with the framing too. I love the old tin sign also, nice combination together!
    2. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      Thanks Bernie! That other one is actually a cardboard sign as well, with a tin frame, used as temporary signs at fairs, ball games, etc., "came out of a barn in Tennesee." I did not expect to be hanging old Coca-Cola signs in that spare bedroom! :)
    3. Signaholic Signaholic, 9 years ago
      That a beauty Dave! I was watchin that baby too and ya know, I thought to myself, wonder if Dave will try and snag this one. Sho nuff you did! Love the couple and the 6 pack! Here's to simpler times boys!!
    4. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      Thanks Perry. It's a lot like fishing, a lot of waiting, no luck, then bam! you hook one!
    5. Signaholic Signaholic, 9 years ago
      Yeah, that's a lot of fun.
    6. coke.trevor.cola coke.trevor.cola, 9 years ago
      I really like your new sign the six-pack really stands out!
    7. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      Thanks Trevor, I appreciate the nice words. Hope everything's going good.
    8. tommy1002 tommy1002, 9 years ago
      Another BIN Beauty from the master!!! One of these in a Kay frame just popped up in my alerts yesterday.
    9. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      Thanks Tom! I saw that other listing.. $2500 BIN. Puh-leeze!
    10. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      I see Tommy, not this one:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Coca-Cola-Coke-Cardboard-Litho-in-Kay-Display-Frame-/310291365046?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item483ece7cb6

      This one, $750.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-CARDBOARD-COCA-COLA-SIGN-WITH-ORIGINAL-FRAME-/160882588733?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2575597c3d

      Still high in that condition, but that frame may make it worthwhile.

    11. Signaholic Signaholic, 9 years ago
      I am always willing to give in a little where damage is concerned. However, I always try to buy the nicest, this one for $750 is a great buy I think, Just don't know that I'm ready to give the better part of a grand for cardboard, I think you know what I'm sayin.
    12. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      I sure do know what you're saying! :)
    13. tommy1002 tommy1002, 9 years ago
      I hear ya loud and clear as well, but it's still on watch and honey did ask what I want for my b-day, lol!!
    14. earlycoke earlycoke, 9 years ago
      Good job Daddy_Nonuts, I really like cardboards!
    15. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      Thanks girlycoke! Always a pleasure to hear from you. I expect you'll be hardwired into the system tomorrow, will send you a note off the grid.
    16. tommy1002 tommy1002, 9 years ago
      Good Luck To All with Schmidt prospects!!!!
    17. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 9 years ago
      Gentlemen... open your wallets!

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