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You don't realise when it happens or how it happens but all of a sudden you realise that you are a collector, you know that you're a collector because you find it paYou don't realise when it happens or how it happens but all of a sudden you realise that you are a collector, you know that you're a collector because you find it painful to throw anything away (I mean anything). Before you know it you have been collecting for years and even decades, not only have you been collecting but also you have been conserving, recycling and reclaiming as well as re assigning and amassing. Your taste may stay the same or you may go off into different directions but your still a collector, you may one day find yourself overpowered by your collection (more often it is the spouse that is overwhelmed) and sell it all, but before your know it there you go again collecting. Some people start of collecting as a trend, a pastime, or by accident as a tourist .No matter how ,they become collectors because it's "in the blood". Collectors come in all shapes and sizes and budgets; collecting knows no gender, religion or nationality. Collectors are highly sentimental creatures, incredibly curious and they become experts in their own rights. There are the odd collectors who are ashamed of their habits, I say be proud because through your obsessive-compulsive behaviour you have learned a great deal of history, have conserved recycled and reinvented (all noble attributes). Be proud as you're not drunks, smokers or gamblers, yours is a positive and rewarding addiction, you haven't poured money down a drain, you have enjoyed the chase, the possession and you will reap the financial rewards when it is time to sell. I have had various antique interests over the years, recently started to concentrate on putting together a "collection" of something,mainly to fill the empty spaces on the walls of my gamesroom. As I've long been a collector of advertising items,I decided that it was to be Coca Cola of the pre 1960's vintage. Also into Vintage firefighting, guitars, signs, cars, motorbikes,art pottery,art glass,militaria,pretty much anything old and cool!.Thanks for looking! Cheers!! (Read more)


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1950's Japan Mobiloil - Model Carsin Model Cars
1950's Mobil oil Japan truck - Model Carsin Model Cars
The New Coca Cola  themed games room.  - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1960's Things go better with Coke clock - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1956 Coca Cola  tin die cut bottle sign. - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1941 Coca Cola calendar top - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
My latest addition, 1943 Coca Cola girl. - Advertisingin Advertising
1950's Londontoys Coca Cola wind- up truck - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1960's Mountain Dew  vacuformed plastic and cardboard  original sign. - Advertisingin Advertising
1971 GMC 1500 shorty step side - Classic Carsin Classic Cars


  1. Great pieces Dave! I would love to have any one of the signs shown in them!! Cheers buddy!
  2. Great piece of Coca Cola history right there Dave! Imagine if you could find one piece from each one of them bottlers advertising collections!! Mega score!!
  3. What a great save Mani, you did an amazing job bringing her back!!
  4. Another great score Dave, nice addition for a great price too!! Can ya wash the outfit or will that ruin it?
  5. Lookin' good Trev!!
  6. Found the perfect spot for it too!! Awesome sign Michael!!
  7. Very Nice!! I need to get to more auctions!!
  8. Very had to see any defects with this one, and you're right CKid, one we would all like to have!! Cheers!! Btw,,Try tubeman on E-Bay for the glass.
  9. Nice find!!
  10. Thanks for the decorating tips MacDaddy!! Cheers
  11. Hey Perry, Thanks brotha! That guitar is my old Seagull, Canadian made spruce and cherry I believe, wish I could make it play like you could! That's on my bucket list when I retire is to spend more ...
  12. Thanks so much for the nice comments Irish18, Celine, Caperkid, rhinoman, Dave, fortapache, EJW-54, Trey, and Cokekid-04 !! Very much appreciated ! Cheers!!
  13. Gorgeous truck Michael, she's gotta be a blast to put the miles on! Merry Christmas !
  14. Thanks so much Michael! Cheers!!
  15. That's a great sign Dave, and the "Cave" looks amazing my friend!! Best wishes to you and yours for a Merry Christmas and hope you have a happy and prosperous new year!! Cheers !!!
  16. Wow!!! Spectacular job!!
  17. Wow that's a nice piece to own Dave, never seen one before! The Coke Cave is looking world-class my friend, I'm so happy to get to see all the great items you've been adding lately! Happy Thanksgivi...
  18. Thanks so much for the kind words Mani and Dave! Cheers my friends!!
  19. Great score CK!! Nicely done, and looks minty!
  20. Thanks Dave, mine too! Cheers !!
  21. Thanks Dave< I knew you'd have the info I'd be looking for! The item I missed out on , https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-1916-Coca-Cola-Calendar-Pearl-White-Midsummer-Art-Low-Open-NR/253220219368?ss...
  22. Thanks Dave, nuts, CokeKid, and Trey for the nice comments!! Cheers
  23. Looks great Michael, that's the great thing with the old vehicles is that you can enjoys them like none of the other things in our collections, and make it your own at the same time!! Cheers!
  24. I have never seen another like this, but before I purchased the stained glass panel I posted the link to, I'd never seen another like that either! I have since seen the exact stained glass window pan...
  25. Btw, the Canadian lampshades are all marked inside . The link I posted shows mine hanging over the fooseball. I swapped the chain for a rod though.
  26. This shade looks very well done, and looks to me to be '50's era, judging by the lead caning used. This would likely have been given to a regional top sales establishment or top seller in an area, si...
  27. Awesome truck Michael, a true classic in every sense! It's a great addition to your collection! Cheers
  28. Haha, no. I meant I'm fortunate are to have found this piece depicting this young lady ! She's a keeper for sure, and the only kind of you g lady Mrs Pickr will let me bring home!!!
  29. Thanks so much Perry and Mani for the kind words!! I'm fortunate to have met this young lady at my age!!! ;)
  30. Thanks for the nice comments iggy and Mani!!! Cheers to you both!!
  31. The real first American sports car, a full 2 years before the corvette was even available!! Looks like you did an awesome job on the restoration! I recently met a gentleman who was having a Nash-Hea...
  32. Could this be for stretching the hose prior to attaching it to a new coupling?
  33. Its hard to tell from your pictures, but judging from the style and materials in the helmet liner I'd say earlier than 1970's , anywhere down to the '50's. There is usually a date code in the center ...
  34. You're the King of the E-Bay deals by far Dave!! Super nice grab on this one my friend!! Cheers
  35. Mid '40's, too bad it's so rough but some people like 'em rough!! Hard one to find in great condition, and only available in Canada.
  36. That's a sweet one to have Dave, been looking forever to find a real one also! Nice find brotha!!
  37. Awesome sign in great condition! Nice find CKid!!
  38. Sweet finds CKid!!
  39. Sorry but your sign is definitely a repop , the original version of this sign was made in 1902 by the Meek Co in Coshocton, OH, and books for $5500, but it's quite diferent than yours. A picture of it...
  40. Check to see if the bridges are gold, they usually are! Nice find!!
  41. Nice machine to restore, especially if you like it and want a project, just don't spend a ton of money on it as the flat top machines don't bring much on re-sale. Here's a link for parts,, https://ww...
  42. Holy Smokes Dave,,Jackpot!!! That's the holy grail piece we'd all love to find! Nicely done my friend, and having the Mrs. along for the trip makes it even better!! Cheers buddy!
  43. Awesome super rare piece Dave, and nicely done with the bundle buy!! Gotta love it!!
  44. Thanks so much for the nice comments and well wishes Roy, share, Pinbacks, , fort apache, Dave and Michael , very much appreciated!! Cheers Bern
  45. Yup , Looks like it could be Roo leather, and likely made in Australia, or at least based on their design! Love these comfy hats!!
  46. That's waaay too cool Dave! Nice find buddy!!
  47. Thats a beaut bud!!
  48. Hey thanks Perry, good to hear from you bud! What has happened to all your posts? Cheers my friend!!
  49. Love the Hagenauer!! Sweet find Sean!!
  50. Thanks so much for the nice comments Dave, Yehuda, and nutsabotas6! Hope you are all keepin fine!!! Cheers!
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