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pickrknows

Ancaster , Ontario

Personal Website: pickrknows@yahoo.ca

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!! Bernie (Read more)

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1960's Coca Cola  Canadian Clock - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Coca cola watch fob,fake or find! - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Costa Beverages tin tacker sign. - Signsin Signs
1949 Coca Cola Flange - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Temprite Jr. Coca Cola cooler - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Coca Cola watch fob.  - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Coca cola porcelain palm pushes - Advertisingin Advertising
Coca Cola toy vehicle collection  - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
1964 Coca cola calendar sign - Advertisingin Advertising
1950's Japan Mobiloil - Model Carsin Model Cars

Comments

  1. Your collection looks amazing , and from Hamilton! How did I miss all these great finds!!Lol I need to get out looking more!! Lol Cheers Bernie
  2. What a great conversation piece, very unique!
  3. Very cool looking piece! Great find!!
  4. That's the mark for CSA, Canadian Standards Assoc., for electrical safety standards in Canada. Likely a modern, made in China lamp, but has a good look.
  5. Awesome piece Michael!
  6. wow, amazing condition!
  7. Killer sign, and great display!!
  8. Nice, that's the earlier version. The later one was made in Mexico with a red back.
  9. That's a great looking "Man Cave " you have going there also C.K.!! Nice sign!
  10. Ya buddy, it's got your name all over it!Lol
  11. Thanks for the nice comments Broochman, Vynil, and Thomas!! Cheers!!
  12. Thanks for the nice comment and help Alan and Edison! Cheers!
  13. Good seeing you too, wish there where a few more deals to be had!! Lol
  14. Thanks so much CokeKid, Phil, and Dave!!
  15. Great looking sign! Welcome to C.W.!!
  16. Thanks Mani and Dave!! The cabinets are getting there Dave, but always hunting for the ones I don't have! You know how that goes! Cheers!!
  17. Looks like you had a great year Dave, with some stellar additions to the collection!! All the best to you and your family, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year buddy!! Cheers!!
  18. Merry Christmas Mani, and all the best in 2019!! Cheers!!
  19. Nice one CKid!! The Best of the Holiday Season to You and Yours!! Cheers!!
  20. I had that one also, had to part ways with it a couple of years back due to move. These are also called stadium signs, there are several smaller sizes of this one also, and different versions. 3-pan...
  21. Thanks again Dave, cheers buddy!
  22. Awesome find Perry, they are both "Keepers"!!, the clock and the "MRS"!!
  23. Thanks Dave!! Were these cast in brass also?
  24. Great story Michael, congrats on your beautiful truck!!
  25. Similar age to your other one. Check the copper wire to make sure it has not gone brittle, you would not want a fire hazard!
  26. I think it to be of the period IMHO. The paint may have been added later though.
  27. Beauty!!
  28. Great looking display as always Perry! I love the mix with the match holders thrown in!! Hope your doing well and enjoying retirement! I packed it in at the end of last year also! Cheers buddy!
  29. Thanks for the nice comments CKid, Coke1234, Susurrito, and Sign!! Hope your doing well Perry, and enjoying your semi-retirement! Hope to bump into you at Brimfield some year! Cheers!!
  30. Awesome piece Michael, it was lucky to have found you!! The collection is looking amazing my friend!! Cheers
  31. Thanks for the nice comment Toyrebel! Cheers
  32. Thanks Vynil33rpm,purvis, Toyrebel, and Newfld for the nice comments! Much appreciated! Cheers Bernie
  33. Thanks for the nice comment Toyrebel, Purvis,fortapache, and DaddyNB!! Hope you are well Dave and still hitting them outta the park!! Cheers
  34. Lots of patina and still shows great Dave! Hope you are well my friend and keep up the great and informative posts, they are greatly appreciated!! Cheers buddy!
  35. 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!!
  36. Another great score Dave, nice addition for a great price too!! Can ya wash the outfit or will that ruin it?
  37. Lookin' good Trev!!
  38. Found the perfect spot for it too!! Awesome sign Michael!!
  39. Very Nice!! I need to get to more auctions!!
  40. 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.
  41. Nice find!!
  42. Thanks for the decorating tips MacDaddy!! Cheers
  43. 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 ...
  44. Thanks so much for the nice comments Irish18, Celine, Caperkid, rhinoman, Dave, fortapache, EJW-54, Trey, and Cokekid-04 !! Very much appreciated ! Cheers!!
  45. Gorgeous truck Michael, she's gotta be a blast to put the miles on! Merry Christmas !
  46. Thanks so much Michael! Cheers!!
  47. 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 !!!
  48. Wow!!! Spectacular job!!
  49. 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...
  50. Thanks so much for the kind words Mani and Dave! Cheers my friends!!
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