Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1891 Coca-Cola calendar, $150,000, Morphy Auctions
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
An 1891 Coca-Cola calendar in near-mint condition, one of only two known and the only one of its particular type, sold for $150,000 at an Antique Advertising & Fine & Decorative Arts Auction held Dec. 5-7 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a 1902 Coca-Cola poster emblazoned with “Drink Carbonated Coca-Cola in Bottles” climbed to $40,800; an R. W. Martin Brothers stoneware Wally Bird tobacco jar, 1890, with blue eyes, made $37,200; and an 1898 Manhattan Electrical Supply telephone hit $18,000. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.