Tag Archives: Coca Cola

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Prototype Coke bottle, $110,700, Morphy’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Prototype Coke bottle, $110,700, Morphy’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare Coca-Cola prototype bottle sold for $110,700 at an auction held April 12-14 in Las Vegas by Morphy Auctions, based in Denver, Pa. The modified prototype bottle was created by the Root Glass Company in 1915 and submitted to Coca-Cola executives for consideration […]

What’s Selling on eBay: February 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: February 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,427 (48 bids, 16 bidders): Authentic Antique 18th C Early American Gentleman’s Tricorne Felt Hat. The 18th century Tricorne hat in this auction is constructed from a heavy grey felt. It measures 5”tall by 14 1/2” by 14 1/2” long on the sides by 11 1/2” across the back. […]

Kola Wars

Kola Wars

By Dennis Smith On an early May day in 1886, an Atlanta chemist named John Pemberton walked down Marietta Street carrying a quart whiskey bottle bearing a hand-lettered label identifying the contents, Coca-Cola syrup. His destination was Jacob’s Drug Store, and the soda fountain of Willis Venable. Venable mixed a glass and declared it good […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Coca-Cola sample cooler, $17,835, Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Coca-Cola sample cooler, $17,835, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1929 Coca-Cola double Glasscock Brothers salesman’s sample cooler sold for $17,835 at a Spring Antique Advertising Sale held March 18-19 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a 1903 Coca-Cola bottle 5-cent tip tray, made by Chas. W. Shonk, breezed to $17,220; […]

Collector's Showcase: August 2016

Collector's Showcase: August 2016

Coca-Cola Collectibles: It’s The Real Thing Dan Deane of San Bernadino, California is more than a Coca-Cola fan – he leads their fan club as president of the National Coca-Cola Collectors Club. A retired police officer, Dan has been collecting Coke memorabilia for over 35-years, his interest and passion having more to do with the […]

Publisher's Corner: August 2016

Publishers Corner: August 2016

The Art of Appeal Maxine Carter-Lome Like many of the topics we cover in this magazine, “Advertising” is a broad category assigned to a wide variety of collectibles, including signs, posters, serving trays, calendars, clocks, product packaging, store displays, and magazine ads to name just a few. In fact, it extends to anything designed and […]

Morphy Auctions' May Premier Advertising Auction of Quality Antique Soda and Tobacco Advertising and Ephemera

This two-day auction, the first of two sales events featuring selections from the Robert Newman collection, includes a remarkable offering of world-class Coca-Cola brand posters, signage, paintings, clocks, and other one-of-a-kind rarities. Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collections, is excited to announce this can’t miss sale to be held […]

Lifetime Collections to be Sold by Showtime Auctions Services, Apr. 1-3

The three-day event will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor, Michigan ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN….The lifetime country store and advertising collection of Tom and Mary Lou Slike, and the equally impressive coin-op collection of Deke and Joanie Richards, will co-headline a three-day auction slated for the weekend of April 1-3 by Showtime […]

Mecum Auctions To Host Road Art Auction At Wisconsin Headquarters July 17-19

1,000 Items Including Signs, Memorabilia and More to be Offered Walworth, Wis. – Mecum Auctions will hold its inaugural Road Art Auction at the Mecum headquarters in Walworth, Wis., this July 17-19 featuring more than 1,000 items to be offered. The vast lineup includes a seemingly endless variety populated by several different themes throughout including automobile, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1891 Coca-Cola calendar, $150,000, Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1891 Coca-Cola calendar, $150,000, Morphy Auctions

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 […]