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a timeline of the evolution of The Coca-Cola logo.

From a simple type font to the elaborate spencerian script logo we know today -  the interesting journey that the Coca-Cola logo has taken over the years can help you date your Coca-Cola item. | Early Coca-Cola logo


the architecture of refreshment

The late 1920's and 1930's saw a great number of bottling plants being built across the country. Learn about architecture of these small town icons.


Which cardboard was displayed with which frame?

Of course you can put your Coca-Cola cardboard in any old frame that fits. But, for those of you who care about accuracy, we have established accurate usage dates of the different style frames.

LEARN MORE | Coca-Cola cardboard in frame


How were those old coca-cola serving trays made?

A brief history of the Coca-Cola serving tray from the first round serving tray in 1897 to the TV trays of the 1960's. Learn about who made them, how they were made, and how they were used. | Coca-Cola serving tray


an overview of the Coca-Cola trolley car sign.

A short history of one of Coca-Cola's most elusive and highly desired turn-of-the-century collectibles. More trolley signs are shown here than have ever been shown in one place before.

learn more about the iconic coca-cola syrup urn.

Few things represent a period of time as much as the Wheeling Pottery syrup urn represents the early days of Coca-Cola. Find out more about this iconic collectible of the soft drink world. | 1896 Coca-Cola syrup urn | Coca-Cola trolley sign


An overview of Coca-Cola's first licensed product.

The curious and complicated history of Coca-Cola Chewing Gum reads like a television soap opera. Learn more about this interesting part of Coca-Cola's (and chewing gum's) history. | Coca-Cola gum jar

Did any of those full depth cases really hold coca-cola hutch bottles?

The answer is very rarely, if ever. Learn more about the Hutch bottle and full depth case time frames, and learn why finding a case that actually held hutch bottles is a lot harder than one might think. | Coca-Cola full depth case


what is with that weird little bottle carrier?

Have you ever wondered why this odd looking little six-bottle carton was produced? Here is your chance to learn the hows and whys. Hint: World War II and material  rationing had a lot to do with it. | Coca-Cola neck grip carrier


Why are Coke bottles green?

The term "Coke Bottle Green" has become a common color designation that most everyone immediately understands. Exactly how did this color come about, and how did it become the standard for the world's favorite soft drink. | Coca-Cola bottle


In the beginning­ – the straight-sided glass.

Some little known marketing and manufacturing information  about the first marked soda fountain glass used to serve Coca-Cola.

how lithography dot patterns can help you determine an item's age.

Different eras used different techniques of printing. This guide can help you determine if your early lithography is genuine or a recent reprint. | c.1900 Coca-Cola straight sided glass | Coca-Cola photolithography



Who doesn't smile when they see a giant coca-cola display bottle?

No matter your age, you have to admit that the large bottles are cool. Learn when these giant Coca-Cola bottles were used and  see examples of how they were displayed. | Coca-Cola display bottle


Your guide to fake and fantasy Coca-Cola items.

Is your item real or fake? The number of fake signs from India is growing along with many people passing off items cut from books as originals. This page might help sort out what is original and what isn't.

Nice things often come in small packages . . .

. . . and the 1939 Coca-Cola sample cooler is certainly no exception. What collector wouldn't love to have one on their shelf or in their display case? Learn all the details about when, why and how this little beauty was used. | Coca-Cola salesman sample cooler



Bottler beginning dates.

A work in progress. . . . this list of bottlers and their beginning dates will be expanded with more information as time goes by. | Coca-Cola bottler photo


A visit to fellow collector's Coca-Cola collections.

See what other collectors collect and the many ways they display their artifacts. | A visit with Coca-Cola collectors


made in mumbai — beware of fake porcelain signs.

A flood of fake porcelain signs from China and India have flooded the market. Learn how to identify these bogus items.

The wonderful commercial art of Haddon Sundblom.

Best known for his creation of the "modern day Santa Claus, Mr. Sundblom created beautiful artwork for many more clients than just Coca-Cola., becoming what many consider to be the greatest advertising illustrator of all time. | Coca-Cola santa artwork


Preserving your valuable Coca-Cola collectibles.

Learn what the effects of sunlight, heat and humidity can do to your artifacts. | Preservation of Coca-Cola collectibles