Detailed articles about some of your favorite Coca-Cola artifacts.
The Coca-Cola script logo during its first hundred years.
The interesting journey that the Coca-Cola logo has taken over the years can help you date your Coca-Cola items.
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.
Did full depth Coke cases
actually hold 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.
The Coca-Cola trolley sign.
A brief history of one of Coca-Cola's most elusive and highly desired turn-of-the-century collectibles.
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.
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.
A history of Coca-Cola's first
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.
Who doesn't smile when they see a giant 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.
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.
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.
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.
Preserving your valuable Coca-Cola collectibles.
Learn what the effects of sunlight, heat and humidity can do to your artifacts.
The 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.
A visit to fellow collector's Coca-Cola collections.
See what other collectors collect and the many ways they display their artifacts.
A visit to the famous Schmidt Museum
of Coca-Cola Memorabilia.
The museum in Elizabethtown, Kentucky has closed and the collection has been sold off, but it lives on in photographs.
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