Vintage Ski soda advertising signs

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2015-06-26 10:34:00

Vintage Ski soda advertising signs are US items of advertising and soda collectibles produced in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

“Vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s.

Ski

Ski is a lemon and orange flavoured soft drink. It was first produced in the late 1950s by the Tennessee-based Double Cola company.

It is still made today and can be found in a small number of, mostly eastern, US states.

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The rectangular or circular porcelain signs were produced in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The 32 inches long and 12 inches wide signs feature an image of a Ski bottle water skiing.

Some versions also include a depiction of a woman water-skiing alongside the Ski bottle, which are rare and highly collectible.

How much are vintage Ski soda advertising signs worth?

A good condition circular 1959 Ski sign with a water skiing bottle sold for $456 at an [[[eBay]] ]auction in August 2011, while a rectangular version achieved $305 in September 2011.

Rectangular signs featuring the water skiing bottle and accompanying woman are more sought after, and can sell for between $500 and $600.

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