Coca-Cola bottle lamp up 11.1% on estimate at auction

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2015-06-26 12:57:00

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Coca-Cola bottle lamp up 11.1% on estimate at auction

The $10,000 Coca-Cola bottle lamp was among the star performers at the two-day auction

A rare 1920s Coca-Cola bottle lamp has beaten its top end estimate by 11.1% at a Pennsylvania, US auction.

Featuring the original worn cap and gold metal embossed base, the item sold for $10,000 against a $6,000-9,000 valuation at a sale of more than 200 pieces of advertising memorabilia.

Coca-Cola bottle lamp auctionThe bottle lamp sold for $10,000

The lamp was helped to its strong price by its good condition and good working order.

The sale is confirmation to advertising collectors of the continuing attraction of Coca-Cola with buyers, and a reminder that condition is a hugely important factor in determining value - another example in a considerablyworse state of repair sold for $3,000 in March.

Coca-Cola memorabilia was the star turn at the August 10-11 sale, with a 1930s Brunhoff Coca-Cola "please pay cashier" glass sign also selling well.

Complete with the original frame, back tag and a good portion of the back paper liner, the "very good plus" to excellent condition piece sold for $3,500.

An example of the popular Coca-Cola policeman sign from 1956 also sold. Boasting its original cast iron base, the unused example, which showed none of the wear so common with those exposed to the elements,made $3,750.

Away from the Coca-Cola items, a near mint condition, working condition Chiclets Stollwerck chocolate vending machine achieved $23,000 against a $15,000 valuation.

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