Top 10: Coca-Cola collectibles

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2015-06-26 10:27:57

The majority of these top prices were garnered at two giant sales of the collection of the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola memorabilia, held by Richard Opfer Auctioneering.### 10) 1930s neon building clock and sign - $50,000

A monumental Coca-Cola neon building clock and sign dating from the mid-late 1930s, sold for $50,000 at Richard Opfer Auctioneering in March 2012

9) 1898 calendar - $50,000

A Coca-Cola calendar dating from 1898 sold for $50,000 at Richard Opfer Auctioneering in September 2011

8) 1900 tin sidewalk sign - $55,000

A Coca-Cola embossed tin sidewalk sign from 1900, stating: ‘Drink. Delicious. Refreshing’, and featuring popular vaudeville singer and early Coca-Cola model Hilda Clark, sold for $55,000 at Dan Morphy auctions in February 2007 ### 7) 1920 glass light-up bottle - $65,000

A 1920 36” leaded glass Coca-Cola light-up bottle display by Metropolitan Art Glass Company, sold for $65,000 at Richard Opfer Auctioneering in September 2011

6) c.1913 ‘Girl on Hammock’ festoon - $80,000

A Coca-Cola festoon entitled ‘Girl on Hammock’ from around 1913, a piece that defines festoon advertising and early lithography. Sold for $80,000 at Richard Opfer Auctioneering in September 2011

5) 1897 ‘Victorian Girl’ tray - $95,000

A Coca-Cola Victorian Girl tray from 1897, thought to be the very first tin lithographed tray used by the Coca-Cola Company. Sold for $95,000 at Richard Opfer Auctioneering in September 2011

4) c.1915 globe soda dispenser - $100,000

A Coca-Cola leaded globe soda dispenser circa 1915, sold for $100,000 at Richard Opfer Auctioneering in September 2011

3) c.1896 cameo paper sign - $105,000

A Coca-Cola Cameo lithograph paper sign from around 1896, printed by J. Ottmann Litho. Co, Ney York. Sold for $105,000 at Richard Opfer Auctioneering in September 2011

2) Early glass globe - $140,000

Early Coca-Cola leaded glass globe made up of mosaic pieces in greens, reds, white and ivory, sold for $140,000 at Richard Opfer Auctioneering in September 2011

1) 1893 Soda fountain - $4.5 million

Marble and alabaster Coca-Cola soda fountain made by Liquid Carbonic for the 1893 Columbian exposition of the Chicago World’s Fair, sold for $4,475,000 at Richard Opfer Auctioneering in March 2012

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