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Coca Cola Memorabilia
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Memorabilia - (from Latin, for memorable) is an object that is treasured for its memories. This category is to find all those Coca Cola items that are "memorable". Collectible items that are on display are what we are looking for. Old Ghost Coca Cola Signs would be acceptable. Be sure that your Coca Cola item is displayed to the public, at all times. If you can, note the name of the building/business if your submission is a sign.
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Coca Cola advertising has chronicled our times and events for more than a century. Favorite Coca Cola images have appeared on thousands of products over the years. Products with the Coca Cola logo have become favorite antiques and collectibles for nostalgia collectors. These classic memorabilia pieces run the gambit from original signs to rare pins; signed artwork to retro trays of the past. We've even seen display windows from old drug stores done in this memorabilia. In May, 1886, Coca Cola was invented by Doctor John Pemberton a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia. John Pemberton concocted the Coca Cola formula in a three legged brass kettle in his backyard. 

 

 

 

Some little known facts about Coca Cola: 

 

 

The soft drink was first sold to the public at the soda fountain in Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta on May 8, 1886. 

Only nine servings of the soft drink were sold each day.

Sales for that first year added up to a total of about $50.

Until 1905, the soft drink, marketed as a tonic, contained extracts of cocaine as well as the caffeine-rich kola nut.

 

 

 

 In 1887, another Atlanta pharmacist and businessman, Asa Candler bought the formula for Coca Cola from inventor John Pemberton for $2,300. By the late 1890s, Coca Cola was one of America's most popular fountain drinks, largely due to Candler's aggressive marketing of the product. With Asa Candler, now at the helm, the Coca Cola Company increased syrup sales by over 4000% between 1890 and 1900. The television ad "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke" was released first in Europe, where it garnered only a tepid response. It was then released in the U.S. in July, 1971, and the response was immediate and dramatic. By November of that year, Coca-Cola and its bottlers had received more than a hundred thousand letters about the ad. At that time the demand for the song was so great that many people were calling radio stations and asking them to play the commercial. "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke" has had a lasting connection with the viewing public. Advertising surveys consistently identify it as one of the best commercials of all time, and the sheet music continues to sell more than thirty years after the song was written. 

 

 

 

Info: http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/heritage/ourheritage.html, http://www.solarnavigator.net/sponsorship/coca_cola.htm, http://www.soda-pop-collectibles.com/CocaColaHistory.php

 

 

 

 

Displays of multiple coke items will be allowed.

 

If your items fit any of these descriptions they will not be accepted:

Current Coke Billboards or signs

Current Items on store shelves

Personal Collections as there would be no way for others to visit the location.

Today's bottles or cans of Coke

 

 

Instructions for Posting a Coca Cola Memorabilia Waymark:
1 good picture of your item, more are always welcomed. Your submission must be at a location that is open to the public 24/7, 365 days a year, at no charge.



Where did you see it? For example, storefront, building, display case, museum.
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Coca Cola Memorabilia Coca Cola Sign, Mt Gilead, NC

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This is a resurrected old ghost sign on an antiques and collectables store on NC 73, passing through the town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 9/30/2014

last visited: 9/30/2014

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Coca Cola Memorabilia Treasured Memories - Near Laurinburg, NC

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This is a personal collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia that is the property of Jim and Sue Butler of Laurinburg, NC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/3/2009

last visited: 8/24/2014

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Coca Cola Memorabilia Coca Cola Ghost Sign - Croft, NC

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This Coca Cola ghost sign is located on the side of the S.W. & C.S. Davis Company General Store.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/13/2008

last visited: 2/4/2012

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Coca Cola Memorabilia Coke Take Along 2 Advertisement, Rowland, NC

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This sign is on the brick wall of a business behind a convenience store at the intersection of US 501/NC 130 and US 301 in Rowland, NC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: 8/25/2014

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Coca Cola Memorabilia Coke Sculpture - Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden - Bishopville, SC

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This Coke sculpture is located in Mr. Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: South Carolina

date approved: 9/7/2013

last visited: 6/27/2014

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Coca Cola Memorabilia Coca Cola sign - Chester, SC

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old Coca-Cola sign in downtown Chester, SC across from the city hall. Delicious, refreshing, and only 5 cents.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake

location: South Carolina

date approved: 3/16/2015

last visited: 3/14/2015

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Coca Cola Memorabilia Autryville Supply - Autryville NC

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Located on W William St in Autryville, NC

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: North Carolina

date approved: 2/12/2013

last visited: never

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Coca Cola Memorabilia Coke Cooler - Jonesville, NC

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Located on a Cracker Barrel porch, this cooler once sold cold bottles of Coca-Cola.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/16/2010

last visited: 11/13/2011

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Coca Cola Memorabilia Old Brames Drug Store Window - Wilkesboro, North Carolina

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This display was in the window of an old drug store in this mountain town of Wilkesboro.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member macleod1

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/1/2008

last visited: 8/1/2008

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