Coca-Cola has been a household name since the 19th century. Originally, it was intended as a medicinal drink during prohibition where it was sold for 5¢ a bottle. Coca-Cola’s first outdoor wall advertisement was painted in 1894 in Georgia. The longest commercial Coca-Cola soda fountain was also in Georgia, at Fleeman’s Pharmacy, for 81 years. The John & Charlotte Yarbrough Coca-Cola Collection by Morphy Auctions represents the history of the popular soda drink.
Spotlighting the auction is a 1903-1905 Coca-Cola Chewing Gum cutout. This matted and framed blue cutout features a baby holding a wrapper with the words “Coca-Cola Chewing Gum” printed on it.
A 1923 Coca-Cola picnic scene cardboard sign is also being showcased. This sign features Diana Allen, a nationally recognized screen star of the 1920s. The artwork and image are in near perfect condition. The sign was also the cover lot in the legendary 1988 Pop Poppenheimer auction. View all 465 lots and place a bid at Morphy Auctions today.
Lot Categories:Alcohol (5), Books (1), Candy (5), Coke (320), General Store (9), Gum (6), Hires (11), Pepsi (3), Root Beer (2), Soda Fountain (37), Soda, Other (22), Store Display (10)
# of Lots:465
Price Range:$200 to $30,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|EXCEEDINGLY RARE 1903 - 1905 COCA-COLA CHEWING GUM CUTOUT|| Estimate: |
|EXCEEDINGLY RARE 1923 COCA-COLA PICNIC SCENE CARDBOARD SIGN|| Estimate: |
|1915 COCA-COLA CALENDAR WITH ELAINE HOLDING GLASS|| Estimate: |
|COCA-COLA SILHOUETTE GIRL NEON CLOCK|| Estimate: |
|1904 COCA-COLA BOOKMARK|| Estimate: |
|50 YEARS OF NOSTALGIA PRINT - 50TH ANNIVERSARY GIRLS|| Estimate: |