As a collector myself, I know what it means to feel comfortable in a home (note I did not say a house). My home is decorated with things I love and feel comfortable with. I live with history and things that remind me of a simpler time and memories. The great thing about collectors is that they are a community of people who have the same passion. A passion to collect and live with their collections.
It does not matter what you collector or how you display it or even if it is in a box, your collection is personal and cannot be found in a big box store. I have been very honored to have been invited into many collectors homes to share their passion. These collectors enjoy showing their collection and letting me take photos. I hope you enjoy these collection’s pictures as well as give you some ideas on how to display and enjoy collecting. No matter if you like country, a theme or have a formal home…home is where the heart is!
No matter if you have just a few pieces in your home or your whole house showcases your collection, it is unique and no other home will look like yours. Just as your house has a personality, so does your collection. Collectors enjoy sharing their pictures of how they have decorate and used their purchases in their home.
As both sellers and collectors we enjoy seeing those pictures. Here are two Coca-Cola some recent vintage pieces we have sold on icollect247.
These photos show how a recent buyer has displayed vintage Coca-Cola cardboards and vintageCoca-Cola trolley signs recently purchase from icollect247 along side their newer pieces.
We featured a Drugstore collection of wonderful pieces that were breathtaking in our Antique Back Roads magazine. Terry McMurray has a collection of early Drugstore pieces which are to die for.
Pictures below of Terry McMurray’s Historic Drugstore
Read and enjoy pictures of Terry’s collection in our magazine – www.AntiqueBackRoads.com – Back Issue Volume 9.
Collections are as individual as a DNA, no two are a like. Here is how this collector displays his passion in his man cave.
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Coca-Cola chewing gum??? Why yes, there was! It was made from 1910 to 1917. The sticks of gum were shipped in the cardboard box that held the packs of gum. The gum was sold in packs for 5 cents each. After all the gum was sold, the store owner tossed these out, but luckily this one was saved. Amazing to look at something that is over 100 years old. If you know a Coca-Cola collector, ask them if they know about Coca-Cola gum!
Really the first commercial chewing gum in the US was in 1848 and made from the resin of spruce trees. Then in 1869, after a lot of trial and error, a new gum was introduced as Adams New York chewing gum. From there new flavors emerged including a licorice favor called Black Jack.
So Coca-Cola jumped in to join the many chewing gums offered. Lots of advertising was done to promote the Coca-Cola gum, including die-cut cardboard pieces, bookmarks, and paper fans. Due to the short time, the gum was produced, these early pieces of advertising are very hard to find. However, you can still find it today on websites such as icollect247.com. Feel comfortable with buying from the sellers on the site as they carry only “real” vintage pieces with no reproduction or limited edition items. If you want to learn more about collecting, please subscribe to our blog.
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