The Collection of the Late WM Beck

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Welcome to Metz Superlatives Auction #29

This sale continues the chain of 29 we have staged twice yearly since 1991. Sales have totalled over $15 million, and we have successfully represented hundreds and hundreds of past consignors since then.<Br>
This auction is April 22, live in Roanoke, VA , and features many of the best items from the collections of Joseph Durrell, the late William Beck of Memphis, TN , and Franz-Herbert Heydt of western Germany.
<Br>As a service to our consignors, we have elected to offer live online bidding here.<Br>
We have long been trusted for our accurate and honest condition ratings on the items we offer for auction. Enjoy the auction!

Thank you

Gary Metz
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1952 Coca-cola tin die-cut flange sign451 - 1952 Coca-cola tin die-cut flange sign
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18"x22". Some strong small rubs near the flange on one side as well as a couple paint drips and small chips, light wear. Very clean the ot...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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1963 Coca-cola tin flange sign452 - 1963 Coca-cola tin flange sign
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15"x18". Some light wear, minor marks. Very good otherwise. Cond. 8.3-8.5.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 93104215125 for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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30-40’s tin diecut Nehi bev.flange sign453 - 30-40’s tin diecut Nehi bev.flange sign
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18"x13" some ambering and some med-darker browned areas on one side. A few light scratches. Cond. 7.5-7.8.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
 
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1950’s tin Kern’s Bread flange sign454 - 1950’s tin Kern’s Bread flange sign
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14"x18". A few edge chips on one side. A small light crease or bend, very clean otherwise. Cond. 8.5+.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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20-30’sOrange Crush emboss.tindoor push455 - 20-30’sOrange Crush emboss.tindoor push
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3"x12". The one with the straight bottle is cond. 9.5, the one with the tilted bottle cond. 9.0 with only light wear and soiling.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to kidzklb for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
 
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1949 Sun Crest soda alum. btl. sign 456 - 1949 Sun Crest soda alum. btl. sign
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8"x22" only a few minor crimps, almost no wear. Cond. 9.2-9.4.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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1956 16” Coca-cola tin diecut btl. sign457 - 1956 16” Coca-cola tin diecut btl. sign
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Beautiful with only very light surface scratches or marks, cond. 8.7-9.0.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 93104215125 for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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1953 Coca-cola tin die-cut bottle sign458 - 1953 Coca-cola tin die-cut bottle sign
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Some light surface marks, small paint chip and bend, lower right corner edge. Cond. 8.2-8.4.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 93104215125 for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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30’s Popsicle emboss.tin candybar sign459 - 30’s Popsicle emboss.tin candybar sign
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12"x35". Only a few minor crimps and a small paint chip upper right corner. Cond. 8.5-9.0.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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30’s Invincible Motor Ins. Brit. tin si460 - 30’s Invincible Motor Ins. Brit. tin si
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9"x20". Wonderful graphics, a few minor crimps, some very light marks and wear. Cond. 8.0-8.5+.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to e_zwholesa.. for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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1930’s Orange Crush emboss tin sign461 - 1930’s Orange Crush emboss tin sign
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9"x20". Great condition with only a few edge bends, edge wear, minor crimps. Cond. 8.8-9.0.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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1947 emboss tin Squeeze kick plate sign462 - 1947 emboss tin Squeeze kick plate sign
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10"x28". Only the slightest of any wear, small crimps, some light overall crazing and spider webbing in a few areas at the edge. Cond. 8.5.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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1940’s Buckeye Beer tin strip sign463 - 1940’s Buckeye Beer tin strip sign
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Nicely embossed 3"x13" cond. 9.5.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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1941 Squirt embossed tin strip sign 464 - 1941 Squirt embossed tin strip sign
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4"x17". Very shallow bend, light edge wear. Some very light pitting. Cond. 8.5.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to kidzklb for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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30’s emboss tin Coca-cola strip sign465 - 30’s emboss tin Coca-cola strip sign
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5.5"x18" only minor marks of any sort. Cond. 9.5.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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30’s embossed tin Coca-cola strip sign466 - 30’s embossed tin Coca-cola strip sign
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5.5"x18" A little bit of paint chipping and a few small areas, slight wood graining right hand side. Minor marks. Cond. 8.0-8.3.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to owensattic.. for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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1950’s Coca-cola tin kick plate sign467 - 1950’s Coca-cola tin kick plate sign
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12"x32". Only minuscule surface marks or scratches, some edge bend, and small edge chips and nicks. Cond. 8.5-8.8.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to e_zwholesa.. for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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1962 Coca-cola tin kickplate sign468 - 1962 Coca-cola tin kickplate sign
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12"x28". A few small surface marks and light wear, light edge wear. Cond. 8.2-8.5+.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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1963 Coca-cola tin kick plate sign469 - 1963 Coca-cola tin kick plate sign
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12"x32". A few marks around the hanging holes. Small scratch on the "k" of Coke. Light edge wear and edge scratches. Cond. 8.3.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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Coca-cola 1938 embossed tin sign470 - Coca-cola 1938 embossed tin sign
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18"x54" with 6 pack. Some larger nail holes and roughness and bends and dents. Especially in the corners and at the border. As well as som...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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1960’s Coca-cola tin sign471 - 1960’s Coca-cola tin sign
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18"x54". Light-med soiling a few small scratches and marks. Med edge wear with some paint chips and nicks. Cond. 7.5.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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1963 Coca-cola tin sign472 - 1963 Coca-cola tin sign
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18"x54". Very nice with only light soiling, minor edge wear, a few edge bends. Cond. 8.5-8.8.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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90’s Coca-cola fount. serv. tin sign473 - 90’s Coca-cola fount. serv. tin sign
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16"x57"x3.5" thick. Some surfaces painted, some are vinyl letters cond. 9.5.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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1963 Coca-cola tin sign474 - 1963 Coca-cola tin sign
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Light-med soiling, minor edge wear. Cond. 8.5-9.0.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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1960’s Coca-cola tin calendar holder si475 - 1960’s Coca-cola tin calendar holder si
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9"x13" very clean example with only minor marks. Cond. 9.0.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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60’s Coca-cola tin calendar holder sign476 - 60’s Coca-cola tin calendar holder sign
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7"x15". Med ambering some light small marks and edge wear and nicks. Cond. 7.5-8.0.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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1942 Coca-cola emboss tin sidewalk sign477 - 1942 Coca-cola emboss tin sidewalk sign
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They are mounted back to back and measure 20"x28". They are inside a heavy metal sidewalk sign frame. Some light-med overall wear. A few d...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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1938 emboss tin Coca-cola sidewalk sign478 - 1938 emboss tin Coca-cola sidewalk sign
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20"x28". In frame with no glass. Paint chip and bend upper right corner as well as some bends and chipping left side near the top corner. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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40-50’s Knudsen Milk emboss tin diecut479 - 40-50’s Knudsen Milk emboss tin diecut
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13"x28". Bright and shiny with only a few light scratches, a couple of tiny ping dents. Minor edge wear. Cond. 8.3+.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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1930’s Coca-cola embossed tin sign480 - 1930’s Coca-cola embossed tin sign
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20"x28" a good bit of edge wear. A large amount of pitting at the bottom of the sign. Random heavy spider webbing, general overall marks a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 93104215125 for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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1950’s Coca-cola tin sign481 - 1950’s Coca-cola tin sign
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20"x28". Clean and bright with med ambering, but does have some paint chipping, and paint loss and dark staining upper left corner. Cond. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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3 40-50’s Coca-cola emboss tin arrows 482 - 3 40-50’s Coca-cola emboss tin arrows
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20" long each. Cond. 9.5+.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to goldenboy42 for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Coca-cola light cardboard fan pull sign483 - Coca-cola light cardboard fan pull sign
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5.25" 1930's featuring Ray Noble and his orchestra. Printed on 4 sides folds open. Cond. 9.0+.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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40’s Coca-cola SpriteBoy window decals484 - 40’s Coca-cola SpriteBoy window decals
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Both about 1' tall, both unused, nice colors, minor marks and wear, cond. 8.5.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Lot of 4 Coca-cola decals 485 - Lot of 4 Coca-cola decals
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2 1940's Sprite Boys and 2 1960's with cup. Cond. very nice overall avg. 9.0+.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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Orig. art 3 pieces Double Cola and 7-Up486 - Orig. art 3 pieces Double Cola and 7-Up
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Nice artist mockup's of potential signs to be produced including a fabulous 7-Up drug store sign with a16" tall image. Cond. 9.0+.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Breyers Ice Cream original art487 - Breyers Ice Cream original art
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Set of 4 nice pieces. The tallest measures 20" and features a great looking milk shake and cup. Cond. 9.0+.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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1900-10 Hires Root Beer German mugs488 - 1900-10 Hires Root Beer German mugs
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The cleaner looking one has a closed crack at the base of the handle, otherwise only light wear. The other one has some light-med stains and general l
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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5 assorted Root Beer mugs489 - 5 assorted Root Beer mugs
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Nice grouping of 5 mugs. Avg. cond. 8.5-9.0.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to ar.buyer for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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2 miniature Coca-cola cases with bottle490 - 2 miniature Coca-cola cases with bottle
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The 1950's wooden case is unmarked and has 23 bottles, the 1940's-50's plastic Spanish case is full with 24 bottles and their caps. Cond...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Coca-cola Knife sharpener pencilholder491 - Coca-cola Knife sharpener pencilholder
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Both with original boxes. Very nice cond. 9.0+.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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Lot of 3 miniature Coca-cola 6 packs492 - Lot of 3 miniature Coca-cola 6 packs
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By Bills Novelties. 2 would be cond. 8.5, 1 cond. 7.0.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Lot of 3 Coca-cola miniature 6 packs493 - Lot of 3 Coca-cola miniature 6 packs
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Cond. 8.5, 8.0 and 7.0.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to frosty23 for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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Rainbow overalls glass sign494 - Rainbow overalls glass sign
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Neat piece. It folds open and makes a box which accommodates a light bulb and would illuminate the sign and has a mirror surround on the edge. Does ha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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1930’s-40’s 7-Up glass menu board495 - 1930’s-40’s 7-Up glass menu board
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Complete with its original wooden frame. Light-med soiling, some paint chipping on the reverse glass printed areas. Cond. 7.0-7.5.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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2 Coca-cola 1930’s mirror signs496 - 2 Coca-cola 1930’s mirror signs
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Nice pair. Very unusual. Both are 16" tall. Both have some loss of mirror and silvering as well as some foxing and general overall med wear. Co...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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60’s Coca-cola plstc menu sign cup497 - 60’s Coca-cola plstc menu sign cup
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Nicely embossed, never used. 9"x19". Cond. 9.0-9.5.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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1937 Coca-cola sales manual498 - 1937 Coca-cola sales manual
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Nice book that features such things as the package, policies, selling and displays with a few very nice color sections. Cond. 8.0.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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1930 Coca-cola bottlers advert. price l499 - 1930 Coca-cola bottlers advert. price l
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Small book with some nice green sepia toned images of the advertising. Cond. 7.0.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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40’s Coca-cola SpriteBoy pencil holder500 - 40’s Coca-cola SpriteBoy pencil holder
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10" long designed to hold 5 pencils, given away at Christmas time. Cond. 7.0.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to sunnycal33.. for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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