Yesterday I was interviewed by Good Morning America about a Georgia man who claimed to have the secret formula for
Click the image above to watch the the segment from Good Morning America, but you can sleep easy and save your money. The seller does not have the secret formula for
Thanks to the millions of people who love
Check out the site today and start sharing photos of your collection. I just added this photo of me with the bear as well as the Baird clock in the milestones gallery. It was pretty easy to do.
Tomorrow is the final leg of the Triple Crown - the Belmont Stakes in New York. In 1947, Coke printed a poster series, called "All Time Favorites" and Man O' War was the All Time Racing Favorite, having won the Belmont Stakes in 1920. Only two animals were featured in the poster series, Man O' War and the hunting dog, Colonial Lady M.
In the World of
Today, this Man O' War poster would be worth $200 and the complete set of 10 posters in the original envelope would be worth $4,000.
Since Memorial Day weekend is upon us, I wanted to highlight a photo in the World Of
So, this Memorial Day weekend, enjoy a Coke and the official beginning of summer.
In celebration of NASCAR Day 2010, I've decided to featurea NASCAR hood that is on display at the World of
When we were installing this hood in the display case, it was initially too wide to fit in the case. As a last resort, our exhibit designers decided to bend the hood as much as possible until it narrowly squeezed in.
As we come to the end of the football playoffs and we prepare to enter Black History month, this poster in the World of
I enjoyed watching the BCS Championship game last night and want to congratulate the Alabama Crimson Tide for winning their eighth College Football Championship and first since 1992.
We have a bit of Alabama football heritage that is on display at the World of Coke. Next time you visit, make sure to check our the Collectors Corner in the Pop Culture Gallery. We have a number of commemorative bottles on display including the Bear Bryant bottle. This bottle celebrates the "Winningest Coach" and has the slogan, "Coke and the Bear, a winning pair." Roll Tide.
Last year, I told you about the artist behind the
The first bottle radio to be distributed as a promotional item was the bottle radio manufactured by the Crosley Radio Corporation in 1933. The radio, composed of hard plastic, stood 23 inches high and weighed almost 15 pounds. These radios were given to customers in the hope that they would be displayed prominently in the retail outlet, creating an additional advertising opportunity. The radios originally were sold to the bottlers for $18.75 each, a significant sum in the 1930s. Only high volume retail outlets were beneficiaries of this promotional item.Today, these radios are highly collectible, typically selling in the $7000-$8000 range for samples in good condition.
An interesting side note:By the 1920s, the Crosley Radio Corporation was the largest manufacturer of radios in the world.Its owner, Powell Crosley, Jr. purchased the Cincinnati Reds professional baseball team in 1934, just a year after the bottle radio was introduced, and the home field of the Reds was renamed Crosley Field, a name it retained until 1970.