Coca-Cola Collectibles

10/18/2012 - 2:35pm

Little did John Pemberton know back in 1885 when he first invented the Coca-Cola recipe, that one day his products would be collectibles. Over a century later, the Coca-Cola brand items are some of the most well-known collectibles in the world.

The famous Coca-Cola logo was also created in 1885 by John Pemberton's bookkeeper Frank Mason Robinson. The original Coca-Cola "contour bottle" was designed in 1915 by Earl R. Dean, a bottle designer. John Pemberton wanted a bottle that would be recognized by anyone in the world, even in the dark and even if it was broken.

Throughout the years, Coca-Cola, or Coke has become an American icon. Not only is the Coke image and heritage a symbol of American history, but it is also well known in over 200 countries worldwide. Remember the past with the "contour-bottle, to Coke's first female celebrity, Hilda Clark in the early 1900's, the 1940's and World War II Coke images, to the 1970's hilltop, "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke". Think back to the memorable "new Coke" versus the "Classic Coke" in the 80's, followed by an ever expanding selection of varieties of Coke and the Polar Bear commercials in the 90's, to the current global marketing of Welcome to the "Coke Side of Life". Coca-Cola is a collectible at any stage of it's history time-line. Coke has a part in our history since it's creation in 1885 when it first was sold as a fountain drink and sold nine drinks per day.