Collecting All Things Coca-Cola

03/13/2013 - 12:23pm

Collecting all things Coca Cola has become the passion for many Americans, in particular. As one of our great national pop-culture icons, Coca Cola represents fun times, simpler times, and relaxing in the summer time. It's also one of the biggest categories of its kind for collecting. Collectors tend to really know their stuff, so if you're thinking of getting into the market, it's best to bone up on the basics of the Real Thing.

First, it's important and fascinating to learn about the wild history of the world's most famous soft drink. Coca Cola was invented in 1886 by an Atlanta pharmacist as a 'nerve tonic,' and was originally made with wine. Over 100 years later, the Coca Cola formula is still one of this country's best-kept secrets.

Though there are over 100 categories of Coca Cola collectibles on the market, their value varies dramatically based on their rarity and condition. It's best to do a good amount of research after first deciding what you want to focus on, and why. For example, are you looking to collect the bottles because you find them interesting? Or are you looking to build a collection of metal ad signs for ultimate resale?

As a collector, knowing about the history of your subject makes for an even more fascinating collecting journey. Coca Cola's is particularly interesting, which makes Coke collecting even more rewarding. Whether your focus is promotion or paraphenalia, Coca Cola offers great collecting options, and great resale prices down the road.