Coke & Pepsi Collectibles
Coke and Pepsi Collectibles
Perhaps no better representative of Americana is better than Coca-Cola. Vintage Coke memorabilia has been highly sought after and continues to be. The popular soft drink was invented in 1886 by John S. Pemberton and its name has become a staple in American culture. The company became a master at advertising, which promoted tons of signage and other promotional items. Some of the most popular Coca-Cola collectibles include the vintage porcelain signs, coke bottles, tins and the actually vending machines from yesteryear.
Not to be overshadowed by its competition, Pepsi cola has earned its placed in American pop culture all by itself. Entering the market with its Pepsi syrup patent in 1903, Pepsi only sold its syrup to soda fountains. In 1905 the company started bottling its famous concoction and the rest, as they say, is history. Despite years of failure, bankruptcy and changing owners, Pepsi has thrived and is now one of the top cola producers in the world. Collectible items of Pepsi include everything from signs and other advertisement to bottles to its countertop sized vending machines, which emerged in the 1950s.
Both companies understand the importance of advertising especially in the early days of their inception. No one had ever experienced anything like cola in the late 1800s and early 1900s so marketing it was the best way to ensure its success. Coke and Pepsi both had unique and smart ways to advertise and this still holds true today. When you see something vintage related to either company, consider it highly prized by someone.
Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi collectibles are highly sought after. Even items from the 1980s are sought after because of the famous “cola wars” of that era. Vintage signs, especially porcelain, from both companies are highly sought after but when it comes to Coke and Pepsi collectibles, just about anything goes in the collectible world. The market fluctuates greatly in this genre so if you are a collector, collect what you love in the Coke and Pepsi arena.