Springtime in Atlanta

Last week the Atlanta Chapter of The Coca-Cola Collectors Club hosted its annual convention…Springtime in Atlanta.

It was a BUSY week!  What with several selling rooms set up with great items for sale, a silent auction, regular auction, a luncheon with a former Coca-Cola Bottler (Frank Barron Jr of Rome, GA) speaking, an opening party, a banquet and of course visiting with Club friends from around the U.S. and from around the world (We had people from Spain, Japan and Belgium this year) made for an incredibly busy and hectic week.

I am always so tired afterwards, but it is always worth it. If you aren’t a member of The Coca-Cola Collectors Club, you should look into it.

  Here is a picture of one of my better finds last week. It is a Coca-Cola bottle that had been made into an electrical insulator during WWII by the Seabees. I had seen one at The World of Coca-Cola Museum, but nowhere else.




4 Responses to “Springtime in Atlanta”

  1. John Buchholz Says:

    Super Find, Doug. And thanks again for the McCoy family leadership in hosting the Lunch. Great time – great speaker.

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      If I remember correctly you had something to do with the speaker too! Thanks for your work at Springtime. The insulator was a great find and a lucky one too.

  2. sherry Says:

    hello my 10year old son found a clear 10oz Coca-Cola bottle with a diamond embossed shape on it and we were wondering how much it is worth numbers on the bottom are 17 1121 66 coke on one side and coca-cola on the opposite

    • cocacolabottleman Says:

      The bottle your son found was made in 1966. They only made this bottle for a few years, then switched to making them the classic contour shape. The 10 oz is the most common size, worth around $5 to $10. A pretty good find!

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