Archive for July, 2013

80,000 and Counting!

July 22, 2013

At some point over the weekend I hit the 80,000 mark for visitors. Thanks everyone for stopping by and thanks for ALL the questions!

 

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The Coca-Cola Collectors Club Convention Part 4

July 22, 2013

Seminars on Wednesday included “How Do They Know That?‟ with Bill Bateman and Randy Schaffer who brought their vast Coca-Cola knowledge and shared it with everyone. Also a “Cooking with Coke‟ seminar featured a live cooking show with samples for everyone to try.  Also on Thursday the seminars continued with “What‟s it Worth?‟ using items that were placed in the auction.  And me, Doug McCoy held a seminar on “Products of The Coca-Cola Company‟. I talked about Fanta, Sprite and some lesser known products such as Sugarbush, Raintree and Chime.

Friday was taken up with the auction. Over 400 items came up for sale.

Saturday we had the Memorabilia Sale that was also open to the public.  Saturday evening ended with the Banquet.  A great week!

Auction Items

Auction Items

The Coca-Cola Collectors Club Convention Part 3

July 15, 2013

One thing that goes on every night at the convention is a strange activity called ‘Room Hopping’.  I guess I had better explain that.  Many people bring items to sell at the convention.  They have item that span the globe as well as time. You will have things from Belgium, Japan, etc. and find items from the 1880’s to current.

 In order to show these items, we will set up our hotel room to display and sell the items.   We prop open our hotel room door, people will walk in and out of the rooms.

 It is a great way to see who is at the convention, meet fellow collectors and find that item you may be looking for. It seems like a strange practice at first, but not for long.

Room set up

Room set up

The Coca-Cola Collectors Club Convention Part 2

July 12, 2013

One activity at the Convention was a Silent Auction.  Club members are allowed to put a few items into the auction. The Club takes a small fee from each sale to help defray the cost of the Convention and to allow the Club to meet its expenses.

 The auction will start at a set time, but you don’t know when it will end. Each item has a bid sheet placed in front of it. You walk around the room, find an item you like, write in a bid and your registration number. Then walk away and hope someone doesn’t come in behind you and outbid you. You continue doing this until the end of the auction is called. You don’t know when they might end it.

  There were around 40 or 50 tables of items.  You can pick up some pretty good items at a silent auction as long as you are quick on your feet!

  Here is a typical table at the silent auction.

Silent Auction table

Silent Auction table

Coca-Cola Collectors Club Convention

July 8, 2013

Just got back from the 39th Annual Coca-Cola Collectors Club Convention in Charlotte, NC.  What a week!  I am still trying to recover.  Over the next few weeks I will blog about the Convention, what happened and post a few photos….so stay tuned. Welcome sign 2