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Memorabilia up for sale

Memorabilia up for sale

Posted: Friday, March 23, 2012 8:00 pm

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — More of the vast assortment of Coca-Cola memorabilia collected by an Elizabethtown family goes on the auction block this weekend, with estimates ranging from a couple hundred dollars up to tens of thousands of dollars.
Many pieces are from the early 1900s or before, including a Dutch girl cutout featuring Coca-Cola gum from 1914 to 1916, a leaded glass lamp globe from the late 1910s to early 1920s and a marble and alabaster soda fountain made for the Columbian Exposition of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The website of Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc. says the estimated value of that item alone is $75,000 to $125,000.
The Schmidt family plans to close its Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia and sell its entire collection over several years.
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 Published in The Messenger 3.23.12

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