iCollector.com in partnership with Morphy Auctions, is excited to present an incredible collection up for auction on January 17th and 18th, 2015. Antique advertising signs, syrup dispensers, Coca-Cola calendars and promotional items, tins and early beverage bottles are coming up for live auction to a worldwide audience of collectors. Over 1700 lots are open for absentee bidding now, with live bidding commencing on auction day. Secure registration is available through iCollector.com, and industry leading technology will allow for bidding on all PCs, Macs, and mobile devices.
Within the 1,700-lot offering are many beautiful ceramic and metal syrup dispensers of the type used in soda fountains in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A rare variation of Fowler’s Cherry Smash dispenser, with a colorful logo of three cherries suspended from a leafy branch and “5 Cents” emblazoned on its sides, is cataloged as Lot 1220. In near-mint condition, it is estimated at $2,000-$2,500. Lot 1261, a 1918 Howell’s Orange Julep dispenser in excellent condition, displaying a vibrant orange hue, is expected to make $1,500-$3,000.
A wonderful example of a 1930s Coca-Cola bottle-shape radio will be offered as Lot 675. The realistically designed radio has strong paint, a lustrous shine and even illuminates. “It would be hard to improve on the condition of this radio. It’s a real beauty,” remarked Dan Morphy, president of Morphy Auctions. The 23½ inch Coke radio could reach $3,500-$5,500.
Another classic American soft drink is Orange Crush, which is advertised in a 1938 embossed tin sign with an image of a ridged, 1920-patent-date bottle. Highly detailed, the hard-to-find sign is 54 inches tall and will be offered as Lot 1174 with expectations of an $800-$1,500 selling price.
“There should be hands raised all over the room for Lot 1720,” said Morphy, describing a Mail Pouch Ribbon Cut Chewing Tobacco radio. “It’s the only example we’ve ever seen, so we know it’s extremely rare.” Its knobs are still present, and the depiction of the tobacco product on its facade is exceptional. The presale estimate is $3,000-$5,000.
This fantastic auction will be broadcasting live both days from Denver, PA beginning at 9AM Eastern Time. Absentee bidding is currently open via iCollector.com. Registration is quick using an email address, Google Plus, or Facebook logins, as well as being welcome to current iCollector.com bidders.