Saturday, April 30, 2011

Coca-Cola: largest collection worth $12M to be sold for 2 years (via Auction Central News)

Museum's Coca-Cola auctions promise to be ‘delicious & refreshing’:
The Schmidt museum has the only known complete collection of more than 200 styles of Coca-Cola serving trays. This is the hardest to find, dating from 1897. Image courtesy of the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Collectibles.
"The biggest and arguably the best privately held collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia will be sold over a two-year period, much of it at public auctions starting as soon as mid-September.
Owners of the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia in Elizabethtown have decided to disperse the collection of more than 80,000 items, which is estimated to be worth as much as $10 million."

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King Kong & #Godzilla (1985) So happy together @SwannGalleries Auction

Swann Auction Galleries : Full Details for Lot 208:
35 3/4x24 inches, 91x61 cm. Crafton Graphic Co., Inc.
Condition B+: tears and creases at edges; abrasions in image. Paper.
A student of Armin Hofmann in Switzerland, Geissbuhler settled in America where he began an exceptional and distinguished career in graphic design. In addition to his major commissions from the Smithsonian, IBM, Mobil, Union Pacific and others, he was also able to incorporate a sense of humor into his smaller projects. This image was designed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, and encourages the reconciliation of the world's two super powers, the United States and the Soviet Union."

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The Belm Collection of Unusual Food:
"What follows is a catalog of The Belm Collection of Unusual Food, amassed from generous donations by Steve Strassmann. It is important to note that apart from three exceptions, none of the items in the collection have been opened and tasted."

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Collecting (46) Shopping bags: Ain't nothing new | Auction May 5, 2011 @SwannGalleries

Swann Auction Galleries : Full Details for Lot 189:


Sale # 2246

"VARIOUS ARTISTS [SHOPPING BAGS.] Circa 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Group of 46 bags.
Sizes vary.
Conditions vary, generally A. Paper.
Collecting shopping bags is nothing new. As early as 1979 the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum organized an exhibition called 'Bandboxes and Shopping Bags,' and other institutions have followed suit. The Newark Public Library has had an exhibition on shopping bags every year since 2000, and there have been exhibitions in Connecticut in 1992, California, at U.C. Davis in 2000 and the Montana Museum of Art and Culture in 2007."

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Vintage Luggage Collections + Rare LV trunks ($68,500) & history | Apartment Therapy Chicago

Vintage Luggage Collections House Tour Gallery | Apartment Therapy Chicago:

"...vintage luggage. Although, as much as I love a nice Royal Traveller suitcase, I much prefer actually traveling with something that has at least two wheels. So, I've turned to these Apartment Therapy House Tours for some inspiration in turning my luggage collection into part of my apartment's decor."

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