One of my favorite items on display at the World of Coca-Cola is one of the more unusual and fragile artifacts. The "logo" portion of the Milestones of Refreshment Gallery features a number of items which have the standard spencerian Coca-Cola logo. I have blogged about several of the other items in this case including the airline cooler and the sandwich press so you know we have fun stuff in this case.
The image to the left is a 1930s American Flyer kite. Because paper disintegrates over time and kite are rather fragile and prone to end up in trees, this is a pretty rare item. The one on display was acquired by the Archives in the mid 1990s and we had it restored. The most recent price guide list the estimated value of a kite in good condition between $ 250 and $ 350 dollars.
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- Muhtar Kent Reflects on His Coca-Cola Journey and Legacy as Company’s 15th Chief Executive
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