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What to CollectWhen I tell folks that I collect
Coca-Cola collectors divide themselves up into smaller groups of collectors. There are folks who specialize in bottles, cans, clocks, signs, toys, trays, and many other groups. Some collectors focus on just one group of items. Others collect a little bit of everything. I envy those who can specialize. I've seen some GREAT collections, where the collector put all of their attention into one field, and amassed an unbelievable number of related items. For the cost of just a few "high-end" items, you might be able to pick up a few hundred bottles or cans. Even within groups, Coke collectors narrow their collections down to time periods (pre-1970s) or even by manufacturers (Buddy-L, Smith Miller, etc). So many decisions.
How do you know what's best for you? That's pretty easy. It's YOUR collection. Buy what makes you happy. If you find that you're attracted to bottles or cans, go for it. If you'd only be happy buying vintage items, go for it. I'm pretty sure your collection will change as you mature as a collector. I started picking up trays, and my specialty has changed quite a few times over the years. You'll be a "tray only" person searching antique shows, flea markets, and watching Q.V.C. All of a sudden you spot that
Crossover CollectiblesHere's an interesting phenomenon that you'll see as a Coke collector. The cross-over collectible. This is an item that interests collectors in more than one area of collecting . For instance, a
So, six hundred and fifty words into the article and I haven't told you what to buy. It's simple. Buy what ever makes you happy. It is YOUR collection. If you're happy with it, it's a good buy.
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