Collectibles

DIY Coca-Cola Advent Candles

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First one, then two, then three, then four... Advent is at the door, and we’re now well into the holiday decoration frenzy. This year, there is one thing that can't be missing: real Coca-Cola candles. And the good news is you can make them yourself with the following step-by-step guide: You need the following for four Coca-Cola candles: 27 long white candles 4 empty, clean and dry Coca-Cola 20-oz. PET bottles (with the labels carefully taken off;

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Bottles and Beyond: Share a Coke Online Store Now Includes Licensed Apparel, Merchandise and More

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ShareaCoke.com, which has sold more than 1 million personalized bottles of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero since launching in the spring of 2015, has expanded its inventory to include licensed apparel, collectibles and more – just in time for the holiday shopping season. The eCommerce site recently merged with Coca-ColaStore.com, giving fans a one-stop shop for a full array of licensed merchandise. Combining the two sites will help the company

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Happy Coca-Cola Collector Couple Ties the Knot

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Simon Baybrooke-Gibbens is a self-confessed Coca-Cola geek. We caught up with him recently at the Coca-Cola Collectors Fair in London to ask him about his collection – and found out how Coca-Cola was a big part of his recent wedding. The Web designer – "Si" to his friends – is British, but just got married in Alabama. But first he and his now-bride, Claire, stopped off for a bit of shopping at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. They bought

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Coca-Cola Escape Room Opens in Romania

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A newly opened Coca-Cola Escape Room in Bucharest, Romania, gives fans the chance to unravel some the mysteries of the world’s best-known brand. The experience was specifically designed for Romania in collaboration with Captive Escape Room. Groups of players enter a specially themed Coca-Cola room loaded with clues and little-known secrets about the 130-year-old brand, and must rely on teamwork to decipher the puzzles. They can escape the room only

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Meet ‘Captain’ Shimoyama: Japan’s No. 1 Coca-Cola Collector

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Yoshimi Shimoyama, affectionately known as “Captain” among friends and colleagues, was born in Japan’s Okayama Prefecture in 1947 and loves nothing more than the sea and America. At age 15, he left his hometown for Tokyo, establishing Joymark Design at age 22. In 1979, he launched the popular Boat House clothing brand, and later released other well-known labels, including Captain Santa. Shimoyama is also known for scouring the globe to build a collection

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#JXJBirmingham: Finding Unexpected Stories on the Road

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Before we officially hit the road for #JourneyxJourney, we were often asked which stops we were most looking forward to seeing. And there were plenty to choose from; we’d first begun planning our route nearly a year prior, and by the time we were ready to go, we’d built up a carefully scheduled itinerary of more than 20 stops across three weeks. But within this precise schedule, we’d also been careful to leave space for the unplanned; time for serendipitous

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Collectors Flock to London to Share Their Love of Coca-Cola

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Sleek designer bottles, classic vintage cans, unique artwork and retro merchandise. The Coca-Cola Collectors Fair in London was a cornucopia of Coke memorabilia, bringing together collectors and fans from all over the world to share their love of Coca-Cola. Wandering through the Coca-Cola Collectors Fair in London, you can’t help but stop and admire the incredible diversity of the pieces on display, including: bottles, cans, keyrings, playing cards,

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Coca-Cola Red: Our Second Secret Formula

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There is no Pantone color for Coca-Cola red, but when you see it, you know it. So how did red become so synonymous with Coca-Cola? “It goes all the way back to the beginnings,” says Coca-Cola Archivist Ted Ryan. Coca-Cola inventor Dr. John Pemberton’s bookkeeper and partner, Frank Robinson, initially suggested the name Coca-Cola and crafted the iconic Spenserian-script logo. Robinson liked the contrast of red and white and would write “Coca-Cola

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This Teen Built an Eiffel Tower Replica With 500+ Coca-Cola Bottles

Jeffery Fouke, Jr. likes vintage art and design. He also likes – no, loves – Coca-Cola. Out of those merged passions has come a cornucopia of structures and artistic creations, all built from Coca-Cola packaging. Over the past four years, the Ohio teenager has constructed a model biplane with crushed cans, a lightshade made out of pull-tabs, and – most recently – an electrified and lighted replica Eiffel Tower with glass Coca-Cola bottles (516, to

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Bidding for Stories: 19-Year-Old Coca-Cola Collector Vies for Rare Item

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Daniel Morris traveled last month to the National Coca-Cola Collectors Convention in Reston, Va. with a mission: to acquire a sought-after Hi-Fi Club banner. The Hi-Fi (“High Fidelity”) Club was a national network of music and dance clubs that emerged in the late-1950s, supported by Coca-Cola bottlers. The club generated numerous collectibles bearing the Hi-Fi logo, including rare banners that used to hang at the club’s dances. The banners tells

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