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Coca-Cola Fantasy Items
Here's an interesting piece from a newspaper about the burgeoning market in Coca-Cola Fantasy items. One of the paper's readers wrote in to ask whether their Coca-Cola belt buckle designed by Tiffany Studios and showing a nude woman sitting on a crescent moon was of any value (unfortunately there's no picture of the item). The paper's reply: No, because the item is a fantasy fake:

[This] is what Coca-Cola collectors call a "fantasy," which is a piece that never existed as an old item, was not used in advertising by the Coca-Cola Co. (nor sanctioned by them), but is a modern creation meant to appeal to collectors or to mislead the unwary. There are literally tons and tons of these Coca-Cola "fantasy" items out there, lurking in flea markets and at garage sales. The variety seems to be endless, and belt buckles are one of the favorite items to be made as "fantasies," and many of them feature nude women, including one extremely tasteless and offensive example that has the representation of a nude nun of all things!

Nude Nun Coke memorabilia. I may be twisted, but for some reason that seems more interesting to me than the authentic Coke stuff.
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Posted by The Curator on Mon Nov 08, 2004


I have the same belt buckle that says Drink Coca Cola on the front & on the back it says "A Coca Cola CREAT ON". The letter "i" in creation is omitted. Under that it it says "TRANS-PAN EXPOSITION and under that it says SAN FRANCISCO 1916.
Posted by David J. Mahoney  in  Florida  on  Fri Aug 13, 2010  at  01:05 PM
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