Monday, May 17, 2010

Coca-Cola Philately

This year's International Coca-Cola Collectors Fair will be held next week starting May 24 in the Netherlands according to Bobby's Coca-Cola News.

Bobby, whose last name is somewhat of a mystery, collects all sorts of Coca-Cola memorabilia including stamps and covers.

Both a member of the American Philatelic Society (APS) and The Coca-Cola Collectors Club (TCCCC), he writes on his blog, "I started collecting stamps many years before I started collecting Coca-Cola bottles and cans. Stamps got me interested in geography, history and languages at an early age. The intersection of these two hobbies is my collection of Coca-Cola envelopes and postcards. Each bottler cover or postcard provides some historical and geographical facts about Coca-Cola. The foreign covers also provide some linguistic challenges and lessons."

Shown above, one of Bobby's earliest Coca-Cola bottler envelopes from the 1920s.

To visit Bobby's website and see some of his other covers, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM