Coca-cola collectibles are an extremely popular collectible item, mainly due to the popularity of the brand, the world over. Novices will find it easy to pick up this hobby, with the abundance of information and guides available to them. Coca-cola collectibles are available a variety of forms, making this a increasingly interesting hobby. While it is easier to get your hands on the more recent Coca-Cola collectibles, it is the items that are as old as the company, which are truly valuable.
Warman's Coca-Cola Collectibles
Since you are faced with such a wide choice, arming yourself with as much information as possible is a good idea. One of the best guides is ‘Warman's Coca-Cola collectibles', by Allan Petretti, while other books that can help are, ‘B. J. Summer's Guide to Coca-Cola', by B. J. Summers and ‘Wilson's Coca-Cola Price Guide', by Helen Wilson, which is great guide to value Coca-Cola collectibles. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, with numerous other information sources, such as collector clubs, websites and forums, available to help collectors. One of the most popular Coca-Cola collectible club is, Coca Cola Collectors Club, while some popular websites are, 2collectcola.com, cocacollection.com, about.com and many others.
Learn to identify the difference between authentic Coca-Cola collectibles and fakes. Visiting auctions, talking to experts for tips and experiencing a sale firsthand are some great ways to learn more about them. When buying, keep in mind whether you are collecting for investment purposes or for the love of the brand. In case you want to invest in profitable items, then avoid the more recent Coca-Cola collectibles, as these will most probably be available in larger numbers. The rarer the collectible, the more valuable it will be and the more it will appreciate over the years and age plays a major role in this. In case you are buying for the love of the brand, buy anything that catches your fancy.
Now Coca-Cola collectibles are not limited to Coca-Cola bottles or cans, Coca-Cola clothing, furniture, pins, trays, calendars, polar bears, kitchen tabletop, die cast trucks and cars, vending machines and much more, form the exhaustive list under this category. With such a wide variety, your personal preferences will play a major role in deciding the direction of your collection. Specializing in one or a few categories will increase the value of your collection immensely and will also make your search easier.
Keep a careful registry of your Coca-Cola collectibles as this will make it easier to manage your ever-expanding collection. Clean and store your collectibles carefully and avoid purchasing any items which have been restored or are not in mint condition, no matter how cheap. Once you are sure of the direction you want your collection to take, it won't be long before you have all the Coca-Cola collectibles you want.