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Any ideas where and how I can acquire a good-to-mint condition

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Any ideas where and how I can acquire a good-to-mint condition 1926 Coca Cola tray? (Girl with Bobbed Hair). I have a poor one and would love to upgrade.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Hello, Thank you for using this service. I wish to introduce myself. I am a Research Librarian with 20+ years of experience.

I have spent the morning researching the item in question and was wondering if the year of production for the tray might be 1928. Everything I have tried to research on the tray keeps giving me this year so that may help you in finding one that is in good condition.

Here is what I have been able to locate so far:

http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=635&lotIdNo=42005

From what I can see, this type of piece is very rare so checking with various antique stores around the country may be helpful in locating one.

I will go ahead and opt-out for another expert to assist you further.

Librarian Michael

Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a general specialist. I too did some research and found the 1926 tray to show his picture of a Golfer and a woman: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1926-Coca-Cola-Serving-Tray-13-25-x-10-5-Orig inal-VG-Condition/140874626614?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D8796303120572125587%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D251277506424%26#ht_137wt_889

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However I found in 1927 Calendar Girl Tray. This is replica of it: http://www.etsy.com/listing/108161862/1927-calendar-girl-coca-cola-replica and was a pinup.

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This is a 1927 Tray: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ 1927-Original-Coke-Coca-Cola-tray-Girl-drinking-Coke-with-straw-10-1-2-x13-1-4/251277506424?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D8796262980542302440%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3

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Perhaps if you can post a picture of the tray, it would make it easier to identify. and locate it for you. Please let me know if any of these trays are ones you are looking for. Joan

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi Joan from Dorothy. Thank you for your answer and all your research. I've been collecting coke trays for about 50 years so you'd think I had all the answers by now but somehow I let this tray slip through my fingers in the 1980's because I thought it too expensive then. I have managed to acquire one in pretty poor condition and you are right, it is dated 1927, not 1926 as I had originally thought. She is sometimes referred to as the Girl With Bobbed Hair, or just Girl sipping through straw. There IS one posted on line from a shop that's owned it for many years and the firm price is $750.00. Ouch! What think you?

Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

I was looking through the various Coca Cola Trays and even put a call into my sister- in- law (her father used to work for them) to see if she may have that tray and will sell it. She said she did not have that one anymore and it was a hard one to find.

The only one of the specific tray you are looking for is asking $119.00 in what I consider poor condition:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1927-Original-Coke-Coca-Cola-tray-Girl-drinking-Coke-with-straw-10-1-2-x1314/251277506424_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26me

If the tray is in a Good to Near Mint Condition, $750 actually sounds fair since it is so hard to find. As a collector of various memoribilia, I have found sometimes it is worth paying the price at the time I see what I want, because inevitably go up in price or be sold when I decide I want it.

There are other trays with a Soda Jerk on them listed as the same year that are in nice shape, but just not the one you want. As you know as a collector, Coca Cola collectables if hard to come by command a big price and if the price of $750 has held for years,, it may be a good investment. I will continue to do some more searches, to see if I can find one in better condition for a lower price. Joan

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