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Decorating a Cool 1950s Soda Bar With Coca-Cola Decor

Jan 17, 2017 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Some years ago our RetroPlanet.com offices were based in Salem, NH rather than our current location, in Nashua. Our store was known as Vintage Vending then. These photos are of showroom displays we had in our earlier location. Unfortunately, we no longer own these items but we thought it would be fun to share these

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Coca-Cola Pallet and Wood Soda Crates for Home Decor and Storage

Dec 20, 2016 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Back in the day, soda delivery drivers loaded up their trucks with wood crates full of glass bottles of soda pop. These crates had to be sturdy and, because they were used over and over again, were destined to bear scuffs and chips – hallmarks of their hardworking lifestyle. Who knew that one day those

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100th Anniversary of the Iconic Coca-Cola Bottle

Dec 18, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

The design of the Coca-Cola bottle as we know it today was invented 100 years ago this year.     Beginning in 1899 Coke was bottled in amber or clear glass bottles with straight sides. Competing manufacturers were producing imitations with bottles and labels so similar to the Coca-Cola brand that the Coca-Cola Company was

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Filed under: Soda Pop Tagged with: Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola History

1960s Ad for Coca-Cola Progress Picnic Coolers

Jun 05, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

These are very cool photos of a vintage ad for Coca-Cola Picnic Coolers made by the Progress Refrigerator Company, one of the most prolific manufacturers of coolers throughout the mid-century. The front and back of the ad shows an all-aluminum picnic cooler and the “New Steel Model” for that year—the A52 insulated with “Polystrene” (polystyrene).  

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Coca-Cola Vintage Style Drink Coasters

Feb 13, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Coca-Cola coasters have been available since about the time that Coke began to be sold in bottles. You don’t have to scour antique stores to find coasters with classic vintage Coca-Cola artwork. These new four-coaster sets with reproductions of vintage art are a great way to bring Coca-Cola’s classic style to your decor. And unlike older

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Filed under: Retro Planet Products Tagged with: coasters, Coca-Cola, Coke

1950s Coca-Cola Picnic Coolers & Stadium Vendors

Sep 25, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

During the ’50s and ’60s, hundreds of different branded picnic coolers were produced. These metal coolers came in different sizes, and some featured bottle openers on the unit. One of the most popular brands emblazoned on these vintage coolers was Coca-Cola. Collectors of this line of coolers seek out specific variations in the text included with

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Coca-Cola Sign and Arrow Wall Decal Combos

Sep 18, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

The Coca-Cola brand is well known for its striking signage. Graphically impactful, timely and often humorous, Coke signs, billboards, and merchandise have become an icon of American society. For all of these reasons, vintage Coke signs are very desirable as collectibles. The Coca-Cola button sign (officially referred to as the “Red Disc” by the Coca-Cola Company)

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Coca-Cola Polar Bears Define My Retro Christmas

Dec 20, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

I’ve collected several things in my life, some to a greater extent than others. Stamps? Not so much. Coins? For a brief time—starting with that fold-out penny holder, remember those starter kits? Baseball cards, until I reached the age of twelve or so and realized spending 50-cents a week on a seven card pack with a wretched stick of

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A Treat You Could Take Home

Aug 01, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

For the most part, I write about things as I remember them, which, on occasion, means I’m either way off or totally wrong. Today’s blog could very well be one of those times, so in advance, keep that in mind. I grew up in Valley Stream, NY, which borders the town of Elmont, home of Elmont Memorial High

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