Collectible of the Day 187 - Coca Cola / Koolee Cups

Discussion in 'Espionage Report' started by darthskellington, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

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    I've talked about Coca Cola cups before. Here is a partial set I acquired recently. There were three different sets of plastic cups available at convenience stores for the first Star Wars movie. This is the first set, dated 1977. Each cup features colorful artwork on the front, and a text description on the back. There are 20 numbered cups in this set.

    These cups are very fragile, making them difficult at times to track down, especially in good condition. They are also prone to yellowing from exposure to light and heat.

    For the super-collectors out there, this series has four variations, for a grand total of 80 different cups. Each cup is marked on the back with various logos. All of the cups say "The Coca-Cola Company" on the back. They were designed to be a promotional giveaway with the purchase of a Frozen Coke or other frozen drink. Some feature additional store and brand logos. The following four logo combinations have been documented:

    Coca-Cola
    Coca-Cola / Koolee
    Coca-Cola / Koolee / Li'l General
    Coca-Cola / Koolee / Shop & Go
     
  2. pwr25

    pwr25 Spy

    I need a set of these. Only ones I am missing. I have the two smaller 8 cup sets.
     
  3. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Nice. These have been popping up on ebay frequently these past few months. Condition varies greatly though. I've almost got a complete basic set of 20 images...although many of mine have yellow rings and I'd eventually like to upgrade them to shiny white cups. I have a complete basic set of series 2 (which also has 4 variations). The third (un-numbered set) I only have three glasses so far.
     

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