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Q: Can you tell me the age of this Coke glass and the silver cup it fits in?

A: Coca-Cola glasses with metal holders were originally made for soda fountains from 1901 through 1904. The white line near the bottom of the glass showed the amount of Coca-Cola syrup to put in before adding carbonated water. The glasses and metal holders have been reproduced. The original holders were made of triple-plated silver and sold for a nickel. The original glasses are marked on the bottom with the letter "F" in a shield. Today the original sets are hard to find and sell for $2,500 or more. Reproductions of the metal holders were produced beginning in the 1970s. They were made of a pewter-type metal, silver-colored but not real silver. Reproduction holders have the word "Drink" in small letters on a crosspiece above the words "Coca-Cola." Reproduction sets sell for $20-$30 or less.

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#3 Coca Cola glassesprovidence2014 2014-07-12 23:52
I have had an appraisal from another company which said that the "F" on the bottom indicates the reproduction glass from the 1970's or 80's. Any further info would be appreciated.
Thanks.
#2 Coca Cola Glassesprovidence2014 2014-06-28 00:40
I have glasses and glass holders like the one in the photo above. The holders are pewter with the "Drink" crossbar. The glasses have an "F" in a shield. You view the "F" in the upright position by looking into the glass. From the bottom the "F" is backwards. I am trying to determine the age of the glasses. Are they early 1900's or are they 1970's? Does anyone have info on the 1970 maker's mark on the bottom? Thanks.
#1 QuestionDragracer1965 2011-06-18 21:57
I have a set of 8 glasses and 8 holders. The glasses each have the letter f in a shield on the bottom but the holders have the word drink on them. Does this change the value any?

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