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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A: Coca-Cola glasses with metal holders were originally made for soda fountains from 1901 through 1904.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.
#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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