Huge vintage Coca-Cola collectibles auction canceled

Schackmann, Inc., of Effingham, Ill., has canceled it’s highly anticipated Jan. 29 Coca-Cola auction. The company, which handles many large estates and personal property auctions each year, said the decision to cancel the Teutopolis, Ill., sale was due to circumstances beyond the company’s control.

soda_fountain.jpgAnother major antiques and collectibles sale is scheduled April 9. This one features early country grocery/drug store with soda fountain and gas station collectibles and vintage advertising. According to the company, the auction is a time capsule: composed of a retail store that was closed in the 1960s. The doors were locked and everything was left inside – untouched.

An excellent photo gallery of the auction lots are posted on

Watch for an ad in an upcoming issue of Antique Trader or stay tuned to the blog.

Another sale that could be a sleeper this week is one held Sunday at Empire Estates and Auctions at the Arizona Antique Centre. The sale is packed with 250 lots rare coins, fine vintage watches and antique ivory. The sale is online via The color catalog is posted on Proxibid.


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