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12th April, 2003

ISSN: 1541-776X

The Weekly e-Zine for Soda Memorabilia 
Collectors Worldwide

Up for Grabs

From Richard Mix : In light of the Coca-Cola Collectors Club Springtime in Atlanta Annual Convention and Easter Sunday, very limited auctions will be ending next week. Things will be back on schedule the week after Springtime!

Speaking of Springtime, all of us at Mix International look forward to seeing you there! Don't forget about the Ebay Party that will be hosted by Richard, Kelli and the rest of us at Mix International on Thursday night during Springtime. This party is by invitation only - but if you are reading this, YOU ARE INVITED!! The party will begin at 8pm in Richard and Kelli's suite - 1101. If you have won bottles from Richard on Ebay between the end of January and April 13, you are eligible for a drawing of a $250.00 credit to be used on Richard's future Ebay auctions. If you are at the party during the drawing and your name is drawn, Richard will kick in another $150.00 Ebay bottle credit for a grand total of $400.00 Ebay Bottle Credit!! Do you know what kind of bottle you can get with a $400.00 credit?? The drawing will be held during the party.
Please be sure to check out our eBay auctions - lots of great stuff --click here to see --

Be sure to send me your UP FOR GRABS item listings! E-mail to: Up For Grabs 

My Missing Items

From Bruce : Looking for a Barney and Ally clear glass Mountain Dew Bottle, Knoxville Tennessee bottle, 7-ounce. www.DewCollector.Com or www.Pepsi-Central.Com

From Blake : I would like to buy any old Cheerwine items you may have to sell. Bottles, Cans, Ads, Signs or just anything related to Cheerwine. Or a Mint Cola Company bottle. If you have any, please let me know

From Rod Rafters : I am looking for any items pertaining to the No-Drip Company, or the D. J. Renfroe Corporation. Such as: 

If you are uncertain exactly what this area of collecting is all about then please visit my website by selecting "Web Site" above in red. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me or visit my website.

Regarding the Missing Items from Charles Head in last week's issue: It has come to my attention that Charles' contact info, etc., is no longer valid. Please disregard the listing.

Do you have a particular item, or items, that you have been looking for a long time to complete part of your collection, or something you want - but have not as yet been able to find? Send it so all of us can help you look. You never know where it may turn up! E-mail it to My Missing Item

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Send your questions, best deals, favorite items, collecting stories, best deals or trades etc. and comments to My ItemThey are always welcome.

What's New?

Coca-Cola is planning to launch a mint-flavored version of its Sprite brand called Sprite Ice. The drink is planned for the Canadian and Belgian markets later this month, however if it is successful it could be rolled-out in other markets. Coke had previously tried a mint-flavored Sprite in Italy. An ad campaign in Canada is planned for May and will be packaged in clear blue plastic bottles with blue and silver graphics. Sprite Ice will also be available in 12-can packages.

PepsiCo announced that it is to launch a vanilla version of its brand as it unveiled its plans for its annual summer battle with rival Coca-Cola. It had been widely speculated that Pepsi would look to emulate the success of Vanilla Coke, and on the 9th of April, the Purchase, NY, food and beverage company confirmed it will introduce Pepsi Vanilla late this summer. No specific launch date was announced. 

PepsiCo also unveiled a number of other product promotions it hopes will drive soft drink sales this summer, including giving consumers the chance to win US$1 billion. The promotion, called "Pepsi Play for a Billion," will see 1,000 contestants competing for US$1m. That winner will then have another 1-in-1,000 shot at $1 billion live on AOL Time Warner Inc.'s (AOL) The WB Network. Pepsi wouldn't reveal the details of the two-hour game show, but said it would be marked by building suspense as the pool of contestants got weeded down to the final winner. The show will be promoted with TV advertising and through AOL Time Warner's television, publishing and online mediums. 

Dr Pepper/Seven Up will join New Line Home Entertainment in promoting the home entertainment release of "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." The Dr Pepper/Seven Up national promotional campaign will include a mix of marketing activities, such as national advertising, in-store and interactive lobby displays, product packaging, and internet support.

Antiques Roadshow Unveils Summer 2003 Tour
Antiques Roadshow has announced its summer 2003 Tour destinations: Savannah, Georgia (July 12); Chicago, Illinois (July 26); Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (August 9); and San Francisco, California (August 16). The most interesting finds from each city will be taped this summer for broadcast in 2004. < Click here > to read the complete article online.

More "news"...
AUSTRALIA: Naughty Boy drink banned

New bottles or cans, or anything soda, in your area ?
Please send the info so all of us can know @ Whats New

Upcoming Event Reminders:

April 18 (Friday) Aylesbury, England
National Society Collectors Fair Annual Good Friday Bottle & Collectibles Show & Sale 
(Fri 11am-1pm, early admission 9am) at the Aylesbury Civic Center, Aylesbury, England
INFO: PAM BALL, 2 Pound Cottage, Blackthorn, Bicester, Oxon, England OX25 1TE
PH/FAX: 011 44 1869 241107

Springtime in Atlanta - April 16-19, 2003
at the Crowne Plaza, Atlanta, GA
For information, E-mail Karleen : 
Events will include: Regular Auction, Silent Auction, Swap Meet, Brunch & Banquet.

Any new events  in your area? E-mail it so all of us can know, to: Upcoming Events

From me, CG

It sure is nice to be back states-side again - especially with a killer-virus going on back where I came from. But, as usual, the pace has picked up, and I have many things to do. The latest issue of Bottles & Extras went out in the mail this past week. Where does the time go? Even now, I have already begun the next issue, which won't hit the mail until July. 

There are many upcoming shows - so hope everyone takes advantage of those close enough to attend. I plan to be at a few this round - especially the FOHBC National Show in Louisville, Kentucky, June 28-29. It would be great to catch some of you there - or perhaps you can catch me. :) I don't run too fast, so it would be an easy task. 

Until next week, 
From me, CG

FYI : eBay sets the dates for its second annual eBay Live! Community Conference

Thousands of eBay Buyers and Sellers Nationwide are Expected to Attend the Three Day Event in Orlando, FL from June 26-28

Registration has begun for eBay’s second annual community conference, eBay Live! 2003, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, from June 26-28. The two-and-a-half day event brings the eBay marketplace to life as members of the community gather to celebrate their passions for buying and selling on the world’s online marketplace.

eBay Live! offers daily eBay University classes for users of all levels, tradeshow booths, live auctions, a gala party, and presentations by eBay executives, including a keynote speech from President and CEO Meg Whitman. During the keynote speech, Whitman will acknowledge the collective accomplishments of the individuals, retailers and entrepreneurs who comprise eBay’s community, as well as speak to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for members in 2003. 

“eBay Live! 2003 is a celebration of the stars of eBay, the people of our community,” said Jeff Jordan, senior vice president and general manager, eBay U.S. “Being in touch with the needs of our community is a top goal of ours. At eBay Live!, we have the chance to meet our members face to face, introduce new initiatives that will help them be successful buyers and sellers, and show our commitment to their businesses.”

Building on the success of last June’s inaugural community conference, attended by more than 5,000 community members, eBay expects even more to attend this year’s event at the Orange County Convention Center in the heart of Orlando. eBay Live! creates a common ground for buyers and sellers—from diverse backgrounds—to share their stories, have fun and improve their eBay skills.

The agenda, which features programs for all levels of eBay users, includes the following:

eBay Live! Highlights
Agenda : eBay University is proud to offer an expanded course curriculum with over 75 classes and executive panels to choose from. For detailed class descriptions and times. 

Travel : Explore the many options on how to get to eBay Live! 2003. 

Community Boards : Chat with others planning on attending eBay Live! 2003, as well as community members who attended last year in Anaheim. 

How to be an Exhibitor : Find out if your company is eligible to participate in the Solutions Center Exhibition Hall. 

Enter the eBay Live Poster Contest and win a trip to eBay Live! 
Go to:  
For more information visit:

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Until next week, Happy Collecting! CokeGirl

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