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the Soda Fizz e-Zine for Soda Memorabilia Collectors Worldwide

 January 24, 2004

ISSN: 1541-776X

The Weekly e-Zine for Soda Memorabilia 
Collectors Worldwide

Up for Grabs

From Richard Mix, Mix International : I am selling off some old ACL soda bottles   Many with Indians, multi colored logos - some unique ones... Watch my spot on eBay for the listings in the current and  future weeks. --ebay--click here to see Mix International auctions--

From Don I have about 70 cases of soda cans for sale. Most are foreign, from all over the world, even some older steel cans. Only a few are commemoratives. I would likes to sell all for one price CHEAP! All cans are empty, for easy shipping, or I will deliver within a 100 mile radius of northern Indiana. Email me if interested.

From Bobby I have a couple of NOS "Pepsi Clear" in sealed 16-ounce NR bottles. I also have a very old Pepsi bottle that the guide (from 1999) claims is from 1910 with a value of $200 - "Pepsi Cola Bott. Co./Washington, D.C." greenish-tint 6.5-ounce in great shape with very little surface scratching.  I also have Coke cone-top cans. Contact me if interested.

From Joe Morales : Please take a moment and visit my eBay auctions: Black Cat Trading. Thank you.

Also if anyone else has bottles or other soda-related items to offer, E-mail and let us all know.

My Missing Items

From Marty I have been collecting soda items for over ten years and am looking for any clubs, shows or swap meets in the north Alabama or south Tennessee areas. Contact me: Marty Posey, 157 Bolden Hughey Rd., Hazel Green, AL 35750; PH: (256) 828-8935. 

From Larry : WANTED: Pause for Living Magazines--Summer 1955 and Summer 1957. Also want numerous Red Barrel Magazines from 1924-1943. Please contact: Larry Markowitz, 1630 Randow Rd. York, PA 17403; PH: (717)-848-3282, or by E-mail.

Wanted: East St.Louis Straight sided Coca Cola bottles and also bottles from Venice, Madison and Granite City, Illinois. Anyone one have a NOON-DAY from Granite City, Illinois for sale? Email me.

From Mike : I am looking for any old soft drink thermometers for my collection. Contact Mike Thompson, 1004 Redbank Road, #K-1, Goose Creek, SC 29445; PH: (843) 569-0434 or E-mail.

From Jim White : WANTED: Green-glass Jimbo ACL 12-ounce soda bottle from Pittsburg, Kansas. Contact: Jim White, 412 Geyer Road, Neosho, MO 64850; PH: (417) 451-4786 or E-mail.

From Paul : Any lists of items for sale, please send. Thanks! 

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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What's New?

Coca-Cola is co-sponsoring the Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay this summer. The torch will pass through four US cities: Los Angeles, California; St. Louis, Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia and New York City. Nomination forms for the US torch bearers are available for download from the US Olympic Committee website: Completed nominations must be received at the USOC office in Colorado Springs by February 23, 2004. is officially launched for music fans to sample and download latest music in the United Kingdom. The digital music subscription service on this website is provided by On Demand Distribution Ltd (OD2). OD2 has been chosen by Coca-Cola Great Britain to manage and provide the Digital Download website for them. Exclusive downloads include Closest Thing to Heaven by Tears for Fears, Easier to Lie by Aqualung, and Movie Star by Stereophonics.

From Constance L. Hays: I wanted to let your members know about my book about Coca-Cola (The Real Thing : Truth and Power at the Coca-Cola Company)  that is being published by Random House and will be in bookstores on Feb. 3, 2004. The book discusses the history of Coca-Cola with particular attention paid to the bottlers. There is a chapter on New Coke that focuses on the nostalgia for old Coke memorabilia, among other things, which I thought might be interesting to collectors. An image of the book is currently on as well as (The most thorough reviews are on Barnes and Noble, but the lower price is at Amazon)  Many thanks, Constance.

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:

Rome Bottle Club’s Annual Show &Sale (Sat. 8 AM – 3 PM) at the Rome Civic Center, Turner McCall Blvd., Rome, Georgia. INFO: JERRY MITCHELL, P. O. Box 475, Bremen, GA  30110, PH/FAX: (770) 537-3725, E-mail: or BOB JENKINS, 285 Oak Grove Rd., Carrollton, GA  30177, PH: (770) 834-0736.

New Jersey Antique Bottle Club’s (NJABC) 8th Annual Show & Sale (Sun. 9 AM – 2 PM) at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 88 Jackson St., South River, New Jersey. INFO: NJABC, 24 Charles St., South River, NJ  08882-1603 or JOE BUTEWICZ, PH: (732) 238-3238, E-mail:

The Great Get Together is the largest annual Coca-Cola Collectors gathering on the west coast. The next convention will be held at the Piccadilly Inn, University in Fresno, California from February 12-15, 2004. Events will include regular and silent auctions, swap meet, banquet, breakfast and room hopping. For registration, please contact Patti McKernan, 7581 N 6th Street, Fresno, CA 93720. The Piccadilly Inn, University is located at 4961 N. Cedar Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710. Phone number: 1-559-224-4200. 

The 13th annual Tex-Fest will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Richardson, Texas from Feb 12-14, 2004. Events will include welcome banquet, bingo, auction, swap meet and room hopping. For registration, please contact the Lone Star Chapter, PO Box 631097, Irving, TX 75063. The hotel is located on Central Expressway (I-75) at Campbell Road in Richardson, Texas. Phone number: 1-972-644-4000. For more information about the Tex-Fest, please contact: 1-972-475-7428.

The 21st annual Ohio Winterfest will be held at the Holiday Inn in Zanesville, Ohio from February 25-28, 2004. Events will include Longaberger tour, Coke Bingo, silent and regular auctions, scavenger hunt and room hopping. For registration, please contact Juanita Merritt, 1601 Shrine Road, Springfield, Ohio 45504. The Holiday Inn is located at I-70 at exit #160, 4645 East Pike, Zanesville, OH 45701. Phone number: 1-937-324-8586.

The Dr Pepper Convention will be held March 10-13th, 2004 at the Waco Convention Center in Waco, Texas. The Courtyard by Marriott, across from the convention center, will be the hotel for members, room hopping, seminars and registration. Friday night will be the Club's auction, and on Saturday, the show and silent auction will be held. For hotel information and reservations, call (254) 752-8686. Other information, contact: CHARLES BRIZIUS (Chairperson), 4040 North Central Expressway, Suite #600, Dallas, TX 75204 or DOYLE BAILEY, E-mail:

If you would like to view the full 'events calendar' that I now maintain  < click here>.
Any new events  in your area? E-mail it so all of us can know, to: Upcoming Events

From me, the Fizz in my life...

Another week has passed and here I am again... I have been working on updating the Show listing on the FOHBC website, partly due to the response I've gotten from last week's comments about local clubs.  The ones listed are by region, and are Clubs who are members of the FOHBC.  I would like to have a full list of ALL local clubs - so again - I ask for your help.  Take a moment to go see if your club is listed >>HERE<< - if not - please send me the info. If so, and the info needs changed/updated, please let me know that also.

Do remember the EXPO in Memphis in August. It will be here before we know it.

LAST NOTE: If anyone has an upcoming show and would like to place PSBCA (and or FOHBC) brochures on your table, DO let me know also.  All help is greatly appreciated(It is my goal to increase the PSBCA membership significantly this year, 2004.)

Until next time, Happy Holidays and Happy Collecting!

FYI : Glazed Pork Chops with Diet Lemon Coke, anyone?

The 21st Century for chefs has arrived. Coca-Cola is tempting America's taste buds and interest in more flavorful foods with new recipes featuring a wide variety of the company's products as key ingredients. These beverage ingredients range from regular and diet soft drinks to juices and lemonades.

The new recipes were created for the company by The Culinary Institute of America. “With more home cooks experimenting in the kitchen, we asked The Culinary Institute of America to explore the flavors our wide array of beverages can bring to cooking,” said Donna Shields, M.S., R.D., manager of health and nutrition strategic communications at Coca-Cola. “These new recipes demonstrate how beverages can be incorporated into every-day recipes to deliver contemporary, big flavors, with moderate calories in mind.”

The nineteen recipes created by The Culinary Institute of America for The Coca-Cola Company feature appetizers, breakfast foods, dishes for dinner, beverages and desserts.

The recipes include Lemony-Honey Glazed Pork Chops, made with Diet Lemon Coke; Oven-baked Chicken Wings with Sweet & Tangy Mustard Sauce made with Barq's Root Beer; and Light Lime Cheesecake created with Minute Maid Lemonade. They also include more modern favorites, such as Baked Nachos with Braised Chicken, Peppers and Onions, made with diet Coke; Lemonade-Yogurt-Granola Breakfast Parfait which uses Minute Maid Light Lemonade; and Mango Passion Sorbet, made with Odwalla Mango Tango Juice and Minute Maid Premium Orange Passion Juice Blend.

For more information on how to cook with beverages, or to download recipes, visit

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