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I acquired this group at a flea market a few years ago. Now I need to sell them. I realize the glasses do not look real old to be considered antiques. It is the stands that are baffling me. Were there other glasses etc that were originally there and they all broke? Now someone decided to use the Coca Cola glasses instead? I have seen a pewter style (different) stand on eBay.
The stands seem to be silver I think. No visible markings. Having a hard time determining the metal type.
Any help would be appreciated :)
These are the only three holders I have found to be distinctly Coca-cola...but I am not an expert, by any means.
You could rule out steel with a magnet. "Looks like silver" isn't a valid test. If it doesn't say silver, plated, 925, or sterling it isn't silver. Call it "white metal" to be safe. Have it tested if desired, but expect to pay a fee.
They're drink or cup holders. They usually come six to a set. Appears to be missing one. Those Coke tumblers have been around for many years and are still in use today.
Coca Cola Soda Fountain Holders
Here are a 1930s version
Here are a 1940s version
I did also find an exact match to yours, but alas, no further details. Whilst still refered to as Sodaware, the glasses they are shown with are not Coca Cola emblazened glasses.
Further research led me to find these below though. A modern day recreation of your item.
Here's another on eBay, engraved with Johnny Rockets.
I wanted to add, Johnny Rockets is a resturant which has been around since 6th of June 1986, so these particular holders I found on eBay would be at best a modern day equivalent.
Another good find!