You know the story. Do you remember being told? or maybe being the teller? This section is dedicated to our flying friends. Hope you enjoy the “Birds and the Bees”
The Red Arrow pop company was owned and founded by Joe Sakal. His original name was Sakalawski, later shortened to Sakal. He ran it in the 40's and 50's (roughly) till his sons Joe and Rudy took over. It went out of business sometime in the late 60's or early 70's. The bottling plant was near Tiger stadium, and was turned into a self storage warehouse when the pop company folded. Flavors that Red Arrow produced were Cream, Wild Cherry, Cherry, Black Cherry and Birch Beer. They also produced Morning After soda.
Before the technology era, as young kids, we spent the majority of the day outside. Whether it was playing sports, camping or riding bikes, it seemed like I was outside whenever at all possible. Those great memories outside, also include playing many games and one that comes to mind is “Kick the Can” Hiding and running around the yard at night with that eagerness to kick that helpless can before my older brother or sisters was a high of my childhood. With that being said, I have dedicated this section to those vintage soda cans that survive “getting kicked around”. Hope you enjoy, Tom
As a young kid, I can always remember going over to my grandma's house only to stick my hand into her candy bowl and pull out one of those Brachs root beer barrel candies. Those were the best! Barrels (Bottles) of Root Beer is dedicated to those wonderful root beer sodas of the past. Hope you enjoy!
I'm glad to announce that Vintage Soda Collector is now a member of the largest organization in the bottle collecting hobby, The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. The FOHBC is the leader in the hobby and all dedicated collectors should be a member of this great organization! Check them out at https://www.fohbc.org/
The Library is dedicated to those priceless collecting and historical soda price guides. This goes out to all those collectors that spent the countless hours of both documenting and publishing these essential documents. Happy reading, Tom
Yes, I’m sure you might have heard this phrase recently at your local restaurant or fast-food chain. Diet sodas have come a long way from their evolution back in the 1950s and are commonly a known favorite in today’s market. With the great history both good and some bad of the diet soda world, the aftermath has provided a great array of soda collectables.
As for many collectibles, there is a wide range of "Commemorative" items in the soda industry both past and present. But what is a commemorative? How rare are they? What are they worth?
Royal Palm was a soda brand distributed widely across Florida, New York and Indiana from the late 20s till early 1980s.