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Old 05-17-2022, 10:14 AM
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Default 1964-65 Coke/Sprite bottle cap set

I just picked up a complete set of these bottle caps.But it is a mix of Coke and Sprite.
I have done my best to separate them so you can see how many of each I have from each
team. Also included was 3 of the display boards.The boards are not in the best of condition.
After all they were made from the worse ,and cheapest plastic that could be found in 1964.
But for something over 55 years old.I would say not to bad.Thanks,

Boston Bruins Team Set



Boston Bruins Coke Caps



Boston Bruins Sprite Caps



Chicago Blackhawks Team Set



Chicago Blackhawks Coke Caps



Chicago Blackhawks Sprite Caps



Detroit Red Wings Team Set



Detroit Red Wings Sprite Caps




Montreal Canadians Team Set



Montreal Canadians Coke Caps



Montreal Canadians Sprite Caps



New York Rangers Team Set



New York Rangers Coke Caps




New York Rangers Sprite Caps



Toronto Maple Leafs Team Set




Toronto Maple Leafs Coke Caps




Toronto Maple Leafs Sprite Caps



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Cant be too many sets like that in existence!!! Somebody sure drank a lot of soda!!!
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Old 05-17-2022, 12:29 PM
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I think back in the day, every garage, car dealership had a pop machine. And it was an easy target for
kids to get their Mom or Dad to buy a soda while they waited.And of course the owner of the shop would
have excess to all those caps.It is kind of neat that 26 of them still have the original cork liner in the cap.TTYS
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You're likely aware, but the Sprite caps have always carried a premium. Theory behind it is more Coke was sold than Sprite back in the day, hence more Coke caps than Sprite caps.
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You're likely aware, but the Sprite caps have always carried a premium. Theory behind it is more Coke was sold than Sprite back in the day, hence more Coke caps than Sprite caps.

Yes I did know that. I am not sure if I should complete it in all coke. Or maybe do both sets. Thanks.
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Yeah, do both!

(And yes, I can be a bad influence at times)

I have very few hockey ones, so I'm not sure if they did them on other coke brands like Tab or the Fanta flavors.

And if you're really crazy, do multiple bottling plants.
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Yeah, do both!

(And yes, I can be a bad influence at times)

I have very few hockey ones, so I'm not sure if they did them on other coke brands like Tab or the Fanta flavors.

And if you're really crazy, do multiple bottling plants.
The one thing I am pretty sure about is that they only did the two flavours.So I would only be into the two sets.
I am not sure when Coke took ownership of those other smaller companies. But it may have been after 1964-65
when these caps were released.

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That's an impressive collection.
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I looked up Tab and Fanta. Tab was introduced by coke in 1963 in the US. So it may have been just a bit too late for a 1964 set, especially if it was in Canada.

Fanta was also a Coke brand, formed in Germany during WWII, discontinued post war, but brought back internationally in 55. In the US, it wasn't sold until sometime in the 60's, and I didn't see an exact date.It was around for the mid 60's Again, not sure about how closely Canadian brands tracked US brands.
But it does look like they only did Sprite And Coke.
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I looked up Tab and Fanta. Tab was introduced by coke in 1963 in the US. So it may have been just a bit too late for a 1964 set, especially if it was in Canada.

Fanta was also a Coke brand, formed in Germany during WWII, discontinued post war, but brought back internationally in 55. In the US, it wasn't sold until sometime in the 60's, and I didn't see an exact date.It was around for the mid 60's Again, not sure about how closely Canadian brands tracked US brands.
But it does look like they only did Sprite And Coke.
Because I am not familiar with the other two products. Even though I remember as a much younger person we had Tab and Fanta here in Canada. But I do not believe I have ever seen those two products with hockey players on them. So did these other two products release hockey players on their caps as well.Thanks.
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I know that Tab, Fanta, and Fresca had baseball and football bottle caps but I don't think they had hockey.
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I know that Tab, Fanta, and Fresca had baseball and football bottle caps but I don't think they had hockey.
Coke and Sprite also did the CFL. I guess it was a Canadian thing.
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Because I am not familiar with the other two products. Even though I remember as a much younger person we had Tab and Fanta here in Canada. But I do not believe I have ever seen those two products with hockey players on them. So did these other two products release hockey players on their caps as well.Thanks.
After doing a bit of digging, I'm pretty sure the hockey was just Coke and Sprite.

They did other sports on most brands, but most of those were later in the 60's. Fresca wasn't introduced until 1966 so that's out.
Tab was introduced in 63, and if the Hockey set was actually a 63-4 set I just don't see Tab being added so late.

Fanta is a strange one, started out as a Coke substitute in Germany during the 30's, discontinued postwar but brought back in some areas in 55. They did Orange Grape, Rootbeer.... Now up to something like 200 flavors worldwide.
There were Fanta caps for Football in the mid 60's. But I didn't find any info on when it was brought back as a brand in the US, let alone Canada. I guess it's possible, but was probably brought back too late. Imagine rolling out both a new diet brand in 63, AND a new flavored soda brand at nearly the same time... I think they were too smart for that, the ad expenses to build the brands would have been brutal.
So I'd guess Fanta didn't hit US/Canada until maybe 66?



Add to that the local bottlers making some of the decisions about the sports caps. Here in the Boston area there were a few bottling plants. I think 6 maybe 7? I'd have to check my lists. None of them did the 67 Red Sox caps on anything except Coke. Or if they have, I've never seen one.
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