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Highlights of the 1st Coca Cola Collectors Fair 2018

Coca-Cola Collectors Club of the Philippines in close partnership with Coca-Cola Philippines had conducted a highly successful 1 day collectors fair at the Fisher Mall in Quezon City.

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Coca-Collectors Club of the Philippines members group photo

The opening program started at around past 10:00 am with a short program, group photo of the special guest of honors which included former Senator Ana Dominique Coseteng ( also a coke collector), Miss Jonah De Lumen – Pernia Dir. Public Affairs and Communications Coca-Cola Philippines, Miss Rosbel Q. Bunag of Stratworks PR agency and representatives of Fisher Mall.

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top view

There are about 50 to 60 table exhibitors at the fair. Coke collectors from different parts of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Quezon, Laguna, Tarlac, Pampanga and Batangas provinces were all out with their support for this fair.

Mr. Jacque M. Ruby country head of A+E Network ( HistoryconPH organizer) and some local celebrities also attended the fair later in the afternoon.

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Mr. Christopher C. Bonsay and Mr. John Carlos L. Piramide of GNB Collectibles Hangout

Mr. George Bonsay also had a shop located at Greenhills Shopping Center. I would buy banknotes, coins, postcards and coke advertisement cards at his store.

George N. Bonsay Hangout

Shop Address: Greenhills Shoping Center, San Juan , Metro Manila

SMART  #0939-6367312 GLOBE # 0915-11-32-555

Email : georgenantesbonsay@yahoo.com

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Mr. Franco Giorgetii ( A Swiss national) started his hobby on photography in 1986 and had been collecting coke memorabila and limited collectible items for more than 22 years.

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Coca-Cola collectors from Indonesia and ROC ( Taiwan)

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Taiwan Coca-Cola Collectors Club

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Ms. Macel Pascual

Ms. Macel Pascual is a coke collector for several years. She had a lot of unique items exhibited during the fair. This includes coke bags, kitchen utensils, coke bottles and advertisement posters.

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Mrs. Adelina Almirol

Mrs. Adelina Almirol is a coke collector from Marikina. She collects thematic items such Christmas coke village, bottles, flip-flops, miniature coke vending machine and had a cute coke sari-sari store. The miniature coke sari-sari store was created thru the help of Mr. Geraldo Reyes.

She was also featured several years ago, when she hosted a swap meet of Pinoy Coke Fanatic   last March 1, 2014. She also gave me an interesting form of Dendrobium aphyllum ( aka fairy sanggumay ). 

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Coca-Cola Collector’s Club -China Chapter

Coca-Cola Collectors Club – China had one of the most number of coke collectors not only in Asia but also in the world. Among the collectible items included 2008 Olympic bottles and cans.

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Coke miniature bottles, coke studio headset

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customized coke jeepney

International Delegates

Other delegates includes Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, Singapore, Hongkong, Taiwan, Macau, Japan and China.

The general public expects a bigger crowd and more exhibitors at the next coca-cola collectors club fair.

The author would like to “Thank” Mr. Arjay Mendoza, Ms. Anne Ong, Mr. Danreb Recio, Mr. Gerardo Reyes , Ms. Macel Pascual, Mr. Norman Lontoc, Mrs. Adelina Almerol and all the coke collectors at the fair.

Website : http://www.coca-cola.com.ph

 

 

 

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Sari-Saring Happiness at the Pinoy Coke Fanatics Christmas party and Swap Meet

 Solar Garden Cafe and Restaurant , # 37 Scout Rallos street, Quezon City-Philippines

Pinoy Coke Fanatics members and special guests

It was quite cloudy last November 29 when the members , guests , vips of Pinoy Coke Fanatics celebrated their Christmas party and Swap Meet at the Solar Garden and Restaurant in Quezon City.

registration  committee

we are quite fortunate that the organizing committee scheduled the Christmas party early since , everyone will be quite busy in the coming weeks.

Dwayne Miranda and Arjay Mendoza

buffet meal

There are several members which came from different parts of the country . There was one member from Isabela province, La Union, Batangas, Pampanga, Bulacan , Cavite, Quezon , Laguna and Metro Manila.

4th Pinoy Coke Fanatics Anniversary and Swap Meet

154 Ipil Street , East Drive Marikina Heights, Marikina City- Philippines

group photo

It was a hot day yesterday when over 50 members of the Pinoy Coke Fanatics and their children went to the home of . The original schedule was planned on February 25, 2014 but was moved to March 1, 2014 .

group photo of the hosts

The eyeball and swap meet is line with the 4th anniversary of the organization.

There were swap corner, swap meet and informal grouping . Some of the members came from as far as Lipa, Batangas, Quezon province, Rizal, Bulacan, Novaliches, Manila, Quezon City , Laguna , Makati , Marikina . One member traveled more than 8 hours just to attend the anniversary!

The gracious host is Mrs. Adelina Almerol

She started to collect coke since 2003 and had accumulated a big number of coke collectible items such as bottles, tin cans, die-cast toys, mugs , key chains among others.

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coke items for raffle

There were a lot of FREEBIES , SWAP ITEMS, SALE items not to mention foods brought ( pot luck) by members .

 contestants sipping coke

Mr. Jose Arcenas brought a vintage 1941 bottle  ( bring me oldest coke bottle contest) and he had the oldest coke bottle . He started collecting coke items in 2002 to 2006 then resumed collecting coke items in 2012.

He can be reach (0917-5332990)

smallest coke item

Mrs. Adelina Almerol won the grand prize donated by Mr. Arjay Mendoza

( coke monopoly board game)

Note: We left the place at around 5:00PM and he hitched ride our way to Cubao on our way home. To all Pinoy Coke Fanatic members . Mabuhay Tayong Lahat and Happy Anniversary!

Pinoy Coke Fanatics eyeball at Arjay’s Collect Zone

Arjay’s Collect Zone , Holy Trinity Parish Church corner Santisima Trinidad, Calabash Rd. Balic- Balic, Sampaloc, Manila

tarpaulin poster

An invitation was send thru Pinoy Coke Fanatics Facebook page by Mr. Jay-Ar Mendoza. A fellow coke collector. I quickly grab the opportunity to attend this monthly meeting.

Arjay’s Collect Zone

 coke delivery truck circa mid- 1980’s

I am not new to the field of collecting coke and their promotional items. I got my first coke truck when i was about 4 years-old when my aunt went to the United States of America and gave me a coke truck as a gift ( pasalubong)  . The truck was kept at a display cabinet in which my younger sibling and playmates played it almost everyday . Now , the coke delivery truck is almost worn -out with its  stickers , some coke accessories were missing  as time passes-by.

Coke 2008 Olympic Glass – promotional items from Mc Donalds

Eventually years later ,  coke pog and coke playing cards were the -in thing . I have collected several hundreds of pieces . Most of my coke pog collection where thrown away by my father who thought they were TRASH!

There are some coca-cola-promotional items that i participated , from the miniature coke bottles in exchange for a coke bottle caps with logos to coke toy trucks , coke playing cards etc…

coke truck still in box- mint condition

completing some of the miniature coke bottles and plastic toy trucks. Unfortunately some of my personal collections were either thrown away, given away by my younger sibling or taken as a souvenir items by our playmates.

Mr. Jay -Ar Mendoza

Mr. Jay -Ar Mendoza is a  coke  , stamp, coin, banknote, toy , figurine, object d’art collector. He has a day- time job and he only engages in trading excess collection during his spare times. He had several coke catalogs which he purchased from his recent trip in the United States.

Mr. Jay -Ar Mendoza showing -off a limited edition 1984 commemorative Los Angeles Olympic pins ( the pins had all the countries which participated at  the 1984 Olympic)

The pins was issued by Coca-Cola which was one of the official sponsors of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.  The flag pins comes in a set of 3 . It is very hard to complete a set.

stuff toys

Another hot items during the eyeball was the stuffs toys with coke logos . Most of the items were imported from the United States.

Ms. Millet Aguirre

Ms. Millet Aguirre is one of the early bird during the eyeball. She arrived at around past 10:30am . She bought some Coke collectible items and Santa Clause .

Ms. Roselily Z. Baduan

The members called her Ninang ( God Mother) . Since she is one of the founders of the group. Her primary aim is to foster a camaraderie among Filipino Coke collectors. The group had already evolve starting from yahoo groups, multiply , friendster and now Facebook.  With more than 300 members and sympathizers the group is still a close group in Facebook.

coke trailer trucks in pristine condition

There are close to a dozen members which showed-up during the eyeball. Unfortunately Kuya ” Amazing ” Betong ( television host and comedian) was not ale to show -up during the eyeball due to an earlier commitment .

Mr. Jay -Ar Mendoza and his wife prepared  sumptuous early afternoon snacks which consists of spaghetti, fried chicken , bread , ham and cheese.

  I got a special coke key-chain , coke folder and coke straw as FREEBIES , Maraming Salamat  ULIT sa Inyo ! Hanggang sa Uulitin

ARJAY’S Collector Zone

Location: In-front of Holy Trinity Parish Church – Calabash Road corner Santisima  Street , Balic-Balic, Sampaloc, Manila

Operation Hours:

Monday to Sunday 9:00am to 9:00pm

Contact Person : Mr. Jay -AR Mendoza ( 0917-539-6701) GLOBE

Items for Sale:

Collectibles

Hobbies and Supplies

Die Cast

Vintage Toys

Trading Cards

Coins and Currency

Stamps and First Day Covers

Coke collectibles

Note: A prior appointment must be set since he had a regular work . He is only available during weekends.

Full disclosure policy: The author is not a business partner .  I just happen to be a coke collector and blog about the store .

Arjay’s Collect Zones Facebook: Store/534049933344197

Pinoy Coke Fanatics: https://www.facebook.com/groups/181768268510715/