Your collection, whatever it may consist of is an
"Art Form," a "Labor of Love," and a very important part of your
life. We know... because we're collectors too and have
experienced the excitement of finding the "Missing Link" that fills a
void in the collection at a flea market, garage sale, or collectors
Collecting can be both a pride and a
frustration. The pride is in watching our collection grow... the
frustration is encountered when we don't know what to look for, or when
we add more items than we can remember.
The Collector Pad Data Base offers many extras
that remove the frustration by providing the most current and
comprehensive information about your collecting specialty.
Knowledge about your hobby can and should be
"addictive"... the more you have, the more you should want. One
of the features of the Collector Pad Data Bases is that they are never
finished. As a collector you have the opportunity to share your
knowledge about your hobby with other collectors around the World
through the unique medium of the Internet.
Much really significant and interesting
information about soda manufacturing, soda brands, and marketing
methods is being lost as the principals of early bottling operations
grow older. We solicit from you any information you might have of
historical importance and we will gladly take new information in any
form you wish to send. New items for the Data Bases need to
include as much information as you can furnish conforming to the format
of each Data Base.
A Chinese philosopher once stated, "A PICTURE IS
WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS," so pictures are very much appreciated.
Each Data Base Key has a "Collector Roster" which provides a list of
people who have submitted new items to our expanding knowledge
base. A Collector Number is assigned each new submitter of
It takes some effort on your part, but more
knowledge about your hobby makes it worth the effort. If each
collector contributes a little knowledge, we all end up with a lot of
information to share.
We are also open to suggestions for the addition
of new topics which don't have to be related to soda
collectibles. Send us an E-Mail with your
additions and suggestions.
Tables to assist in forwarding collectible
information for the Collector Pad Data Base can be found to follow