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Dear Mike,

I found this record holder in my grandma's basement. It was put out by Coca-Cola. She told me it holds the little records called 45s. It measures nine inches by 71/2 inches (22.5 centimetres by 18.75 cm). I cannot find any info on it. Have you ever seen one? What would it be worth?

Jan L.

Winnipeg

 

Dear Jan,

Coca-Cola created a record club in the late 1950s. This was one of the premium items made for the club members. It was designed to hold 45 rpm records, which had one song on each side.

I have sold quite a few of these over the years. I noticed yours has a few tiny tears in the plastic. In perfect condition, these record holders sell for $30 to $40.

 

Mike Huen is an antique dealer and owner of Mike's General Store in Winnipeg. If you would like to have an item appraised, please include a photo with your question. Email questions to mike@mikesgeneralstore.com and put "Free Press" in subject line, or write to Mike's Appraisals, 52 St. Anne's Rd., Winnipeg, MB, R2M 2Y3.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 28, 2014 G9

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