The Antique Advertising Expert at the Missouri History Museum
The Antique Advertising Expert was a speaker for the Missouri History Museum, Coffee: The World in Your Cup Opening Day in St. Louis, Missouri on Sunday Oct. 4, 2015. Randy Huetsch presented “St. Louis Percolates to the Top: A Peek at Historic Advertising Collectibles” at the Missouri History Museum.
Randy looked at the history of coffee in St. Louis and shared some rare coffee collectibles and antique advertising relics from the 1800s to early 1900s.
In 1900, Missouri was the third leading state in coffee production and by 1920, St. Louis attained the top position in the United States. Riverboat access and the extensive railway system helped the coffee to be transported as a gateway to both the east and west. Early local coffee roasting companies patented technology that also propelled them into a dominating role in the United States.
Don’t miss out on the entire historic coffee exhibit: Missouri History Museum, Coffee: The World in Your Cup that runs through Jan. 3, 2016 at the Missouri History Museum.
The exhibit is very interesting and explores how coffee—one of the world’s most widely traded commodities—affects cultures, economies, and environments around the world. The history of coffee is rich and complex, both globally and in St. Louis. In the Coffee exhibit, you’ll follow coffee’s journey from plantation to your cup in St. Louis, and meet some interesting people along the way. You’ll also learn global stories about how coffee is grown and harvested.
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Antique advertising for coffee collectibles and tea relics are highly prized. Some of the most popular types of coffee
collectibles are antique coffee grinders and mills, percolators and pots, and large general store coffee storage bins with scoops. Other important memorabilia are coffee cans, mugs and cups, signs and tins.
Significant brands were Fat Boy, Chase & Sanborn, C.F. Blanke’s Coffee & Spice, Folgers, R. Buckle, Woolson, and large regional brands such as James H. Forbes, Meyer Brothers, and Steinwender-Stoffregen.
In general, the coffee products advertised the company’s name and logo designs, with their different brands.