Ft. Scott Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Kansas

Ft. Scott Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 301 East Wall Street, Fort Scott, Kansas Postmark: FORT SCOTT, KANS. SEP 26 7-PM 1949 First Class 3C Thomas Jefferson stamp
Fort Scott Kansas BCN7635

Compañía Coca-Cola de México S.A. Mexico D.F.

Compañía Coca-Cola de México S.A, Avenida Oaxaca Num. 60 Mexico, D.F. La union y el trabajo nos darán la victoria Postmark: Servicio Aéreo Mexico D.F. 29 JUL 43 20 Addressed to Mr. C.P. Handy Guayaquil Bottling Co. Casilla 798 Guayaquil, Ecuador, Sud-America Mexican Postage 50 Centavos.  Back of cover arrival postmark: Guayaquil.
Mexico City BCN7638



Coca-Cola Bottling Company Inc Bloomington Indiana

This illustrated cover of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Inc. Bloomington, Indiana was postmarked November 4, 1936 in Bloomington.  1936 was the year of Coca-Cola's 50th Anniversary.

The left side of the envelope has the standard illustration of a hand holding an open Coke bottle with a straw.  To the right of the hand is the 50th Anniversary Coca-Cola 1886-1936 emblem.

Located at 318 S. Washington Street, Bloomington, Indiana, the two-story Coca-Cola bottling plant was built in 1924.  Coca-Cola bottling operation continued at this location until 1989.  The building was listed in the National Registry of Historic Places in 2000.

Bloomington Indiana BCN7637
The envelope was addressed to the Nurre Companies in Bloomington.   Headquartered in Bloomington,  Nurre Companies, Inc. was a glass company founded by Joseph M. Nurre originally as the Nurre Mirror Plate Company in 1912.  The company closed in 1964 after filing bankruptcy.



Coca-Cola G.m.b.H United States Military Sales Liederbach Germany

Coca-Cola G.m.b.H. United States Military Sales Sindlinger Weg 1 D-6327 Liederbach West Germany Postage Meter LIEDERBACH AM TAUNUS1 6237 19.9.90 DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST 0100 C41 698C Slogan cancel TRINK Coca-Cola Coke SCHUTZMARKEN KOFFEINHALTIG (September 19, 1990)
Liederbach West Germany BCN7632


The Coca-Cola Export Corporation Milan Italy

The Coca-Cola Export Corporation Filiale Italiana Casella Postale 1177 20101 Milano Postage Meter  MILANO 24.10.89 POSTE ITLALIANE 3850 Lira
Milan Italy BCN7630

Coca-Cola S.A. Zurich Switzerland

Coca-Cola S.A. Postbach, 8048 Zürich Postage Meter: 8048 ZÜRICH 48 14.8.86 ALISTETTEN - VIII 982 HELVETIA 0110 6078 (August 14, 1986 - 110 Ct)
Zurich Switzerland BCN7629

Coca-Cola Bottling Company Marion Indiana

Coca-Cola Bottling Company Marion Indiana Postmark: SAN JUAN NOV 25 9 AM 1937 P.R. FIRST DAY OF ISSUE Stamp: U.S. 1937 3c Puerto Rico Territory Scott #801 Addressed to: Joe Rademaker, 1810 S. Boots, Marion Ind.

Marion Indiana BCN7322

The addressee's father John Theodore Rademaker began bottling soft drinks in Marion, Indiana in 1896.   J.T. Rademaker's bottling operation moved from 1219 South Branson to 17th & Washington in 1898.

In 1918, Rademaker acquired the franchise to bottle Coca-Cola in Grant County and for the next seven decades, Coca-Cola was produced in a 2-story frame building at 101 East 17th.

After four generations of bottling Coca-Cola in Marion, the business was sold in late 1985. Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Marion, Indiana closed its doors in May 1986 as Coca-Cola celebrated its centennial.

Rademaker Bottler Family:
John Theodore Rademaker (1855-1935)
Joseph Francis Rademaker, Sr (1923-2003)
Joseph Francis Rademaker, Jr (1950-2015)


This is an interesting Friday Day of Issue Cover (FDC) with a Coca-Cola bottling company envelope.  The cover is addressed to the young bottler Joe who was 14 years old at the time.  His father J.T. had passed away 2 years earlier.

I wonder if Joe was a stamp collector himself or if someone in the family or an associate of the Coca-Cola bottler had sent away for the First Day of Issue cancellation on the company stationery.

The address 1810 S. Boots is just 2 short blocks from the bottling plant at 17th & Washington.  Was it the Rademaker residence at the time?

References:
Grant County History
Wiki Marion
Brickwork Project

Coca-Cola Bottling Company Marion Ohio

The Coca-Cola Bottling Company 707 Bennett Street Marion, Ohio Postmark MARION, OHIO JUN 18 4:30PM 1928 2c Stamp
Marion Ohio BCN7618

Coca-Cola Bottling Co San Diego

Coca-Cola Bottling Co of San Diego, Ltd, 3550 El Cajon Avenue, San Diego, California postmark: 2 SAN DIEGO MAY 30 6PM 1939 CALIF. Postage Due 5 Cents and 1 Cent
San Diego California BCN7617

Coca-Cola bottling plant at 3550 El Cajon Avenue, San Diego opened April 25, 1930 and operated until 1964 when a larger plant opened at 1348 47th Street.  Coca-Cola was first bottled in San Diego in 1910.

Sources:
NorthParkHistory.org
San Diego Union Tribune

Coca-Cola Bottling Company Winfield Kansas

Coca-Cola Bottling Company (of Winfield Kansas) 1215 Main Street, Winfield, Kansas cover postmark: Winfield, Kansas 1947-05-19 5c Airmail to Coca-Cola Bottling Co of Boise, Idaho
Winfield Kansas BCN7616

Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Co Incorporated Paducah Kentucky

Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Incorporated Paducah Kentucky postmark: Paducah, Ky 1945-01-15
Paducah Kentucky BCN7605
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