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Object ID 000136

Object Name Grape Sparkle sign

Object Desc Grape Sparkle Soda Pop Sign "Drink Grape Sparkle: A Snappy Wine Flavor" Considered to be the "SISTER BEVERAGE" of the MAD soda pop drinks.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000220

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920

End Year Range 1929

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Grape Sparkle,soft drinks,advertising,signs,beverages,Crown Cork & Seal Co.,Mad Magazine,

Title Grape Sparkle sign

Description Dark blue background with pink inner border and white outer border. Depicts a girl with yellow shirt drinking the soda. Says: Drink Grape Sparkle: A Snappy Wine Flavor". Considered to be the "SISTER BEVERAGE" of the MAD soda pop drinks. The other, Cherry Sparkle, represents the trademark character of MAD magazine. That sign is also in the collection.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 13.25

Width 6

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker The Crown Cork & Seal Company

Maker Details Baltimore, MA.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000220



Date JAN 31,2013

Summary Very Good

Assessor Christina

Notes Bottom border has a thin film of paper stuck to it and paint is scraped off just beneath the paper; There is also a film of paper stuck to the dark blue background after the word GRAPE; Sign is slightly bent, possibly from hanging from the string. Back is in excellent condition with paper backing. Colors are still very vivid. No signs of rust.