I have a Coca-Cola tray from 1924 entitled “Touring Car,” which I believe is worth in the $500 to $750 range. Stamped on the back is information that it was manufactured by the Ohio Art Co. under license from the Coca-Cola Co. Where can I sell it? — Frances, Rio Rancho, N.M.
Your tray is not an original, but rather a reproduction from 1988. It was sold in a set of four: “Touring Car,” “Village Blacksmith,” “Sea Captain” and “1908 Calendar Girl.” A reproduction is worth much less than an original item. I found the set of four Coca-Cola trays on eBay sealed and in factory packaging for $75. I also found a single “Touring Car” tray offered for $11 at the same site. One of the better reference books is Petretti’s Soda Pop Collectibles and Price Guide by Allan Petretti and published by Krause Books.
I have a Mary Hartline doll that I played with during the early 1950s. It is the Mary Hartline majorette doll, but the one I have is missing its baton. I would like to know its current value. — Rita, Monroe, N.C.
Mary Hartline was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Hillsboro, Ill. She eventually became a fashion model. In 1949, Hartline was hired to appear in the network TV show Super Circus. It was a big hit. During the 1950s, she became the inspiration for a series of games and toys, including dolls. Your majorette doll would be worth about $75 if it had its baton and was in reasonable condition.
I have a Mighty Mouse cereal bowl that I used as a child during the 1970s. What can you tell me about it? — Ken, Beaumont, Texas
Mighty Mouse was the rodent equivalent of Superman. He was created by Paul Terry and was one of the best-known Terrytoon characters. He made his first appearance in 1942 as Supermouse and was renamed Mighty Mouse in 1944. According to the Official Hake’s Price Guide of Character Toys by Ted Hake and published by House of Collectibles, your cereal bowl was made in 1977 by Deka Plastic Inc. and is valued in the $10 to $35 range.