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“Dr. Munsey, I want you to know that I have put the link to your web site in my favorites folder and I intend to share it with my friends. You have done an awesome job with your site and your documenting efforts will without a doubt live on for many generations and be a valuable asset for many people for many many years. Your passion is our treasure. Congratulations and thank-you for teaching us!”

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Research & Writings of Interest To Collectors and Historians

    The following is a listing of published and unpublished articles and manuscripts researched, organized and written [(representative] of a 40-year body-of-work) by Cecil Munsey, PhD –

    “Bottle collecting pioneer noted for many significant contributions to the organized hobby.  His skilled research, writing, and editing pervade the literature; and his 1970 [hardbound] book ‘The Illustrated Guide to COLLECTING BOTTLES’ is the hobby’s primer.”  – Source: 1987 Hall of Fame Award by the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors.

The latest feature articles:

a. “Pemberton's 'French Wine Cola' (Coca-Cola's precursor)” Click here to download

b. “Firms that once made use of, with permission, the famous Coca-Cola® trademark on a variety of productsClick here to download

    The numbered articles, manuscripts, essays, and other items listed on this website are available FREE to those interested in history, collecting and related material created by the author. 

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    Promise:  As more of Dr. Munsey’s articles are written and/or rediscovered they will be added to this website and may be requested, so check-in periodically and make additional requests for the FREE articles.

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