Last updated on July 3rd, 2020 at 03:48 am
Coca-Cola Country Collectibles
In the UK from 1985 to 2016, Lilliput Lane handmade remarkably realistic looking small scall replicas of cottages and buildings. It was the company’s outstanding attention to detail that made them famous, selling in over 50 countries.
In 1995 Lilliput Lane began development on a series of limited-edition American landmark miniatures That were designed by the “Americana” artist, Ray Day. During the 60s, Ray Day was selling his limited-edition prints of buildings that were intrinsically charismatic and nostalgic when he met the founder of Lilliput Lane, David Tate.
Tate wanted to purchase Ray Day’s artwork to reproduce them as sculptures. Instead, it was agreed that Ray Day would create the sculptures for Lilliput Lane. His first four Lilliput Lane pieces were released as the “American Landmarks” series in June 1989.
Then in 1995, he began working on a line of Coca-Cola miniatures. These specific miniatures featuring the Coca-Cola brand are collectively referred to as the “Coca-Cola Country” collection. With Coca-Cola being an industry giant and Lilliput Lane’s collectibles also very well-known, it was no surprise that their joint venture was a success.
Additionally, the collection was distributed by Enesco European Giftware Group who is a leader in their field for decorative items. Enesco released the Coca-Cola Country collectibles collection between 1995 and 1996. During that time they were highly desired by collectors.
The collection then retired between 1999 and 2000. Then later when Lilliput Lane closed its factory in 2016, its miniatures became even more valuable. Buildings included in the Coca-Cola Country collection which our store carries are:
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