Feb 25, 2016 - Sale 2406

Sale 2406 - Lot 244

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
Hills Brothers coffee can, with a wraparound image of Adams' Winter Morning, Yosemite Valley; this can with the rare original red and yellow "belly band" specifying the grind and date, and advertising a Kodak Instamatic II camera on special offer for only $4.75. Tin, 7 inches high and 6 1/4 in diameter (17.8 and 15.9 cm.), with the printed Hills Brothers and Adams credit and the date; with the original plastic top which reads "Head for the HILLS!" 1969

Additional Details

with--A group of 4 breakfast or dinner menus for Yosemite National Park's restaurant at The Ahwahnee Hotel, each highlighted with a reproduction of an Adams photograph. 8vos, photo-pictorial self-wrappers, light wear. 1950-57.

We have not previously seen an example of this iconic coffee can at auction that includes the belly band.