29th ANNUAL 10-2-4 COLLECTOR'S CLUB TO MEET IN WACO
The 29th annual meeting of the 10-2-4 Collector's Club will meet in Waco on March 7-9, 2013. The Waco Hilton will be the site of this year's meeting. The theme this year is Harmon! For registration information, contact Convention Chair Charles Brizius at 214.520.5777.
Thursday March 7, 2013: Opening reception at the Dr Pepper Museum beginning at 5:30 pm
Friday March 8, 2013: Seminars at the Waco Hilton beginning at 9:00 am. The Business Meeting and Show and Tell being at 2:15 pm. The Auction and barbeque begin with an auction preview at 4:00 pm.
Saturday, March 9, 2013: The Swap Meet opens to the public at 10:00 am. The Annual Banquet closes the convention on Saturday night at 6:00 pm. There are only 175 seats available, and tickets are an additional cost.
Hope you can be part of this great weekend! Mark your calendar now.
27th ANNUAL 10-2-4 CLUB MET IN WACO IN MARCH
The Dr Pepper Collector's Club, the 10-2-4 Club, had their annual meeting in Waco March 3-5, 2011. This was the 27th Annual Convention, and amazing sessions were held along with an auction, memorabilia swapping, delicious meals and time left over to visit with other Dr Pepper aficionados. Check out these great pictures from the event!
10-2-4 Dr Pepper Collectors Club
The Dr Pepper 10-2-4 Club is a national organization of people dedicated to the
study of the history and collecting of memorabilia of the Dr Pepper Company.
The Dr Pepper 10-2-4 Club provides:
- Nationwide communication among Dr Pepper collectors.
- Comprehensive quarterly newsletter - Lion's Roar.
- Annual Convention and Swap Meet.
- Free advertisement in the Lion's Roar for members.
Annual dues are $25.
Primary membership includes voting rights, publications, and officer candidacy. Additional members of your immediate family and household, limited only to spouse and children (18 years and younger), living at your home or mailing address, may join as Associates and be included in your primary membership.
Associate membership includes voting rights, and officer candidacy, but does not include receiving additional copies of the Lion's Roar or any other official publications. Associate membership is not open to friends, members of your company, or family members not living at your home or mailing address. They may join the club as a primary member, but not as an associate member under your primary membership.
Anyone interested in joining the 10-2-4 Club is invited to contact:
10-2-4 Club Website
Charles Brizius, Treasurer/Membership Director
4040 North Central Expressway, Suite 600
Dallas, Texas 75204
Phone (214) 520-5777
For a general introduction to collecting Dr Pepper items, take a look at the logos from different time periods below. These can also be very useful for dating Dr Pepper items you already own.
1885 to mid 1890s
Dr. Pepper’s Phos-Ferrates and the wheat and iron logo was used from 1885 until the mid 1890’s. It is one of the earliest logos/slogans Dr Pepper used.
The bounced “p” logo came about in the 1960’s. It is given this name because the third “p” is slightly raised above the other letters.
1890s to 1910s
The King of Beverages logo dates from the late 1800’s to the 1910’s. The first embossed glass bottles has this logo on them.
I’m a Pepper is an all-time favorite of Dr Pepper lovers, and was introduced in the 1970’s. One of the most common questions we get is “Who is the guy who sings the I’m a Pepper song?” The answer is David Naughton!
1920s to 1940s
Good for Life began in the 1920’s and was used until the late 1940’s. There are several variations of this logo, and it is usually in conjunction with the 10-2-4 logo.
The Oval Stripe logo defines Dr Pepper in the 1980’s. The oval in the upper left corner was used in the 1970’s, and because of its popularity they were not ready to let it go at the dawning of the 80’s.
10-2-4 was introduced in 1923, and was usually associated with an image of Old Doc in the earlier years. 10-2-4 is the only Dr Pepper slogan to be in continuous use for 5 decades.
The Slash logo got Dr Pepper through the 1990’s and into the new century. It is a modernistic take on the 80’s slant!
In the 1950’s the period after the “r” in Dr was dropped because of this typeface. Because of the way the “r” is done, they thought it would look like there was a colon instead of a period. The period has never been added back in.