Collectors

e are so excited that you are a Dr Pepper collector! Below are the questions we are most frequently asked either by collectors or by people who have found a Dr Pepper object. If your question is not answered here, please email us at collections@drpeppermuseum.com

How old is my Dr Pepper object?

Dr Pepper is unique in that the logos and slogans that are used on merchandise changes completely almost every decade. This makes it very easy for us to date Dr Pepper objects! Below are some general guidelines to help you date your Dr Pepper object, and for more detailed information please email us at collections@drpeppermuseum.com

Would the Museum be interested in purchasing my collection?

Thank you for thinking of the Dr Pepper Museum as a place for your collection!    The Museum has a wide variety of Dr Pepper items. We have many bottles, crates and original signs.   As for buying the collection, we are a small non-profit 501(c)3 run by a board of directors and we do not have a designated acquisitions budget. The museum relies mainly on donations. Our collection policy is to collect two of an item. If a person wishes to donate his or her collection and the museum already has the same items, it will be put into consignment where it will be sold through the gift shop. The money made is returned to the Collections Department for the use of preservation and conservation.  This is to try to cut down on space restrictions and conservation/preservation costs.  Museums are forever running out of space!!! We are in the middle of a project to expand our storage space. Currently we store our collection in four different locations. If you want to sell the collection, I would suggest trying E-Bay or get in touch with another Dr Pepper collector. For information on how to contact a Dr Pepper collector, please contact us at collections@drpeppermuseum.com.

What is the value of my Dr Pepper object?

We are unable to estimate the value of Dr Pepper memorabilia. Because we are a non-profit organization, the IRS does not allow the Museum to appraise anything that is related to our collection. We must get an outside appraiser. I would suggest that you look on an on-line auction company, like www.ebay.com, for an estimated value of the bottle. Another option would be to contact a Dr Pepper Collector. For information on how to contact a Dr Pepper collector, please contact us at collections@drpeppermuseum.com.

Can I donate an item(s) to the Dr Pepper Museum?

Thank you for thinking of the museum as a place for your object!  In order to decide whether or not to keep the item(s), you will need to send a digital picture or a detailed description to collections@drpeppermuseum.com so we can determine whether or not we already have the item(s) in the collection. Our collection policy is to collect two of an item.  This is to try to cut down on space restrictions and conservation/preservation costs.  (Museums are forever running out of space!!!) We do have a wide variety of collections, so there is a good possibility we may already have two of what you have. If you would still like to donate your collection, feel free!  Thank you so much for thinking of the museum for your collection!  We wouldn't have anything in our museum if it weren't for people like you.  Thanks again.

Is there prune juice in Dr Pepper?

There is no prune juice (or ever was) in Dr Pepper. We believe the rumor was started by a comment by Bob Hope when he was visiting the Waco area at one time. According to Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Headquarters: Dr Pepper is a unique blend of natural and artificial flavors; it does not contain prune juice.