Drink advertisements often appear on cups and glasses. When consumers purchase drinks at fast food restaurants, they have no choice but to notice the logos on their cups. Chicago-land has particular brands on their cups and glasses that will not appear in some other states.
Advertisements are Commercialism Style art. Generally, commercialism art did not appear until the 20th century. However, art historians may consider some of Toulouse Lautrec’s posters, notably, the ones about the Moulin Rouge, as Commercialism Style art.
Collectibles will usually become valuable after a certain number of years. If you travel to the 30th century, and assuming sentient beings are on Earth, your McDonald’s, plastic cup could be worth $1,000 to a collector (20th century money). This cup could be worth more than $10,000 if in the 30th century, manufacturers no longer produces plastics. If your McDonald’s plastic cup is the total, yearly fuel supply for a space ship, it could be worth $100,000.00. If your McDonald’s plastic cup is the only plastic material in our solar system, it could be worth 1 billion dollars.
Collectibles almost always have some remarkable art on their material. This art will include logos or be the logos. Some collectibles advertise movies and drink brands.
Cup collectibles that you obtain at fast-food restaurants hold different quantities of liquids (ounces). (Yes, the common American does not use milliliters or liters.) If you want a large, fountain drink at a Chicago-land, fast-food restaurant, you will get it in a cup; you cannot get it in a glass, a mug, or through a hose. (The drinks’ prices include the cups’ cost—probably one cent-five cents.)
Drinking glasses with Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox logos are available at souvenir ships. These glasses will not hold as much liquid as plastic cups from fast-food places. In addition, one glass may cost you $6.00.
1. AMC Cup
2. Arby’s Cup
3. Bears 16 Ounces Tumbler
4. Bears 16 Ounces Tumbler-Squat
5. Bears Tumbler
6. Burger King Cup
7. McDonald’s Cup
8. Pilot Mug
9. Popeye’s Cup
10. White Castles Cup
16 Ounces Tumbler-Bears
This 16 ounces drinking glass has the Chicago Bears', helmet logo on its front. The Chicago Bears are Chicago's, only, professional, football team. It may cost you $6.00 to purchase a similar drinking glass in a souvenir shop.
16 Ounces Tumbler-Squat-Bears
This drinking glass also holds 16 ounces, but it has a stubbier design that the previous drinking glass. In addition, this glass lacks the Bears' red and dark blue colors.
This plastic, Arby's, drinking cup will hold 40 ounces of liquid. Arby's, is one of the few, and maybe only, fast-food restaurants that have roast beef sandwiches.
Burger King Cup
The plastic cup was available at Burger King restaurants. Only in Chicago-land will you see the advertisement about Bears' radio, which is 780 AM and 105.9 FM. This cup will hold 40 ounces of fluid.
This plastic mug was available at Pilot Truck Stops. This drinking item allowed truck drivers to put 36 ounces of coffee or other beverages in this mug. This mug's design is unique because of the road signs displays.
Popeye's is one of several, famous, American, fast-food places that specialize in serving fried chicken. This cup will hold 44 ounces of liquid! Although no picture is visible, the artistry is the unique font for the Popeye's name.
White Castle Cup
This plastic, White Castle cup will hold 40 ounces of liquid. The interesting art are the diagonal, blue and white lines between the dark, vertical stripes. As the cup states, White Castle has been around since 1921, well before McDonalds and Burger King.