You Can ‘Be a Pepper’ at This Dr Pepper Collectibles Estate Sale

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Can you name the 23 flavors of Dr Pepper? If you can name at least one, you’ll love this North Richland Hills estate sale full of Dr Pepper collectibles. Scroll through the goodies you’ll find at this weekend’s sale presented by Remains of Yesterday Estate Sales with Dr Pepper in hand and enjoy a short inaugural round of trivia.

The nation’s oldest soft drink has gone through many incarnations of advertising and promotional slogans that are as easily identifiable as the deep burgundy color of Dr Pepper’s can itself.

Long before there was “Be a Pepper,” what was Dr Pepper’s first slogan? The soft drink’s original slogan from the 1920s proclaimed Dr Pepper “the King of Beverages.” Oftentimes, advertisements showed “Old Doc,” a typical country doctor character with a monocle and top hat, prescribing Dr Pepper as the cure for what “ails” you. From this North Richland Hills estate, I found one glass from this set of vintage 1978 glasses sells for $20 each on Etsy.

What do the numbers 10, 2, and 4 signify for Dr Pepper? 10 am, 2 pm, and 4 pm are the hours of the day you should drink the beverage for an energy lift. This slogan was created in the 1930s by J. B. O’Hara when he discovered research indicating that sugar produces energy and that the average person typically experiences a sense of fatigue during a normal day at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It lasted into the ’50s. Similar Dr Pepper clocks to this one for sale have sold for approximately $200.

What was Diet Dr Pepper first named? In 1963, Diet Dr Pepper was introduced as “Dietetic Dr Pepper.” “Sales were initially slow because of the unfortunate name, which was changed three years later to Diet Dr Pepper,” according to Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s history page. In 1991, Diet Dr Pepper was reformulated and sales soared.

Blue Willow China
Camping Gear
Cast Iron
Catering Equipment
Christmas Decor
Civil War/Revolutionary War Artifacts
Dr. Pepper “Band In A Bubble” Blow Up Globe!
Dr. Pepper Bicycle

Dr. Pepper Shoes Nike Air Force One
Dr. Pepper Collectibles of all Sorts!
Dr. Pepper Convention Watch
Dr. Pepper Signs
Dr. Pepper Soda Crates
Dr. Pepper Train
Furniture including futon, desk, dining room suite, futon, Lane cedar chest, patio table and chairs, recliners
Garage Cabinets
Hot Tub
Lockheed/General Dynamics Items
Model Airplanes
Musical Instruments – Saxaphone, Flute, Guitars, Studio Piano

Precious Moments
Primitive Table
Samsung Washer and Dryer
Signed and Unsigned Sports Memorabilia – Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rams, NY Giants
Tools Galore!
Toro Lawn Mower
Upright Freezer
Vintage Advertising Pennants
Vintage Clothing – Sports Jerseys, Dr. Pepper Jackets and Shirts, Hats
Vintage Fire Dept Clothing
Vintage Sport Teams Duffel Bags
Vintage Sports Pennants

Candy literally wrote the book on the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, but has she seen this rare find?

Vinyl Records – Tons of 45’s with most still sleeved! Fabulous Beatles and Classic Rock collection
Weber Grill
Wedding Decor

Oh, and what are the 23 flavors of Dr Pepper? Actually, they’re a closely guarded secret but they’re rumored to include cherry, licorice, amaretto, vanilla, blackberry, blackberry, caramel, pepper, anise, sarsaparilla, ginger, molasses, orange, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, coriander juniper, birch, and prickly ash.

If You Go

Address: 5509 Club House Drive, North Richland Hills
Sale Dates:
7 am to 3 pm Friday, Jan. 31 Everything is 50% off
7 am to 3 pm Saturday, Feb. 1

Note: This is a CASH ONLY sale and no large bills are accepted for purchases under $50.

Presented by Remains of Yesterday Estate Sales

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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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  1. mary says

    In the early 80’s, I had my picture taken with David Naughton who sang the “I’m a Pepper” song in the Dr. Pepper commercials. Wow, that is embarrassing now to admit, but at the time I was so excited. It was at Irving Mall, either at Sears or JC Penney. I think I got a signed autograph on a picture of him drinking a Dr. Pepper. SMH.

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