What was Fan-Taz ?
Fan-Taz was a carbonated beverage sold in the early 20th century in the USA, Canada and Mexico by the Hessig-Ellis Drug Co. and its division, the Puro Manufacturing Company (formed in 1909). The beverage was red in color, and was marketed to baseball "fans", with ads showing bats and balls. Syrup dispensers were shaped like baseballs and were used in drugstores, general stores, and ice cream parlors during the early 1900s, selling the product for 5 cents a glass. Source: Wikipedia
The Fan-Taz Syrup Dispensers are rare and highly sought after.
In 2015, these dispensers can command premium prices. On June 9, 2015, EBay Auctions listed one of these dispensers for $24,995.00. The same day, Morphy Auctions estimated the value of a Fan-Taz dispenser as being valued at between $30,000.00 and $60,000.00, with one recently selling for $31,200.00.
Newspaper articles, buttons, signs and bottle openers touted the red drink “A Pennant Winner.”