Trade Sign, Gun Shop, Shotgun Form, Carved, Original Paint
Circa 1875 to 1900'ish
A carved and black painted wood gunsmith's sign in the form of a double barrel percussion shotgun; complete with trigger guard, rammer, hammers and sights.
Trigger guard partially restored; missing buttplate. Length: 67".
Trade Sign, Hardware
Late 19th Century
Gold on black ground; applied molding
Dimensions: 74" L, 17.75" H, 2" D.
Winged Hourglass, Cast Iron
Representing time's swift flight; long used as graveyard and Masonic symbol among other meanings. Dimensions: 20" W, 7.25" H, 2" D.
Trade Sign, Tin
Continental Fire Insurance Company
Framed painted tin sign in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 20.25 by 30.5".
Trade Sign, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Optical Goods
Double Sided, Full Bodied Cast Sheet Iron and Zinc
19th Century - SOLD
This rare form in useable size is finely cast; the border cast with JEWLERY, CLOCKS, and WATCHES; double convex dial with painted Roman numerals, hands and chapter ring. The eye glasses are suspended from the bezel and joined by "C" bridge; they are cast with OPTICAL GOODS, and feature concave corners and cast scroll ornamentation The suspension ring with twist and knop detail is fixed to faceted crown. (H: 32.5"; W: 24.75"; D: 3")
270-91 - SOLD
Trade Sign, National Fire Insurance Company
Reverse on Glass with Lady Liberty as Central Motif
Excellent condition in oak frame. Great label from Zero Marx Sign Works on back, the company that produced the sign.
Dimensions: 34 by 26" frame; 19.5 by 27.5" sight-size.
Trade Sign, Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic
Ex Raccoon Creek
Wooden - SOLD
(23.75 by 29.25")
661-23 - SOLD
Trade Sign, Compass Dial, Old Paint
Found in New England
Late 19th Century
Tinned sheet iron
A simple yet dramatic aesthetic; this unique architectural element possibly ornamented a maker or purveyor of instruments factory building; points of compass centering pointer within raised border. Although the surface was long ago refreshed, the dry flat patina of thinning black paint and white paint is very attractive. (Diameter: 60"; depth: 2.5")
Trade Sign, Old Paint, Mahantongo Valley, Pennsylvania
Pitman Post Office
Late 19th Century
This square-nailed two-sided sign is beautifully molded and features a dry and weathered patina. (15.5 x 33.5 inches.)
Trade Sign, Original Paint
I WORK FOR CASH
Third Quarter 19th Century
A great statement!
The stylized black lettering against a white background; original paint is now dry with a wonderful flat patina. The applied moldings with chamfered leading edge are square nailed to signboard. Perfect height for above windows or a door. (Length: 76-inches; height: 8.25-inches.)
Trade Sign, Dispensing Department, Original Blue Paint
Mortar and Pestle
Second Half 19th Century
An outstanding serpentine shape having gold powder gilt lettering with light steel-blue silhouette; motor and pestle of matching color on tabletop. (80 by 43.5 by 1.5-inches.)
Barber Pole, Dry Polychrome and Gilt Surface
This stylish pole of exceptional form was turned from single piece of soft wood...second surface is desirable and early; dry and uniform at 100% coverage. The spherical terminals probably retain original gold gilt and are heavily oxidized. Early poles other than common baluster forms are quite scarce, this deeply turned example with central hourglass motif tapering at each end to a compressed ring finished by gilt spherical terminals is in green, red, white and blue paint. (Length: 29-inches.)
19th Century Pee Wee Miniature Golf Sign
Dimensions: 33 1/8 by 19.25-inches.
Cutout, Carved and Painted
First Half 20th Century
Perhaps an ice fishing decoy makers trade sign; or a fish mongers sign or a simple decoration. Nice old paint; good patina. (35 by 7 by 1-inches.)
Nitschke Trade Sign
Umbrella Repair, Picture Frames and Sewing Machine Repair
Dimensions: 65.75-inches high, 31.875-inches wide, 2.25-inches deep.
Jeweler's Trade Sign
This two sided sign in the form of a pocket watch is made of sheet zinc and retains original surface history; several layers of paint and gilding. The most recent is probably early 20th century. In generally very good condition with "as expected" dings and dents...the seams of swing ring which surrounds the pendant crown will benefit from soldering. (Height: 41 inches; width: 29 inches; depth: 7 inches.)
"Bridge Closed" Sign, Townsend, MA
19th Century wood sign that has had an in use split repaired.
Dimensions: 36-inches long by 11.75-inches tall.
Swatara Hotel Sign
Oval painted and paint decorated trade sign with applied molding and retaining original hardware and dry surface history; one side with paint losses. (47.75 x 37.25 x 2.5 inches.)
Tower Inn Trade Sign
Dimensions: 37.75 by 11.25 by 3.5-inches.
Clocks, Watches & Jewelry Repaired
Measures 22.5-inches in height, 34-inches in width and 3.5-inches in depth.
Apothecary Trade Sign
Carved Applied Letters And Half-Domes
Black Painted Sandpaper Background - SOLD
Very good condition. (60 x 15.25 x 2.5 inches)
722-7 - SOLD