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Trade Sign, BOATS FOR SALE AND T0 RENT
Date/Period: 1900-1920 - SOLD


Trade Sign, BOATS FOR SALE AND T0 RENT, entire view

Measurement: 85.5" x 29.25" x 2.5"

Material: Mixed woods, paint

Condition: Very good, thinning paint, great surface

Additional Information: Cutout and applied lettering, boat hull, and oars.

SOLD

1345-13


Trade Sign, BOATS FOR SALE AND T0 RENT, entire view



Advertising, Trade Sign Painted on Cabinet, Trading In Goods for the Woodsmen
Wonderful and colorful imagery…
Date/Period: Midcentury, possibly a decade or two earlier


Advertising, Trade Sign Painted on Cabinet, Trading In Goods for the Woodsmen Wonderful and colorful imagery…, entire view

Measurement: Height: 36.5”; width: 13"; depth: 5.5"

Material: Pine, polychrome

Condition: Very good, trivial age and use related imperfections, original paint

Additional Information: A highly stylized Native American with bow and arrow
centered by “TRADING IN GOODS / for the OUTDOORSMEN”. The cabinet is painted
green. One loose shelf remains within the interior. We have found identical vintage
midcentury face mount hinges dating to the 1930-1950’s period.

$4,875.00

232-443


Advertising, Trade Sign Painted on Cabinet, Trading In Goods for the Woodsmen Wonderful and colorful imagery…, entire view 2

Advertising, Trade Sign Painted on Cabinet, Trading In Goods for the Woodsmen Wonderful and colorful imagery…, entire view 3

Advertising, Trade Sign Painted on Cabinet, Trading In Goods for the Woodsmen Wonderful and colorful imagery…, detail view

Advertising, Trade Sign Painted on Cabinet, Trading In Goods for the Woodsmen Wonderful and colorful imagery…, detail view 2

Advertising, Trade Sign Painted on Cabinet, Trading In Goods for the Woodsmen Wonderful and colorful imagery…, detail view 3

Advertising, Trade Sign Painted on Cabinet, Trading In Goods for the Woodsmen Wonderful and colorful imagery…, detail view 4

Advertising, Trade Sign Painted on Cabinet, Trading In Goods for the Woodsmen Wonderful and colorful imagery…, detail view 5



Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson
Staffordshire, England
Date/Period: 1799-1818


Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, entire view

Measurement: Height: 10.25"; length: 16"; width: 9"

Material: Creamware

Condition: Chips to ears, hairlines to base, else good especially considering age & use

Additional Information: Bear grease was a popular pomade or hair treatment for hair
loss in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and America. It was originally made from
bear fat scented with roses. The London chemist's firm of J & E Atkinson was founded
by James Atkinson in 1799, which originally sold pots of hair pomade made of bears'
grease and perfumed with otto of roses. Histories of the company frequently claim
James Atkinson used a live bear, chained to the pavement outside his London
premises, to promote the sale of his product. During the early 1800s, James Atkinson
advertised his Bear’s grease in chemist and druggist shops through the production of
ceramic show bears. This one depicts a polar bear standing in an icy landscape. An
identical model is part of the collection of the Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical
Society.

$6,985.00

505-164


Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, entire view 2

Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, entire view 3

Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, entire view 4

Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, entire view 5

Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, detail view

Bear Grease and Cold Cream Advertising Model for James Atkinson Staffordshire, England, bottom view



Vintage Patriotic Trade Sign, Veto’s Ice Cream Cones
Date/Period: Circa 1900-1920 - SOLD


Vintage Patriotic Trade Sign, Veto’s Ice Cream Cones, entire view

Measurement: 23.5" x 11.5"

Material: Basswood and polychrome

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: Eagle surmounting panoply of American flags flanked by
“VETO’S ICE CREAM CONES” …the letters painted in red, gold, and silver against a
black ground. The vignette is centered by a fine double-border done in red, bottom
corners display fanciful flourishes.

SOLD

898-44


Vintage Patriotic Trade Sign, Veto’s Ice Cream Cones, detail view

Vintage Patriotic Trade Sign, Veto’s Ice Cream Cones, back view



Antique Trade Sign, Pocket Watch, Expert Watch Repairing, W.D. O’Bryant
Two sides
Date/Period: 1875-1890ish


Antique Trade Sign, Pocket Watch, Expert Watch Repairing, W.D. O’Bryant Two sides, entire view

Measurement: Height: 23.5"; diameter: 16"; depth: 2.75"

Material: Zinc, paint

Condition: Very good original condition, windward side displays the vestiges of
weather. The letter and dial paint appears to be original; bezel may have been touched
up early in working life

Additional Information: Painted and gilded sheet and cast zinc two-sided trade sign
featuring a cast acanthus ornamented bezel and detailed crown. This is a nice small
size that displays well.

$1,295.00

1409-15


Antique Trade Sign, Pocket Watch, Expert Watch Repairing, W.D. O’Bryant Two sides, entire view 2



Vintage Sign: OKLAHOMA, Original Paint
Date/Period: 1930-1950…just an educated guess - SOLD


Vintage Sign: OKLAHOMA, Original Paint, entire view

Measurement: Length: 30.75"; height: 5"; depth: .75"

Material: Pine and polychrome

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: The sign with canted edges lettered in dark brown with green
trim against white.

SOLD

171-184


Vintage Sign: OKLAHOMA, Original Paint, back side view



Trade Sign, Confectionary, Ice Cream, SOFE [sic] Drinks, Cigars, Tobacco
Date/Period: Circa 1900 - SOLD


Trade Sign, Confectionary, Ice Cream, SOFE [sic] Drinks, Cigars, Tobacco, entire view

Measurement: 12" x 29" x .75"

Material: Sheet iron mounted on wood back with applied molding, painted

Condition: Excellent original condition

Additional Information: Great mustard yellow paint against a black ground…and yes,
there are actually “SOFE” drinks.

SOLD

1409-6


Trade Sign, Confectionary, Ice Cream, SOFE [sic] Drinks, Cigars, Tobacco, back view

Trade Sign, Confectionary, Ice Cream, SOFE [sic] Drinks, Cigars, Tobacco, detail view



Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE
Possibly New York
Date/Period: 19th Century


Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 28.75"; width: 44"; depth: 18"

Material: White pine and poplar, wrought iron

Condition: Weathering, shrinkage crack, displays well on the wall

Additional Information: The simple wrought iron mounted highbacked bench is
lettered for a seller of books. The first column on left displays discernible
words…SCHOOL DAYS, SPELLING, GRAMMAR and more.

$3,400.00

210-280


Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, entire view 2

Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, entire view 3

Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, entire view 4

Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, detail view 1

Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, detail view 2

Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, detail view 3



19th Century American Bootmaker’s
Trade Sign, Carved & Painted - SOLD


19th Century American Bootmaker’s Trade Sign, Carved & Painted, entire view

(Height: 41"; width: 29.75"; depth: 2.5")
An elegant profile displaying a stylish boot, rounded contours; the top sheathed in sheet
iron protecting the end grain from rain. Not your typical flat silhouette, a great example.


19th Century American Bootmaker’s Trade Sign, Carved & Painted, scale view

19th Century American Bootmaker’s Trade Sign, Carved & Painted, back view

SOLD

314-73




19th Century Wall Clock, Trade Sign, Oval, Stenciled Eagle & Floral Motif
Waterbury, Connecticut, circa 1854-1880


19th Century Wall Clock, Trade Sign, Oval, Stenciled Eagle & Floral Motif
Waterbury, Connecticut, circa 1854-1880, entire view

Perhaps an interior shop or trade sign for a watch and clock maker. The large oval sheet metal case is in
the form of a watch with a brass bow. It has stenciled decoration of an American eagle and floral sprays
around the central door. There is a Waterbury seven-day movement with strike and pendulum which
appears to have never been touched. The pendulum, bob and adjusting screw were loose in the bottom
of the case with no indication they were ever put together. A most interesting and visually striking time
piece. The movement needs cleaning. (We have a clockmaker available)
Height: 25 1/8”, width: 17”, depth: 3”, Hanging bow: 5.75”, diameter of dial: 6”)

$2,750.00

987-32




Antique Pedestal, Original Red, White & Blue Paint
American, 3rd Quarter of 19th Century


Antique Pedestal, Original Red, White & Blue Paint
American, 3rd Quarter of 19th Century

The walnut top painted red is over canted case featuring fielded panels created by the application of moldings; molded mopboard. Square nail joinery. (Interior cleats removed; sliver of wood long gone from one side of mopboard; height: 31"; base: 19.25 x 16"; top: 16.5 x 16")


Antique Pedestal, Original Red, White & Blue Paint
American, 3rd Quarter of 19th Century

Antique Pedestal, Original Red, White & Blue Paint
American, 3rd Quarter of 19th Century

$2,085.00

1039-39




Art Deco Stained Glass Trade Sign, United Pacific Insurance Company
Tacoma, Washington, Circa 1933/1934


Vintage Art Deco Stained Glass Trade Sign for United Pacific Insurance Company, entire view

Mixed media sign was commissioned about 1933/1934 and was installed over the entrance of the Reliance Insurance Company building in Tacoma, Washington. The sign went to storage in the early 40's when Reliance relocated offices. The sign was discovered in the Tacoma building by construction workers then shipped to Reliance’s Philadelphia headquarters in 1997. The sign was installed with back lighting in the stairway between the 15th and 16th floors 1998; removed from stairway about 2004 when Reliance vacated the floors. The sign remains in excellent original condition and measures 53 by 73.75". Please call for additional information.

$8,950

1157-290


Vintage Art Deco Stained Glass Trade Sign for United Pacific Insurance Company, close up detail




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