Antique Barber Pole, Turned Wood, Historic Paint and Iron Hanger, Circa 1870-1910
A classic trade sign in surface that hangs at an angle (Length; 47.5")
19th Century Wall Clock, Trade Sign, Oval, Stenciled Eagle & Floral Motif
Waterbury, Connecticut, circa 1854-1880
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”)
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")
Art Deco Stained Glass Trade Sign, United Pacific Insurance Company
Tacoma, Washington, Circa 1933/1934
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.
Trade Sign, Fireman's Axe, Sheet Iron, and Original Thinning Paint
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Antique Optometrist Trade Sign, Eyeglasses, Painted Eyes, Banner with Name
American, 19th Century
Zinc and Sheet Iron…rare small size, historic surface - SOLD
A two-sided optometrist trade sign in scarcely encountered small size; pair of glasses featuring painted
eyes surmounting a banner inscribed “J.D. Coles” (24” by 8”)
Trade Sign in Original Paint, Nice Small Size, G. Kruger Boot & Shoe Maker
Anonymous, 19th Century - SOLD
The sign features original applied moldings and desirable blue background; nice detail including stitchery; windward sign is heavily weathered as expected. (15.75 x 22 x 2")
Hitchcock Chair Company Trade Sign, Turned, Split and Applied Spindles
Vintage, stenciled signature as were the chairs, side spindles relate to chair legs
Connecticut, Vintage; likely first-half 20th century - SOLD
(Excellent condition; Dimensions: 16 by 29”)
659-140 - SOLD
American Sign, Carved an Incised Yellow Pine, Traces of Original Paint
P. Chick, Federal Period; property or business sign
Eagle with shield form body clutching arrows flanked by tree above name - SOLD
(26.5 by 37 by .5”)
935-21 - SOLD
19th Century Trade Sign, Shoe Department, Original Paint and Molding
Unknown Maker - SOLD
(93 by 16 by 1.5”)
935-25 - SOLD
Sign, The Salvation Army, Original Paint
Early 20th Century - SOLD
Missing original molding, otherwise fine condition.
(L: 143.5" H: 11.5")
346-41 - SOLD
Antique, Large Bathroom Key Tag with Key, Original Paint
Late 19th Century; likely a public building or rooming house
That’ll keep them from walking away with the key! - SOLD
201-473 - SOLD
Advertising, Heinz Pickles, Die Cut, Litho, Chain Hung String Holder, Embossed
Turn of last century, likely 1910 to 1920, rare figural advertising, with period string - SOLD
(Good condition, commensurate with age and use, scatted oxidation and enamel loss limited to "pure foods" plate; minor imperfections to pickle. This example remains in original unrestored condition and measures 15" by 17" by 7")
1001-33 - SOLD
William Cullen Bryant House, Private School Sign, Mildred Bryant Kussmaul
Two sided, original paint and wrought iron hangers - SOLD
(37 by 28.25 by 1")
290-12 - SOLD
Turned & Painted Cigar - SOLD
Very good condition. Measures 12.5" in length.
348-42 - SOLD
Trade Sign, Dr. Barrows Office, Original Surface History
Wonderful dry surface, mustard yellow lettering - SOLD
(L: 36.25", H: 14.75", D: 1.5")
935-8 - SOLD
Trade Sign, Sheet Iron, Double Sided Pocket Watch, Original Surface History
Unknown Maker, found in Pennsylvania
19th Century - SOLD
Chisel cut sheet iron affixed to hand forged swing ring, dry painted surface.
(23.75 by 13.75")
606-33 - SOLD
American Shield, Painted Red, White & Blue, Canvas Stretched on Molded Frame
Anonymous - SOLD
An unusual example with thirteen carved and applied stars, with reverse also painted. (Minor wear imperfections; 27 by 31 by .75")
606-34 - SOLD
Trade Sign, Rock Spring Hotel
Staunton, Virginia - SOLD
Rock Spring Hotel, by J.R.Smith, a two-sided sign with molded edges, in black and gold on white ground, with a black frame. Fresh to the market, being recently discovered in a collector's attic and having tremendous eye appeal. Excellent reminder of the 19th C. American's obsession with health and longevity, and the willingness to travel for the merits of the medicinal mineral water springs of Virginia.
Dimensions: 36" by 48" by 3". Board separation as seen.
1032-96 - SOLD
Trade Sign, Red, White, and Blue, Falls City Cabin, Original Paint
Unknown Maker, fine condition
Antique - SOLD
(96 by 11.25 by .75")
346-42 - SOLD
Acme Peanut Roasting Ovens with Trays, One with Base, Great End Tables
The Acme Peanut Roaster, Manufactured by Atsatt Brothers
Patented April 2nd, 1895
(24 by 17.5 by 17.75")
The example with base: 294-39 - SOLD
The example with no base: 294-40 - SOLD
Pewter Candlestick, Trade Stimulator, Trade Sign, Massive
Anonymous, antique, countertop or shop window - SOLD
Dimensions: 24" H.
497-70 - SOLD
Trade Sign, Hardware
Late 19th Century
Gold on black ground; applied molding - SOLD
Dimensions: 74" L, 17.75" H, 2" D.
898-4 - SOLD
Winged Hourglass, Cast Iron
19th Century - SOLD
Representing time's swift flight; long used as graveyard and Masonic symbol among other meanings. Dimensions: 20" W, 7.25" H, 2" D.
661-24 - SOLD
Trade Sign, National Fire Insurance Company
Reverse on Glass with Lady Liberty as Central Motif
Hartford, Connecticut - SOLD
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.
883-3 - SOLD
19th Century Pee Wee Miniature Golf Sign - SOLD
Dimensions: 33 1/8 by 19.25".
210-166 - SOLD
Cutout, Carved and Painted
First Half 20th Century - SOLD
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".)
594-10 - SOLD
Trade Sign, Original Paint
I WORK FOR CASH
Third Quarter 19th Century
A great statement! - SOLD
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"; height: 8.25".)
570-169 - SOLD
Clocks, Watches & Jewelry Repaired
E. Spencer - SOLD
Measures 22.5" in height, 34" in width and 3.5" in depth.
270-57 - SOLD
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
Trade Sign, Factory Shoe Store
19th Century - SOLD
Two Sided Sign, Gold Lettering on Black, Signed F.N. Leman, Boston, MA.
Dimensions: 96.25" L, 19.75" H, 2.5" D.
346-34 - SOLD
Trade Sign, Antique, Original Paint, Highly Stylized
Couch Signs - SOLD
(Dimensions: 36 by 8 by 1".)
216-432 - SOLD
Trade Sign, Gun Shop, Shotgun Form, Carved, Original Paint
Circa 1875 to 1900'ish
Anonymous - SOLD
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".
876-11 - SOLD
Trade Sign, the Cock Pit Tea Room, Original Paint on Wood
Antique, circa 1880 to 1900ish
Five tongue and groove boards mortised and tenoned to end battens - SOLD
Water damage at top, some paint loss, one side stronger than other
Dimensions: 27.25" H, 24" W, .75" D.
121-164 - SOLD