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Antique Sign, Hand with Pointing Index Finger, Original Surface History
Probably New England, Late 19th Century


Antique Sign, Hand with Pointing Index Finger, Original Surface History
Probably New England, Late 19th Century, entire view

Exceptionally well carved white pine…about twice average Mans hand size


Antique Sign, Hand with Pointing Index Finger, Original Surface History
Probably New England, Late 19th Century, back view

$1,685.00

285-117




Antique Trade Signs, Original Dry Red, White and Blue Paint, New England
M.E.F. Landers - Sled-Building – Blacksmith & General Repair Work
Anonymous, circa 1890-1920


Vintage Canada Goose, Field Decoy, Hollow Carved, Original Paint



An elegantly carved two-piece sentry in good paint, anonymous, left facing

(108-5" x 13.25"; 85.5" x 12")

$1,075.00 the pair

789-4




Antique Trade Sign
Daily Bulletin – Northern Independent,
Original Paint, Super Graphics 19th Century,
Both Sides Lettered, Reverse for Cantilevered Mounting
Daily Bulletin (Hazleton) (1879-1893)
Possibly Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Ohio?


 Antique Trade Sign, Daily Bulletin – Northern Independent, <br>Original Paint, Outstanding Graphics

(Clean original condition, strong pigments, crisp; 74.25" x 25.25" x 2.5")

Trade Sign, Daily Bulletin – Northern Independent, <br>Original Paint, Outstanding Graphics

$4,500.00

176-178




Antique Trade Sign, Bold Graphics, Flat Gold
Lettering Against Black Smaltz, Wood & Tin
Purportedly SoHo, NYC, Circa 1880-1900


Antique Trade Sign, Daily Bulletin – Northern Independent, Original Paint, Outstanding Graphics

Inscribed on the back is, “Country Sign Co”., sheet iron within molded wood frame painted black and gold…excellent condition. (72 by 36”)

$4,250.00

1254-1




Vintage Trade Sign, THE LAST STRAW,
Signed Bunny Key West
Painted on Plywood, Likely mid 20th century


Vintage Trade Sign 'THE LAST STRAW', Signed Bunny Key West, Likely Mid 20th Century, entire view

(60 by 12 by .5")

$995

632-46


Vintage Trade Sign 'THE LAST STRAW', Signed Bunny Key West, Likely Mid 20th Century, with ruler for scale



Antique Trade Sign, SILVERWARE,
Etched Black Glass, Silver Enameling,
Molded Frame Clad in Copper
Circa 1890 to 1910ish


Antique Silverware Trade Sign, Etched Black Glass with Silver Enameling, Circa 1890, entire view

(46 by 8 by 1")

$1,175

632-51


Antique Silverware Trade Sign, Etched Black Glass with Silver Enameling, Circa 1890, with ruler for scale



Antique Advertising Trade Sign,
Yale Brewing Company, Lager Beer
Fairhaven District, New Haven, Connecticut, Circa 1900 to 1920


Antique Yale Brewing Company Advertising Trade Sign, Connecticut, Circa 1900, close up view

Reverse painting and etching on glass, outstanding use of silver and gold foil; great aerial view of the factory. The factory scene is complete with trolley car, and a company owned freight train; weathervane and American flag positioned against a beautiful sky.
(Excellent original condition, extremely minor scattered small areas of lifting/loss; walnut frame measures: 37 by 28")

$7,575

232-352


Yale Brewing Company Advertising Trade Sign, Connecticut, Circa 1900, with ruler for scale
Yale Brewing Company Advertising Trade Sign, Connecticut, Circa 1900, close up detail



Antique Tavern Sign, Pub,
Wrought and Sheet Iron Rampant Heraldic Lion
Late 18th Century to Early 19th Century,
Probably English
Painted detail against a gilt ground


Antique Tavern/Pub Sign with Sheet Iron Rampant Heraldic Lion, 18th Century, entire view 1

(As generally fount, one side displays stronger paint, the other thinning; losses to frame; 21 by 16”)

$2,165

661-35


Antique Tavern/Pub Sign with Sheet Iron Rampant Heraldic Lion, 18th Century, entire view 2
Antique Tavern/Pub Sign with Sheet Iron Rampant Heraldic Lion, 18th Century, with ruler for scale



Antique Sign, Horns Hoot Here,
Original Paint, Dry Surface
First half 20th Century
Unknown Maker


Antique Sign, Horns Hoot Here, Original Paint, 1st Half 20th Century, entire view

(16.75 by 14.75 by 1")

$1,350.00

290-11


Antique Sign, Horns Hoot Here, Original Paint, 1st Half 20th Century, with ruler for scale



Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Vintage Trade Sign, Carved Wood Sales Stimulator, Borden’s Dairy Milk Bottle, Original Paint - SOLD


Vintage Trade Sign, Carved Wood Sales Stimulator, Borden’s Dairy Milk Bottle, Original Paint, entire view

Early 20th century, three dimensional turned wood bottle featuring smaltz lettering on original white painted ground.
Founded in 1857 in Connecticut, pioneered the use of glass bottles in 1885. (Excellent original condition…very small
area of in-paint to left side above shoulder; Height: 14.25"; width: 5"; depth: 2.5")



SOLD

451-16




Antique Trade Sign or Weathervane
Carved and Gilded Fish Mongers and/or Weathervane in the Form of a Bluefish
Unknown Maker, Late 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign and/or Weathervane Carved and Gilded Fish Mongers  in the Form of a Bluefish
Unknown Maker, Late 19th Century

A full-bodied anatomically correct rendering featuring carved details such as fins, scales and a slightly open mouth. The carving displays a historic surface history. It appears that it was at one time cantilevered, likely surmounting a signboard as evidenced by two filled small apertures [top-to-bottom] that accommodated hardware.

176-183SOLD


Carved and Gilded Fish Mongers Trade Sign and/or Weathervane in the Form of a Bluefish
Unknown Maker, Late 19th Century



Trade Sign, Early American, Original Paint, Sash, Blinds and Doors
New England, First Half 19th Century
Raised panel, mortise, tenon and peg construction, White Pine - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Sash Blinds and Doors, New England, entire view

(Excellent original condition; 20 by 44.25")

479-11 - SOLD




Trade Sign, “Signs”, 4-Colors Centering Black Sand Painted (Smaltz) Ground, On Tin
Original Paint, Two Shades of Green, Orange and Silver
There is a TYDOL stencil on the reverse suggesting repurposing of frame; 2nd Qtr. 20th C. - SOLD


Antique 'Signs' Trade Sign in Four Colors, On Tin, Signed Edwards, entire view

(72.5 by 15 by 1.25”)

935-24 - SOLD




Enterprise Coffee Mill, Original Red & Blue Paint & Decoration, Eagle Finial, 27”
Philadelphia, Late 19th Century - SOLD


Enterprise Coffee Mill, Original Red & Blue Paint & Decoration, Eagle Finial, 27”

Philadelphia, Late 19th Century, entire view

As depicted, a two-wheel No, 9 coffee mill remaining in original paint; wonderful eagle on shield festooned with leafy decoration, centered by ribbon recording manufacturer’s name and address. Dimensions: 27.5” high, 24” wide, 19.25” deep.

 

339-19 - SOLD




Trade Sign, W.P. Holden, 19th Century, Original Graphic Mustard Yellow and Black Paint
Anonymous Location and Painter - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign for W.P. Holden, 19th Century, entire view

(End molding are replaced, else original; L: 84.5", H: 14.75", D: 2.25")

410-148 - SOLD




Quarter Board, Signboard, Provincetown, Carved, Original Surface History
Provincetown, Massachusetts, 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Quarter Board, Provincetown, Original Surface, 19th Century, entire view

An honest sign displaying the inevitable vestiges' of time, Mother Nature's Wear
All but one end with canted edges; end grain oxidation and patina suggest that the sign may have butted against an architectural element; doesn't appear to have been cut in modern time. Other minor imperfections are consistent with longtime use; some working period overpaint to first "O" and "I", else original. (L: 60", H: 8")

1032-121 - SOLD




Trade Sign, Pelgrim Cigar, Turned and Painted Wood, Painted Band and Lit Ash
Anonymous, Antique/Vintage - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Pelgrim Cigar, Turned and Painted, Anonymous, angle view

(Wear commensurate with age and use, dings and minor losses; mounting hardware witness shadows, else fine; mounting bracket available; L: 36")

928-60 - SOLD




Sign, Trade, Pianos, Strong Gilt Graphics against Smalted Background
New York City, Late 19th Century
Strich & Zeidler Pianos Sold by John H. Stunz, Hazelton, Pennsylvania
Jazzy lettering - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Strich and Zeidler Pianos Sold, New York City, 19th Century, entire view

William Strich founded the manufacturing business in New York City circa 1889 the business was located at 134th Street before moving to East 136th Street in the 1920's era, they were successful until the Great Depression. (Fine original condition; 15.75 by 54.25")

216-511 - SOLD




Peanut Warmer, Vending, Sheet Iron, Painted and Stenciled, Glass Window
Buffalo Candy Company, Patented, July, 25, 1882 (Embossed Oval Brass Label)
UNCLE SAM PEANUT WARMER
Outstanding decorated sides, floral motif, lettered banner and ribbon
The front panel pierced and built-out, illuminated by flame; "HOT" - SOLD


Antique Peanut Warmer, Sheet Iron, Buffalo Candy Company, angle view

(Uncle Sam Peanut Warmer lettering may have been refreshed during working life, not certain; all else very good, consistent with age. H: 22", W: 18.25", D: 18")

1001-6 - SOLD




Antique Trade Sign, Furs Made To Order and Repaired, Canvas on Frame
Signed B. Black
Unknown Location
Green, gold, and white paint on sand textured black painted canvas - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Furs Made to Order, Canvas on Frame, entire view

(Very good condition, extremely minor imperfections consistent with age and medium; 72 by 14.5 by 1")

1062-1 - SOLD





Barber Pole, Post Form, Tapered, Painted, Stars, Original Paint
Unknown Maker
Circa 1930 to 1940ish
Gilt orb above turned conical section, ring turnings on shouldered square base - SOLD


Barber Pole, Post Form, Tapered, Painted, Stars, Original Paint

Unknown Maker

Circa 1930 to 1940ish, entire view

(H: 60", W: 9", D: 8.75")

1001-7 - SOLD




Hardware, Iron and Steel Trade Sign, Embossed Letters, Best Patina
C.L. Genness
Dover, New Hampshire - SOLD


Hardware, Iron and Steel Trade Sign, Embossed Letters, Best Patina

C.L. Genness

Dover, New Hampshire, entire view

(32.5 by 22")

906-5 - SOLD




Trade Sign, Vermont Inn, Double Sided, Wooden, M (arshall) WHITHED
Marshal Whithed located in Vernon in 1820, where he engaged in the mercantile business; the store and hotel of Mr. Whithed were the only ones in town for several years.
Signed by Sign Maker "F.VAN DOORN" (Brother of Anthony Van Doorn)
Possibly Made In Anthony VAN DOORNS' Shop
Brattleboro, Vermont
Original wrought iron hanging brackets, surface and gilding - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Vermont Inn, M. Whithed, side 1 view

It is know that Anthony and Frederick were in partnership before 1831 until 1836 suggesting that this sign may have been made just before or after the partnership. Frederick was advertising "Paints & Painting" about 1740; he moved to Rochester in 1843. Other information available for the asking; (Dimensions: 24" H, 72.5" W, 3.5" D.)

553-377 - SOLD




Trade Sign, Shoe Repairing
Unknown Maker
Circa 1900
Hand lettered, dry paint on sand painted ground - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Shoe Repairing, Circa 1900, entire view

(Perhaps some early working period paint refreshing; 58.25 by 16.5")

121-189 - SOLD




Nitschke Trade Sign
Umbrella Repair, Picture Frames and Sewing Machine Repair
19th Century - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Nitschke, Umbrella Repair, Sewing Machine Repair, 19th Century

Dimensions: 65.75" high, 31.875" wide, 2.25" deep.

231-34 - SOLD




Trade Sign, Blue Sand Ground, Silver Lettering, Furniture and Mattress Repair
Found in Maine
Late 19th Century
Pine, applied moldings, excellent original condition, expected wear - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Furniture and Mattress Repair, Late 19th Century, entire view

(L: 61", H: 16", D: 1")

285-88 - SOLD




Trade Sign, Dispensing Department, Original Blue Paint
Mortar and Pestle
Second Half 19th Century
Softwood - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Dispensing Department, Mortar and Pestle, Original Paint

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".)

SHF-256 - SOLD




Jeweler's Trade Sign
Circa 1900
Zinc - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Jeweler's Shop, Circa 1900, Watch Form

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.)

144-7 - SOLD




Trade Sign, Tin
Continental Fire Insurance Company
Minute Man - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Continental Fire Insurance, Tin, close up view

Framed painted tin sign in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 20.25 by 30.5".

883-4 - SOLD




Trade Sign, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Optical Goods
Double Sided, Full Bodied Cast Sheet Iron and Zinc
American
19th Century - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Optical Goods, entire view

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, Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic
Ex Raccoon Creek
Circa 1900
Wooden - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic, Circa 1900, entire view

(23.75 by 29.25")

661-23 - SOLD




Trade Sign, Old Paint, Mahantongo Valley, Pennsylvania
Pitman Post Office
Late 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, Pitman Post Office, 19th Century

This square-nailed two-sided sign is beautifully molded and features a dry and weathered patina. (15.5 x 33.5 inches.)

205-35 - SOLD




Trade Sign, E.E. Joy / Cash Store, Excellent Original Condition, Maine, Circa 1880
The business was located on Summer Street, Kennebunk
Wonderful silhouette, lettering and surface - SOLD


Antique Cash Store Trade Sign, E.E. Joy, Circa 1880, Original Condition, entire view

(L: 99.5", H: 27.75", D: 1")

505-129 - SOLD




Carved and Painted Wood Stage Coach Sign, a Gilt Orb in Original Surface, Initials J.M.
Maine, Early 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Carved and Painted Wood Stage Coach Sign, Initialed J.M., 19th Century, entire view

The ball, carved in the round, retaining original gold paint and displaying faint initials is suspended by a wrought-iron rod. Collection/sale records indicate that the sign hung from John Mustard’s Peacock Tavern, Richmond, Maine; on the road between Gardiner and Brunswick.
The sign is said to have been suspended at the old inn where passengers waited for the stage coach. Provenance: John Kenneth Byard, Silvermine, Connecticut to Stewart E. Gregory of Wilton, Connecticut. (Old age crack at base where pierced by hanger; diameter: 15”)

 

935-23 - SOLD




Sign, Trade, Tackle, Cod Fish,
Molded Copper, Black Lettering
American, Circa 1870-1900
(Possibly E.G. Washburne & Co.)
Both sides gold painted with applied black lettering - SOLD


Sign, Trade, Tackle, Cod Fish,

Molded Copper, Black Lettering

American, Circa 1870-1900, entire view

We have seen three identical signs during our 35-year tenure, this being the fourth. On page 24 of the 1882 Thomas Jones catalog is a “FISH, FOR SWINGING SIGNS AND TACKLE” we mention this because these forms were made specifically as quoted. See page 14 of the undated 19th century Washburne catalog for an identical closed mouth forked tail form. (Excellent condition; height: 7"; length: 30")

608-65 - SOLD


If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

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