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19th Century Hand Painted Advertising Banner
Cloth Advertising Sign - Bradley's Super Phosphate
Manufactured by Bradley Fertilizer Co, Boston
1880s


19th Century Hand Painted Advertising Banner
Cloth Advertising Sign - Bradley's Super Phosphate
Manufactured by Bradley Fertilizer Co, Boston, entire view

Frame: 29.25" x 33.25"; view: 17.25" x 21.75"

Painted cloth

An excellent example of early banner cloth advertising. The
sign reads "Bradley's Super Phosphate" - "Manufactured by Bradley Fertilizer Co,
Boston.
" Depicted is a Native American standing in a field of crops, displaying maize
grown with phosphate and without. "Standard Guaranteed". Nicely detailed in black,
red, and gold, within a wooden frame as shown. Overall condition is very good with only
very minor frame chipping as depicted.

$1,750.00

1310-83


19th Century Hand Painted Advertising Banner
Cloth Advertising Sign - Bradley's Super Phosphate
Manufactured by Bradley Fertilizer Co, Boston, entire view sans frame

19th Century Hand Painted Advertising Banner
Cloth Advertising Sign - Bradley's Super Phosphate
Manufactured by Bradley Fertilizer Co, Boston, back view



Vintage Advertising Sign –
Jantzen Swimsuits – Red Diving Girl
1923 - 1930


Vintage Advertising Sign – Jantzen Swimsuits – Red Diving Girl, entire view

95.5" x 22.5" 1.5"

Painted on tinned sheet iron

Jantzen Knitting Mills, Portland, Oregon
Extremely Rare Trade Sign

1916, when Jantzen introduced a collection of figure-hugging suits sporting shorter
shorts and even cutouts in 1916 they changed the term “bathing suit” to “swimming suit”
to justify their more revealing suits as athletic. We found a circa 1930 Jantzen
Swimwear poster featuring a closely related illustration.

1.The Red Diving Girl made her first appearance on the Jantzen catalog in 1920,
wearing her own cap and stockings. This iconic logo was designed by Frank and
Florenz Clark, freelance artists who worked with Jantzen’s advertising agency.
Billboards featuring the Diving Girl appeared along highways leading to beaches in San
Francisco, Los Angeles, and Portland. In 1921, Jantzen published its first national
advertisements for swimming suits in Vogue and Life magazines. The full-color ads
were illustrated by prominent artists such as Coles Phillips and Anita Parkhurst. It was a
gutsy and visionary move for a small knitting company in remote Portland.

Jantzen first used its slogan, "The suit that changed bathing to swimming," in an
advertising campaign in 1923. The Diving Girl began appearing on swimsuits and as
decals that showed up on automobile windshields across the country. In 1924, the
registrar of motor vehicles in Boston determined that the silhouette of a bathing girl was
too distracting and banned the decals from cars in the interest of safety. By the end of
the decade, the Diving Girl had become an international symbol, now without her cap
and stockings. The image is still part of the Jantzen logo, making the Diving Girl one of
the longest-lived apparel icons in advertising history.
1. The Oregon Encyclopedia, A Project of the Oregon Historical Society,
Adrienne Denaro

$7,800.00

1310-93


Vintage Advertising Sign – Jantzen Swimsuits – Red Diving Girl, detail view

Vintage Advertising Sign – Jantzen Swimsuits – Red Diving Girl, back view



Antique Advertising Poster
GREAT SOUTHERN FREIGHT & PASSENGER LINE
1878


Antique Advertising Poster GREAT SOUTHERN FREIGHT & PASSENGER LINE, entire view

Sight 21-1/2" x 13-1/2". Overall, 29-1/2" x 21"

Lithographic

RARE & EXTRAORDINARY
"GREAT SOUTHERN FREIGHT & PASSENGER LINE" ADVERTISING POSTER. Circa
1878, New York. Shipping posters of this period are extraordinarily rare. This beautifully
rendered lithographic color poster for steamship travel from New York to Savannah,
Georgia with connection to the Central Railroad of Georgia, the Georgia & Florida Inlaid
Steamboat Company, Atlantic & Gulf Railroad, and Steamer San Jacinto. "Connecting
Passengers on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays to Destination in Nassau, N.P.
Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana & Havana. Showing A "City of
Macon" Steamer''. Steamships used were provided by the Ocean Steamship Company
dated January 1, 1878. In the center of the poster is a very nice rendition of the
steamship "SS Jacinto" travelling under full sail in choppy seas. Framed and
professionally matted under glass. Housed in a walnut and ebonized Victorian frame.
Very good to excellent condition with strong graphics and color. No imperfections noted
beyond some very minimal losses in the margin.

$7,675.00

1310-79


Antique Advertising Poster GREAT SOUTHERN FREIGHT & PASSENGER LINE, detail view 1

Antique Advertising Poster GREAT SOUTHERN FREIGHT & PASSENGER LINE, detail view 1

Antique Advertising Poster GREAT SOUTHERN FREIGHT & PASSENGER LINE, detail view 2

Antique Advertising Poster GREAT SOUTHERN FREIGHT & PASSENGER LINE, detail view 3

Antique Advertising Poster GREAT SOUTHERN FREIGHT & PASSENGER LINE, back view



Lithographic Advertisement,
Out West Printing & Stationery, Colorado
1905-1909


Lithographic Advertisement, Out West Printing & Stationery, Colorado, entire view

Frame: 28.75" x 24.75"; view: 18.75" x 13.75"

Lithograph printed on paper

The advertisement reading "Older Than the State" and
"Always Up to Date". "Colorado Springs":
Depicted is a Native American warrior with rifle overlooking an encampment from a
rocky ledge. The advertising print is matted under glass within a gilt frame. The print is
in very good condition. Original brass grommet for hanging is intact. Frame is original
with undisturbed surface and patina. Very good overall.

$925.00

1310-80


Lithographic Advertisement, Out West Printing & Stationery, Colorado, entire view sans frame

Lithographic Advertisement, Out West Printing & Stationery, Colorado, back view



Early Lithographic Advertising for
Aetna Fire Insurance Company
OUTSTANDING GRAPHICS and COLOR
(Frame: 31.5" x 25.25"; view: 27.5" x 21.25")


Early Lithographic Advertising for Aetna Fire Insurance Company
OUTSTANDING GRAPHICS and COLOR, entire view

A fabulous 19th century colored litho depicting Mt. Vesuvius erupting in the background.
In the harbor are fisherman and boats. Within the border, boldly advertising Aetna
Insurance Company… “Paid $25,221,485.37 In Loses” “In land and fire Assets
$5,000,000 1819-1869 Hartford Ct”.
It is mounted within a walnut Victorian frame with
gilt liner of the period. (Frame: 31.5" x 25.25"; view: 27.5" x 21.25")


Early Lithographic Advertising for Aetna Fire Insurance Company
OUTSTANDING GRAPHICS and COLOR, entire view sans frame

Early Lithographic Advertising for Aetna Fire Insurance Company
OUTSTANDING GRAPHICS and COLOR, back view

$3,125.00

1127-9




Advertising Clock, GEM Damaskeene Razor, Ugly Baby
Gem Cutlery Company, New York, NY, Circa 1905-1925
Known as the Ugly Baby Clock


Advertising Clock, GEM Damaskeene Razor, Ugly Baby
Gem Cutlery Company, New York, NY, Circa 1905-1925
Known as the Ugly Baby Clock, entire view

The original label/instruction sheet remains intact, scattered and minor losses to paint
as depicted; as expected, minor imperfections; lithography is fine.
(27.75" x 22" x 3.5")


Advertising Clock, GEM Damaskeene Razor, Ugly Baby
Gem Cutlery Company, New York, NY, Circa 1905-1925
Known as the Ugly Baby Clock, front detail

Advertising Clock, GEM Damaskeene Razor, Ugly Baby
Gem Cutlery Company, New York, NY, Circa 1905-1925
Known as the Ugly Baby Clock, back view

Advertising Clock, GEM Damaskeene Razor, Ugly Baby
Gem Cutlery Company, New York, NY, Circa 1905-1925
Known as the Ugly Baby Clock, back detail

$2,350.00

1310-45




Rare 1870 Advertising Shell Card
for J. Monroe Taylor’s Cream Yeast Baking Powder, N.Y.
Obverse is a copy of the 1870 Liberty Head $20 gold piece.
Reverse is Taylor’s ad printed on Lilac paper.
Almost uncirculated. Bower’s #NY7836. Rulau #658.
From the Bower’s collection.
This is the plate card in the Bower’s book.
Rarity 8, 4 to 7 examples known


Rare 1870 Advertising Shell Card for J. Monroe Taylor’s Cream Yeast Baking Powder, N.Y

New York--New York. 1868 J. Monroe Taylor, Cream Yeast Baking Powder. Bowers-NY-7836, Rulau-658. Gilt Brass. 34 mm. EF.

Obverse: Liberty portrait left, similar to that used on the United States Mint's double eagle gold coins of 1849 to 1907, with 13 stars around the border and the date 1870 below. Reverse: Inscription J. MONROE TAYLOR'S / CREAM / YEAST / BAKING POWDER, / WARRANTED TO GIVE /SATISFACTION. / FOR SALE BY ALL GROCERS…printed on lilac paper. The paper is choice, boldly colored and with just a trace of normal circulation wear. The obverse retains most of its original golden finish. By the T.N. Hickcox & Co. of New York City. According to the 2014 Bowers reference, between four and seven examples of this card are known.

From the Q. David Bowers Collection. The plate card in the 2014 shell card reference by Q. David Bowers. Collector tag with attribution notation included.

Rare 1870 Advertising Shell Card for J. Monroe Taylor’s Cream Yeast Baking Powder, N.Y side 2

$465.00

849-74




Antique Advertising, I.W. Harper Whiskey Sign, Hunting Cabin Interior, Vitrolite
Classic Hunting Lodge Illustration on Milk Glass, Circa 1905 to 1915
Captioned "Here's Happy Days"; Copyright 1909


Antique I.W. Harper Whiskey Advertising Sign of a Hunting Cabin Interior, Circa 1905, entire view

interior of a hunting and fishing cabin with guns, game mounts fishing equipment, bird dog and product, in original walnut frame with gilt liner.
(Excellent condition; Frame: 22.5 by 28.5"; view: 18 by 24")

$2,275

632-43


Antique I.W. Harper Whiskey Advertising Sign of a Hunting Cabin Interior, Circa 1905, with ruler for scale
Antique I.W. Harper Whiskey Advertising Sign of a Hunting Cabin Interior, Circa 1905, scene detail
Antique I.W. Harper Whiskey Advertising Sign of a Hunting Cabin Interior, Circa 1905, antlers detail
Antique I.W. Harper Whiskey Advertising Sign of a Hunting Cabin Interior, Circa 1905, game laws detail
Antique I.W. Harper Whiskey Advertising Sign of a Hunting Cabin Interior, Circa 1905, title detail
Antique I.W. Harper Whiskey Advertising Sign of a Hunting Cabin Interior, Circa 1905, vitrolite detail



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




Vintage Advertising, James Logan Cigars
Round Celluloid Pocket Mirror
This pocket mirror reads
“IF YOU WANT TO CATCH HAVANA, SMOKE JAMES
LOGAN 5¢ CIGAR, THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM” (2 3/8-inches)


Vintage Advertising, James Logan Cigars, Round Celluloid Pocket Mirror, entire view
This is an early round celluloid advertising mirror for James Logan 5¢ Havana Cigars.
The back of the mirror displays a young boy peeing behind a large tree; a large goose
startling…and a log cabin. There are three tiny and tight cracks at two and five o’clock.

Vintage Advertising, James Logan Cigars, Round Celluloid Pocket Mirror, back view
$190.00

110-963




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Trade Sign, National Fire Insurance Company
Reverse on Glass with Lady Liberty as Central Motif
Hartford, Connecticut - SOLD


Antique Trade Sign, National Fire Insurance Company, Connecticut, entire view
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




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



Broadside Advertisement, Green Mountain Balm of Gilead and Cedar Plaster
Wholesale and Retail by M.K. Paine, Windsor, Vermont
With Litho of Ascutney Mountain - SOLD


Broadside Advertisement, Green Mountain Balm of Gilead and Cedar Plaster
Wholesale and Retail by M.K. Paine, Windsor, Vermont
With Litho of Ascutney Mountain, entire view

Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 13.5 by 19.75" frame, 12 by 18.25" view.

171-97 - SOLD




DISTRIBUTING SHIP CARGO OF STANDARD BUGGIES COAST OF AUSTRALIA
Columbus Buggy Co., Chromolithograph Poster, Ostrich Buggies, 1880
Columbus, Ohio
A panoramic view of Australian coastal outpost, four ostriches hitched to buggy - SOLD


Antique Columbus Buggy Company Advertising Poster, Distributing Ship Cargo, 1880, close up view

Advertising the Columbus Buggy Co. of Columbus, Ohio; depicts the “standard buggy” drawn by giant ostriches ridden by aborigines; the buggy driven by new owners. At lower left is a depiction of Australia’s fauna; at lower right is found the Columbus Buggy Company factory campus. (Frame: 53 by 40.5"; view: 36 by 25")

1169-4 - SOLD




Paul Jones Whiskey Advertising
"Temptation Of St. Anthony"
Oil on Artist Board
Early 20th Century - SOLD


Paul Jones Whiskey Advertising
'Temptation Of St. Anthony'
Oil on Artist Board
Early 20th Century, entire view

An outstanding and unique rendering after the well known tin signs produced for the Louisville, KY distillery. The work remains in fine original condition and measures 22.75 by 18.75-inches overall (17 by 13-inch sight-size.)

232-165 - SOLD




Ferdinand Brader / Pencil Drawing,
Residence of Henry and Priscilla Heisa
Jackson Tp: Stark County Ohio. 1888.
Signed and numbered: F. A. Brader No. 602 - SOLD


Antique Pencil Drawing by Ferdinand Brader, Residence of Henry and Priscilla Heisa, 1888, entire view

Ferdinand A. Brader (1833-1901)
Graphite on paper, signed lower right, sight 31 by 47”
Henry (1847-1916) and Priscilla Tritt (1852-1928) Heisa had four children
See the Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader, Kathleen Wieschaus-Voss, editor.

Itinerant artist Ferdinand A. Brader was commissioned by referrals; the artist often created drawings in exchange for room and board. He began his career in Berks County, Pennsylvania, later he traveled to Ohio; this work was created in Stark County, Ohio, a community frequented by Brader. In 1896 the Heisa farm was documented on a map of the region; Brader produced drawings of several adjacent farms.

The detail depicted in Brader’s work was accurate, faithful to reality, including the perceived ages of the people depicted. It is likely that the numbers and types of animals imitated those actually on the farm. The two men, rendered in the lower left of the composition, are frequently found in Brader’s drawings; scholars suggest that they represent Brader and the owner of the farm negotiating the artist’s commission. A dog accompanies these men in the works created during the 1888 – 1889 period. Brader faithfully numbered his drawings, the highest number recorded is 980. For more information about the artist, see The Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader

216-597 - SOLD




A Fine Pencil Drawing
"The Property of Frederick W. and Catharina Kunze,
South Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1883"

Signed, F. Brader, #252,
Ferdinand A. Brader - SOLD


A Fine Pencil Drawing
'The Property of Frederick W. and Catharina Kunze,
South Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1883'
Signed, F. Brader, #252,
Ferdinand A. Brader, entire view

An important Lebanon, Pennsylvania drawing...graphite on paper, meticulously rendered farm scene depicting a panoramic view of large farmstead with buildings, barns, fields; orchards and livestock including sheep, horses, cows, chickens, turkeys, etc. Men and woman tend the gardens. Inscribed across the bottom "The Property of Frederick W. and Catharina Kunze, South Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1883". The work is signed, F. Brader, #252. (Frame: 38 x 48.5 inches; view: 27 x 37.5 inches.

264-24 - SOLD




Graphite Drawings, Pair, Striped Bass, Perhaps for a Lodge
By John Barrington
1885
Drawn on cardstock, mounted within shield form mat, within carved oak frame with gilt liner - SOLD


Graphite Drawings, Pair, Striped Bass, Perhaps for a Lodge
By John Barrington
1885, entire view

Not examined out of frame, excellent condition.
(Dimensions: 31.5 by 34" frames, 24.25 by 26.75" sight-sizes.)

570-324 - 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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