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Nineteenth Century Painting, Gluek’s Brewery, Minneapolis
Signed and Dated "G.S.K.'89" at Lower Right Date/Period: 1889 - SOLD
Material: Oil on canvas mounted within a molded walnut frame
Condition: Minor expert restoration to a tear and minor fills, relined, strong pigments,
Additional Information: Depicted are the brewery, horse-drawn carriages, a freight
train, two Victorian houses, and an extensive group of brewery outbuildings, many of
which are identified: the stable, the icehouse, and the bottlery.
Note: Gluek's Brewery was founded in Minneapolis on the banks of the Mississippi
River in 1858 by Gottlieb Gluek. He ran a successful business, and despite an 1880 fire,
Gottleib's untimely death shortly thereafter, and Prohibition, the Brewery was still
operating independently under family control until it was acquired in1964. Beer was sold
under the Gluek label until 2010, and a restaurant named after the venerable brewing
family still operates in downtown Minneapolis.
(frame: 45 by 32.5”, sight-size: 39.75 by 27”)
19th Century Hand Painted Advertising Banner
Cloth Advertising Sign - Bradley's Super Phosphate
Manufactured by Bradley Fertilizer Co, Boston
Frame: 29.25" x 33.25"; view: 17.25" x 21.75"
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.
Antique Advertising Poster
GREAT SOUTHERN FREIGHT & PASSENGER LINE
Sight 21-1/2" x 13-1/2". Overall, 29-1/2" x 21"
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.
Lithographic Advertisement, Out West Printing & Stationery, Colorado
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.
Advertising Clock, GEM Damaskeene Razor, Ugly Baby
Gem Cutlery Company, New York, NY, Circa 1905-1925
Known as the Ugly Baby Clock
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")
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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