Antique Barber Pole, Turned Wood, Historic Paint and Iron Hanger, Circa 1870-1910 - SOLD
A classic trade sign in surface that hangs at an angle (Length; 47.5")
Antique Turned Wood Barber Pole, Original Red, White, and Blue Paint, 6.5-Feet
Poles Retaining Original Paint Are Very Scarce Date/Period: Circa 1900 - SOLD
Measurement: Height: 77.5"' diameter: 5"
Condition: Generally, very good, weathering, few chips, dry patina, cracklature
Additional Information: Includes a low-profile iron base for display, fabricated for this
Acme Peanut Roasting Ovens with Trays, One with Base, Great End Tables
The Acme Peanut Roaster, Manufactured by Atsatt Brothers
Patented April 2nd, 1895 - SOLD
(24 by 17.5 by 17.75")
The example with base: 294-39 - SOLD The example with no base: 294-40 - 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
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
Liberty Cap, Carved Liberty Pole Finial, Original Surface History Date/Period: 1800-1825 - SOLD
Measurement: Cap: 12" x 7" x 6.75"; height on wall mount: 25.5"; wall to outside edge
of cap: 14.5"
Material: Carved hardwood
Condition: Excellent, surface displays scattered flaking commensurate with age and
weathering; displays very nicely
Additional Information: Liberty poles capped with Liberty Caps were erected in town
squares…the iconic symbol is displayed on coins, and seals; Miss. Liberty is often
shown with a Liberty cap on pole within diversified mediums. Before the Revolutionary
War, a secret society was formed, its members, The Sons of Liberty often met under
“Liberty Trees”. The “Liberty Poles” were symbols of the same “Liberty Trees”. Not only
is Miss. Liberty depicted carry a pole surmounted with the iconic symbol, she is
frequently depicted wearing the classic symbol also known as a Phrygian cap. Carved
wooden caps were carried in American patriotic parades and at political events such as
parades in cities and towns visited by General Lafayette during his twenty-four-state
tour of 1824-1825. This rare artifact displays a shallow mortise within hat band, likely for
a rope pulley suggesting that it was atop a flagpole. The wrought iron shaft is original to
The cap can be displayed as shown or vertically…or on a conical riser so only the hat is
shown. We have fabrication services available.
Vintage Reclining Shepherd Dog, Zinc, Advertising, Trade Stimulator
Likely for fuel company (Wayne Pump used a shepherd dog)
Let us know what you know! - SOLD
(Cast zinc on fiberglass mold, thinning paint; there are small base tabs pierced for screws to secure the dog, possibly to a roof. Dimensions: 48 by 14 by 23”)
1001-78 - SOLD
Art Deco Three Some Vending Machine, Penny Vendor, Original Paint
Andrews Manufacturing Company
Circa 1930's - SOLD
A rarely encountered countertop or wall mounting one-cent vending machine named the Three Some; Art Deco design featuring chrome accents and enameled surface on a tower-like case. (Dimensions: 20" H, 11.75" W, 7" D.)
647-129 - SOLD
Stoneware, Countertop Advertising Display for Hunts Catsup
Circa 1890 to 1910 - SOLD
The front with impressed inscription:
If you're a rosy,
plump tomato, Hunt's Catsup
has an opening for you
Brothers Joseph and William Hunt incorporated their company in 1890 as the Hunt Brothers Fruit Packing Company in Santa Rosa, California. The date of this display is unknown but more than likely dates from the last decade of 19th, or first decade of the 20th century. Hunt's used this slogan late as 1968.
(Generally good condition, couple minor base chips; H: 18")
232-313 - SOLD
Barber Pole, Post Form, Tapered, Painted, Stars, Original Paint
Circa 1930 to 1940ish
Gilt orb above turned conical section, ring turnings on shouldered square base - SOLD
(H: 60", W: 9", D: 8.75")
1001-7 - SOLD
Turned and Painted Barbers' Pole, Original Surface History
America - SOLD
This trade stimulator is nicely turned and features an old and dry crusty surface that is uniform and at nearly 100% coverage. The pole is surmounted with a large spherical terminal on robust reel and ring turnings above the outwardly flaring strait-sided-midsection above an appropriately sized orb raised on turned plinth. The surface displays both original and very old early working period repaint. There is some wood loss/splintering limited to base; scattered crackle, soiling and minor losses. (Dimensions: 74.5" H.)
505-71 - SOLD
Mills Target Practice Trade Stimulator Penny Drop Game
Countertop, Cast Aluminum
Roman Olympian Theme
A gaming device used in bars and stores - SOLD
(Dimensions: 18.5" H, 12.25" W, 7" D.)
647-49 - SOLD
19th Century Beer Engine, 5 Porcelain Taps & Brass Spiggots - SOLD
Possibly by A. Reynolds & Co., Leeds England
The best draught beer tower we have seen, featuring five hand-pull tap handles and
associated brass spigots. The facia, side and back boards are not original, however the
molded top on which the taps are mounted is original. The porcelain pull-down taps
remain in fine original condition.
(Height at handles: 25.25"; width: 32"; depth from faucets: 13.5")
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
(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
Carved and Painted Wood Stage Coach Sign, a Gilt Orb in Original Surface, Initials J.M.
Maine, Early 19th Century - SOLD
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
19th Century Hand Painted Advertising Banner
Cloth Advertising Sign - Bradley's Super Phosphate
Manufactured by Bradley Fertilizer Co, Boston
1880s - SOLD
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.
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")
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")
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.)
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
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.
Not examined out of frame, excellent condition.
(Dimensions: 31.5 by 34" frames, 24.25 by 26.75" sight-sizes.)
570-324 - SOLD
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