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Boucherie Chevaline Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
Boucherie Chevaline Trade Sign A hand crafted Boucherie Chevaline, zinc gold leaf hand beaten
Category

Early 20th Century French Victorian Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Zinc

Antique Boucherie Chevaline Trade Sign
Boucherie Chevaline Trade Sign
H 19 in W 15 in D 16 in
Dutch Folk Art Trade Sign
Located in Greenwich, CT
An 18th century trade sign from a Dutch West Indies shipping merchant. The carved and polychromed
Category

Late 18th Century Dutch Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

Antique Dutch Folk Art Trade Sign
Dutch Folk Art Trade Sign
H 39 in W 50 in D 2 in
19th Century Cobbler Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
A carved cobbler's boot-form trade sign, in old gold paint. Carved in two pieces of pine, capped
Category

Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Lead

Antique 19th Century Cobbler Trade Sign
19th Century Cobbler Trade Sign
H 14 in W 9.5 in D 4.5 in
19th Century, Apothecary Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
Figural trade sign in the form of a mortar and pestle, both the mortar and pestle are hand turned
Category

Late 19th Century North American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Zinc

Monumental Cobblers Boot Trade Sign
Located in Staffordshire, GB
Monumental Cobblers Boot Trade Sign. Provenance: By Repute Crosby Cobblers - Liverpool Est 1841
Category

Early 20th Century British Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Metal, Brass

Antique Monumental Cobblers Boot Trade Sign
Monumental Cobblers Boot Trade Sign
H 24.81 in W 66.54 in D 20.08 in
19th Century Tole Locksmith's Trade Sign
Located in Downham Market, GB
An early toleware Locksmith's trade sign. A wonderful 19th century gilded metal trade sign
Category

19th Century British Victorian Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Metal

Antique 19th Century Tole Locksmith's Trade Sign
19th Century Tole Locksmith's Trade Sign
H 11.03 in W 26.38 in D 0.4 in
1800s Skeleton Key Locksmith Trade Sign
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is one of the best locksmith trade signs we have offered. It’s early and all handmade in iron
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Late 19th Century Unknown Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Iron

Important Folk Art Trade Sign
Located in Greenwich, CT
A mid 19th Century folk art trade sign of demilune form, depicting a Native American chief holding
Category

19th Century American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

Antique Important Folk Art Trade Sign
Important Folk Art Trade Sign
H 36 in W 72 in D 3 in
19th Century 'Doctor McCracken' Surgeon's Trade Sign
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Double-sided doctor's medical practice trade sign for 'Dr. McCracken'.
Category

Late 19th Century Antique Trade Signs

Large Weathered Trade Sign "Carriage Shop"
Located in Greenwich, CT
A 12 foot long trade sign displaying the words Carriage Shop on one side and Horse Shoeing on the
Category

1870s American Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

Antique Ingersoll Watches Adverting Trade Sign, circa 1900
Located in San Francisco, CA
Antique double sided trade sign for Ingersoll Watches in the shape of a pocket watch. Excellent old
Category

Early 20th Century American Other Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Metal

19th Century American Trade Sign 'Crook', Medina, NY
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
19th century American trade sign 'Crook', Medina, NY Craftsman made, with sand-painted back ground
Category

19th Century American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Giltwood, Wood

Vintage Painted Wood Folk Art Showroom Trade Sign
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
American Folk Art trade sign with hand-carved "Showroom" letters and an arrow. The letters and
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Pine

19th Century Gold Giltwood Carved Letters William Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Classic 19th century American wood trade sign with chunky hand carved and gold painted letters
Category

Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

Folk Art Hand Painted Wooden Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique Folk Art hand painted double-sided wooden trade sign dating from the early 20th Century
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Pine

1890's Gilt Painted Timber Printer's Trade Sign
Located in Downham Market, GB
An early printer's trade sign. A wonderful 19th century painted timber trade sign for 'Wheeler
Category

19th Century British Rustic Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Pine

19th Century Chinese Restaurant Hand Carved Trade Sign of Fish
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
19th century Chinese restaurant hand carved trade sign of fish.
Category

19th Century Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

19th Century Hat Makers Metal Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
19th Century Hat Makers Metal Trade Sign A rare example of a late 19th Century toleware hand
Category

Early 1900s French Victorian Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Metal

American Wrought Iron and Gilt Trade Sign Bracket , Circa 1880
Located in Hollywood, SC
American wrought iron and gilt trade sign bracket with decorative scroll work and gilt ball motif
Category

1880s American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Cast Case Iron Eagle Trade Signs, 1880-1900
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
selling – we hope to be your trusted source. lodge furnishings new items trade signs case iron cast iron
Category

1890s American Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Iron

Early 20th Century Grey Whale Shop/Trade Sign
Located in Hastings, GB
'Thar She Blows' a fabulous rare shop/trade sign of great scale, hand made in riveted zinc and hand
Category

1920s French Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Zinc

Early 20th Century Grey Whale Shop/Trade Sign
Early 20th Century Grey Whale Shop/Trade Sign
H 33.67 in W 53.15 in D 21.66 in
Early 20th Century Folk Art Zinc Barbers Pole Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century folk art zinc barbers pole trade sign. An early 20th century hand crafted
Category

Early 20th Century Unknown Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Zinc

Hand Carved Engraved Industrial Alabaster Trade Sign Plaque, C.1920
Located in London, GB
A superb hand engraved boot makers trade sign. c.1920 Hand carved lettering on alabaster for 'G
Category

Early 20th Century English Industrial Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Alabaster

Large French Toleware Glove Maker’s Shop Trade Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large French Toleware Glove Maker’s Shop Trade Sign This is a very rare piece it is in good
Category

Early 1900s Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Tin

Set of Three Folk Art Straight Edge Razor Trade Signs
Located in Stamford, CT
Three whimsical American folk carved wood art trade signs in the form of straight edge razors. Used
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

Arts and Crafts Copper Milliners Trade Sign, Copper Top Hat
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Arts and Crafts Copper Milliners Trade Sign. Copper Top Hat This is an unusual piece, the Top
Category

Late 19th Century Arts and Crafts Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Copper

Frazer Nash Huge Illuminated Advertising Painted Trade Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Frazer Nash huge illuminated advertising painted trade sign This is an advertisement for the
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Double Sided Clock Makers Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
Early 20th Century Double Sided Clock Makers Trade Sign A working example of an early 20th
Category

1920s French Late Victorian Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Zinc

Zinc and Gold Horse Head Butchers Trade Sign Flemish 1860
Located in Hastings, GB
19th century Flemish gilt zinc horse head trade sign. This beautiful hand made sign was used by a
Category

1860s Belgian Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Zinc

Early 20th Century Double-Sided Iron Nautical Trade Sign "The Norfolk"
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Early 20th century double-sided sheet iron, cast iron, hand-painted trade sign with hand-forged
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Iron

Antique Zinc Red Hat Maker Trade Sign, France, Early 20th Century
Located in Antwerp, BE
XXL Antique hat maker's trade sign, made in France circa 1900 - 1920. This large sign was used as
Category

Early 20th Century French Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Zinc

19th Century Apothecary Mortar & Pestle Countertop Trade Sign or Sale Stimulator
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Apothecary trade sign or sale stimulator in the form of a mortar and pestle in gilt wood. The
Category

Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

Iron Bull Butcher Trade Sign with Hanging Bracket from the Early 20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
An iron butcher trade sign in the shape of a bull or a cow from the early 1900s. This iron trade
Category

Early 20th Century Unknown Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Iron

Early 20th Century Double Sided Toleware French Dentists Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
Early 20th Century Double Sided Toleware French Dentists Trade Sign An original untouched example
Category

1910s French Late Victorian Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Sheet Metal

Early 20th Century Double Sided French Zinc Clock Smiths Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century double sided French zinc clock Smiths Trade sign We are proud to offer a rare
Category

1910s French Victorian Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Zinc

Edwardian Shoe Shop or Cobblers Trade Sign, Leather Boot Display Model
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Edwardian shoe shop or cobblers trade sign, leather boot display model This is a wonderful
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Early 20th Century Bohemian Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Leather

19th Century English Trade Sign
Located in Buchanan, MI
Charming 19th century English trade sign.
Category

19th Century English Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

19th Century English Trade Sign
H 26 in W 31 in D 1 in
Late 19th Century Cigar Store Carved Wooden Indian Tobacconist Trade Sign
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A life size carved pitch pine cigar/tobacconist trade sign/point of sale in the form of an Indian
Category

Late 19th Century American Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Steel

Elkwood, Late 19th Century American Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
With carved gilt wood letters with mounted against a blue painted sand ground American, c. 1890.
Category

Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

Antique French Trade Sign, Coiffeur
Located in Doylestown, PA
A 1930’s era trade sign in sheet metal with yellow and blue enamel decoration advertising a
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Metal

Antique French Trade Sign, Coiffeur
Antique French Trade Sign, Coiffeur
H 32 in W 40 in D 0.5 in
Antique North Carolina Bait Shop Retail Flounder Fish Painted Wood Trade Sign
Located in Forney, TX
A most charming and one-of-a-kind antique North Carolina bait shop trade sign with beautifully
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Italian Pirelli Wrought Iron Advertising Trade Sign 1920
Located in Hastings, GB
Absolutely incredible advertising sign for an Italian garage, blacksmith made in forged and ornate
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wrought Iron

1900s Butcher's Pig Trade Sign
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Vintage carved and painted pine butcher's trade sign. Molded frame, insized text reading "Porkies
Category

Early 20th Century French Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

1900s Butcher's Pig Trade Sign
1900s Butcher's Pig Trade Sign
H 40 in W 33 in D 3 in
Antique Chinese Carved Wood Trade Sign
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Unique hand carved wood trade sign from China, 1890s. The sign with hand carved Chinese lettering
Category

1890s Chinese Chinese Export Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Hardwood

Antique Chinese Carved Wood Trade Sign
Antique Chinese Carved Wood Trade Sign
H 17.5 in W 50 in D 1.5 in
19th Century Tobacconist’s Trade Sign
Located in Greenwich, CT
English carved and polychrome decorated wood tobacconist’s trade sign in the form of a “Turk
Category

19th Century British Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

Huge Antique Garage Trade Sign, Chas Baldwin Automobile Engineer
Located in Downham Market, GB
A massive painted timber English garage sign. A fantastic & delightfully original piece of signage
Category

1910s British Rustic Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Pine

19th Century, Zinc Clock Trade Sign
Located in Sheffield, MA
One of the most exceptional trade signs that still exists is highly decorated with early, original
Category

1860s American Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Zinc

Late 19th Century Jewellers Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
Late 19th Century Jewellers Trade Sign We share what we love, and we love this untouched
Category

19th Century British Victorian Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Iron, Zinc

19thc Stag Trade Sign In Original Mustard Paint
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This amazing original mustard painted sheet iron stag /deer trade sign was found in Lancaster
Category

Late 19th Century American Adirondack Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Iron

19th Century Large Apothecary Chemist Carboy Pharmacy Shop Trade Sign
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A 19th century hand blown glass chemist window display carboy. Used as a symbol of the pharmacy from the 17th century to the early 20th century. A rare example with a hollow cut ...
Category

Mid-19th Century English Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Blown Glass

Marvelous Antique Carved Wood Locksmith Trade Sign
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A wonderful early 20th century carved mahogany locksmith trade sign in the shape of a large key
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

Early 19th century Opticians Trade sign
Located in London, GB
Early 19th century Opticians Trade sign A larger than normal example of an early 20th century cast
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1920s French Early Victorian Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Metal

19th Century Cast Iron Shoemaker’s Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
19th century cast iron shoemaker’s trade sign A highly decorative example of a late 19th century
Category

1880s French Early Victorian Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wrought Iron

19th Century Tobacco Trade Sign Carving
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
19th Century Native Tobacco Trade Sign attributed to Samuel Robb (1851-1928). The statue is in fair
Category

19th Century American Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

Large Spread Eagle Wall Plaque, Heraldic Trade Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large spread eagle wall plaque, Heraldic trade sign This is a very large piece, it is made in
Category

Early 20th Century British Colonial Antique Trade Signs

Circa 1890 Hardware Store Wood Trade Sign Carved Smaltz Black and Gold Paint
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Exceptional late 19th century hand carved letters with black and Gold paint and black smaltz background. Excellent typography. Great wall art. Simple and bold.
Category

Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Wood

Trade Sign Depicting a Huge Skimmer Ladle, France, 1900
Located in Milan, IT
Outdoor trade sign of a kitchen tools store, for advertising. The sign depicts a huge skimmer ladle
Category

Early 20th Century Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Iron

Rare Early 20th Century Opticians English Enamel Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
Rare early 20th century opticians English enamel trade sign A rare example of an early 20th
Category

Early 20th Century British Victorian Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Enamel

Early Key Trade Sign
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is an early zink 3D skeleton key with some original paint. I'm guessing it date to the late 1800s. It measures an impressive 6 foot.
Category

Late 19th Century American Primitive Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Metal

Early Key Trade Sign
Early Key Trade Sign
H 20 in W 60 in D 5 in
19th Century Terracotta Horse Head Trade Sign
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
19th century French terracotta horse head trade sign. Nice old white and black paint. PERIOD
Category

19th Century French Antique Trade Signs

Materials

Terracotta

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Antique Trade Signs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of antique trade signs for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique antique trade signs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and iron. Antique trade signs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of antique trade signs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Folk Art, Industrial and Victorian antique trade signs are of considerable interest. Ross Johnson Drug Co, Bernard Gloekler Co. and Indian Motorcycles each produced beautiful antique trade signs that are worth considering.

How Much are Antique Trade Signs?

Prices for antique trade signs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, antique trade signs begin at $275 and can go as high as $49,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,400.