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Barber Shop Pole

Blue and Red Enamel Barbers Pole Shop Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Rare porcelain enamel barbers pole shop sign. This is a very rare old sign, it is American in
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial Signs

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Enamel

Japanese Barber Advertising Barber's Pole Light
Located in London, GB
A scarce original barber's pole. Used as advertising outside a barber's shop. Japan, c1950s
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Mid-20th Century Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

19th Century Barber's Pole Hand Carved Hand Painted
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century barber's pole hand carved hand painted Antique barber's pole 5.5" diameter x 42
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Signs

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Wood

USA mid-century Lighted barber Pole in plastic, metal and opaline glass, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
shop wall sign with round base, also known as Barber Pole. On the upper part it has an opaline glass
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Giant Wood Early 20th Century Hand Painted Americana Barber Shop Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large and chunky Americana! Fantastic and original Barber Shop trade sign in the shape of a barber
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Signs

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Wood

19th C Oakwood Counter Top Cigar Store Indian Statue, Netherlands
Located in Leuven , BE
a visual marker, much like a barber’s striped pole, for illiterate customers or, in the following
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Antique 19th Century Dutch Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

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Located in London, GB
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Floor lamp with leather and brass by Harald Notini, Böhlmarks, Sweden, 1950s
By Arvid Böhlmarks Lampfabrik, Harald Notini
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Floor lamp model 15600 designed by Harald Notini. Produced by Arvid Böhlmarks lampfabrik. Made during the 1950s. Brass and wrapped stem with original leather. Large hand pleated silk...
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Large Hand Painted Double Sided Arrow "Radio Trade In" Folk Art Trade/Store Sign
Located in Buffalo, NY
Large Hand Painted, Double Sided Arrow "Special" Radio Trade In sale,,,,Folk Art Trade/Store Sign,,Wonderful size,,amazing crackle paint, patina..Great subject.
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Signs

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Folk Art Giant Metal Scissors Industrial Store Display Sign
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is an industrial metal store display sign that showcases French Folk Art. The sign boasts gigantic scissors, which can be used as an advertisement for a barber or hair salon. It...
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Mid-20th Century French Folk Art Signs

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Metal, Chrome

Antique Oriental Brass Floor Lamp
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Middle Eastern Mamluk style floor lamp of pierced and engraved brass.
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Antique 19th Century Floor Lamps

20th Century Copper & Brass Signalling Floor Lamp and Military Gyroscope Tripod
By Shonan Kosakusho
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
This is a Shonan Kosakusho daylight signalling lamp made in 1981, married with a Russian military gyroscope tripod. Reclaimed from Mid-Century war ships, Shonan did manufacture t...
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Industrial Floor Lamps

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Red and White Graphic New York Bus Subway Destination Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Very large New York bus destination sign. Unusual in red. Very graphic. Bottom of roll was date stamped 1951. 7 1/2 feet tall.
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Vintage 1950s American Steampunk Signs

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Art Deco Fiberglass and Twisted Cerused Oak Brass Torchiere Floor Lamp
By Russel Wright
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Beautiful floor lamp, great lantern illumination. Has the larger old school pre-1950s mogul socket. I will include a screw-in adaptors so you can use a common/normal incandescent scr...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Floor Lamps

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Brass

“Giant” Scissors, Advertising Store Display
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Cast aluminum oversized scissors probably used for advertising and or store display. These will add interest to any room, wall, hair salon or fashion fashion boutique, etc. In the...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Signs

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Aluminum

Vintage Illuminated Nut Crackers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large signs plastic nut crackers. Set of two nut crackers, industrial plastic and illuminated sign from the Bullock department store in L.A.  
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Signs

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Plastic

Vintage Illuminated Nut Crackers
Vintage Illuminated Nut Crackers
H 63 in W 13 in D 8.5 in
Oversized Advertising Store Display Scissors
By Claes Oldenburg
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Brass oversized scissors probably used for advertising and or store display. These will add interest to any room, wall, hair salon or fashion fashion boutique.
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Vintage 1960s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Brass

Wood Carved Red and White American Folk Art Barber Pole Trade Sign Sconce, C1920
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great Americana! c. 1920s American Folk Art wood and iron carved barber pole. Layers of thick original red and white hand painted surface. Substantial iron mounts and iron strapping ...
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Vintage 1920s North American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Iron

Singer Sign with Tailor and Singer Sewing Machine, 1930s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage Singer sign. A 1930s tin advertising sign for Singer Sewing and Embroidery Machines. An antique sign with a design of a tailor behind his Singer Sewing Machine , making...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Art Deco Signs

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Mirror 'Rondel 36' in Polished Stainless Steel, by Zieta
By Oskar Zieta, Zieta
Located in Paris, FR
"Rondel 36" contemporary mirror by Zieta Polished stainless steel Measures: 36 x 36 x 6 cm. Zieta Studio is a multidisciplinary team of architects, designers, engineers and technol...
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Sotheby's Catalog, An Important Russian Imperial Jewel. Geneva, 2005 1st Ed
By Sotheby's
Located in valatie, NY
Sotheby's Catalog, An Important Russian Imperial Jewel. Geneva 17 November 2005. 1st Ed hardcover. "An impressive and highly important diamond ornament from the collection of the Rus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Books

Materials

Paper

Extremely Rare Austrian Cigarette Box or Tin Signed by Walter Bosse, circa 1951
By Walter Bosse
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
An extremely rare brass box or tin designed by Walter Bosse for storing cigarettes or tobacco in. We have yet to find this example in any publication on Bosse's work although simila...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Cigar Boxes and Humidors

Materials

Brass

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Patriotic Barber Pole
Located in New Oxford, PA
Unusual variation of the Classic American barber shop pole on an architectural base. Original paint
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Antique 1870s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Patriotic Barber Pole
Patriotic Barber Pole
H 83.5 in W 15.5 in D 15.5 in
Antique Genuine Barber Pole & Bracket, Chrome & Glass, c1940’s
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique barber shop pole offers the traditional red, white and blue twist striped pole encased
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Mid-20th Century Architectural Elements

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Chrome

Antique Genuine William Marvy & Co. St Paul MN Barber Pole & Bracket, c1930’s
By Marvy Company
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique barber shop pole by William Marvy & Co. St Paul MN offers the traditional red, white and
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Early 20th Century American Historical Memorabilia

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Chrome, Iron

Enamel Barbers Pole Shop Sign, circa 1930
Located in London, GB
Rare American porcelain enamel barbers pole shop sign 1930 This lot is a very rare old barbers
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Vintage 1930s Central American Signs

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Enamel

Rare English Wooden Barbers Pole Trade Shop Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Rare English wooden Barbers pole trade shop sign  This is a very rare old sign, it is English in
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Early 20th Century English Folk Art Signs

Antique Standing Barber Pole
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique barber pole. Nice piece of memorabilia. Signified the place or shop where barbers
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Early 20th Century American Architectural Elements

Mid-20th Century Original Enamel Barbers Trade Sign Pole
Located in London, GB
-20th Century enamel barbers trade sign pole. This sign would have been placed outside a barber’s shop
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Vintage 1960s American Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Enamel

Koken Barber Shop Coat Tree/Hat Rack
Located in Petaluma, CA
in your stove, refrigerator, and those barber chairs that were made in the 20's. This isn't going to
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Early 20th Century American Coat Racks and Stands

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Wood

Circa 1800 English Linen Press
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
contrasting barber pole inlays around the doors, drawer front, and friezes surrounding the cluster columns of
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Antique Early 1800s English George III Linen Presses

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Mahogany

Circa 1800 English Linen Press
Circa 1800 English Linen Press
H 91.25 in W 51 in D 21.25 in
Antique American Painted Wood Barbershop Pole
Located in Forney, TX
A charming antique American early barber shop pole advertising trade sign. Late 19th / early 20th
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Gesso, Wood, Paint

20th Century Theo Koch Illuminated Barber Shop Pole
By Theo A. Kochs
Located in High Point, NC
Dating from the 1920s, this brightly hued Theo A. Koch of Chicago brand barber pole has been newly
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Vintage 1920s American Jars

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Iron

Vintage Barber Pole
Located in New York City, NY
Rustic paint decorated barber pole, perfect for a cool barber shop.
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Vintage 1920s American Folk Art Signs

Vintage Barber Pole
Vintage Barber Pole
H 66 in W 12 in D 12 in
Barber Pole Trade Sign
Located in Solebury, PA
True Americana in the form of a Barber Shop Trade Sign. All red, white and blue original paint
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Antique 19th Century American Decorative Objects

Barber Pole Trade Sign
Barber Pole Trade Sign
H 68 in W 8 in D 5 in
Incredible Barber Pole Sign c, late 1800's
Located in Pasadena, CA
Wonderful antique wooden barber pole salvaged from an early Los Angeles barber shop, c. late 1800's
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Antique 19th Century American Signs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Folk Art Barber Poles? In Polychrome
Located in Pasadena, CA
Great degraded paint make these just fun to look at.Start a circus,open a barber shop or let your
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Early 20th Century American Carnival Art

Stainless Steel Pawn Shop Sign
Located in North Hollywood, CA
items back". Just as a spinning barber pole was to a barber shop, the three ball signs represented pawn
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Vintage 1950s American Decorative Art

Materials

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Pawn Shop Sign
Stainless Steel Pawn Shop Sign
H 41 in W 39 in D 3 in
Art Deco Airplane Ceiling Fan
Located in North Hollywood, CA
, they were marketed to barber shops, as the powerful propellor could clear out a smoky shop in minutes
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Vintage 1930s American Decorative Objects

Art Deco Airplane Ceiling Fan
Art Deco Airplane Ceiling Fan
H 27 in W 25 in D 22 in
Art Deco Airplane Ceiling Fan
By Dallas Engineering Corp.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
These are so great! These were typically found in public spaces, such as barber shops. When the
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Aviation Objects

Materials

Steel

Art Deco Airplane Ceiling Fan
Art Deco Airplane Ceiling Fan
H 39 in W 20 in D 26 in
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Questions About Barber Shop Pole
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The meaning of a barber pole relates to the original function of the profession. Barbers once performed bloodletting, a medical procedure once believed to treat a variety of conditions. The red and blue stripes are said to represent the colors of blood flowing through arteries and veins, while the white color relates to the color of the bandages applied after a treatment. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage barber poles.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    To understand what the colors on a barber pole mean, you first need to know a bit about the history of barbering. Before barbers began offering haircuts and shaves, they specialized in bloodletting, which was once believed to treat illness and disease and promote good health. The colors on a barber pole relate to this history. Red signifies arterial blood, while blue represents venous blood. Finally, the white color is a nod to the bandages that barbers applied after providing treatment. On 1stDibs, explore an assortment of barber poles.