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1950s Oval Italian Vintage Advertising Enamel Tobacco Sign ‘Sali e Tabacchi’

$895.71Asking Price

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This vintage white enamel tobacco sign was used by small shops in Italy selling state-monopoly products such as tobacco and cigarettes but also salt and stamps. This ‘Sali e Tabacchi’ oval sign with rounded edge is on white background and decorated with the emblem of Italy that was formally adopted by the newly formed Italian Republic on 5 May 1948. "Rivendita numero six" or "Resale number six" is the official license number referring to the absolute number of tobacco shops in a specific Italian town. The lower part of the sign is moderately rusty and the writing "Repubblica Italiana" (Italian Republic) is faded.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.52 in. (44.5 cm)Width: 13.59 in. (34.5 cm)Depth: 0.24 in. (6 mm)
  • Style
    Industrial (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3343313701341

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