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Hand Painted Sign with Gold Lettering, America, circa 1920
Located in Culver City, CA
Hand painted sign with gold lettering, America, circa 1920. “All deliveries are to be made at rear entrance” Weathered hand painted sign with gold lettering on wood.
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1920s American Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

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Masonite

20thc Original Painted Tin Full Body Fish
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This folky original painted tin full body fish trade sign. Possibly a fish house trade sign or fish markets trade sign. Minor wear in base of fish & fins.
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Mid-20th Century American Adirondack Hand-Painted Signs

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Tin

Hand Painted Sign, America, circa 1920
Located in Culver City, CA
Hand painted sign, America, circa 1920. “Absolutely No Reductions Will Be Made.” Weathered hand painted sign on masonite wood.
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1920s American Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

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Masonite

1940s American Sinclair Service Station Roadside Billboard Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
I'm Kenneth Downey! Wonderful and graphic hand painted 1940s roadside billboard fragment created by Sinclair Oil Company for Sinclair service station. Great throwback to roadside Ame...
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1940s American Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

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Wood

18th or 19th Century French Ship Chandler's Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
18th or 19th century French ship chandler's trade sign, circa 1800, an oval pine double sided sign built with large dove-tails, advertising Cooperage and Cordage. A very rare sign th...
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1790s French Folk Art Antique Hand-Painted Signs

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Pine

Late 19th Century Gold Gilt Zinc Weathervane
Located in London, GB
Late 19th century gold gilt zinc weathervane A true working example of a late 19th century zinc weathervane in the form a rooster. With its original gold gilt paint still intact thi...
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1890s French Early Victorian Antique Hand-Painted Signs

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Zinc

Painted Wooden Stag
Located in Washington, DC
Painted wooden stag. English. Probably a Tavern or trade sign.
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Late 19th Century English Antique Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

Roadside Farm Vegetable Stand Sign, circa 1940s
Located in Nantucket, MA
Early vintage roadside farm vegetable stand sign, circa 1940s, rustic home-made sign made of scrap pine boards, hand painted to advertise their produce. We often see strawberries and...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Hand-Painted Signs

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Pine

Large Antique Handcrafted Folk Art Sign ..MASONIC TEMPLE, Raised Letters
Located in Buffalo, NY
Large antique handcrafted Folk Art sign ..MASONIC TEMPLE,, Beautiful sign,, turn of the century,, Retains original finish,, patina,, modeled blue background,, raised letters.
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1910s American Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

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Wood, Wood

Antique Painted and Gilded Cast Iron and Zinc Optometrist / "Oculist" Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique cast iron and zinc trade sign in the form of a pair of gilded cast iron spectacles with painted cast zinc eyes above an arched banner reading "OCULIST". Retaining in-service ...
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Late 19th Century American Victorian Antique Hand-Painted Signs

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Iron, Zinc, Gold Leaf

Pair of Long Advertising Signs Hand Done in Green, Red & Gold-England, 19th c.
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of long late 19th century English advertising signs, probably from a type of market. They have quite a bit of graphic pop having the dark green background with bold lettering in...
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Late 19th Century English Country Antique Hand-Painted Signs

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Hand Painted Advertising Trade Sign, Hudson Valley N.Y., Folk Art
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Large hand painted advertising piece. Local history which hung inside the lobby of the Diamond Candle Co., located in New Windsor N.Y., illustration shows young woman at a spinning w...
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1940s American Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

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Hardwood

Early 20th Century "Upholstery Shop" Hand Painted Sign, circa 1920
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early 20th century "Upholstery Shop" hand painted sign, circa 1920 Hand painted wood Dimensions 42" wide x 14" high Distressed antique condition Antique old school shop ...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

Hand Painted NO DISCARDING RUBBISH Wood Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s hand painted wooden sign from Connecticut. Cool piece of transportation history. Red $200 painted over the original amount from an earlier time as the fine increased. Good deta...
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1960s American Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

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Wood

Gentlemanly Hand Painted Equestrian Motife Tattersall Food and Lodging Sign
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A wonderfully graphic masculine food and lodging sign from the 1920s having a yellow, green and brown plaid hand painted background with a stately racehorse centrally rendered, and t...
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1920s American Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

19th Century Antique Ships Chandler Shop Advertising Sign
Located in Peabody, MA
A relic from Boston’s mercantile history and the seafaring trade. This 19th century shop sign displays a fairly detailed replica of a navigator’s octant (or sextant) and the propriet...
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Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Lobster Pools Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
Midcentury lobster pools trade sign, circa 1960s, a wooden sign hand painted on both sides advertising "Lobster Pools." For those outside of New England, lobster pools are "pounds" w...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Plywood

Massive Hand Painted Varsity High School Track and Field Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Varsity track and field sign from the early 1970s. Hand painted red sign with yellow lettering. Horizontal wood slates to hold name cards of record holders. Measures: 8 feet wide, 4 ...
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1970s American Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Massive Hand Painted High School Track and Field Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage track and field sign from the early 1970s. Hand painted red sign with yellow lettering. Taken down from a California high school. Horizontal wood slats to hold name cards of ...
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1970s American Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

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Wood, Paint

1930 Double Sided Reverse Glass Room Sign
Located in Surrey, BC
Beautiful two sided glass ROOM sign in original painted blue wooden case housing two pieces of reverse painted glass. Glass is hand painted showing strong color. Small crack on top ...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Glass, Pine

Huge Ghirardelli Chocolate Parrot Mascot Painted Wood Advertising Sign, 1930s
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very rare and full of character 1930s six-foot-tall Ghirardelli Chocolate hand-painted wood advertising sign featuring the company's early and iconic parrot mascot. Fantastically ...
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1930s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Paint, Plywood, Paint

Set of 7 Mid-Century Era Painted Wood Carnival Folk Art Sign Box Letters
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This set of seven Folk Art wooden box letters were made in Canada is circa 1965 and were once mounted on a carnival sign for either a ride or an attraction. The letters are well cons...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Hand-Painted Signs

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Wood, Wood

Sign "COIFFE", Part of a Coiffeur Shop Sign, 19th Century
Located in Hamburg, DE
This antique shop sign "COIFFE" is the first part of a Coiffeur shop sign of the late 19th century. It is hand painted on metal.
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1890s French Belle Époque Antique Hand-Painted Signs

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Metal

1930 Hand Painted Automotive Sign on Tin
Located in Surrey, BC
As found hand painted sign showing a ghost advertising under the very old crusted surface "auto glass" top surface. The wooden frame is original. Surface untouched.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Tin

Folk Art Painted Metal Milliners Top Hat Trade Sign Annie Gold circa 1890 London
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
The handcut and riveted sheet metal shop or trade sign in the form of black top hat, showing an good aged patina and retaining the original paint, of high crowned form, the whole hai...
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1890s English Late Victorian Antique Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Sheet Metal

Polychrome Wooden Barber Pole Folk Art Advertising Sign from Cape Cod
Located in Milford, NH
A wonderful polychrome wooden shaped barber pole folk art advertising sign of Cape Cod origin, probably circa 1850, attached to a newer custom ebonized wooden base, 19th century. Goo...
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Mid-19th Century American Folk Art Antique Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

19th Century "Le Petit Maxim" French Restaurant Sign
Located in Houston, TX
Antique restaurant sign for the restaurant Le Petit Maxim, circa 1850. This sign would be fantastic in any living, dining room, kitchen or game room. Our design firm has used antique...
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19th Century French Country Antique Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Metal

Double-Sided Scottish Elim Pentecostal Church Movement Placard circa 1930-1950
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
The large double-sided placard, at over 2.5 meters high, formed of an oak carcass and pole, with hand pasted and painted black script to both sides on thick parchment paper reading “...
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1940s Scottish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

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Oak, Parchment Paper

Vintage American Service Station Wood Sign Original Red Paint
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Substantial wood service station sign with original paint surface. No tax! Nice original thick wood frame. Great conversation art piece. Super bold graphic letters that appear to hav...
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1940s American Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

Large Odd Fellows Lodge Wood Star
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage wood painted odd fellows lodge star. Original paint surface. Iron staple construction. Original wiring and sockets in tact. We have not tested wires or sockets and make n...
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1920s Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

Vintage "Lowest Prices" Grocery Market Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great kitchen conversation piece. Grocery store in market advertising trade sign, circa 1950s. Simple and too the point. Looks to be painted by the hand of a skilled sign painter.
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1950s American Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

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Wood

Folky Store Display Horse
Located in Nantucket, MA
Painted black with a red saddle, glass eyes and hairm. Missing one of its stirrups, the stirrup is carved from wood and is hanging from its original thick canvas. The ears which were...
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Late 19th Century North American Folk Art Antique Hand-Painted Signs

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Canvas, Wood

Caution School Zone WPA Style Wood Sign Red White and Blue Hand Painted
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Chunky red, white and blue hand painted school safety zone sign. Super graphic and bold. Nice thick construction.
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1950s American Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

Machinist Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
"J. Hamburger Machinist Phonographs Repaired" Trade sign, wood framed painted tin sign with black lettering on a white ground with an image of a Singer sewing machine. American, c...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Hand-Painted Signs

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Tin

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 with lead, circa 1870 Very good condition, measures: 14" x 9 ½”.
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Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Hand-Painted Signs

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Lead

Large Vintage Ship Pub Sign, English, Pine, Bar, Billboard, Maritime, circa 1950
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a large vintage ship pub sign – The British Schooner. An English, pine bar billboard with maritime theme and dating to the mid-20th century, circa 1950. Impressive scale a...
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Mid-20th Century English Hand-Painted Signs

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Pine

Vintage All American Cheerleading and Baton Twirling Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage wood and hand painted all American cheerleading and baton twirling sign. Double sided.
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1950s American Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

Hand Painted Broadside Recruits Wanted sign from Brooklyn
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Wood carved and hand painted American Folk Art recruiting broadside. Fantastic imagery of lady liberty, eagle and patriotic shield. "Respond to your country's call". City of Brooklyn...
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Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Hand-Painted Signs

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Wood

Framed Vintage Gilded "Gudgeon & Sons" Sign from 19th Century, England
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Framed vintage gilded "Gudgeon & Sons" sign from 19th century, England. The Gudgeons were auctioneers based in Winchester. They remained in business for over 100 years.
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19th Century English Antique Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

Monumental 1930s Wood No Smoking Sign from New York City
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Monumental hand carved wood sign from the 1930s. Made by H.H. Upham & Co. Interestingly, this company owned a huge sign manufacturing business in the city and owned the building they...
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1930s American Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Wooden Clock Face
Located in Surrey, BC
Authentic clock face salvaged in the 1960s from a four-sided clock tower in France. Retains its original undisturbed first surface. Acquired from a private collection. Dimensions: 3...
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Mid-19th Century French Folk Art Antique Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

Pair of French Kitchen or Cafe Boards /Signs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of original hand painted French painted cafe signs or pantry signs are copies of 19th century boards from the 1930s. The condition is very good with minor scars or chips in...
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Mid-20th Century American Country Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

Southern Missionary Church Sign circa 1930s Original Black and White Surface
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Missionary church sign found in the southern United States, circa 1930s original black and white surface with fantastic hand lettering. Great aged surface.
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1930s Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

Early American Wood and Iron Double Sided Railroad Station Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Northeastern United States cloakroom sign from rural train station, circa 1900s thick cut wood and heavy iron strapping. Lettering are individually cut out wood pieces. Double sided....
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Early 1900s American Folk Art Antique Hand-Painted Signs

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Wood

Early 20th Century Red Star Trade Sign Folk Art "Boot Repair" R Kennetts
Located in Lowestoft, GB
He we have a wonderful early 20th century double sided boot repair sign that once hung outside R.Kennetts R.Kennetts was based on the high street, Sheernes, Sheppey, Kent The...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Hand Painted Keep Off Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage wooden Keep Off sign. Hand painted with red background and white lettering on thin wood board. Great colors and graphics. Great vintage condition. Cool piece of wall art.  
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1950s American Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

Life-Sized 1950s Metal School Girl Speed Limit Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning metal sign of a school girl letting you know the speed limit in the school zone. 48" tall. Double sided. Great coloring, with grey, light blues and black. Really great detai...
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1950s American Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Pair of Hand Carved Wood Silhouette Figures
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Whimsical pair of wood silhouettes in the shape of a man and woman. Both life-sized. Both wearing cowboy hats. Great for a bar or placed outside against a wall. Good vintage conditio...
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1970s American Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

American Folk Art Wood and Iron Farm Bureau Weathervane Advertising Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great looking cartoon Midwestern Americana weathervane. Farm Bureau Insurance started in 1921. This great piece most likely was a premium or advertising piece. Hand painted wood with...
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1940s American Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Folk Art Men at Work Sign Wood Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Double sided Men At Work pointing hand. Thick wood and hand painted. Great American Folk Art trade sign in the form of a pointing hand. Two drilled holes that must have been for hang...
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1940s American Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

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Wood

Robot Neon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Life is not a malfunction. Collaborative original artwork by neon artist Tory DiPietro and street artist Jules Muck. Depicting the 1990s nostalgic robot from the movie Short Circuit ...
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2010s American Hand-Painted Signs

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Blown Glass, Wood

Midcentury Alfred E Neuman Real Estate Yard Sign American Folk Art
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Neuman midwestern United States real estate marketing sign, circa 1950s, Alfred E.. Great midcentury Folk Art Americana. Great graphic and wall hanging.
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1950s American Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Iron

Wood Carved Store Display Trade Sign Artist Paint Brushes Original Paint
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic hand carved giant wood artist paintbrushes. All original multi colored paint surface. Completely wood carved. Perhaps part of a retail window display or a trade sign. Great...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Wood

American Folk Art Workshop Wrench Wood Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic and substantial wood and iron wrench tool sign. Hand written fractions and original yellow paint. Very sturdy and well made. Great industrial workshop turned folk art. The ...
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1930s American Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Iron

Pair of Copper Relief Football Player Wall Hangings Period Football Uniforms
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great pair of copper relief football players. Period football union suit uniform and Morrell noseguards. Original painted surface. Original frames.
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Early 1900s American Folk Art Antique Hand-Painted Signs

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Copper

19th Century Trade Sign Clothing Wood Double Sided Wooden Hudson Valley NY
Located in Wallkill, NY
Take a look at this fantastic double sided early 19th or late 18th century wooden trade sign with original wrought Iron bracket. Came out of a Hudson Valley, N.Y. estate - "Clothing ...
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Mid-19th Century American Primitive Antique Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Iron

Maynard & Noyes Ink Company Wooden Advertising Trade Sign, Boston MA
Located in Milford, NH
A fine hand painted poplar or oak wooden sign with wooden frame for Maynard & Noyes Ink Company, Boston, Massachusetts, which reads “Boston, Established 1816, Maynard & Noyes, Manufa...
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19th Century American Antique Hand-Painted Signs

Materials

Poplar

1950 Vintage American Folk Art Band Stand Hand Painted Goofy Jazz Music Stand
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Hand painted band stand folding music stand, circa 1950s. Great folk art design and Goofy dog painted. Possibly from the Jazz Mill in Phoenix. Great wall hanging. When opened the de...
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1950s American Folk Art Vintage Hand-Painted Signs

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Composition, Metal