AUCTION 38 – FALL 2014

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Signs

SI001 Imperial Varnish - Toronto

Minimum Bid: $1000

Range:$1500-2000

Sold: Not

Personally, I love the early stuff. The earlier the better. This early tin varnish sign is my cup of tea. I can see it hanging on the wall. This sign measures 23 1/4" x 17". Marked and manufactured by the Macdonal Mnft Co - Toronto, sign-makers. This sign is debossed, both lettering and decorative elements. The colours are outstanding. The gold paint is always badly faded, but on this piece it is bold and strong. The blue colour in the main banner is rich and rare and beautiful. Minor wear on a sign that is circa. 1910 and quite possibly earlier. You will not see this sign again - certainly not in this fine a condition. It has been pointed out to me that the Macdonald Mnft Co was incorporated in 1901 and thereafter added "Limited" to their stamp; so this piece dates from before 1901!

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SI002 Shell Gasoline

Minimum Bid: $1000

Range:$1500-2000

Sold: $1400

These early 30s porcelaine two-sided die cut Shell Gasoline signs are both rare and desirable. Great colours and shape! 30" square. Two sm holes drilled on either side top.The top edge has some roughnesss and minor chipping. Overall excellent condition with a bit of pitting and a few dings. Let the pictures be your guide.

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SI003 Rexall Drugs

Minimum Bid: $600

Range:$1000-1200

Sold: $650

This Rexall Drugs hanging sign is a beauty! A small sign measuring jusr 14" by 8 1/8" deep. Two-side. Heavy porcelain. Near perfect condition. You will not find a better example.

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SI004 Vernors

Minimum Bid: $500

Range:$800-1000

Sold: Not

A tremendous example of the Vernors debossed oval sign. 29 1/2" x 19 3/8". Near mint with only minor scratches. Great colour and shape on this rare sign. Marked J-4190 MADE IN U.S.A.G 100.

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SI005 Hart Batteries

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: Not

A beautiful example of the rare Hart Batteries porcelaine door push. Excellent condition. A half dozen minor knicks to the front edges. More chips on the inside edge. A great looking bar in great shape.

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SI006 Prest - o - Lite

Minimum Bid: $300

Range:$500-600

Sold: $325

This Prest - o - Lite battery sign is near mint. 35 3/4" x 12 3/4". Marked by the Scioto Sign Company, Ohio. Hard to imagine one better.

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