One of my favorite antique advertising items is this large oval advertising tray from the Candy Brothers Manufacturing Company in St. Louis, MO. The Candy Brothers Manufacturing Company was started in the 1870’s by brothers Robert, Thomas and Sydney Candy. The business was based in St. Louis, however, they eventually opened a second location in…
This beautiful Victorian lithograph from the Piper Heidsieck National Tobacco Works Company in Louisville, Kentucky features a pretty woman, surely designed to catch a male’s eye. Since many were the typical smokers in the late 1800’s when this was made, that makes sense. What I find interesting is the bottle of champagne which is featured…
The Gail Borden Condensed Milk Company originated in Burrville, Connecticut, but eventually moved to both upstate New York and to Elgin, IL. The Gail Borden Condensed Milk Company was famous for their Eagle Brand of condensed milk, which still today remains the best selling brand of condensed and evaporated milk. This particular 1895-1910 era lithograph has a Halloween theme,…
Featured here is an advertising decal designed to be applied to a metal tray or sign from the Highland Evaporated Cream Company in Highland, Illinois. This company later became the Helvetia Company and eventually moved to St. Louis, MO where it was renamed The Pet Milk Company. Circa 1895.
Pictured here is an early self-framed tin lithographic sign from the Frank Fehr Brewery in Louisville, KY. This sign advertises their Malt Tonic Drink. Malt Tonic’s were commonly sold before prohibition. Circa 1900.
Featured here is an early 1900 era advertising lithographic print advertising the Duffield Brand of Whiskey, with an interesting slogan letting you know you will have a delightful after effect!
The Columbia Brewing Company put out this stunning serving tray and was able to advertise all of their major brands on the inside rim including Alt Heidelberg, Golden Foam, and Golden Drops. Tacoma, WA. Circa 1905.
Featured is a beautiful lithographic print from the Diamond Wine Company in Sandusky, Ohio circa 1900. This print advertises their Sans Pareil and Gold Top Champagne brands and features three Victorian era woman drinking the product
Pictured is an early metal serving tray featuring the Tannhaueser Beer, proclaimed Seattle Finest Beer, from the Claussen Brewing Association in Seattle, Washington.
This is a stunning Clarke’s Pure Rye Whiskey Tip Tray, Bottled in Bond, from the Clarke’s Whiskey Company in Peoria, IL. Many of the Clarke’s whiskey advertising items featured the slogan “Bottled By The Government”.