The F. R. Rice Tobacco Company based in St. Louis, MO manufactured Mercantile Cigars. At one time, St. Louis was the largest tobacco and cigar manufacturing city in the United States.
Dan-D-Bakery Metal Biscuit Box. The Dan-D-Bakery was based in East St. Louis, Illinois, just across the river from St.Louis, MO. I have not seen any advertising items from the Dan-D-Bakery other than the tin boxes and one other hexagonal glass biscuit case which was used as a point of purchase shelf display. Ca 1920.
John Bardenheier Wine Cellars Co. Advertising Pam Company Thermometer from St. Louis, MO. The Bardeheier brand was well known and had a broad distribution of both their whiskey and wine products for many years.
This Bluff City Brewery Vitrolite corner sign was made by Bluff City Brewery based in Alton, Illinois circa 1915.
This Metal Flange Sign features Waterloo Illinois Ice Cream made from from The Waterloo IL Milk Company. The sign has a yellow background and red lettering with “Waterloo Ice Cream” on both sides. This double-sided sign is the only one known to exist from this small dairy.
Jas. Forbes Metal Coffee Bin from St Louis, MO. This container was designed to sell coffee in bulk at the wholesale level. The James Forbes Coffee Company started as the Forbes Coffee Company in St. Louis, MO. Ca 1900
Meyer Bros. Orange Painted Roasted Coffee General Store Dispenser Bin. This tin is from the Meyer Brothers Coffee and Spice Company based in St. Louis MO and features their famous Owl Brand Coffee. Circa 1900.
Ca 1935 Schorr Kolkschneider Neon Porcelain Sign on the Original Can. This brewery was based in St. Louis, Missouri and was in business before Prohibition and again after Prohibition until 1939. SK lager was their main brand, but they had others including Vat, Cabinet, Schorr Select, and Schorr Bock.
This is a Hannibal Home Brewery Reverse-on-Glass (ROG) Beer Sign, circa 1905.
This is an ABC Beer Advertising Clock manufactured by The American Brewing Company, circa 1930. It is red and black with with a wood frame.