This is a classic self-framed tin sign from the Grape Nuts cereal brand, featuring a young girl and her Saint Bernard dog holding her school bag in its mouth. The slogan says “To School Well Fed on Grape Nuts, There’s a Reason”. This particular sign is commonly seen in many early 1900’s General Store photographs. Apparently the sign was distributed widely as you can find them fairly easily even today.
LANG’S BISCUIT & CANDY, MONTREAL, CANADA LITHOGRAPH. Circa 1900
Featured is a beautiful lithograph from the Lang Biscuit and Candy Company which was based in Montreal, Canada in the early 1900’s. Hello Mr. Grocer is captioned with a young girl on the phone making a call the grocer making her order. An outstanding litho with the image and the color both.
Chef Spices Matchholder, Berdan & Co., Toledo, OH. Circa 1910
Here is a very early tin match holder from the Berdan and Company Spice Manufacturer which was based in Toledo, Ohio in the early 1900’s. This particular matchholder advertises their Chef Spice brand, which a large as life Chef featured prominently on the piece!
BUFFALO BRAND SALTED PEANUT TIN CAN, F.M. HOYT CO., AMESBURY, MA. Circa 1920
Here is an early salted peanuts tin can from the Amesbury, Massachusetts F. M. Hoyt and Company, which produced the Buffalo Brand of Peanuts. For early advertising tin collectors, salted peanut cans have always held high esteem and value since there are so few which remain today, and the colorful graphics which were used on…
QUAKER FLOUR TIN SIGN, QUAKER OATS CO., CANADA. Ca. 1920
Shown here is an early 1900’s era tin sign from the Quaker Oats Company, advertising their Quaker Flour, sold in cotton bags. Quaker Oats had a plant in Canada as shown on the bag. Known the world over, for every baking purposes, the sign incorporates a colonel quaker gentlemen in the advertisement.
BEMIS BROTHER & CO. BAG MANUFACTURERS, ST. LOUIS, MO. Circa 1900
Shown here is an early tin sign from the Bemis Brother and Company plant which was originally based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company also had plants in Boston, MA and Minneapolis, MN around the time this sign was made around 1900. Interestingly the use of a cat image in their sign featured here was…
LIPTON TEA TIN SIGN, Circa 1910
Featured is a beautiful tin or metal sign from the Lipton Tea Brand. This sign beautifully illustrates a round string holder as it’s image, a common item used to help advertise products in the early 1900’s.
Chas A. Pillsbury & Co., Merchant Millers, Gesso Framed Litho, Minneapolis, MN. Circa 1900
Featured is an incredible gesso framed advertising lithograph from the Charles A. Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This print features their trademark eagle at the time (before the dough boy), and the factory itself in the lower inset view. Circa 1900.
Lipton’s Instant Cocoa Tin Over Cardboard Sign. Circa 1910
Featured is a beautiful tin over cardboard sign from the Lipton’s Instant Cocoa Brand. Circa 1910.
HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE AND COCOA, CARDBOARD SIGN., Circa 1920
Featured is an early cardboard sign advertising the Hershey Milk Chocolate and Cocoa products. The Hershey Company was large, but they did limited widespread advertising in the early 1900’s. Subsequently, collectors today cannot find a large variety of early advertising from this company.
KING ARTHUR MINNESOTA FLOUR TIN SERVING TRAY
Featured is a colorful tin serving tray advertising the King Arthur Brand of flour which was made in Minnesota in the early 1900’s.