This is a colorful Cerva Soft Drink Tin over Cardboard sign from the Lemp Brewery in St. Louis, MO. Cerva was produced during prohibition to help keep the brewery afloat since they were legally banned from brewing beer starting in 1920. The Cerva brand always featured two bears in their advertising and the bright yellow and red colors were the brands trademark look. Unfortunately, the Cerva soft drink formulation did not survive for more than a few years since the sales declined. So the brewery property remained idle for a few years just before prohibition was repealed. Upon repeal, the brewery was never able to regain a foothold to start back up. Therefore, the property was sold in the 1930’s to the International Shoe Company. Both the Cerva and the Lemp beer brands became a part of the companies long forgotten history.
Featured here is a nice cardboard sign from the Grape Sparkle soda pop brand. I find this sign interesting as the brand claims to be a wine flavored drink, but does not designate itself as a soft drink, although it clearly was based on other advertising of the era. Circa 1930’s, when many brands were…
Featured is an excellent porcelain stoneware syrup dispenser from the Grape Smash Soda. The dispenser has a slogan “It’s Delicious” on it. This dispenser would have been used in a soda fountain or pharmacy with a soda fountain around 1915.
Featured here is a gorgeous ceramic root beer dispenser from the Hire’s Root Beer Brand out of Philadelphia, PA. This dispenser features the popular Hire’s Boy image on it, with the denotation the soda “Is luscious and pure”. Circa 1900.
Tin Over Cardboard style Canoe Club Beverage Soda Sign E. DuCharme Bottling Works, Aldenville, MA.
Tenn-Cola Tip Tray for their soda brand. This one says “At Founts” & “In Bottles” with a 5 cent designation. The tray features a Saint Bernard dog with a cigar.
Photographed here is a beautiful tin tip tray from the Saratoga Springs N.Y. area for their Star brand of spring water.
Pictured is a beautiful 1904 Hood’s Sarsaparilla Lithographic calendar for their famous drink. Hood’s was based in Lowell, MA and the company produced calendars on a yearly basis.
Featured is one of the prettiest Coke advertising pieces I have seen with a stunning gold self-framed tin edge on this sign.
Featured is an incredible gilt edged glass sign advertising the well known Warner’s Log Cabin Sarsparilla brand of soda. The brand of medicinal blood purifier was sold by the H.H. Warner Company based in Rochester, N.Y.
Pictured is a gorgeous pottery syrup dispenser from the Mueller Keller Company in Saint Joseph, Missouri for their invigorating and healthful Rosary Root Beer drink. Circa 1920.
Featured is a nice cardboard sign from the Howdy Orange Drink Soda brand, which says “Don’t say Orange, Say Howdy” as their slogan. Circa 1930’s.
Here is a very unusual round tin sign from the Golden Orangeade brand of soda, circa 1900. This drink was made by the J. Hungersford Smith Company of Jersey City, New Jersey.