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Posted 3 years ago

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youngpicke…
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How old is this sign? I can't find another like it. Any info would be very helpful. My dad bought it like 15 years ago. It was bent in half and up on a wall to cover up a hole in the wall. He asked the guy if he wanted to sell it and seemed surprised because he was just using it as scrap metal to cover a hole and we've had it ever since. Apparently I grew up in the wrong generation, because it seems like the time for "picking" was back then before people realized what everything is worth. Or at least, what they think it's worth. I've been searching for a while now and can't find another one. I've seen some that look like it but don't have the second 5 cents by the P in Pepsi.. Is this sign rare? And how much do you think it would be worth today?

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  1. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    I've seen a couple of these on live auctions this year, yours isnt worth much at all because of condition. One in very good condition auctioned off for $300 this year.
  2. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 3 years ago
    Your wrong about the time for picking, the time is today. When I started in 69 there were not even many "Antique Price Guides". I had to learn by buying, selling and assimilation. I had no reference, other then a few older dealers who would help and encourage me from time to time. Then I went through the wealth of written price guides, and spent thousands of dollars on price guides. Today everything is at the stroke of a computer keyboard. Today the research is much easier if you have the insentive to search.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Agree with rocker-- there is a wealth of information available on the internet.

    The internet also offers a worldwide marketplace to buy/ sell/ trade items.

    Scott
  4. youngpicker96, 3 years ago
    Sorry, I just meant that people wanted a lot less back then for items back then before they realized how much things are worth now because of things like the internet. For example this sign, what he payed back then compared to how much it would take now to buy it are different. Things cost a lot less back then, but I agree that if it wasn't for the internet there's a lot I wouldn't know about the stuff I buy.
  5. jamiedpt jamiedpt, 3 years ago
    I may be wrong but believe it is 1930s, likely around '35. I have seen other pieces dated around that time that used the advertising campaign of "worth a dime" but then they have the 5 cent label.

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