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Posted 3 years ago

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jonnya
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My neighbors were throwing this sign away years ago when I saw it lying next to their trash can. I walked up and asked if I could have it. I could not believe they were tossing out this classic piece of Americana!

It is a double-sided wooden sign that USED to have L-brackets on either side at the bottom to hold it up in front of a business. It is huge and I am excited to hang this up in my home.

It is 23" by 32" and is in great shape considering it's age.

I was curious. I can remember seeing these growing up as a kid (I'm 30), and they are usually associated with neighborhood shops or food carts or bakeries. I have not been able to find anything like this anywhere on the internet. Everything I see is TIN or PORCELAIN.

Would anyone have any information on this sign or know of anywhere, other than this site, where I could find some information.

Thanks!

Mystery Solved

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  1. bratjdd bratjdd, 3 years ago
    https://www.google.com/search?q=sunbeam+bread&hl=en&prmd=imvnsz&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Nr1sT9umGOKziQLWrcn2BA&ved=0CGIQsAQ&biw=13
  2. bratjdd bratjdd, 3 years ago
    http://www.qba.com/
  3. jonnya, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the link to the Sunbeam bread site and the google image search.

    As I was stating above, it's not so much that I don't know what Sunbeam Bread is, it's that when running a google image search, or eBay Search, or anything else I haven't come across it anywhere.

    I'm not trying to sell the piece, but I was curious if anyone had an idea as to what it might be worth. It is my first vintage advertising sign and I am happy to add it to my art collection of contemporary art, folk art, and indigenous art.

    This number would be used mainly for insurance appraisal purposes.

    Thanks again for everyone's help/interest.

    I will be sure to post more awesome vintage stuff as I unpack it while moving into my new home!
  4. lilykittycat, 3 years ago
    Hello Jonnya.................Nice garbage 'pick' if I do say so myself.................Believe it or not, I actually own one of these. I bought it on Ebay maybe 10 years ago. It was designed to be a 'freestanding' sidewalk advertisiment. There used to be some metal angle brackets at the bottom of your sign to give it support. Although these appear to be long gone, I would reccomend that you 're-invent' them, as this piece needs to be displayed in all its original glory! Your photograph suggests a condition that is fairly good, so I'll take a gander at pricing this piece at $500 fair market value once you get it 'back on its feet', if you know what I mean. Thanks for sharing this american classic advertisment..................Mike Bruner

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