Posted 2 years ago
I am a newbie sign buyer who bought this sign a week or so ago and am wondering if it is the real deal or a fake. It was described as old , unusual and very rare because it had 6 bubbles around the 7 UP logo, instead of the usual 7 bubbles , thus making this sign older than an ordinary 7 bubble sign. I have tried to research some information about the 7 UP logo and was able to find out that in the early years, they used an 8 bubble logo and later went to a 7 bubble logo. I have not run across any information about the use of a 6 bubble logo. There is a picture of this sign in Petretti's Soda Pop Collectibles Price Guide -Third Edition , on page 214. This sign looks exactly like the one I have , except that it has 7 bubbles ! There is a picture of an 8 bubble sign on page 225 , that they say is from the 1930's.
Another thing that concerns me is the fact that the script and all the punctuation marks have a distinct border around them as if they are decals. The 7 UP and bubbles do not have this border , nor does the white arches on each side.
If there are any 7 UP experts out there who could shed some light on this confusion, I would really appreciate your commits......Thanks, Mike