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    Posted 9 years ago

    JFlatland
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    I didn't pick this item but actually purchased it at an antique house in Minnesota. The place has a weekly sale but the auctioneer told me attendance the night I attended was down from normal weekly sales. This piece is double-sided with a small hole near the top where it hung from a string or piece of twine from the ceiling of an old general store. I dated it to the early 1900s. It's in mint condition. I had it framed and matted, not just for preservation, but for display purposes. Sleepy Eye, MN was known for the mill/creamery and for Sleepy Eye Pottery. I collect old spice tins and advertising pieces and am proud to have this in my collection. I love the colors and artwork.

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    Comments

    1. baddad, 9 years ago
      I love it
    2. lawat56 lawat56, 9 years ago
      GREAT OLD SIGN I HAVE TWO OF THE POTTERY OPEN FACE CROCKS WITH THE SLEEPY EYE LOGO ON THEM 5&6 GALLON ,GREAT OLD PIECES OF HISTORY,THANKS FOR SHARING LAWAT56
    3. jackofalltrades, 9 years ago
      What a wonderful piece of americana , it conjures up a simpler life from a time long ago . Can you imagine your town council voting to change your towns name to" Sleepy eye" today ? Jack
    4. JFlatland, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the comments! Every time I look at this piece, I imagine it hanging from a tin ceiling in an old mercantile with the ceiling fans making it spin!

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