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    Posted 7 years ago

    Lenelle
    (11 items)

    This is what we believe to be one of a kind Vintage Travelers Insurance Metal sign my husband and I won at a local Auction. It's 48" (4ft) wide and 36" (3ft long). We immediately fell for the uniqueness of this sign and so happy we won the bid! :)

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      A little history about your "umbrella":

      http://www.slate.com/articles/business/ad_report_card/2008/04/you_can_stand_under_my_umbrella.html
    2. Lenelle Lenelle, 7 years ago
      The only history we have on this item is from the records and management team for Travelers Insurance. The letter states that this sign is from the 1965-1968 time period. It was noted that the local independent agent designed the umbrella so it doesn't seem to have been mass-produced by Travelers. Other then that, the letter stated that this sign was unique and they couldn't exactly pin point it.
    3. Lenelle Lenelle, 7 years ago
      thank you Efesgirl for your article :)
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      Here is a plastic sign being sold on eBay, but I doubt that it's a vintage item.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-TRAVELERS-INSURANCE-COMPANY-Plastic-Umbrella-Sign-Plaque/272175691206?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D36188%26meid%3Dfa977c47a2e84d0eb187f074e361be59%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D272081446592

      Here's a timeline of the red umbrella:

      http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB117138484689607337

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