Share your favorites on Show & Tell

18" x 18" 1939 model Bell sign

In Telephones > Telephone Signs > Show & Tell and Telephones > Telephone Advertising > Show & Tell.
Telephone Signs30 of 174New England Telephone Truck signAmerican Telephone & Telegraph Co. Porcelain Sign
5
Love it
0
Like it

EJW-54EJW-54 loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 4 years ago

    Ryan0628
    (3 items)

    Picked this up at a garage sale. I am newly into sign collecting and this one grabbed my eye. Not sure what the 24 means on the flange but I know the design started around 1939. Any information is helpful!!

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Telephone Signs
    See all
    ANTIQUE PORCELAIN FLANGE SIGN PUBLIC TELEPHONE SOUTHWEST STATE TEXAS TX OK AR LA
    ANTIQUE PORCELAIN FLANGE SIGN PUBLI...
    $255
    PUBLIC TELEPHONE BELL SYSTEM porcelain sign 5 cent vintage pay phone booth
    PUBLIC TELEPHONE BELL SYSTEM porcel...
    $12
    Porcelain Bell Telephone Enamel Sign Size 10" x 6" Inches Double Sided Flange
    Porcelain Bell Telephone Enamel Sig...
    $42
    New York New England Telephone NYNEX Double Sided Flanged Phone Sign Vintage
    New York New England Telephone NYNE...
    $46
    logo
    ANTIQUE PORCELAIN FLANGE SIGN PUBLIC TELEPHONE SOUTHWEST STATE TEXAS TX OK AR LA
    ANTIQUE PORCELAIN FLANGE SIGN PUBLI...
    $255
    See all

    Comments

    1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
      Yes, 18 x 18 were the earlier signs then it went to 11 x 11 later on.
    2. Ryan0628, 4 years ago
      So the 24 on the side has no significance? Just the 18" vs 11"? So maybe 40'some? I really appreciate all of your knowledge.
    3. sargeguy sargeguy, 4 years ago
      I'm not sure about the "24", I know mine does not have it. The small round "hubcap" signs were designated "21" and "22", so maybe the 11-inch flange was "23" (I think both sizes were available at the same time). The mark probably indicates an earlier sign. I would say that it adds to the value somewhat. These signs usually fetch about $75-100 for a decent example, although I have seen mint condition examples go for $150.
    4. Ryan0628, 4 years ago
      Awesome thank you for the information!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.