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    Posted 7 years ago

    Ryan0628
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    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!!

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    1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 7 years ago
      Yes, 18 x 18 were the earlier signs then it went to 11 x 11 later on.
    2. Ryan0628, 7 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, 6 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, 6 years ago
      Awesome thank you for the information!

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