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    Posted 11 years ago

    potrero
    (156 items)

    Bought this from a man on the Peninsula who was selling a whole bunch of railroad and phone stuff his dad had collected over the years for his hotel near Eureka.

    As you can see, its a Baltimore Enamel and Novelty Co sign - they were one of the leading makers.

    I believe Imperiales Cigarettes was a San Francisco Company known for their 'Russian mouthpieces'. This 21 by 14 inch sign is truly a stunner, with the image of the man in a top hat and tuxedo with a cane and monocle, smoking one of their cigarettes.

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    Comments

    1. richard , 11 years ago
      I bought an identical one of these (double sided) 25-30 years ago and really don't know anything about it. May I ask what you paid for it?
    2. potrero potrero, 11 years ago
      I didn't pay much, it was part of a batch of other stuff... in terms of current value, all depends upon condition. this one's probably worth around $300 (in 2010)
    3. jacky jacky, 11 years ago
      HI IAM FRENCH COOLLECTOR I LIKE THIS ONE
      W YOU ME SALE ?
      THANKS F ANSWER
      JACQUES
    4. zguy2112 zguy2112, 7 years ago
      GREAT find brother!
    5. got2mchstuff, 7 years ago
      I have one if these same signs. The condition is better but not by much.
    6. aromata2003 aromata2003, 6 years ago
      Superb art deco design!

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