Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Antique Public Telephone Sign

In Signs > Porcelain Signs > Show & Tell and Telephones > Telephone Signs > Show & Tell.
Telephones171 of 10205 1/2×19 two sided porcelain Bell systems public phone signMetal Bell System 1964-1969 logo underground cable sign
14
Love it
0
Like it

chrissylovescatschrissylovescats loves this.
snowman3snowman3 loves this.
MountainGirlMountainGirl loves this.
DesignerDesigner loves this.
LongingsLongings loves this.
leighannrnleighannrn loves this.
farmladyfarmlady loves this.
sanhardinsanhardin loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
SpiritBearSpiritBear loves this.
See 12 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 5 years ago

    shawnandda…
    (1 item)

    -18 inches in Diameter

    -double sided

    -porcelain

    I was hoping someone could tell me how to clean it without damaging the sign, or if I should even try to clean it at all.

    I was also wondering if anyone could tell me the value of the sign.

    Does anyone know what part of the country it came from?

    Thanks for your help!

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Porcelain Signs
    See all
    Original Antique MOBILOIL MOBIL GARGOYLE Gas Oil Porcelain Flange Sign
    Original Antique MOBILOIL MOBIL GAR...
    $435
    Large STUDEBAKER ROCKNE Car Dealership Gas Oil 2 Sided 48
    Large STUDEBAKER ROCKNE Car Dealers...
    $485
    VINTAGE PORSCHE SERVICE PORCELAIN ENAMEL GAS COLLECTOR RACING OIL AD SIGN
    VINTAGE PORSCHE SERVICE PORCELAIN E...
    $38
    MOUNTAIN DEW Soda Pop 27
    MOUNTAIN DEW Soda Pop 27" Porcelain...
    $54
    logo
    Original Antique MOBILOIL MOBIL GARGOYLE Gas Oil Porcelain Flange Sign
    Original Antique MOBILOIL MOBIL GAR...
    $435
    See all

    Comments

    1. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
      Your sign was used by the Bell System from 1921 to 1939. They came in two sizes 18 & 12 inch, also two colors white with blue letters like your or blue with white letters.
      These signs were used all over the country. a value is from 150 to 250 depending on condition.
    2. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 5 years ago
      As to cleaning a porcelain sign, IMO, there's not much chance of damage with simple soap & water and a synthetic scrub pad (but start with the sponge side). If the problems aren't removed by one scrubber side or the other, they likely are permanent.
    3. sargeguy sargeguy, 5 years ago
      Some signs suffer from haze consisting of mineral deposits that cannot be removed

    Want to post a comment?

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