Posted 3 years ago
I I Purchased this shingle approximately 40 years ago An Old Dilapidated Barn Sale. The Wood is definitely Very old and warped. Just By Sight you Can Tell Someone Wrote It Free Hand but tried to make it look stenciled. I took this to several Local Antique Dealers and Colletible Stores to try to find out if this was authenticate or a duplicate. None of the Antique, Collectable, Dealers Could Tell Me this was Authenticate but No One Could Tell Me it Wasn't either. The Best I Got was the Wood was definitely from around the Age of the Sign and it did not look like a reproduction.
** The Plaque states:
TO THIEVES, THUGS, FAKIRS And
AMONG WHO ARE :
J.J. Harlin alais "Off Wheeler", Saw Dust Charlie,
W.M. Hedges, Billy the Kid, Billy Mullin, Little Jack,
The Cuter, Pock-Marked Kid, And About Twenty Others:
If Found Within The Limits Of This City After
Ten O' Clock P.M. This Night You Will Be Invited To
Attend A Crank Neck-Tie Party.
The Expence Of Which Will Be Borne By
100 Substantial Citizens.
Las Vegas, March 24th 1881
I Also Do Not Believe I'm Putting This in the right Categories, I have this, and also a plaque with all the guns and descriptions from the 1800's. IF Someone Could Give Me A Heads Up on What Categories~ I should be putting this in I would really appreciate it.