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    Posted 4 months ago

    Rattletrap
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    These two pictures are the same sign! I’ve never seen a porcelain sign with different advertisements on different sides. Not only are the ads different but the colors are also different. Add to that there are 3 colors on each side making a total of 6 times this sign had to be run thru the kiln. Pretty pricy sign to make and extremely rare to find. Since we don’t advertise cigs we will not display that side of the sign in the museum. Probably just hang it on a wall showing the Thayer side.
    The Thayers Stations were in Ontario Canada in the 20s and 30s. Hence the rough condition of the old sign.
    Wings was a cheap ten cent pack of cigs when other Brands cost a quarter. The Company started in 1929 and this is likely the early vintage of advertisement back when they came in the Brown label? Any way you cut it the product was bad for your health.

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    Comments

    1. Trey Trey, 4 months ago
      That is a very odd sign. I wonder if the fuel company owned the cigarette company too.
    2. Rattletrap Rattletrap, 4 months ago
      Trey,
      Good question but I have no info avail as both companies are long gone.
    3. Rattletrap Rattletrap, 4 months ago
      Trey,
      A little further research shows that Wings Cigarettes was a product of the depression as they sold for less than other Brands. In the 40s they included cards with pix of airplanes that were collector cards in each pack with options to buy more limited edition cards. Money was scarce in those hard times and paying 10 cents a pack made a difference.
    4. Trey Trey, 4 months ago
      It’s definitely one of a kind for sure.

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