Posted 4 months ago
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.