Posted 10 years ago
Must be Friday because I have a cool sign to show you. A nice little porcelain job marked "Bierman Signs 1927 Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis". If you recall, the auction listing had very poor quality pictures. I had reservations about purchasing, based on my research of similar signs which had qualities indicating reproduction. I used my usual tactic of negotiating a buy it now price rather than get caught up in a bidding war (this practice often yields sweet fruit... and the occasional rotten apple!). After putting this thing under the magnifying glass, I'm nearly satisfied it's authentic. The color, script, and aging of the painted side is very much like my tin arrow from same period. The maker's detail on the back of the sign I believe was originally red print (still some visible) but has faded to a light black color.
Awright Guys, need your stamps of approval. As always I welcome all comments, critiques, insight, and info. Thanks.