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Posted 6 years ago


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Picked up this old former flange sign over the holidays, cleaned and gave a lite coat of clear to enhanse the graphics. The reverse is very roached, but you can still make out the ghosting of the lettering. Not exactly sure of age, maybe someone knows.

Mystery Solved


  1. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 years ago
    Bernie this is an early McColl Frontenac company sign! Canadian for sure and still has great graphics, my guess would be around the early 20s era. Great find Bernie!
    Later in the 20s to early 30s, they added white to the indian's braids for more pop so to find one without white on the braids is early bro!
  2. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Thanks very much for the info Perry, very helpful. Figured it was old, just nice to know a time-frame. Too bad it's not in better shape, but the price was right for another garage "wallhanger".
  3. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Thank-you all for the "loves & like"!!
  4. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Love your Red Indian sign. Looks great to me. I have never clear coated a sign. Do you think clear coat will help my Coke Bottle sign a little bit or should I just leave it alone. TAL
  5. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Hey bones, saw your coke sign, very cool old piece!. It will greatly enhanse the colors that are left on your sign to give it a spray of clear gloss. I would'nt do this to every sign, but most pieces it helps with stopping any more deterioration, makes them "pop", and helps avoid the comments from people saying "why did you put that on your wall"!!
    Investment grade signs, which are few and far between, are another matter. Most "purists" do not like any treatment or restoration at all.
  6. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 6 years ago
    Thanks picker. I'm going to try that after I get thru un-packing .
  7. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 5 years ago
    good grab for sure!!!
  8. zguy2112 zguy2112, 5 years ago
    What a FANTASTIC piece! Very simple but yet graphic! Amazing find! Enjoy it.
  9. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 years ago
    Thank-you zguy2112 for the nice comment!
  10. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 years ago
    Thanks all for the nice comments and the "Loves". One of the few pieces I parted with,sadly, but it went to a Red Indian collector!
  11. pickrknows pickrknows, 4 years ago
    Thank-you crazyhoss for the "love'!!
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
  13. pickrknows pickrknows, 4 years ago
    Thanks Sean! Happy 4th buddy!!
  14. FedoraAntiques FedoraAntiques, 3 years ago
    Great and rare sign, for sure! I'd not have clear coated it, however. A fair bit of that rust could have been removed via a couple "tricks of the trade", making it look much better. Probably could have cleaned off anywhere from 25% - 65% of the see, a fair bit of it is actually over the surface of the paint, not through it could have been removed. A clear paste auto wax would have been a better choice for bringing back some luster and color, though after buffing it up with one of the polishes I use, that probably wouldn't have been necessary. Not tons of value lost, however, seeing as it is in poor shape on the other side. Either way, it is still a great find, regardless
  15. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
    EH.................I love it !!
  16. pickrknows pickrknows, 3 years ago
    Thanks antique rose for the nice comments!
  17. pickrknows pickrknows, 3 years ago
    Thank you all for the "loves" on this old sign!!
  18. Caperkid Caperkid, 2 years ago
    Great collection.
  19. pickrknows pickrknows, 2 years ago
    Thanks Caperkid for the nice comment!

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