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    Posted 12 years ago

    Roadhouse
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    I found this old Budwiser sign in the crawl space of an old tavern that I remodeled about 20 years ago. The librarian at the Anthauser Busch library in St.Louis sent me a tear sheet copy from 1934 picturing and identifying the sign as A/B's first post prohibtion advertising outdoor sign. (This may be viewed at www.rhouse.org under "Our Bud Sign" icon.)

    The problem is, I really don't know what I've got? The people who own the local Budwiser Distributorship state they believe, "It's the only one in captivity." Appraisers tell me they have never seen one in a private collection or at an auction. I have the piece crated and in a secure location to prevent the glass lenses from being damaged. What have I got, should I bother?

    Signed,

    Curious Tavern owner

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    1. roadrelics roadrelics, 12 years ago
      i have seen at least 5 of these Budweiser signs & i am sure there are many more in collections.....
    2. Roadhouse, 12 years ago
      To roadrelics....have you ever seen or heard of one of these signs selling at auction or privately, if so what was the value? Should I insure it?
    3. roadrelics roadrelics, 12 years ago
      can't remeber what they have sold for but my guess is anywhere from $1500 to $3000......
    4. robert cyr, 12 years ago
      hi i just purchased almost the exact same sign on ebay for about 250.00
      my reads anheuser busch on draught. very similar!
      if interested i can find the item no. and you want it. i'll give it to you. personaly i think i got a good deal. i think its worth 500.00 to 700.00. not 15 to 3000.
      but you never know!
    5. Roadhouse, 12 years ago
      Thank you very much. Yes if possible I would like to get a look at a photo of it and/or year made and specs. etc. Thanks again!
    6. robert cyr, 12 years ago
      here's the item no on ebay! 170548872192. kits a little differant.
      but pretty much the same piece! sorry for the delay! thank you
    7. masonstmusic, 11 years ago
      nice sign good food n.ill
    8. BudweiserKing88 BudweiserKing88, 1 year ago
      I’ve seen a few of these for sale at auction in recent memory. It is from the 1930s. What are your plans with the sign?
    9. Gillian, 1 year ago
      @BudweiserKing88 You're treading very close to being reported.

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