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Telephone Signs54 of 160Bell System Public Phone 18" Porcelain sign1940's Bell System Public Telephone Double Sided Porcelain Flange Sign Advertisement
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Posted 5 years ago


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I found this sign while cleaning out my basement...I hope someone can fill me in a little bit about it. I'm mostly concerned about what year this is...and why it has a white backside with a black #22 ostamp....all of the ones I've seen on ebay have black backside with a white #22

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  1. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    Your Bell System 8 inch hub cap sign was the forth logo used by the Bell system staring in 1939 to 1964. The #22 is the style ordered by the Bell companies. Some hub cap sign are made without holes and glued on to trucks or buildings.
  2. number1nine6, 5 years ago
    Thanks Tom....any reason why the back is white rather than the black ones I've seen
  3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    No reason, but I have seen them both ways.
  4. number1nine6, 5 years ago
    I was hoping it was super rare...haha
  5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    You still have a nice clean sign, I haven't seen one this nice in quite some time.
  6. number1nine6, 5 years ago
    Well that's good to hear....the winning bidder should be much do you think its worth in this condition?

  7. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    I see where your sign is on Ebay at $38.00 and change. A book I have on telephone sign values put the hub cap at $35.00 to $50.00 range. Yours could do better because it's clean. With Ebay the last six seconds will tell.
  8. number1nine6, 5 years ago
    OK...thank. you

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