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    Posted 12 years ago

    dellwebb
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    This is an early porcelein advertising sign for Hershey's chocolate tablets. It is 12 1/8 X 6 3/8. I have been looking for quite some time but can't find any information about it. Any info. or value help would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 12 years ago
      Maybe you could contact this site...

      http://www.thehersheycompany.com/about-hershey/our-story/hersheys-history.aspx
    2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 12 years ago
      On the above site, hit the "next" button 9 times.
    3. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 12 years ago
      http://www.hersheys.com/discover/history/sweet_choc.asp

      store display sign around the turn of the 20th century
    4. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 12 years ago
      I'm pretty sure this is a fake sign
    5. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 12 years ago
      I can tell cause it says "Licenced by the hershey foods corperation" plus there's a "TM" by "Hershey's". Those are the classic signs of a repro. A more modern repro if I might add.
    6. dellwebb, 12 years ago
      Where do I find info regarding trademarks being associated with reproductions. If its a recent reproduction someone did a great job faking the rust on front and back. Thanks.
    7. coachjim coachjim, 12 years ago
      Hershey itself wasnt trademarked till 1906
    8. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 12 years ago
      Hmm. Looks like the rust is not only done well, but almost the same in other reporductions.
      http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370475306842&nma=true&rt=nc&si=Yf%252FSaqJNQU7QdrGavxk5VTYpb7M%253D
    9. dellwebb, 12 years ago
      I was the buyer there.
    10. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 12 years ago
      Hmm well I'm not sure what you want to do about that then. As a seller he should of said reproduction. Saying it's "olde" he might be right, it's a retired Andy Rooney sign. It could be as old as the 70's? If you bought it and was under the impression it was original you might want to have a talk with that seller.

      http://www.miscellany.com/ande/ardist.htm
    11. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 12 years ago
      I think you can contact the people on that site to ask them for a second opinion.
    12. dellwebb, 12 years ago
      Thanks I'll ask them. The wording is different at the bottom of the Ande Rooney sign. I would be surprised if they made different variations of the same repro sign.
    13. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 12 years ago
      This is the thing with me, and I'm no expert but I'm sure those that collect signs will know. I would think if it was original it wouldn't be flat tin but porcelain? It's worth looking into. On the bright side, some of the repo's are collectable to. How much they go for I have no idea.
    14. dellwebb, 12 years ago
      It's porcelain paint on thick gage steel
    15. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 12 years ago
      I hope it's real for your sake of course, and could be. I would check to be sure, you are protected on eBay if it's not and have 30 days to file a claim?
    16. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 12 years ago
      Oh and by the way if it's real you got a bargain.
    17. dellwebb, 12 years ago
      For $40 its no big deal. I am curious to find out for sure though. Do you know of any online sites where experts can be of assistance?
    18. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 12 years ago
      I took the liberty of asking the person you bought it from. Here is their response. "its real, reproductions are made of tin-lightweight, this is made of very heavy metal, with gray primer back, was hanging up in a barnsale on wall, its nice! good piece for the buyer, john
    19. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 12 years ago
      I'll tell you what dell got a deal then!
    20. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 12 years ago
      They made reproduction porcelain signs too, and not just ande rooney. And they didn't use "TM" on brands until the 60's or 70's. I'm telling you, it's a repro. if it is real, it's not from which the sign may show.
    21. officialfuel officialfuel, 12 years ago
      I'd say your sign is a repop. In North Carolina they are reproducing and flooding the market. It's called greed, they don't care it's all about the money. They can make anythink look old.
    22. dellwebb, 12 years ago
      I have been searching about the trademarks or lack thereof on older signs. Where can I find this info.? Thanks.
    23. windog1, 12 years ago
      Hersey adopted the name "Hershey Foods Corporation" in 1968. So it's no earlier than that.

      http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Hershey-Foods-Corporation-Company-History.html

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