Z and K Antiques

Early American Antique Advertising, Trade Signs, and Historical Americana for Sale

Black and gold antique wooden beauty shop trade sign

Budget Beauty Shop Double Sided Trade Sign »

Circa 1920s: This 32" X 16" double sided Budget Beauty Shop trade sign in original black and gold paint from the roaring twenties advertises "permanent waving," obviously the shop's specialty.

For Sale: $1,450

1901 cut out the whiskey ax of all nations Bun Lauret Stove and Ranges Art Stove Co Detroit Mich

1901 Cut Out The Whiskey Cast Iron Ax »

Circa 1901: Measuring 9" long, this cast iron ax served as a premium for Laurel Stoves and Ranges and promoted Carrie Nation's temperence movement in early 20th century pre-prohibition America.

For Sale: $295

Amusement park carnival antique wooden trade sign

Hold Your Hats Amusement Park Sign »

Circa 1st Quarter 20th Century: Fashioned from an old wooden ironing board, this unusual 52" x 12" green and gray paint decorated Hold Your Hats sign came out of a turn of the 20th century Maryland amusement park.

For Sale: $1,450

Green Norton Brothers Patented Self Sealing Coffee Mill

Norton Bro's. Patent Self Sealing Coffee Mill »

Circa 1880: Rare Norton Bro’s Patent Self Sealing Coffee Mill, Chicago IL, tin litho, original and complete, 11.5”H x 9”W including handle.

For Sale: $2,100

antique tin hats shoes phone number early trade sign

Kirksville Hat & Shoe Works Tin Trade Sign »

Circa 1920: Measuring approximately 34"L x 21"H, this stencil decorated tin trade sign advertises a hat and shoe repair business run by two young Greek immigrants, brothers Paul and George Johnson, who found their way to St. Louis in 1909.

For Sale: $950

antique wooden barber pole for sale red white blue original paint

5 Color Arts & Crafts Era Barber Pole »

Circa 1900-1925: Found in St. Louis, Missouri, this 41"H x 9"W x 9"D barber pole has a fantastic original five color red, white, blue, black, and gold paint decorated surface and an unusual square (rather than round) construction with canted sides.

For Sale: $1,750

the delaware insurance company of philadelphia founded 1835 tin sign

The Delaware Insurance Company of Philadelphia Sign »

Circa 1890-1910: Measuring approximately 24"L x 18"H, this handsome black and gold single sided tin sign was manufactured by New York's Sentenne & Green.

For Sale: $795

Locks and Canals 66 antique reflective wooden sign

Locks and Canals 66 Wooden Reflective Sign »

Circa 2nd Quarter 20th Century: This 41.5" x 10.5" Locks and Canals 66 sign with early plastic reflective lettering most probably is from Lock 66 of Maryland's Chesapeake and Ohio Canal that stretches nearly 185 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland.

For Sale: $1,050

original antique enamel no smoking gas station sign for sale

Early No Smoking Filling Station Porcelain Sign »

Circa 1920s: This 24"L x 9"H porcelain No Smoking sign is signed by Chicago, Illinois' Enameled Sign Company and would have hung by the pumps in an old gas station.

For Sale: $575

Shafer Insurance Agency 1920s painted double sided trade sign for sale

Shafer Insurance Agency Double Sided Trade Sign »

Circa 1920s: This wonderful oval double sided Shafer Insurance Agency trade sign in blue and white paint measures approximately 43"L x 21"H including its original hangers.

For Sale: $950

1940s Rare Single Sided Porcelain Castillion V.O. Congnac Sign

Castillon V.O. Cognac Porcelain Sign »

Circa Late 1940s: Porcelain liquor signs are scarce, and this 30" x 17" Castillion Cognac sign in red, white, and blue is exceptionally hard to find.

For Sale: $1150

Ohio blue decorated stoneware john conley white cottage post office ohio

John Conley White Cottage Post Office, Ohio Stoneware »

Circa 1880s: John Conley's little known pottery was located in White Cottage Post Office, an unincorporated community in Muskingum County on Route 22 between Lebanon and Zanesville in the south central Ohio.

For Sale: $650

antique wooden boot and shoes trade sign c.w. clarke

Petite Boots & Shoes Trade Sign »

Circa 1870: This lovely 29.75" x 7.75" C.W. Clarke Boots & Shoes wooden trade sign in original black smalt paint and gold lettering on a single thin poplar board has a simple 1/2 inch deep frame and is constructed with square nails and has a penciled 1868 dated on the reverse.

For Sale: $1,950

satterlee and mory fort edwards ny blue decorated brandies and wine jug for sale

Satterlee & Mory Wines and Brandies Jug »

Circa 1870-1890: This one gallon stencil decorated P. Cushman & Co. from Albany, New York,stands 11" in height, advertises "wines, brandies & C," and is signed by the legendary Fort Edward NY pottery firm Satterlee & Mory.

For Sale: $650

antique painted highly decorated 19th century wooden sign blue black yellow white

E. Howard & Co. Paint Decorated Office Sign »

Circa Late 19th Century: Exuberantly painted this four color office sign in original black, yellow, white, and blue paint decoration and signed E.H. & Co. on the reverse was made for a well known 19th century Massachusetts, watch and clock manufacturer.

For Sale: $3,500

antique painted wooden trade sign steamship agent

Steamship Agent & Foreign Money Orders Sign »

Circa 1880: This 37" x 8" 19th century double sided Steamship Agent & Foreign Money Orders trade sign in original red, black, and gray weathered paint decoration has breadboard ends attached with hand cut nails.

For Sale: $1,250

antique blue decorated stoneware Pennsylvania merchant jar

Cooper & Bro. No. 7 Diamond Market, Pittsburgh »

Circa 1875: Measuring almost 10" tall, this one gallon Southwestern Pennsylvania storage jar was manufactured for Pittsburgh's well known Diamond Market district merchants W.D. Cooper & Bro.

For Sale: $575

antique wooden painted trade sign for a hunting club one shot gang

One Shot Gang Hunting Club Sign »

Circa 1930s-1940s: Found in Wisconsin, this 41" x 8" four color double sided original paint decorated wooden One Shot Gang sign in the form of a rifle shell came out of one of the state's old hunting clubs and celebrated the marksmanship of members who had taken a deer with a single shot.

For Sale: $1,250

Antique 1920s Locksmith Box Roosevelt Hotel NYC Paint Decorated Americana

Antique 1920s Locksmith Box from The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC »

Circa 1920s: Measuring 15" L, 4.75" H, 4.5" W, this wooden black and white painted locksmith box has a great original surface.

For Sale: $345

Antique American Advertising Store Display Tin with Eagle in Red, Gold, Black and White from Denver Colorados 1920s Eagle Mills

Antique Eagle Mills General Store Countertop Spice Tin »

Circa 1920s: This neat 9 ¾” H by 6 ¾” Lby 5” W Eagle Mills Pure Ground country store tin is a colorful example of advertising from the Mile High City.

For Sale: $225

Antique American Advertisng Cetacolor Linen Banner

Cetacolor Advertising Linen Banner»

Superb graphics, vibrant color, and excellent condition make this early 20th century American printed linen banner very appealing to the eye.

For Sale: $395

Happy Heidi Vintage Fiestaware Pottery for Sale all old colors complete collection

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