American Brewing Company Temple of Commerce Tray 1905

VALUABLE A.B.C. BEER SERVING TRAY RADIATES WORLDLY BEGINNINGS 1905!

The American Brewing Company (A.B.C.) The Original “King of Bottled Beer” This extraordinary “Temple of Commerce” beer serving tray has been a special antique advertising treasure to me because it symbolizes how creative the American Brewing Company (A.B.C.) was in marketing around the world starting as early as 1890. This impressive oval tin serving tray…

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Bluff City Brewery Corner Sign From Alton, IL 1890

A RARE VIBRANT SEVEN-COLOR REVERSE-ON-GLASS CORNER SIGN! BLUFF CITY BREWERY 1890

A Rare Breweriana Corner Sign with Seven-Color Design from Bluff City Brewery 1890 A favorite antique advertising sign from my collection is this rare, beautiful Reverse-on-Glass corner sign from the Bluff City Brewery Circa 1890. This unique Breweriana sign has a vibrant seven-color design. It brilliantly reflects the red, blue, green, gold, brown and black colors…

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Anheuser-Busch Malt-Nutrine Fountain of Health Sign Details

ANHEUSER-BUSCH MALT NUTRINE’S ADVERTISING FOR NURSING MOMS 1895-1942

Anheuser-Busch Featured Nursing Mothers and Babies in Malt-Nutrine Ads It is surprising to see how breweries featured nursing mothers and their babies in advertisements starting in the late 1800’s.  This 1905 Anheuser-Busch Malt-Nutrine advertising sign is fairly rare and I’ve had it in my collection for about ten years.  It’s a self-framed tin sign and…

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Theo Vogt Salt Glaze Stoneware Whiskey Jug 1880

A HUGE FIND! A THEO VOGT SALT GLAZE STONEWARE WHISKEY JUG 1880

A Rare Ten-Gallon Salt Glaze Stoneware Whiskey Jug Used in an 1880’s Saloon I just found this massive ten-gallon salt glaze stoneware whiskey jug made for Theodore Vogt, a whiskey wholesaler from East. St. Louis, Illinois circa 1880. The only other known stoneware whiskey jugs from Theo Vogt are one-gallon black-stenciled jugs from approximately 1900-1905. …

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