Smile Soda Tin Menu Board Sign, Circa. 1950

SMILE BEVERAGE ORANGE MAN SELLS SODA!

One of the most prolific and lost lasting images of the 1940-50’s era was the Smile Soda brand’s distinctive orange with a human like face on it. This logo was used on so many of the brand’s advertising signage, as shown here on this tin over carboard restaurant menu sign. This sign’s caption reads “Refresh…

7Up Tin Soda Sign. "It Likes You"

7UP SODA LIKES YOU!

The 7 Up Brand certainly did well with their advertising slogan, “It Likes You”, considering collectors today can find many variations of advertising products with this well known and steadfast slogan the brand incorporated.  This particular signs also used another commonly used slogan from 7Up on the top, where the sign says “Fresh Up With…

Hires Root Beer, Self Framed Tin Sign. Charles Hires Co., Philadelphia, PA. Circa 1910

HIRES ROOT BEER BEAUTIFUL TIN SIGN!

This beautiful self-framed tin sign from the Charles Hire Root Beer Company in Philadelphia, PA is certainly an eye catcher.  I love the golden colors, and the simplicity of two woman sitting together drinking from their straws out of cut glass like soda fountain style glasses.   The artwork is marked and was done by Harry…

Golden Orangeade Tin Sign, Rochester, N.Y.

AN ORANGE SHAPED SIGN SOLD GOLDEN ORANGEADE!

GOLDEN ORANGEADE TIN SIGN The Golden Orangeade brand marketing campaign was not too hard to decide on. Why not use an orange shaped design for our signs to sell the orange flavored product? One thing is certain…the consumer easily recognized the product being sold from a distance with the distinctive shape and use of the…

Barlett Spring Mineral Water Tray, San Francisco, CA. Circa 1900

BARTLETT SPRINGS, A GRAND PRIZE TRAY, 1905.

The Bartlett Springs Mineral Water Company was based in Lake County, California. It was a well known mineral water and bath house destination for many northern Californians in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.   One of my favorite collectibles from the state of CA are the serving trays which the Bartlett Springs Mineral Water Company…