Featured is a rather interesting tin sign from the Old Crow Sour Mash Whiskey Brand, made by the W.A. Gaines Company. The W. A. Gaines Company started in 1868 in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky and remained in business until the start of prohibition. The use of rats crawling over the sour mash whiskey bottle baffles me,…Details
This is a very rare curled or rolled edge sign from the Ahrens Bullwinkel Liquor Merchants in San Francisco, CA. This sign is circa 1905 and features a large Stag deer on the front side. Curled edge signs were typically produced from the Meek and Beach Company in Coshocton, OH. Rolled edge signs were not as popular as trays or other less straight edge signs as they were more expensive to produce. Hence, today they are less commonly found by collectors.