Featured is an outstanding reverse-on-glass style advertising sign from the American Brewing Company, this one in Baltimore, Maryland. The glass is beautifully centered inside a wood gesso style frame. This pre-prohibition era sign is from about 1900.Details
Oltimer Beer Celluloid Over Cardboard Button Sign, Star-Peerless Brewing Co., Belleville, Illinois
Celluloid Button Sign from the Star Peerless Brewery in Belleville, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Ca. 1935. Button signs are highly collected by a large group of people in the breweriana collecting circles. Circa 1935.
The Oltimer brand was made by the Star Peerless Brewery which also made Stern Brau beer in Belleville, IL. Their competitors were the Mound City Brewery in New Athens, the Central, Wm. Lemp, and EMS Breweries in East St. Louis, the Wagner Brewery in Granite City, the Mascoutah Brewing Company and the Schott Brewery in Highland, Illinois.