Pictured is a colorful self-framed tin sign from the James A. Miller Whiskey Distillery, based in Paris, KY. This sign was from the pre-prohibition era, circa 1900. The Chicken Cock brand has been resurrected in the last few years, and continues to build upon the legacy of James Miller’s well selling brand from around 1900.Details
This is a rare whiskey stoneware jug made by the Ravarino Freschi Company in Staunton, Illinois, 1900. The Ravarino Freschi Company became nationally known for their pasta products sold under the R&F Company name. Prior to the founders relocation to St. Louis, MO to start their business, they owned a small general store in Staunton, IL about 40 miles from downtown St. Louis. This general store closed around 1900, the same time they started their pasta business. The R&F company was later bought out by the American Italian Pasta Company based in Kansas City, MO.