Here's a rare and extremely well-preserved pair of large metal / tin Coca-Cola retail wall signs with original heavy duty metal wall supports from the mid to late 1940s. At first glance, they appear identical. Though the differences are subtle, they are there, and that's why I believe these belong in a pair as I found them. That's why I also believe the discerning collector will really appreciate this pair of vintage Coke signs.
A few things are obvious: 1 the signs oppose each other given the placement of the metal wall attachments / supports; 2 they are the same size and weight with each sign measuring 24" x 20.5" and weighing 4.8 lbs; 3 they have what appears to be very equivalent and minimal signs of age and wear; 4 from what I know about Coke's advertising in the 1940s, they appear to have been made withing one year of each other, 1946 - 1947; 5 they were both made by A. A few things are less obvious: 1 please notice the different fonts, most notably on the yellow word "Drink"; 2 the trade mark wording is different; 3 one bottle has the amount of fluid ozs contained and the other does not; and 4 the Coca-Cola label font is slightly shadowed on one sign but not the other. Both signs are in what I call Very Good Plus condition. The truth is that many other collectors would likely give both signs an Excellent Plus condition given their ages and minimal rusting.
I chose to be VERY conservative in my grading. There ARE definite and palpable surface scratches and stray markings on both sides of both signs.
I have NOT attempted to clean the signs; I'm not a professional and didn't want to risk any possible damage. The markings on the signs are, overall, minimal, and in my opinion, do not detract much from their overall appearance which is stunning. The wall attachments / flanges are original, in place, show very minor rust, and are presumably sturdy. The flanges do show signs of use; I've tried to illustrate this and all other flaws in the pictures. I've tried to highlight all attributes and flaws to these great pieces of Americana but I'm limited in the number of pictures I can display here.
Please, should you need further details or information or if you simply have question, feel free to contact me. The item "PAIR 1940s COCA COLA DBL-SIDED WALL SIGNS w ORIGINAL METAL SUPPORTS, VGC+ to EXC+" is in sale since Sunday, July 16, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Soda\Coca-Cola\Signs". The seller is "wcscollectibles" and is located in Birmingham, Alabama.This item can be shipped to United States.