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Larry White
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United Cigar antique sign...

Post by Larry White » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:22 pm

Don Hutchinson contacted me wanting to sell this old sign.
He's asking $800 OBO. He's threatening to cut it in half!
Must be something can be done.....
United Cigar Sign 13feet long circa 1910 (1).jpg
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Measures 13' - 1" long by 24" high....

If I had the money, I'd buy it for Machine.
If you want to buy it, and need a place to store it....I'd be the man for it.
Don can be reached at (917) 797-1870
It's back east somewhere.....

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Robare M. Novou
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Re: United Cigar antique sign...

Post by Robare M. Novou » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:25 pm

So what yer sayin' is I can get the sign at half price?

Or half a sign for full price?

A fool and his sign are soon parted...in half.
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Tony Segale
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Re: United Cigar antique sign...

Post by Tony Segale » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:33 pm

I can't afford anything like that.
Not even half.
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.

Tyler Tim
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Re: United Cigar antique sign...

Post by Tyler Tim » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:18 pm

OK so he wants X or it gets axed... :shock: .

Maybe contact Antique Archaeology...American Picker. I've seen them pay big for old trashier sign.

Hate to see it whacked in half.
Sure I paint thing for my amusement and then offer them for sale. A brushslinger could whither en die from lack of creativity in this plastic town my horse threw a shoe in. :shock:

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Re: United Cigar antique sign...

Post by Mike Jackson » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:01 pm

Seems odd he's considering trashing it if he can't get $800. The other alternative might be for him to get a tax deduction and donate it to the American Sign Museum.
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Re: United Cigar antique sign...

Post by Danny Baronian » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:40 am

Out of curiosity, I typed in United Cigar, and came up with the following photos from an auction in New York, 2005. Didn't list the selling price. Size was similar, as the one listed below is 96" x 24":

Also found this link: http://cigarhistory.info/Premiums/Coupons.html
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erik winkler
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Re: United Cigar antique sign...

Post by erik winkler » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:56 am

Interesting find Danny, looks better and seems cheaper.
Antique business is a strange thing...
Realizing we are in the 2nd renaissance of the arts.
Learn, copy and trying to improve...
Still in the learning phase ;-)
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