Weathervanes, Whirligigs & Signs

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Number

Item
Description

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AS-0024

A large painted (both sides) wooden shop sign in the form of a medal. French c. 1880.

Size: 55" H x 23" W

         

Tramp House~ carved and painted trade / shop sign.  American, Mid-Century.

Size: 6" H x 15" L

           

Rustic painted copper sheet and wrought iron hanging inn / pub sign. English c. 1860.

Size: 32" H x 24" W

           

Carved and painted "North End Dairy A. Birt Chandlers Ford; Sign. English c. 1860.

Size: 5 1/2" H x 24" L

         

American Moon and Stars tin sculpture /weathervane. c.1900.

Size: 17" H x 21" W (vane only)

           

Davis Floral Co; shop sign DOUBLE-SIDED. American, Early 20th Century.

Size: 15 1/2" H X 57" L

           

AS-0150

Cast iron sign "Lunt St" from Byfield MA. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 3" H x 14" L

       

AS-0165

Small horse weathervane (aluminum) with some bullet holes. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 8" H x 19" L (w/stand 12" H)

         

AS-0167

American fire mark with the initials F.A. painted aluminum. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 10 1/2" H x 6 3/4" W

 

Diminutive iron Mermaid weathervane with directional's and great surface. American c. 1910.

Size: Overall Height = 41" H Diameter - 17" D Mermaid only = 10" H x 16" L

           

Gilded wooden letter " P ". American, Early 1900's.

Size: 12 1/2" H x 10" W

         

Wooden Whale Weather Vane with traces of old paint ~ Discovered on Nantucket, Massachusetts. American, Early 20th Century.

Size: 4" H x 17" L (Whale Only), 9 1/2" H (Overall height with stand)

        Click here to see a larger picture of the painted wood arrow Weathervane

Painted wood arrow weathervane with great surface on later base. American, 19th Century

Size: 35" H x 41 1/2" L

           

Painted and gilt-lettered "PANNEBAKER'S" double-sided rectangular sign with shaped ends with gilt lettering on a blue/green smalt ground bordered with gilt pinstriping and black paint. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 16" H x 92 1/2" L

         

"Friendship" sign on wooden board possibly cradle footboard with stamped on back with "A. G. Fisher". American, Early 1900's.

Size: 10 3/4" H x 14 1/2" W x 3/4" D

          AS-0203

Cast iron "Germantown Mutual Fire" plaque. Americn, dated 1848.

Size: 8" H x 11 1/2" L

       

Superb copper banner weathervane with a fish tail and star and other flowing geometrical designs. Later stand. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 20" H x 39" L

     

Bicycle rider ~ unusual figural whirligig ~ the propellers activate a man riding a bicycle. American, Early 20th Century.

Size: 22 1/2" H x 20" L

            AS-0216

Primitive red arrow heavy and large iron vane.

Size: 9 3/4" H x 50 1/2" L

       

AS-0217

Old wooden leg stocking stretcher decorated later as museum sign. Embossed at top; C.S.B. Co. Ltd. 9 1/2, Walkerton. Mid-20th Century.

Size: 30" H x 5" W

         

Carved & painted whimsical fish sign ~ "You Should've Been Here Yesterday" !!! American.

Size: 18 1/2" L

         

AS-0219

Tin & iron weathervane (banner) with the Danish Flag & goosehead pointer on a later display base. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 31" H x 37" L

       

AS-0220

Rare vintage enameled iron sign for Northeast Airlines which were the first airlines founded 1931 acquired by Delta Airlines in 1972.

Size: 9 1/4" H x 23" L

         

Painted & carved Food sign.

Size: 26" H x 4 1/4" W

          AS-0226

Cast Iron Soda Fountain "Cherry" flavor sign. American, Early 1900.

Size: 4 1/4" H x 20 1/2" L

     

19TH c. double-sided doctor office sign with painted tôle banners mounted on a black wire frame. Found in Cape Cod. American.

Size: 15 1/2" H x 19 3/4" W

       

AS-0229

Porcelain enameled tin insurance sign. American, Early 1900.

Size: 14" H x 20" L

     

AS-0232

"Hamilton Shore" ~ Double-sided directional sign with pointed hand (some paint loss). American, Early 1900's.

Size: 28" L x 6" H x 7/8" D

       

AS-0234

19th Century heavy gage cast iron firemark of the Baltimore Equitable Society Insurance established in 1794 with the symbol of shaking hands. American.

Size: 10 1/4" H x 9 1/2" W

         

AS-0236

Verdigris copper sun face relief firemark with Bath Sun Fire. Office sign of the Sun Insurance Bath, England 1766-1838.

Size: 7 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W

       

AS-0239

Star Sunburst lightening rod finial on later wooden base. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 7 1/2" H (rod only)

       

Primitive folky painted copper, tin & iron sailboat weathervane / sculpture. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 20" H x 28 1/2" W

 

AS-0240

Large wood & galvanized tin with applied molded-wood frame trade sign with folky painted wood applied letters retains original red, white & blue painted surface. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 24 1/2" H x 43" W

     

Folky carved and painted Zodiac sign wheel with releif carving and a central sunface. American, 20th Century.

Size: 16 1/2" D

     

AS-0246

Flat sheet metal silhouette of a running rabbit weathervane on later display stand. American, Mid-Century.

Size: vane only - 11" H x 21 1/2" L (overall 19" H)

     

Vintage carved & painted Acme (high pinnacle point of success) sign / plaque of distinction.

Size: 4" H x 14 1/4" L x 1/2" D

     

Sheet cooper banner weathervane with gold paint on later display base.

Size: (Vane only:  22 1/2" H x 42 1/2" L) (Overall 32” H)

       

Sheet metal FLYING GEESE weathervane ~ Three geese in flight over a directional formed as rolling hills. Painted black.

Size: 51" H x 31 1/2" L

     

AS-0250

"CHA CHA" large painted circus / carnival sign depicting a cheerful, young lady with a colorful dress on later display stand. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 48 3/4" H

 

This Large painted sheet metal heart shaped carnival sign is special & the surface is great.

Verse: "Patrons Jumping Off This Machine While In Motion Terminates Their Ride".

As often you get simple instructions that can have multiple meaning. I see a philosophical meaning comparing to life itself or a project that you take & half-way finish. I see certain irony & humor in it.

American, Early 20th Century.
Size: 26" H x 27" D

         

Colorful painted "BAIT" sign on sheet metal. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 9" H x 21 3/8 " L

       

AS-0253

Large copper & zinc bannerette weathervane great surface with traces of gilt & green verdigris. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 29 1/2" H x 59 1/4" L x 3" W (vane only)

     

AS-0254

Gilt spread-winged eagle perched on a ball weathervane. Later wooden display stand. American, 19th Century.

Size: 20" H x 24 1/2" W

     

AS-0255

19th c. (Civil War) large metal weathervane depicting Admiral David Farragut who was the first admiral in the United States Navy. Retains some original paint with surface rusting. American.

Size: 35" H x 30" L

     

AS-0256

Carved & painted signage "Drive Slowly". American, Early 1900.

Size: 11 1/4" H x 23 1/4" L

     

FA-0268

Carved wooden dancing man ( jigger ) with "screw-in" handle. Late 19th Century.

Size: 13" H

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FA-0394

Carved & painted articulated female doll jigger on later stand. c. 1860.

Size: 13" H

         

Double-sided shapely panel carved & painted with birds & leaves, carved and painted swags and a central star etched mirror. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 25" H x 18" W

     

An interesting whirligig of a black man with paddles shaped and colored as watermelon wedges (found in Mississippi). American, 1930's

Size: 20" H (arms extended 28" H)

       

Carved & painted figure of an African American gentleman whirligig. Late 19th Century.

Size: 21" H x 6 1/4" W

       

FA-0547

Interesting carved jigger in original paint with fur for hair and "facet cut" glass for eyes. Early 1900's.

Size: 10" H

       

FA-0582

Lumberjack Whirligig with galvanized metal blades and contemporary wood stand. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 19" H x 19" L (w/stand) Blades 19 1/2" L

       

FA-0606

Folky built wooden & tin small airplane model / gig. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 13" H

         

FO-0224

Rare townscape reverse glass mirror. American c. 1815

Size: 20 1/2" H x 11 1/8" W x 1" D

       

FA-0515

Whimsy windmill / whirligig with original colorful paddles on later base. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 12" H x 15" L

     

Whimsical wrought iron & nails Folk Art toy Ferris wheel. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 25" H x 21 1/4" W x 8" D

 

FA-0666

Amusing & fabulous primitive whirligig man on a horse with old paint (one paddle restored). American c. 1900.

Size: 25" H x 25" W

     

FA-0738

Carved & painted fisherman whirligig. American.

Size: 12" H (13 3/4" H attached to base)

     
       

Copper fish weathervane mounted on a wood base. American c. 1900.

Size: 13 3/4" H x 34" L

 

PR-0311

Original Gouache painting prototype advertisement / shop cardboard display for orange marmalade, by F. G. Dawe, (Irish), to advertise Hartley's Jams 1950.

Size: 20 1/2" H x 14" W

                 
                 

 

 

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