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Collecting Porcelain Signs


By radium

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#51 3 years ago
Quoted from vcloverjr:

Wow John, what don't you collect?

$50 bills. They take up twice the space as a $100 bill.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

#52 3 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

Man that has to make a guy sick to his stomach.
Where did you get the Beware Pickpockets and Loose Women sign?

Someone bought that for me during Christmas one year, its a new sign and readily available.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

#53 3 years ago

I just thought we'd see how much you city slickers know. They are right above the Gulf sign. It's a handle with a round disc-like object screwed to the bottom.

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#54 3 years ago

Bought this from a friend as never seen another one - 1920's?

And cool Native American art.

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#55 3 years ago

Love this thread. I also collect beer signs porcelain, tins and neon. Here are a few of my off grade signs in the garage.

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#56 3 years ago

A couple more

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#57 3 years ago
Quoted from mkgoetz:

Love this thread. I also collect beer signs porcelain, tins and neon. Here are a few of my off grade signs in the garage.

Wow!

#58 3 years ago

Some of the signs in my gameroom garage. Some repops mixed in with original and NOS stuff.

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#59 3 years ago

Very very nice!! You should get those large signs out from behind the games though and hang them up high loud and proud. Remember if its double sided you have to show both sides. That's why I love flanged signs so much, they have two sides and don't take up much wall space.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

#60 3 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

I just thought we'd see how much you city slickers know. They are right above the Gulf sign. It's a handle with a round disc-like object screwed to the bottom.

I've seen these, many, many years back, and at the moment, I cannot recall... My gut is saying something with farming/soil/gardening, but not sure.

#61 3 years ago
Quoted from Hot_Rod_Grille:

Some of the signs in my gameroom garage. Some repops mixed in with original and NOS stuff.

Incredible! Your gameroom is absolutely stunning.

#62 3 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

I just thought we'd see how much you city slickers know. They are right above the Gulf sign. It's a handle with a round disc-like object screwed to the bottom.

Is this it ?

ebay.com link » Primitive Vintage Antique Hog Pig Hide Lard Scraper Butcher Farm Hand Tool

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

#63 3 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.

What? No signs from Kellogg?

#64 3 years ago

I went sign hunting today and struck out. The stuff I saw was really high priced and common. I'll have to get more creative where I look.

It's really impressive that you guys put together such huge collections like these!!

#65 3 years ago
Quoted from Hot_Rod_Grille:

Some of the signs in my gameroom garage. Some repops mixed in with original and NOS stuff.

Hey! There's a Dad's Root Beer sign. Dad's is a product of Jasper, IN, a half hour away.

Quoted from Dayhuff:

Is this it ?
ebay.com link » Primitive Vintage Antique Hog Pig Hide Lard Scraper Butcher Farm Hand Tool
John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

That's it but it doesn't describe what it does. We call it a pig scraper. Locally here, a lot of people butcher their own cows, pigs, and chickens. When we butcher pigs, a lot of times it's more than one 300-400 pounder for 3 or 4 families. It's best done in the winter.

We get a big cast iron kettle over an open fire and boil water. Then we have a trough, kind of like a feed trough, shallow with sloped sides. After shooting and bleeding the pig, we take two lengths of rope maybe ten, twelve feet long and wrap it once in front of hind legs and behind the front legs. There will be a guy holding the each end of each rope so four guys total. Then we pour some of the boiling water in the trough. It doesn't take much. The guys or gals will drop the pig in and work the rope to slosh the water over the top of the pig and roll it over to make sure every part of hide has hit the water. It doesn't take long and then we pull the pig out and use the pig scrapers to take all the hair off the pig. If the scalding is done correct, all of the hair comes off really easy.

After cutting up the pig and making links, they are dropped in the kettle to cook. Quite a few sausages don't make it into the canning jar. Butchering is an event and fun for all ages around here.

#66 3 years ago
Quoted from RTS:

What? No signs from Kellogg?

We'll the Sullivan's neon is sorta from Kellogg's, it was in there Museum cafeteria which was separate from the actual plant and its no longer owned or has anything to do with Kellogg's anymore I'm sad to say. I have a Kellogg's lunch box if that counts? I've collected I think 26 lunch boxes too, (perhaps another thread?).
I was at a local auction about 15 years ago and tried to buy a really cool Kellogg's piece that was aerial pictures of the five plants at that time....., it was already framed and rather large... but it went sky high before I could even bid on it....which really surprised me.
About 3-4 years ago I was at a guys house here in town that own's a Bank-A-Ball game and he retired from Kellogg's about 20 years ago I think and he had a great outside picture of Kellogg's that they had given him. It showed the old plant and the way it looked back then. I wanted it but I didn't bother making a offer on it as it seemed like something he wanted to hang onto.

I know of a actual sign that I do have my eye on however......., perhaps someday?

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, Mi.
269-979-3836

#67 3 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

Hey! There's a Dad's Root Beer sign. Dad's is a product of Jasper, IN, a half hour away.
That's it but it doesn't describe what it does. We call it a pig scraper. After cutting up the pig and making links, they are dropped in the kettle to cook. Quite a few sausages don't make it into the canning jar. Butchering is an event and fun for all ages around here.

Ugh, that's more information then I needed. I think I'm going to be sick.

Lets get back on subject here with this pic, now that you mentioned Dad's Root Beer.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

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#68 3 years ago

Went to go look at a bookcase in GR today and ended up not buying it but I did manage to find the one and only sign in this guys warehouse. $15 and for it being porcelain it was a no brainer.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

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#69 3 years ago

Nice one. Geez... $15? I'm jealous of you guys that can sniff this stuff out. I'll figure it out eventually.

#70 3 years ago

I just bought this small Peerless beer collection tonight. Peerless is a Lacrosse Wi Beer that closed in 1956. Included are an edge lit sign, aluminum sign (used to hang on the building apparently) salt and pepper shakers and fish shaped bottle opener. Pretty cool stuff I think.

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#71 3 years ago

Cool Alex!

This is my one fake sign. It's in the bathroom, and it was appropriate when the kids were smaller and talking baths
Also a hornet nest.

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#72 3 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

Cool Alex!
This is my one fake sign. It's in the bathroom, and it was appropriate when the kids were smaller and talking baths
Also a hornet nest.

Don't forget about the Hamm's Scene-O-Rama. That is a killer sign. i'm guessing it's up North? Appropriately so.

#73 3 years ago

I like that collection, Alex. Pretty neat having a set like that. Closed in '56? Wow. That's some really cool WI stuff right there

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#74 3 years ago

Is there any ideal product application to prevent further rust damage on an old metal sign?

I've got an old 7-Up sign that I'd like to hang outside, but it's got some rust damage on the edges, and I don't want it to get worse.

#75 3 years ago

Waxing periodically can help slow deterioration. It's not just rust you have to worry about. Sun fade is also a consideration. Indoors is ideal but if you want it outside, under an overhang without direct sunlight is your next best option.

#76 3 years ago

Just hang it loud and proud......., it will be age like a fine wine and get better with time.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

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#77 3 years ago

I've been collecting for 25 years, its harder to find great deals now thanks to American Pickers on TV, now everyone thinks junk is worth gold. Stay away from the fakes, Ebay is full of fake signs passed off as vintage.

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#78 3 years ago

Most of my Porcelain signs were found on the flea-markets while I as stationed in Germany. Mostly Beer related...I have added some since these photos were taken.

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#79 3 years ago

Well, it's not porcelian, or even enamel. But I had 5 sets of these come in end of last week to be put up this week...

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#80 3 years ago

Got this one about a month ago.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

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#81 3 years ago

I just bought this classic Hamm's Scene O Rama off a buddy of mine. It could use a new logo plate but is otherwise very clean.

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#82 3 years ago

Sweet Alex! Is that a scroller?

#83 3 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

Sweet Alex! Is that a scroller?

Yes sir. I didn't notice the easter egg in this one.

#84 3 years ago

I see the 'egg' in your photo!

[has another beer and looks even closer]

Yep, plain as day

#85 3 years ago

Maybe? I will have to drink a couple beers and study it.

#86 3 years ago

I've always wanted to steal this sign along I-94 .......

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#87 3 years ago

Not porcelain but... I purchased this 1970's laundry business sign yesterday over the phone. It's in the shape of a coat hanger, double sided and lit from inside. I haven't seen it in person yet but I think it's about 8 feet wide.

The story goes... my sisters well went dry so she's been doing her laundry outside the home now. She posted this photo on facebook a few weeks ago while she was waiting for her clothes to dry. I saw it and being a vintage sign lover, I had to have it. I called the business and asked if it was for sale. I left my info. The owner finally called me yesterday and sold it to me. Now, I just got figure out how to get it from Maine to Georgia! LOL.

For size reference, that's a cars front drivers side fender in the pic.

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I have the perfect place to hang it in the media room.

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I have a few signs in the garage that I haven't figured out where to hang yet. >

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#88 3 years ago

That's gonna look great. You're right, perfect spot for it.

#89 3 years ago

john and hot rod grille amazing collections, look awesome displayed with the pins. Im a fan of neons and recently had a friend fall into a 7 foot long one. was a sad day.

#90 3 years ago

Love love love that coat hanger. You HAVE to show both sides so keep it out from the wall a ways. Be sure to post pics when its up and lit.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

#91 3 years ago

I was at a guys house a few years back that works on neon and he had this Thrush neon that he made. I might have him do one for me someday, its double sided and its big but its awesome.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

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#92 3 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Love love love that coat hanger. You HAVE to show both sides so keep it out from the wall a ways. Be sure to post pics when its up and lit.
John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.
269-979-3836

My nephew picked it up tonight. It turns out to be much larger than I envisioned. And, that's fine.

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#93 3 years ago
Quoted from d0n:

Not porcelain but... I purchased this 1970's laundry business sign yesterday over the phone. It's in the shape of a coat hanger, double sided and lit from inside. I haven't seen it in person yet but I think it's about 8 feet wide.
The story goes... my sisters well went dry so she's been doing her laundry outside the home now. She posted this photo on facebook a few weeks ago while she was waiting for her clothes to dry. I saw it and being a vintage sign lover, I had to have it. I called the business and asked if it was for sale. I left my info. The owner finally called me yesterday and sold it to me. Now, I just got figure out how to get it from Maine to Georgia! LOL.
For size reference, that's a cars front drivers side fender in the pic.

I have the perfect place to hang it in the media room.

I have a few signs in the garage that I haven't figured out where to hang yet. >

If you ever wanna get rid of the Eastern sign, lemme know. My dad was a pilot for them for 27 years before they went down. It'd be a fantastic gift for him.

#94 3 years ago
Quoted from d0n:

My nephew picked it up tonight. It turns out to be much larger than I envisioned. And, that's fine.

Holy cow that thing is big! Is that this guy's coat hangar or what?

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#95 3 years ago

A few more pics. It's a smallish Maine company so I doubt the sign is super valuable but it sure is unique!

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#96 3 years ago

Very cool! Is it going to fit in that spot at the roof peak like you planned?

#97 3 years ago

I dont think so but I'll find a spot.

#98 3 years ago

Ya gotta hang that sign from a giant closet rod!

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#99 2 years ago

I finally got around to hanging this one up last weekend. Some day when I'm feeling rich I'll have the neon re-done.

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#100 2 years ago

Alex...where did you get the Technicolor sign??

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