Railway Express Agency Tin over cardboard sign 1930′s
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Railway Express Agency Tin over cardboard sign 1920's or 1930's marked The H.D. Beach Co. Coshocton OH USA on the bottom. Sign is 13" x 19" and has very minor marks & scratches guaranteed all original with no touch up or repairs. Sign was originally hung with a string from the two holes in the top center but also has 3 extra nail holes in the top left, lower left and bottom right corners but otherwise great color and shine, thanks and email any questions? I also found this information on the sign from the Indiana State Museum Category: Communication artifacts; Advertising medium Object Name: Sign, Trade Maker: The H. D. Beach Co. Place Made: Ohio, Coshocton Date Made: 1920-1930 Materials: Metal Keyword: Business/Industry; Transportation Measurements: Overall: 13 3/16 in x 19 1/8 in x 1/4 in Style/Title: "For Fast Dependable Through Service Order and ship by Railway Express Agency Incorporated" tin chromolithograph sign Railway Express Agency tin chromolithograph sign reading "For Fast Dependable Through Service; Order and Ship by; Railroad Express Agency; Incorporated." The background is light gray with a light blue border. The lettering is mostly black with some light blue. The upper third of the sign above the lettering shows a 1920s-era black steam locomotive pulling a dark green REA baggage car that is being loaded/unloaded by two workers in brown and white clothes using a green baggage wagon with red wheels. To the right of the scene below the locomotive is a green and red 1920s-era REA motor truck with solid rubber tires. The sign has a thick cardboard liner behind the tin with the tin edges permanently folded over to hold the liner in place indicating that the sign was meant for indoor use or in a well-sheltered outdoor location. REA was a national service and its signs were used throughout the country. this is the website for the Indiana state Museumhttp://museumcollections.in.gov/detail.php?t=objects&type=browse&f=date_made&s=1920&record=0