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A GROUP OF THREE VINTAGE AMERICAN ELECTRONIC ITEMS AND VINYL LETTER/NUMERIC DECALS, EARLY TO MID 20TH CENTURY,

the painted tin American Flyer RB and B&B illuminating electric countertop sign, by the A.C. Gilbert Co., and centering a white painted rectangular frame enclosing a colorful laughing clown next to "RINGLING BROS / AND / BARNUM & BAILEY / The / GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH," set within a light green painted and illuminated stand enclosing electric mechanism, height: 4 3/4", width: 7 3/4", depth: 4"; Motorola portable radio height: 5 1/8", width: 7 1/2", depth: 4 1/4"; the red-painted tin box with hinged lid and stenciled "Duro SIGN MAKER / LETTER & NUMBER DECALS, by the Duro Decal Co, Inc, Chicago, Ill.", opening to an interior filled with numerous individual letter and number decals, height: 7 1/4", width: 9", depth: 13 1/2".

Provenance:Estate of Ross Gibson Wandrey, Houston, Texas

Condition:

The RB B&B electric sign has scratches, a few tiny dings, surface buildup, general wear, and electric parts in interior have surface dust buildup, some surface rust spots, and has not been tested to see if it functions. The Motorola portable AM radio is in good condition and has discolored areas from age and environment, oxidized spots on metal parts, normal surface wear, buildup, electric cord is stiff from aging, and radio has not been tested for working order. The tin box of Duro decals has obvious surface rust, dings, marks, scratches, and buildup. The interior water soak decals are individually wrapped and are not opened so are possibly still usable.

Estimate: $50 - $75
Price Realized
$100
09/25/2021

 

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