1940 Joe DiMaggio Hillerich & Bradsby Advertising Sign. Those who participated in our October 2005 Signature auction will likely remember our presentation of a signed example of this very rare advertising piece, a relic from the famed collection of Barry Halper. And while the fine inscription from DiMaggio was considered a positive addition by many, there are certainly others who prefer their advertising pieces unadulterated, and so we're very happy to offer this scarce counter sign for the purists among our bidding clientele. Don't let the fact that we've had one before trick you into believing these signs grow on trees--nothing could be further from the truth. While H&B put out a collection of similar signs in the mid-1940's, this DiMaggio issue is infinitely more scarce, and the visual appeal is undeniable. The condition is quite nice for a piece of this vintage, with some light water staining and the occasional wrinkle, but nothing that does significant damage to the overall appearance. The cultured advertising sign collector will surely not be disappointed. Sign measures 15.5x20.5", and is framed tastefully to 23x28".
    Guide Value or Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Framed - with Glass, Medium (view shipping information)

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    October, 2008
    18th Saturday
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