Anheuser-Busch Black and Tan Sign: Important and very rare, early embossed tin litho sign for Anheuser-Busch Co.’s Black and Tan brand porter, featuring great image of early labeled bottle, w/ a dog and black and mulatto babies displaying Co. banner. Has strong colors and displays quite nicely overall, although there is some general oxidized darkening and wear to outer border edges (would be mostly hidden if framed), some light bends and a few non-offensive scattered litho loss and wear spots scattered about (Kaufmann & Strauss Lithographers). Impressive piece, displays nicely (as a strong C. 7.5), as found, should improve w/ cleaning (note: a little minor restoration could improve to a C. 8.5/+ appearance).
Size: 13.75 x 9-5/8
Date of Sale: 12/6/13
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