Very rare and simply fantastic, original ca1900 3 Dimensional Plaster Advertising Sign for “Admiration Cigars" featuring the fantastic Admiration Cigar "Man-In-The-Moon" Face. This outstanding Admiration Cigar Advertising Sign measures approx. 11" x 15" and is close to 2 1/2" deep. The text on the sign reads "Admiration Cigars" / "Mild and Mellow to the Last Inch". In the center of the sign is a raised image of a captivating "man-in-the-moon" face with a wink in one eye and the butt of a stogie clenched in his. His piercing blue eye and the hint of a smile create a truly Classic American Advertising Image combining warmth and charm to create a Sign that is impossible to ignore and hard to forget. Surrounding the central "Face" are raised images of Cigars and Tobacco leaves. Even the text on the sign is raised above the surface adding to the “pop’ of this wonderful advertising piece. The sign is not signed by the manufacturer but is very well made using a heavy, chalkware type composition material. It is in excellent, original condition with no cracks, chips, breaks, surface abrasions, repairs or damage of any kind. It retains 99%+ of its original surface paint and has never been retouched, repaired, restored or altered from its original condition in any way. We have seen advertising posters for Admiration Cigars that feature this same Man-In-The-Moon image (these sell in the mid to high 4 figure range). We have come across this wonderful, 3 dimensional advertising Sign only once before and believe it to be very rare. A very rare and beautiful, turn of the century 3-D Admiration Cigar “Man-In-The-Moon” Motif Advertising Sign and a fantastic addition to any collection!! Overseasshippping is extra and cost will be quoted at bidders request. Massachusetts residents must add 5% sales tax. Insurance is required on all items selling for $100 or more and optional on items selling for under $100 (but highly recommended) and not available on International Shipping.
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