antique EARLY RARE OLD CIRCUS SHOW WOOD SIGN carnival

throughout my collecting years, ive taken much pleasure in aquiring some great classic pieces of americana, and this is one of those pieces of which i now decided to offer-this is an old original circus showtime sign that was used to inform the patrons of the time of the next show-i will conservatively date it back to the mid 1900s if not earlier-i guarentee it to be a 100% genuine original old circus sign and not a reproduction of any kind-i hoped to convey that throuigh the pictures-one sure way of detecting a reproduction is by the mounting holes, so i took some closeups of the four original mounting holes to show that this was without a doubt a working sign of that age-although it has remained and been preserved in excellent original condition with no damage at all-the old original paint shows true age crazing and some yellowing which give it a fabulous authentically aged patina and character-and the paint remains on strong-the signs measurements are a great diplayable size measuring 17'' x 17'' x 3/4'' solid wood thickness-im not sure i need to mention this but the original thick metal clock hands manually move to a desired time-the old time painted graphics are outstanding-this is just a wonderfully exceptional old circus collectable and of coarse it is very rare to come across any early genuine circus memorabilia-i will

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