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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