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My dad bought a couple of antique signs and was wondering…

My dad bought a...

My dad bought a couple of antique signs and was wondering what they were worth

Expert's Assistant: Don't you just love the idea of finding something valuable in your attic? I do, but I think all I have up there is junk my brothers abandoned before they left home. Always a good idea to check things with the Antiques Appraiser, though. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.

One of the signs is from the American Brake Shoe Company and says American Brakeblok on the top then has hooks on the bottom. On the top right it has a Napa symbol and says American Company. The other one seams to be an oil stand and the sign on top says We Sell Wolf's Head Motor Oil. On the bottom right it says 100% Pure Pennsylvania and P.G.C.O.A. Permit No 19.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
any ideas on these signs?

Hello,

In order for me to properly assess what you have, I would please need to see images.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok

No rush, any time is fine. ~Nora

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
were you able to open them?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have to go help my brother for a couple hours so won't be online to answer any questions. I bookmarked this page though so I can see any further communication from you. Thanks.

Hello,

Thank you for the images and for your patience.

Your vintage American Brakeblok sign is for fan belt display. This could sell for $50 - $100.

Here is a link to a match for you that sold for $50:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-american-brakeblok-535994868

The Wolf's Head Motor Oil display sale rack could sell for $1200 - $1400. Here is a link for you to a match that sold for $1295:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/wolfs-head-oil-rack-sell-wolfs-head-1847737105

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you very much for the information. I really appreciate all your help.

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You are very welcome and my pleasure to be of help to you here.

In the meantime, if you could please take a moment to leave a rating for my services here by clicking the stars, I would really appreciate it.

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Thank you!

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