Greyhound Lines Porcelain Double-Sided Vintage Sign
One of America's great iconic advertisement piece, this Greyhound Lines bus depot vintage sign, is a three-color double-sided porcelain sign made in Chicago by Veribrite Signs. The vintage sign features a white running greyhound on a royal blue background and orange lettering in the porcelain antique signage. This Americana memorabilia is a great collectible and makes a nice addition to an American antique advertising collection. The large 36" x 20 1/2" vertical Greyhound Bus Terminal sign, with its two-sided design, is and great example of collector quality, vibrantly colored antique signage.
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Collectible Sign Specifications
Model: Greyhound Lines Bus Depot Sign
Size: 36" x 20.5"
Color: White, royal blue, orange, black
Type: Double-sided porcelain
Hanger: Hand forged wrought iron
Manufacturer: Veribrite Signs - Chicago (Made in USA)
Genuine Vintage Collectable Americana (not restored)
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Antique Porcelain Signs History:
One of the most dominant outdoor advertisement signage from the 1880s to the 1950s was the porcelain sign. The durable and weather-resistant material originated in Germany. In the 1890s the enamel porcelain signs were imported to America. The porcelain can showcase bold graphics and colors, and was a popular attention-getting form of advertisement for railroad stations to bus depots, and soda pop to motor oil. The enamel porcelain vintage signs are one the largest advertising collectible categories of antique collectors.
Enamel Vintage Signage - Veribrite Signs History:
Veribrite Signs was a producer of vintage porcelain signs located in Chicago, Illinois and active from 1915 to 1965.
History of Greyhound Lines - Antique Signs for Man Caves:
Founded in 1914 by Carl Wickman, Greyhound Lines began as an common carrier intercity bus service for passengers traveling throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Swedish born Wickman moved to the US in 1905 and began his American dream as a mine worker in Alice, Minnesota. After being laid off from work in 1914, he used his 7-passenger Hubmobile vehicle to transport mine workers from Hibbing to Alice as a bus service charging riders 15 cents per trip. The moniker of Greyhound was when Ed Stone saw the reflection of the 1920s bus he was riding in a winder, it reminded him of a greyhound running, and Wickman's Blue Goose Lines hence became Greyhound.