Columbia Records Grafonola Sign
Antique collectors and dealers have a love affair with antique signs. It’s been that way for quite a while. The Columbia Records Grafonola advertisement shown above, depicts a magical time in America.
By the turn of the 20th century, American homes would have jazz, blues & classical music in the background. That is, if it wasn’t absolutely pouring out of the windows! This was due to the invention of Thomas Edison’s talking machine. Not long after that came the record player, and you know the rest!
The record is a historic American icon. Even today it’s revival is playing a big role in the music industry.
The sign above is 28″ in diameter. It’s enamel and porcelain over steel, it’s double sided and the graphics are amazing! But the condition on this example is well above average. These have a history of selling even in slightly worse condition above $2,500.
This sign is circa 1910s-20s
Retail value: $3,000
Wholesale value: $1.900
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