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" the novelty ad co. coschocton o. " #486029
Fri Oct 18 2013 12:35 PM
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Did or does this company make reproduction signs, am I taking the word "novelty" correctly ? I recently bought a sign that is/was supposed to be real from a guy and when it got here I noticed the very small print in the lower right " the novelty sign co. coshocton o. " Can anyone shed some light on this ? Thanks !

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Re: " the novelty ad co. coschocton o. " [Re: mattthegasman] #486038
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...I think that's an old sign company...'novelty' likely referred to 'advertising novelties'...


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Re: " the novelty ad co. coschocton o. " [Re: gulfiend!] #486042
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Re: " the novelty ad co. coschocton o. " [Re: gulfiend!] #486043
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Matt, not sure this is the same Company? But, I believe it is:

http://www.noveltyadv.com/about.html


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Re: " the novelty ad co. coschocton o. " [Re: Bob Richards] #486044
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Novelty was one of the many sign and novelty advertising companies in Coshocton. Novelty is still in business and owned by the same family. I have never seen anyone reproduce a sign and mark it with any of the Coshocton sign companies, I would bet you sign is real.

Re: " the novelty ad co. coschocton o. " [Re: mattthegasman] #486082
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Originally Posted By: mattthegasman
Did or does this company make reproduction signs, am I taking the word "novelty" correctly ? I recently bought a sign that is/was supposed to be real from a guy and when it got here I noticed the very small print in the lower right " the novelty sign co. coshocton o. " Can anyone shed some light on this ? Thanks !


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Re: " the novelty ad co. coschocton o. " [Re: advertologist] #486102
Fri Oct 18 2013 05:52 PM
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Baltimore enamel used word novelty a lot. Believe I've seen it on their signs.


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Re: " the novelty ad co. coschocton o. " [Re: THERMOMAN] #486119
Fri Oct 18 2013 07:11 PM
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Novelty Advertising is still in business here in Coshocton Ohio. They are still family owned and have been here for many many years.

Re: " the novelty ad co. coschocton o. " [Re: TerryL] #486156
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Matt, I've been seeing a couple of , IMO, questionable, but authentic looking, tin embossed signs recently appearing around Northern -Central Ohio in the last year or so.(With "novelty sign" @ bottom right. At various auctions. They have been near mint with wood frames. A Texaco "Just ahead" and a Ford farm equiptment comes to mind. I was leary but they went for strong money.... Got a picture of your sign in question? This Texaco seemed kind of small for what it was advertising- I just stayed off it. It was like 2 foot by 3 foot or so. "Novelty" did make tin signs back in the day, from what I gather... Not sure if I have had any in my possession over the years though...

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Re: " the novelty ad co. coschocton o. " [Re: JimT] #486223
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Novelty, Ohio is a town where they made signs! I wondered the same thing until I did some research...Scott B.

Re: " the novelty ad co. coschocton o. " [Re: scottpcm] #486243
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Thanks guys, all the info is puting me a little more at ease with the deal !


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