This is my last Ashland-related item, and probably the best. It's a 30" double sided, painted metal sign that would grade out at least 9.5+ on both sides......and actually does qualify as a "new-old-stock" piece.
It came from Canada and included the following information from the previous (second) owner........."We owned and operated the old general store that the sign was originally mailed to. The store has been in operation since about 1911, and the previous owner, who died back in the 1970's, was an honest-to-goodness packrat! The sign was found in its old original cardboard mailing package in a dusty corner of the attic. It's marked Fairbanks Fiber Box Co. in Middletown, Ohio and is addressed to Matthew Watson, Carcross, Yukon Territory,Canada."
The sign itself is marked "Made in U.S.A.- Fogarty Dayton Ohio - 3215". The sign's never been used, and was hung for the first time on my wall. I also have the above mentioned original packaging.
[This message has been edited by pegasus (edited 09-30-2007).]