02-24-2002 02-24-2002
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
2128
February 24, 2002 10:00AMCalender
412

Polychrome Painted Wood "FRANKLIN INN" Trade Sign,

$5,875$5,000
Auction: Sale #2128 - 2128 Location: Bolton Date / Time: February 24, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

Polychrome Painted Wood "FRANKLIN INN" Trade Sign, America, 19th century, two-sided sign depicting a stylized portrait of Benjamin Franklin in an oval format, with painted lettering "FRANKLIN INN" and "J.H. WINGERT," applied molded frame, wrought iron hardware, (imperfections), 62 x 34 in.

N.B. The sign was found in Maine and was purportedly purchased many years ago in Williamsburg, Virginia. An internet search for Franklin Inn found over 100 references throughout the United States.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

N. B. : The sign was found in Maine and was purportedly purchased many years ago in Williamsburg, Virginia. An internet search for Franklin Inn found over 100 references throughout the United States.

Keywords

FRANKLIN INN, Maine, Virginia, Williamsburg, internet search, United States, Benjamin Franklin, wrought iron hardware, Franklin