Van Houten's Cocoa Happy Fisherman Sign Best & goes farthest info please
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18 Apr 2022 11:24 PM  

 Hi,

 

I am looking for any information on this advertising sign. I have been searching online for days and have not found much apart from prints. This is an enamel metal sign with holes in each corner. A bit rusty in parts but overall in great condition. I have attached some pictures, does anyone have any information on this poster & how you can identify a reproduction sign compared to an original?

The only original posters i have found are a different style/design with large letters. 

The size is 11.5 inches(29cm) by 16 inches (40.5cm).

Please have a look at the photos any info would be appreciated.


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18 Apr 2022 11:55 PM  

 Sorry , but it looks like a modern reproduction of an old print or card advert . Could have been artificially aged , to make it look older than it is . the metal at the back looks very "shiny " . It's not anything that would have been made here in the UK . See what others think , but it doesn't look authentic to me .



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19 Apr 2022 10:43 AM  

 Hi, thank you for the response!



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19 Apr 2022 07:43 PM  
Yes definitely not English as Trixie says...The only chance you have if it is a late continetal sign, but I agree with Trixie a modern reproduction...Unfortunately !!

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22 Apr 2022 10:32 PM  

 Hi, thanks for your response. Can i ask what you mean by late continental sign? i am guessing it is around min 15 to 20 years old. I have been trying to find information as i found it in a strange place well hidden. Thanks!



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23 Apr 2022 09:27 PM  
Late continental ...(ie) a real sign made for advertising in Europe about up until the 1950's / 60's . I think you have answered your own question...if its 15 to 20 years old its just a modern piece , a copy or mock up made purely for decorative reasons and therefore of no real value or interest to a collector of old advertising.

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24 Apr 2022 12:09 AM  
Look at you Ross, been super nice and diplomatic.

Instead of just telling him it's a shite repo, deal with it !


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24 Apr 2022 12:54 AM  

Lol, I think what gave it away for me was the dot matrix printing



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24 Apr 2022 10:12 PM  
Gordo

I bow to your superior knowledge ...........LOL

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25 Apr 2022 12:42 PM  

 I was genuinely just curious, no need to be rude. Thank you all.



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25 Apr 2022 05:36 PM  
Another one offended never to return ..... you boys


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25 Apr 2022 06:32 PM  
Posted By vr1994 on 25 Apr 2022 12:42 PM

 I was genuinely just curious, no need to be rude. Thank you all.

 

Its only their boyish OZ & CANADIAN banter !! Don't take it to heart

 

Cheers lummox

 



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25 Apr 2022 08:37 PM  

 Crying🤣🤣🤣



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