Vintage Hupmobile Service porcelain advertising signs

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2015-06-26 10:32:27

Vintage Hupmobile Service porcelain advertising signs are US items of advertising and automobilia produced in around 1915 to advertise servicing for Hupmobile cars. Hupmobiles

Hupmobiles were built between 1909 and 1940 by Detroit, Michigan, US-based Hupp Motor Company.

The Depression hurt the company badly, forcing its closure. Its last vehicle was the now much-revered Skylark. Just 319 were produced.

Background

The porcelain signs generally featured either black lettering on a white background or white lettering on a blue background.

They were designed in around 1915 to be affixed to garages to let passing motorists know that they could have their Hupmobile serviced there.

How much are Hupmobile Service porcelain advertising signs worth?

Good condition, white lettering on blue background original vintage Hupmobile Service porcelain advertising signs can be found for between $375 and $450 at auction.

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