Vintage Iron City beer trays

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2015-06-26 10:32:32

Vintage Iron City beer trays are collectible items of breweriana advertising.

According to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act’s definition, “vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s.

Iron City

The Iron City Brewing Company was established in 1861 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US.

The company merged with 20 other local breweries in 1899, forming the Pittsburgh Brewing Company; making it the third largest brewery in the country.

The firm became known for its Iron City brand of beer, so much so that it renamed itself the Iron City Brewing Company in 2007.

In 2009 the company moved to Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Vintage Iron City beer trays

Vintage Iron City beer trays are highly collectible and were produced in the middle of the 20th century.

They were made in a range of bold styles, although red varieties proclaiming “Iron City Beer” in large white capital letters, circling the Pittsburgh Brewing Company’s logo, are most common.

Similar blue versions can also be found.

How much are vintage Iron City beer trays worth?

Good condition red variety vintage Iron City beer trays can sell for around $35 at internet auction sites.

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