Antique and vintage HP Hood and Sons advertising signs

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2015-06-26 11:14:47

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Antique and vintage HP Hood and Sons advertising signs are highly collectible items of advertising produced from 1900 onwards. HP Hood and Sons

HP Hood is a US dairy producer with an annual revenue of around $2.2bn. The dairy was established in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1846.

Signs produced more than 100 years ago are classed as “antique” 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.

Antique HP Hood and Sons advertising signs

HP Hood and Sons circular advertising signs from around 1900 featured a black and white depiction of a cow, surrounded by green text stating “H.P. Hood & Sons Milk”. They were manufactured by Balto.

Later signs featuring a colour depiction of a cow with a white-lettering-on-red-background surround are also highly prized.

How much are antique HP Hood and Sons advertising signs worth?

Antique HP Hood and Sons advertising signs circa 1900 have sold for around $350 at auction. A later colour version sold for $2,000 on eBay in September 2011.

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