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February 28, 2021 - 10:19 pm
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I know its not a Winchester, but figured someone on the forum may know more about it.

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A friend of mine recently purchased this Peters Ammo Advertisement. I’ve seen reproduction metal signs of this AD. But this piece looks original to me and very old. I told him guessing that it was probably from the teens or twenties. Its not a paper, or cardboard, or metal. It appears to be reverse painted onto glass.

Was wondering if anyone hear knows anything more about this piece? How old it maybe? Its value?

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I can see signs of age on the frame, but it would be easy to put new glass in an old frame.  Not likely such a gaudy frame would have been used to hang it in a sporting goods store. There are so many fakes in circulation (lots of the them 50 yrs old by now), that to buy them without being an expert is asking for trouble.

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I can see signs of age on the frame, but it would be easy to put new glass in an old frame. 

I don’t think you understand me. This isn’t a print. The glass is painted onto, in reverse. So you can’t simply put new glass in an old frame, the art is attached to the glass. The frame maybe possibly be a replacement frame. Winchester did this type of advertising as well, in the 1930s.

https://www.morphyauctions.com/jamesdjulia/item/lot-388-framed-rare-reverse-painted-on-glass-1936-winchester-advertising-sign-57651/

Not likely such a gaudy frame would have been used to hang it in a sporting goods store. There are so many fakes in circulation (lots of the them 50 yrs old by now), that to buy them without being an expert is asking for trouble.  

Yeah I understand the sentiment. Practically anything firearms related has or will be faked.

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The “new glass” I was referring to WAS the painted glass, if it’s a repro.  A reverse painting would be a good choice for fakery, because unlike paper & cardboard, it doesn’t naturally “age.” 

This image isn’t in Schiffer’s Peters book, but no book of that kind can be complete.  I ran a Google image search, but the only “hit” was an antique store in Ark.  Is that where it came from?

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Maverick said
I know its not a Winchester, but figured someone on the forum may know more about it.

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A friend of mine recently purchased this Peters Ammo Advertisement. I’ve seen reproduction metal signs of this AD. But this piece looks original to me and very old. I told him guessing that it was probably from the teens or twenties. Its not a paper, or cardboard, or metal. It appears to be reverse painted onto glass.

Was wondering if anyone hear knows anything more about this piece? How old it maybe? Its value?

Sincerely,
Maverick  

Get in contact with Gary or Jennifer Goles.  They will probably know.

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clarence said
The “new glass” I was referring to WAS the painted glass, if it’s a repro.  A reverse painting would be a good choice for fakery, because unlike paper & cardboard, it doesn’t naturally “age.” 

This image isn’t in Schiffer’s Peters book, but no book of that kind can be complete.  I ran a Google image search, but the only “hit” was an antique store in Ark.  Is that where it came from?  

Clarence,

I see what you mean. It would still age, just not as quickly as paper. I’m beginning to think it is an old reproduction someone did by hand.

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Maverick

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