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#1 phantomfixer

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:21 AM

This was found with two old staff car tags...hanging in the rafters of a mil surplus store for 30 plus years

 

this is dated 1942 VA Beach

 

Origin of the sign is unknown, not sure why a motel/hotel sign would be dated...but thought it cool...it is still hanging up in the rafters....

 

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:30 AM

Interesting item, but wouldn't solicitation have also been illegal in 1942?.....I would guess it's more of a tongue in cheek item, than an actual sign denoting business policy, Bodes

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:24 AM

I have no idea...lol but thought it was a cool old sign...legit? No clue..but certainly a mancave item...and who knows about Norfolk in WWII...

#4 aznation

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:56 AM

IMHO, I could see some dive hotel posting that sign.  Personally, I think it's legit and a really neat sign.



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:29 PM

Part of a series of tongue in cheek signs made to look old.  They also make the railroad Jim Crow signs as well.



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:35 PM

https://www.ebay.com...n-/262021577900



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:39 PM

Well, there you go.  Thanks fstop61!

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:42 PM

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 04:05 AM

Way cool  thanks for that...having it dated 1942 seemed odd...




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