Sure some items get squirreled away, but when you get down to it, collecting is really all about display appeal, which you will find in abundance with this captivating circa 1930s-1940s Quaker Oats advertisement. Measuring 18x14, this classic litho sign remains barely attached to a 21-1/2 x 15” backer. An approximate 3x2 triangle of the sign is adhered to the backer at the bottom right corner and is torn away from the main body of the ad, which is clinging by a thread of surface attachment. This far less than catastrophic condition does little in the way of diminishing the broad appeal of this ancient but vibrant promoter. While moderate wear and light soiling make their way around the perimeter, this dynamic piece remains highly appealing with jump off the page colors.
Adding great interest is a 5” diameter baseball sticker with a “Babe” Ruth photo and facsimile signature, affixed in the field between images of a happy youth and a box of cereal product. Displaying in excellent condition, this sticker touts Ruth’s radio program on WJZ Radio, believed to be a Baltimore area station. Stay on top of this one, because an item this tasty is going to get gobbled up.