Art & Ephemera

Antique Victorian 1880s Original Cardboard Advertisement Sign -- Large! Willimantic "Six Cord Spool Cotton" Knapp & Co. Lithograph


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    FOR SALE ☞ Antique Advertisement for Willimantic Spool Cotton Thread

    DESCRIPTION ☞ Large cardboard sign advertising Willimantic thread for sewing machines, and featuring the charming little Willimantic girl in her classic burgundy coat with fur trim. Small writing at the bottom of the ad states 'Copyrighted 1887" and "Major Knapp & Co. 56 & 58 Park Place N.Y. On verso it states "Six Cord -- Spool Cotton. The best thread for sewing machines."

    This is an original and authentic Victorian advertisement -- not a reproduction!

    DIMENSIONS ☞ Approx 15" tall and 12" wide.

    CONDITION ☞ The front of the ad is in fantastic shape save for a some slight creases and spotting. Back has some wear and sun damage. Please see photos.

    ABOUT US ☞ Front Street Antiques is located in downtown historic Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada. We are a husband and wife team on the hunt for interesting items that inspire nostalgia and curiosity. We are antique enthusiasts and we do our very best to describe any imperfections and quirks, as well as provide a general background on the item; however, we are not yet experts on every item in our store. Have a question about this item or want to see more photos? Send us a message & we’ll get back to you ASAP!

    PLEASE NOTE ☞ Item will be carefully packaged up and shipped within 3 business days of sale, often sooner. We combine shipping on multiple items -- please send us a message prior to purchase to give us a heads up & we will be happy to refund the difference upon shipping!

    All our listings are considered collectible, retro/vintage (25+ years) or antique (100+ years) and are rarely brand new. The majority of our stock comes from auctions and private collections or estates. Items for sale may display some age related wear and/or minor flaws consistent with the date of manufacture. Photos are included as part of the description. Due to the age and nature of our stock, all items are sold "as is" and final sale unless damaged in transit/with insurance.

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