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Wiegand & Company Original Sign - Iconic Comstock Assayer (25301)

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Advertising Signs Start Price:3,000.00 USD Estimated At:6,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
Wiegand & Company Original Sign - Iconic Comstock Assayer  (25301)
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A truly fabulous piece of Comstock and Nevada history: an original sign from a famous Gold Hill and Virginia City assayer, Conrad Wiegand & Co. This original sign, found in poor condition in an attic in Virginia City, is the sign that hung on the Virginia City branch office, which was only open a short while about 1890. This sign was originally purchased from a prominent antiques dealer in Carson City. It has been completely repainted to look the same as the original, but the paint is unstable. No original paint remains visible, as would be expected from a 130 year old wood sign in the desert. This impressive sign measures 75" x 18" x 2." Chocolate brown text against brown background: "WIEGAND & CO./ ASSAYERS. S. DOWLING/ MANAGER. 38 No. C St." No identifying marks on the reverse, other than the obvious original mounting holes in the nineteenth century wood. The winning bidder may want to apply a sealant or protectant to slow or stop the paint peeling process. We have not done any restoration. Please inspect. Special pick-up arrangements must be made by the buyer.

Date: c.1880-1883
Country if not USA:
State: Nevada
City: Virginia City
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