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Mr. Peanut Bank Sign c.1950

$250

ABOUT

This is an original cardboard store sign promoting Planters Peanut Co.'s plastic Mr. Peanut banks for 25 cents. This piece has retained its original color with a little age tone darkening on the outer edges.

  • CREATOR Planters Peanuts Co.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1950.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Cardboard.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS H 22 in. W 14 in. D 1/32 in.

HISTORY

Planters was founded by Italian immigrant Amedeo Obici in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He started his career as a bellhop and fruit stand vendor in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Obici later moved to Wilkes-Barre, opened his own fruit stand, and invested in a peanut roaster.

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