Featured Barber poster... Need help here

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Steve d, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. Steve d

    Steve d New Member

    I am a barber I own my own shop and a customer gave me an old poster he found at a tag sale. I had a guy look at it at first glance he said 150-200 dollars. The next time he came in for a hair cut he said he's been looking for it for about 2 weeks and says it's one of a kind... He says he could sell it at auction for 1200 dollars. He only looked at the front. I just happened to take it out of the plastic and look at the back it has an address and a 4 digit phone number. Now a 4 digit phone number to my knowledge started in 1905. Do I have something here.. I will upload pic. If not I'll frame it. I can't find this thing any where.
     
  2. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Pics please. :)
    And welcome! :)
     
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  3. Steve d

    Steve d New Member

    I'm on iPhone don't know if this will work
     

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  4. Steve d

    Steve d New Member

    And that's the back
     

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  5. Steve d

    Steve d New Member

    I've had a couple people come and look at this thing i just can't find anything on it I've been searching for about a week now
     
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  6. Steve d

    Steve d New Member

    This guy that I showed it to has been looking for it for 2 weeks so I tried everything to find it. But I never flipped it around until today and saw that 4 digit phone number. He placed it in the 1920s-30s range but that number stopped in 1905 I thought
     
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  7. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    I didn't find anything either.
    It may be that the prefix 2 letters was known and assumed but it's all over the place from 20s to 60s and likely earlier.
    Seems it's auction house sniffing time. :)
    Posters in particular and barbers if possible.
     
  8. Steve d

    Steve d New Member

    lol I have no idea about the thing that's why I came here im not a collector I have a 1920s Koken barber chair with headrest. And these guys are more excited about this.
     
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  9. Steve d

    Steve d New Member

    I can't put a date on i checked the property it was built 1900. It's like this barber supply co was never there can't find a thing
     
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  10. Steve d

    Steve d New Member

    i don't want to be ripped off by somebody. Maybe it has value maybe not. I'll frame it and hang it up in the shop!
     
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  11. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Find some good auction houses and send photos and see. Costs nothing but a little time.
    No one can find this so... That may be really good.
     
  12. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    It looks 1920s,and the condition isn't the best wich would affect the price. Id say $150,IF your lucky.
     
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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    One guy's been looking for it for 2 weeks?
    what the hell is 2 weeks.....
    there are things I've been looking for for 25 years !!!

    I notice it's condition is somewhat less than stellar, & talk is cheap....so if you want it's current value , King's on the right path with his suggestion.
     
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  14. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Just to let you know my telephone number was OL-63 and that was in the middle 1950s. Your poster looks very 1920s.
    greg
     
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  15. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Hi,
    Still a newbie here, but Nicholas Lowry of Swann Gallery in New York, NY specializes in posters....he's the "go-to" guy on Antiques Roadshow... "info@swanngalleries.com", or SwannGalleries.com website to check it out.....might be helpful.
    Sue
     
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  16. rhiwfield

    rhiwfield Well-Known Member

    Thread reminds me I bought a jasperware barber's bottle 3 years back that I thought might be an unmarked Wedgwood piece. Researched the bas relief classical figures and identified 5 out of 6 that were Wedgwood designs. Then Wedgwood museum said it wasn't of sufficient quality so maker still unknown and sale price peanuts by comparison :(
     
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  17. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    You could contact the Fall River Historical Society and see if they have any information on the Paris (?) Barber Supply, 481 Hope St. They may have advertisements, etc. that would help you date it.
     
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  18. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

  19. Pat P

    Pat P Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised that no info is coming up in Google for the product, the company name, the address, nor the phone number. Seems very odd.
     
  20. Steve d

    Steve d New Member

    Funny I just read the posts on here. I contacted them it's Faris not Paris. No info at all I don't know lol building was built in 1900 and its a housing complex now. No clue
     
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