Featured Newspaper Mirror (has anybody seen this one before?)

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  1. Vintage Maven

    Vintage Maven Vintage Maven

    This is something from my family that I've had amongst my antiques.

    This Winnipeg Tribune Mirror used to hang in my Great Grandparents grocery and confectionary store. The store was in operation from the early 1920's till it closed in 1965. (This mirror sat in the closed store/building for quite some time till one day I rescued it)

    The Winnipeg Tribune was a paper was in business from 1890 to 1980.

    I don't have an exact year for this mirror, but I believe it may be from the mid to late 1920's. I have been to many antique shops, and have surfed on line for many years, and have not come accross another one to this day. Just curious if someone on Antiquers has either seen this before, or may be able to date it to an era from the photo I took.
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  2. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Very nice!

    Did you rescue it for yourself, @Vintage Maven? Well done, if you did :)

    I can't say anything about Winnepeg Tribune collectible values, but it has good cross collectible attributes.

    The double entendre mirror slogan on a handsome vintage (antique?) mirror is something literary and journalistic collectors would love :)

    And of course, free pressers
  3. Vintage Maven

    Vintage Maven Vintage Maven

    Thank you, yes I did rescue the mirror myself and some Coca Cola signs and bottles, along with a salada tea sign (the coke & salada were the old enamel signs, plus some cigarette artifacts such as a Players Cigarette door advert with sandpaper on it to strike a match on, there was even an old water bath style coke vending machine, but unfortunately the building was broken into & that item was stolen). Some of those other items have left my collection and gifted to other family members, but I have hung on to the mirror.
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  4. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    I don't know if that tag line, "Mirrors the ..." was a promotional tag to go with the mirror motif, or if it was a company tag. If the former, could have been a very low run advertising piece, hence why you have not seen one.

    From here, it looks like a sign painter painted it, but if I had it in front of me, I may think silk screen with the shadows on the red added after by hand.

    What are the dimensions?
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  5. Vintage Maven

    Vintage Maven Vintage Maven

    @sabre123 the dimensions of the mirror are 7 inches height, 17 inches long and not quite an inch wide.
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  6. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    I've looked through a number of front pages of the Winnipeg Tribune through the years and have not seen any with that tag line. I've also seen other promotional pieces that do not use it.

    So, I believe this was a low-run ad campaign type of 'sign.'
  7. Vintage Maven

    Vintage Maven Vintage Maven

    Thank you very much for your research on the Tribune sign @sabre123 greatly appreciate you taking the time. As seen in this image high atop my kitchen, it will remain a fitting fixture amongst some of my other antique items in my collection throughout my home. Whenever I look up at it, I think about my Great Grandparent’s, family and their store. 7622A4A1-95D8-466B-AB60-EE7EEAD15534.jpeg
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  8. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Well, I suspect your great grandparents sold the paper at their store or had a newsstand there. I think this is a promotional piece that would’ve been given to stores or places that sold paper much like the Coke and Salada tea signs. (Was Salada tea sold only in Canada? Brings back some memories.)
  9. Vintage Maven

    Vintage Maven Vintage Maven

    I like that it brings back memories for people, that's sometimes/most times what it's all about!

    As for Salada Tea, I think it was a Canadian thing, much like Red Rose Tea was.
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  10. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I remember Salada in New York in the 50;s.
  11. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    I still use Red Rose Tea .. have for 55 yrs . In England my Mother used Typhoo Tea {leaves} , you can get it in Canada but even though we drank that tea in England it no longer agrees with me, LOVE RED ROSE !! ... Joy. :)
  12. Vintage Maven

    Vintage Maven Vintage Maven

    Yes @Bakersgma, I did some checking on the web out of curiosity and found Salada Tea was founded in Montreal 1892, it is sold in both Canada and the U.S. Any chance I get to look up history, I'm in my element lol
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
  13. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Hagood Hardy’s song, The Homecoming was used on Salada tea ads. Pretty song.
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  14. Vintage Maven

    Vintage Maven Vintage Maven

    That’s right, I remember that. @kentworld Thanks for the memory recall!
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