Vintage Rare Authentic Railway Express Agency Enameled Porcelain on Steel Three-Color Sign. This is an authentic, rare vintage pre-1930s genuine Railway Express Agency enameled porcelain on steel three-color sign. This beautiful advertising sign features brilliant yellow block letters outlined in scarlet red placed on a Kelly green field with a bright red border. The sign is 72 (6 feet) long, 12 (1 foot) wide and 1 deep and weighs approximately 14 pounds unpacked. The Railway Express Agency sign is in excellent used condition. There is some chipping of the porcelain overlay around the mounting holes, but the graphics are intact. The colors on the sign are vibrant, and the glaze on the porcelain is bright and shiny. This sign is in its original used condition. The porcelain is NOT touched up or restored. Use the enlarged pictures to judge the condition of the sign for yourself. The pictures show the areas on the sign where the enameled porcelain has chipped over the years that this sign was in active service. This remarkable and well-preserved, unique, Railway Express Agency sign would serve as a colorful centerpiece in any railroading collection. It has been my top piece for over 35 years! Don’t settle for the more common black and yellow version of the classic sign. The sign is easy to display on a wall using two heavy duty picture hooks. Don’t settle for. The Railway Express Agency (REA) was a national monopoly set up by the United States Federal government in 1917. Rail express services provided small package and parcel transportation using the extant railroad infrastructure much as UPS. Functions today using the road system. REA ceased operations in 1975, when its business model ceased to be viable. The item “Vintage Rare Authentic Railway Express Agency Porcelain on Steel 3-Color Sign-EC” is in sale since Monday, January 22, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Signs & Plaques”. The seller is “wallybuzz” and is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Material: Enameled Porcelain over Steel
- Key Attribute: Extremely well-made sign to stand the test of time