• A. Biffell Tavern Sign
    A. Biffell Tavern Sign

    A. Biffell Tavern Sign

    "Back in 1647 the Colony of Massachusetts decreed that every establishment shall have some inoffensive sign, obvious, for the direction of strangers posted within three months of its licensing'. The smart businessman obeyed the law. He also understood the profit-making effects of advertising. As a result, an untold number of signs tempted patronage in villages, towns and cities throughout Massachusetts and the other 12 colonies as well. Taverns signs were produced by American painters, creating a distinct visual language and offering a glimpse into tavern life, travel, and patriotic ideals in early America."

    Handmade and painted by D. Skolas in Maine, USA. 
    21.25w" x 30.5"h      $374.99 Price includes shipping!

    Each tavern sign is hand painted and slight variations may occur.


  • A. Phelps Inn ~ Tavern Sign
    A. Phelps Inn ~ Tavern Sign

    A Phelps Inn ~ Tavern Sign

    The earliest Phelps who settled in New England arrived in 1630 and hailed from Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England. Shortly thereafter, the family migrated to Windsor, Connecticut, where they prospered and became prominent in politics. By the time of the American Revolution, the Phelps could be found throughout Connecticut, residing mostly in Hartford and Litchfield Counties. Tavern-keeping proved a popular occupation for family members. By 1800, there were at least four Phelps taverns situated in northwestern Connecticut and located within twenty-five miles of one another.

    Handmade and painted by D. Skolas in Maine, USA. 
    23"H x 33.5"W    $399.99 Price includes shipping! 
    In stock and ready to ship!

    Each tavern sign is hand painted and slight variations may occur.


  • America Entertainment with Ship
    America Entertainment with Ship

    America Entertainment with Ship

    "Back in 1647 the Colony of Massachusetts decreed that every establishment shall have some inoffensive sign, obvious, for the direction of strangers posted within three months of its licensing'. The smart businessman obeyed the law. He also understood the profit-making effects of advertising. As a result, an untold number of signs tempted patronage in villages, towns and cities throughout Massachusetts and the other 12 colonies as well. Taverns signs were produced by American painters, creating a distinct visual language and offering a glimpse into tavern life, travel, and patriotic ideals in early America."

    Handmade and painted by D. Skolas in Maine, USA. 
    29" x 36.5"h      $489.99 Price includes shipping
    In stock and ready to ship!

    Each tavern sign is hand painted and slight variations may occur.


  • Drumm's Tavern Spirits Food Tavern Sign
    Drumm's Tavern Spirits Food Tavern Sign

    Drumm's Tavern Spirits Food Tavern Sign

    "Back in 1647 the Colony of Massachusetts decreed that every establishment shall have some inoffensive sign, obvious, for the direction of strangers posted within three months of its licensing'. The smart businessman obeyed the law. He also understood the profit-making effects of advertising. As a result, an untold number of signs tempted patronage in villages, towns and cities throughout Massachusetts and the other 12 colonies as well. Taverns signs were produced by American painters, creating a distinct visual language and offering a glimpse into tavern life, travel, and patriotic ideals in early America."

    Handmade and painted by D. Skolas in Maine, USA. 
    22.5" x 29"h      $359.99 Price includes shipping!

    Each tavern sign is hand painted and slight variations may occur.


  • Dry & Fancy Goods Tavern Sign
    Dry & Fancy Goods Tavern Sign

    Dry & Fancy Goods Tavern Sign

    "Back in 1647 the Colony of Massachusetts decreed that every establishment shall have some inoffensive sign, obvious, for the direction of strangers posted within three months of its licensing'. The smart businessman obeyed the law. He also understood the profit-making effects of advertising. As a result, an untold number of signs tempted patronage in villages, towns and cities throughout Massachusetts and the other 12 colonies as well. Taverns signs were produced by American painters, creating a distinct visual language and offering a glimpse into tavern life, travel, and patriotic ideals in early America."

    Handmade and painted by D. Skolas in Maine, USA. 
    Sign measures: 17.25"w" x 38.5"h   
    $269.99 Price includes shipping.  
    In stock & ready to ship!

    Each tavern sign is hand painted and slight variations may occur.


  • E. Ely Spirits Food Tavern Sign
    E. Ely Spirits Food Tavern Sign

    E. Ely Spirits Food Tavern Sign

    "Back in 1647 the Colony of Massachusetts decreed that every establishment shall have some inoffensive sign, obvious, for the direction of strangers posted within three months of its licensing'. The smart businessman obeyed the law. He also understood the profit-making effects of advertising. As a result, an untold number of signs tempted patronage in villages, towns and cities throughout Massachusetts and the other 12 colonies as well. Taverns signs were produced by American painters, creating a distinct visual language and offering a glimpse into tavern life, travel, and patriotic ideals in early America."

    Handmade and painted by D. Skolas in Maine, USA. 
    22.5" x 33.75"h      $414.99 Price includes shipping!

    Each tavern sign is hand painted and slight variations may occur.


  • Geo. A. Chafee. Tavern Sign
    Geo. A. Chafee. Tavern Sign

    Geo. A. Chafee. Tavern Sign

    According to family history, this sign first hung at George A. Chafee's cafe and then at the Chafee Hotel, which opened to great fanfare in 1889. The acanthus leaf decoration in the center resembles carving and ornamentation on ship's bows, suggesting the sign might have been produced in one of Middletown's ship building or carving shops. The phrase included here was a personal favorite of Chafee's, and similar messages appear on other American and English tavern-related artifacts.

    Handmade and painted by D. Skolas in Maine, USA. 
    Sign measures: 33"w" x 25.75"h   
    $399.99 Price includes shipping.  
    In stock & ready to ship!

    Each tavern sign is hand painted and slight variations may occur.


  • J. Haley Hats Made To Order
    J. Haley Hats Made To Order

    J. Haley Hats Made To Order

    "Back in 1647 the Colony of Massachusetts decreed that every establishment shall have some inoffensive sign, obvious, for the direction of strangers posted within three months of its licensing'. The smart businessman obeyed the law. He also understood the profit-making effects of advertising. As a result, an untold number of signs tempted patronage in villages, towns and cities throughout Massachusetts and the other 12 colonies as well. Taverns signs were produced by American painters, creating a distinct visual language and offering a glimpse into tavern life, travel, and patriotic ideals in early America."

    Handmade and painted by D. Skolas in Maine, USA. 
    Sign (A) 25.25" x 33.5"h 
    Sign (B) 28.5" x 29.5"h
    Sign (C) 21.5" x 35.5"h
    $359.99 Price includes shipping!  

    Each tavern sign is hand painted and slight variations may occur.


  • Jacob CHRIST Hatter Tavern Sign
    Jacob CHRIST Hatter Tavern Sign

    Jacob CHRIST Hatter Tavern Sign

    "Back in 1647 the Colony of Massachusetts decreed that every establishment shall have some inoffensive sign, obvious, for the direction of strangers posted within three months of its licensing'. The smart businessman obeyed the law. He also understood the profit-making effects of advertising. As a result, an untold number of signs tempted patronage in villages, towns and cities throughout Massachusetts and the other 12 colonies as well. Taverns signs were produced by American painters, creating a distinct visual language and offering a glimpse into tavern life, travel, and patriotic ideals in early America."

    Handmade and painted by D. Skolas in Maine, USA. 
    Sign (A) 30.5" x 25.25"h OR Sign (B)    31" x 24"h
    Both signs look exactly the same but a slight difference in size.
    $399.99 Price includes shipping!
    In stock and ready to ship!
    Each tavern sign is hand painted and slight variations may occur.


  • Josiah Turner Tavern Sign
    Josiah Turner Tavern Sign

    Josiah Turner Tavern Sign

    "Back in 1647 the Colony of Massachusetts decreed that every establishment shall have some inoffensive sign, obvious, for the direction of strangers posted within three months of its licensing'. The smart businessman obeyed the law. He also understood the profit-making effects of advertising. As a result, an untold number of signs tempted patronage in villages, towns and cities throughout Massachusetts and the other 12 colonies as well. Taverns signs were produced by American painters, creating a distinct visual language and offering a glimpse into tavern life, travel, and patriotic ideals in early America."

    Handmade and painted by D. Skolas in Maine, USA. 
    Sign measures: 38w" x 20.5"h   
    $329.99 Price includes shipping.  
    In stock & ready to ship!

    Each tavern sign is hand painted and slight variations may occur.


  • Miss Blythe's Millinery
    Miss Blythe's Millinery

    Miss Blythe's Millinery and Fancy Goods

    Prior to the American Revolution, millinery shops were a woman's business and were the only business a woman could actually purchase! Milliners catered to the fashion needs of men, women and children.
    Handmade & Painted by Deb Skolas in Maine, USA.
    22" x 17.25"h  $169.99 Price includes shipping!
    In stock and ready to ship!



  • Public House Tavern Sign
    Public House Tavern Sign

    Public House Tavern Sign

    "Back in 1647 the Colony of Massachusetts decreed that every establishment shall have some inoffensive sign, obvious, for the direction of strangers posted within three months of its licensing'. The smart businessman obeyed the law. He also understood the profit-making effects of advertising. As a result, an untold number of signs tempted patronage in villages, towns and cities throughout Massachusetts and the other 12 colonies as well. Taverns signs were produced by American painters, creating a distinct visual language and offering a glimpse into tavern life, travel, and patriotic ideals in early America."

    Handmade and painted by D. Skolas in Maine, USA. 
    Sign measures: 28.5w" x 23.5"h   
    $269.99 Price includes shipping.  
    In stock & ready to ship!

    Each tavern sign is hand painted and slight variations may occur.



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