This is a REALLY RARE Vintage sign. It is for a brand called TESTED. This may be the only sign like this left in existence or even made. I know it is authentic, however, I've been in this business for years and sell mostly advertising and I've never seen this sign or heard of this brand.I've asked some of the most expert sign collectors I know and neither have they. Hours of online research had yielded nothing. Where are you going to find another one! Here's what I do know: It is very early, likely 1920's 30's, and made of a thin tin. Based on the "All Flavors" on the sign I assume Tested came in multiple flavors and that leads me to believe it was most, if not all, fruit flavors. The 20" is pretty exact, but it looks to be slightly under 9 1/2". Bottled by Coca-Cola Bottling Wk's.
The letters "TESTED" are actually RAISED LETTERS. Perhaps the best part of the sign is that under the "TESTED" lettering it says Bottled by Coca-Cola Bottling WK's.So was this a Coca-Cola product? Was it bottled under the authority of Coca-Cola? Even more interesting is that the "WK's" (for works) appears to have been hand painted on after the sign was made. I'd say it was almost certainly when the sign was still in use. Don't miss out on this one!
Important Condition Details: ULTRA RARE SIGN. See description and pictures for full details.
Sign is made of a thin tin. It has that "fresh off the farm" look. It some minor dings, dents and bending. As you can see it has some rust spots and paint chipping.
Please see pictures for full details. The word "TESTED" is done in raised lettering. It has two top corner holes for hanging.Failure to pay within this period may result in your right to the merchandise being voided. Please contact me if you have any questions and we will be happy to help. All items are cleaned and tested unless otherwise noted. If an item has any defects we do our best to be as detailed as possible about them in the description and to take pictures of any major defects, however, many of our items are antiques and second hand and therefore will have the normal wear-and-tear that is to be expected from items of this nature. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We're sure we can work something out! The item "RARE Vintage TESTED Cola by COCA-COLA Bottling Works Metal Tin Sign 9.5 x 20" is in sale since Monday, May 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Soda\Coca-Cola\Signs". The seller is "voguevintage" and is located in Oxford, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay.