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Miscellaneous Signs

The variety of materials Lemp used in the production of their signs is really astounding.  Besides tin and wood (covered on other pages within this web site), signs advertising Lemp beer can be found in glass, vitrolite, plaster, paper mache`, and more.  

The following is a sampling of signs showing the variety of materials employed by Lemp in advertising their products.

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Glass sign in ornate wooden frame for "Wm J Lemp St. Louis Lager Beer", approx. 16" x 22", c1890.

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Circular tin sign with ornate wooden frame, approx. 16" in diameter, c1900.

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Tin sign on wood backing for "Wm J Lemp St. Louis Extra Pale Beer", approx. 14" x 20", c1890.

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Painted plaster sign with "Gemutlichkeit" (or "Top Hat Man") character, 26" x 31", c1900.

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"The Original Falstaff" painted paper mache' sign with 'Lemp St. Louis' bottle, 25" x 29", c1903.

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"Lemp Beer" tin sign, 17" x 23", c1915.

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Lemp mirror sign, approx. 13" x 13", c 1915.

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Tin "Cerva" sign, 3 1/4" x 12 1/2", c1919.

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Individual tin signs for five of Lemp's brands, each 2 1/4" x 9", c1910.

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Tin sign simulating a Lemp keg with Extra Pale keg label, 13 1/2" in diameter, dated 1900.

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Tin 'shelf-sitter' sign for Falstaff Beer, 6 1/2" x 18", c1915

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Unusual tin sign featuring Teddy Roosevelt, 10" x 14", c1904

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"Lemp St. Louis Beer" vitrolite (glass) sign in ornate wooden frame, 16" x 16", c1898.

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Tin baseball scoreboard in wooden frame advertising "Falstaff Beer", 36" x 24", c1918.

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Oval Falstaff tin sign, 9 1/2" x 13 1/2", c1905.

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Paper mache` sign entitled "The Old Timer", approx. 24" x 30", c1900.

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Similar unpainted "The Original Falstaff" sign with 'Lemp's Falstaff' bottle, 25" x 29", c1903.

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Matted and framed tin sign for "Extra Pale Beer", 13" x 21", c1900.

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Tin pennant for "Tally Bottled Beer", approx. 14" long, c1910.

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Plaster Lemp shield backbar sign, approx. 9" x 9", c1910.

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Early Lemp tin sign with wood frame, 21 1/2" x 29", c1885.

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Lithographed canvas sign for "Extra Pale Beer", 14 1/2" x 20 1/2", c1900.

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Unusual art nouveau-style tin sign for "Extra Pale Beer", approx. 14" x 20", c1910.

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Tin 'shelf-sitter' sign for Tip Top Beer, 6 1/2" x 18", c1915

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Tin 'Cerva' sign with wooden frame, 35" x 19", c1917.

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Falstaff reverse on glass mirrored sign, 9" x 10", c1915.