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1950s Ballantine Beer New York Yankees Sign Lot of (2)

Lot Number 1668

Quantity: Bid Starts: 01/26/2018 12:00:00 
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Description

Purity, body, flavor and the New York Yankees, truly makes a winning combination. That's right sports fans it's time for Baseball and Ballantine! Offered is a pair of 1950s Ballantine Ale & Beer signs featuring the great Yankees team that won five consecutive World Series championships and the voice of the team, Mel Allen.

 

Longtime Yankees advertising sponser Ballantine made a point of touting its three-ring logo with its "Purity, Body, Falvor" attributes. The famous brand identifier is front and center on a c.1954 15-1/4 x 17-1/4" sign featuring a 1953 Yankees team photo with legends Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Casy Stengel and gang. This sturdy promoter is clean and glossy with distinct player images and presents in overall excellent condition.

 

Measuring 10-1/2 x 13-1/2, the second sign dates to c.1950 and features Bill Gallo artwork. At center is pitchman Mel Allen, surrounded by player sketches and his most popular catchphrases. Though moderate staining affects the bottom and left edges, this vintage advertising piece remains highly appealing. 



 
 
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