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Curtiss Candies Metal 5 Cent Candy Bar Store Display
Very impressive and visually stunning metal Curtiss Candies multi-bin candy bar display manufactured by the Advertising Metal Display Co., Chicago & New York and made in the USA. This beautiful displays shows amazing graphics and advertising while promoting 5 cent candy bars including "Butterfinger", "Baby Ruth", and "Easy Aces". Interestingly enough, the sides each prominently display "Curtiss Candy Co., Chicago" along with "Otto Schnering, President" who was known as the U.S. Candy Bar King and founded the Curtiss Candy Company in 1916. There's a lot of beauty and history in this piece.
The display measures 9 1/2" (W) X 20" (H) X 21 7/8" (D).
Condition is good - very good overall. As you can clearly see, there is paint fading, scratches and scuffs throughout the piece. Expected rub marks and minor ares of paint loss and a few areas of deep rubbing to the metal. There are areas of surface rust and seem to be confined to the edges and corners of the display and also on the surfaces of the internal shelves. This display was obviously used. However considering, I think the piece is just stunning overall. It was stored for many years in the back of an old grocery store. The only areas of damage that I can see is with the front bin, there is a slight bend at the front edge where "Easy Aces" is listed and the top marquee is very slightly bent. The back of the display has a metal arm that supports that is bent the worst, which is the only bad area on the piece in terms of bending. This is only seen from the back. Again, I think the piece is stunning, and sure he cosmetic condition has some condition issues, I think overall the patina and wear compliments the age and history of this piece. The colors remain bold if slightly faded and abraded, and the the advertising is all very prominent and legible. Also, the fact that this piece retains the original marquee. This is very rare.
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$650.00 Stock Number: 1607