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Wells Fargo & Co. Express -- Money Orders Sold Here "WINDOW" Sign.

As early as 1903, and possibly earlier, Wells Fargo & Co. issued these signs to be posted at all Cashiers’ Windows in their banks and express offices.

This sign was issued as early as 1914, and is included in The 1914 Sign List that appeared in the Instruction Book To Agents And Messengers.

The Sign List entry describes it as a "16 Enamel 3-1/2" x 36" (Single Face)" sign, and is described as being used “on window ledges wherever money orders are on sale.”

It is also called a "Ribbon" sign by collectors today.

It was displayed in an office until mid-1918, and then discarded when the company was consolidated into the American Railway Express.

Very few window signs survived the ravages of time. This IS THE ONE pictured in "Company Property . . ." on page 131.

A hard-cover SIGNED COPY of this book will be INCLUDED with your purchase!


More about antique signs:
Encyclopedia of Porcelain Enamel Advertising Signs

Wells Fargo & Co's Travelers Money Orders Enamel Sign, c1903
Wells Fargo & Co's Travelers Money Orders Enamel Sign, c1903

Wells Fargo & Co's Travelers Money Orders Enamel Sign, c1903.

Wells Fargo & Co.'s Money Orders had been in common use since 1885. However, this colorful sign announced a new monetary instrument.

These were not really Money Orders, which the purchaser mailed to someone else. These were to be used by the purchasers themselves while traveling.

In 1912, their name was changed to "Travelers' Checks".

This single-sided sign measures 5" by 5". It's "call card" face is in excellent condition for its age. However, it has sustained rust damage at the top, along the edges, and on the back.

ONLY THREE of these signs have ever surfaced, and this is the BEST ONE of all!

THIS IS THE ONE PICTURED IN "Company Property . . ." on page 124! Add this stunning sign to your collection.

More about antique signs:
More Porcelain Enamel Advertising (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)


"Wells Fargo & Co's Express" is the most romanticized company in the West.

Authentic "Wells Fargo"  antiques will always increase in value.
Fakes will always be junk.

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