Pepsi sign stirs debateBy

Pepsi sign stirs debate

This metal 46" X 17" Pepsi sign is marked Stout Sign Co, St. Louis, MO and dated 1969. John Woods, president of Stout Sign Co., called these pieces "... a blatant fake." Woods based his judgement on a 20 step analysis. The signs in question have four holes die punched along the sides; Woods says Stout signs only have three. The paint on the sign can be chipped with a fingernail. Paint on original Stout signs is virtually permanent. Some buyers say they purchased similar signs as far back as 1989. We suggest you be very careful of this sign.

First reported in AntiqueWeek Tom Hoepf, editor


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