Recently while sifting through items in an antique collector’s home to conduct an estate sale, I discovered this huge poster rolled up and placed behind a piece of furniture.
(To display the photo I took of the poster here, I had to crop out some of the naughty bottom part…I think you can imagine the rest.)
Anyways, I decided to look it up online to see if it could possibly be collectible because it carries the “Winchester” name in its title.
Winchester Repeating Arms Company, to be specific. It is a WInchester Ammunition Ad Poster from the 1970’s.
I found a similar Winchester poster on eBay with a selling price of $250. The poster I found measures 18″ by 26″ , so I’m thinking it could be quite a rare, valuable Winchester photo advertisement.
When researching Winchester Repeating Arms Co., and the products they manufactured; I was surprised to see how many items they made. Along with guns and ammo, in 1919, they started producing flashlights, tools, ice skates, fishing poles and lures; and pocket knives.
Did you know, the famous actor, John Wayne, hit stardom when he was cast in 1939, with John Ford’s iconic Western film “Stagecoach?” The movie featured John Wayne as RIngo Kid who used a large-loop Winchester Model 1892 carbine rifle-This image became his iconic Western film trademark.
Vintage early 20th Century Winchester consumer products and of course, guns and ammunition, are valuable if found in very good to excellent condition.
Pictured below, is a 1927 Winchester catalog we also found.
Vintage product catalog books and pamplets can sell for over $200, especially in the gun industry.
You never know what treasures lurk in the basement. garage, barn, shed or attic.