Vintage Ballantine beer signs
A 1940’s Ballantine sign
A 1940’s Ballantine sign
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Vintage Ballantine beer signs are collectible items of breweriana advertising.

“Vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s, according to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act’s definition.

Ballantine Brewery

Ballantine was founded in Newark, New Jersey, US in 1840 by Scottish emigrant Peter Ballantine.

Best known for its lager and ale, the brewery also produced a range of speciality beers. It was the sixth largest brewery in the US in 1879.

It was originally named Patterson & Ballantine Brewing Company, becoming P Ballantine and Sons in 1857.

The name remained until the brewery closed in 1972, at which point the Falstaff Brewing Corporation purchased its range of beverages.

Ballantine Ale has been owned by the Pabst Brewing Company since 2005. Miller Brewing Company produces the beverage.

Vintage Ballantine beer signs

Vintage Ballantine beer signs have been produced in a variety of styles, using a range of materials, throughout the decades of the 20th century.

Illuminated examples from the 1960’s are much sought after, while limited editions are in particular demand

How much are vintage Ballantine beer signs worth?

A 1964 Ballantine Ale illuminated coach lamp sold on eBay for $48 in October 2011.

1950’s ski-scene tin-over-cardboard Ballantine beer signs can achieve around $25.

1950’s illuminated LL lager signs, bearing the slogan: ”…ask the man for double L”, realise around $60.

See also

Main article: Advertising collectibles
Main article: Breweriana

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