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Patriot Shoes used this sign showing Col. William Prescott of the American Revolutionary War. He fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, where he is said to have uttered the memorable words, “ Don’t shoot till you see the whites of their eyes.” Notice the approaching British soldiers, the warships and the cannon. Roberts, Johnson & Rand Shoe Co. of St. Louis made Star Brand shoes. The sign brought $2,013 at a James Julia auction in Maine.Vintage advertising, especially tin signs, are being treated like rare folk art by some collectors. ....

 

 


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