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24 Kreso Dip #1 Store Display

Die-cut metal and wooden display stand for Kreso Dip #1, produced by the Parke, Davis Company of Detroit.  The display is a painted metal exterior over a wooden interior that is open at the front and back.  The highlight of this outstanding display is the die-cut, lithographed pediment that features a roaring bull among other livestock.  The pediment is hinged on the sides so it can be raised or lowered, as desired.  18 ½”x 12”x 6”.  The sides of the base are also decorated.  One side has a horse image while the other features a Collie Dog.  The front of the base reads:  KRESO DIP #1 / PROTECTS ALL LIVE STOCK / FROM / PARASITES AND DISEASE. The condition of the pediment with the animals is just exceptional.  It has a tiny bit of edge wear along the bull’s tail and back and a couple of tiny paint chips on the bull’s cheek.  Otherwise the paint is like new, crisp and bright.  The base does have some wear and paint loss along the top edge in the banner reading “KRESO DIP #1. This lot also contains an original Kreso Dip pint can and an advertising booklet.  Both the can and booklet feature the same bull imagery as the pediment.  This is the first time I have been able to offer a complete example of this fantastic and rare display.  The Morford Antique Advertising Company auctioned an example off in 1996 with a hammer price of $2700. I’m not sure of the condition of that example, but it’s hard to believe it could be much better than this one offered today, twenty-four years later.  I’d estimate this at $2000-3000+ and start the bidding at $1000 just to get it rolling with no further reserve.  

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