SCARCE HAMPDEN ALE, WILLIMANSETT, CHICOPEE, MASS. EARLY 20TH CENTURY AME RI CAN VINTAGE BEER. FIGURE, of SUITED GENTLEMAN PLAYING. A CCORDIO N, S TANDIN G on. S TAVE D W OO D B EE R B ARRE L.
Early 20th century, pre-WWII, Ame ri can vintage. 15 ½" Height x 4 ½" Width x 3 ¼ base Width. In simply amazing, incredibly well-preserved condition, and not suffering from the issues that most of these now very scarce three-dimensional, hand painted chalkware beer advertising sculptural figures generally suffer from, such as excessive crazing, crackling, fractures, paint diminishment and subsequent material loss. This western Massachusetts, early 20th century'Hampden Mild Ale,' Willimansett, Chicopee, Massachusetts, Ame ri can vintage beer advertising piece, is still in exceptional condition, with all original surfaces and first generation enamel paint.
There are no repairs or'in-painting' on the piece. Incredibly, there are also no fractures or repairs (old or new) anywhere on the form and it remains intact and much as it was when it was originally constituted prior to WWII in Willimansett, Chicopee, Massachusetts on the right bank of the mighty Connecticut River. Hampden Ale was one of the earliest and most well-known Chicopee, MA local breweries that grew in popularity. It operated in Willimansett (a village within Chicopee, MA) from 1933 until it finally closed it doors in 1957. It was the only brewery in Willimansett.
Now nearly 80 to 90 years old, this incredible piece of New England beer advertising, in this case,'Hampden Mild Ale,' has survived nearly completely intact and remains in glorious condition. You simply won't find one any better than this. Very Good to Excellent overall vintage condition.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Signs & Tins\Other Beer Signs & Tins". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.