Hello, I have a sign I would like appraised. The sign is an antique Aetna insurance sign (photo attached). It’s glass with a wood frame. There is a faded sticker on the back that say’s “Rodier & Fitzgerald Glass Signs 296 Pearl St. New York”
Rodier & Fitzgerald co. was a prominent New York signmaker of the victorian era. Because these were made of glass, many of them did not survive. Because they were expensive, even in their day, these were mostly commissioned by larger companies which could afford them. (J&P Coats, a large spool/cotton co) was also a majror client of Rodier & Fitzgerald Glass Signs.
A good portion of the value of your sign lies in the fact that it’s aesthetically pleasing and the artwork is attractive to decorators and collectors.
Circa turn of the 20th century.
- Retail value: $2,200-$2,500
- Wholesale: $1,100-$1,500
- Rodier & Fitzgerald Glass Sign
- glass signs
- insurance advertising
- victorian era