1951 Grain Belt Friendly Beer Fishermen Framed J.f. Kernan Print Cone Top Cans For Sale

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RARE original 1951 Grain Belt Beer large advertising sign/framed print featuring two fishermen, and a cooler full of cone top cans of the Friendly beer, Grain Belt...J.F. Kernan is the artist, and it says Litho in USA near his "signature". On the other corner it says "Inland Lithograph, Chicago". As the one fisherman fails to reel in his big game fish catch (Northern? Large Mouth Bass? Trout?) his buddy offers him a consoling Grain Belt, with the caption reading, "Have a Friendly, Pal". Under the caption banner it says "No. 51-2, Minneapolis Brewing Co, Minneapolis, Minn.". Great expression on both of the guys' faces! The frame also has "Friendly" engraved/indented into the wood frame..The frame measures about 25" across by nearly 31 inches tall. Notice on the back that it looks as if one can easily change the stiff board illustration in the frame/note the top of the frame slot is open, with the little twist over closures allowing the board print to be easily slid in and out... I assume these were given to bars, and the illustrations were changed with the seasons or such. The print is a shiny litho, on a stiff paperboard/ stiff card board like material. For its age, it is in pretty nice shape, with a few bends visible upon close inspection (see close view photos), and a little expected edge and a few light spots of surface wear/ some surface scratches etc. as the photos suggest, but really quite striking for what was basically a "disposable" advert piece that is over 60 years old...(the trees in the upper left are not shiny on the surface/you can see brush strokes. I don't know if they were made like this in the factory/or touched up later,or just surface variation/wear but blends pretty well / noticed mostly when viewed at an angle, fits in to the totality of the image itself, but I do note it here for your inspection. The gold painted frame looks nice too, with just some normal edge wear, etc. as you can see. This in NOT a reproduction/ came from an estate sale/ old guy's personal home bar collection...A wonderful unusual addition to any Grain Belt ad collection, especially with its cone top can... also a fun item for those interested in vintage fishing items/ would be a great decor item for any sportsman's collection/ in a cabin or cottage as well in the home bar. Be aware that the large size of this item means that the post office charges the "large" parcel post rate based upon its measurements, and not just weight so our shipping charges reflect this cost. Great hard to find classic Grain Belt original promotion item that is great for the collector, but also a very cool display piece!

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1951 Grain Belt Friendly Beer Fishermen Framed J.f. Kernan Print Cone Top Cans

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