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Dear Mike,

I know you deal in a lot of signs. I was hoping you could shed some light on this Dominion Tires sign I own. It came from my father's gas station he owned in the 1950s.

It is two-sided and in excellent condition on both sides.

Ron B.

Winnipeg

Dear Ron,

The Dominion Tire company began producing tires in 1914 in Kitchener Ont. In 1966, the company changed its name to Uniroyal. In the 1980s Uniroyal it merged with B.F. Goodrich. Your sign is made of steel with a porcelain finish, and they usually chip easily. Your sign appears to have no chips, but it does show signs of wear.

In its current condition, it would sell for $350 to $400.

Mike Huen is an antique dealer and owner of Mike's General Store in Winnipeg. If you would like to have an item appraised, please include a photo with your question. Email questions to mike@mikesgeneralstore.com, and put "Free Press" in subject line, or write to Mike's Appraisals, 52 St. Anne's Rd., Winnipeg, MB, R2M 2Y3.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 18, 2014 G10

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