This is an early cartridge board issued by Winchester. It is the first to use what will later become the "classic" design by using green lithograph paper with the bullet information in gold print and the Winchester shells mounted directly to the board. The board is incased in a custom wood frame with a glass front which measures 47 inches by 35 1/2 inches. The cartridge board itself measures 41 inches by 29 1/2 inches including the frame. The cartridges are in an inverted "V" with cartridges in an arch on each side, a circle of cartridges in the middle and shotgun shells and 6 cap tins on the lower portion. The back side of the original paper backing is correctly marked "COMPLIMENTS OF WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN" in the center and "Please hang in a/Conspicuous Place" on the lower left hand corner. These boards are seldom seen and rarely offered for sale.
Fine as custom glassed in. Much of the gold is absent from the lettering at the top (Winchester Repeating Arms Co.) and almost all remains on the remaining lettering. There is some minor scattered flaking of the dark green background. There is some water damage and damage where a sticker has been removed, removing the background, on the upper right hand side and there is some minor tears along the right side. The custom frame is very well built and is excellent. A rare Winchester pre- single W ammunition board.
There are currently no customer product questions on this lot