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Is this a Kent Pub sign?

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From an email received 31 March 2014.

Dear Sir,

I found this wooden pub sign in a remote antique store in the Pacific Northwest of the US. The history of the sign is unknown by the shopkeeper. They anticipated that the sign might be from the 1950s. It is hand-painted on wood, and has been in the shop for perhaps 10+ years without any knowledge as to how they got this. I saw some information on a web site and perhaps someone can refer\direct me to a historian that might have some knowledge.

Regards,

Jim McNally.

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The above sign (left) has just (21 April 2018) turned up again on the internet, although it's not quite the same as the one on the right.

Royal Dragoon sign

Looks like another one has turned up, and again it's slightly different. This one was kindly sent to me from Sherry Scruggs.

Royal Dragoon sign

Seems there's no ending to these, the latest has turned up again.

This time from the TV programme "Antiques Road Trip" broadcast 8 October 2020. The road tripper bought it in Ireland somewhere, and it eventually sold for about 25.

Michael Mirams says the following:- Bearing in mind the other various versions of this sign you’ve been sent, I’m of the opinion that these aren’t ‘genuine’ inn signs at all, but were produced by someone dabbling in the nostalgia market – the lack of a brewer’s name on the signs are a giveaway. For the same reason, I’m sure there is no connection with Kent or its pubs, what do you think?

Well, unless the artist lives here I suppose. Paul Skelton.

 

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