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Title Signs, 50, for gate, yard, sidewalk or moving sales, various places in Hoboken, various dates in 1995.
Object Name Sign
Catalog Number 2015.042.0001
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Collection Gate Sale Poster Collection - Hoboken
Credit Gift of Steve Covello.
Scope & Content Signs, fifty, for gate, yard, sidewalk or moving sales, various places in Hoboken, various dates in 1995.

Group of fifty posters made for usage in promoting the sale of goods by residents (and in one case, a business) which represent a snapshot of domestic and social activity in the era. Collected by Hoboken resident Steve Covello in year of use.

They are interesting as examples of vernacular art as well the promotional text used to draw attention to the event and the offerings. The number of items also reveals a competitive environment for attracting customers as there were often multiple sales on the same dates.

Some are direct and very simple while others are quite involved in text as well as graphics. The variety displays a range of skills and intentions.

See notes for list. PDF on file.

Size of almost all are 8-1/2" x 11" leaves. as collected, have wear and tear from being taped, weathered, stapled or pinned. (May also be considered as: notice, flier, handbill, announcement, advertisement, poster, signage.)

Dating: only a few have the year stated; others were researched to establish that the dates were correct in the 1995 calendar year. All dates are on a Saturday and/or a Sunday.

Methods of reproduction: Except for one (050) all were reproduced by typical methods of the era (mono or color photocopier; mono laser; offset printing.) Generally they are black text with occasional annotation with colored pen or marker. Paper color varies across a wide range.

Generally handwritten with some typeset (word processing); a wide range including a few that would appear to have been done by artists or working professionals in the graphic arts field.
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Notes Archives 2015.042.0001

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Gate Sale 001. June 15, 1995 Corner of Washington & Third Sts.; The "We're Too Sexy for Our Stuff" Sale

Gate Sale 002. June 17, 1995 1023 Clinton St.; Giant Multiple Family Yard Sale

Gate Sale 003. June 3, 1995 Bloomfield St. Between 12th + 13th Streets.; Gate Sales

Gate Sale 004. Dec. 2, 1995 805 Willow Avenue; Gate Sale; 2 "Shoppaholic " women are getting rid of their "stuff",,, so they can buy more CDs, bookshelf, cloths, etc.

Gate Sale 005. Dec. 2, 1995 802 Park Ave.; Holiday Gate Sale; Gifts Cocoa Music

Gate Sale 006. Nov. 4, 1995 1200 Garden St.; Gate Sale

Gate Sale 007. Sept. 30, 1995 1020 Park Ave.; Gate Sale

Gate Sale 008. Sept. 30, 1995 1028 Hudson St.; Great Big Gate Sale

Gate Sale 009. 06-20-1995 206 7th St.; The Best Gate Sale (artist made)

Gate Sale 010. August 18 & 19, 1995 921 Park Avenue; Tag Sale; (nice stuff, reasonably priced)

Gate Sale 011. August 19, 1995 1100 Block Of Garden St.; Gate Sale Blowout; End of Summer; (Hurricane Date Aug.20th)(artist made)

Gate Sale 012. May 20, 1995 230 Park Avenue; Gate Sale; Everything from A to Z (artist done)

Gate Sale 013. June 17, 1995 118 Adams St.; The Ultimate Gate Sale (artist done)

Gate Sale 014. August 5, 1995 923 Garden St.; Giant, Master, Outstanding, Super Gatesale; Rain or Shine, Dead or Alive.

Gate Sale 015. Sept. 30, 1995 Bloomfield St. Between 12th + 13th Sts.; Multi-Gate Sales

Gate Sale 016. Sept. 30, 1995 Bloomfield St. Between 12th + 13th Sts.; Multi Gate Sales

Gate Sale 017. Nov. 18, 1995 1028 Hudson St.; Good Stuff Gate Sale; Hundreds of useful and useless items!

Gate Sale 018. Sept. 30, 1995 Bloomfield St. Between 12th + 13th Sts.; Huge Multi-Gate Sales

Gate Sale 019. 09-23-1995 135 Park Avenue; Gate Sale

Gate Sale 020. Sept. 30, 1995 Bloomfield 800 Block; The Neighbors of the 800 Block of Bloomfield Street Present The Fifth Annual Bloomfield Block Bash; Gate Sales Galore

Gate Sale 021. Sept. 30, 1995 1108 Washington St.; Gate Sale

Gate Sale 022. Sept. 16, 1995 154 10th St.; 3 Families Home Style Sale (artist made, color)

Gate Sale 023. Sept. 16, 1995 Third St. Between Garden & Park; Large Gate Sale; plus many old views of Hoboken [Hans]

Gate Sale 024. Sept. 16, 1995 8th & Bloomfield; Gate Sale; A Curious Collection of a consumer culture gone crazy.

Gate Sale 025. Sept. 9, 1995 818 Park Avenue; Gate Sale; Special Delivery

Gate Sale 026. Sept. 2 & 3, 1995 501 Court St.; Yard Sale (artist made)

Gate Sale 027. July 22 & 23, 1995 1204 Park Ave.; Moving Sale!

Gate Sale 028. June 25, 2015 Park off 8th; Gate Sale

Gate Sale 029. June 25, 1995 910 Castle Point Terrace; Giant Gate Sale

Gate Sale 030. July 8, 1995 1121 Washington St.; Becky's "Big" Blowout! (artist made)

Gate Sale 031. June 16, 1995 1028 Hudson St.; Great Big Gate Sale

Gate Sale 032. June 24, 1995 1131 Washington St.; Gate Sale

Gate Sale 033. June 4, 1995 1100 Block Of Garden St.; The 47th Annual Spring Gate Sale

Gate Sale 034. June 10, 1995 8th & Bloomfield; Gate Sale; (date added in red pen)

Gate Sale 035. June 3, 1995 833 Bloomfield St.; From Our House to Your House Gate Sale

Gate Sale 036. June 3, 1995 10th & Bloomfield St; 11th & Bloomfield St.: Gate Sale; rain date June 4

Gate Sale 037. May 20, 1995 604 Adams St.; Gate Sale

Gate Sale 038. May 20, 1995 457 7th St.; Gate Sale; Come to our moving experience!

Gate Sale 039. May 20 & 21, 1995 Bloomfield Between 7th & 8th; (dates added in red ink marker)

Gate Sale 040. [May 20 & 21, 1995] 713 Bloomfield St.; Giant Gate Sale To-Day (undated but probably related to 039); end time changed with red ink marker.

Gate Sale 041. March 29, 1995 710 Clinton St.; Giant Gate Sale; Arf & Co., Film Production Company selling inventory, and used furniture; Cool Thingsā€¦ Priced to sell. (artist made)

Gate Sale 042. April 22, 1995 602 Willow Ave.; Gate Sale

Gate Sale 043. April 23, 1995 Corner 9th & Garden; Gate Sale

Gate Sale 044. April 22 & 23, 1995 220 Bloomfield St.; Gate Sale

Gate Sale 045. June 25, 1995 at 7th & Washington; Moving Sale (above Blimpies)

Gate Sale 046. April 23, 1995 40 Willow Terrace North; Sidewalk Sale (with Tear 0ffs 047)

Gate Sale 047. April 23, 1995 40 Willow Terrace North; Sidewalk Sale tear offs (see sign 046)

Gate Sale 048. Oct. 7, 1995 165 11th St.; Gate Sale; Multi-Family

Gate Sale 049. May 27, 1995 457 7th St.; Moving Sale; We're going, our stuff stays!

Gate Sale 050. June 24 & 25, 1995 618 Park Ave.; Moving Sale (black ink marker on cardboard)
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Date 1995
Year Range from 1995
Year Range to 1995
Caption Gate Sale 001. 10-15-1995 Washington & Third Sts.
Imagefile 351\20150420001.TIF
Classification Domestic Life
Signs
Advertising
Furnishings
Social & Personal Activity