1920 Gardner Ads

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Signs have a high quality baked on gloss finish, sublimation process and are made in America
Signs are crafted of aircraft grade quality aluminum.  
Black border may be applied as appropriate for image.
Boxed shipping included in the continental United States

9 x 12    $19.88        .025 Thickness
12 x 16   $33.88       .025 Thickness

NOTE: Any two page ad can be split into two full size signs.

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                                  Gardner History

Motor Age - Nov 27, 1919

This was one of the first national ads for Gardner;
just 7 weeks after the first showing.
Not yet in production but COMING.

Motor Age - Sept 23, 1920

The slogan "It speaks for itself" was first used with Banner Buggies

Motor Age - Nov 4, 1920

 Price reduction from $1285 to $1195 took place October 1st




Motor Age - Jan 1, 1920

Likely the first 2 page ad for Gardner.
It was claimed that Gardner was the first to have
a 2 page auto ad in a major newspaper..

Saturday Evening Post - Oct 30, 1920

This month Gardner added a sedan to lineup, but used the touring for advertising

Saturday Evening Post - Dec 25, 1920

This ad brought a lawsuit from Carhart Motor in Oklahoma City, who had a similar ad. He was asking for $5,000,000