Today we are happy to offer for sale a vintage mid century Goodyear Tire Fifteen Years of Friendly Relations award plaque! This retro Mid Century Modern/Art Deco plaque was finely crafted and detailed by Medallic Art Company, Ltd. (founded in 1903 and still in business) a company based in Dayton, Nevada and “America’s oldest and largest private mint”, specializing in making academic awards, maces, medallions, along with chains of office and universities medals for schools. The piece is crafted of cast white metal with a metallic gilt bronzed painted finish and features a low relief scene of the iconic Goodyear blimp flying over a busy cityscape with numerous automobiles, trains, and a large factory in the background, no doubt all objects feature Goodyear Tire and Rubber components. The award was given to people/companies by the Goodyear company to celebrate long-term business relationships. The lower half of plaque features the iconic Goodyear tire with “Fifteen Years of Friendly Relations” written below in a manuscript-like panel; below the inscription is a blank plaque where the name of the recipient would be engraved onto. The sign is marked on the reverse side “Medallic-Art-Co N.Y.”.
Sign presents well and is in very good vintage condition, with minor wear, tarnish and patina commensurate with age. There is very minor loss to painted finish. This very awesome and rare plaque will make a wonderful addition to any Goodyear and automobile collection.
Dimensions: 16-3/4″ in height, 11-7/8″ in width, 5/8″ in depth