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Ghost Signage Northern California

 

Clamps Swing Pricing Co
Alameda, CA
Photo courtesy Mercy Calman

Alameda, CA is home to this old ghost sign from the past, lettering which states "clamps swing pricing co". 07-07

 

 

SWP
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Mercy Calman

This ghost sign for Sherman Williams Paints features the familiar SWP image. 07-07

 

 

Leo's Normal Pharmacy
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Mercy Calman

Here's some old lettering at Leo's Normal Pharmacy in Oakland. I suppose that "normal" is better than having an "abnormal" pharmacy. 07-07

 

 

Plaza Building
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Mercy Calman

The Plaza Building in Oakland still shows off its old faded out lettering on its brick. 07-07

 

 

Toggery
Ukiah, CA
Photo courtesy Mercy Calman

The old lettering on the back of this building in Ukiah, CA has to be seen to be believed. There are multiple businesses being advertised on this wall signage including Owl. Flashback to the days when cigars were 5 cents. 07-07

 

 

Ex Lax
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Mercy Calman

The faded lettering in the panels of this window advertise Ex Lax. 07-07

 

 

Zubelda Cigarettes
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Anyone remember Zubelda Cigarettes? Well this ghost sign in San Francisco shows off the wall advertisement for "the double package". 09-08

 

 

MJB Coffee
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

This ghost sign on the wall of this building in Oakland advertises MJB Coffee. Not sure just how old this paint is though.

 

 

Philipp's Flowers
San Rafael, CA
Photo courtesy Mercy Calman

Philipp's Flowers in San Rafael features what else but a Coca-Cola bottle on its ghost sign. 07-07

 

 

 

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