Vintage Western Union Tin Sign: The Fastest Way To Send Money – WUS98
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Vintage Western Union Tin Sign: The Fastest Way To Send Money
This vintage Western Union tin sign is an original 1970's era sign featuring their slogan from the era "The Fastest Way To Send Money". This slogan was part of a rebranding campaign in the 1980's as Western Union moved away from telecommunications and focused their business model to specialize in money transfers, specifically international transfers that were now legal due to deregulation. It is a double sided tin sign that hangs by two chains and would have originally hung over the customer service area at supermarket or drug store. The top two-thirds of the sign has a black background with 'WESTERN UNION" in yellow lettering. The bottom third of the sign has a yellow background with "THE FASTEST WAY TO SEND MONEY" in black lettering. This vintage Western Union tin sign measures 30 inches wide by 15 inches tall, is rectangular in shape, and was manufactured by the Stout Sign Company of St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A..
Vintage Western Uniton Tin Sign Specifications
- Type: Vintage Tin Litho Sign
- Sides: Double Sided
- Company: Western Union
- Product: Money Transfer Services
- Era: 1970's
- Manufacture: Stout Sign Company
- Country Of Manufacture: St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A.
- Color: Black/Yellow/White
- Dimensions: 30 Inches Wide By 15 Inches Tall
- Condition: Original, Unrestored, As-Pictured, See Photos For Details
Vintage Western Union Tin Sign Additional Details
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Western Union Interesting Historical Facts
- 1856 -- Changed our name from the New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company to Western Union. The new name marked consolidation of several lines in the western-most reaches of the U.S. telegraph system.
- 1861 -- Completed the first transcontinental telegraph line across North America.
- 1869 -- Introduced the first successful stock ticker.
- 1871 -- Introduced money transfer.
- 1884 -- Named one of the original 11 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
- 1896 -- Provided service to Europe, Northern Africa, North and South America, Australia and Asia.
- 1914 -- Introduced the first customer charge card.
- 1933 -- Delivered the first singing telegram.
- 1943 -- Pioneered the first commercial inner-city microwave communications system.
- 1974 -- Introduced the first commercial satellite in the U.S.
- 1980 -- Money transfer revenue exceeded telegram service revenue for the first time.
- 1993 -- Introduced the first disposable prepaid phone card.
- 2001 -- Celebrated 150th anniversary by expanding to more than 100,000 Agent Locations worldwide.
- 2006 -- Handled 147 million consumer-to-consumer money transfers and 249 million bill-paying transactions.
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