Authorized Buick – GMC Sales Service truck bed signs for the dealership at 105 S. The signs date back to around February 1947 when Seibert Buick, Inc. The dealership was family owned and operated, run by brothers Fred E. Seibert (President) and George A. Seibert (Vice President), Fred’s wife Gladys M. Seibert (Secretary), and George’s wife Essie M. The signs were likely used up until January 1952 when the dealership closed, later reopening as Nicholls Buick in July 1952. The old dealership building, dating back to 1927, still stands today as Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, though the address has been changed to 115 S. 5th St, Columbia, MO. The hand lettered signs each measure 1′-6″ (18″) high (green & white sign portion) x 6′-7″ (79″) wide (green & white sign portion), 2′-9″ (33″) high with support legs (which fit inside the truck bed slots), and 2-1/8 deep in total. Note the passenger side sign has been lightly cleaned and the colors really pop out. The drivers side sign remains as found but a cleaning will make the colors come out darker and bolder. These signs would look great in a collection, garage, home or for display use at car shows. 1 2 EA – Original 1947 18″ tall x 79″ wide hand lettered Seibert Buick, Inc. 2 4 EA – Original 1947 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ black & white Seibert Buick, Inc. Dealership and truck bed sign photographs. 3 1 EA – Packet of Seibert Buick Inc. Documentation, including a 1940 US Census Report on Fred E. Seibert (President – Born: March 5, 1905 & Died: April 14, 1978), a US Census Report on George A. Seibert (Vice President – Born: 1901 & Died: March 31, 1964), an August 25, 1952 paragraph on George A. Siebert from the Columbia Missourian, an April 15, 1978 obituary for Fred E. Seibert from the Columbia Missourian, an April 1, 1964 obituary on George A. Siebert from the St. Louis Post Dispatch, a photograph of an original Seibert Buick, Inc. Ad in the 1949 Columbia City Directory, copies of the 1949 & 1952 Columbia City Directory listings for Seibert Buick, Inc. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. I have more and larger photographs for any interested parties. UPDATE – 03/31/18: DRIVER SIDE OF SIGN HAS BEEN LIGHTLY CLEANED AND LOOKS MUCH BETTER. PLEASE REFERENCE THE LAST PHOTO FOR CURRENT PICTURE OF SIGN. Keywords: 1941 Buick, 1942 Buick, 1946 Buick, 1947 Buick, 1948 Buick, 1949 Buick, 1950 Buick, 1951 Buick, 1952 Buick, 1941 GMC, 1942 GMC, 1946 GMC, 1947 GMC, 1948 GMC, 1949 GMC, 1950 GMC, 1951 GMC, 1952 GMC, Buick GMC Dealer Dealership Truck Bed Sign Boards, Advertising, Advertisement, Nicholls Buick, Columbia MO, 105 S. The item “Vtg 1940s Seibert Buick Inc GMC Dealership Dealer Truck Sign Signs Columbia MO” is in sale since Tuesday, April 24, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Advertising\Automobiles\American\Buick”. The seller is “nostalgia-on-wheels” and is located in Fountain Valley, California. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Type of Advertising: Sign
- Date of Creation: 1947
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Date of Origin: 1947