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Article: History And Trends - Early Detective Agency Advertising And Marketing

Palmetto Detective Agency Advertising Postcard 1950's

Pinkerton Ashtray Advertising Speciality, 1950s

Black Over Brass 1920's Bonded Detective Agency Sign

Sherlock Detective Agency Print Block,1950s

Pinkerton Detectives, Criminals Photo & Information Book, 1895

The Spy Of The Rebellion By Allen Pinkerton -Book And Ad, 1883

Special Allen Pinkerton Investigative Report
History And Evidence Of The Passage Of Abraham Lincoln From Harrisburgh, PA
To Washington, DC 22nd And 23rd of February, 1861

Pinkerton National Detective Agency Fee Notice, Late 1800's

Central Detective Agency Letter, 1897

F. M. Edwards Investigative File, 1897

Standard Detective Agency Pocket Dictionary Give-A-Way 1895

Pinkerton Detective Agency Jeweler's Security Alliance Protection Notice Sign 1800's

Pinkerton National Detective Agency Testimonial Advertising Booklet, 1910

Standard Secret Service Detective Bureau Sign, Early 1900's

Thor Larson ID Card And Badge, 1945

Pinkerton Detective Agency Bill for $442.22, 1910

Frederick Wagner Detective Agency Course Ad, 1914

Magazine Ads For Detective, "Secret Service" Course, 1916

E.O. Ream Investigating and Detective Bureau Advertising Blotter, 1920's

Leonard Delue Secret Service Investigators Ad, Denver, 1934

Powell National Detective Agency Yellow Page Ad, Denver Colorado, 1931

New York City Detective Agency Yellow Page Ads, 1958

Central Identification And Investigative Bureau Letter Opener, 1941

Blotter Ad With Calendar From Universal Detective Bureau,St Augustine, Florida , 1951

Yellow Page Phone Book Ads, Portland Oregon, 1953

Fred Otash Detective Bureau Ad, November 1960

Memphis Tn. Detective Agency Yellow Page Ads, 1961

Pinkerton's National Detective Agency Ad 1850 to 1963

Sterling Secret Service, Detroit Advertisng Calander Disk 1925-1930's

Universal School Of Investigation, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's

Protective And Detective Association Horse Registration, Sept 19th, 1882

William J. Burns International Detective Agency, Wanted Notice, 1921

Advertising Ruler, Holmes Detective Bureau, Est. 1928

American Agency Private Investigation Sign, 1950's

$20,000 Pinkerton Reward Poster, Charlie Ross, Germantown, Pa. 1874

Globe Detective Agency Advertising Lighter, 1950's

University of Applied Science Finger Print And Secret Intelligence Service Course, 1923

Pinkerton Detective Agency Letterhead, 1880's

Pinkerton Telegraph To President Lincoln Dated in 1861

Pinkerton Wanted Poster, 1885

Pinkerton National Detective Agency Reward Posters, 1906, 1906

 

Antique And Vintage Reward And Notice Posters/Signs

Prior to the establishment of the Federal Bureau Of Investigation, it was mainly private detectiive bureaus that were considered a national police force. During this time period, Pinkerton National Detective Agency and then Burns International Detective Agency dominated the market place. Reward and wanted posters and notice signs were an established part of conducting the investigation. We are happy to present our collection of orginial wanted, reward and notice posters as well as reward signs.

Lincoln Assassination Reward Poster, 1865

1874 $20,000 Pinkerton Reward Poster, Charlie Ross, Germantown, Pa.

1885, 1,000 Reward for Forgery, James Robinson, Pinkerton National Detective Agency

1909 New Orleans Louisiana " Pinkerton's National Detective Agency " $500.00 Dollar Reward
Paid for Articles lost on Ferry Boat.

1906 San Francisco California " Pinkerton's National Detective Agency " $100.00 Dollar
Reward Paid for arrest of FRANK L. Fullen

1906 Los Angeles California " Pinkerton's National Detective Agency " $200.00 Dollar
Reward Paid for arrest of FRANK L. Murray

1906 San Francisco California and to Police Authorities, Pawnbrokers, Loan Officers, Etc. It lists stolen Jewelry form Jewelry store in Gilroy California Measures

1908 Philadelphia Pennsylvania " Pinkerton's National Detective Agency " $200.00 Reward. REWARD offered for information leading to arrest of H. K. Alwine who is wanted for forgery.

1912 Kansas City Missouri " Pinkerton's National Detective Agency " $1000.00 Reward, Mail Pouch Theft

1914 Chicago Illinois " Pinkerton's National Detective Agency " (2) page Poster $10,000.00 Reward Poster To Jewelers

1907 Chicago Illinois " Pinkerton's National Detective Agency " (2) page Poster $500.00 Reward Poster For Felix B. Tait.

1912 San Francisco California " Pinkerton's National Detective Agency " (2) page Poster $5,000.00 Reward Poster To Jewelers, Authorities, Pawnbrokers, Assayers. Reward for High Line Jewelry.

William J. Burns International Detective Agency, Wanted Notice, 1921

US Department Of Justice John Dillinger Wanted Poster

Usama Bin Laden Wanted Poster, 1988

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