Super rare late 1800s Washburn Guitars advertising wood crate

Super rare late 1800s Washburn Guitars advertising wood crate

Probably the rarest advertising crate I have seen to date. It is a late 1800s (probably about 1880) advertising wood crate for Washburn Mandolins, Guitars & Banjos.  It reads “Best in the world”. Has beautiful graphics of little kids playing instruments and the last little boy is of African-American descent and portrayed in the typical style of that era.

The wood crate measures 17.5″ x 8.25″ x 8″ tall. Very strong box with the graphics on both sides. I could not find any information anywhere about this including from the Washburn forum or Washburn Guitars themselves. A rare piece of guitar history.

Price: US$750

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Super rare late 1800s Washburn Guitars advertising wood crate
Super rare late 1800s Washburn Guitars advertising wood crate
Super rare late 1800s Washburn Guitars advertising wood crate
Super rare late 1800s Washburn Guitars advertising wood crate
Super rare late 1800s Washburn Guitars advertising wood crate
Super rare late 1800s Washburn Guitars advertising wood crate
Super rare late 1800s Washburn Guitars advertising wood crate
Super rare late 1800s Washburn Guitars advertising wood crate

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