President of the Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club of Boston, Dock Perry, aquired this sign while antiquing. The dealer told him it used to hang in front of a shop in Upstate New York (USA). He immediately sent out inquiries to the popular online forums describing it as being "double sided" and learned that it is likely from Arnold's Pipe Shoppe in Troy NY. Arnold's went out of business in the 1980's. The sign "likely dates from the 1930's. "
One forum member recalled seeing a similar sign in a local (to him) Applebee's.
Have you ever seen such a sign, and if so where? Please do comment: