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Fire instructions Enamel Sign   S175
Fire instructions Enamel Sign S175
Original, quality, pre-war, enamel sign detailing "What You Should Do In The Event Of A Fire". This sign, in near mint condition, has black upper cased type on a white background highlighted with red stars and "Fire" in red very large type. The reverse has a paper label detailing "Bulford Wilton", which is said to be where it was last used. Each corner has a screw hole for mounting and all is complete and in good order, with just some minor rubbing to the edges and some enamel missing from the lower right hand screw hole. 25" x 18".  
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Price: 185.00


Wills's Gold Flake Enamel Sign S172
Original, quality 1920's, double sided, enamel advertising sign detailing "Wills's Gold Flake Cigarettes" to each side. This sign has a flange for wall mounting 'bus stop' fashion. This example with black type on yellow does have some enamel damage to both sides, but is a bright sign otherwise and complete. 15" x 11" + 1.5" flange. 
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Price: 115.00


Wills's Gold Flake Enamel Sign   S172



Park Drive Cigarettes Enamel Sign   S171
Park Drive Cigarettes Enamel Sign S171
Original, quality 1920's, double sided, enamel advertising sign detailing "Park Drive Plain and Cork Tipped, 10 for 4d and 5 for 2d" to each side. This sign has a flange for wall mounting 'bus stop' fashion. A very clean sign, with just one small area of enamel damage to the right hand corner, otherwise a very bright and clean sign, complete and in good order. 16" x 12" + 1.5" flange. 
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Price: 185.00


Mineral Waters Enamel Sign S170
Original, quality 1920's, double sided, white on blue enamel advertising sign detailing "Cooke's High Class Mineral Water, Cross St, Kettering" to each side. This sign has a flange for wall mounting 'bus stop' fashion. A super bright coloured sign, with only very minor nibbles to the outer edges, complete and in good order. 13" x 8" + 1" flange. 
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Price: 245.00


Mineral Waters Enamel Sign   S170



Wills Wild Woodbine Enamel Sign   S168
Wills Wild Woodbine Enamel Sign S168
Original, quality 1920's, bright and clear enamel advertising sign "Wills Wild Woodbine Cigarettes" in red upper cased text on a white background. This example has three screw holes for mounting to each edge and has some damage to the enamel on most of the holes and one area of surface damage between the I and L in "Wills", otherwise all is complete and in good order. 36" tall x 32.5".  
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Price: 150.00


Colmans Mustard Enamel Sign S166
Original, quality 1930's, rectangular shaped enamel advertising sign detailing "Eat Colman's Mustard With Our Prime Beef and Mutton and Enjoy Them More" in blue and red upper case text on white and with six holes for mounting. The outer edge is also in red and the lower right hand corner details "1/39" for the date and owners Colman's. A good clean and bright enamel sign, with some minor damage to the lower edge and one larger area of damage to the left hand side. 22" x 14".  
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Price: 300.00


Colmans Mustard Enamel Sign   S166



Brasso Enamel Sign   S164
Brasso Enamel Sign S164
Original, quality 1920's, rectangular shaped enamel advert detailing "Brasso Metal Polish" in red text on a white background and a thin red line to the border. This sign has a colour illustration of a can of 'Brasso' to the left hand side and has considerable edge damage to the top and bottom, but lesser damage to the "B" and to the illustration of the tin beneath the "Brasso" name, otherwise a good bright sign. Complete and in good order. 30" x 15".  
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Price: 300.00


RAC Enamel Sign S160
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, double sided hanging enamel sign, with white upper cased "RAC" to both sides on a pale blue background and with a white border. This sign has two holes to the upper section, originally for the wall bracket and two smaller holes to the lower border for an additional information sign, such as breakdown, services or for a directional arrow. Generally a very clean and bright sign, with some chips to the enamel to the upper bracket holes only. Complete and in good order. 22" wide x 21.5" tall. 
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Price: 230.00


RAC Enamel Sign   S160



St Julien Enamel Sign   S159
St Julien Enamel Sign S159
Original, quality 1920's, enamel advertising sign detailing "Ogden's St Julien Tobacco" in white upper cased text on a wood grain effect background. A clean, bright sign with some edge chips and some minor surface scratches, otherwise complete and in good order, with four screw holes for mounting. 66.5" x 21". 
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Price: 300.00


Liptons Tea Enamel Sign S151
Original, quality 1920's, double sided enamel advertising sign with a mounting flange and four screw holes. The text is in white on green details "Lipton's Tea" and a red Royal Coat of Arms, "By Appointment". Both the sides have the same detail, but only one side is marked in print for the manufacturer of the sign "Wood and Penfold Ltd, London". Some minor chipping to the edges, although one side is a lot cleaner than the other. This sign overall is bright and in good order. 12" x 12" + 1.75" flange.  
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Price: 285.00


Liptons Tea Enamel Sign   S151



Bass Enamel Sign   S147
Bass Enamel Sign S147
Original, quality 1920's, enamel advertising sign detailing "Bass In Bottle", with six screw holes for mounting. A good, bright, small sign, but showing chips to the edges and stress lines to the white background, otherwise complete and in good order. 19.5" x 9.5". 
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Price: 185.00


Spillers Osoko Enamel Sign S135
Original, quality pre war, enamel sign advertising "Spillers Osoko for all dogs" in yellow block text on a green background and printed in black to the lower right corner "Printed in England". A bright clean sign with some edge chipping, mainly to the left edge, otherwise complete and in good order. 30" x 20". 
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Price: 165.00


Spillers Osoko Enamel Sign   S135



Stamp Machine Enamel Plate   S122
Stamp Machine Enamel Plate S122
Original, quality, 1950's, unused, white enamel plate detailed to both sides in black and red text, detailing 'Postage Stamps', '1d' to one side and '2d' to the other. These were used in stamp machines outside post offices, or attached to pillar boxes. Totally unused and in mint condition. 2 7/8" square.  
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Price: 45.00


Toogoods Seeds Enamel Sign S121
Original, quality, square, enamel advert circa 1900, detailing white text on black and red 'Toogood's Seeds Southampton, The Best That Grow'. A faded sign with damage to the enamel mainly at the edges and with some internal area damage, but a good subject. 30" x 30". 
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Price: 120.00


Toogoods Seeds Enamel Sign   S121



Toogoods Seeds Enamel Sign   S120
Toogoods Seeds Enamel Sign S120
Original, quality, 1920's, square, enamel advert detailing white text on blue and red 'Toogood's Seeds, The Best That Grow, Southampton'. A clear, bright sign with some damage to the enamel on the outer edges, but a good sign to find. 30" x 30". 
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Price: 300.00


Spillers Enamel Sign S119
Original, quality, 1920's, near mint enamel advertising sign in full bright colours, with text in brown on yellow and white on black, all on a brown background and detailing 'Spillers Balanced Rations for Cattle Sheep Pigs & Poultry' and 'Ingredients and Digestible Analyses Declared'. Some very very minor chips to the outer edge, otherwise complete and in superb order. 30" x 20". 
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Price: 300.00


Spillers Enamel Sign   S119



Wills Star Cigarettes Enamel Sign   S114
Wills Star Cigarettes Enamel Sign S114
Original, quality, 1920's, enamel advertising sign, detailing red text on white 'Wills's "Star" Cigarettes'. A brightly coloured sign with some edge chips and damage mainly to the top and bottom central mounting holes. Otherwise, all is complete and in good order, with ten screw holes in total for mounting. 40" x 18". 
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Price: 165.00


A & J Main Enamel Sign S101
Original, quality, pre-war, manufacturer's enamel name plate in a horizontal diamond shape, with black text on white detailing 'Manufactured by A & J Main & Co Ltd, Glasgow & London', a manufacturer of agricultural buildings, etc. Some surface damage, mainly to the right hand side between 'Co' and 'Ltd', otherwise a clean bright sign with four screw holes for mounting. 30.5" x 13.5". 
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Price: 85.00


A & J Main Enamel Sign   S101



St Julien Tobacco Enamel Sign   S97
St Julien Tobacco Enamel Sign S97
Original, quality, 1920's enamel advertising sign, detailing 'St Julien Tobacco Empire Blend', in yellow on red and blue letters on a dark blue background and to the centre a pictorial of the tobacco packet. Although there is damage to the enamel around the screw holes, the packet is perfect and the sign, generally, is in super condition and very bright and shiney. 36" x 24". 
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Price: 300.00


Perth Dye Works Enamel Sign S92
Original, quality, late 19th Century, double sided enamel advertising sign, detailing 'Agent for the Perth Dye Works' to one side and 'Agent for P and P Cambell Dyers Perth' to the other, with the date code for 1892. This sign would have been mounted 'bus stop' style, on a wrought iron bracket. A bright clean sign, but with damage around the top mounting hole on both sides and overall to one side only. Otherwise, complete and in good order. 18" x 13.5". 
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Price: 85.00


Perth Dye Works Enamel Sign   S92



Woodbine Enamel Sign    S36
Woodbine Enamel Sign S36
Original quality, 1940/50's, yellow enamel advertising sign for 'Woodbine The Great Little Cigarette'. In amazing condition, with only a few tiny chips. In fact it has never been screwed up on a wall and the colour is as bright as the day it was made. A fairly ordinary sign in superb condition. 60" x 17". 
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Price: 165.00


Colmans Starch Enamel Sign S35
Original quality, 1920's, enamel advertisement for Colman's Starch, with dark blue letters and borders on white. This sign is truely shiny and bright and has spent most of its life away from the weather. Some chips to the enamel, mainly on the border, and two that just creep into the white area. No holes apart from fixing holes. Marked to the lower left corner '1/25 Owners Colmans'. A really super sign, complete and in good order. 24" x 36". 
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Price: 270.00


Colmans Starch Enamel Sign    S35



Large Spillers Shapes Enamel Sign     S25
Large Spillers Shapes Enamel Sign S25
Original quality, 1920/30's, enamel advert "Feed your dog on spillers shapes". Good bright colour overall with some minor damage to right hand side of "H" and close to "E". 36" x 84". 
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Price: 225.00


Ruberoid Roofing Enamel Sign S20
Original quality, 1930's enamel sign advertising "Ruberoid Roofing felt". A clean sign with very minor damage to the enamel and slight fading to the detail on the roll of felt. 36" x 27". 
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Price: 360.00


Ruberoid Roofing Enamel Sign   S20



Insurance Co. Enamel Sign   FM10
Insurance Co. Enamel Sign FM10
Original quality, 1920/30's, enamel plaque for 'The Agency of Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Co. Ltd', in coffee brown enamel with cream detail. Some damage around the screw holes but otherwise complete and in good order. 10" x 15". 
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Price: 140.00


Broughton and Wilks Enamel Plaque, 2 available NP196
Original, quality 1920's, unused oval shaped white enamelled maker's plate detailing "Broughton and Wilks Ltd Agricultural Engineers, Banbury". Complete and in good order. 4.5" x 2.75". Price is for each.  
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Price: 45.00


Broughton and Wilks Enamel Plaque, 2 available   NP196



Broughton and Wilks Enamel Plaque   NP188
Broughton and Wilks Enamel Plaque NP188
Original, quality 1920's, oval shaped, white enamelled makers plate detailing "Broughton and Wilks Ltd, Agricultural Engineers, Brackley". Some staining and some chips to the edges, but otherwise complete and in good order. 4.5" x 2.75". 
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Price: 36.00


Thames Conservancy Enamel Plaques N15
Original, quality, oval shaped white enamel boat registration plates for use on the River Thames. Each one is detailed in black type on white "Thames Conservancy available until 31st December", other details differ for each- "3 / 49 for 1921", "3 / 10 for 1932" and 3 / 31 for 1944". In reasonable condition with just a little rust nibbling to the edges. The reverse of each has been cleaned and lacquered. 4" x 3". Please state the date of each one required when ordering on-line. Price is for each. 
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Price: 56.00


Thames Conservancy Enamel Plaques   N15

Online Catalogue > Enamel Signs


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