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Enamel Bus Stop Sign   S216
Enamel Bus Stop Sign S216
Original, quality 1960's, near mint, double sided, wedge shaped, enamel bus stop sign with red text on a solid white background detailing "Bus Stop" in upper case beneath the circular logo. This example has red vinyl stuck over the lower section to both sides detailing "Monday - Saturday". The end plate is detailed "Bumham London" for the manufacturer and apart from minor chips to the top and bottom edges all is complete and in superb order. 20.75" tall x 18" wide + 2.75" at the thick end.  
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Price: 145.00


Players Navy Mixture Enamel Sign S215
Original, quality 1920's, small enamel sign detailing "Players Navy Mixture" in upper cased diagonal text. This superb example, in mint condition, with not a blemish or chip in sight, has obviously not been out on display. This sign has six screw holes for mounting and is detailed to the lower right corner for the sign manufacturer "Protector Eccles". Complete and in good order. 18" x 10".  
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Price: 350.00


Players Navy Mixture Enamel Sign   S215



Pears Soap Enamel Sign   S214
Pears Soap Enamel Sign S214
Original, quality 1920's, narrow enamel advert detailing "Pears Soap" in upper cased text, "Pears" in white on black and "Soap" in white on red. These signs were originally mounted on the rising steps on the horse drawn and early motorised omnibuses. This bright and clean example has considerable damage to the enamel around the four screw holes, but is otherwise complete. 18.5" x 2.75".  
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Price: 265.00


Morris Sales and Service Enamel Sign S213
Original, quality 1950's, circular, two sided enamel advertising sign detailing "Morris Sales and Services" in white text on a blue background with red detail and a shield to the centre with the red bull trademark. This clear and bright sign has four holes, two at the top and two below, each with brass gromets for mounting on a bracket. Some damage to the enamel in places, but otherwise a good clean sign of a good collectable subject. 28.5" diameter.  
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Price: 750.00


Morris Sales and Service Enamel Sign   S213



Liptons Tea Enamel Sign   S212
Liptons Tea Enamel Sign S212
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, long narrow enamel advertising sign detailing "Liptons Tea" in white upper cased letters on a green background with a white border and a Royal coat of arms in red on white with "By Appointment". Some surface damage to the enamel around the fourteen mounting screw holes and bend damage to the top lefthand corner, otherwise a bright and clean enamel sign. 72" x 12".  
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Price: 350.00


Woodbine Enamel Sign S211
Original, quality 1930's, bright enamel advertising sign detailing "Woodbine The Great Little Cigarette" in red and black type, with a picture of a cigarette alight to the lefthand side. Generally a clean sign, but with some bend damage at the lower corners and fourteen screw holes for mounting. Complete and in good order. 36" x 24".  
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Price: 185.00


Woodbine Enamel Sign   S211



Nectar Tea Enamel Sign   S210
Nectar Tea Enamel Sign S210
Original, quality 1920's, large sized enamel sign advertising "Nectar Tea". This is the first we have seen of this very large sized advert and this is a clean and bright example detailing "Nectar Tea" in green type in upper case and with a green outline to the cup and saucer. The lower edge is also detailed "Patent Enamel Co Ltd, Birmingham and London". No major restoration, but some chips to the enamel which have been touched in with gloss paint to tone them in, carried out some years ago and could be easily removed. A most unusual sign and larger than you imagine. 29" x 48" wide.  
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Price: 1,200.00


R Whites Hop Ale Enamel Sign S209
Original, quality, early enamel advertising sign, with white upper cased text on pale orange detailing "R Whites Hop Ale, The Finest Brewed Non- Intoxicant In The World". The lower edge is also transfer printed in black "804", the date code for 1904 and for the sign maker's "Patent Enamel Co Ltd London". An unusual and early sign with considerable damage to the enamel, but otherwise complete. 30" x 20".  
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Price: 265.00


R Whites Hop Ale Enamel Sign   S209



Electricity Board Enamel Sign   S207
Electricity Board Enamel Sign S207
Original, quality pre-war, small rectangular shaped enamel plaque, with black text in upper case on white detailing "The Property of The North Eastern Electricity Board". A very clean plaque with four screw holes for mounting. 5.25" x 3".  
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Price: 56.00


Telephone Enamel Sign S200
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, double sided sign detailing with white text on a Royal blue on both sides "You May Telephone From Here". This example has four mounting holes where it was originally fitted to a wall hanging bracket. Although the sign is bright in colour, it has seen better days for the area around each hole is chipped and rusted and it suffered a bend one third the way along. A very desirable sign nevertheless. 22" x 9".  
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Price: 230.00


Telephone Enamel Sign   S200



Waverley Pen Enamel Sign   S199
Waverley Pen Enamel Sign S199
Original, quality 1920's, near mint condition, rectangular shaped enamel advertising sign detailing "The Waverley Pen is a Treasure" in black script on a white background. This sign is also marked to the lower righthand corner "Falkirk Iron Co Ltd Falkirk" for the maker and "E.P.8" to the other corner. Minor chips to three corners, but otherwise bright, clean and in superb order, with six countersunk screw holes for mounting. 20" x 8".  
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Price: 350.00


Wills Woodbines Enamel Sign S194
Original, quality 1930's, near mint condition bright red on yellow enamel advertising sign for "Will's Woodbines" in bold upper cased text. A couple of small and minor touchins, otherwise in mint condition. 59" x 16".  
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Price: 230.00


Wills Woodbines Enamel Sign   S194



Gold Flake Cigarette Enamel Sign   S193
Gold Flake Cigarette Enamel Sign S193
Original, quality 1930's, bright yellow enamel advertising sign detailing "Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes" in yellow on red upper cased text and black on yellow. A very clean sign, with a crease to the lower righthand corner, another to the lower left and a couple of minor touchins elsewhere, otherwise complete and in good order. 59" x 16".  
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Price: 200.00


Post Office Enamel Sign S187
Original, quality 1920's, enamel sign, detailing in black upper cased text on white background "Post Office and "Money Order Office, Savings Bank" all within a black border. A good bright sign, with eight screw holes to the outer border, but with chip damage to the enamel edges, mainly to the top and corners. 26" x 10".  
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Price: 185.00


Post Office Enamel Sign   S187



Puritan Soap Enamel Sign   S185
Puritan Soap Enamel Sign S185
Original, quality 1920's, bright enamel advertising sign detailing red text on a yellow background "Puritan Soap no other". Some rust to the edges and a little more surface damage to the enamel at the right hand lower corner, otherwise a good clean and bright sign. 48" x 18".  
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Price: 185.00


Mazawattee Tea Enamel Sign S182
Original, quality, late 19th century, double sided enamel advertising sign in bright white upper cased text on Royal blue. This sign is flange mounted 'bus stop' fashion and has three small flanges, each with a screw hole and details "Agents For Mazawattee Tea" and "Patent Enamel Co Ltd, 26 Cannon St E.C." both to both sides. The edges are chipped most of the way round, but it does not detract from this vibrant and not common sign. Complete and in good order. Sign 19" x 6.5", 3.5" front to back at flange. 
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Price: 300.00


Mazawattee Tea Enamel Sign   S182



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


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


Brasso Enamel Sign   S164



RAC Enamel Sign   S160
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


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


St Julien Enamel Sign   S159



Liptons Tea Enamel Sign   S151
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


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


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


Wills Star Cigarettes Enamel Sign   S114



A & J Main Enamel Sign   S101
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


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


St Julien Tobacco Enamel Sign   S97



Perth Dye Works Enamel Sign   S92
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


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


Woodbine Enamel Sign    S36



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



Broughton and Wilks Enamel Plaque, 2 available   NP196
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 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


Broughton and Wilks Enamel Plaque   NP188



Thames Conservancy Enamel Plaque, 2 available   N18
Thames Conservancy Enamel Plaque, 2 available N18
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- "160 / 3 for 1944" and 30 / 12 for 1947". A little rust nibbling at the edges, otherwise in good order. The reverse of each has been cleaned and lacquered. Please state the date of the one required if ordering online. 4" x 3". Price is for each.  
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Price: 56.00


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



Enamelled Number Plaques, 6 different available   HN26
Enamelled Number Plaques, 6 different available HN26
Run of original, quality 1920's / 30's enamelled plaques, with various numbers in GWR colours. Red numbers on yellow / cream backgrounds, with a black outer border and two countersunk screw holes for mounting. Available is 16/91, 17, 18/81, 20, 21 and 22 . Complete and good order. 3.25" x 1.5" each. Price is for each. When ordering on-line please state which number you require.  
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Price: 34.00

Online Catalogue > Enamel Signs


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