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Telephone Enamel Sign   S239
Telephone Enamel Sign S239
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. This sign is bright and clean with only minor chips and rust to the edges and one chip to the detail above the last "E" to one side. A very desirable sign. 22" x 9".  
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Price: 265.00


Danger Plate From Telegraph Pole S237
Original, quality pre-war, curved white enamel warning sign with red text in upper case detailing "Danger Live Wires". This curved sign was for telegraph poles and although complete is fairly discoloured around the edges and has a screw hole for mounting to each corner. 6.5" tall x 5" wide.  
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Price: 56.00


Danger Plate From Telegraph Pole   S237



Globe Metal Polish Enamel Sign   S238
Globe Metal Polish Enamel Sign S238
Original, quality, late 1920's, very small enamel advertising sign detailing "Globe Metal Polish" in black upper cased text on a yellow background. This bright and clean example has two countersunk screw holes for mounting, some minor rubbing to the enamel on the edges and a super detail to the reverse. 7" x 5".  
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Price: 350.00


Smoking Prohibited Enamel Sign S235
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, rectangular shaped enamel warning sign with red upper cased text in three differing type faces detailing "Smoking Strictly Prohibited", "? + M.A." and "Notice No 11". A clean and bright sign with six screw holes for mounting. Some damage mainly to two corners, otherwise complete and in good order. 15" x 10". 
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Price: 85.00


Smoking Prohibited Enamel Sign   S235



Royal Insurance Enamel Sign   S234
Royal Insurance Enamel Sign S234
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, bright and colourful, rectangular shaped vertical enamel sign detailing "Royal Insurance Company Ltd" on a red shield with a crown above, "Security First" and "Specialises in Motor Insurance". The main background is green with a yellow and black border. Some major chips to the enamel and two damaged corners, but nevertheless a good colourful enamel in a presentable condition. Complete and in good order. 40" x 30".  
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Price: 450.00


Gas Fitter and Ironmonger Enamel Sign S232
Original, quality, late 19th century, heavy enamel advertising sign with white text on Royal blue background in two styles of bold upper cased "Wm Ferguson Gas Fitter and Ironmonger". The sign manufacturer is detailed to the lower right corner "Macfarlane Bros. Glasgow". Damage to much of the outer edge with some metal loss as well as enamel but a surprisingly clean and bright gloss to the enamel. A super and early sign with an unusual subject matter. Complete and in good order. 42" x 30".  
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Price: 565.00


Gas Fitter and Ironmonger Enamel Sign   S232



Hairdressing Saloon Enamel Sign   S230
Hairdressing Saloon Enamel Sign S230
Original, quality, enamel sign circa 1900 / 1920's, with blue text in upper case on a white background detailing "Baker's Hairdressing Saloon". Some damage to the enamel on most edges, but with a good bright colour and otherwise in good order. 24" x 12".  
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Price: 165.00


Railway Enamel Warning Sign S228
Original, quality pre-war, square red and white enamel railway warning sign. This clean and bright example has two red squares and two white and is detailed in red on the white "Warning" and "Limited Clearance". Four screw holes for mounting and some very minor chips and complete and in good order. 14" square.  
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Price: 85.00


Railway Enamel Warning Sign   S228



Enamel Bus Stop Sign   S227
Enamel Bus Stop Sign S227
Original, quality 1960's, near mint condition, double sided, wedge shaped enamel bus stop sign with "Bus Stop" in white text to the lower section beneath the circular logo detailed with "Request". The back edge is printed "Burnham London" and although there are minor chips to some edges all is bright and clean otherwise and is complete and in good order. 16" tall x 18" front to back + 3" widest.  
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Price: 165.00


Danger Enamel Plaque S225
Original, quality, pre-war, vertical and curved enamel plaque detailing "Danger" in upper cased white text on red. The red has weather faded to the left side and chipping has occurred to the lower edge, otherwise all is bright and clean. This would have been fixed to a telegraph pole, hence the curve. 12" x 2".  
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Price: 45.00


Danger Enamel Plaque   S225



Enamel Bus Stop Sign   S223
Enamel Bus Stop Sign S223
Original, quality 1960's, near mint, double sided, wedge shaped enamel bus stop sign with black text "Bus Stop" on white on a red background with "Request" in white text on red beneath. The underside has a screwed on tag detailing "2044". Some minor chips but a super clear and glossy enamel sign otherwise. Complete and in good order. 16" tall x 18" front to back + 3" widest.  
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Price: 165.00


Colmans Starch Enamel Sign S222
Original, quality, very clean enamel advert, code dated for 1913 and detailing in Royal blue on white "Insist Upon Having Colman's Starch Sold in Cardboard Boxes". Also detailed to the lower left corner "Owners Colman's No 6 8/13" and to the lower right corner for the sign manufacturer "Patent Enamel Co Ltd B'Ham". This sign has a few minor rust areas to the edges, otherwise all is complete and in good order. This sign must have originally been in a wooden frame or in a sliding mounting on an omnibus exterior for there are no mounting holes. 62" x 16". 
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Price: 485.00


Colmans Starch Enamel Sign   S222



Pears Soap Enamel Sign   S217
Pears Soap Enamel Sign S217
Original, quality 1920's, narrow enamel advert detailing "Pears' Soap" in upper cased text "Pears" in white on red and "Soap" in white on black. These signs were originally mounted on the rising steps on the horse drawn and early motorised omnibuses. This example is a little faded and has some damage to the enamel, but otherwise complete and in good order. 18.5" x 2.75".  
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Price: 200.00


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


Enamel Bus Stop Sign   S216



Players Navy Mixture Enamel Sign   S215
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


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


Liptons Tea Enamel Sign   S212



Woodbine Enamel Sign   S211
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


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


Electricity Board Enamel Sign   S207



Telephone Enamel Sign   S200
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


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: 300.00


Waverley Pen Enamel Sign   S199



Wills Woodbines Enamel Sign   S194
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


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


Gold Flake Cigarette Enamel Sign   S193



Post Office Enamel Sign   S187
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


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


Puritan Soap Enamel Sign   S185



Mazawattee Tea Enamel Sign   S182
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


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


Wills Wild Woodbine Enamel Sign   S168



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


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



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


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


Large Spillers Shapes Enamel Sign     S25



Ruberoid Roofing Enamel Sign   S20
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


Hussong Enamel Clockface A67
Original, quality, late 19th century, square white enamelled clockface of a cushioned form with canted corners. Is this an advertising clockface or an advert that resembles a clockface ? Nevertheless it has red enamel detail on the white enamel background and a pair of black steel clock hands and detailed 1 to 12 for the clock and "J Far ? England Co Ltd, Sole Makers of Hussong Dyeing Machines Halifax". Some damage to the enamel of the upper half of the maker's name and a couple of other minor scuffs, otherwse a clean and bright plaque. 8" square x 1" front to back.  
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Price: 156.00


Hussong Enamel Clockface   A67



Broughton and Wilks Enamel Plaque   NP196
Broughton and Wilks Enamel Plaque 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".  
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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


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 and 21 . 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


Enamelled Number Plaques, 6 different available   HN26

Online Catalogue > Enamel Signs


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