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Enamelled Number Plaques, 2 different available   HN26
Enamelled Number Plaques, 2 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 17 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


Blue & White Enamelled House Door Numbers, severial available HN3
Original quality, 1920's, superb oval house number plaques, probably Continental. The dished plate has white numbers on a Royal blue background and has two holes for fixing. Many, many numbers available the lowest being '47' and the highest '298' some minor chips but otherwise in good bright condition. 3.5" x 2.75". Price is for each. 
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Price: 10.00


Blue & White Enamelled House Door Numbers, severial available    HN3



Pillar Box Enamel Collection Plate LB55
Pillar Box Enamel Collection Plate LB55
Original, quality post war unused curved enamel plate as used in circular cast iron pillar boxes. This clean and bright example has a few minor chips to the edges and some of the black detail has been removed for a change of times etc, otherwise complete and in good order. This plate was used with the box "346 Dimond Road". 8.25" x 5.5". 
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Price: 75.00


Pillar Box Enamel Collection Plate LB54
Original, quality post war unused curved enamel plate, as used in circular cast iron pillar boxes. This near mint example with just on chip to the lower edge is detailed in black text on white for the collection times for the box "85 Henstead Road". Complete and in good order. 8.25" x 5.5".  
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Price: 100.00


Pillar Box Enamel Collection Plate LB54



Pillar Box Enamel Collection Plate LB53
Pillar Box Enamel Collection Plate LB53
Original, quality post war unused curved enamel plate, as used in circular cast iron pillar boxes. This mint example without a chip in sight is detailed in black text on white for the collection times for the box "344 Maybush T.So". ("Terminal Sorting Office") and is complete and in good order. 8.25" x 5.5".  
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Price: 100.00


H. Hebditch Somerset Enamel Plaque NP264
Original, quality rectangular shaped pre war white enamel maker's plate with black text detailing "Harry Hebditch Ltd Portable Building Manufacturers Martock Somerset". This example has four screw holes for mounting and some minor chipping to the enamel at the edges. 6" x 4".  
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Price: 45.00


H. Hebditch Somerset Enamel Plaque NP264



Alfa - Laval Enamel Plaque NP263
Alfa - Laval Enamel Plaque NP263
Original, quality post - war, rectangular shaped, enamel maker's plaque detailing "Alfa - Laval" in white text on a green background. Some damage to the enamel on the screw holes at the base of the sign and minor scratches overall. Otherwise bright and clean. Originally mounted on a milking machine. 13.5" x 4". 
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Price: 34.00


Atcost of Kent Enamel Plaque NP262
Original, quality pre - war rectangular shaped enamel maker's plate with black and white text on yellow background, detailing "Atcost Limited, Paddock Wood Kent". This example has four screw holes for mounting each with damage to the enamel around, otherwise a clean sign albeit a little faded. 17.5" x 9".  
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Price: 45.00


Atcost of Kent Enamel Plaque NP262



Urry of Hereford Enamel Plaque NP261
Urry of Hereford Enamel Plaque NP261
Original, quality pre - war rectangular shaped, enamel maker's plate, with white text on a green background detailing "Urry Structures Ltd Hereford 3333". This very clean and bright sign has four screw holes for mounting and some chips to the enamel mainly to the lower corners, otherwise in mint condition. 18" x 10".  
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Price: 75.00


St John Ambulance Brigade Enamel Plaque NP258
Original, quality post-war unused, shaped white enamel plate with black text and two screw holes for mounting. This post war example has the rounded logo for "The St John Ambulance Brigade" and "First Aid". Some minor scratches otherwise in mint condition. 4.75" tall and 4.25" wide.  
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Price: 56.00


St John Ambulance Brigade Enamel Plaque NP258



Not Drinking Water Enamel Plate NP257
Not Drinking Water Enamel Plate NP257
Original, quality unused post war horizontal shaped white enamel plate detailing "Not Drinking Water" in red text. This example has two screw holes for mounting and is in mint condition. 6" x 1.5". 
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Price: 45.00


Stretcher and First Aid Equipment Enamel Plaque 2 available NP253
Original, quality pre war vertical rectangular enamel plate with white detail on black and four screw holes for mounting. The centre has the Maltese cross logo for the St John Ambulance Brigade with "Stretcher and First Aid Equipment" in bold upper cased text. Very clean signs, one mint and one near mint. Complete and in good order. 11" x 6.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 125.00


Stretcher and First Aid Equipment Enamel Plaque 2 available NP253



Caution Enamel Plaque NP252
Caution Enamel Plaque NP252
Original, quality 1920's / 1930' unused small rectangular shaped white enamel plaque with red text detailing "Caution while van is occupied always keep Pointer at "off". When leaving van put pointer at "on"Lock Window and Close Door". This example with four screw holes for mounting, is in mint condition. 5" x 2.5".  
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Price: 56.00


Portsmouth and Gosport Gas Enamel Plaque NP250
Original, quality pre war unused square white enamelled plaque detailing a caution notice re gas meters entitled "Portsmouth, Gosport and Bognor Regis Gas Undertaking (Southern Gas Board)". A super sign in mint condition with four screw holes for mounting. 6" square.  
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Price: 75.00


Portsmouth and Gosport Gas Enamel Plaque NP250



State Registered Enamel Plaque NP248
State Registered Enamel Plaque NP248
Original, quality pre war unused horizontal strip enamel sign with white upper cased text on the coffee brown background detailing "State Registered". This very clean example has two screw holes for mounting. 12" x 2.25".  
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Price: 85.00


Drinking Water Enamel Plaque NP247
Original, quality unused pre war rectangular shaped white enamel plate with black text detailing "Drinking Water" in upper cased text. This mint example has four screw holes for mounting and is perfect. 5" x 3". 
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Price: 65.00


Drinking Water Enamel Plaque NP247



Tenters Notice Enamel Plaque NP246
Tenters Notice Enamel Plaque NP246
Original, quality 1920's unused rectangular shaped white enamelled plaque detailing in upper cased black text "Notice" and "Tenters must not interfere with any machinery in motion". A tenter is someone who, after cloth has been dyed, stretches it on a frame called a tent, for drying. This mint condition example has four countersunk screw holes for mounting and is complete and in good order. 9" x 6".  
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Price: 75.00


No Circulars Enamel Plaque NP242
Original, quality unused post war horizontal white enamel plate with two screw holes for mounting and black text detailing "No Circulars". In mint condition. 6" x 1.5". 
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Price: 56.00


No Circulars Enamel Plaque NP242



Gentlemen Enamel Plaque NP241
Gentlemen Enamel Plaque NP241
Original, quality unused post war horizontal white enamel plate with two screw holes for mounting and black text detailing "Gentlemen". In mint condition. 6" x 1.5". 
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Price: 65.00


Enamelled Private Plaque NP238
Original, quality pre - war rectangular shaped enamelled plaque detailing 'Private' in upper cased text white on brown. This very clean example has white four countersunk screw holes for mounting and is complete and in good order. 9" x 2.5"  
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Price: 85.00


Enamelled Private Plaque NP238



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 3 available  NP15
Thames Conservancy Enamel Plaque 3 available NP15
Original, quality, oval shaped white enamel boat registration plate's 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"- 160/13 for 1944. 3/31 to 1944. 30/12 to 1947. In reasonable condition with some rubbing to the outer edges. The reverse of each has been cleaned and lacquered. Please state which one your require if ordering online. 4" x 3". Price is for each.  
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Price: 45.00


Robin Cigarettes Enamel Sign S250
Original, quality 1920's double sided enamel advertising sign with a side flange mount with four screw holes for mounting. This very clean and bright sign details "Ogden's Robin Cigarettes in yellow and red on a black background. The lower edge on one side is also detailed "Issued by the Imperial Tobacco Co ( of Great Britain and Ireland) Ltd. Some very minor chips to the edges, otherwise in near mint condition. 18" x 12" x 1.5" flange.  
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Price: 350.00


Robin Cigarettes Enamel Sign S250



Spratts Double Sided Enamel Sign S249
Spratts Double Sided Enamel Sign S249
Original, quality 1930's double sided enamel advertising sign detailing "Spratt's Dog and Bird Foods" in black and red text on white background, also to the lower corner for the maker in small print "Wood and Penfold Ltd London". This example has two holes to the top fo mounting on a bracket, has minor chipping to the edges and one side is clean and bright with the other a little faded. Otherwise complete and in good order. 16" x 12". 
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Price: 400.00


Telephone Enamel Sign S248
Original, quality 1920's / 30's double sided enamel directional arrow detailing 'Telephone' in red upper cased text on cream, with a red border all round. This sign, in mint unused condition, has two holes to the top for mounting on a bracket and is as clean and bright as the day it was made. Two minuscule chips only and complete. 23" x 5.5".  
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Price: 450.00


Telephone Enamel Sign S248



Season Tickets Enamel Sign S247
Season Tickets Enamel Sign S247
Original, quality 1920's / 30's railway enamel sign with white upper cased text on Royal blue background detailing "Season Tickets must be Shewn Here" and to the lower corner in small print "Wildman and Mcgoyes Ltd B ' Ham" for the maker. Some chips to the edges but generally a bright and clean sign otherwise. With four screw holes for mounting. 12" x 10". 
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Price: 350.00


Lancashire Insurance Company Enamel Sign S245
Original, quality 1920's bright and clean enamel sign detailing " Agency Lancashire Insurance Company ", with white text on a Royal blue background, with yellow and orange coloured company badge / logo to the centre. Also marked " Imperial Birm " for the enamel sign manufacturer in Birmingham. Some very minor chips to the edges and some minor staining otherwise a superb bright enamel sign. With no mounting holes so this was probably mounted within a brass or wooden frame. 18" x 12".  
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Price: 450.00


Lancashire Insurance Company Enamel Sign S245



Shell Petrol Enamel Sign S244
Shell Petrol Enamel Sign S244
Original, quality 1960's very clean shaped enamel sign advertising Shell petrol. This example has a large yellow / orange shell logo outlined in red, with ' Shell ' in red upper cased text. All this on a white background with rounded corners to the right hand side only and no mounting holes. Obviously originally in a frame. Some minor chips to the edges, otherwise a super clean and bright sign and detailed to the lower corner " P.60A (G)". 30.5" tall and 28.25" wide.  
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Price: 450.00


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


Royal Insurance Enamel Sign   S234



Gas Fitter and Ironmonger Enamel Sign   S232
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


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: 125.00


Enamel Bus Stop Sign   S227



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: 125.00


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: 125.00


Enamel Bus Stop Sign   S216



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



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: 300.00


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


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


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: 65.00


Stamp Machine Enamel Plate S122



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


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

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