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Post Office Direction Enamel Sign   S196
Post Office Direction Enamel Sign S196
Original, quality, pre-war, oval shaped, double sided enamel sign, with the original cast iron mounting bracket in the old red paint. The sign details "Post Office" in red upper cased text with a direction arrow between, all on a cream coloured background. This sign is designed to fit on the top of a pillar box to point the way to the nearest post office. Some damage to the enamel around the bolts fitting it to the bracket, but otherwise a super clean and bright sign. 18" x 13.25" 1.25".  
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Price: 300.00


West Sussex Gazette Enamel Sign S195
Original, quality 1930's, small enamel advertising sign detailing "West Sussex Gazette" in white upper cased text on a mid blue background. A very clean sign with six screw holes for mounting and some chips to the two lower corners. Probably a banner mount over the wire cover displaying the current issue outside the Newsagents shop or stall. 14.5" x 4".  
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Price: 65.00


West Sussex Gazette Enamel Sign   S195



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



Boars Head Tobacco Enamel Sign   S191
Boars Head Tobacco Enamel Sign S191
Original, quality 1920's / 30's. enamel advertising sign, with blue text on a bright yellow background, detailing "Smoke Boar's Head Tobacco". A good clean and bright sign with only a couple of minor chips, but with some surface scratches mainly to the blue, complete and in good order. 24" x 8".  
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Price: 115.00


Owbridge's Lung Tonic Enamel Sign S190
Original, quality 1920's, enamel advertising sign with a large letter "O" in black on a coffee coloured background, a yellow interior and detailed in black lower cased script "Owbridge's Lung Tonic For Coughs, For Colds". A good bright sign with two areas of surface damage to the detail and some minor chipping to some edges, otherwise complete and in good order. 24" x 18". 
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Price: 156.00


Owbridge's Lung Tonic Enamel Sign   S190



Quaker Oat Enamel Sign   S189
Quaker Oat Enamel Sign S189
Original, quality 1920's, advertising enamel sign with blue upper cased text with white shadowing on a yellow background detailing "Quaker Oats Food For All Seasons" and "In Packets Only". A good colour, but with chipped areas to the enamel at the edges and corners and one area to the "Q", otherwise complete and in good order. 24" x 12".  
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Price: 135.00


Zebra Grate Polish Enamel Sign S188
Original, quality, late 19th century, enamel advertising sign detailing "Zebra Grate Polish" in upper cased white text on a Royal blue background and with a yellow lined border. Although this very hard to find sign is bright in colour, it does have several small holes and many small areas of damage to the enamel, otherwise complete. 26" x 14.5".  
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Price: 150.00


Zebra Grate Polish Enamel Sign   S188



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


Enamel Waste Basket Plaque S186
Original, quality, pre-war, oval shaped and curved enamel plaque detailing "For Refuse" in black on white upper cased text and in small print "Walls Ltd". This was originally mounted on the front of a wire litter basket, probably outside a sweet shop and issued by the ice cream manufacturer, Walls Ltd. Four holes for mounting, some minor scratches, some minor chips to the edge, but complete and in good order. 5.5" x 4" + 1".  
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Price: 65.00


Enamel Waste Basket Plaque   S186



Lyons Ice Cream Enamel A Board   S184
Lyons Ice Cream Enamel A Board S184
Original, quality 1930's, enamel advertising sign set into a wrought iron 'A' board type pavement stand, with an easel hinged backstand. This mint condition enamel sign details "We Sell Lyons Ice Cream" in black on white, "Lyons" to the top in red script on yellow and "Cooling News" in red on white. This superb advertising sign is simulating a newapaper advertising board. The frame is in the old original red paint and the enamel sign is detailed to the back in white enamel "CNB. 1/39" for the year 1939, "J.Lyons and Co Ltd, Cadby Hall W.14". The first example we have seen. Complete and in good order. Sign 22.5" x 34.5", total frame 23" x 42".  
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Price: 485.00


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'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


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



Colmans Mustard Enamel Sign   S166
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


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


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


Bass Enamel Sign   S147



Spillers Osoko Enamel Sign   S135
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


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


Stamp Machine Enamel Plate   S122



Toogoods Seeds Enamel Sign   S121
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 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


Toogoods Seeds Enamel Sign   S120



Spillers Enamel Sign   S119
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


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



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



Enamelled Number Plaques, 7 different available   HN26
Enamelled Number Plaques, 7 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 15, 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

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