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Enamel House Numbers HN33
Enamel House Numbers HN33
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped continental brown enamelled plaques decorated with off white borders and a variety of numbers. Each plaque has a countersunk screw hole to each corner and also mounting slots to the reverse if required. All in superb condition with the odd minor chip. Only the numbers in the picture are available. Complete and in good order. 8.75" x 5.5" x 0.5". Price is for each. Please state which one is required if ordering online. 
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Price: 45.00


Enamelled Number Plaque HN26
Original, quality 1920's / 30's enamelled plaque, with number in GWR colour. Red numbers on yellow / cream background, with a black outer border and two countersunk screw holes for mounting. Complete and good order. 3.25" x 1.5". 
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Price: 34.00


Enamelled Number Plaque HN26



Blue & White Enamelled House Door Numbers, many available HN3
Blue & White Enamelled House Door Numbers, many 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. All the ones in the picture are available and many more, some minor chips but otherwise in good bright condition. 3.5" x 2.75". Price is for each. Please state which one is required if ordering online. 
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Price: 10.00


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 LB55



Pillar Box Enamel Collection Plate LB54
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


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


Caution Enamel Plaque NP252



Portsmouth and Gosport Gas Enamel Plaque NP250
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


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



No Circulars Enamel Plaque NP242
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


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



Thames Conservancy Enamel Plaque 2 available NP15
Thames Conservancy Enamel Plaque 2 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


Printed on Steel Sign S284
Original, quality post-war instructional sign printed on white painted sheet steel detailing "To prevent blockage put your cigarette ends and matchsticks here -> and not down here ->. This example has four screw holes for mounting and is generally in good order and complete. 11" x 6.5". 
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Price: 65.00


Printed on Steel Sign S284



Park Drive Cigarette Enamel Sign S283
Park Drive Cigarette Enamel Sign S283
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped vertical enamelled advertising sign detailing "Park Drive For Pleasure, Plain & Cork Tipped, 10 for 4d and 5 for 2d". A good colourful sign but with some edge damage to the enamel and one hole through the sheet iron to the top left area. This example has eight screw holes for mounting and is complete and in good order otherwise. 36" x 24". 
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Price: 385.00


Mitchells Prize Crop Cigarettes Enamel Sign S282
Original, quality 1920's vertical rectangular shaped enamel advertising sign detailing "Mitchells Prize Crop cigarettes Perfection of Quality" in black on a white background. This very clean and bright enamel sign has six screw holes for mounting and only minor blemishes to the enamel around the outer edges. A most unusual sign, the first we have seen. Complete and in good order. 36" x 18".  
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Price: 450.00


Mitchells Prize Crop Cigarettes Enamel Sign S282



Swan Vestas Matches Enamel Sign S281
Swan Vestas Matches Enamel Sign S281
Original, quality 1920's double sided very clean rectangular shaped enamel advertising sign with a mounting flange to one end. This colourful example is detailed "Swan Vestas the smoker's match, British made by Bryant and May" to both sides. The mounting flange has four screw holes and both sides of the sign has some damage to the enamel but only minor, otherwise all is complete and in good order. 18" x 12" and 1.5" flange.  
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Price: 365.00


Champion Plugs Enamel Sign S278
Original, quality very, very clean 'Vertical Strip' advertising sign detailing "Use Champion Plugs" with upper cased text in red and white on a dark blue background, coded dated 1913. This may never have been used, although there is one minor chips near the centre left screw hole which could well be a manufacturer's blemish. The reverse of this sign needs seeing to believe the condition. A very desirable small motoring advertising sign. Complete and in good order. 24.5" x 4".  
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Price: 900.00


Champion Plugs Enamel Sign S278



Colmans Mustard Enamel Sign S277
Colmans Mustard Enamel Sign S277
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped enamel advertising sign detailing "Colman's Mustard" in upper cased text in blue on a yellow background. This near mint condition sign has six countersunk screw holes for mounting and is printed to the lower right corner for the sign manufacturer "Imperial Enamel Co Ltd Birmingham". A very clean sign back and front with just one blemish to the 'R', otherwise complete and in good order. 18" x 12". 
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Price: 350.00


Spratts Ovals Enamel Advert S276
Original, quality 1930's rectangular shaped very clean and bright enamel sign detailing "Spratts Ovals the Pocket Dog Biscuit" in red and blue text on a white background. This near mint example has six countersunk screw holes for mounting and only has a little damage to the right hand corners. The lower right hand corner is printed for the sign manufacturer "Wood & Penfold Ltd London". Complete and in good order. 30" x 12".  
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Price: 320.00


Spratts Ovals Enamel Advert S276



Old Calabar Enamel Advert S275
Old Calabar Enamel Advert S275
Original, quality 1930's square enamel sign detailing "Old Calabar Dog and Poultry Foods" in black and yellow text on a white background. This example has four countersunk screw holes for mounting, the outer edges are chipped with only minor damage and all otherwise is a clean and bright sign. Complete and in good order. 12.5" x 12.5".  
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Price: 285.00


Wills Westwood Ho Enamel Sign S272
Original, quality 1920's long narrow enamel sign detailing "Wills Westwood Ho Mixture" in red upper cased letters on a white background. This very clean example has no mounting holes and would either have had a wooden frame or it was part of a shop front built in. Some flaking and minor chips to the enamel on the edges otherwise complete and in good order. A matching sign detailing "Wild Woodbine Cigarettes" may well be available ref code S273. 56.5" x 4.5". 
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Price: 350.00


Wills Westwood Ho Enamel Sign S272



Spratts Canary Mixture Enamel Advert S269
Spratts Canary Mixture Enamel Advert S269
Original, quality 1940's very clean rectangular shaped enamel advertising sign detailing "Spratts Canary Mixture and Budgerigar mixture, The clean, safe, sound Bird Seeds that are sold only in packets". The letters for spratts are also detailed in the shape of a canary. Some very very minor chips to the edge otherwise a super gloss and bright colours of black and brown on a cream background. Complete and in good order. 24" x 12".  
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Price: 850.00


Watsons Matchless Cleanser Enamel Sign S268
Original, quality circa 1900, blue and white enamelled advertising plaque originally fitted to the front of a chair back. These chairs were produced as an advert and in the Retail Grocers and Ironmongers premises for customer's convenience. This very clean example details "Watsons Matchless Cleanser is the best Soap for all Purposes" and has the maker's details to the lower edge for Falkirk Iron Co Falkirk NB" (North Britain). 14" tall, 13" wide at top and 11.25" wide at bottom. 
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Price: 485.00


Watsons Matchless Cleanser Enamel Sign S268



Enamel Bus Stop Sign, 2 available S256
Enamel Bus Stop Sign, 2 available S256
Original, quality 1960's, near mint condition, double sided, wedge shaped enamel bus stop sign with "Request Stop" in white text to the lower section beneath the circular logo. 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. 15.5" tall x 18" x 3" widest. Price is for each. 
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Price: 125.00


Telephone Enamel Sign on Bracket S252
Original, quality 1920's / 30's rectangular shaped enamel sign, on the original galvanised wrought iron wall bracket. This very clean sign details in white upper cased text "You May Telephone From Here", to both sides. Some minor fading to the enamel in places but no chips or stains and complete and in exceptional condition. Sign 22" x 9". Backplate 28.5" x 4". Total 23" front to back. 
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Price: 450.00


Telephone Enamel Sign on Bracket S252



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


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



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


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



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


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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