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Enamel Signs
Enamel Signs
Many original, quality, Enamel Signs are currently available in stock.

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Oxo Mug A87
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic mug with a waisted foot, a side handle and 'Oxo' etched in red within a shield to three sides. The tapered body has diagonal ribbing and all is complete and in good and working order. 3.75" tall, 3" top diam and 4" wide including handle.  
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Price: 65.00


Oxo Mug A87



Woodbines Domino Set A86
Woodbines Domino Set A86
Original, quality pre war boxed set of wooden dominoes in the original green tin box. Each domino and the lid are detailed to the top "Wills Woodbine", advertising the popular brand of cigarettes. Although the dominoes are rubbed in places all is complete and in good order. 6.5" x 2" x 1.25".  
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Price: 38.00


Helicon Glass Papeweight A85
Original, quality, 1920's, rectangular shaped glass paperweight, acid etched to the reverse detailing "Helicon Hollow Tile Fire Resisting Floors", "The Helical Bar and Engineering Co Ltd 82 Victoria St London SW1" and "Offices at Birmingham, Bristol, Middlesborough, Newcastle and Glasgow". Some minor scratches, otherwise complete and in good order. 4.25" x 3" x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Helicon Glass Papeweight A85



Avon Boot Polish Tin Fingerplate, 2 available A84
Avon Boot Polish Tin Fingerplate, 2 available A84
Original, quality unused 1920's door fingerplate in tin, transfer printed in green and black on a yellow background detailing "Avon Brilliant Polish for Boots and Leggings". This near mint example has a good bright colour and four pin holes for mounting. Complete and in good order. 8" x 3". Price is for each.  
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Price: 56.00


Bass Advert in Original Frame A82
Original, quality 1920's white glass advert in the original oak frame promoting "Bass in Bottle". The etched detail to the glass panel is in red and black, the frame is impressed to the top and bottom 'Bass and Co Ltd' although rather faint and the reverse has the remains of an old label still affixed. The reverse also has the original easel type wire stand, for this sign was originally designed to stand on a shelf on the bar backdrop. The wooden backing board is a replacement, but all otherwise is original and in good order. 10.5" x 8.25" x 0.75". 
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Price: 145.00


Bass Advert in Original Frame A82



GKN Screw Display A81
GKN Screw Display A81
Original quality 1950's bolt and screw display as supplied to the larger ironmongers for an advertising display board. This very clean example has a deep pale wood frame and is detailed for the supplier and manufacturer "Guest Keen and Nettlefolds (Midlands) Ltd Screw Division", otherwise referred to as 'GKN'. The logo 'a castellated keep' for the company is also in the centre of the display surrounded by several hundred items set out in starburst patterns. A great piece of advertising not readily found today. All original and in good order. Exterior 34" x 28" and 3" front to back. Display visible 28.75" x 22.75". 
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Price: 850.00


Bass Advert Ceramic Pin Tray A80
Original, quality 1920's square ceramic pin tray or coaster with a coloured scene of two gents on horseback outside an old fashioned Tavern with a hanging sign detailing "Great stuff this Bass" and to the reverse for the manufacturer "Newhall Hanley Staffs" and "made in England." Complete and in good order. 4." square and 0.5". 
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Price: 45.00


Bass Advert Ceramic Pin Tray A80



Worthington Advert Ceramic Coaster A79
Worthington Advert Ceramic Coaster A79
Original, quality 1920's circular drinks coaster with a coloured scene of Mr Turvydrop from "Bleak House", with a Worthington sign on the pub wall, to the front and to the reverse for the manufacturer "Newhall Hanley Staffs" and "made in England." Complete and in good order. 4.5" diam x 0.5". 
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Price: 45.00


Bretby Huntley and Palmers Plate A76
Original, quality late 19th century decorative ceramic plate mounted with four facsimile Huntley and Palmers biscuits. Three of these very lifelike biscuits are impressed for Huntley and Palmers just as the real ones were and the green glazed plate is finished as if a paper doiley was on the plate. The underside is impressed for the makers "Bretby England" and '1146' and with the registration number for the year 1897. There is an old repair to the edge as shown in two of the pictures here, a chip has been glued back in rather clumsily, otherwise all is complete and in good order with a super gloss finish back and front. 11.5" x 9" x 1.75".  
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Price: 350.00


Bretby Huntley and Palmers Plate A76



Shop Counter Glass Change Slope A75
Shop Counter Glass Change Slope A75
Original, quality 1930's moulded glass change slope as used on shop counters for the shopkeeper to place the customer,s change on. This example is advertising Player's navy cut cigarettes and detailing "Ask for Player's and look for the lifebuoy trade mark". Three small chips to the lower rim to one side, otherwise all is complete and in good order. 6.75" square and 1.75" tall at the back. 
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Price: 115.00


Fry's Coca Advertising Mirror A73
Original, quality 1920's vertical shaped advertising mirror in the original mahogany frame. This very clean example is detailed " Fry's Pure Coca " in gilded upper case text with " Fry's " on the curve and "Pure Coca " straight. The odd very very minor blemish but otherwise complete and in good order. 32" x 12" exterior and 30.25" x 10.25" visible mirror.  
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Price: 750.00


Fry's Coca Advertising Mirror A73



Clarnico Shop Sweet Jar A72
Clarnico Shop Sweet Jar A72
Original, quality pre war sweet shop, oval shaped moulded glass display jar, with the original cushioned top tin lid in the original finish and detailing. "Clarnico" in upper cased text on a two tone green decoration. The paper labels to the jar are long gone but otherwise all is complete and in good order and very usable. 9" tall including lid and base 5" x 4".  
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Price: 65.00


Brito Margarine Letter Opener A70
Original, quality, 1920's nickel plated letter opener with embossed advertising to both sides. "Brito Margarine British Made" to one side and "English Margarine, Liverpool EMW" to the other . A very clean example complete and in good and working order. 9.5" x 0.75"  
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Price: 56.00


Brito Margarine Letter Opener   A70



Oxo Mug A68
Oxo Mug A68
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, white ceramic mug with a waisted foot, a side handle and "Oxo" acid etched within a shield to three sides. The tapered body has a diagonal ribbing effect and all is complete and in good order. 4" tall x 3.25" top diameter + 4" wide including handle. 
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Price: 56.00


Winchester Advertising Plate A65
Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic plate with a transfer picture of 'Winchester Cathedral' in the centre panel and surrounded with "Cooper and Company High St, Winchester, General House Furnishers" all in black on white. A superb advertising plate with some minor staining and crazing and a fine star crack to the middle of the underside, not visible from the upper side, otherwise complete and in good order. 9.5" x 1.25" front to back.  
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Price: 185.00


Winchester Advertising Plate A65



Winchester Advertising Plate A64
Winchester Advertising Plate A64
Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic plate with a transfer picture of 'Winchester Cathedral' in the centre panel and surrounded with "Cooper and Company High St, Winchester, General House Furnishers" all in black on white. A superb advertising plate with some minor staining and crazing, but no chips or cracks and complete and in good order. 9.5" x 1.25" front to back.  
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Price: 185.00


Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63
Original, quality 1920's, Bentwood chair for use by customers in a retail shop. This chair is in the original finish and has embossed detail to the backrail "Agent for the Holdfast brand boots and shoes", "EWP and Co trademark" and with a knotted rope logo. The seat panel is also embosssed with a pattern and the underside has retained the original paper label for the maker of the chair Thonet. A very hard to find advertising chair, complete and in super condition. 35" tall at back, 19" tall to top of seat, 16" wide + 17.5" front to back.  
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Price: 400.00


Holdfast Boots and Shoes Bentwood Chair A63



Pair of Schweppes Copper Bottle Coasters A58
Pair of Schweppes Copper Bottle Coasters A58
Pair of original, quality 1920's, pressed copper bottle / drinks coasters in the Tudor Rose shape, with embossed detail to the centres, "Schweppes Ginger Ale" to one and "Schweppes Tonic Water" to the other. In super condition, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good order. 4.5" x 0.5" each. Price is for the pair.  
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Price: 135.00


Advertising Mirror A54
Original, quality 1920's, shield shaped advertising mirror in the original mahogany frame. The advertising is written and painted on the reverse of the glass and details in colour "Swedish Timber Co Ltd, East Ham London, Phone Grangewood 0912" and "Mail Order Specialists". The picture shows a steamer at the dockside, a house and a delivery truck loaded with timber. Some minor blemishes to the mirror glass, with some old touch ins to the coloured background, otherwise complete and in good order. The old cardboard backing board, which was well buckled has been replaced with a ply panel and the frame has retained a pair of old brass hanging eyes. 12.75" tall x 12.75" + 0.75" front to back. 
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Price: 230.00


Advertising Mirror A54



Players Cigarettes Brass Ashtray A45
Players Cigarettes Brass Ashtray A45
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, pressed sheet brass ashtray with four cigarette rests and "Players Please" embossed to the top. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 5" square x 0.5" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 45.00


Yokohama Tyres Ashtray A43
Original, quality pre-war, promotional ashtray advertising "Yokohama Radial Tyres". This clean example has a clear glass ashtray within a miniature Yokohama Tyre and is complete and in good order. 6" diameter x 1.5".  
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Price: 56.00


Yokohama Tyres Ashtray   A43



Coronation Cheerio Card Advert A42
Coronation Cheerio Card Advert A42
Original, quality, card advert issued in 1937 to advertise a bottled drink manufactured to commemorate the coronation of King George VI. A bright, clean card with the original red hanging loop to the top and detailing "Cheerio a Kingly Drink a Non-Alcoholic Champagne" and with the monogram for the King GR VI. Also printed "Copyright Duckworth & Co, Manchester". Complete and in good order. 13.75" x 9.75".  
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Price: 75.00


Pratts Petrol Coaster A41
Original, quality, 1920's circular copper bottle coaster, embossed to the centre with "Pratts Perfection Spirit Petrol Can" and stamped to the outside "Made in England", "Solid Copper" and "J.S & S" for the manufacturer 'Joseph Sankey and Sons of Bilston near Birmingham'. These trays were issued to promote 'Pratts Motor Spirit'. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good order. 4.5" x 0.5". 
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Price: 65.00


Pratts Petrol Coaster A41



Coronation Ale Ashtray   A36
Coronation Ale Ashtray A36
Original, quality, moulded clear glass, rectangular shaped ashtray, with four corner cigarette rests and the original printed label to the underside detailing "1953 Coronation Ale", "Specially Brewed and Bottled By The Stroud Brewery Co Ltd, Stroud, Glos" and with a picture of the Coronation coach and horses. The underside is painted over in gold, then cream to protect the detailed label. A most unusual example, the first we have seen and in mint condition. 6.25" x 5" + 1".  
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Price: 85.00


The Reason Manufacturing Co Brass Figure A32
Original, quality, 1920's brass figure advertising "The Reason Manufacturing Co Ltd of Lewis Road, Brighton". The female figure dressed in a toga style of outfit is holding what could be an early 'Ediswan' type pointed electric light bulb and stands on a circular plinth, before a large circular disc, perhaps simulating to a large gong? This gong is detailed to the front for "The Reason Manufacturing Co Ltd of Lewis Road, Brighton " and to the reverse "Electrolytic Meters, Prepayment Meters and Midget Meters, Arc Lamps, Fireboxes, Demand Indicators, Time Switches and Street Lighting Fittings." The circular plinth is also detailed "Inventions exploited and perfected". An unusual item, the first we have seen and all in the old bronzed finish. Complete and in good order. Plinth 3.75", rear disc 3.25", height 5.25".  
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Price: 350.00


The Reason Manufacturing Co Brass Figure A32



Wills Capstan Ashtray   A28
Wills Capstan Ashtray A28
Original, quality 1940's, circular pressed glass ashtray, with blue print to the two sides advertsing "Wills's Capstan" brand of cigarettes. Complete and in good order. 5" base diameter + 1.5 tall. 
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Price: 30.00


Whebar Card Advert A27
Original, quality, pre-war, shop hanging card advert for "Whebar Feeding Meal", in off white on red. Complete with the original hanging string loop. Unused and complete and in good order. 14.5" x 5.5". 
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Price: 30.00


Whebar Card Advert A27



Richmond Hill Hotel Copper Ashtray    A20
Richmond Hill Hotel Copper Ashtray A20
Original, quality, pre-war, square shaped, sheet copper ashtray. Impressed "Richmond Hill Hotel" and "Richmond 2247/8/9" for the telephone numbers. An unusual item, complete and in good and working order. 4.75" square x 0.75" deep.  
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Price: 45.00


Parnall Ceramic Dairy Slab DP190
Original, quality late 19th century superb off white coloured ceramic, dairy shop display stand, with a large circular top with a rim on a shaped and fixed plinth. The underside is impressed for the manufacturer "Wedgwood" and the top is transfer decorated with the scales of justice logo and "Parnall and Sons weighing machine, grocers mill and canister manufacturer, 21 and 22 Narrow Wine St, Bristol". Some minor scuffs and stains to the glazing, otherwise complete and in good order. The first of this model we have seen. 16" top diam x 4" tall and 12" base diam. 
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Price: 750.00


Parnall Ceramic Dairy Slab DP190



Butts Stores Stoneware Footwarmer   FW39
Butts Stores Stoneware Footwarmer FW39
Original, quality, 1920's, two tone, glazed stoneware footwarmer with a screw off stopper to the top, a knob grip to the front and transfer printing to the top: 'My Grocer Butts Stores'. One miniscule chip to the bottom rim, otherwise complete and in good and working order. These were filled with hot water and used to warm the bed. 9.5" x 4.25" and 5" tall. 
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Price: 45.00


Ceramic Butchers Ham Stand HS2
Original, quality 1920's cream coloured ceramic ham stand as used in hotels, butchers and grocers shops for displaying and serving cold hams. The top is transfer printed with the details for "Smith and Stevenson, Butchers Complete Outfitters, 407 Gallowgate Glasgow". Not a chip or crack in sight and complete and in good order. 7.75" tall and 7.5" diam.  
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Price: 125.00


Ceramic Butchers Ham Stand HS2



Cadbury Stoneware Jug J108
Cadbury Stoneware Jug J108
Original, quality 1920's, two tone glazed stoneware jug with a pouring lip to the front and a strap loop handle to the rear. This example has white applied detail in relief of "Cadbury" with the tree logo. A good clean example, complete and in good order. 6" tall x 4.5" widest and 6.25" front to back including handle. 
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Price: 45.00


Cadbury Jug J99
Original, quality 1920's, two tone brown glazed stoneware jug, with a pouring lip to the front and a strap loop handle to the rear. This example has white applied detail in relief of "Cadbury" with the tree logo and "Make Drinking Chocolate With Bournville Cocoa". A very clean example, complete and in good order. 5.75" tall x 4.25" wide and 6" front to back including handle.  
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Price: 75.00


Cadbury Jug J99



Brown Stoneware Pub Jug   J90
Brown Stoneware Pub Jug J90
Original, quality 1920's, coffee brown coloured, glazed counter / bar top water jug, with a waisted neck, a pouring lip, a loop handle to the rear and acid etched to the shoulder "AG Reade Rose and Crown". The lower half of this jug has a stippled texture and the handle to the rear has a super embossed bunch of grapes, with vine leaf detail. An unusual example, complete and in good order. 6.25" tall, 5" diameter body, 6.25" widest including handle. 
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Price: 85.00


Whitbreads Pub Jug J89
Original, quality, pre-war, Doulton two tone brown glazed water jug, with a side strap handle, a pouring lip and transfer printing to both sides "Whitbread's Ale and Stout". The underside is impressed "Royal Doulton England" and "2533". A firing blemish to the pouring lip, but otherwise all is complete and in good order. A good advertising water jug for the bar. 4.25" tall, base 3.5" diameter and 5.5" wide including handle.  
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Price: 115.00


Whitbreads Pub Jug J89



Pratts Map of Roads to Goodwood M87
Pratts Map of Roads to Goodwood M87
Original, quality multicoloured and detailed map produced in 1930 by "Pratts Petroleum Company" in the original narrow oak frame. This example is one of many different prints of maps painted by A.E Taylor and entitled " Pratts High Test plan of the Roads to Goodwood" with details of points of interest on the route from " London to Chichester". All is super condition with a repapered back incorporating the original Boots Picture Framing Dept paper label. Other maps in this set may well be available. Complete and in good order. 30.5" x 21" x 0.5" front to back.  
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Price: 300.00


Pratts Map of the Bath Road M85
Original, quality multicoloured and detailed map produced in 1930 by "Pratts Petroleum Company" in the original narrow oak frame. This example is one of many different prints of maps painted by A.E Taylor and is entitled " Pratts High Test map of the Bath Road" with details of points of interest on the route from " London to Bristol". All is super condition with a repapered back incorporating the original Boots Picture Framing Dept paper label. Other maps in this set may well be available. Complete and in good order. 30.5" x 21" x 0.5" front to back.  
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Price: 250.00


Pratts Map of the Bath Road M85



Oxo Coronation Tin Money Box MB42
Oxo Coronation Tin Money Box MB42
Original, quality red decorated and transfer printed Oxo tin issued to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VIII in 1937 that never took place. This tin when sold contained twelve oxo cubes and was designed to be used as a money box when empty of the cubes. The top shows King Edward on a coin and the reverse, Westminster Abbey. All is in superb condition clean and bright and complete and in good order. An unusual example issued by the Oxo Company. 4.25" x 2.25" x 3.25".  
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Price: 95.00


Abdulla Cigarettes Match Holder MS26
Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic matchbox holder and ashtray combined, advertising "Abdulla Cigarettes" detailed in black transfer printing. Complete and in good order. 3" tall x 5" and 4.25" base. 
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Price: 125.00


Abdulla Cigarettes Match Holder   MS26



Brass Advertising Match Striker   MS23
Brass Advertising Match Striker MS23
Original, quality, pre-war, cast brass match striker in the form of an electric or gas fire. This example is a good scaled down copy of a real fire, with a simulated switch to one side, a swing handle to the reverse and four feet. The front panel is impressed "M.V" for the maker of the fire and will flip up to reveal the criss-cross of the match striking plate to the underside. The reverse is also impressed "M.V" and "Cosmos Radiant Fire". Probably issued as a promotional item. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 4.75" wide, 4.25" tall and 2.75" front to back.  
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Price: 95.00


Bovril Mug M11
Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic mug with a side handle and three transfer printed shield panels inset with "Bovril". The mug is decorated with gold lines around the edges and "Made in England" under the foot. Complete and in good order. 3.25" x 3".  
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Price: 36.00


Bovril Mug M11



DCL Scotch Whisky Tray   T115
DCL Scotch Whisky Tray T115
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, circular pressed brass drinks tray with a beaded outer rim and a very faint impression of "DCL Scotch Whisky Distillery Company Ltd". The detail is faint but otherwise all is complete and in good order and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 12" diameter x 0.5".  
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Price: 38.00


Copper Johnnie Walker Tray T107
Original, quality 1920's, circular copper drinks tray embossed with a scene of Johnnie Walker striding along the pavement and detailed "Born Eighteen Twenty Still Going Strong". The turned over outer rim is embossed in Art Nouveau form, upper cased text "Johnnie Walker". The top surface has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 13.25" diameter x 0.75". 
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Price: 65.00


Copper Johnnie Walker Tray T107



Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8
Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Vesta Case VC8
Original, quality bronze vesta case manufacturer for Huntley and Palmers circa 1890, by Schutz of Vienna, as a promotional item. This is in the form of the Huntley and Palmers 'Albert' biscuit and was originally covered in biscuit coloured paint. Impressed to the front, as in the biscuit 'Huntley and Palmers Albert' and to the reverse "Made in Vienna". Complete and in good and working order. 2" diam x 0.25".  
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Price: 250.00


10 Labels for Topping's Slow Fever Drink several packs available VT47
Ten original unused pre war printed labels detailing, "Topping's Slow Fever Drink for Cattle", Directions for use and "Topping Bros Veterinary Chemist 31 Church St Preston " and 46 Berry Lane Longridge. In super condition and complete and in good order. 4.5" x 3". Price is per pack of 10. 
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Price: 10.00


10 Labels for Topping's Slow Fever Drink several packs available VT47

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