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Bass Advert in Original Frame A82
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


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


Enamelled Number Plaques, 2 different available   HN26



Blue & White Enamelled House Door Numbers, severial available    HN3
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


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


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


Pillar Box Enamel Collection Plate LB53



Stretcher and First Aid Equipment Enamel Plaque 2 available NP253
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


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


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


State Registered Enamel Plaque NP248



Drinking Water Enamel Plaque NP247
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


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


Tenters Notice Enamel Plaque NP246



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



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


Great Northern Railway 'Look Out' Armband R54
Original, quality curved enamelled arm badge with the original leather strap and buckle. The badge details red on white 'GNR' and 'Look Out' and was worn on the sleeve by the on a railway passenger train. Great Northern Railway was established in 1846, incorporated in the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923. Some scratches and chips but complete otherwise. Badge 4" x 3" and straps 13".  
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Price: 85.00


Great Northern Railway 'Look Out' Armband R54



Telephone Enamel Sign on Bracket S252
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


Nobels Explosive Enamel Notice S251
Original, quality 1920's / 30's white enamel notice detailed in black text entitled "Nobels Explosives Coy Ltd" and "Imperial Chemical House Millbank London S. W. I." The details refer to "The Explosives Act 1875". Some chips to the enamel of the mounting holes but only two areas affect the text, otherwise a good bright sign. The lower edge is also detailed for the sign manufacturer "Chromo Wolverhampton". 16" x 11.5". 
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Price: 165.00


Nobels Explosive Enamel Notice S251



Robin Cigarettes Enamel Sign S250
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


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


Spratts Double Sided Enamel Sign S249



Telephone Enamel Sign S248
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


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


Season Tickets Enamel Sign S247



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



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


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



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

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