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Watsons Matchless Cleanser Chair A142
Watsons Matchless Cleanser Chair A142
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's advertising chair issued for shop customers use. This exciting example has an enamel sign, detailing "Watsons Matchless Cleanser is the best soap for all purposes", fitted in the back. This sign is in near mint condition and is detailed to the bottom for the maker of the sign "Falkirk Iron Co" of "Scotland". The chair is in good condition and very study after several repairs namely an old split to the seat, now good and the legs were short, now sorted. The chair is in the original finish and colour and is impressed to the back of the seat board for the maker "F. East Dundee". These chairs are not easy to find these days and this example is now a good clean example and complete and in good order.

36.5" tall at back.

19.5" tall at seat front.

15" widest.

18" spread of front legs.

 
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Price: 1,350.00


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


Enamel House Numbers HN33



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



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.

4" x 3".

Price is for each.

Please state which one your require if ordering online.

 
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Price: 45.00


L & SWR Enamel No 4 R63
Original, quality 1920's / 30's square enamel plaque detailing "4" in cream on green. This very clean plaque has four countersunk screw holes for mounting and was used on the London & South Western Railway as a marker for parking an engine pulling four cars. Complete and in good order.

8" x 9".

 
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Price: 135.00


L & SWR Enamel No 4 R63



Ludlow GR Letter Box Plate PS75
Ludlow GR Letter Box Plate PS75
Original, quality rectangular shaped enamelled letterbox plate circa 1912 to 1936, from an all wooden, wall mounted letter box manufactured by James Ludlow, 24 Albion St, Birmingham. This clean and bright example is detailed with black text "GR" and the crown for the Reign of King George V and "Post Office Letterbox", with six screw holes for mounting, some chips to the enamel otherwise complete and in good order.

12" x 11".

 
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Price: 450.00


Simonds Brewery Enamel Sign S356
Original, quality 1930's very near mint condition, square enamel advertising sign, detailing 'The Hop Leaf' in red on a white circular inset on a bright red background and with 'Simonds' in upper cased text in yellow. This very very clean enamel has just two holes for mounting and one or two very minor chips to the edges. All is complete and in good order.

36" tall x 34" wide.

 
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Price: 650.00


Simonds Brewery Enamel Sign S356



Enamel Hackney Carriage Fares Plaques S355
Enamel Hackney Carriage Fares Plaques S355
Original, quality enamel signs later mounted on a pine backboard and in mint condition. The upper sign details the list of fares and charges for "Motor Hackney Carriages for the City of Gloucester, by order of L. O. Need, Town Clerk, Guildhall, Gloucester Febuary 1952". The lower sign is detailed "County Borough of Gloucester 60". A super pair of late enamel signs as good as they look and complete.

Total 17" x 6.5" x 0.75".

Signs 9" x 6" and 5.5" x 4.5".

 
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Price: 300.00


Lyons Tea Sold Here Enamel Sign S340
Original, quality 1930's double sided enamel sign with a flange to one end for mounting 'bus stop' fashion. This very clean and bright example has white on yellow text on a Royal Blue background and details "Lyons Tea Sold Here" to both sides. Complete and in good order.

18" x 12" x 1.75" flange.

 
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Price: 350.00


Lyons Tea Sold Here Enamel Sign S340



Blue Bell Tobacco Enamel Sign S339
Blue Bell Tobacco Enamel Sign S339
Original, quality 1920's / 30's double sided enamel advertising sign with a flange to one end to be mounted "bus stop" style. This bright example has white text on a Royal blue background detailing "Smoke Blue Bell Tobacco Cool & Mellow" to both sides. A good bright coloured enamel but with some areas of damage otherwise complete and in good order.

20" x 14" plus 2" flange.

 
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Price: 230.00


Hiltons Boots Enamel Sign S337
Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped enamel sign detailing, "Wear Hilton's Reliable Boots" in white upper cased text on Royal Blue. This very clean and bright example has a date code for 1897 to the left lower corner and the sign maker's details to the right for "Patent Enamel Co Ltd B'Ham" ( for Birmingham ). Complete and in good order.

17" x 12".

 
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Price: 400.00


Hiltons Boots Enamel Sign S337



Lyons Tea Enamel Sign S336
Lyons Tea Enamel Sign S336
Original, quality post-war near mint condition double sided enamel sign with a flange to one side for wall mounting 'bus stop' fashion. The flange has seven screw holes for mounting and white upper cased "Lyons Tea" on 'Royal Blue' on bright orange. Unbelievable condition and complete.

15" x 11" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 365.00


Players Please Enamel Advert S328
Original, quality 1920's square enamel advert detailing "Players Please" in red script on a cream coloured background. This unusual and clean example is advertising Players cigarettes, has four countersunk screw holes for mounting, some minor rust marks and chipping around the top left screw hole. Otherwise complete and in good order.

15" x 13".

 
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Price: 320.00


Players Please Enamel Advert S328



Capstan Cigarettes Enamel Sign S321
Capstan Cigarettes Enamel Sign S321
Original, quality 1920's enamel sign advertising "Capstan medium cigarettes" with a line drawing of a "capstan". This very clean and bright two colour blue enamel sign has ten screw holes for mounting, some minor scratches and some very minor chips to the enamel at the edges, otherwise complete and in good order.

36" x 24". 
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Price: 300.00


Post Office Enamel Sign S320
Original, quality 1920's black on white rectangular shaped enamel sign detailing in upper cased text "Post Office for Money order, savings bank, parcel post, telegraph, Insurance, annuity and express delivery business". Also printed to the lower right corner for the sign manufacturer "Chromo Wolverhampton". A good clean bright enamel sign with eight holes for mounting and some minor restoration to small areas see reverse view for detail.

26" x 14".

 
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Price: 300.00


Post Office Enamel Sign S320



Enamel Telephone Sign S303
Enamel Telephone Sign S303
Original, quality 1920's very clean enamelled directional arrow, "Telephone" double sided sign in red upper cased text on a cream coloured background with a red edging all round to both sides. This near mint sign has two holes to the top edge for hanging from a bracket. Complete and in good order.

23.5" x 5.5".

 
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Price: 400.00


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".

1.5" flange.

 
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Price: 365.00


Swan Vestas Matches Enamel Sign S281



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: 485.00


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



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

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