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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


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



Enamelled Private Plaque NP238
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


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


Thames Conservancy Enamel Plaque 2 available NP15



L & SW Railway Cast Iron Sign R65
L & SW Railway Cast Iron Sign R65
Original, quality 1920's heavy rectangular shaped cast iron sign with embossed text detailing "L & S.W.R Passengers Must Cross line by bridge". This example has two large bolt holes for mounting and has an old black on white paint finish. Complete and in good order. 26" x 16" x 0.5".  
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Price: 300.00


Southern Railway Cast Iron Warning Sign R64
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped cast iron sign detailing in embossed type "Southern Railway warning is hereby given under section 97 (2) of the Southern Railway act 1924 to persons not to trepass upon the railway. Penalty not exceeding 40/-. This heavy example has two large mounting holes and has old green and white paintwork. Complete and in good order. 24.5" x 15.75" x 0.5".  
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Price: 300.00


Southern Railway Cast Iron Warning Sign R64



The Ambulance Enamel Sign S311
The Ambulance Enamel Sign S311
Original, quality pre-war white enamel sign detailing in black text instructions concerning the use of an ambulance entitled "How to use the Ambulance". Some chipping to the edges of the enamel plus three small areas touched in with paint a long time ago, otherwise a very bright and unusual sign. 24" x 16". 
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Price: 300.00


Large Sunlight Soap Enamel Sign S310
Original, quality large enamel sign code dated for 1910 advertising "Sunlight Soap", "£1000 Guarantee of Purity" with a multi-coloured larger package of Sunlight Soap. An exceptional sign in exceptional condition with a very bright colour overall. Some chipping mainly to the outer edge and two pellet dents on the soap carton, otherwise complete and in good order. 36" x 27.25". 
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Price: 1,150.00


Large Sunlight Soap Enamel Sign S310



A W Bombs Enamel Sign S309
A W Bombs Enamel Sign S309
Original, quality pre-war rectangular shaped white enamel sign with black text detailing "Precautions" when handling and storing A.W.Bombs. Four screw holes for mounting. Some distortion to the text above the heading, otherwise complete and in good order. 12" x 8". 
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Price: 85.00


Southwick Estate Fire Enamel Sign S308
Original, quality pre-war pictorial enamel sign detailing "Southwick Estate Take Care do not start Fire", with a forest in flames in colour below. Six screw holes for mounting and only one minor chip to the enamel in the lower left corner, otherwise complete and in good order. 21" x 15". 
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Price: 250.00


Southwick Estate Fire Enamel Sign S308



Is That Light Necessary Enamel Sign S307
Is That Light Necessary Enamel Sign S307
Original, quality pre-war very clean white enamel sign with red text in upper case "Is that light necessary Please switch off at first opportunity". Four screw holes for mounting and not chip or blemish in sight. Complete and in good order. 24" x 12".  
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Price: 200.00


Cars Stop Here Enamel Sign S306
Original, quality 1920's / 30's square enamel sign detailing cream on dark green background detailing "Cars Stop Here by Request". This example was probably for the tram system. No chips but the overall surface has been scratched when cleaned previously and has now lost its shine. 18" x 18". 
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Price: 300.00


Cars Stop Here Enamel Sign S306



Cast Iron Railway Sign S305
Cast Iron Railway Sign S305
Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped heavy cast iron sign with cast in relief upper cased text detailing "Passengers are Requested to Cross the line by the Bridge". This unusual sign with a routered type border design and four holes for mounting has been cleaned and repainted with white on black gloss and is the first we have seen. Complete and in good order. 43.5" x 18.5" x 0.75". 
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Price: 400.00


Singer Sewing Machines Enamel Sign S304
Original, quality 1920's / 30's very clean rectangular shaped enamel advertising sign with the larger red upper cased "S" detailed "Singer Sewing Machines" within on a green background with a Lady dressed in the style of the time at a Sewing Machine. Some damage to the enamel at the edges, but otherwise a very clean and bright enamelled advert. Complete and in good order. 21" x 15". 
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Price: 750.00


Singer Sewing Machines Enamel Sign S304



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: 450.00


Wills Flag Cigarette Enamel Sign S302
Original, quality 1930's / 40's large very clean enamel sign advertising Wills's Flag Cigarettes, detailing "Smoke Wills's Flag Cigarettes Empire Blend" with a flying Union Flag to the centre. This super large sign is detailed to the bottom edge for the manufacturer "Imperial Enamel Co Birm". Has two cut out shapes to the top rim, these are from new and interestingly there are No signs of mounting holes around the other three edges. First of these signs we have seen. 71.5" x 30". 
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Price: 750.00


Wills Flag Cigarette Enamel Sign S302



Holdfast Boots Enamel Sign S300
Holdfast Boots Enamel Sign S300
Original, quality 1920's enamel sign advertising "Holdfast Boots". This clean example has a knotted rope logo in yellow on white within "Holdfast Boots" in black type on a bright yellow background. Some minor chips to the enamel around three of the ten holes for mounting. Otherwise complete and in superb condition. The reverse is also detailed "This plate is the property of Holdfast Boots Ltd" 24" x 18". 
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Price: 450.00


Enamel Lift Plate S296
Original, quality pre-war rectangular shaped enamel sign with black text on white background detailing "Load not to exceed 15 cwts". This very clean example has four screw holes for mounting and three small areas of chips to the enamel at the edges. Otherwise all is complete and in good order. 
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Price: 65.00


Enamel Lift Plate S296



Huntley and Palmers Enamel Sign S294
Huntley and Palmers Enamel Sign S294
Original, quality 1920's square enamel sign detailing a bright, colourful picture of 'John Ginger' with two tins of Huntley and Palmers biscuits under his arm and surrounded by a circle with "Huntley & Palmers Ginger Nuts". This super pictorial advert does have some damage to the enamel at the edges and one top right corner has lost a little. Nevertheless, a good bright enamel sign. 18" x 18.5". 
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Price: 650.00


Spratt's Ovals Enamel Sign S290
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped enamel advertising sign detailing "Spratt's Ovals the Pocket Dog Biscuit" in yellow upper cased text on blue. A good bright coloured sign with one old crease and some minor damage to the enamel at the edges, otherwise complete and in good order. 30" x 20". 
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Price: 185.00


Spratt's Ovals Enamel Sign S290



Printed on Steel Sign S284
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


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


Swan Vestas Matches Enamel Sign S281



Spratts Ovals Enamel Advert S276
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


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


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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