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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



Broughton and Wilks Enamel Plaque NP188
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


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



British Railways Enamel Sign R57
British Railways Enamel Sign R57
Original, quality 1940's cream on brown enamel strip detailing in upper cased text "British Railways". This bright and glossy enamel is an early example for "British Rail" for it was still using the Great Western Colours. This example was reputed to have come from Wantage Railway Station itself on the GWR Line. Some chips around the screw holes otherwise complete and in super condition. 27" x 4". 
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Price: 230.00


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


Stephens Inks Enamel Advert S274
Original, quality near mint condition 1920's / 30's enamel sign detailing in script type "Stephens' Inks" in black on a white background. This super example has six countersunk screw holes for mounting but because it has never been fixed up on display two screw holes are still enamelled over. The bottom right hand edge is printed for the sign manufacturers "Willing & Co Ltd London" and the reverse has the remains of the paper instructions for fitting up. All is complete and in good order. 19" x 9.5". 
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Price: 565.00


Stephens Inks Enamel Advert S274



Wild Woodbine Cigarettes Enamel Sign S273
Wild Woodbine Cigarettes Enamel Sign S273
Original, quality 1920's narrow enamel sign detailing "Wild Woodbine Cigarettes" 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 some recent damage to the enamel otherwise complete and in good order. A matching sign detailing "Wills Westwood Ho Mixture" may well be available ref code S272. 41.5" x 4.5". 
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Price: 250.00


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



Sunlight Soap Enamel Advert S271
Sunlight Soap Enamel Advert S271
Original, quality, circa 1900, very clean and bright enamel advertising sign detailing "Sunlight Soap, soap makers to the Queen" and with the Royal Coat of Arms. Some minor chips to the enamel but generally an extremely clean and bright sign of black and white on a blue and yellow background. Also printed to the lower right corner for the manufacturer "Patent Enamel Co Ltd 24 Cannon St". 18" x 12".  
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Price: 850.00


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


Spratts Canary Mixture Enamel Advert S269



Watsons Matchless Cleanser Enamel Sign S268
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


Spillers Shapes Enamel Sign S267
Original, quality 1920's square enamel sign advertising "Spillers Shapes for all dogs" in yellow on green. Each of the four corners has a hole for mounting with a brass eyelet still intact. A near mint condition sign and a super size. 12" x 12". 
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Price: 300.00


Spillers Shapes Enamel Sign S267



Lyons Tea Enamel Sign S265
Lyons Tea Enamel Sign S265
Original, quality 1920's / 30's very clean long narrow enamel advertising sign detailed in white on blue background with an orange coloured border line. Some minor chips to the edges but in good order otherwise with a super glossy finish and bright, colour. Complete and in good order. 27" x 7". 
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Price: 300.00


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


Enamel Bus Stop Sign, 2 available S256



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


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


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



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


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


St Julien Enamel Sign   S159



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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