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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


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


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.

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Price: 45.00


Thames Conservancy Enamel Plaque 2 available NP15



Southern Railway Enamel Sign R68
Southern Railway Enamel Sign R68
Original, quality 1920's vertical enamel sign with black text on a white background detailing Southern Railway Notice with much detail finishing with, "By Order" and "Waterloo Station 1925". This clean and bright sign does have minor chipping to the enamel around the edges, but otherwise all is complete and in good order.

17.75" x 11.75".

 
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Price: 230.00


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


Ludlow ER Letter Box Front PS71
Original, quality rectangular shaped white enamelled letterbox front circa 1901 to 1911, from an all wooden wall mounted letterbox manufactured by James Ludlow 24 Albion St Birmingham. This very clean example is detailed in black with "ER" and the crown for the Reign of King Edward VII and "Post Office Letter Box" with six screw holes for mounting. Complete and in good order.

12" x 11".

 
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Price: 485.00


Ludlow ER Letter Box Front PS71



Coopers Dips Please Shut The Gate Enamel Plaque S346
Coopers Dips Please Shut The Gate Enamel Plaque S346
Original, quality 1920's narrow enamel sign detailing "PleaseShut the Gate and use Cooper's Dips" ( Sheep Dips ) in dark blue text on a yellow background. Some chipping to the enamel on three of the four corner screw holes and the odd surface chips elsewhere to the enamel. A most unusual enamel plaque and complete and in good order otherwise.

13.75" x 2.75".

 
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Price: 250.00


Hudsons Soap Enamel Sign S345
Original, quality 1920's enamel advertising sign with very bright colours detailing "Hudson's Soap for the people, in packets" with the lamp trademark and "LNS". This clean example has nine screw holes for mounting and some damage to the enamel to the outer edges and screw holes but otherwise in super condition and complete. Also stamped for the sign manufacturer "Registered Chromo Wolverhampton".

27" x 20".

 
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Price: 850.00


Hudsons Soap Enamel Sign S345



Red Bell Tobacco Enamel Sign S343
Red Bell Tobacco Enamel Sign S343
Original, quality 1930's enamel advertising sign with red and white on a dark blue background, detailing "Smoke Nothing but the best, Red Bell Tobacco, See the packet, Know the quality" and with a picture of a packet of tobacco to the centre. Some damage to the enamel around the screw holes otherwise a clean and bright sign. Complete and in good order.

30" x 20" x 6".

 
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Price: 450.00


Lyons Cakes Enamel Sign S342
Original, quality 1930's double sided enamel advertising sign with a flange to one end for mounting "bus stop" style. This bright example has blue text on a bright yellow background detailing "Lyons Cakes" to both sides. Some damage to the enamel on the flange and minor chips to the sign but a good clean and bright sign otherwise.

17.5" x 15.5" x 2" flange.

 
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Price: 256.00


Lyons Cakes Enamel Sign S342



Lyons Tea Sold Here Enamel Sign S340
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


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


Blue Bell Tobacco Enamel Sign S339



Hiltons Boots Enamel Sign S337
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


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


Lyons Tea Enamel Sign S336



County Library Enamel Sign S335
County Library Enamel Sign S335
Original, quality 1930's very clean double sided enamel sign detailing "County Library" before a flaming touch logo with a brown border on a cream background. This good enamel has two holes to the top for hanging and the maker's details to the lower edge "Ellis Meguyer Signs Ltd Birmingham". Complete and in near mint condition.

18" x 12".

 
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Price: 265.00


Brooke Bond Tea Enamel Advert S334
Original, quality 1930's / 40's very clean and bright enamel advertising sign detailing "Brooke Bond Tea" in black text on orange background with a black and white checkered border. A near mint condition enamel. Complete and in good order.

30" x 20".

 
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Price: 450.00


Brooke Bond Tea Enamel Advert S334



Old Calabar Enamel Sign S330
Old Calabar Enamel Sign S330
Original, quality 1920's horizontal rectangular shaped enamel advert detailing "Old Calabar, Dog, Poultry & Game Foods" in upper cased text, black, yellow and blue, all on a white background. This example has six screw holes for mounting and rusty chips to the enamel on most edges, otherwise complete and in good order.

36" x 12".

 
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Price: 300.00


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: 350.00


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



Telephone Enamel Sign on Bracket S318
Telephone Enamel Sign on Bracket S318
Original, quality 1920's / 30's rectangular shaped enamel sign on the original galvanised wrought iron wall bracket. A very, very clean sign with details in white upper cased text on Royal blue background "You may telephone from here" on both sides. Some very minor chips and complete and in exceptional condition. Complete and in good and working order.

Sign 22" x 9", bracket 28.5" x 4".

Total front to back 23".

 
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Price: 450.00


WH Smith Enamel Sign on Wrought Iron Bracket S316
Original, quality, 1950s amazing pair of pictorial enamel signs in the original wrought iron wall mounted bracket which includes a second pair of smaller oval enamel signs. This exciting find is all original and in superb condition. The frame for the pictorial sign is finished in black paint on brass which will not rust and damage the enamel sign. The pictorial signs both portray the same coloured illustration of a newsboy with his basket and newspapers. One is in mint condition and the other has a few minor chips to the edges. The oval enamel signs both detail "WHS" in the corporate logo for WH Smith and both are in mint condition. The blacksmith made wrought iron bracket has been painted black many times over the years and perhaps could do with stripping back. All is very original and complete and in good and working order. Another illuminated WH Smith hanging sign with similar bracket may well be available.

Total bracket size 41" x 1.75" × 42" front to back.

Pictorial sign in frame 25.75" x 16.25" including frame.

Oval signs 18.25" x 10.5".

Top of horizontal arm of bracket to the base of the sign when hanging 31".

 
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Price: 2,500.00


WH Smith Enamel Sign on Wrought Iron Bracket   S316



Esso Blue Enamel Sign S312
Esso Blue Enamel Sign S312
Original, quality 1950's / 60's near mint double sided enamel sign advertising "We Sell Esso Blue, Esso" to both sides. This example in unbelievable condition has a flange mount to one edge to mount the sign in "Bus Stop" position, the flange is detailed "property of E. P Co Ltd" (Esso petrol). The main sign also has four countersunk screw holes for mounting flat if required. Complete and in very, very good order.

18" x 18" x 2".

 
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Price: 450.00


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


Enamel Telephone Sign S303



Wills Flag Cigarette Enamel Sign S302
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: 650.00


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: 385.00


Holdfast Boots Enamel Sign S300



Swan Vestas Matches Enamel Sign S281
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


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


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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