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WH Smith Enamel Sign on Wrought Iron Bracket   S316
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


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



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 & SWR Enamel No 4 R63
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


Thames Valley Bus Enamel Plaque S315
Original, quality pre-war rectangular shaped small enamel plaque detailing "Thames Valley" in white on red background and with four countersunk screw holes for mounting. Very, very clean and in good order. 9" x 3". 
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Price: 125.00


Thames Valley Bus Enamel Plaque S315



Singer Sewing Machine Enamel Sign S314
Singer Sewing Machine Enamel Sign S314
Original, quality 1930's enamel advertising sign detailing "Singer Sewing Machines" in upper cased white text on a large red 'S'. Behind and between is an illustration of a female figure in attire of the period sat at a treadle sewing machine. All is detailed on a green background. Some chipping to the enamel to the mounting screw holes and some fading to the yellow Singer trademark., otherwise complete and in good order. The lower right corner also details the sign maker "Cooper Bond Ltd SE 13". 21" tall x 15". 
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Price: 450.00


Brooke Bond Tea Enamel Sign S313
Original, quality 1930's / 40's vertical rectangular shaped bright orange enamel sign advertising 'Brooke Bond Tea' and detailing "You Save 4d a 1b Brooke Bond Dividend Tea" in blue and green text. This example has six screw holes for mounting and some enamel chips to the edges but generally a clean and bright sign and complete. 30" x 20". 
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Price: 300.00


Brooke Bond Tea Enamel Sign S313



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


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


A W Bombs Enamel Sign S309



Southwick Estate Fire Enamel Sign S308
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


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


Is That Light Necessary Enamel Sign S307



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


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



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



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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