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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



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



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. Please state which one your require if ordering online. 4" x 3". Price is for each.  
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Price: 45.00


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


L & SW Railway Cast Iron Sign R65



Southern Railway Cast Iron Warning Sign R64
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


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



Pair of Bateys Ginger Beer Enamel Signs S301
Pair of Bateys Ginger Beer Enamel Signs S301
Original, quality pair of 1930's brightly coloured enamel advertising signs for Batey's Ginger Beer and other soft drinks. Both signs have red text on a white background with red border. One details "Drink Batey's Ginger Beer At Meals & The Other Lemonade, Soda Water, Ginger Beer, Kola etc. One Quality, the Best". One is detailed to the bottom edge "Bruton Palmers Green" in small print and the other "Chromo Wolverhampton". Some damage to the enamel only on the top two corners and top mounting hole to one and to the top mounting hole only to the other. Seriously good looking signs with great colour. 30" x 20" each. 
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Price: 800.00


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: 450.00


Holdfast Boots Enamel Sign S300



Enamel Lift Plate S296
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


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


Huntley and Palmers Enamel Sign S294



Spratt's Ovals Enamel Sign S290
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


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


Printed on Steel Sign S284



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" and 1.5" flange.  
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Price: 365.00


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



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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