charming, hand painted notice board / sign



  • £395.00
  • €456 Euro
  • $477 US Dollar

Margate, England

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2016
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"Buses this week from Municipal Hall only" - this early 20th c. hand painted notice board is a wonderfully charming, folk-y piece.

It's made from three planks of wood and it has been painted / sign-written compenently, though some what naievely. The bright red lettering has a gentle cast shadow and endearingly, the spacing of the lettering changes on each line.

Two fixing holes are located mid-way up each side and there's plenty of wear around the outer edges so the change to the bus route must've been a fairly regular occurance. The sign came from a small museum and on the reverse someone has penned "1920's sign probably in use during fairs shows bonfire etc" and I think they're probably spot on.

The sign is plenty grubby, theres surface scratches, areas of paint loss and two streaks of green over paint from somewhere but to me this is all part of the charm and character of the piece.

The sign measures 93cm wide x 48cm high x 4cm deep.


  • H: 48cm (18.90in)
  • W: 93cm (36.61in)
  • D: 4cm (1.57in)



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Margate, England

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I’m Louis Walpole. Over a decade of working for and alongside some of the best antique dealers in the country at London’s renowned Portobello Road have helped me to form a detailed understanding of, and appreciation for, a diverse array of antiques. In 2016, after ‘dabbling’ in the trade since childhood I decided to follow my heart and (ignoring a myriad of people advising against it) leave my salaried job to trade full time. Since then I have travelled around England and Western Europe collecting the pieces that particularly interest me. These pieces loosely follow the themes of; automotive, advertising, scientific and industrial. I have a select number of items on display in Atlam on Portobello Road. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

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