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A british railways gentlemen enamel sign

S/N:0796

1950s

  • £370.00
  • €432 Euro
  • $522 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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This lovely 'Gentlemen' enamel sign comes from the Eastern Region (identifiable by it's blue background colour) of the British Rail Network and date to the 1950s. British Railway's enamel signs are very iconic and combine simple, clear typography with vibrant colours and have their lovely rounded edges.

This sign is single sided - it would have originally been back to back with a matching sign so that it could have hung from the middle of the platform/station and been visible on both sides. It now hangs neatly against a wall. Perfect for a shop/cafe/bar/restaurant where it can be both functional and decorative.

The sign's in very good, clean and bright condition. The gloss is excellent (I've tried my best to capture this in the detailed photographs) and the blue is wonderfully deep. It has a few patches of enamel loss - primarily around the outer edges as well as some surface scratching. The lettering remains unaffected and generally this is all inline with what you would expect, even hope, to find with an original piece of vintage signage.

The sign measures 92cm wide x 46cm high and has a 2cm return

Dimensions: 

  • H: 46cm (18.11in)
  • W: 92cm (36.22in)
  • D: 2cm (0.79in)

Period: 

1950s

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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.

If you would like to view any of my pieces in London, please get in touch to confirm that they’re at the shop or to arrange for me to take them there for you. It may also be possible for me to bring items to your home/bar/garage/pub etc so that they can be fully appreciated in-situ, again please just get in touch and we’ll see what can be organised."

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