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A double-sided BP Irish Flash enamel sign

S/N:0206

1920s

  • £365.00
  • €408 Euro
  • $465 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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A double-sided BP Irish Flash enamel sign

LJW ANTIQUES
This BP Motor Spirit enamel sign dates from the 1920s - the same period as BP's iconic Union Jack signs, this is a rarer variant known as the 'Irish Flash' was produced by Franco Signs for use in Ireland and Scotland.

Wonderfully vibrant colours and graphics, this double-sided example would have originally had a flange down one side allowing it to be hung perpendicular to the wall, but this has been removed at some point to allow it to be mounted/rested flat against the wall. This is an unusual and early piece of motoring history, the sign is in relatively good condition excepting the loss of the flange, there's some minor patches of enamel loss and some 'nibbling' around the outer edges.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 40cm (15.75in)
  • W: 60cm (23.62in)
  • D: 0.2cm (0.08in)

Period: 

1920s

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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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