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Courage (beers) vintage enamel sign

S/N:1477

1950s/'60s

  • £340.00
  • €398 Euro
  • $472 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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The Courage Brewery are best known for their bitters and ales. They've existed as a brewery since the 18th century and the Cockerel logo would've been a familiar sight in pubs throughout the 20th century.

This particular enamel sign probably dates to the 1950s / '60s and would have originally hung in a wooden frame. Decades of exposure to the elements have caused the sign to weather beautifully - the purple detailing has faded and the couple of patchs of enamel loss have lead to rusty streaks, all giving the piece a character that just can't be replicated. Regardless of your interest in beer, the large 'Courage' wording and cockeral pictorial make for a fantastic piece of decor, in a mancave or in the home.

Condition wise, the sign isn't a collectors piece (though examples are scarce) - the purple enamel layer is heavily mottled, there are patches of enamel loss and it's time spent in a wooden frame have caused corrosion around the outer edges but it sits nice and flat and displays well. Please note that there are no hanging holes - it can be sat on a surface as pictured or secured to a wall by sitting on screws below and holding in place with screws above.

The sign measures 86cm high x 71cm wide

Dimensions: 

  • H: 86cm (33.86in)
  • W: 71cm (27.95in)
  • D: 0.2cm (0.08in)

Period: 

1950s/'60s

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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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