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Fantastic double-sided rac enamel sign

S/N:1055

Second quarter 20th Century

  • £495.00
  • €586 Euro
  • $682 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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The Royal Automobile Club was formed in 1897 by Frederick Richard Simms, which set up an "associate section" to assist members with roadside assistance and to provide motoring services. The RAC have operated as one of the largest breakdown / recovery services / organisations in the UK, alongside the AA (Automile Association) since the start of the 20th century.

Here we have an early double-sided, two-part enamel in wonderfully original condition; even the small rubber washers between the two parts remain in place...! Advertising the RAC's 'Get-You-Home Service'; the sign features the company's iconic blue and while colour scheme and bold lettering. The sign is likely to date to the 1930s/'40s and retains a good surface gloss, vibrant colours and has minimal losses. There is some nibbling around the outer edges (mainly the upper edge) and the mounting holes, plus a few chips to the face (more notable on one face tahn the other) but generally the sign would have to be considered a good example and remains fully legibile.

The sign measures 66cm high x 55cm wide.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 66cm (25.98in)
  • W: 55cm (21.65in)
  • D: 0.2cm (0.08in)

Period: 

Second quarter 20th Century

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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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