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Large, Pictorial Player's Please Enamel Sign

Stock No

2044

Member since
2016
  • £540.00
  • €629 Euro
  • $682 US Dollar

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Item Description

In the early 20th century around two thirds of all cigarettes sold in England were Player's. "Players Please" was a slogan that was introduced in 1924 and became heavily embedded into the brand's identity. 

 

This larger sized enamel sign has a vibrant yellow background, contrasting blue lettering and a wonderfully detailed pictorial of the brand's trademark sailor, with his 'HMS Excellent' hat...

It's a less common example of the Player's Please enamel advertising and probably dates to the 1940s. It's survived the decades in decent order. The pictorial element itself is in decent condition with the majority of the detail still present just a little fading / discolouration. There's a little enamel loss around the outer edes and one patch through the 'e' of Player's and a lighter patch around the 's'. The top, centre mounting hole has corroded away (though it can be hung easily and securely using any combination of the remaining ones). As per the last photo the sign retains a decent gloss. 

 

It measures 88cm high x 57cm wide. 

Item Info

Seller

LJW ANTIQUES

Seller Location

London, London

Item Dimensions

H: 88cm W: 57cm D: 0.1cm

Period

1940s

Item Location

Margate, England

Seller Location

London, London

Item Location

Margate, England

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)7703104788

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