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Period: Early 20th Century
Festina Lente, ancient sign hostaria
Located in Felino, IT
Festina Lente, antique hostaria sign. heavy metal plate with relief figure, mounted on solid wood panel. many woodworm marks are present. woodworm treatment has been done. writing is...
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European Classical Roman Vintage Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Tôle

Antique Industrial Art Deco 'Bar' Illuminated Glass Sign, circa 1920
Located in London, GB
A stunning illuminated directional sign made in England. c.1920. Original black painted brass frame housing the internal illuminations above polished plate glass deep etched with ...
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English Art Deco Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Steel

Wooden Old Crow Whiskey Advertising Display, Early 20th Century
Located in Antwerp, BE
Large wooden Old Crow Whiskey advertising display - whiskey counter display. An advertising display of hand-painted wood made for Old Crow Bourbon Whiskey. This figural advertisin...
Category

American Arts and Crafts Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

Early Danish Double Sided Neon Bakery Sign
Located in Peekskill, NY
When we first found this neon sign our restorer was excited to work on it. He believes that the sign was a handmade and one-off being produced by a skilled metal fabricator. It was m...
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Danish Industrial Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Steel

1920s Belgian Jenever Sign
Located in Antwerp, BE
1920s Belgian Jenever Sign. Antique sign - Art Deco sign for Jenever Made in Belgium: J. Theunissen - Vieux Spécial - Hasselt - Belgium. A lithographic tin sign from the 1920s sig...
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Belgian Art Deco Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Tin

Large Antique Wooden "Keep Maine Green" Sign c.1940-1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT A hand painted wood sign with applied letters "Keep Maine Green". CREATOR Unknown. DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940-1950. MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood, Paint, Plastic....
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Industrial Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Plastic, Wood

Large Heavy Duty Cast Iron Gentlemen Wall Sign Plaque, C.1930
Located in London, GB
A large heavy duty cast iron Gentlemen sign. c.1930 In totally original condition with an amazing patina to the green paint. Likely once mounted outside a public restroom or simil...
Category

English Industrial Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Iron

Antique Industrial Art Deco Brass Internalite Ladies Illuminated Sign, c1920
Located in London, GB
A stunning illuminated 'Internalite' directional sign made in England by K.F.M Engineering. c.1930. Wall mounted brass frame housing the internal illuminations above polished plat...
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English Art Deco Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Brass

Early 20th century French antique street shop sign
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Here we present an unusual find of a french antique shop sign, circa 1920. Shaped steel, painted with applied lettering in french which reads 'antiques and secondhand goods'.  The d...
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French Art Deco Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Steel

Early-20th Century Boul Club Sign
Located in London, GB
Early-20th Century Boul Club Sign A complete one off, in the form of a hand carved / painted oversized Boul club advertising sign dated 1922. Completely u...
Category

French Folk Art Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Pine

Antique Vintage Reverse Painted Glass Chemist Pharmacy Sign, C.1930
Located in London, GB
An elegant reverse painted glass chemist's sign. c.1930 Gilt lettering and green carboy, reverse painted on clear thick plate glass. Set into a simple ebonised wooden frame.
Category

English Art Deco Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Glass, Wood

Scandinavian blue glass and gold boutique shoe shop sign
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Scandinavian blue glass and gold boutique shoe shop sign circa 1900 Stunning piece of shop front signage from Sweden, gold bevelled effect let...
Category

Swedish Victorian Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Glass, Art Glass

Antique Optometrist Double Sided Trade Sign
Located in Carimate, Como
Antique hanging advertising sign for an optician, circa 1920-1930. Double sided big cast zinc glasses with four hand painted eyes on original adjustable iron wall bracket. Collectabl...
Category

Italian Arts and Crafts Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Zinc

Early 20th c. Toleware Glove Maker's Store Sign c.1940 (FREE SHIPPING)
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original French glove maker's store sign. Enameled painted metal with gold, stitched seams and a blue frilled cuff and large blue glass stone at the wrist. Shown with life...
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French Victorian Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Metal

Art Nouveau Moriz Jung Cabaret Fledermaus Vienna Enameled Advertising Sign
Located in Vienna, AT
A domed, black & white enameled Art Nouveau advertising sign for Cabaret Fledermaus in Vienna. Artwork by Moriz Jung from the early 1900s, the production date is around the 1960s. Hi...
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Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Metal, Enamel, Iron

Large French Toleware Glove Maker’s Shop Trade Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large French Toleware Glove Maker’s Shop Trade Sign This is a very rare piece it is in good condition and has a new blacksmith made wall bracket, the bracket is copy of the origina...
Category

Folk Art Antique Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Tin

Large Heavy Duty Cast Iron Gentlemen Wall Sign Plaque, C.1920
Located in London, GB
A large and incredible heavy duty cast iron Gentlemen sign. c.1920 In original condition with an amazing patina. Likely once mounted outside a public restroom.
Category

English Industrial Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Iron

19th Century Hat Makers Metal Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
19th Century Hat Makers Metal Trade Sign A rare example of a late 19th Century toleware hand painted hat makers trade sign. In the form of a Bicorn h...
Category

French Victorian Antique Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Metal

Early 20th Century Double Sided Toleware French Dentists Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
Early 20th Century Double Sided Toleware French Dentists Trade Sign An original untouched example of an early 20th Century toleware double sided Frenc...
Category

French Late Victorian Vintage Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Sheet Metal

Antique Original 1917 Connecticut Automobile License Plate
Located in Stamford, CT
This is an original 1917 Connecticut automobile license plate with a six digit number 54232. It would look great on a classic car or a nice addition to a license plate collection...
Category

American Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Metal

Large Early 20th century Palethorps Pictorial Enamel Sausage Sign Very Rare
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large Early 20th century Palethorps Pictorial Enamel Sausage Sign Very Rare old sign with a mouth watering picture of Palethorps Royal Cambridge sausages The sign is made in ceram...
Category

Folk Art Vintage Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Enamel

Folky Hand Carved & Painted Fish Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This folky hand carved & painted fish sign comes from a cabin in New England.Possibly a fishing campsite.Amazing painted surface.
Category

American Adirondack Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

Antique Industrial Art Deco Brass Flambosign Illuminated Exit Sign, circa 1930
Located in London, GB
A large directional 'Exit' sign made in England by Flambosign. circa 1930 Believed to have come from the Ilford Hippodrome as it once stood prior to bomb damage and later demoliti...
Category

English Art Deco Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Brass

Early 20th Century Double Sided French Pharmacy Metal Sign
Located in London, GB
Early 20th Century Double Sided French Pharmacy Metal Sign A rare double sided pharmacy trade sign, origins of France, dated to the early part of the 20th century, made from metal ...
Category

Early Victorian Vintage Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Metal

"News of the World" Enameled Porcelain Sign c.1940 (FREE SHIPPING)
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT Single sided porcelain sign advertising the English newspaper, News of the World. CREATOR Unknown. DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940. MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Enameled P...
Category

British Industrial Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Hand Carved Engraved Industrial Alabaster Trade Sign Plaque, C.1920
Located in London, GB
A superb hand engraved boot makers trade sign. c.1920 Hand carved lettering on alabaster for 'G. WINCH, BOOTMAKER AND REPAIRER'. Fantastic font, form and patina. A small historic ...
Category

English Industrial Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Alabaster

Antique Vintage French Double Sided Glass Pharmacy Chemist Apothecary Sign
Located in Sale, GB
- A beautiful and rare double sided glass 'Pharmacie' sign mounted in its original frame, France circa 1930. - The sign is of exceptional quality and has glass to both sides, light w...
Category

British Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Glass

Original Cafe Bistro Sign
Located in Chicago, IL
Original Cafe Bistro sign. Fantastic looking with incredible paint and patina. Great condition.
Category

French Vintage Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Iron

Early 20th Century Grey Whale Shop/Trade Sign
Located in Hastings, GB
'Thar She Blows' a fabulous rare shop/trade sign of great scale, hand made in riveted zinc and hand painted. This superb piece sits on an iron stand and would have spun outside of a ...
Category

French Folk Art Vintage Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Zinc

1920s Sign Belgian Beer, Black and Gold
Located in Antwerp, BE
Black and gold 1920s sign for Belgian Beer - dated 1927. A late Art Nouveau - Early Art Deco advertising sign for Belgian Beer. This antique shop display or shop sign was made for Blonde Dry-Pikkel, a blond Belgian Beer - beer from Belgium. This antique beer sign has a great condition for his age: almost 100 years old ! Publicity sign is made of Glassoïd over metal and made in Brussels. The design with the colors black and gold makes this sign very elegant and stylish and also modern, so it could fit many type of interiors. Antique signs - Art Nouveau Sign - Art Deco signs - antique beer signs - Belgian beer signs - black and gold sign - black and gold wall decoration...
Category

Belgian Art Deco Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Metal, Other

Antique Industrial Art Deco Brass Internalite Enquiries Illuminated Sign, c1920
Located in London, GB
A stunning illuminated 'Internalite' directional sign made in England by K.F.M Engineering. c.1920. Wall mounted brass frame housing the internal illuminations above single sided ...
Category

English Art Deco Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Brass

Early 20th Century Reverse Painted Verre églomisé Gilt Trade Shop Sign "My Shop"
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A large reverse painted hanging trade sign, wrought iron frame with internal wooden supports. The reverse painted glass has losses, it appears the sign would of read "confectionary"...
Category

English Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Glass

Exceptional Vertical Enamel Cafe Sign
Located in Chicago, IL
Enamel cafe sign with light sockets and a new mounting bracket.
Category

American Antique Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Enamel, Iron

Tole Grocers Signs
Located in Arundel, GB
7 Tole Painted Grocers Signs. England, circa 1900. Overall height including pins 15cm.
Category

English Antique Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Grants Scotch Whisky Enamel Advertising Sign, Early 20th Century Whiskey
Located in Bristol, GB
Antique Scottish Sign Advertising ‘Grants Whisky, Agents Drossos & Co. Ltd. Proprietors William Grant & Son Ltd. Distilleries Dufftown, Glasgow and London.’ Alongside a pictorial image of a bottle of their blended Scotch whisky...
Category

Scottish Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Enamel, Metal

Large Woolworth & Co Gilt Metal Number Ten Sign Wall Sculpture
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Very large cast metal “10” from one of the iconic F.W. Woolworth 5 & 10 cent store front signs. Made in the 1920s, these numbers letters have become v...
Category

American Vintage Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Metal

Italian Pirelli Wrought Iron Advertising Trade Sign 1920
Located in Hastings, GB
Absolutely incredible advertising sign for an Italian garage, blacksmith made in forged and ornate wrought Iron. This sign was removed from a garage in Turin, Italy where it had hung since 1920, advertising the variety of services the garage carried out, as well as Pirelli tyres. The sign is wonderfully weather beaten, with losses to the paint and sections of the advertising text. Overall the sign is in superb structural condition, with a couple of small fissures, which are barely noticeable. A truly exceptional piece of antique signage...
Category

Italian Art Deco Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Antique North Carolina Bait Shop Retail Flounder Fish Painted Wood Trade Sign
Located in Forney, TX
A most charming and one-of-a-kind antique North Carolina bait shop trade sign with beautifully weathered patina! A wonderful example of American folk art, early 20th century, primitive hand-crafted construction, sculptural wooden form depicting large flounder fish, with distinctive fins and polychrome painted decoration. Wall hanging, easily secured using the two eye-screws, or the screws can be removed and the sign placed on a mantel. Dimensions: (approx) 31.5" High, 48.5" Wide, 2.5" Deep Sure to add elegant rustic warmth, antique character, charm, and rich historical interest to any space, especially traditional coastal, Hamptons chic, New England cottage, beach house modern, lake house, and rustic lodge, to name just a few! Provenance / Acquisition: Acquired from highly reputable auction house, Bright Star Antiques Co., Sulfur Springs, Texas. Specializing in early American antiques...
Category

American Folk Art Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Visitors Please Report To Reception, Antique Sign Original Unrestored Condition
Located in Chicago, IL
“Visitors Please Report to Reception”; For over 30-years finding Old Original Great Signs has been a passion of ours and they don’t get a whole lot better than this Old Antique Sign...
Category

English Country Vintage Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century American "Chiropractor" Sign
Located in Chicago, IL
Own a piece of Wisconsin's history with this early 20th century hand-painted sign from an early 20th-century chiropractor's office. The sign, found in a barn in the heart of Wisconsi...
Category

American Folk Art Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

Antique American Art Deco Early Frigidaire Metal Advertising Sign
Located in Forney, TX
A scarce, likely one-of-a-kind, antique American Frigidaire enameled metal advertising sign, early 20th century, period Art Deco styling, the sign reads: "See Arkadelphia Hardware Co...
Category

American Art Deco Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Large 19th Century Wooden Painted Lounge Sign This Is an Original Hotel Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A Large 19th century Wooden Painted LOUNGE Sign This is an original Hotel sign it is made in wood, it is 73” long This is a lovely old sign it has pa...
Category

Art Deco Antique Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Pine

12ft Long Hovis Advertising Baker’s Shop Sign, Reverse Painted, Gold Leaf
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
12ft Long Hovis Advertising Baker’s Shop Sign, Reverse Painted, Gold Leaf This is a very long pictorial sign, it is reputed to be part of the decoration from the Head Office The si...
Category

Edwardian Antique Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Glass

Harvard University Pennant Banner, circa 1920-1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage university pennant banner with sewn letters and tassels. CREATOR A & Co. New York, Wright & Ditson Athletic. DATE OF MANUFACTURE circa...
Category

Industrial Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Felt

Vintage Hand Painted on Wood Historic Golf Club Sign, 1920s
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
This vintage sign for collectors is truly special. Made of wood with relief decorations and hand painted. The sign was dedicated to the historic Royal St. George's Golf Club, founded...
Category

English Vintage Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

Large Early 20th Century American Usg Sheetrock Advertising Porcelain Sign
Located in Forney, TX
A scarce antique, circa 1920s /1930s, USG (United States Gypsum) porcelain enameled advertising sign, early 20th century, industrial American Art Deco Modern taste. The large blu...
Category

American Industrial Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Early 20th Century English Butchers Shop Display Figure
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century English butchers shop display figure. We share what we love, and we love this early 20th century papier Mache and wood composite figure. Recently acquired from a ...
Category

British Late Victorian Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Wood, Paper

Princeton University Pennant Banner, circa 1920-1940 (FREE SHIPPING)
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage Princeton University pennant banners with sewn letters and tassels. Creator A & Co. New York, Wright & Ditson Athletic. Date of manufa...
Category

Industrial Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Felt

Huge Antique Garage Trade Sign, Chas Baldwin Automobile Engineer
Located in Downham Market, GB
A massive painted timber English garage sign. A fantastic & delightfully original piece of signage impressive scale for 'Chas Baldwin, Automobile Enginee...
Category

British Rustic Vintage Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Pine

Rare Wiener Werkstätte of America Inc New York Enameled Advertising Sign
Located in Vienna, AT
A rare, domed, black and white enameled Art Nouveau advertising sign for Wiener Werkstatte. (founded by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser and Fritz...
Category

Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Metal, Enamel, Iron

c 1920 Brass Star of David Chandelier from Chicago Synagogue
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Historical and significant brass electrified Star of David from the last grand Chicago synagogue, Agudas Achim. Beautiful when lit. Hard to believe these were hung as chandeliers in ...
Category

American Folk Art Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Brass

Early 20th Century Pharmacy Sign 'DRUGS' Painted on a Single Board
Located in Nantucket, MA
American folk art trade sign from an apothecary or pharmacy with the word 'DRUGS' in black paint with white shadow lines on an orange ground. Painted on a single pine plank with notc...
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American Folk Art Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Pine, Paint

Early 20th Century French Butcher's Shop Sign
Located in Chicago, IL
A playful early 20th century French painted steel butcher's shop sign in the shape of a pig, and mounted on a custom steel table-top mount. The sign...
Category

French Folk Art Antique Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Steel

Antique Industrial Art Deco 'Exit' Illuminated Glass Sign, circa 1920
Located in London, GB
A stunning illuminated directional sign made in England, circa 1920. Black painted steel frame housing the internal illuminations above polished plate...
Category

English Art Deco Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Steel

Harvard University Pennant Banner, circa.1920-1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage university pennant banner with sewn letters and tassels. Creator A & Co. New York, Wright & Ditson Athletic. Date of manufacture circa.1...
Category

Industrial Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Felt

Zinc French Butchers “Boucherie” Trade Sign, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
19th century Zinc French butchers “Boucherie” trade sign. Referred to as a Boucherie, this handcrafted zinc horses head sign would have hung above a...
Category

French Victorian Antique Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Zinc

Traditional Large Hanging Pub Sign, Wethered’s Winterbourne Arms
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Traditional large hanging pub sign. Wethered’s winterbourne arms This is a large and heavy piece dating from the first half of the 20th Century, it is double sided though the pain...
Category

Folk Art Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Metal

Large Princeton University Banner C.1914 (FREE SHIPPING)
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original large Princeton University banner class of 1914. Hand sewn letters and numbers. CREATOR Unknown. DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1914....
Category

Industrial Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Felt

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