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20th Century Huge Vintage Fairground Arrow Sign

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Hard to contain my excitement with this amazing find. Sourced in France we believe this huge vintage circus sign to be circa 1930s. It would have been used to point potential customers in the right direction for a travelling fairground or circus. The colours and the style of the fishtail arrow are what it is all about and it's sheer scale. It has had some restoration, fantastic patina to the paint with lots of bumps and scrapes, and all in all structurally very sturdy.   It is built up on a frame using boards so it is not as heavy as it could be obviously due to its size it has some considerable weight. Two people can lift it. It would also make the most incredible table.

Details

  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Distressed. Lots of bumps and scrapes as per its age. See pictures..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 47.64 in. x W 185.83 in. x D 5.12 in.

    H 121 cm x W 472 cm x D 13 cm

  • Seller location
    Cirencester, GB
  • Seller reference number
    2025
  • Reference number
    LU243738584363

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