Cast Iron Showman’s Sign

An original ‘one off’ cast iron sign from a fairground showman’s gates. Dating to circa 1940’s, ‘SHOWLANDS’ is depicted on the sign…


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Product Description

A stunning SHOWLANDS hand made display sign…

Dating to the early to mid 20th century, circa 1940s, this is an original sign salvaged from a fairground showman’s yard. Originally as part of their entrance gates, the sign was hand made by the family and graced their yard for many of years…

Made in cast iron and carefully cut in an italic style font, the size has a wonderful patina. The front side is hand painted in White and then has a layer of a Brown paint, naively painted on top. This gives it a great industrial look and off course compliments the entire sign. It’s relatively heavy, yet would easily wall mount for that alternative piece of home decor. This could even be a cool piece for the garden…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. The sign is structurally great, albeit it will bend slightly until fixed to a wall of feature (it will then sit pretty flat). There are surface scars and abrasions across the sign, and there are also some tatty, dirty and rusty areas too. We feel the current condition simply adds to its charm and authenticity… Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

A beautiful piece and a cracking piece of original fairground memorabilia…

Dimensions : Depth : 0.5cm, Width : 215cm, Height : 32cm

Condition : Structurally good, some surface marks and scratches, some tatty and dirty areas, some paint chipping, some rusty areas

Postage : Bulky Item £35 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 0.5 x 215 x 32 cm