Pawn Brokers Trade Sign

A superb original pawn brokers’ trade sign in steel, circa mid part of the 20th century…

SKU: RC01096.

Product Description

An original pawn brokers’ trade sign…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we believe it could date to the mid part of the 20th century, circa 1950s. “Most European towns called the pawn shop the “Lombard”. The House of Lombard was a banking community in medieval London, England. According to legend, a Medici employed by Charlemagne slew a giant using three bags of rocks. The three-ball symbol became the family crest”, Reference : Wikipedia, August 21st, 2017

Cast in heavy steel and hand painted in Black and Gold (the traditional colours), the sign would have been wall mounted on the exterior of the pawn brokers’ shop to advertise his trade. The sign itself is quite weighty, yet one hand would easily lift it…

These come in all shapes and sizes, yet this smaller version is a nice size to add an alternative piece of decor to your home or of course a retail environment…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. The sign is structurally good with some surface scars and abrasions, some rusty areas and some paint chipping. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 9cm, Width : 64cm, Height : 51cm

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

Postage : Standard Item £10 or local collection from CB25 0AA

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

We are open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or 7 days a week via a personal appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 9 x 64 x 51 cm