Wooden Mid Century Railway Platform 11 Sign8

Railway Platform 11 Sign

An original and rare wooden railway platform sign, circa early to mid part of the 20th century…

SKU: RC10006.

Product Description

An original and early railway sign…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we believe it would date to the early to mid part of the 20th century. This is a unique and rare sign, possibly made as an alternative piece for a railway platform or potentially a replacement for a broken or lost sign. The build although naive in places, is quite brilliant and the texture to the sign is again unique and nice on the eye!

Made in wood and a circular form, the surface of the sign has a ‘cracked leather’ effect. We don’t believe this has a material finish to it, but it’s certainly not a surface and patina that one could easily create. The wood is then cleverly surrounded by a cast iron frame, which meets and fixes to the top of the wooden pole. The hand painted nature is naive, but again the authenticity is clear to be seen. This piece is double sided, with similar condition on both. Interestingly on one side, some of the letters show some Brown paint too…

This is a wonderful and rare piece from a railway, which we think would be ace for display in a retail setting, or this could appeal to a collector or rail enthusiast…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. The sign is structurally great with some obvious tatty areas, paint chipping and surface abrasions. As stated, it is naively built and painted in places, but this 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…

Dimensions : Depth : 3cm, Width : 51.5cm, Height : 99cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface marks and scratches, paint chipping, a little tatty in places, a couple of surface losses, one side shows some loss to the frame

Postage : Large Item £15 or local collection from CB25 0AA

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

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

Additional Information

Dimensions 3 x 51.5 x 99 cm