49 New Signs


Hand painted advertising on a building for various motoring brands

Photo: James Deans

Since handing over day-to-day responsibility for the archive to the History of Advertising Trust there has been a steady influx of new material. 49 new signs have been uploaded to the online galleries and this means that c.750 are now documented through the collective efforts of photographers across the country.

I’ve listed the codes for each of the new additions at the end of this post and here, in no particular order, are ten of my favourites. (Click on the photos to be taken to their page in the archive and, in some cases, background information.)

Complete House Furnishers Caroline Bunford

Photo: Caroline Bunford

Hand painted sign on a building advertising Jones and Palmer

Photo: Caroline Bunford

Hand painted sign on a building advertising Twinings teas

Photo: Caroline Bunford

[This sign is among a number for Twinings, featuring the Little Miss Barber character.]

Hand painted sign on building advertising a musical shop.

Photo: James Deans

Hand painted advertising on a building for the Vaux beer brand

Photo: Frances King

Partial remains of a hand painted sign on a building advertising Puck Matches

Photo: Richard Slater

[This adds to a couple of other signs for Puck Matches.]

Hand painted sign on a building advertising Darvill's shop

Photo: Mark Fielding

Faded hand painted sign on a building with a cow illustration advertising Bovril

Photo: Ash Humby

[One of many Bovril signs. There is interest in restoring this sign so if anyone can assist in this process please email sam@ghostsigns.co.uk.]

Faded hand painted sign on a wall advertising Coca-Cola

Photo: James Deans

The following codes represent all 49 new additions. To view any one of these simply search for the code in the online galleries: GA00207; GA00793; GA00808; GA00809; GA00810; GA00811; GA00812; GA00813; GA00814; GA00815; GA00816; GA00817; GA00818; GA00819; GA00820; GA00821; GA00822; GA00823; GA00824; GA00824; GA00827; GA00829; GA00832; GA00833; GA00834; GA00836; GA00837; GA00838; GA00839; GA00840; GA00842; GA00843; GA00845; GA00848; GA00850; GA00852; GA00856; GA00859; GA00860; GA00860; GA00862; GA00864; GA00865; GA00866; GA00869; GA00870; GA00873; GA00874; GA00876.

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