I Love It: Marmite Ghostsign Revealed 4


Partial fading painted sign on wall advertising Marmite

Photo: Tony Mead

John Hunter, one of Australia’s prolific prolific collectors of ghostsigns, sent me these images of a recent reveal in Caulfield, Victoria. They were captured by Tony Mead, local signwriter, and are for a brand that I’ve never seen advertised in this form before. Tony and Stefan have added some research to the discovery which dates the sign to c.1939-40. The remaining portion of the sign has survived incredibly well, protected by the adjacent building which has now been demolished. I wonder how long this wonderful reveal will remain visible…

Partial fading painted sign on wall advertising Marmite

Photo: Tony Mead

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  • Gary R Croft

    The marmite sign in south caulfield on glenhuntly road,is soon to be covered up once again-an apartment block is going up on the site as at this moment. The block being of three stories;therefore hidden and saved for the future again.
    The building the sign is on,is heritage listed as is all the others in the shopping strip-can be altered inside but not the outsides.

    This as at 17/07/14

    Gary R Croft
    South Caulfield

    • Thanks Gary, great that it was photographed before that happens. I wonder if this older building will again outlive its more recent neighbour and lead to another reveal in 50 years’ time?

  • Nick Gadd

    Thanks for alerting me to this! Right now only the word Marmite is visible. I reckon it’ll be out of sight in a week or two.