S Errington and some other South London Ghostsigns 10


Hand-painted lettering on a wall saying 'Furniture Bought, Sold Or'

Furniture Bought, Sold Or (Sam Roberts)

This is a detail from one of my all-time favourite ghostsigns. It’s on Dulwich Road in South London and already features in the History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive. I had never actually seen it ‘in the flesh’ so it was a great surprise addition to a trip down south to meet Mari Boman and see her collection of prints in the Liminial Space series. (For those wondering what might have followed the ‘Or’, the ever sleuth-like Sebastian has given us ‘Taken in Exchange’.)

As I haven’t posted any of my own images on the blog for some time, here are some other angles on the S Errington furniture dealer sign and a handful of others I ticked off on my cycle, some likely familiar, others perhaps less so…

Faded hand-painted lettering on a wall (ghostsign) for S Errington furniture dealer

S Errington, Dulwich Road (Sam Roberts)

Hand-painted lettering on a wall saying 'Sold'

Sold (Sam Roberts)

Hand-painted lettering on a wall saying 'Or'

OR (Sam Roberts)

Faded hand-painted lettering on a wall (ghostsign) for S Errington furniture dealer

S Errington (Sam Roberts)

Fading painted sign (ghostsign) for Our Sons Menswear

Our Sons Menswear (Sam Roberts)

Fading painted advertising on a wall (ghostsign) advertising Inch & Co Cash Chemists

Inch & Co (Sam Roberts)

Fading painted sign on a wall advertising Bovril

Bovril (Sam Roberts)

Wall tiles advertising John Lovibond & Sons Ltd

John Lovibond (Sam Roberts)

Fading painted sign on a wall (ghostsign) with the slogan 'For your throat's sake smoke'

For Your Throat’s Sake (Sam Roberts)

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