WE CAN DO IT! WW2

Rosie The Riveter We Can Do It large embossed metal sign (na3040)The original “We Can do It” poster was created by graphic designer J Howard Miller during the Second World War. It’s aim was to boost the morale of female workers in America, and so increase their production.

It became famous some 40 years after the war. Although often called “Rosie the Riveter”, that was never its name (Rosie was a different magazine cover illustration by Norman Rockwell).

This reproduction is in the form of a steel sign, ready with pre-drilled holes to be hung on a wall. It measures 16″ x 12″

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PROBLEM CIGARETTEN

S2106 PROBLEM CIGARETTEN TRUSTFREI VINTAGE STYLE METAL ADVERTISING WALL SIGN RETRO ARTProblem cigarettes were produced by a company called Mahala, based in Berlin, Germany.

In the early part of the 20th century, a number of artists were commissioned to create advertising posters for the company. These became recognisable for the trademark ring of smoke within the illustration.

This aluminium reproduction of one of Mahala’s posters, featuring a young lady in bathing costume at the beach, is ready to hang on your wall.

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MISS TRAUMEREI By ETHEL REED

Bagby Vintage French Advertising - Large Metal Wall Sign Retro Art 30cms x 40cmsMiss Träumerei was a late 19th Century novel by Albert Morris Bagby (which you can read here).

The advertising poster was done by Ethel Reed, who was a successful poster creator in a time where the job was almost always done by men. The poster itself was very well received at the time.

This reproduction of the poster, suitable for wall hanging, is made of steel and finished in high gloss.

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NOTTING HILL BREWERY

Notting Hill Brewery Large Metal SignBeer in the UK used to be cloudy until a new filtering method was introduced at the end of the 19th century. The Notting Hill Brewery adopted this method and were one of the first to offer clear beers, hence the banners on this ad.

The brewery closed down, and was subsequently demolished, in the late 1930s.

Size 40 x 30cms.

Part of a unique range of hand made enamelled metal signs by The Original Metal Sign Company.

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OXO “AND SO TO BED”

Although there’s no date on this reproduction of a vintage Oxo ad, we know that the original poster came after 1910 because that’s when Oxo first produced the stock cube.

Interestingly, Oxo were sponsors for the 1908 London Olympic Games. Back then the product was a liquid rather than a cube.

Quality vintage style metal wall sign, drilled holes for simple mounting on a wall.

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HEINZ TOMATO SOUP

S1363 SMALL HEINZ TOMATO SOUP METAL ADVERTISING WALL SIGN RETRO ART

This ad for the iconic soup shows a young girl ringing the dinner bell while clutching the familiar red can that we still associate today with Heinz Tomato Soup.

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CAFARWELL – COLEMAN’S CALIFORNIA LINE

Cafarwell - Coleman's California Line - Midi Metal Wall Sign Retro Art 20cms x 30cmsThe Cafarwell from Coleman’s California Line was one of the clippers built for use in the California Gold Rush of the mid 19th century, and built for speed.

Midi Metal Wall Sign – Vintage Sailings – 20cms x 30cms. A unique range of hand made metal signs by Design A Sign Limited – one of the UK’s leading specialist metal sign providers.

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GOLF MONTE CARLO

L1226 LARGE GOLF MONTE CARLO METAL ADVERTISING WALL SIGN RETRO ART

High quality vintage style metal wall sign. A reproduction of a handsome travel advert promoting Monte Carlo as a golfing destination. Shows a lady golfer on a breezy fairway.

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SHAWS HAM

Shaws Ham - Vintage Advertising - Large Metal Wall Sign

Shaws of Limerick was set up in 1831 by William Shaw, and by the end of the century was one of the biggest ham and bacon producers in Europe. Amazingly, you can still buy their cooked meats today in Ireland.

Large Metal Wall Sign – 400mm x 300mm, hand made by The Original Metal Sign Company.

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PEARSON’S MAGAZINE

S1365 SMALL THE AUGUST PEARSON'S METAL ADVERTISING WALL SIGN RETRO ART

The cover from the August, 1911 edition of Pearson’s Magazine, priced 6d, reproduced as a metal wall sign. Features a pretty woman by the seashore, holding a red umbrella.

Small, high quality vintage style metal wall sign.

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NESTLE’S SWISS MILK

MSC10006 NESTLE'S SWISS MILK THE RICHEST IN CREAM VINTAGE STYLE HOUSEHOLD EXTRA LARGE METAL ADVERTISING WALL SIGNS

Reproduction of an advertising poster for what we now know as Nestle’s condensed milk. There are two pups on the picture, one looking guilty after eating some of the tinned Swiss milk. The tagline reads “The Richest In Cream”.
High quality vintage style metal wall sign, easy wall mounting.

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SOUSCRIVEZ Pour Hâter la Paix par la Victoire

Souscrivez 1917 Vintage French Advertising - Large Metal Wall Sign Retro Art 30cms x 40cms

This is a metal reproduction of a 1917 French war poster by artist Paul Albert Besnard. It was designed to encourage the French people to invest in government bonds to help finance the war. The title translates as ” Subscribe to Hasten Peace through Victory”.

Large Metal Wall Sign – Vintage French Advertising – 40cms x 30cms. A unique range of hand made metal signs, made in England by Design A Sign Limited.

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JOHN POUND AND CO

L1192 LARGE JOHN POUND AND CO METAL ADVERTISING WALL SIGN RETRO ART

John Pound & Co were a firm producing high quality luggage and luxury dressing cases, as shown in this reproduction of one of their adverts.

Large metal wall sign.

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20hp SILVER EAGLE

20hp Silver Eagle1 931 30 x 20cms Transport Metal Sign

The Silver Eagle was a luxury car produced in the late 1920s and early 1930s by the Alvis Car and Engineering Company Ltd,  Coventry.

Midi Metal Wall Sign – 30 x 20cms. Vintage Transport. By Design A Sign Limited – one of the UK’s leading specialist metal sign providers.  Steel sign with high gloss finish.

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H.P. SAUCE

1354 EXTRA LARGE H.P SAUCE METAL ADVERTISING WALL SIGN RETRO ART

That particularly British icon, HP Sauce, is featured in this vintage ad-inspired sign. It shows a boy with a bottle of sauce in his basket running away from an unhappy-looking pig. The tagline reads “Good with bacon”.

Extra large, high quality metal wall sign.

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