Oakwood - large london underground enamel sign

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Oakwood - large london underground enamel sign

LJW ANTIQUES
The London Underground 'Bullseye' logo is iconic the world over and synonymous with the hustle and bustle of England's capital city. Here we have a large (1.35m wide) early, one piece die-cut enamel sign from the Oakwood tube station which is in the North of London on the Piccadilly line.

The station opened on 13 March 1933 as part of the Cockfosters extension and was originally named Enfield West, but on 1 September 1946 it was re-named Oakwood and that's almost definitely when this sign was produced. It's a die-cut example and would have originally had a bronze border around the name plate (hence the holes) and around the outer edge.

The production costs of these die-cut examples was very high and as cost saving measure later examples were split into three pieces; two semi-circles (which could be produced en-mass) and a name plate which would all be held together in the framework. These are challenging to display and often get split up but this is an earlier one-piece example and displays beautifully.

These station signs were a fantastically high-quality production and it shows in the way that this has survived the years - it's still bright and vibrant and has a fantastic gloss... Decades of cleaning and a few passing vandals (all part of an authentic piece of London's history) have left some light surface scratches which are only really noticeable with a raking light. There's also a few small chips to the enamel; one patch to the bottom left corner of the name plate section, a couple around the outer edges, one small chip to the right side of the O and another over the W (which has been touched in with an enamel paint, probably during it's time 'in service') and a very small one to the right side of the name plate. To be honest I'm having to be very picky as it's a lovely example in fantastic order.

A truly eye catching and very iconic piece that can be hung with ease using the holes that would have originally held the brass frame and displays fantastically well. It measures 135cm wide x 103cm high.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 103cm (40.55in)
  • W: 135cm (53.15in)
  • D: 0.2cm (0.08in)

Period: 

1940s

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I'm Louis Walpole.  Over a decade of working for and alongside some of the best antique dealers in the country at London's renowned Portobello Road have helped me to form a detailed understanding of, and appreciation for, a diverse array of antiques.  In 2016, after dabbling in the trade since childhood I decided to follow my heart (and ignoring the myriad of people advising against it) leave my salaried job to trade full time.  Since then I have travelled around England and Western Europe collecting the pieces that particularly interest me.  These pieces loosely follow the themes of; automotive, advertising, scientific and industrial.  I have a select number of items on display at Atlam on Portobello Road, London.  The shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

If you would like to view any of my pieces in London, please get in touch to confirm that they are at the shop or to arrange for me to take them there for you.  It may also be possible for me to bring items to your home / bar / garage / pub etc, so they can be fully appreciated in-situ.  Again please just get in touch and we will see what can be organised.

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I’m Louis Walpole. Over a decade of working for and alongside some of the best antique dealers in the country at London’s renowned Portobello Road have helped me to form a detailed understanding of, and appreciation for, a diverse array of antiques. In 2016, after ‘dabbling’ in the trade since childhood I decided to follow my heart and (ignoring a myriad of people advising against it) leave my salaried job to trade full time. Since then I have travelled around England and Western Europe collecting the pieces that particularly interest me. These pieces loosely follow the themes of; automotive, advertising, scientific and industrial. I have a select number of items on display in Atlam on Portobello Road. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

If you would like to view any of my pieces in London, please get in touch to confirm that they’re at the shop or to arrange for me to take them there for you. It may also be possible for me to bring items to your home/bar/garage/pub etc so that they can be fully appreciated in-situ, again please just get in touch and we’ll see what can be organised."

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I’m Louis Walpole. Over a decade of working for and alongside some of the best antique dealers in the country at London’s renowned Portobello Road have helped me to form a detailed understanding of, and appreciation for, a diverse array of antiques. In 2016, after ‘dabbling’ in the trade since childhood I decided to follow my heart and (ignoring a myriad of people advising against it) leave my salaried job to trade full time. Since then I have travelled around England and Western Europe collecting the pieces that particularly interest me. These pieces loosely follow the themes of; automotive, advertising, scientific and industrial. I have a select number of items on display in Atlam on Portobello Road. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

If you would like to view any of my pieces in London, please get in touch to confirm that they’re at the shop or to arrange for me to take them there for you. It may also be possible for me to bring items to your home/bar/garage/pub etc so that they can be fully appreciated in-situ, again please just get in touch and we’ll see what can be organised."

- See more at: http://www.thehoarde.com/dealers/ljw-antiques#sthash.MIVBs6eI.dpuf

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