This Eglentine Metal sign has never come to the open market before but is on offer among about 250 lots of advertising including showcards, packaging, mirrors and over 300-400 enamel signs to be sold at The Chippenham Auction Rooms on July 21.

Enamel sign-making all really started in Wolverhampton in the 1850s. A recently closed factory in the area, that was still making signs for the pub industry, the AA and other national companies, is one of the sources of a lot of the signs in this auction.

The Eglentine sign is estimated at £3000-4000.

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