Based in Felling-on-Tyne, Holzapfels specialised in making anti-corrosive paints and varnishes for marine purposes.
The 2ft 2in x 3ft 4in (66cm x 1.02m) image by Patent Enamel has some professional restoration but, estimated at £4000-6000, took £12,500.
Another sign to benefit from cross-over bidding was that made for Rudge-Whitworth. Promoting Britain’s Best Bicycle, it shows an Edwardian lady on a bicycle with the logo for the Gloucester retailer HC Bubb.
Again restored, this 2ft 4in x 3ft 4in (71cm x 1.02m) pictorial took £6000.