London street signs lined with gold?
REVIEW: Motoring Section, Great Western Railwayana Auctions, Pershore, Worcestershire, 15 July
The streets of London are paved with gold, it was once said, but it might just be that it’s the old street signs that are golden investments. Certainly the two City of London examples sold by GWRA at Pershore did well – Great Swan Alley EC2 made a hammer price of £480, while Aldgate High Street reached £340.
Top price in the motoring section went to the triple-sided National Benzole Mixture petrol pump globe previewed in
CCW 12 July, that sold for £920. A blue Super Shell globe made £440, and a National Premium example £380.
A Keep Left sign sold for £440, while an AA Hotel New Coventry Street London WC1 went for £410. The RAC A30 Yeovil direction sign raised £280 and the AA Lyng and Durston example £220. gwra.co.uk