The money’s in collectable signs
REVIEW Cheffins Vintage Sale, The Saleground, Ely, Cambridgeshire, 15 July
There were plenty of nostalgic items at the July Vintage Sale in all sections worth fighting for.
Among the petroliana section, £770 was paid for a great GP Tea enamel sign while a Fiat dealers’ illuminated sign was away for £572. The Blue Peter Retreads neon sign seen in CCW 12 July went for £160, while a Motorcraft trade counter perspex clock (above) raised £200. A Ford dealer’s showroom clock realised £528 and a Gilbert & Barker one gallon petrol pump made £935.
‘Petroliana, models, literature and other collectors’ items are still selling for top prices as more accessible than tractors or classic cars, they continue to be soughtafter by enthusiasts,’ says Bill King, chairman of Cheffins. ‘Signs are often picked up by antique dealers or interior design types and we have seen growing prices paid for these year-on-year.’
The next Vintage Sale will be at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, on Saturday 19 August. ■ cheffins.co.uk