The money’s in col­lectable signs

RE­VIEW Ch­effins Vin­tage Sale, The Sale­ground, Ely, Cam­bridgeshire, 15 July

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling - DAVID BROWN, AS­SO­CI­ATE EDITOR

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. ■ ch­

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