This old porcelain sign is advertising Phillips - The True Temper Steel Bicycle. The steel sign has a rich, dark blue, porcelain enameled background with the name “Phillips” in red with a white outline. The bottom line is yellow with is slightly muted with some of the blue showing through. It has six manufactured holes for hanging.
The Phillips company began business in England in the late 1800’s and during the early 1900’s it was second only to the Raleigh company in the manufacturing of bicycles in Britain. I believe this sign is from the 1930’s.
It measures about 12” by 27” and is in very nice, original condition with minimal wear. The colors are vibrant and is has good gloss. There is minimal scratch or scuff wear. There is minor porcelain chipping which I have shown in the close-ups. The worst chips are along the top left edge. The other chipped areas are on the top right corner and the lower left corner. The back has typical pock marks and minor chipping. The sign has a slight bow to it as I have tried to show in the photo so it doesn‘t lie perfectly flat.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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