Thursday, 29 November 2018

Ghost signs (136): you wait fifteen years...

There's a ghost sign practically at the end of my road, and it has been obscured by a hoarding all the time I've lived here. They did change the hoarding once, but waited until I was on holiday to do it. Now, at last, it's been removed - who knows for how long? I first saw it after dark. 


Happily, it was still exposed the following morning! Here, in all its glory (except for the lost strip on the left) is a painted advertisement for Lipton's Tea, 'the finest the world produces'. The date of the sign is unknown, but the slogan was certainly being used by Lipton's between 1901 and 1935




2 comments:

Brian Harrison said...

We rarely travel without looking for something to catch our eye or our imagination, but I'm also astounded at the frequency with which you can suddenly discover on your doorstep something of equivalent wonder. (Personally, I'd like to think it's not an old advert for Lipton's but perhaps the only surviving advert for a now defunct rival, Bipton's.)

MichaelH said...

And a ghost street sign revealed too!

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