BUS BLINDS

1940’s - 90’s

LONDON UNDERGROUND VINTAGE ENAMEL SIGN
CAMDEN TOWN VINTAGE ENAMEL SIGN FOR SALE
LONDON TRANSPORT VINTAGE SIGN

LONDON TRANSPORT ENAMEL SIGNS

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LONDON UNDERGROUND ROUNDELS

LONDON TRANSPORT VINTAGE SIGN
WEST HAM FOOTBALL GROUND VINTAGE LONDON TRANSPORT BUS SIGN

MAPS 1920‘S ON. POSTERS, DIRECTION SIGNS, NOTICES

LONDON UNDERGROUND VINTAGE SIGNS
TO & FROM LONDON ZOO VINTAGE LONDON BUS SIGN

LONDON SPECIAL BUS SIGNS. 1960’s -70’s

  London Transport Original Signs

ENAMEL LONDON UNDERGROUND SIGN

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GREENWICH PARK LONDON TRANSPORT VINTAGE SIGN
THE OLD VIC VINTAGE SIGN FOR SALE
TOWER OF LONDON VINTAGE BUS SIGN
THE BOAT RACE 1960'S VINTAGE LONDON BUS SIGN
TO & FROM LONDON ZOO VINTAGE LONDON BUS SIGN
TATE GALLERY 1960'S VINTAGE LONDON BUS SIGN

TUBE TRAIN DESTINATION SIGNS. 1930’s - 60’s

VINTAGE LONDON UNDERGROUND & LONDON TRANSPORT SIGNS FOR SALE

LONDON UNDERGROUND & LONDON TRANSPORT

HARDWARE

CAMDEN TOWN VINTAGE ENAMEL SIGN FOR SALE
HAMPSTEAD HEATH VINTAGE BUS SIGNS
CENTRAL LINE CAR DIAGRAM 1980'S

TEMPORARY TUBE STATION SIGNS. 1960’s - 1970’s

WEST HAM LONDON UNDERGROUND STATION VINTAGE SIGNS FOR SALE
BOND STREET LONDON UNDERGROUND STATION VINTAGE SIGNS FOR SALE
LONDON UNDERGROUND WAY OUT SIGN
SHEPHERDS BUSH LONDON UNDERGROUND STATION VINTAGE SIGNS FOR SALE
ROUTEMASTER BUS INTERIOR POSTERS

BRITISH PUB NAME BUS BLINDS

LONDON UNDERGROUND VINTAGE SIGNS

SCHOOLS, UNI’S & HOSPITAL BUS BLINDS

ST THOMAS'S HOSPITAL VINTAGE LONDON BUS SIGN

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Left. Tube train carriage handle £21, different types from 1938 - 1973

1938 stock guards contral panel
fox and goose vintage pub bus sign
Borough tube station enamel sign
waterloo station vintage enamel sign
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vintage london tube underground map
LONDON UNDERGROUND STATION VINTAGE SIGNS FOR SALE
London Underground way out sign
1960s london transport sign hampstead heath
cutty sark greenwich pier vintage sign for sale
Tate gallery vintage london transport sign

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Welcome to my cluttered website. This started as a hobby and reflects decades of collecting. I'll deal with you in the most honest, prompt and businesslike manner I can.


This site enables me to share with you the truly evocative and iconic signs from London's famous transport system that I grew up with and depended on.  Then, a few real copper coins bought a bus ticket that was reeled off by hand. You entered and left a tube station passing an inspector who checked your ticket. No electronic barriers to negotiate, no cameras watching your every move and the shiny red trains bore no mindless graffiti.  Self-serve ticket machines only took coins and worked via simple buttons. No ‘ology’ in computer science was required. Unlike now, knife-carrying passengers were almost exclusively Boy Scouts or chefs harmlessly transporting the tools of their trade.


Do you remember those days of open platform buses with conductors and tube trains with guards? These often very extrovert people gave passengers a much more secure feeling, with some amusing banter as they dealt with ‘Joe Public’ thrown in. They also got the respect they deserved from passengers in their temporary care. Upstairs on a bus and in some tube train carriages you could legitimately light up a cigarette as your clothes soaked up the pong of tobacco. No ashtrays invited you to throw cigarette ends on the floor.  Now discarded free newspapers, junk food wrappers and plastic bottles have replaced them. Conversation has also been either replaced by ‘leaky’ earphones pumping music that’s never of your choice directly into people’s heads or is interrupted by a sometimes menacing beggar thrusting a crying baby in your face.


Perhaps that’s why you’re here, enjoying a trip down ‘memory lane’ with me going back to what seemed like a much simpler, slower and safer world.


Virtually none of these signs are in use today, many go back to the late 1960's and some of the maps way way back to the 1920's.  These make superb unique gifts that will last a lifetime. My awful photography does them no justice at all. Only a tiny selection of what’s available is shown. A few signs have crept in from outside London that may have some interest to you. The images are not to the same scale, nor does their poor quality show them as crisp as they really are, and are small so this site doesn't take a week to load.                                           This site is copyright.

Right. 24” aluminium framed roundel for BANK, nicely mounted on a white board ready to display.

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LONDON UNDERGROUND & LONDON TRANSPORT

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central line london nderground car diagram for sale
central line london nderground car diagram for sale
central line london nderground car diagram for sale
central line london nderground car diagram for sale
central line london nderground car diagram for sale

1959 stock train brass whistle

1960s LUGGAGE RACKS

Above, Dead Mans Handle 1959 / 62 stock.

ST THOMAS'S HOSPITAL VINTAGE LONDON BUS SIGN

Below enamel notice board header sign

central line london nderground car diagram for sale

Below. Enamel destination plate, early 1920s, 28 x 4” .  Hens teeth!  Reverse side shows WHITECHAPEL

central line london nderground car diagram for sale

Left. Metropolitan Line train destination box with it’s full blind. 1960s. Wind a different destination on every day!

 

LINE CAR DIAGRAMS, simply lovely unused originals. 1970’s - 90’s Many pre-zoning.

central line london nderground car diagram for sale
ST THOMAS'S HOSPITAL VINTAGE LONDON BUS SIGN
ST THOMAS'S HOSPITAL VINTAGE LONDON BUS SIGN
LONDON UNDERGROUND VINTAGE SIGNS
ST THOMAS'S HOSPITAL VINTAGE LONDON BUS SIGN

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ST THOMAS'S HOSPITAL VINTAGE LONDON BUS SIGN

Thanks so much Haydn – fantastic service!  And a really unique item.

What a pleasure to do business with someone who has a real passion for what they’re selling, and top notch service on top. 

I won’t hesitate to recommend you to others (having come to you myself from a recommendation from a previous customer too!)

All the best and thanks again. S UK 2011

 

“Absolutely pleased as punch; they look better than I had hoped, super fast delivery and very clever packaging! I tip my cap to you! Thanks again”. GM.UK.


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I received my order today! Thank you so much!  You’ve been such a help throughout the process, so easy to work with, nothing was too much trouble and I LOVE THEM. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! K T


Thank you for everything, pleased to report my Aberdeen sign has arrived safely and in good time. 

Will recommend your website you have gone above and beyond. Just brilliant customer service. Kind Regards T

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LONDON FOOTBALL CLUB, and sporting event related signs

BOOKS, LONDON UNDERGROUND WARTIME ARCHIVES

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Often driving I can’t always answer the phone but you’re welcome to try me on 07624 450834

WHILST THEY LAST! Buy any item and for only £3.50 I can include a brand new unboxed model bus or £5.75 UK post paid with no purchase. These are made by Corgi, Matchbox, EFE etc. Could make a nice wee  ‘extra’ of you’re buying someone a Transport related gift.

£785

Below. From Wood Green Power Control Room, these beautifully made brass and enamel signs were set on top of the control gear for the station. 1930s. Private collection.