Idris SIgn
Last Post 28 Mar 2020 10:36 AM by hinkslamps. 14 Replies.
Printer Friendly
Sort:
PrevPrev NextNext
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages
JimboUser is Offline
Mad Keen Collector
Mad Keen Collector
Send Private Message
Posts:311
Jimbo

--
25 Mar 2020 10:45 PM  

 Oh dear. Starting price £4500. No wonder the Sphinx looks shocked

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Very-Rare-Antique-IDRIS-Royal-mineral-waters-enamel-porcelain-sign-c1890s/143564559895?hash=item216d1d5617:g:6lsAAOSwKKpee6fd

Mick GUser is Offline
Guru Tat
Guru Tat
Send Private Message
Posts:2039
Mick G

--
26 Mar 2020 12:27 AM  
Love the quantity of colours on such an early sign.
HoarderUser is Offline
Tatter
Tatter
Send Private Message
Posts:49
Hoarder

--
26 Mar 2020 05:10 PM  

Thought not another repro when I first saw that image, but the size the detail and the back suggest its the real deal. The colours look very wishy washy and condition wise it does not warrent such a price tag.

hinkslampsUser is Offline
Tat Addict
Tat Addict
Send Private Message
Posts:537
hinkslamps

--
26 Mar 2020 05:39 PM  
Might be rare and old but very unappealing sign. It just looks wrong. Bad drawing/image.
trixon telstarUser is Offline
Tat Addict
Tat Addict
Send Private Message
Posts:694
trixon telstar

--
26 Mar 2020 07:28 PM  

 It's an ultra-rare sign for sure , and early ,about 1890 , but it's condition lets it down badly. the glaze looks to have gone ,the sun has bleached the colour out and there's several significant dings . The only way to revive it is to varnish it ,so what's the point? I have only ever seen two others over the years and they were only slightly better than this example. You can ask whatever you want for it ,of course  but it doesn't follow you'll get it . For £4500 i'd want an eye-popping knock-out sign,wouldn't you ?

SteveTheTykeUser is Offline
Guru Tat
Guru Tat
Send Private Message
Posts:1442
SteveTheTyke

--
26 Mar 2020 09:30 PM  
Well said Marcus!!
Mick GUser is Offline
Guru Tat
Guru Tat
Send Private Message
Posts:2039
Mick G

--
26 Mar 2020 10:36 PM  

 

LummoxUser is Online
Guru Tat
Guru Tat
Send Private Message
Posts:4337
Lummox

--
26 Mar 2020 11:18 PM  
Yep bang Right....Bang Faded....Bang Knackered ....Bang Expensive
trixon telstarUser is Offline
Tat Addict
Tat Addict
Send Private Message
Posts:694
trixon telstar

--
27 Mar 2020 12:00 AM  

 Oh stop banging on Ross, LOL.

factory boyUser is Offline
Mad Keen Collector
Mad Keen Collector
Send Private Message
Posts:383
factory boy

--
27 Mar 2020 07:13 AM  
I'm sorry but I simply couldn't live with that sign as every time I looked at it I'd want to get a cold beer out of the fridge.
......but then again perhaps???
JimboUser is Offline
Mad Keen Collector
Mad Keen Collector
Send Private Message
Posts:311
Jimbo

--
27 Mar 2020 10:40 AM  
Every time I would look up at it FB I would be wondering if I have bought myself a repro
sign-seekerUser is Offline
Tat Addict
Tat Addict
Send Private Message
Posts:826
sign-seeker

--
27 Mar 2020 11:41 AM  
'Fraid I don't really get this talk about it being repro?
trixon telstarUser is Offline
Tat Addict
Tat Addict
Send Private Message
Posts:694
trixon telstar

--
27 Mar 2020 03:17 PM  

 Me neither, Neil .

banjo boyUser is Offline
Guru Tat
Guru Tat
Send Private Message
Posts:4875
banjo boy

--
27 Mar 2020 05:41 PM  

Or me???

 

 

 

Admin ..Or us

hinkslampsUser is Offline
Tat Addict
Tat Addict
Send Private Message
Posts:537
hinkslamps

--
28 Mar 2020 10:36 AM  
Not a repro - rare and old - but still hideous and unappealing despite that. Looks sort of continental.
You are not authorized to post a reply.

Active Forums 4.2
NOT LICENSED FOR PRODUCTION USE
www.activemodules.com