A vintage French external Tabac shop sign. Originally had a tube fitting but this has been removed and a new lighting solution will be needed. Fixes together with four small screws but we needed to cut two of these to dismantle it for shipping so it will need some new bolts / fixings as well. Refurbishment needed. See further notes on condition below.
Makers mark / hallmarks: none
Sourced: in Normandy, France
Age: circa 1980’s
Materials: metal, plastic
Size roughly: Sign not including support: 130 x 33 x 33 cm – 52 x 13 x 13 inches. With support extrudes roughly 36 inches / 90 cm from wall
Weight packed roughly: 10 kg (so expensive to ship I am afraid)
Condition: in used vintage condition with signs of previous use, scratches, dirty, dusty, some rust to metal parts especially inside where a little garden had formed over the years but structurally good, plastic parts good but dirty, TABAC lettering damaged in places, will need new lighting solution as old one has been removed, will need some new fixing bolts as two have rusted solid and needed to be drilled out to dismantle for shipping (one removed on each side in pictures), and the remaining two are quite rusty and not fit for purpose, totally dismantled for shipping, ready for refurbishment and pride of place in your smoking den, please see all pictures