Vintage ~ c1950 ~ "Cow & Gate" "Smiler"~ Original Painted Tin Sign


Vintage ~ c1950 ~ "Cow & Gate" "Smiler"~ Original Painted Tin Sign

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS ON THE UK SITE AND LISTED IN GB POUNDS.

Vintage

~ c1950 ~

"Cow & Gate"

"Smiler"

Original Painted Tin Sign

"Cow and Gate" was launched by "The West Surrey Central Dairy Company Limited" in 1908 following a request from Dr. Killick Millard to supply powdered milk to children of poor families. The company was renamed "Cow and Gate" in 1929. The trademark baby, named "Smiler" was used from the 1940's.

This is a genuine original tin advertising sign for "Cow & Gate" from around the 1950s. This fabulous painted tin sign would have been attached to a wall or counter inside a shop.

It is in original "as found" condition, considering the age of the sign, the dark blue surround has been repainted at some point and the whole sign has been varnished to stop the paint from flaking, this has not been done by us. However, there are, inevitably, patches of paint loss, scratches and marks. Even though the condition is not excellent it is such a rare find I thought I'd bring it to you. All of this just adds to the character and charm of an item that has lived a life! The sign will make a lovely display item, and is a wonderful piece of social history. It measures 102 cm (40
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