Cheap and cheerful cast resin letters are ten a penny and make a bold graphic statement but our favourites have always been the beautifully crafted vitreous enamelled copper and bronze letters favoured by the designers of municipal buildings from the 1920's through to the 50's.
These letter were formed from copper or bronze then filled with enamel which was then baked for a tough weather proof finish. The enamel shows wear an tear of over half a century sometimes revealing the base metal below, the copper has oxidised to a characterful verdigris.
Our personal collection started over 20 years ago with some wonderful letters rescued from a demolished water pumping station (they still have pride of place in our bathroom) but we have some similar on offer.
Small sans serif capital letters A,CCC,D,HHH,II,L,M,N,OOO,P,R,S,T,U,Y,
Size:Height 13cm, width variable £15 each
Medium serifed capital letters W,A,T,E,R
Size: Height 16cm £35 each Sold out
Large serifed letters T,R,I,C,E
Size: Height 20cm,width variable £45 each
Extra large serifed letters U
Size: Height 30cm £50 each
*Please note if it is not shown in the grid of letters on the right then it is not available!
We will remove letters as they sell. The top four images are are for illustrative purposes, the grid of letters shows the available letters photographed in front of a grid of 5x5 squares to illustrate their scale in comparison to each other.
Vintage Vitreous Enamel & Copper/Bronze Sign Letters
Large serifed and small sans serif capitals.