Salvaged Circular Metal Black and Yellow Farnborough AA Road Sign

Salvaged Circular Metal Black and Yellow Farnborough AA Road Sign



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This is rare...between 1906 and 1932 the Automobile Association or 'AA' for short installed 30,000 signs in villages and towns throughout the British Isles. In world war II all but 600 were removed to thwart the progress of the enemy following a possible invasion. Today, only 60 or so remain in situ' with the remainder in private collections. These round metal signs are typically under a metre in diameter and display the Automobile Association name and winged 'AA' logo. The location of the sign is shown in the central black band - in this case Farnborough in Hampshire. This is flanked by nearby destinations, namely Frimley and Aldershot, and the distance to London. This particular sign dates to the late 1920's - the bright yellow and black roundel is instantly recognisable and promotes 'safety first' even though the roads were quiet by today's standards. With six lateral and two vertical fixing holes, this enamel roadsign is looking beautifully aged - most notably from it's many impact scars. A wonderful piece of social and automotive history that is collectable and highly prized as a display piece in the home and retail interior alike.

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Diameter: 75.6
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