A Hand Painted Pointing Hand Fairground Panel Sign; Try Your Skill c.1940


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Object Description

The double sided hand painted fairground sign designed to draw in the crowds at fairgrounds in the mid-twentieth century, with ‘Try Your Skill’ to one side and “4 Balls 2 D” to the other, on a cream ground with ruby red sign written script.

Object History


Object Literature

The wording suggests this sign was advertising for a ball toss stall such as ball bucket or ball in the mouth. Two pence for a go.

A decorative gem encompassing all the fun of the fair with particularly nice sign written script.

Object Condition

Suspended from two corner holes, the panel has a small amount of paint flaking to several areas and scuffs commensurate with age (it was of course part of a travelling troupe) but structurally it is sound.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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