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Lindsay Burns & Company

Fry up to £5,500

Just a little less famous than Fry's Five Boys image is the illustration by Tom Browne of a multi-class group outside a sweetshop with the line from Troilus and Cressida: One touch of Nature makes the whole World kin. Dated from c.1905, the advertising sign made a big enough hit to be produced on postcards and today is a target for collectors, many whom have keen taste for any chocolate sign. The 14in. (35.5cm) black and white enamel sign was found by the vendor when clearing out his late father-in-law's shed. Other than a few scratches where he had attempted to clean the extremly dirty sign and some enamel flaking to the corners, it was in remarkably good condition. Given a tempting estimate it attracted huge pre-sale interest and on the day sold to a UK collector at £5,500.

Click here to see article written in the Antiques Trade Gazette, 5th October 2019.

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