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French enamel steel street sign road plaque Rue Victor Schleiter WWI Verdun 1933

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Seller: frantique2000 (10,569) 100%, Location: Yorkshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 351896184448 This listing is for a genuine French vitreous enamel on sheet steel street sign. 16" x 28" - very large. Convex with white enamel in relief. French enamel work at its finest. Made in or immediately after 1933. Victor Schleiter is a name revered to this day in Verdun. There is a large memorial in his honour. He was a member of the French parliament. He was senior deputy mayor (a non-elected salaried position) of the city from 1919 to 1925. He was mayor (elected position) from 1925 to 1933 (when he was killed in the rail disaster at Lagny). The residents immediately renamed the city centre Rue de la Rivière (river) in his honour. The road was also rededicated in honour of the rebirth of the city following its destruction during the Great War (the French and Germans each lost around 500,000 men during the Battle of Verdun). This sign is an important piece of art, political and social history. Significant savings on combined shipping overseas - particularly in this instance as the cost of shipping this item is high due to the unusual size and weight. Free UK postage. PayPal, UK bank cheque or UK to UK bank transfer. Condition: good for age - see pic, Type: Plaques/ Signs, Material: vitreous enamel on sheet steel, Style: traditional French

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