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Old Paris Metro subway exit sign street name plaque Gaston de Saint Paul 1923

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Seller: frantique2000 (10,890) 100%, Location: Yorkshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 311751228152 This listing is for a genuine French vitreous enamel on steel exit sign from the Paris Metro.4½" x 8½".This sign is from Paris city centre and near iconic sights and locations. It is one of the earliest examples. Their use was relatively short-lived due to the need for re-signing caused by the never-ending rebuilding, new building and colour coding alongside the integration with new bus, train, urban train and other lines.If you Google online images you might find some similar. You would be extremely lucky to find any ever offered for sale.The two companion examples on eBay, Avenue Mac-Mahon and Rue Copernic are now sold. This is the most prestigious address.Rue Gaston de Saint-Paul is an exclusive residential private and part-gated road running a short distance north from the banks of the river Seine and off Avenue de New York. It was owned by the C19th Baron Gaston de Verbigier de Saint-Paul. Most of the large properties were built around 1860. It faces the Eiffel Tower on the bank opposite.It is just to the south-west of the Alma-Marceau Metro station (opened in 1923) and is the nearest road that directs you in that direction only (ie westward on Ave de New York along the banks of the Seine). It is centre bottom of the Metro map shown.Made from vitreous enamel fused onto sheet steel. Heavy gauge - unlike modern versions it can't be bent easily. Very durable. It is convex (domed) with the white enamel in relief.Please take a look at my other listings on eBay Australia, Canada, Ireland, UK and US.Free worldwide shipping. Condition: good for age - see pic, Type: Plaques/ Signs, Material: vitreous enamel on sheet steel, Style: traditional French

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