Silbury Antiques uses up to date encryption suites to implement site wide SSL/TLS for your safety and security. Click the link below to learn more about how we protect your private data.
23 Feb 2017 09:26:38
We now accept payment over the phone from UK credit or debit card holders. Call us any time between 8:00am and 8:00pm, Monday to Saturday on 01249 813958, give us the item UID(s) (white number on green background) and we'll do the rest. You don't need to create an account first, we'll do that for you and email you your login details for use at a later date.
We continue to offer free postage to all UK addresses on all orders with value £30.00. or more.
We are always delighted to hear from our international customers. Please click here for important info before ordering.
Please feel free to leave feedback on any aspect of your experience. You can leave feedback here or anywhere you see the @ feedback icon. Feedback is cached for preview to prevent inappropriate content appearing on the website. Feedback is completely anonymous.
Lovely Old Reclaimed Letter Plate
How old does something have to be to be 'old'? This bronze letter plate is dated to the rear with the legend `E Showell & Sons Ltd B'ham 1951` which makes it approximately 65 years old when these pictures were taken on 1st November 2016. Not an antique then but certainly a `pensioner`. When we aquired this it looked as though it had spent every one of it`s years exposed to the elements. We cleaned it up and poilshed it and straightened it out and gave it a new spring and spindle and what we ended up with is a wondefull letter plate that is a good useable size. It will easily take foolscap envelopes or the Daily Telegraph wihout being to large for the average font door. There is some surface character which is only to be expected. We have left much of it as found although we have toned it down a little in places. A lovely old letter plate.
mouseover large image to magnify. view slide show.