London Transport Original Signs

BUS BLINDS

1940s - 1990s

Welcome! After decades of collecting, age and circumstances mean I have to greatly reduce my collection.

You will see some truly evocative and iconic signs from London's famous transport system that I grew up with and depended on.  Then, a few real copper coins bought a bus ticket that was reeled off by hand. You entered and left a tube station passing an inspector who checked your ticket.

No electronic barriers to negotiate, no cameras watching your every move and the shiny red trains bore no mindless graffiti.  Self-serve ticket machines only took coins and worked via simple buttons. No ‘ology’ in computer science was required.

Remember open platform buses with conductors and tube trains with guards? These often very extrovert people gave passengers a secure feeling often with some amusing banter thrown in.

Upstairs on a bus and in some tube train carriages you could smoke! No ashtrays meant cigarette ends were thrown to the floor.  

Enjoy a trip down ‘memory lane’ with me going back to what seemed like a much simpler, slower and safer world.

Virtually none of these signs are in use today, many go back to the late 1960's and some of the maps way way back to the 1920's.  These make superb unique gifts that will last a lifetime.  N.B. my poor images are not all to the same scale.

ALL OF THIS SITE IS COPYRIGHT

SPECIAL BUS SIGNS 1960s - 1970s

TUBE TRAIN DESTINATION SIGNS 1930s - 1960s

LONDON TRANSPORT & LONDON UNDERGROUND HARDWARE

LONDON UNDERGROUND ROUNDELS

MAPS 1920s ON, POSTERS, DIRECTION SIGNS, NOTICES

TEMPOARARY STATION SIGNS 1960s -1970s

BRITISH PUB NAMES BUS BLINDS

SCHOOLS, UNI's & HOSPITAL BUS BLINDS

LONDON FOOTBALL CLUBS & SPORTS EVENT SPECIAL BUS SIGNS 1970's

LONDON TRANSPORT & LONDON UNDERGROUND ENAMEL SIGNS

LONDON UNDERGROUND LINE CAR DIAGRAMS ZONED AND PRE-ZONING

THIS MONTH'S FAVOURITES Click on the images to go to the item

LONDON UNDERGROUND VINTAGE ARCHIVES 1950s BOOKS AND LONDON TRANSPORT MAGAZINES

PHOTOS OF RE-HOMED SIGNS

ABOUT ME AND LINKS

LT HQ ROAD SIGN BROADWAY

1960s STRAP HANGER

1950s ON BUS BELL PUSH BUTTONS

METROPOLITAN LINE LUGGAGE RACKS 1960s

IT'S TIME TO PUT AN END TO MY HOARDING SO...

HERE WE HAVE MY UNUSUAL THINGS FOR SALE

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Some really novel gifts for the London Bus & Tube Enthusiast to be found among these pages!

Just uncovered!£155