This isn’t the most welcoming of signs, is it? But vintage signs are so hard to come by, we’re definitely not going to hold out for a friendlier “Welcome” version! It looks to be made out of cast aluminium, which has been painted red, with the raised lettering left bare. It’s not particularly large (about the the size of the sign your teenager might stick on the their bedroom door!), but the colour means that it stands out nicely.
A nice bit of South African history that would make for a very attractive decor item!
P.S. I’ve seen this exact shade of red used for old railway signs, so I wonder if our sign didn’t maybe come from an old train or station office?
Dimensions: 30cm long x 8.5cm wide x 0.5cm deep