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“I was an active collector of old bottles in my youth and from there my knowledge grew from wheeling and dealing at all of Londons Antique markets like Bermondsey, Camden Lock, Covent Garden and Portobello Road.

Today, I have an eclectic knowledge of many antique collectable fields. This has helped me to form a wide range of private collections in the last 35 years or so.”

Laurence Cooper, the Purveyor

Latest find

Antique Porcelain Enamel Sign Burmah Oil Company Motor Spirit

Antique Porcelain Enamel Sign Burmah Oil Company Motor Spirit

£5,000

Incredibly rare and decorative enamel sign for BOC (Burmah Oil Company) This company was founded by a Glasgow entrepreneur who bought an existing company from the King of Burma known as The Rangoon oil company in 1876. By 1886 the company was incorporated as BOC. It is still to this day the oldest British Oil Company and is now called Burma Castrol. This sign is marked Willing & Co Ltd London to base. The sign has a Petrel Mark logo which must be a play on words for Petrol which was not in common use. Height 21 inches, width 22 inches. One small chip under the letter B and some scratching to central image and some loss of gloss. No restoration. A very rare piece of motoring history. C1901

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