Ivanhoe Ghost Sign

A cafe called Mr. Peebles ( 54 Lwr Heidelberg Rd ) opened recently, and the plaster on one was removed to reveal this sign. They have assured me it hasn’t been re-touched even though the condition is excellent. Looks like silver paint ( originally mixed from powder ). Originally there must have been a vacant […]

Currie & Richards Warehouse

The Currie and Richards Warehouse was erected in 1875 as a three storey brick workshop/warehouse for Alfred Shaw and Co., tinware manufacturers. The building features a stucco facade, and is regularly fenestrated with a rusticated ground floor, prominent string courses and Tuscan cornice entablature. The architect is unknown. The 1869 date on the parapet refers […]

Cadbury Ghost Sign

Larry from Sign Vision sent us this beautiful old Cadbury’s sign located in Eaglemont in Victoria. The building is now an office / studio but still proudly displays the buildings heritage. Sign Vision 7 Lower Heidelberg Rd Ivanhoe 3079 03 9499 5357 0412 44 99 51 www.signvision.melbourne

Jack Dyer Stand Signs

Two of our favourite things this week, the Jack Dyer Stand at Punt Road Oval, home of the mighty Tigers plus an old ghost sign. Sent to us by Mike they show an old VICKERS GIN sign painted on the side of the stand many years ago.

Bacchus Marsh Ghost Sign

It’s always a delight when you come across a ghost sign specially when it’s by accident. Stephen Pretty is the man behind the lens of Perfection Photography, who offers high quality photography at a low cost. On his Facebook page was this little gem taken in Bacchus Marsh. The famous old Bacchus Marsh building I captured this shot […]

Stephen Beaumont | Ghost Sign Hunter

Stephen Beaumont is a Melbourne based Ghost Sign Hunter with a fabulous collection of over 400 ghost signs pictures. What is clearly evident with Stephen’s wonderful collection of ghost signs is his passion for them and the way he quietly goes about building his collection. It’s all about the signs with Stephen, not about personal glory. Ghost signs […]

Halmes | Volck Kleenup

A wonderful addition sent to us by Paul of a sign on an old building opposite the Queen Victoria Market near the Dudley St intersection. I can find little on it except I believe it was a garden spray and I assume Halmes made or sold it.

Flinders St Faded Signs

I saw these faded signs in Flinders St, near the corner of Downie St (Spencer St end).   Patrick Bonello | Gallery

Saddler | Warragul Ghost Signs

Two new ghost signs this week thanks to Dave.

Café BÜ Ghost Sign

Isn’t life wonderful? I was reading an article about this great new coffee shop in Carlton (Café BÜ) when my eye caught a glimpse of a ghost sign in the image accompanying the article. Now, I have been and photographed this location in the past, long before it became a coffee shop, and being honest, […]

Fading Victoria

Its a wonderful feeling when you find a web site that is right up your alley and thats exactly what we found at Fading Victoria. Rowan Crowe has amassed an excellent collection of signs, landscapes and architecture covering Victoria, so pop along and take a look, you will not be disappointed: www.fadingvictoria.com www.facebook.com/fadingvictoria Some of the […]

Darrel Lea | Footscray

It is always sad when we discover one of our ghost signs has gone.. We found this on Fading Victoria.  Well worth a gander.. Darrel Lea Sign Was quite disappointed to arrive and find that this old painted sign in Footscray was gone – the entire row of ~90 year old shops, which were built […]

Lewis & Skinner Exhibition

Anyone interested in signwriting should visit the Lewis & Skinner Exhibition at Victoria University in Yarraville. Lewis & Skinner exhibition at the VU Library  The exhibition by Dr Stefan Schutt, research program leader at the Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing, Victoria University, features historical hand-painted signs of Melbourne firm Lewis & Skinner that he rescued […]

Bournville Cocoa | Malvern Ghost Sign

Lewis & Skinner ghost sign | Bournville Cocoa by Cadbury High Street and Seymour Street Malvern Bournville Cocoa | Malvern Ghost Sign Well, its great news and bad news today.. The great news is Pascale sent us a photo of the Lewis & Skinner ghost sign that popped up in Malvern a few weeks ago. The […]

Our World Tuesday – Unwrapped

We found this excellent find by Stewart Monckton about a ghost sign in Surrey Hills. The sign was on Union road between Croydon and Guilford roads (on the right hand side as you are facing the railway) Surrey Hills.  The sign is no longer visible – it was revealed when an old building was knocked […]