Thanks to a very generous Spencer King, we have these marvellous ghost signs from High Street in Armadale.
This wonderful Carlton Ale Sign on the Vine Hotel, Wellington St, Collingwood was sent to us by Andrew Mott. Vine Hotel, 59 Wellington St, Collingwood – Google Map Sadly the hotel built in 1869 is currently closed. View Gallery
Possibly the oldest ghost sign in Australia is at Anglesea Barracks Hobart, on the face of the original Military Prison come just about everything else over many years and wars but now uniquely the Tasmanian Army Museum. Anglesea Barracks has been in continuous use by by the Army since 1811. In 1879 it was proposed […]
Phil sent us this wonderful ghost sign for Rosella Tomato Sauce. Old building demolished, new slab laid so this will disappear again very soon. The Strand, Colonel Light Gardens, Adelaide, SA Taken: 23/9/2018 Source Phil Bagust Gallery
Aaron Hogan added a new photo to Ghost Signs Australia’s timeline — at The Gasometer Hotel. With the recent demolition of the deco brick factory next door a great ghost sign has been revealed on Smith Street Fitzroy. Also visible is the ghost outline of the former cottage on the site. Sources Aaron Hogan added […]
An ongoing debate around the world is how to protect and preserve ghost signs. Some want to repaint them, others encase them while others say to leave them alone. Dr Schutt (Find The Radio Book) says repainted ghost signs will lose their appeal. We agree. While the debate cannot be treated as a one size […]
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.
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 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 […]
A wonderful interview with Nick Gadd and Stephen Banham on ABC Radio discussing ghost signs and ghost sign hunting. Ghost signs – those ephemeral, faded signs on the sides of buildings which advertise a shop or product of days gone-by – hold a particular appeal among a growing band of enthusiasts who are photographing them […]