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More than 200 iconic Westminster street signs to be sold through Catherine Southon Auctioneers

Abbey Road street sign

Published: 21 January 2021

Westminster City Council is selling a collection of London street signs at auction next month. Members of the public will have a unique chance to own a piece of London’s history when the collection of 260 signs goes on sale between 17 February and 3 March via Catherine Southon Auctioneers.

The distinctive signs which were first created by Sir Misha Black in 1967 and are synonymous to Westminster City Council. They range from Abbey Road NW8, which is estimated to fetch £1,000-2,000 to Pimlico Road SW1 – the premier destination for antiques dealers and interior designers, which carries an estimate of £100-200. Other signs include the prestigious Westbourne Park Road W2 £100-200 and Belgrave Place SW1, which is estimated at £80-120 as is Circus Road NW2.

Cllr Melvyn Caplan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Management, said: "This collection offers a unique opportunity to own part of our city’s history.

"Westminster is home to some of the most iconic street names and postcodes in the world, and this collection includes the historic Abbey Road. These are original signs which have been on the streets of London in recent years – through historic moments and cultural milestones.

"Interestingly, this particular collection includes a small number of street signs with typing errors, making them truly one of a kind and, hopefully, even more valuable for collectors and enthusiasts. 

All the money raised through the auction will be invested back into services for people in our city."