One original 1940's 'Buy Lyons Tea Here' advertising finger plate

One original 1940's 'Buy Lyons Tea Here' advertising finger plate

This listing is for one of three rare 1940's tin finger plates advertising Lyons Tea. A simple design in keeping with their company colours of the time, the bold white Lyons Tea typography is flanked above and below with sweeping stylised orange lettering, all on a deep blue ground. 

Distributed to shopkeepers and grocers who stocked the tea, their diminutive size and drilled mounting holes meant they could be affixed to doors near handles or where it was pushed open, hence coining the term 'finger plate'. The message 'Buy Lyons Tea Here' would be the last advertisement the customers would see before entering and hopefully compel them to buy.


Approximate dimensions:
13.7cm tall (5-3/8")
7.5cm wide (3")


Some light wear and rust marks commensurate with age, but no significant dents or losses.

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