Vintage Hills Metal Sign
This is a recent favourite purchase. I'd been hunting around for a vintage metal sign for my outdoor art collection (previously posted Junk Yard Art) and lucky for me this iconic Australian sign was available and became mine!.
It measures about 60cm long x 30cm and features the iconic hills branding and catch phrase. FYI the Hills Hoist is a height-adjustable rotary clothes line, manufactured in Adelaide South Australia by Lance Hill since 1945 (thanks wikipedia!).
I love that this sign will withstand the elements, for the most part, there may be some fading or bubbling from the summer sun but overall it will continue to shine!.
Keep your eyes peeled at markets, auctions and rubbish disposal shops aka The Tip Shop for any metal sign age. Advertising sign age can often carry a hefty price (with the exception of the Hills sign above) so it may pay to keep these collectables inside and to consider vintage roadwork and industrial sign age for outdoor art which also makes a great impact and is readily available at lower prices.