Chas Clarkson has been making retail signs in Sydney since 1900- after arriving from England where the company was established in 1893. The company is still producing retail signage today.
This retail sign is a 1970s reproduction from an old Chas Clarkson issue from the 40s- I like that that company is referencing its own back catalogue. The sign came from a shop and has suffered a little from its annual outing in the front window- you can see the wear marks on the right hand side of the sign.
The plastic nativity scene [complete with halos on everybody, ‘Gloria’ held by an angle on the stable roof and suspicious pine “christmas” trees] is very kitschy and very 70s.
For 70s aficionados and lovers of kitschy Christmas ornaments, this collection is for sale: $AUD45