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June 16 2024: Auction of fairground art and hand painted signs

28 May, 2024

Over the years of owning and touring Carters Steam Fair, the world’s largest travelling vintage funfair, Joby Carter has amassed a wide range of fairground art and hand painted signs. On Saturday 15 June, he will host an auction with 100 unique signs available. The following day on Sunday 16 June he will be hsoting his third Signwriting Sunday event: a free event to encoyarge all to find out more about the traditional skills of signwriting via live demonstrations by Joby and friends. It’s also a chance to stock up on any signwriting supplies, or ask Joby questions about signwriting.

Details about the fairground art auction:

handpainted signs available in the auction

Date and time:

The auction takes place on Saturday 15 June. The yard will be open 10-4pm with the auction taking place at 12 noon.
Entry to the auction is free and all are welcome to attend. You’ll be able to preview the lots on Friday 15 June from 10-4pm or on Saturday morning before the auction. If you’ve not attended an auction before, don’t worry, bidding is easy and guide prices are £25-£500 per piece.
Whether it’s a sign linked to Carters Steam Fair or a hand painted sign by Joby or his team, there is plenty to choose from.


The event takes place are at the main Carters Steam Fair yard and restoration workshops:
Carters Yard, Grove Park Industrial Estate, Waltham Road, White Waltham,
Maidenhead, SL6 3JF
More information about this event and the carters steam fair Sale and Open days can be found here.
Follow Joby Carter on social media to find out which pieces of artwork will be available.

Special offer: Hand painted letters


Hand painted letters, Joby Carter

If you are unable to make it to the auction, or don’t want to place a bid, there will also be the opportunity to buy some of the hand painted letters which feature in the alphabets created for Joby’s second book, All the Fonts of The Fair. These will be available all weekend with a special offer of ‘buy one get one half price’. (lower priced item half price).  A great idea for Father’s Day or as a gift for someone special.
There will be individual letters available in styles which are not available online. The offer will run across the whole weekend. Only available in person, not available online.
hand painted letters by Joby Carter

Signwriting Sunday : Sunday 16 June

Following two successful events in December and March, Joby will be hosting his third Signwriting Sunday event on Sunday 16 June.
Joby will be opening the doors of his restoration workshop for anyone with a love or interest in hand painted lettering to visit. They will be able to see signwriters in action painting in a variety of different styles of lettering and they can also stock up on signwriting supplies from Joby Carter’s range of professional signwriting supplies which includes brushes, palettes, mahl sticks and paints.
Free entry all day 10-4pm.
You can see photos from a previous event here:
Joby Carter Signwriting Sunday

Find out more:

We hope to see you at the auction or the Signwriting Sunday event. We will be sharing updated via Joby’s newsletter: sign up for more information.

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