January 9th, 2009

Vintage French blue/white enamel house numbers?

It's my wife's birthday soon. I want to get her an old French enamel house number that is her date of birth - five digits. There is someone on eBay who has thousands of old ones - but she has told me that genuine French ones hardly ever go beyond three digits. Is she right? If not, then where should I look? If I can't find a French one then are there any countries other than US that might have such high numbers in enamel on steel? Help! I have a little under three weeks (21 Feb).
Thanks for helpful advice to date - Canada and split numbers seems best answer so far - I've checked some of the manufacturers/shops and all they seem to have is repro at several times French prices.

You can order a custom-made one there: http://www.house-signs-co.com/en/index.php
but they say the manufacturing time is 2 weeks so with international delivery it might be tight. You can always e-mail them and ask or look for something similar made in the US.

They don't do 5-digit though (we don't have streets that long!) so you should stick to the month and day and do a 3-digit one. Or order a street sign instead with her name.

PS: it's a sweet and fun gift idea, by the way!

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