Sorry I did not reply to your message last night. We had visitors. I am afraid I cannot send you a photo of the sign. It would seem that in the 20 plus years we have spent here no one has ever taken a picture of it However I can describe it to you. Basically it is made of 4 oak plants with a cross bar top and bottom and a iron frame, painted black and with a couple of rings to hang it by - like a pub sign. The bottom inch or so of the planks the wood has rotten a bit, but not enough to replace it and I have put hardener on it. Part of the design is bare wood which is that lovely silvery colour that old oak gets, so we do not want to cover that. I have managed to draw the letters of the name which is Lords and Ladies exactly they were on the bottom 22cm. The rest is a design, vey simple to copy for an expert, very difficult for one who is hopeless with a pencil.
It has just occurred to me that we have our own wine bottle labels, with a picture of the sign on it. My husband is out but on his return in a couple of hours I will ask him to scan it in and we can send it to you? Do we need your email address for that?
This morning I remembered that we have our own wine bottle labels which have the same design. My husband scanned a couple in and forwarded to your website which will give you an idea. (We have our own little vineyard). I sent you a long email this morning, but it has disappeared off my computer and my iPad, so I do not know if it ever arrived your not. Let me know if you did not get it and I will write it again.
Sorry to be so slow and I am looking forward to your opinion.
What information do you need? We can't think of anything.
We are now awaiting your answer.
Thank you very much Gary. I shall go today and buy the woof sealer and as you suggest will buy the best I can find. It has been a difficult drawing to accomplish since the lead of a pencil does not mark the wood, even a soft carpenter's pencil. In the end I have resorted to a blue felt tip pin which will be easy to cover.