The paintwork is believed to be totally original. Please study the photos which form part of the description.It is believed as shops have been closed and updated over the years, that larger and more modern plastic signs have replaced the old, non-conforming (health and safety) signs. SPAR (originally DESPAR) is a Dutch multinational franchise that provides branding, supplies and support services for independently owned and operated food retail stores. It was founded in the Netherlands in 1932 by Adriaan Van Well and now has in excess of more than 13320 stores in 48 countries. The company name is an acronym which when translated means: Everyone works better together. This would be for collection. Ordinarily I would offer to post items this size, however due to it being constructed of glass, it needs to be handled with care. Please feel free to contact me to ask any questions. This item is in the category "Collectables\Advertising Collectables\Advertising Signs". The seller is "mutley_pie" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.