Countrywide selection scales the heights at ticket sale

A collection of 800 mostly BR, but also pre-Nationalisation, platform tickets from all the regions topped the charts among the railway ticket realisations at Paddington Ticket Auctions’ sale in central London on July 21, with a hammer price of £780.

An even larger collection, comprising 1500 rail tickets also both pre and post-Nationalisation and mostly from southern England, was runner-up at £540, followed by a venerable LBSCR Third class Wimbledon-London Bridge return dating from the 1860s, which went for £450.Of foreign interest were four Cyprus Government Railway first, second and third class child singles for journeys to or from Nicosia issued between 1929-38 that were sold as a single lot for £410. Prices exclude buyer’s premium of 12%.

Commenting on the sale, Paddington Ticket’s Chris Dickerson said: “Another successful sale, with prices reflecting the continuing interest in old railway, as well as tram and bus, tickets.”

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