Main line adds its weight to London transport sale

Main line railwayana is playing an increasing role in the thrice-yearly sales held by Transport Auctions of London, and this is illustrated by some of the lots that will be going under the hammer at the auction house’s October 27 sale.

There will be totem and target station signs, early GWR maps, an original 1840 Bradshaw’s guide, signalbox train registers, carriage prints, a London Tilbury & Southend line carriage diagram designed by George Dow that was issued by the LMS in 1935, and a 1930s LNER horseshoe lamp tablet from Buckhurst Hill station in Essex, which became part of the Central Line in 1948.

Among the posters is a late 1940s/early 1950s BR Eastern Region ‘London – see England by rail’ example by the Scottish artist Frederick Donald Blake (1908-97), while London Underground items will include platform enamel signs, early Tube maps and poster maps. The sale is at Croydon Park Hotel and starts at 11am.

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