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RS0217001 BR (S) fully flanged enamel Station Totem Sign “Earley”. A few surface scratches and a small bump to the end otherwise good condition with good colour and shine. A former SE&CR station south east of Reading opened in Nov. 1863. A rare totem only once previously in auction. £1200
75/7 LSWR enamel Train Departure Plate from Bournemouth West station. “Birmingham Leicester Derby Nottingham Manchester Liverpool Leeds Sheffield York via Bath & Midland R.” All destinations via the S&DJR of course. V.g.c. 9.25×8.75in. £800
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75/54 Cast iron Locomotive Shedplate “73B” (Bricklayers Arms). £150
75/64 A Group of Chemin de Fer de L’Etat / Southern Railway official printed card Book Marks advertising the London – Paris route via Newhaven and Dieppe. All are double sided with text in French. V.g.c. (6). £60
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75/114 Original Painting by Don Breckon titled “Aftermath”.This was a special commission undertaken in 1973 and depicts a hypothetical rail crash scene on the Great Western. The unusual and dramatic night scene shows the post-crash wreckage with ‘Star’ Class Loco “Royal Star” being lifted clear with workers and a Pannier Tank in attendance. The painting, oil on canvas and 33.5×23.5in o/all frame is accompanied by the artist’s original working sketch in a glazed frame and correspondence paperwork from Don Breckon to the client. £1000
75/184 Bristol & Exeter Railway Policeman’s painted Truncheon. Lettered “BER 84” below the crown of Victoria. V.g.c. and very scarce. The company opened in 1841 and was absorbed into the GWR in 1876. £400
75/210 Rhymney Rly. 12in. mahogany cased Wall Clock. Dial re-written “Rhymney Railway Company Cardiff”. “GWR 1888” ivorine numberplate to back box. The fusee movement is held between shouldered brass plates spaced via turned, tapered brass pillars. Working order with pendulum and key. £500
75/262 BR(S) half flanged enamel Station Totem Sign “Blandford Forum”. A tiny re-touched chip to the ‘A’ otherwise edge re-touching only and the flanges painted black. Superb deep colour and shine. A very scarce totem which has appeared only once previously in auction from this former Somerset & Dorset Joint Rly. station which closed in March 1966. One of only three S&D stations to have had Southern Region totems. £9500
75/294 Rhymney Railway cast iron Gate Notice. Restored and scarce. 15.75×13.5in. £425
75/299 Southern Railway enamel Station Target Sign “Creekmoor Halt”. One small edge chip and lightly weathered. A scarce target from this basic of stations on the outskirts of Poole opened in June 1933 and closed in March 1966. £1500
75/310 “GWR Gara Bridge” engraved brass Cash Bag Label on its leather mount. A station on the Brent – Kingsbridge branch closed in Sept. 1963. £180
75/321 GWR cast iron Locomotive Smokebox Numberplate “2873” as carried by the 28XX 2-8-0 Class introduced in 1903. A Severn Tunnel Jct., Aberdare and Southall loco in BR days, it was w/d in Dec. 1964 and sent to Barry Docks in March 1965. The plate is face restored only. £350
75/364 A “GWR” impressed leather Wallet with compartments inside in v.g.c. Together with a 35pp. Great Western Railway Illustrated 1881 Tourist Guide in clean tight condition. (2). £40
75/365 Cast iron Locomotive Shedplate “83H” (Plymouth Friary). As carried by one of the depot’s ex-LSWR T9 4-4-0 locos. £300
75/370 “Railway Convalescent Homes High Bridge House Administrative Offices” bronze Doorplate. V.g.c. 13.75×8.5in. £50
75/417 London & South Western Rly. Guards Pocket Watch by Waltham. The perfect dial bears the serial no. “4402597” and the case back is inscribed “LSWR 81”, nicely re-numbered “2881” by the SR by neatly inscribing two further digits. A fine watch in working order and in lovely condition. £350
75/497 Vesta Match Case bearing paper label “Terminus Hotel 64 Queens Road Brighton one minutes’ walk from station etc.” Good colour and retains its gilded interior finish. £40
75/518 Southern Railway galvanised metal Notice “Penalty for not shutting gate £2”. Very nicely face painted only. 20×11.5in. £40