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« on: October 19, 2017, 06:02:38 pm »

http://www.chippenhamauctionrooms.co.uk/chippenham_auction_rooms_north_wiltshire.html

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An exciting and UNRESERVED collection of railwayana to include station totems, posters, cast iron signs, badges, books and lots more to be sold on Friday November 10th at 10am.




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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 10:56:35 pm »

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/local-news/rare-devon-signs-golden-age-634797
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 10:26:53 pm »

Pure poetry, surely:

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Auctioneer Richard Edmonds with a Dilton Halt totem sign (Image: Chippenham Auction Rooms/PA Wire)

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 07:28:20 am »

Sign is probably longer than the platform.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 09:29:25 am »


Under the hammer today, catalogue link below

http://www.catalogue-host.co.uk/chippenham/2017-11-10/category_1_page_4
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 03:48:21 pm »

The Dilton Marsh totem shown in the pictures was estimated at 400 to 600 and fetched 2,700.  The Yeoford seat back estimated at 30 to 40 went for 280, the directional enamel sign for Tucker Street with a 40 to 60 estimate fetched 1,400 ... not a day for (m)any bargains
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 04:43:35 pm »

Graham,
Have you any idea how much the two Crewkerne signs (169 & 174) fetched?
Looking through the estimates I felt that many were on the low side.
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 05:37:56 pm »

Graham,
Have you any idea how much the two Crewkerne signs (169 & 174) fetched?
Looking through the estimates I felt that many were on the low side.

420 and 800 (against estimates of 60 - 80 and 100 to 150)
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 05:45:19 pm »

Many thanks for that.
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 09:59:06 pm »

From the BBC:

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Beeching cuts station sign collection goes for 93,000


The signs formed part of a wider collection of station signs and memorabilia

A collection of memorabilia that included signs from "lost" railway stations that closed in the 1960s and 70s has fetched 93,000 at auction.

The collection, which was discovered in a rail enthusiast's garage in Wiltshire, beat the auctioneers' initial valuation of 60,000.

The "lost" stations included Chilvers Coton, Nuneaton, St Ann's Park, Bristol, and North Tawton, Devon.

Richard Edmonds, auctioneer, said the sale had "captured the imagination".


The collection, which also included signs from London Underground, was expected to fetch up to 60,000

Richard Edmonds, owner of The Chippenham Auction Rooms, said many of the items came from stations that were closed during the so-called "Beeching cuts" of the 1960s.

"Because of that, the sale generated huge interest," he said.

Also included in the lots were historical items from London Underground and London Transport.

Mr Edmonds said the late collector's wife had "no idea" her husband owned so many signs. "They are hugely in demand," he said. "There is a lot of nostalgia about railway memorabilia and some people even have memories of these signs in place on railway stations."

Mr Edmonds added it would be almost impossible to put together a similar collection today. "We believe this collection was put together in the 1960s, as the signs were just being taken down," he said.


As a matter of particular interest (to me, anyway, being from Devon!), grahame, do you know how much the Salcombe and Okehampton signs actually sold for?

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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2017, 01:10:20 am »

As a matter of particular interest (to me, anyway, being from Devon!), grahame, do you know how much the Salcombe and Okehampton signs actually sold for?

Okehampton - 1000

No sign from Salcombe.   There was a target from Balcombe at 480.
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2017, 01:19:24 am »

My grateful thanks, grahame!  Wink

I did wonder about 'Salcombe' - simply because that particular image strategically cut off the first letter!  Roll Eyes

Somewhat sadly, even the station platform and buildings at Salcombe, South Devon, no longer exist.  Sad

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