The overall market for Irish railwayana - some comments (2006-)

click for 3K .jpg image of LMSNCC plates LMSNCC plates. Source: TRA905

First quarter 2006

At the beginning of the year I would recommend the Railway Antiques Guide, a monthly publication the first issue of which appeared in September 2003. It is published by Tim Petchey and Lindsay Ferris, and available on subscription, price £3.50 per issue plus overseas postage, from the RAG Office, 23 Gloucester St., Winchcombe, Glocs. GL54 5LX. Each month RAG has priceless material on railwayana, including Irish material. For relevant material to date see the back issues sub-page.

Fakes: A number of creative small, GSWR model, 4 line gate notices have been appearing on ebay over December/January with the going rate being a pretty consistent £36 (although a Tralee & Killarney went for £53.50). These follow on from those appearing at car boot sales in Ireland over the past two years. Noted examples have been CB&SCR, C&PR, NR&WR, W&TR, GN&WR and T&KR. Somewhere else a Giant's Causeway version was seen. Apart from the obvious lack of a link between these companies and the GSWR, and some of their disappearance way before the GSWR version came into existence, the initials are generally somewhat clumsy and the signs show no sign of use. However, it is quite difficult to determine fake GSWR and WDLR 4 line gates from the real thing (Talisman caught their WDLR offering in September, but not before it initially seems to have come through the selection process). Also there is a known T&DLR small GSWR-style trespass, so a 4-line gate from that company would not be impossible, as from some other companies in the GSWR orbit. So one ends up looking for acceptable age and use. Other creations appearing have been big GSWR Ormsby' trespasses (without lugs). These are turning up as far afield as Australia and the US - the US one sold for $15 (probably less than the cost of the iron!) but the Australian one went for $AU63. Perhaps it will be time soon for a separate rogue signs' page (now, in May, it is on line at Fake Irish railwayana on the second site)!

Malton on 14 January auction had: Two railway posters in matching frames - 'The Irish Mail' and 'Service By Night' £8, miniature train staff - possibly Irish. £17, BR Poster 'Dublin' 102x64cm needs reframing £42, dr poster 'Holidays In Ireland' £12.

Kiddlington on 21 January had: a small GNRI cast iron trespass 203x140mm original condition £70, LMSNCC square brass tablet 'Limavady-Limavady Junc' 89mm square, prominent lettering £170, LMSNCC Tyers No 6 alloy tablet 'Limavady Jct-Bellarena', stamped serif lettering £50, solid copper signal lamp case with ribbed bullseye lens & backlight, brass hinge, catch & oval brass plate 'LMS Railway' on top. Ex LMS.NCC ground signal at Londonderry Waterside, 381mm high £55, RSC key token for Coleraine to Portrush, cylindrical steel with rings & brass circular head prominently engraved 'CE-PH', a long section key used when Portstewart Box was swiched out £40, GNRI 14 ton 1922 196 registration plate, lugs intact, repainted, also matching owners plate 'Owners Shell Mex & BP Ltd, London WC2, No 1534', rectangular, angled corners, 229x140mm, repainted. (2) £160, Tyers No 6 rectangular tablet 'Derry-Lisahally' £50, LMSNCC RSC key token 'Whitehead-Larne', cylindrical with rings & circular steel head £90, Enamel MGWR 1909 trespass notice, black on white, 324x457mm, edge chips, generally excellent condition but text affected on right £180, Brass tenderplate 'GNR(I) 104 B2 Makers 1910 Dundalk' from the first Class B2 2500 gallons tender, most likely coupled new to a Class PP 4-4-0., 229x127mm, unrestored, the company has removed the letter "I" long ago £140, LMSNCC Tyers No 6 alloy tablet, Coleraine-Portrush branch, marked 'CE-PH' in serif lettering £100, CDRJC detonator canister with brass plate 'C.D.R.J.C' on side & stamped 'Engine No 11', 203mm high,. No. 11 was a 4-4-4T, built 1901 and named 'Hercules' withdrawn in 1933 (a diesel which built in 1929 for the CVR also became No. 11 named 'Phoenix'. Excellent original condition £80, GSWR coat of arms transfer, on framed board, overall 419x483mm, mounted long ago & still bearing framers label & phone no. 'Shepherds Bush, 4833' £80, CIE, cast alloy carriage board 'Failte', 838x127mm, original red paintwork £210, LMSNCC Tyers No 6 alloy tablet 'Bellarena-Castlerock', Ex LMS (NCC) Belfast-Derry route between Coleraine & Limavady Jct, stamped serif lettering, contained in its leather pouch with strap, buckle & circular steel hoop £100, RSC steel staff with brass caps miniature staff, 'Clones-Smithboro', tab marked 'A' £150, LMSNCC track circuit indicator with curved top & alloy case, circular aperture with red banner showing 'Track Occupied/Clear' a plate below '96 TRACK' & makers plate "The Westinghouse Brake & Saxby Signal Co", 152x95mm, used for the outer home track circuit at Londonderry Waterside £90, BNCR/LMSNCC wooden cased semaphore signal repeater with distant signal arm on brass post with decorative finial, 216x114mm, from Greensland cabin where it indicated No 48 facing points at Bleach Green Junction £95 [Edmund comments = 'Why is a signal repeater said to have 'indicated No 48 facing points at Bleach Green Junction”? Greenisland cabin had a fine collection of circular points repeaters of a more modern vintage], GWR jig-saw puzzle 'Mountains of Killarney', 150 pieces, twin shields style box with black label, excellent condition, complete £45, W&T staff 'Wexford-Macmine' Steel with brass rings, cast brass nameplates & key end for the siding at Killurin £140, Tyers No 6 tablet 'Antrim-Lisburn', from the GNRI branch from Knockmore Junction to Antrim, the inscriptions altered after the closure of Crumlin & Ballinderry boxes £260, GNRI Signal repeater with circular bakelite case, the top half of the face inscribed 'Points No 48', white on black & the lower half Normal/Wrong/Reverse, 'SYX' on back, from Poyntzpass cabin, slight flaking to lower portion; also a brass plunger from Coleraine Cabin with brass ring attatched, though not inscribed with any details. (2) £80, Tyers No 6 rectangular tablet 'York Rd-Antrim', as the York Road (Belfast)-Monkstown section was double track, the tablet actually covers the Monkstown-Antrim section, but is inscribed as such as York Rd Box remotely controlled the instruments £20, LMSNCC brass key token 'W'head-Larne Hbr', triangular head with stamped lettering on both sides £80.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 26 January had: Lot 7 Donegal Railway issued 3rd Emigrant's ticket from Fintown to Londonderry (dated 17/4/1903). a couple of clips at the top £210, Irish platform tickets CIE (13 incl. Harcourt St. Youghal and Albert Quay): CDRJC, Donegal; GNRI (5); GNRB (6); LMSNCC (2); NIR (1); UTA (5): plus 3 CIE machine issues £160, Waterford & Central Ireland Railway issued 1st & Cabin Rail/Steamer ticket from Kilkenny to Bristol (dated 21/9/1898, slight corner damage), together with a City of Cork Steam Packet Co. Ltd. Saloon & 2nd single Cork to Port Talbot, both via New Milford. (2) £35, Lot 144 Lower Shannon Steam Ship Company: Excursion deck ticket blank card Edmondson return steamer tickets from Tarbert made out to Kilrush, dated 27/8/1906 £30, CIE 20 issued whole Edmondsons - majority of destinations now closed £65, Lot 252 Schull & Skibbereen Tramway issued 3rd two-piece return from Ballydehob to Skibereen (dated 26/7/1923) on mauve/pink card, vgc £90.

A Midland Counties Railway phone auction in February had: an LMSNCC wagon plate 1891 £65. On seeing the photo in May, it looks totally wrong - the '9', in particular, is not the BNCR/MR/LMSNCC distinctive style, but, then again, neither are the rest of the characters, e.g. the '1's' see the real '1's', and the 'C's' etc.. For comparison purposes see also the real '9's' down the page or on the MRNCC page on the same site for the real 8's even if one on 'MRNCC 1648' is upside down! [and a W&L Ry axlebox cover £130 - but Welshpool and Llanfair!].

There was nothing Irish at the George Kidner auction on 2 March.

SRA on 11/3/06 had: 'Beyer Peacock & Co. Ltd. Gorton Foundry Manchester 1899' brass worksplate. From photographs it appears that the only locos built in 1899 with the large plates were SLNCR 5’ 'Lissadell' and 'Hazelwood' (BP Nos. 4073 and 4074 respectively) oval 42x20cm face restored only £1120, Caledonian Steam Packet Co. qr poster Great Britain and Ireland 'TSS Caledonian Princess' Via Stranraer and Larne, artwork by Cranston showing the vessel being loaded with cars and lorries at Stranraer Harbour with DMU in the station, undated, ref. B33591, folded, one or two small fold tears, good otherwise £140, Railway Executive/B&I Steamship Co./Belfast Steamship Co. Ltd. dr poster: 'To Ireland with ease by rail and sea' with artwork showing Sheephaven Donegal by Paul Henry. Published 1951. Folded, tape repair to fold tear, good otherwise £190, Caledonian Steam Packet Company (Irish Services) Limited silverplate flower vase by Walker & Hall. high with trumpet style top, name and house flag stamped into side. vgc £110.

The SRA postal auction on 20/3/06 had: Lot 593 CDRJC Two hanging card notices: 'Excursion tickets to Londonderry, Belfast, Dublin.' red printing 203x516mm; 'You will feel first class if you travel first class.' blue printing 292x203mm, both undated, second example a little worn, est@£10, Lot 614 Finn Valley Railway share certificate for one £10 share dated 18XX, ornate scrolled title, blue print, unissued. est@£18, Lot 617 Strabane & Letterkenny Railway share certificate for £10 shares dated 19XX, ornate scrolled title, left side embellishment with company crest, unissued, good condition. est@£18, Lot 618 Strabane Raphoe & Convoy Railway share certificate for £10 shares dated 19XX, mauve print, large side embellishment, unissued, large stamp cancellation. est@£16, Lot 624 Great Munster Railway share script certificate for ten £50 shares deposit paid, dated 1845. ornate title, reprint, small format, not cancelled. est@£25, Lot 643 Fishguard & Rosslare Railways & Harbours 'Certificate as to closing of sufferance road' foolscap size. unused. est@£5, Lot 800 LMSNCC 4pp large size handbill type leaflets: 'Tourist tickets to Great Britain'; 'Holiday return tickets to Great Britain'; 'Empire exhibition Glasgow' all dated 1938. est@£10, Lot 835 GSR Guide Book: 'Ireland-Gem of the Sea' illustrated covers, 48pp plus plates, adverts and fold-out map, dated 1936, minor annotation on slightly worn covers. est@£10, Lot 836 GSR centre-folding brochure: 'Ireland-Gem of the Sea' coloured pictorial covers, 28pp guide to Cork, Killarney and Kerry with fold-out map, c.1930s. est@£10, Lot 1059 WLWR type IW31 luggage labels to Sligo and to Tubbercurry, gc, est@£30, Lot 1070 CLR luggage labels comprising type IC21 to Pettigo via Clones and to Glasgow via Belfast; type IC22 to Armagh and ten others, mostly vgc est@£30, Lot 1071 CBSCR selection of luggage labels comprising types IC61 (8), IC62 (11) and IC63 (2), mostly vgc est@£40, Lot 1072 Newry & Armagh Railway types IN11 and IN12 luggage labels to Balbriggan, Castlebellingham, and Maguire’s Bridge (all IN11) and to Castlebellingham (IN12), mostly vgc. est@£40, Lot 1090 BCDR IB22 type luggage labels for B’hinch Junction, Bloomfield, Crossgar, Downpatrick and Millisle Rd. Halt in excellent condition. (5) est@£30, Lot 1099 Cavan & Leitrim Railway IC22 type luggage labels including Belturbet (2 different), Clones, Drumshambo, Dundalk, Enniskillen, Londonderry, etc; mostly vgc. (11) est@£15, Lot 1138 GSWR official postcards: 'Hotels in Kingdom of Kerry' (green-GSWI036) and (red-GSWI038), unused, slight edge wear on green example. (2) est@£24, Lot 1142 GWR official postcard: 'Fishguard Route to Ireland – Turbine Steamer' (GW313). Unused, good. est@£12, Lot 1203 100 postcard size b&w photos of Irish steam locos, early diesels and one or two trams and rolling stock taken mostly in the 1950s and 1960s. est@£20, Lot 1235 UK & Ireland narrow gauge. Album of 220 mostly postcard size b&w photos loose mounted on album sheets featuring Narrow Gauge subjects taken from 1900 onwards. Lines covered include West & South Clare Railways, Cavan & Leitrim Railway, LLSR, CDRJC, Castlederg & Victoria Bridge Tramway, etc. An excellent selection of subjects. (220) est@£30, Lot 1250 GNRI. Mixed 35mm and 60mm b&w negatives of various steam subjects. (74) est@£20, Lot F10 Glazed Timetable Poster SLNCR 17th September 1956 – UFN Sligo – Enniskillen. est@£5.

Solent on 18 March had: a carriage print 'M.V. Cambria British Railways Holyhead - Dun Laoghaire service' by Claude Buckle wooden glazed frame, vgc £40, GSWR gate, two small chips to top border edge. unrestored. gc. 273x279mm £35, an LMS carriage print- photo Galway £ns and another print MV Cambria (Buckle) £40.

Talisman on 25 March had: Five horse brass harness decorations - A pair of GNRI, one GSR, one CIE and one winged wheel brass on a black perspex and polished mahogany board £85, Belfast Steam Ship Co. Ltd. dr poster 'Liverpool Belfast Ulster Imperial Line Express Night Passenger Service' glazed frame with slip mount (not stuck down). 1120x770mm £160, GNRI small cast iron trespass 200x137mm, face restored only £35.

Second quarter 2006

The Stafford Auction on 8 April had: MRNCC accommodation gate notice front restored 483x305mm £180, an LMSNCC accommodation gate notice front restored 483x305mm £80, a Webb & Thompson staff 'Dungannon-Trew & Moy with key/brass rings £120.

Cundalls at Malton, also on 8 April, had an 'Athy-Cherryville Jct.' miniature staff £50, a G!N!WR gate notice £6 (undoubtedly the familiar GSWR gate fake, but at an appropriate price) and a dimension plate from an Irish coach. [comb. lot with an LNER dimension plate] £5.

Kidlington on 22 April had: an RSC miniature staff, Railway Signalling 'Farranfore- Gortatlea' £100, a Webb & Thompson staff, 'Kilmurry-Doonbeg' £520, a Tyers No 6 single line brass tablet 'Cookstown Jct.- Randalstown' £270, a small GNRI trespass front repainted & back lightly cleaned. The brackets & letter 'I' worn or partially chipped away £50, a cast alloy 'Slainte' carriage board, 84x13cm, Repainted red over old paint £220, a Tyers No 6 tablet 'Limavady Jct.-Bellarena' alloy with hand cut lettering, complete with leather pouch with padded circular hoop £100, a DNGR coat of arms on a slightly curved wooden panel taken from a coach, 44cm square featuring Britannia standing & a figure with a harp etc. and the date '1873' with a few minor blemishes from use £100, a dr poster 'Salmon fishing, Northern Ireland' by Norman Wilkinson, UTA emblem below £400, a Londonderry & Coleraine Railway 3/4 milepost plate, oval cast iron, 20x13cm, (MPLC 201/H), a rear fitting is cast in to fix to post with a single rivet, traces of yellow & black paint, an unusual feature is the angled figure '1' £105.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 29 April had: Waterford Steam Ship Co. Limited: A small collection of issued Edmondson cards for a variety of journeys by deck, cabin and half cabin, four of which bear dates in 1906/07 (5) £75, CVR Unissued whole Edmondsons from 3 x Aughnacloy, Ballagh (pre-dated 12/7/1935), Ballygawley, Brookeboro' (joined halves), Clogher, Fivemiletown, together with an issued free pass (dated 24/9/1937), and an unused 1d white punch ticket (10) £45, Lot 33 Belfast Street Tramways Co. 1d blue geographical stage punch type tram ticket covering a long list of stages, together with an early 1d blue issue from Belfast City Tramways, with an advert for the Glengormley Tramway ('now worked by the Corporation') on the back, and a later 1d white print from the same company vgc (3) £30, GSR roll type omnibus tickets comprising 3d and 6d green 'Omnibus Section' prints, together with 1½d green, 2½d pink, 3d yellow and 4d orange titled 'Omnibus Services:City Services'. All are used and bear the imprint 'Made in England' (6) £ns, Platform tickets: A varied selection of Edmondsons comprising GNR(I) Warrenpoint: GNRB Belfast, Dublin Amiens St. E, Londonderry; GSR Arklow (part faded); LMS-NCC Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine: 6xUTA, 18xCIE, 2xNIR, together with 1 UTA and 3 CIE AA machine issues (38) £50, Lot 91 WCR 3rd single from Kilkee to Moyasta (dated 30/7/1902, but has Bd), together with return halves from Miltown Malbay to Ennis, and Kilkee to Corofin (dated 12/12/1897), and a GSWR 3rd Class Bathers Ticket from Tralee T&F to Spa, with 'specime' stamped on the back (2wh 2hlf) £30, Lot 159 DWWR: 3rd single from Glenageary to Kingstown with a large 'K' in the top left corner (dated 4/7/1895), together with 2nd singles from Harcourt Street and Killiney & Ballybrack (Bd) and a couple of returns, one of which is stamped cancelled on the back, while the other has been heavily repaired. All are properly dated (5) £45, Lot 198 Cork Electric Trams and Lighting Company Ltd. 3d mauve geographical stage punch type tram ticket in excellent condition (1) £30, CIE: 150 issued and audit whole Edmondsons includes closed stations and a variety of different types (150) £130, DNGR issued whole Edmondsons from Bellurgan, Bush, Dundalk Quay St., Greenore (2-1 dated 2/11/1892 (Bd)), Newry Bridge St., Omeath, together with audits from Bellurgan(2), Bush(2), Carlingford(2), Crossalaney, Dundalk Quay St.(3), Greenore(2), Gyles Quay(2), Gyles Quay Halt, Newry Bridge St.(2), Newry Edward St.(25) £25, Lot 394 Finn Valley Railway type IF11 Luggage labels: to Drogheda (with 'FVRy' heading) routing details cut-off from the bottom; and to Ballybay (with heading roughly cut off). Both labels in gc (2) £100, Belfast Steam Ship Co. Ltd. 145 mainly issued whole Edmondsons, many including rail journeys, with some dating back to 1902, together with 30 severed halves(145wh 30hlf) £60.

ebay in March had a far-fetched DNGR Ormsby trespass. Despite my recorded comments that "it was a fake rather than 'perhaps a reproduction'" it sold for £26. But in April ebay had a rather nice collection of 6 buttons (CIE broken wheel, CIE flying snail, GSR shamrock, LMSNCC, GNR, CIE flying snail - brass) £105.

Talisman on 15-16 May had: small 17mm. gilt 'DW&WR' script button (F62/7) vgc £55, large brass 25mm. 'B&CDR' script initials button (F61/2) vgc £46, pair of cast iron wagon plates 'BNCR 1034' (repair to one corner) and 'LMSNCC 2642' vgc, both face restored a while ago £85, pair of GNR china milk jugs by Dunn Bennett & Co. Ltd. The smaller face marked 'GNRI' and the slightly larger 'GNRB'. Both also base marked 'This is the property of the Great Northern Railway(I)' or '.. Great Northern Railway Board'. Both vgc, 120 and 132mm. tall respectively £60, china tea saucer by Dunn Bennett & Co. Ltd. Top marked 'GNRB' in black script and also base marked as previous lot. Service wear otherwise gc £ns, 'MRNCC' cast iron trespass, totally unrestored & still fixed to its curtailed original angle iron post £85, GSWR cast iron 'Ormsby' trespass with integral fixing lug, face restored only £40, LMSNCC large oval luggage label 'Northern Counties Hotel, Portrush for Giant's Causeway Northern Ireland'. vgc 103x77mm £ns, Three GSR official publications: 'Ireland Gem of the Sea' 42pp. 1928 (cover nicks); 'Motor Coach Tours Ireland 1939' 64pp. gc and 'Great Southern Hotels' Jan 1955 folding leaflet in gc £22.

ebay in May had a number of Irish items. These included: a GNRI dinner plate made by Dunn Bennett & Co £19.99, a CVR paper £5 reward notice for info on damage to property from Committee of Management 1928 £9.99, a GNRI notice for the Royal train 1953 £26.55, a GNRI 1949 Rule Book £na, a GNRI Air Raid Precautions Book £21.07, a GNRI Enterprise 11.5cm diameter ashtray £52, a UTA 22.5cm Dunn Bennett soup plate £ns, a UTA 24cm Dunn Bennett dinner plate transfer dated '4.58' £15, an NIR 24cm Dunn Bennett dinner plate transfer dated '1.70' £15, an LMSNCC 23cm soup plate Dunn Bennett impress date '1.29' £22, a UTA 16cm Dunn Bennett side plate £ns, a 'Navan Jct-Wilkinstown' W&T staff with key £210, a 'Wicklow-Genealy' W&T staff with Annetts key £ns, a 'Tubbercurry-Leyny' W&T staff with key £143. Among other paper items seen were: CIE WTTs for 1951, 1961-2, 1965-6, 1966, 1973, 1984, 1985, an Irish Rail WTT 1988 & 1990 + supplement, and an IE 2001 WTT. Another large fake Ormsby was on sale, this time from Maryland, US, but was unsold! GS&WR (embossed) chromed (on brass!) matchstriker 3x10.5 cm £15.

Bonhams on 16 May had nothing Irish.

GWRA on 20 May had: an alloy tablet 'Ballymena- Antrim' £30, British Railways qr Ireland poster pair 'Ireland by night, Dublin via Holyhead - Belfast via Heysham' by Claude Buckle and 'Ireland For Holidays', both published by BRLMR and printed by Haycocks Press, London, very good condition with folds £110, a GSWR Ormsby trespass £160.

Talisman on 21 May had: BCDR enamel notice 'Please do not spit in the carriages etc', four lines of text within an ornate border, vgc, 408x112mm £220, Southern Ireland Railway handbell, company initials embossed on the face, vgc, with a turned hardwood handle (minor loss above brass sleeve), clapper chain present but clapper missing. 310mm tall £100, BCDR Bryant & May's matchbook cover proof in thin card, advertising the Slieve Donard Hotel and facilities and on the reverse the company’s refreshment bars & tearooms etc. vgc, £30, Pair of GWR 'Photochrom' Carriage Photos: 'Newquay, Beacon Cove' and 'Muckrose Abbey, Killarney', some fox spots but with titled card mounts and original glazed frames (2) £ns, Two GSR official folding publications: 'Tourist & Excursion Fares' 32pp. 1938 and 'Ireland Gem of the Sea' 46pp. 1928 both gc (2) £ns, 'GNRI' small china cream tot with handle by Dunn Bennett & Co. face lettered with script initials and base marked 'This is the property of the Great Northern Railway(I)' vgc 48mm. tall £75, GSR pictorial luggage label 'From Great Southern Hotel Parknasilla-Ireland” with a poster style image of hotel £14, 'Londonderry & Loughswilly Railway' title & loco nickel Buttons (F61/12). 2 small 16mm. examples in vgc (2), £ns.

ebay items noted in May/June, with prodding now and then from correspondents, were an NIR tie £5.50, several lots of CDRJC unissued tickets realising, in the one case followed up, 20 cents per ticket, a GSR Killiney Walter Till poster $600, a large collection (more than 100) of CIE/IE etc. badges £365.07 in mid-June. There were also in June separate offerings of CIE brass and chrome buttons, a handbill issued by the GNRI, dated Dublin, August, 1938, advertising a grand all-day rail and road tour to the Glens of Antrim, Glenariff, from Amiens Street, Dublin, printed red and black and measuring 141x220mm went for £31.37. Several 'vintage', but unremarkable, GNRI Belfast documents c. 1903 failed to sell as did a GSWR general parcels way bill dated 20th December 1901, a CDRJC enamel pin badge. A GSWR Sunnyside of Ireland booklet had a similar fate as well as a GSWR Fermoy Races poster acknowleged as a reproduction, and an unacknowleged repro GSWR gate, described as CSWR. A plaque engraved in slate which included the coa of the GNRI along with two Welsh companies went for £10.99, an LLSR 1920 12 page annual report $12, a CIE summer 1948 PTT went for £32.66, an Irish Tourist Association 1935 tourist map showing Railways Roads and Steamship Routes went for £4.20, a GSWR statement of the dividend for the half-year ended June 1887 for £1.24, a SLNCR 1957 PTT went for £35.10, a CDRJC 1957 PTT went for £30, a UTA 1951 'Tours and Excursions by road and rail in Northern Ireland' raised £6.50, a GNRI 1956 coach tour Doonaree poster/leaflet raised $12 and a chrome, with brass back, CIE flying snail button reached $11. More recent items include a DUTC bus driver's badge £44.50.

The Malton auction on 9 June had a GNRI signal lamp interior £25 and an 'Arklow-Woodenbridge' miniature staff £65.

SRA on 10 June had: GSWR Ormsby trespass 476x349mm front restored some time ago, the back in primer £80, GWR 'St. Patrick' nameplate and matching 2927 cabside £1780, brass shipbuilders' plate 'No. 1258 Turbine Steamer 'Slieve More' Built By Denny – Dumbarton 1932.' from LMSR coal-fired turbine steamer built for the Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire route, oval, engraved lettering, 45x30cm, a few scrapes and knocks £900. brass 'Beyer Peacock & Co. Ltd., Manchester 1908' oval, 248x146mm a little damage to the '&', several possible companies mentioned, but not 2 GNRI 0-6-4Ts (works' nos. 5093-4, RT class Nos. 22 & 23) £150, GNRI cast iron station name 'Glenavy' 356x102mm with rounded ends in ex-station condition £260.

The SRA postal auction (but no record of realisations in March on site) had: SLNCR catalogue for the auction of track and rolling stock following closure of the line at Manorhamilton Station, Co. Leitrim, April 1959 paperback 56pp. gc £45, Newry, Warrenpoint & Rostrevor Railway share certificate on vellum for one share dated 1846. Ornate scrolled title, embossed attached red seal depicting old loco, not cancelled £90, Dublin, Belfast & Coleraine Junction Railway share script certificate for five £50 shares deposit paid, circa 1845. Printed on grey paper, not cancelled, gc £22, GWR 'Holiday haunts–Southern Ireland 1924– green covers, 76pp plus fold-out map gc £120, GWR publication 'Southern Ireland-its lakes and landscapes' 136pp guide with fold out map, contained in leather bound covers with title and coa in gold on front dated August 1906 vgc £40, CDRJC 8pp fold-out type glossy leaflet 'Excursion arrangements' dated June 1958, red printing, front showing photo illustration of coastal scene est@£5 £ns, CIE Road services - three different uniform badges: brass and enamel examples for 'Conductor' and 'Driver' and chrome and enamel 'Conductor' badge(3) £10, Lot 1340 GWR colour-tinted carriage panel print: 12039 'At Parknasilla, Co.Kerry' Card 21x16cm vgc est@£10, MV Cambria British Railways Holyhead–Dun Laoghaire Service by Claude Buckle (LMR Series(D)1957) carriage print £18.

Solent on 17 June had: 60 Irish Edmondson whole tickets c:1964 £26, miniature staff 'Athy/Cherryville Jct. B' £ns, an LMS carriage panel 'Weir Bridge, Galway Ireland'. sepia photo f&g £21, MRNCC full title cast iron gate sign £126, single line key 'CE/PH. A'. (Coleraine-Portrush) 28cm long £74, Irish railways coach dimension plate rectangular c/i. 20x15cm £11.

Onslows on 20 June had: Brandt Ireland Invites You, land of Legend, printed by Hely's Ltd 1955 - 100x63 cm £100 and Claude Buckle 'Ireland Overnight, Dublin via Holyhead Belfast via Heysham', printed for BRLMR by Haycock Press Ltd - 102x127 cm est@£300-400 £ns.

Third quarter 2007

Bitton on 7 July had, on the basis of information in the August issue of RAG , a carriage board (presumably GNRI) Dublin-Londonderry for £28.

Kiddlington (now GCR) on 14 July had: CIE carriage board 'Baile Atha Cliath-Traighli', cast aluminium, 116x13cm, front cleaned but with original red paintwork £310, enamel notice 'Great Northern Railway Company (Ireland), Hereby give public warning to all persons, Not to trespass upon this railway, Trespassers will be prosecuted', white on blue, 51x30cm, excellent colour and shine, although several face chips £95, Lot described as BCDR [but probably GNRI] cast iron double sided gate notice, 'Caution, Before crossing…both ways/Notice, Penalty for omission…Forty shillings', 39x20cm, repainted £100, RSCo miniature staff 'Ballymoe-Castlerea' , 'A' , cylindrical steel with brass rings and cap engraved £160, RSCo miniature staff, 'Ballyhale-Thomastown', 'B', cylindrical steel with rings and brass cap, an indentation on the edge of the rings and a crack at the end ring £160, bilingual white on black enamel station sign 'Madore/Mag Dobair', 122x46cm, excellent condition £250, cast iron GSWR Ormsby trespass, front repainted, 48x34cm with 5cm brackets cast at top and bottom £70, A W&T large staff, 'Listowel-Abbeydorney', tubular steel with brass rings, cast brass name plates and a key for the ground frame at Lixnaw £220, Lot 520 GNR(I) 50 and (NER) 36 bridge numbers (2), starting price £15 £na, Lot 634 CIE bell codes electric token block & single line 1952, hanging card notice, also similar 1875 Explosives Act (1930) (2), starting price £10 £na.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 21 July had: Lot 21 Waterford & Limerick Railway 3rd & deck blank sgl from Carrick issued to Reading on 7/5/1900 with three small clips and a little (Bd), plus 1st Rtn Clonmel to Laffan's Bridge in very good unissued condition. (2) £55, GSR. A collection of 10 issued and 70 audit whole Edmondsons, includes a wide selection of types and a number of closed stations. Ballyconnell, Durrus Road, and renamed Maryboro' included in issued tickets. (80) £40, Irish Edmondson miscellany: issued whole tickets from the GCP&BV Ry & Ty Co. (ex Bushmills Office 9/12/1920). GNR(I), L&LS Rly, and 2 x CIE, together with platform tickets from: CIE-Enniscorthy*, Ferns*, Gorey*, Harcourt St. T, Limerick, Waterford H, Youghal*; GNR(I)-Belfast; NIR-Belfast Central; UTA-Londonderry WS, Portrush, plus 4 SLNCR audit issues. [* = stamped 'Specimen' on back]. (20) £110, Lot 131 Dublin United Tramways & Clontarf & Hill of Howth Tramroad jointly titled 4d green geographical through tram ticket for the journey Fairview-Howth in vgc. (1) £110, Irish tramways selection of punch type tram tickets comprising examples from Belfast City (7), Dublin United (11), CIE (4), GNRB Hill of Howth (3). mostly good/vgc. (25) £26, CIE: 125 issued whole Edmondsons, including a variety of types and a number of closed stations, such as Ballinascarthy, Croom, Drumshambo, Quilty and Valencia Harbour (125) £80, GSWR issued and audit selection including from Athy (a), Birdhill (i), Clondulane (a), Cloughjordan (1st Express Rtn overstamped 'Specimen'), Dundrum (a), Gort (a), Mitchelstown (a) (closed 1947), Queenstown (i), Waterford North (to Bath-issued April 1937 (/)), etc. Mostly vgc. (15) £65, Lot 259 Waterford & Limerick Railway issued first class & cabin blank card single from Killaloe (closed 17/8/1931), made out to Bristol. The ticket, which is numbered '00', is dated 25/1/1899. It has 4 clips and a central vertical crease (1) £55, Irish railways issued and pre-dated Edmondsons. A collection of 158 whole and c.300 severed halves, of which 104 whole (including two dated in 1903) and the vast majority of the halves (some matching) are from the SLNCR. The other whole tickets are from 11 different companies. Also included in the lot is an unissued NCCMR 3rd single from B'Robert Bridge to Templepatrick or Mossley, but in poor condition (Qty) £170, Lot 381 Waterford Limerick & Western Railway unissued 1st Sgl Limerick-Clonmel in excellent condition; unissued 3rd Excursion rtn Kiltimagh-Galway with small scuff on return half. (2) £30, Irish railways. A selection of approx 400 luggage labels from diverse companies including GSR, GSWR, LMSNCC, GNR(I), MGWR, Cavan & Leitrim, SLNCR, BNCR, INWR, BCDR, CIE, etc., but with a little duplication. (Qty) £170, Irish punch type tram and bus ticket miscellany comprising 18 x Dublin United Tramway Co. (1896) Ltd (some duplication of fares, but differences in print/adverts). One identified as 'Bus Service'), 3 x Dublin United Tramways Co., 2 x Belfast City Tramways, 2 x GNR(I) Howth Electric Tramway, 1 x Beechwood Omnibus Services, 2 x Carmel Bus Co., 3 x Coast Omnibus Co., 2 x General (L.E. McNally), 2 x General Omnibus Co., 3 x Falcon Bus Service, 5 x GNR(I) Road Motor Services, 6 x Great Southern Rlys Omnibus Services / Department, 3 x Irish Omnibus Company; 1 x unidentified (in Gaelic). All appear to have been used apart from the Beechwood ticket. A General Bus Co. TIM issue from 1934 is also included. (55) £120, Great Northern Railway (Ireland), a collection of 28 issued and 114 audit whole Edmondsons, includes a wide selection of types and a number of closed stations. Ballinamallard, Cavan, Fintona, Newtownbuttler, and Richhill included in issued tickets. (142) £90, Irish Railway audit tickets: 3,800 whole Edmondsons of which c.1,640 are from the CDRJC, 860 SLNCR, 1,000 LLSR. 150 GNR(I), and c.140 from other concerns, around 150 British and Isle of Man tickets (some issued), a number of NIR insert setrights and a quantity of County Donegal Railway rectangular non-adhesive 'railway stamps' are also included in the lot. (Qty) £310.

The GCR telephone auction on 6-7 September had: Two axle box covers - 'B&NCR', (b) 'LMS, 9x4', each approx 28x23cm with hook to right & bolthole left, front repainted £16, Two axle box covers, 'MR, NCC', 'LMS, NCC', each 29x23cm, with hook to right & bolt hole to left, fronts repainted £80, 13 Signal lever plates, LMS, NCC, ex-Kilroot box on Belfast-Larne line, Nos 1-13 cast iron, 8x22cm, rounded top & base & back bracket, various wordings, one refers to 'Whitehead', two blank (out of use), one with letters in shadow only, but refers to 'C.Fergus', No 2 has piece broken off top, all original black on white, hand painted, with older red/yellow visible on bracket etc. £26, Single line tablet, Tyers No 6, Coleraine-Ballymoney (alloy) £10, Wagon plate, 'M.R.N.C.C. 338', 32x18cm, rectangle, curved corners & decorative serif characters, letters etc probably repainted £20, Bridgeplate, 'GNR(I), 50', oval 34x24cm, front repainted £20, Coachplate, 'Coras Lompair Eireann, No 1433, Bogie 2nd Length 61' 6", Width 10' 0", Seating 70 Second, Tare 26 Tons 3 Cwt", alloy 19x132(sic)cm, front repainted, back primered £17, Hanging card notice, 'Great Northern Railway Company (Ireland), Course To Be Taken By Signalmen On Double Lines Of Railway In Case Of Emergency...1968', 52x46cm, glazed card, excellent condition with just a couple of minor defects £3, Cast iron 'G.N.R (I), Notice, Trespassers on The line will be prosecuted', 20x14cm, '(I)' partly chiselled, good original condition £12, Single line tablet, 'Belfast Central-Antrim', alloy wedge shape £10, Tyers No 6, alloy tablet, 'Coleraine-Ballymoney', names stamped on older tablet & configuration altered from circle to square £8, Signal lamp interior, (L)'M.S.' on top but removed from the County Donegal Line, unusual shaped vessel, curved ends, two semi-circle cutouts & flat sides, complete with LM&RS plate, also small wagon plate 'To Carry 10 Tons', ex CDRJC, oval 11x8cm, front repainted £8, 'D' wagon plate, Irish origin 'L.M.S 12 Tons, Std, 2297', ex NCC, vertical break through left hole & mounted on wood block, repainted black on yellow £16.

Christies on 13 September had two Irish related posters: Hass, Bangor, N. Ireland colour, printed by London Lithographic Co., condition B+/A-; not backed 102x64cm est £400-600, Jack Merriott, Southern Ireland SOUTHERN IRELAND colour lithograph in colours, c.1954, printed by The Baynard Press, London, condition A-; not backed, 102 x 64cm, est £600-800.

SRA on 13 September had: SLNCR cast iron accommodation gate crossing with 'SL&NCR' heading and twelve lines of text. A very small 19x29cm in original condition and all four corner fastenings rusted in £480, Webb & Thompson staff 'Pomeroy/Beragh' embossed on brass plates and a key. 66cm long, brass rings around the central steel column £75, GSR dr poster: Ireland-The Land of Eternal Youth. R. Breslin 1935, folded, small edge tear, good otherwise £320, BR(M) sr Poster: Northern Ireland-Ulster, John Greene 1959 showing the Giant's Causeway, rolled, minor loss left-hand edge £200, GNRI enamel sign: 'Please do not spit in the carriages....' dark blue lettering and border on white with a light blue border. Although credited to GNR(I) [Remark: first such credit I have seen. Up to now it has generally been accepted that they are BCDR. This is in contrast to the Caution/Notice cast iron sign at KRA in July which is described as BCDR, but is most probably GNRI on the basis of feedback from a survey on this site several years ago and on the basis of one very categoric reply. The same is seemingly true true for the door plates 'Gentlemen', 'Ladies Waiting Room X Class', on which even Tim may have erred in ascribing to BCDR, but which are more than likely GNRI.] could well have come from one of the other Irish Railways..., vgc £220, Tyer's brass faced tablet: 'Bellarena - Limavady Junct 10' vgc £300, A wooden board with seven different brass nameplates from Webb & Thompson train staffs, mostly with embossed names, but two stamped. The names are: Omagh North (stamped), Newtonstewart (stamped), Crumlin, Knockmore Jc., Ballyward, Katesbridge, St Johnston. vgc £50, GNR(I) 'Lisbellaw' cast iron station tablet 30x9.5cm with curved ends in ex-station condition in white with black lettering £420.

The SRA postal auction had: Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow & Dublin Railway share script certificate for ten £20 shares, deposit paid, dated 1845. Ornate title, green print, not cancelled, gc. £30, WDLR share certificate for ten £10 guaranteed preferred shares dated 1879. Ornate scrolled title and borders, mauve print, embossed seal, neat cancellation. £20, GNRI 4pp thin card leaflet 'Popular Tours', green and blue pictorial covers showing company coach, opens to show details of tours, dated April 1937, vgc £10, GSR Omnibus Department 12pp fold out leaflet for the tour of Galway, blue print showing photo illustration of company coach, dated June 1939. vgc. £10, GNR(I) album of 271 different luggage labels including coloured types to overseas destinations £70, LNWR poster card official: 'Dublin & Holyhead' (LNW635), not postally used. reserve£10 £ns, LNWR poster card: To Ireland Via Holyhead (LNW622), not postally used, corners slightly rounded, reserve£10 £ns, LMS-NCC Hotels official: Northern Counties Hotel, Portrush (NCC050A) showing exterior, swimming pool, ballroom and crest, unused, vgc. reserve£5 £ns, 28 real photo postcards mostly showing 1930s views of Irish locos including examples from CBSCR, Cork & Muskerry, West Clare, etc., publishers name not marked, £30, GWR unframed carriage print 22x17cm coloured photographic type card: Lismore Co, Waterford, Blackwater River, £16, carriage print MV Cambria British Railways Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire Service by Claude Buckle (LMR Series (D)1957) £10, F&G carriage print 'MV Cambria-BR Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire Service' by Claude Buckle, modern frame £22, F&G GNRI poster for Kells Races 1884. £20 F&G GNRI poster for cheap trips from Drogheda 1882. £20 F&G carriage print from the Hamilton-Ellis series 'Travel in 1860-LNWR Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire (Kingstown) Paddle Steamer 'Cambria'', modern frame, £18.

Fourth quarter 2007

GCR on 6 October had: GNRI Milepost Set, (a) '20', oval, 33x25cm, (b) '1/4', triangular, 28x24cm, (c) '1/2', diamond, 22x22cm, (d) '3/4', rectangular, 17x24cm. Each repainted white on blue on the front, back untouched £100, MGWR wagon plate 'M.G.W.R, BROADSTONE, 2021, 1909', oval with scroll below displaying the year of build, overall 19x14cm, front repainted long ago £200, C.I.E. Carriage Board 'Dublin-Cork', cast aluminium with small rear brackets, 116x13cm, original red paintwork £150, RSCo Staff, 'Portlaoise-Abbeyleix' cylindrical steel with rings,names engraved on a steel cap £300, Webb & Thompson staff 'Craughwell- Ardrahan' tubular steel, brass rings, names on cast brass plates £150, enamel bilingual station sign 'Durus Road' the last station before Bantry on the CBSCR white lettering and border on black, in two sections, overall size 166x46cm £360, Webb & Thompson staff, 'Borris-Palace East', tubular steel with brass rings £200, RSCo miniature staff, 'Bagnalstown-Gowran' cylindrical steel with rings and names engraved on a brass cap £190, RSCo miniature staff, 'Enfield-Moy Valley' cylindrical steel with rings, the names engraved on a brass cap £190, RSCo miniature staff, 'Foynes-Ballingrane', cylindrical steel with rings, the names engraved on a steel cap (at other end a 5cm section is broken off) £140, Lot 531 GNRI trespass, cracked & repaired, starting £20 £na, Lot 571 GNRI large pattern handlamp, starting £30 £na, Lot 721 GNRI milepost '39' also NBR Bridgeplate '88', starting £20 £na, Lot 805 Cutlery, MR Manchester, LNWR, GNSR, GSWR. (9), starting £10 £na.

Solent Railwayana Auctions on 13 October had: a BR(M) dr poster 'Heysham for Belfast and Northern Ireland', by Claude Buckle, 1958, minor creasing otherwise vgc, £70, an Irish 'Tombstone' wooden cased signal box galvanometer, face graduated to top '60' to '0' to '60' with 'G.P.O' below centre of twin pointing needle, 13x6x18 cm, g. original condition. £43, a GSWR handlamp. 4 aspect, no glasses present, body stamped 'GS & WR', no interior, unrestored. £30, approx 50 Irish railway Edmondson tickets, all whole, 1960s/70s/80s Dublin, Londonderry, Mullingar, Dundalk Junc etc noted, all gc, £20, an LMSNCC signalling token 'Coleraine-Ballymoney 14', alloy, gc. £75, a Dublin Tramways cap badge. oval brass, engraved 'F.S.P'/'FEAR STIURTA' to outer edgeand 'C 538' to centre, vgc. 5x3 cm, £ns, a miniature staff 'Athy-Cherryville B', steel body with four steel rings, brass end with engraved locations, gc, 24cm long. £50.

Bonhams on 15 October had: LNWR publication 'The Heart of Erin' £30, poster 'Fishguard-Rosslare Shortest Sea Route To Southern Ireland" BR(W) qr John S Smith, 1960 est£500-700 £ns.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 20 October had: CDRJC: 34 issued whole Edmondsons from 18 different stations, together with 31 issued whole from the SLNCR, covering 11 different stations. Three severed halves are also included in the lot £65, Lot 109 GNRB: 44 issued, 11 pre-dated (mainly used) and 71 audit whole Edmondsons, together with 8 severed halves £80, Lot 221 SLNCR: First Class all stations leatherette folding free passes for the years 1913, 1921 and 1930 - the former being an oval shape, the others rectangular. The recipients were, respectively, T. Shields, P. Wharton Director of Traffic (pre-printed) and G. F. Egan of the SLNCR, all vgc £20, GNRI, 40 issued and 160 audit whole Edmondsons, wide selection of types and stations - many of which are closed £110, GSWR 7 and 7 audit whole; 19 severed halves, one or two items rather poor £55, Lot 367 Waterford & Tramore one-piece 3rd return dated 18/7/1918, a GSR dog single, 9 different issued CIE whole Edmondsons and 2 GSR off-line, a W&TR 1st Class Monthly paper ticket issued to a Mr Edward Power on 13/6/1882 (valid for 6 months), two GSR and two CIE paper tickets also included £30, CIE: approx. 80 issued and 160 audit whole Edmondsons £260, 223 issued and 145 audit whole Irish Edmondsons, 211 of issued are UTA from c.1960, remainder are from the CIE (5) and GNRB (7), while there is also a CVR joined return, audit tickets are from 9 different companies, of which 78 are CDRJC, 14 CIE, 13 BCDR, 21 LMS NCC, and 18 GNR(I) (Qty) £35.

Talisman on 5 & 6 November had: DSER. Webb & Thompson staff with Annetts key, cast brass plates 'Wicklow' and 'Glenealy', a dent to the handle end otherwise vgc restored. 650mm. long. £ns £of@150, GSWR fully titled cast iron Ormsby trespass, face restored a while ago, vgc £80, GNRI fully titled cast iron trespass with the 'Co.(I)' ground off, vgc, restored in primer only £ns, UTA one pint china coffee pot by Dunn Bennett & Co. white with blue floral decoration to upper body & matching lid, base marked 'Property of Ulster Transport Hotels', vgc, 132mm. tall £42, LNWR Luggage Labels: All headed 'From Euston Station, London' and 'via Kingstown'; to Enniskillin (GN(I)Ry); to Cookstown (GN(I)Ry); to Mullingar (M.G.W.Ry); to Kildare (G.S.W.Ry); to New Ross (D&S.E.Ry), all vgc. (5) £210, GNRI small cast iron trespass notice, face restored only £75. on 15 November had a BNCR small red on white enamel station notice 'B.N.C.R NOTICE Any Person found writing on the walls or in any way injuring the Company's property will be prosecuted BY ORDER', poor condition with chips and a loss to the right hand side, 15x10 cm £45.

GWRA on 24 November had: Dundalk Newry & Greenore Railway 1873 coach crest, mounted on a board, some slight damage £40, Irish Railway Tickets, collection mounted in album comprising approximately 120 whole Edmondsons and approximately 450 neatly trimmed halves, mainly UTA dated around 1961, some wholes from various other companies and a page of halves £20, alloy tablet 'Ballymena-Antrim No 16' ex NCC £170.

Sheffield on 8 December has: Lot 2 CDRJC trespass notice 'CDRJC – Any person trespassing will without further notice be prosecuted Pursuant to 62 & 63 Vic Ch 64 Sec 32. Penalty 40/-'. 50x30cm in ex-trackside condition front and back, Lot 34 brass loco whistle carried by 'Chichester Castle', bell shaped, 25cm tall, barrel 10cm diameter, the initials 'NCC' stamped into the base nut, whistle minus the ornate valve, mounted into a wooden base for display, whistle lightly polished only and vgc, Lot 78 W & T staff with the section names 'Castlebar-Westport' engraved on brass plates, 58cm long, Lot 168 BCDR cast iron coa as recovered from Queen's Quay Station Belfast, Latin motto 'Pro Tanto Quid Retribumaus' in scroll underneath the device, ex-station condition, Lot 248 W & T aluminium miniature: 'Clonsilla–Kilcock C' vgc, Lot 282 MRNCC cast iron notice ' MIDLAND RAILWAY CO NCC – Notice Relative to Accommodation Crossing Gates...' 50x30cm in original condition and attached to fixing struts, Lot 305 LMS qr poster: To Ireland – Choice of Five Routes, Norman Wilkinson, mid 1930s folded with some small edge tears, Lot 312 BR(M) qr poster: Ireland overnight – Dublin via Holyhead, Belfast via Heysham. 1956 artwork by Claude Buckle but Ref: LM28062 shows this was a 1960s issue, folded with a couple of repaired edge tears, taped all around the edge at the back to prevent further damage, good otherwise, Lot 323 Railway Executive (M) dr poster: Northern Ireland by Eric Lander dated 1952, Giants Causeway, Ref LM 6552, folded, one or two minor edge tears, good otherwise, Lot 326 BR(M) dr poster: Northern Ireland, Daphne Padden, shows a large shamrock with vignettes of castle, village and hills, issued by BR in 1956, Ref LM 15756, rolled, vgc, Lot 329 LMS dr poster: Travel to Ireland by Stranraer-Larne Route-Magnificent New Turbine Steamer 'Princess Margaret', 1930s, Norman Wilkinson, rolled with one or small edge nicks and tears, some rust staining over the title at the base, Lot 347 Irish Telegraph pole notice "Persons throwing stones...", green with cream lettering, Lot 405 GNRI cast iron station tablet 'Armagh' 30x9.5cm with curved ends, restored yellow with black lettering and edging.

The Sheffield postal auction has: Lot 611 Dublin, Belfast & Coleraine Junction Railway share script certificate for five £50 shares deposit paid, not cancelled, good condition. res£15, Lot 654 RCH map of Ireland, 1918. dmf into hardback covers with title in gold on front, spine a little worn. res£20, Lot 753 GNRI PTT of rail services, green, red and black covers, 86pp dated June 1938, covers a little dog-eared, res£10, Lot 754 GNRI bound volume of PTT for July and October 1912, approx 100pp plus maps (one torn) in leather bound hardback covers with title in gold on the front. res£20, Lot 755 LMSNCC Supplement No.2 to the Appendix to the WTT dated June 1934, card covers, 15pp dated March 1945, worn, covers creased. res£5, Lot 882 LMSNCC publication 'Container Traffic-Inclined Runway System', blue card covers, 11pp illustrated guide to system for transferring goods from rail wagon to lorry including proposed changes to the layout of various stations, December 1945, vgc res£10, Lot 883 SLNCR publication 'Timetables, Passenger Fares and Summer Tourist and Excursion Arrangements', green card covers, 36pp June 1925, rusty staples, res£10, Lot 1298 GWR carriage print 22x17cm coloured photographic type card: Lough Gill, Co Sligo, res£10, Lot 1525 GSWR cast iron trespass notice. 46x46cm, face repainted, reputedly ex-Carlow, res£20.


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GNR Armagh station tablet. Source: SRA1207

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NCC brass whistle 'Chichester Castle'. Source: SRA1207

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BCDR cast iron arms. Source: SRA1207

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CDRJC trespass. Source: SRA1207

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Castlebar W&T staff. Source: SRA1207

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Clonsilla W&T miniature staff. Source: SRA1207

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MRNCC gate sign. Source: SRA1207

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Telegraph pole sign. Source: SRA1207

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GSWR Ormsby trespass. Source: SRA1207

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LMS 'To Ireland' poster. Source: SRA1207

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LMS 'Larne-Stranraer' poster. Source: SRA1207

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BNCR Notice. Source: RNT1107

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'Ballymena-Antrim' NCC alloy tablet. Source: GWRA1107

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UTA coffee pot. Source: TRA1107

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GSWR Ormsby. Source: TRA1107

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Wicklow-Glenealy W & T staff. Source: TRA1107

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GNRI small trespass. Source: TRA1107

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GNRI trespass. Source: TRA1107

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LNWR labels. Source: TRA1107

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Irish signal box galvanometer. Source: SOL1007

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BR(M) poster Belfast-Heysham. Source: SOL1007

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Coleraine-Ballymoney signalling token. Source: SOL1007

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Athy-Cherryville miniature signalling staff. Source: SOL1007

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DUTC tram/bus driver's badge. Source: SOL1007

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GNRI milepost and 1/4. Source: GCR1007

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CBSCR station from later era. Source: GCR1007

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Enfield staff. Source: GCR1007

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CIE Dublin-Cork carriage board. Source: GCR1007

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Foynes staff (with missing end). Source: GCR1007

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Abbeyleix staff. Source: GCR1007

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Ardrahan staff. Source: GCR1007

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Borris staff. Source: GCR1007 (original doctored more than usual)

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Oldcastle staff. Source: GCR1007

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Gowran staff. Source: GCR1007

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GNRI station sign. Source: SRA907

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NCC Bellarena token. Source: SRA907

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SLNCR gate. Source: SRA907

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W&T staff Pomeroy. Source: SRA907

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GSR poster. Source: SRA907

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NI poster. Source: SRA907

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BCDR spitting notice. Source: SRA907

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W&T plaques (right side created). Source: SRA907

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CIE/GSR 'Dublin-Tralee' coach board. Source: KRA707

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Two sided gate - probably GNRI. Source: KRA707

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GSR/CIE 'Madore' station sign. Source: KRA707

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GNRI enamel trespass. Source: KRA707

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'Listowel-Abbeydorney' staff. Source: KRA707

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'Ballymoe-Castlerea' staff. Source: KRA707

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'Ballyhale-Thomastown' staff. Source: KRA707

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SLNCR nameplate. Source: SRA607

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GSWR wagonplate. Source: SRA607

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London & Yorkshire Railway poster for NI. Source: SRA607

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Two sided Caution/Notice. Source: SRA607

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Webb & Thompson miniature staff. Source: SRA607

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GNRI Dundalk tender plate. Source: SRA607

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BR(M) Vale of Clara poster. Source: SRA607

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GNRI Dundalk makers' plate. Source: SRA607

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GNRI 'Nasmyth' makers' plate. Source: SRA607

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GSWR gate notice. Source: SRA607

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LMSNCC whistle. Source: SRA607

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GNRI 'Laytown'. Source: SRA607

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LLSR Trespass. Source: SRA607

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CVR train stop. Source: SRA607

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CVR poster board. Source: SRA607

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GNRI small jug. Source: TRA507

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GWR 'Muckross' carriage print. Source: TRA507

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BCDR spitting plate. Source: TRA507

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Southern Irish Railway handbell. Source: TRA507

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BCDR matches. Source: TRA507

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GSR publicity. Source: TRA507

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CIE/GSR alloy carriage board. Source: GCA407

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BCDR no spitting carriage sign. Source: GCA407

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GNRI lamp. Source: GCA407

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'Float-Multifarnham' miniature staff. Source: GCA407

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'Ballingran-Patrickswell' staff. Source: GCA407

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'Victoria Bridge-Newtown Stewart' staff. Source: RNT407

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'Maryborough-Conniberry Jct.' staff. Source: GCA407

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GNRI trespass. Source: GCA407

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LMSNCC beer bottle. Source: ebay407

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WDLR questionable gate. Source: ebay407

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CIE bus driver's badge. Source: ebay407

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GNR makers' plate No. 28. Source: SRA307

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GSWR Ormsby trespass. Source: SRA307

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GSWR Liverpool Overhead Railway poster. Source: SRA307

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BCDR (Slieve Donard) cruet set & sugar bowl. Source: SRA307

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GNRI small trespass. Source: SRA307

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CIE handlamp. Source: SRA307

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CIE tours & radio train poster. Source: SRA307

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CBSCR Clonakilty-Ballinascarthy Jct. staff. Source: SRA307

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Fishguard-Rosslare poster. Source: SRA307

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Railway Executive Giants' Causeway poster. Source: SRA307

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BR(M) Northern Ireland poster. Source: SRA307

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GSWR Ormsby trespass. Source: TRA207

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Finn Valley Railway button. Source: TRA207

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Craughwell-Athenry staff. Source: TRA207

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MGWR pocket watch. Source: ebay107

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CIE/GSR destination board. Source: KRA107

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GNRI trespass. Source: KRA107

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GNRI makers' plate. Source: KRA107

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Listed BCDR, but GNRI, 2 sided Caution/Notice. Source: KRA107

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W & T staff 'Abbeydorney-Listowel. Source: KRA107

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MGWR enamel trespass. Source: KRA107

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GSWR Ormsby. Source: KRA107

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MRNCC trespass. Source: KRA107

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RSCo 'Carrowduff-Ballinasloe' staff. Source: KRA107

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RSCo 'Castleblayney-Ballybay' staff. Source: KRA107


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