Sale 274

Saturday, 24th January 2020

Sale starts at 11 a.m, viewing from 8.30 a.m.
at the The Windsor Room, Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London WC1H 0JX
(nearest Underground stations: Russell Square (150 yards), Euston (400 yards)


Please note the change of room at the Royal National Hotel for this auction only. Our normal suite is unavailable while work in being carried out it.

To help with your bidding decisions we give these brief notes that are relevant to what may be considered as some of the more significant tickets offered in this auction. All are illustrated at the appropriate places in the catalogue.

Dates quoted are taken from Michael Quick's chronology Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain (Railway & Canal Historical Society 2009) and Supplements, which is gratefully acknowledged.

The condition of the tickets is indicated as follows:

Front of Tickets

indicates that the ticket is in excellent/undamaged condition

indicates the ticket is in good condition with no noticeable defects

indicates the ticket has some wear or minor crease, although still presentable

indicates the ticket is in poor condition

indicates the ticket has faded

for travel tickets: issued and dated example

for platform tickets: issued, the symbol indicates a dated example

Back of Tickets

indicates that the back of the ticket is in good, undamaged condition

indicates that the back of a ticket has paper residue as a result of previous mounting, usually removable with care

indicates that the back of the ticket, including the back paper, has actual damage or loss

indicates that the ticket has no back

Road and non-standard size rail sections: if no front or back condition is indicated, tickets can be expected to be in front condition A and back condition .

Our contact number, for urgent matters only, between midday and 5 p.m. on the day before the auction and 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. on the day of the auction, is 07949 708735. Please DO NOT leave messages or send texts. If unanswered, please ring back later, or try the other number. Please use this facility sparingly, for example if you are suddenly unable to attend the auction and wish to leave commission bids.

Enquiries as to the success of commission bids can be made between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from the Monday after the auction, however the results should be posted on our website by Monday afternoon. Lots purchased by commission bidders will be posted by special delivery at the buyer's risk, unless otherwise instructed, and the receipt retained for three months.

Future Dates in 2020:

Live auctions: 25th April, 18th July, 24th October 2020

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