As live auctions are not permitted during the coronavirus emergency, this auction is being run as a Postal Auction as a replacement for our normal live events. Bidding in this sale is via email and post.
Please note the change from a live auction at the Royal National Hotel to a Postal Auction.
If you are posting bids for this auction, please post early. It it is essential that you contact the office to confirm that we have received your bids. Alternatively, email your bids. If emailing, please look out for our return confirmation email. If no confirmation is received, please re-send or contact the office.
Bids can be submitted by post or email to the address below (where equal bids are submitted, the first received will take preference). Please ensure that you give us your card payment details or blank cheque (with an appropriate 'not to exceed £...' endorcement) with your bids. Due to social distancing rules, we will be unable to have several staff working together at the office to take the payments and dispatch the tickets after the sale closes, as we would in normal times. To avoid interupting and delaying the one staff member who will be sending out the tickets to the successful bidders after the auction, please make sure that we have your payment details before the sale closes. Bidding will be in the following steps:
£1 up to £10
£10 up to £500
The successful bidder will pay one step above the next highest bid, or the minimum price in the absence of other bids. A buyer's premium of 10% + VAT will apply to all bids, total 12%.
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
Platform Tickets: issued examples, though as is usual some are dated and some undated
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
This catalogue will be updated with the Sale Results after the auction. This will show the hammer price and the bidding number of the winning bidder for each Lot.
Lots purchased by bidders will be posted by special delivery at the buyer's risk, unless otherwise instructed, and the receipt retained for three months.
Dates associated with station names are taken from Michael Quick's chronology Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain, which is gratefully acknowledged. The fifth edition of this monumental work is now available in PDF form as a free download from the website of the Railway & Canal Historical Society.
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