Sale 339
Closing Friday, 18th August 2023

Please note the Friday closing date.

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.



Postal Delivery Delays

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. To avoid interrupting and delaying the staff 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
£2 up to £30
£5 up to £100

£10 up to £500
£20 thereafter

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 Travel 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: 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

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. Acknowledgement is also made to John Cummings' Railway Motor Buses and Bus Services in the British Isles 1902-1933 (Oxford Publishing Co. 1978).

Specialists in Railway, Tram and Bus Tickets,
Great Central Railwayana Ltd
14 School Street, Woodford Halse, Daventry, NN11 3RL

Telephone: 01327 262193 / 263633 ~~ Email:

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