Totem rarities headline next Stafford sale

RAILWAYANA Auctions UK heads up its next Stafford auction on July 6 with a range of rare BR station totem signs, with important collections being dispersed from the Western, Midland and Scottish regions.

Neil Booth of Railwayana Auctions UK said: “We have an excellent selection of totems, many of which have come in ‘pairs’, and therefore offer a special opportunity for collectors to display the two together. From Birmingham come the pair of Moor Street and Snow Hill; from Northampton come Bridge Street and Castle and from Scotland come Newport-on-Tay East and West – the latter making up a series of five classic in-line Scottish names that also include Dundee Tay Bridge, Tayport and Wormit.

Other BR (M) gems include the classic locomotive shed location name of Woodford Halse, the royally connected Althorp Park and other Northamptonshire gems, whilst it’s an auction debut for South Wales BR(W) St Clears.

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Locomotive items include nameplates from GWR 4-6-0 Eyton Hall; Peak C44 Grenadier Guardsman; Western Pathfinder and the rare Class 40 nameplate Media. Topping the steam list is an LNER A4 brass engraved worksplate from No 60028 Sea Eagle. A rare Class 73 worksplate from one of the six of the ED class to be built at Eastleigh, is also on offer.

An array of LNER doorplates includes rare examples from a deceased estate in Norfolk. A preview of items can be viewed at

The auction takes place at The Blessed William Howard School, Rowley Avenue, Stafford ST17 9AB. For more information, contact Neil Booth on 01242 620020 or 07836 225711 or email

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