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Mid-Hants Auction - 26th October 2019

Nameplates - Steam

Brass Steam Locomotive nameplate "DORCHESTER CASTLE" as carried by a Collett designed ex GWR 4073 class 4-6-0 No "4090" built at Swindon Works in August 1925. Allocations included Old Oak Common, Penzance, Plymouth Laira, Newton Abbot, Penzance, Exeter, Wolverhampton Stafford Road, Landore, Carmarthen, Neath Court Sart, Shrewsbury and Cardiff East Dock from where it was withdrawn in June 1963. Cut up at Cashmore's Newport, South Wales 06/64. Purchased direct from Swindon still with its original receipt. Neither side every been offered in auction before. In Ex Loco Condition.

Nameplate from Ex GWR Castle Class No 7030 "CRANBROOK CASTLE" with matching cabside (see below)

Nameplate from Ex GWR Hall Class No 5959 "MAWLEY HALL" with matching cabside (see below)

Cabsides - Steam

Cabside from Ex GWR Castle Class No 7030 "CRANBROOK CASTLE" with matching nameplate (see above)

Cabside from Ex GWR Hall Class No 5959 "MAWLEY HALL" with matching nameplate (see above)

Nameplates - Diesel and Electric

Ex EMU Nameplate

Nameplates - Diesel and Electric (Uncarried)

Worksplates - Steam

Smokebox Numberplates











Special Poster Collection

From the Vendor
I bought a farm desk in a farm auction in Taunton Market back in 1983. The lot came with an old sit up and beg bike which was well worn. I had no idea the bike came with the desk. Both items were mine with my winning bid of £9. I think there was a small box of junk, old spanners etc., as part of the lot.

When I got the desk home and the bike and junk I had a go at opening the locked drawer that was under the desk top.

Using a hacksaw blade I cut through the brass bar and opened the drawer to find the folder of railway posters inside.

Amazing, I knew they were special. How they got there from the 1930's I shall never know unless the desk came out of a station building, which in hindsight may well be the case. The desk owners family having a clear out after the passing of their loved one maybe in the early 1980's would be plausible, especially with the locked drawer and lost key. Nothing rattled in the drawer so it must have been presumed it was empty anyway, lucky me.


Golf in N Ireland by Norman Wilkinson

London St James Palace by Clark

North Wales by John Mace

Rievelux Abbey

Shipbuilding on the Clyde by Norman Wilkinson

Snowdonia by Greenwood

Southend-on-Sea by Chas Pears

Treasure Island by Norman Wilkinson



Timetable Plates







Enamel Street Direction Signs

Enamel Signs

Ex - Bath Spa Station

Tender Plates

Carriage and Destination Boards

Destination Stips (Ex. Waterloo Destination Board)

German Loco Plates

Signalbox and Track Diagrams

LMSR Nannerch Station

BR Westminster Station

Single Line Staffs

Beddington Lane - Waddon Marsh

Three Bridges - Rowfant


Advertising Enamels

Highway Signs



Platform and Other Signs

Special Item

Miscellaneous Collectibles

Carriage Prints

Pressure Gauges


Modern Signs

Gradient Boards

London Transport

Bridge Plates

Nameplates - Diesel and Electric

Alloy Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive Nameplate "ZAMBESI". As carried by a Class 43 Warship. Built By NBL In Glasgow as Works No 27993 Numbered D864. Entered traffic in May 1962 - Withdrawn March 1971. Cut Up at BREL Swindon November 1971. Front restored, back Ex Loco.

Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive Nameplate Set "WESTERN EXPLORER". As carried by a Class 52 - together with its matching Cabside Numberplate "D1002".

Now a chance to acquire the third set in the Class!

Ex HST No. 43068

Nameplates - Industrial

A Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "THE MASTER GENERAL", as affixed to an Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST works No. 1188, ex-works on 24 February, 1911 for the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. It was of one of the builder's standard designs with 14in by 22in outside cylinders, 3ft 5in driving wheels and carried this nameplate from new. With the running down of the Woolwich Arsenal railway after WW1 it was one of four surplus standard gauge locos auctioned at the Arsenal on 21 March, 1922. It was purchased by Frank Edmunds, a dealer with an office address in Barlaston near Stoke on Trent, but not known where his yard was. Edmunds still had it in 1923 as he advertised it for sale in August 1923 and sold it soon after with another ex-Arsenal locomotive to the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board who numbered it No. 37 in their fleet. The MDHB resold it in April 1928 to The Southern Railway Civil Engineers Dept. for maintenance work at Southampton Docks. It was almost certainly lent by the SR to McAlpine and/or Mowlem for their big dock construction jobs at Southampton and had large dumb buffers fitted at Southampton. "THE MASTER GENERAL" was withdrawn in 1945 and was noted dumped at Eastleigh Works awaiting scrapping in September 1948 and had been scrapped by January 1949. It is believed to have carried its nameplates until the end as pictures exist with plates on it at Southampton.

Nameplate, Cabside and Bunker Number Plate Set from East African Railways Loco

Brass East African Railways Steam Locomotive Nameplate, Cabside & Bunker Number plates. As carried by a 59 (Mountain) Class 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt. Beyer Peacock 1955. No 5923 "MOUNT LONGONOT". In Ex loco - Condition. Largest Metre Gauge locomotives ever built for service between Mombasa and Nairobi in the then British colony of Kenya.

Select Totems

This is a special selection of Totems which are all in 99.9% Mint Condition from a Private Totem Collection.
All pledged for our Mid-Hants Auction on 26th October


Targets - SR

Worksplates - Diesel and Electric

Ex BR Class 24 No 24001

Worksplates - Ex Overseas Locos

Depot Plaques and Double Arrows


Cabsides - Industrial

Cabsides - Diesel and Electric

Seatback Station Names - Enamel




Signal Indicators


Signalbox and Groundframe Nameboards

B.R.(E) Dark Blue Original Signal Box Enamel Sign "IPSWICH".
In Excellent condition.
Owned by the vendor for the past 35 years.

Signalbox Shelf Plates

The following 12 Brass Engraved Signal Box Shelf Plates were acquired 40 years ago and are all from the Edinburgh Area

Signal Arms

GWR Calling-On Signal Arm

Original L. & S.W.R Goods Loop C/I - Wooden Shunting Signal Arm From Totton

Early GWR

Signal Finials


Cash Bags

Cast Iron Signs

Loco Whistles

Loco - Miscellaneous

Very Rare Survivor - Original Speedo off "LMS No. 10001". One of the first two mainline diesel locomotives built in Great Britain.

TABLET CATCHER off an Ex-32G Melton Constable (M & G N ) LMS Ivatt 2-6-0 Loco No 43152. Rare Survivor!!


Lamps and Lighting













Wagon Plates

Office Stamps

Other Advertising

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