The overall market for Irish railwayana - some comments (2018- )




click for 14K .jpg image of DNGR Omeath gate lamp DNGR Omeath gate lamp. Source: STA518

First quarter 2018

Stafford on 13 January had several LLSR items: original drawing for GNR(I) for Railcar 'A' which was the first railcar to enter service with GNRI in July 1932. It seated passengers and could be driven from either end, power was supplied by a 6 cylinder AEC engine, it developed 130HP and had a maximum speed of 50 mph on level track and remained in service until 1964, £na, c/i coach plate from one of the initial carriages on the Lough Swilly Railway. 22 of these carriages were bought between 1884 and 1889, from Railway Carriage Co Ltd of Oldbury. They were 31ft 9in in length and had 6 wheels on 3 axles arranged on the Cleminson principle, to accommodate the sharp curves on the system, restored condition, £360, Two engraved copper printing plates for producing company headed paper, one plate is for 'Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway Company' with a steam train logo and spaces for the signatures of 2 directors and a secretary. The plate is 20.6x6.4cm The other is for 'Lough Swilly and Letterkenny Railway, also dating the paper with 188... The plate is 12.7x6.5cm, £180, Brass engraved motor launch plate, 'Aberfoyle'. The registration plate came off the US Navy launch that was acquired by the LLSR for the Fahan to Rathmullan ferry service that the company ran in conjunction with their train service. This launch came into service in 1947. It was the second vessel on the service to bear the name Aberfoyle. The first came into service in 1913 and operated for 2 years before being requisitioned by the navy and never returned, 16.5x5.7cm, £94, Brass oval locomotive combination worksplate and cabside numberplate 'Hudswell Clarke & Co Ltd - Railway Foundry - Leeds. No 5 - No 985 - 1912' as carried by a 3ft Gauge 4-8-4 No 5 loco that operated on the LLSR, between 1912 and 1953. This engine and her sister unit were the only 4-8-4 engines operating in the British Isles. The two engines were also the most powerful narrow gauge engines, almost as powerful as standard gauge units. No 5 was the last engine to run on the Swilly system as it was used on the lifting train in 1953. It was used for this purpose as it was the only one with sufficient water capacity for the job. The plate is brass, 61cm x 41cm and weighs approx. 1kg. Accompanying this lot is a 1910 Copy of the Railway Magazine, £4200, MRNCC guard's watch, circa 1910, used on the Midland Railway line, between Belfast and Londonderry, back is stamped 'M.R.N.C.C. No 56', in full working order, £280, Edmondson wooden ticket cabinet with two opening front doors with 100's of specific multiple tickets from the early 1900s, used in the Londonderry Station of the LLSR, £580, Railway guard's 'Thunderer' whistle stamped on the side casing 'G.N.R.I.' working order, £110, Original drawing by GNRI of the general arrangement of Railcar 'A' dated May 1932, a framed colour photo of Railcar No 19. CDRJC 1930s, a printout showing some history of railcar development in Ireland for background information only, a framed B&W photo of LNER Class A1 4-6-2 No 2547 'Doncaster' 1932, 2 different LLSR postcards from early 1900s, a LLSR Company cheque to Cammell Laird June 1914, a Letter from John Kelly, (Coal Importers) to LLSR quoting the cost of coal delivered to Fahan with comments by LLSR rep at the bottom, 17 LLSR Letter stamps, plus 1 LLSR Newspaper parcel stamp - a. Large red, 1898, 2d. 2 stamps (vertical pair) 2 stamps (horizontal pair) and one single stamp, b. Small red, 1889, 2d. 4 stamps (block of 4), c. Light blue, 1891, 1d. 4 stamps (block of 4), d. Dark blue, 1891, 1d. 4 stamps (block of 4), e. 1 single Newspaper parcel stamp 1d, a price list from David Feldman, Dublin, dated 1973, detailing Ireland Railway stamps, for Information, a copy of 'The Donegal Annual, 1952' containing an article on the railways of Donegal LLSR included, a holiday brochure issued by LLSR in 1935 for 1 weeks touring Donegal and area, full accommodation and travel, cost £4 9s 6d, £ns, qr poster. 'Northern Ireland seven days carefree tour', Summer 1952, £ns.

GCR on 17 February had: Waiting room print, MV Cambria, Buckle £65, B.C.D. Rly Slieve Donard Hotel silver plated dish £40, Milepost, 27, GSWR, 1892, Inchicore Works, c/i complete £90, Lot 908 Irish handlamp with brass collar £110.

GCR on 3 March (postponed for a week) had: W&T large train staff 'Ferbane-Banagher' est£200-350 £200, Waterford & Tramore Railway cast iron gate notice 30x30cm in original condition est£150-300 £380, 'Beyer Peacock 6961 1948' worksplate from GNRI No 206 'Liffey' which became CIE No 206N, withdrawn in 1960, cast brass, 25x15cm the front cleaned but unpainted, est£200-350 £330, W & T large train staff 'Ardrahan-Athenry' est£200-300 £300, RSCo miniature train staff, 'Rosslare-Ballygeary' est£100-200 £120, Lot 155 W & T large train staff 'Donaghmore-Dungannon Junc' est£200-300 £100, W & T large train staff 'Monaghan-Glasslough' est£150-300 £140, W & T large train staff 'Abbeydorney-Tralee', the key at end removed est£200-350 £460, Lot 339 W & T large train staff 'Killylea-Tynan' est£200-300 £440, W & T large train staff 'Clara-Streamstown' est£200-300 £130, W & T large train staff 'Kesh-Pettigo' est£200-350 £240, W & T large train staff 'Glasslough-Tynan' est£150-300 £140, W & T large train staff 'Balla-Manulla Jc' est£200-350 £250, LMS dr poster, 'Ireland for Holidays, The Giants Causeway' by Norman Wilkinson, P.R.I., a small area of staining at the top centre border est£150-300 £360.

SRA on 13 March had: Paperwork: Fishguard and Rosslare Railways and Harbours 'Certificate as to Closing of Sufferance Road', foolscap size, some foxing and edge tears, unused. est£5.00 £ns, Six railway company envelopes with company name printed or embossed on flap or front, examples from LNWR Euston Hotel, L&SWR, LNER, GNR(I), LNWR, BCDR, used and unused (6) est£14 £18, Cork and Bandon Railway Company receipt for payment of the 8th share call dated 1847, red print, est£10 £ns, WDLR share certificate for ten £10 shares dated 1875, ornate scrolled title, borders and side embellishment, mauve print, embossed seal, overstamped cancellations, plus share transfer certificate dated 1892 and UTA guide book for tours by train and coach dated 1952 (3) est£5 £9, Lot 468 Publicity Material: Irish Tourist Association map of Ireland, red and green coloured artwork covers, opening to show rail and road map with travel information on rear, dated 1939, advert for LMS on front, slight wear est£10 £ns, Publicity Material: Cork & Macroom Direct Railway 8pp fold out timetable and guide 'The Tourist's Route to Glengarriff and Killarney' pocket sized, green and gold artwork covers, dated 1911 est£10 £ns, CDRJC 8pp fold out leaflet 'Excursion Arrangements', red print on yellow with cover illustration of Rossnowlagh, opens to show map of Northern Ireland with timetable on rear, dated June 1958, marked at top edge of cover est£10 £ns, Four letter stamps, West Clare Railway 2d green (slight wear), Cork & Macroom Direct Railway 2d green (corner loss), Cork & Macroom Direct Railway 2d blue, LLSR 1d blue (used), all unused except where stated, some with hinge marks (4) est£10 £10, Carriage Prints (not framed): GWR 22x17cm coloured photographic type card: Lough Gill, Co Sligo est£10 £ns, Lot 963 GNR(I) 51x38cm letterpress poster advertising special train from Drogheda to Baldoyle Races, May 1885, shows times and fares, folded est£10.00 £35, Alpha Lot: Quantity of GNR(I) and CIE Train Arrangements, Alterations, etc booklets from the 1950s. est£10 £na.

GWRA on 17 March had: a collection of Irish Railways buttons and cap badges to include: metal cap badges; Northern Ireland Transport, Ulster Transport, NIRTB, LMS, MGNR, GNR, GNRI, BCDR, LMS oval, CIE. Cloth cap badges; CIE, SLNCR, GNR, GSR, UTA-GNR, GNR Station Foreman, GSWR, DNGR Station Foreman. Buttons; GSWR, GNRI, Cavan and Leitrim, Midland Railway NCC, GSR, Londonderry and Loughswilly Railway, MGW, CDR Joint, Waterford and Tramore, BCDR £420, Poster LMS 'Connemara Ireland This Year' by Paul Henry, dr 64x102cm in gc mounted on rice paper £340, Poster LMS 'See Ireland First, Travel by LMS' by Paul Henry, dr 64x102cm 40in vgc mounted on rice paper £200, BR Poster Map of Ireland, showing places of note and interest, by D.W. Burley 1955, qr 102x127cm, Published by BR(LMR) in 1955, vgc with central fold £60, Poster 'Ireland Land of Legend is waiting to welcome you, Travel in comfort by rail and sea' by Brandt dr 64x102cm, vgc mounted on linen, issued by the Irish National Tourist Publicity Organisation £280.

TRA on 24 March had: BCDR small enamel sign warning of prosecution for any person writing on or injuring the company's walls, enamel losses but scarce 15x10cm £50, LMSNCC glazed stoneware ashtray by The Coalisland Pottery, rim inscribed 'London Midland & Scottish Railway NCC' vgc 11cm dia £ns, 'Great Northern Railway Company Ireland' china teapot and matching lid by Dunn Bennett & Co. Ltd, full company title and coat of arms to the face, a tiny chip to the spout only £190, GSWR c/i trespass notice with upper and lower fixing lugs, vgc and face restored only £120, BCDR enamel carriage notice 'Please remain seated until train stops', vgc 46x2.5cm £90, 'Great Northern Railway Board' coa transfer nicely mounted onto a painted wooden panel 61x61cm £20, BR(LMR) dr pictorial Poster 'Northern Ireland' with artwork by Daphne Padden featuring views on a shamrock, vgc with no folds£220, BCDR carriage interior tinplate notice 'Alarm Signal to stop the train pull down the chain. Penalty for improper use £5', original condition 14.2x×9.5cm £ns, BNCR cast iron '106' bridge numberplate 19×9.75cm face restored only £120, 'INWR Culloville' brass headed Office Stamp on a turned wooden handle. This Irish North Western station became the property of the GNR(I) in Jan 1876 and closed in Oct. 1957. A rare survivor at least 142 years old! £200, BCDR carriage interior enamel Notice 'Please do not spit etc., small chips to edge and screwholes, good colour and shine 40.5×11.5cm £150.

Second quarter 2018

Great Northern Auctions on 7 April had: Great Northern Railway(I) locomotive worksplate 'GNR(I) Dundalk 1931' as carried by an unidentified loco modified or rebuilt at Dundalk Works in 1931, ex loco condition, cast brass oval, 21x11cm , £250, Locomotive worksplate 'Beyer Peacock & Co Ltd, Manchester 1915', as carried by a Great Northern Railway of Ireland 4-4-0- Class U locomotive, either 5904 Lough Gill, 5905 Lough Neagh, 5906 Lough Swilly, 5907 Lough Melvin or 5908 Lough Derg, in loco condition, showing both old red paint and later blue paint, cast brass oval, 25x15cm.

Stafford on 26 May had: Lot 200 Brass nameplate 'Ben Madigan' as carried a NCC A1 Class 4-4-0 Loco No.66 built in 1905 at Derby as an A class 2-cylinder compound locomotive, rebuilt at Belfast York Road works in 1930 as a 2-cylinder simple, withdrawn in August 1954, ex loco condition £3900, Lot 201 Enamel Notice. 'B.C.D.R., Notice - This fence is within the Railway Company's boundary. No interference permitted . By Order' vgc £110, Lot 202 Alloy 'Match Striker', engraved on the face 'B.C.D.R.' gc, £20, Lot 203A First of a pair of square level crossing gate lamp from 'Omeath, Dundalk-Newry–Greenore Railway'. This was an Irish subsidiary of the LNWR and closed end-December 1951. The lamps were manufactured at the Crewe works and are complete with brass manufactured plate still affixed £180, Lot 203B Second of the pair of Omeath crossing lamps on the DNGR £180, Lot 204 Brass oval steam locomotive numberplate as carried by an NCC U2 Class 4-4-0 Named 'Chichester Castle' No. 78 built 1924 by the North British Locomotive Co. in Glasgow and withdrawn in March 1960 ex loco condition £ns, Lot 205 a selection of 12 'C.I.E.' Working Time Tables from the 1960's period along with 5 UTA examples from 1960 to 1962, vgc, along with 11 large b/w format of Irish steam locomotives taken in the forties/fifties £25, Lot 207 Enamel station bi-lingual Gaelic/English sign 'Seomra Feitim Mna - Ladies Waiting Room' unflanged white letters on a black background, size 8 x ?, £630, Lot 208 Brass oval steam locomotive Numberplate No 12 as carried by a Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway 4-8-0, built 1905 by Hudswell Clarke in Leeds for the Burtonport extension, and scrapped in 1954. No 12 and sister locomotive no. 11 were the only tender engines to ever run on the Irish narrow gauge railways and were the first engines in Ireland to have eight coupled wheels, ex loco condition £ns, Lot 209 Brass steam loco pipe whistle, believed to be off an LLSR loco, as removed condition £ns, Lot 212 Enamel station Sign 'Public Warning, by, The Midland Great Western Railway of Ireland Company, May 1909'. Black lettering on a white background, 33x20cm £220, Lot 213 CIE carriage board in cast aluminium, carrying the name 'Sairseal' (Sarsfield, in English, a hero in the late 1600's of the war between James II and William of Orange) in Gaelic script. This express ran between Dublin and Limerick. As removed condition. £560, Lot 214 GNRI - Three aspect handlamp - original condition, complete with vessel and burner, £90.

GCR on 2 June had: Lot 11 An RSCo miniature train staff 'Letterkenny-Glenmaquin' est£200-350 £300, Lot 21 a W&T large train staff, 'Navan Jctn or Navan Stn-Kells', with key, est£200-350, £320, Lot 56 a W&T large train staff, 'Tubbercurry-Charlestown', with key £200-350, £250, Lot 119 a W&T large train staff, 'Enniscorthy-Wexford North' with key, £200-350, £320. Lot 177 a W&T large train staff, 'Manulla Jn-Ballina' with key £200-350, £230. Lot 188 a W&T large train staff, 'Leyny-Tubbercurry', with key £200-350, £150. Lot 216 a Tyers No 6 single line tablet, 'Ballymoney-Ballyboland' (alloy). The tablet has been broken and repaired, £200-350, £360, Lot 266 A Midland Great Western Railway builders plate, 'MGWR, 56 Broadstone, 1891', from a thirty foot, six wheeled, five compartment coach cast brass, 18x15cm, lightly cleaned, £100-200 £130. Lot 293 a Great Southern Railway cabside numberplate, 'G.S.R. 7, Inchicore Works, 1894', from GSR Class 2 4-4-0 No 7. It was rebuilt with Belpaire saturated boiler in 1932, taken into CIE stock in 1945 and withdrawn in 1953. Cast iron, 64x27cm, the front repainted £400-600, £820, Lot 299 a W&T large train staff, 'Ennis Junction Limerick-Longpavement', with key £200-350, £440, Lot 315 a Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway trespass notice, cast iron, 53x38cm, with wording on both sides, repainted £500-800, £ns, for sale at reserve £500, Lot 457 a LMSNCC 1935 solid silver cigarette case, the interior hallmarked, 7.6cm square, curved to fit pocket £80-120 - £140. Lot 460 a W&T large train staff, 'Newbliss or Shantona Jct-Ballybay', with key £200-350, £320.

The Thirsk auction of railwayana (666 lots, but descriptions a bit thin) on 9 June had: Lot 215 a set of 4 NIR badges £2 and Lot 613 a collection of SLNCR Edmondson tickets £4.

The SRA postal auction on 12 June had: Lot 26 a combined volume of the Irish Railway Record Society journals Nos.1 - 5 dated June 1947 to July 1949 153pp in paperback covers £14, Lot 36 Meason's Official Illustrated Guide to the MGWR and Dublin and Drogheda Railway. 400pp in hardback covers, dated 1866, staining to covers, contents OK £10, Lot 230 six Fishguard and Rosslare Railways and Harbour share certificates dated between 1904 and 1929, all pen cancelled, plus Mitcheltown and Fermoy Light Railway notice of adjourned meeting, dated 1900 (7) £24, Lot 238 Strabane Raphoe and Convoy Railway share certificate for £10 shares dated 19xx, lilac print, large side embellishment, unissued, counterfoil attached, large stamp cancellation £18, Lot 239 Letterkenny Railway Co. cheque, ornate design, lilac coloured print, unused and with counterfoil attached £14, Lot 281 RCH map of Ireland dated 1918, dmf into hardback covers with title in gold on front, one fold tear, map a little dusty, cover scuffed/rubbed £22, Lot 298 LNWR 'Map of the British Isles' coloured map, dmf into hardback covers with title in gold on front, circa 1910s, annotated underlinings to a few station names otherwise map OK, spine poor £30, Lot 359 WTR pocket sized, 6pp fold out type, thin card timetable, dated June 1908 £120, Lot 360 CVBTCo pocket sized, 6pp fold out type, thin card timetable, dated July 1907, small tape mark on centre page otherwise gc. £90, Lot 371 Timetables (Public): GSR (Waterford and Tramore Section) 4pp pocket sized time and faretable leaflet, dated June 1938 £85, Lot 372 MR NCC time and faretable booklet dated November 1907, 40pp pocket sized booklet with brown coloured pictorial covers showing waterfall £50, Lot 373 GSWR PTT dated July 1909, illustrated covers showing system map foolscap sized, 482pp plus fold out map, slight cover wear £50, Lot 374 CVR 4pp PTT leaflet for the diesel rail coach service, photo illustration of coach on front, dated June 1938, horizontal fold £40, Lot 375 GSR PTT, brown and cream covers, foolscap sized, 46pp plus fold out map, dated July 1938, covers very worn, £28, Lot 376 CDRJC (including Strabane and Letterkenny Railway) timetable booklet, red and black print on cream coloured covers showing company railcar, 32pp including adverts, dated October 1957 £40, Lot 377 Irish railways locally published timetable booklet 'The Red Guide' paperback, 96pp, dated June 1915 £22, Lot 419 BCDR guide book for Belfast and the Co. Down area, coloured pictorial covers, 64pp plus fold out map, circa 1930s £10, Lot 422 Publicity Material: Cork Bandon & South Coast Railway guide book 'Visit Glengarriff and the South West Coast', black & white artwork covers showing company coat of arms. 36pp illustrated guide circa 1904, small edge loss and creasing to covers £ns, Lot 423 CIE, seven items including WTT dated June 1955, glossy leaflets showing new diesel shunter, new lorries and upgraded signalling, Silver Princess carriage (1948), MGWR centenary souvenir booklet (1947), freight services booklet 'Seven Lean Years' (1946) (7) £22, Lot 429 CMDR 36pp timetable and guide 'The Tourist's Route to Glengarriff and Killarney' pocket sized, green and gold artwork covers, dated 1907, £14, Lot 430 CBSCR guide book 'Prince of Wales Route to Glengarriff and the Lakes of Killarney' coloured pictorial covers showing views of the area, 44pp plus tourist arrangements and map, dated 1896, covers worn and detached £18, Lot 431 CDRJC 8pp fold out leaflet 'Excursion Arrangements', pink paper with cover illustration of Gweebarra Bay, opens to show map of Northern Ireland with timetable on rear, dated May 1938 £24, Lot 432 CDRJC 8pp fold out leaflet 'Excursion Arrangements' blue paper with cover illustration of Gweebarra Bay. Opens to show map of Northern Ireland with timetable on rear, dated May 1938, £30, Lot 448 Publicity Material: GSR guide Book 'Ireland - Gem of the Sea' illustrated covers, 48pp plus plates, adverts and fold out map, dated 1936. - This item ns. £5, Lot 452 GWR 'Holiday Haunts-Southern Ireland 1910' green paperback covers, 90pp plus fold out map, covers worn, faded and brittle at edges £26, Lot 453 GWR published reprinted Railway Gazette article 'Great Western Railway-The Direct Route to Ireland via Fishguard' large sized illustrated paperback covers showing ship at sea 12pp, fully illustrated, dated 1909, folded £40, Lot 461 LMSNCC publication 'Northern Ireland Tours and Excursions by Train and Motor Coach' photo covers showing fields and coast, 68pp guide to tours with fold out map, dated May 1939 £12, Lot 568 SLNCR PTT booklet, photo illustrated covers showing steam loco and railcar, 28pp dated June 1957 £ns, Lot 1010 Quantity of GNR(I) and CIE Train Arrangements, Alterations, etc booklets from the 1950s £110, Lot 1088 Box of Irish railways related ephemera incl. IRRS magazines £160.

Third quarter 2018

Onslows on 13 July had no posters of Irish railway interest.

GWRA on 14 July had: Lot 33 LNWR card advertising display panel, double sided, displaying the Hotels under the management of the London and North Western Railway, Greenore, Holyhead, Birmingham, Festiniog, Crewe. London, Liverpool, in gc but with some loss to one side, 71x20cm, £25, Lot 164 enamel sign 'B.C.D.R Notice, Any person found writing on the walls or in any way injuring the Company's property will be prosecuted. By Order' 15x10cm vgc condition with some expert restoration to the corners £130, Lot 198 MGWR Tyers brass cased Distant Signal Repeater, ex MGWR Dublin to Galway line, in exc., ex railway, condition stands 18cm tall, £380, Lot 346 LMS NCC glass vinaigrette bottle, etched LMS NCC and complete with stopper, stands 14cm tall and exc. condit. £120, Lot 465 Poster BR/UTA 'Northern Ireland, Lakes and lovely coastal scenery' by Studio Severn, dr 64x102cm, gc but has been folded. Published by BR LMR in 1959, £70, Lot 487 Poster BR/UTA 'Northern Ireland, Spelga Pass Mountains of Mourne ....', qr 102x127cms, g.c. but has been folded, £190, Lot 492 Poster BR/UTA 'Northern Ireland, Loughs and lovely coastal scenery...', dr 63.5x102cm, g.c. with minor edge tears £50.

GCR Bloxham on 4 August (the lesser of the GCR auctions, but not in quantity, with a massive 1064 lots) had: Lot 599 GSWR cast iron gate notice, good original condition (but many fakes, and really hard to know, even for the alleged experts, including me) £40, Lot 600 wagon plate, C.I.E, 12T, 18580 + lever collar.(2) - pretty safe since for the moment not worth faking recent non-generic signs with numbers, else at most they can sell 5 with the same numbers £20, Lot 666 Quantity of Ulster Transport Hotels blue china, cups, plates, bowls + 4x BTC spoons (17) £32.

GCR on 1 September has: Lot 23 a Tyers tablet, 'Limavady-Limavady Junc' (brass) est£250-400 £420, Lot 28 a GNRI lamp tablet 'Crumlin', cast iron, 41cm long, in original condition est£200-350 £300, Lot 66 an RSCo miniature staff, 'Crossbarry-Ballinhasig C' est£200-350 £250, Lot 75 an RSCo miniature staff 'Armagh South-Tynan D' est£150-300 £260, Lot 87 an RSCo miniature staff 'Tuam-Ballyglunin B' est£100-200 £240, Lot 98 a Tyers No. 6 tablet 'Bellarena-Limavady Junct' (brass/steel) est£250-400 £380, Lot 109 a W&T large staff 'Oldcastle-Virginia Road' est£150-300 £290, Lot 120 a 'GNR(I), 1931, Dundalk' worksplate. No locomotives were built at Dundalk in 1931 or thereabouts but the Company's railcars Nos 7 and 8 were built there in 1931 and it is believed that this plate, from the H.C. Casserley collection, may well come from one of those railcars, both of which were withdrawn in 1949. The alternative is that it was from a tender built as a replacement for an older tender, cast brass, 21x11cm, the front repainted, est£100-200 £230, Lot 127 a cabside numberplate '67' cast brass, 43x12cm, in ex loco condition est£400-600 £320, Lot 149 a Tyers No. 6 tablet 'BMCCT Jct-Belfast CN Jct' (alloy) est£100-200 £440, Lot 188 an RSCo miniature staff 'Streamstown-Castletown B' est£150-300 £80, Lot 222 a worksplate 'Great Northern Railway, 29, Makers, 1905, Dundalk', seemingly from P Class 4-4-0 No 104 'OVOCA' built at the Railway's Dundalk Works, Works No 29, cast brass, 25x15cm, in ex loco condition. est£200-350 £420, Lot 264 an RSCo miniature staff, 'Milford-Bagnelstown B' est£150-300 £100, Lot 267 an LNWR, Greenore Railway Hotel meat dish by Copeland, maroon border and name, 43x33cm est£80-120 £160, Lot 286 a W&T large staff 'Craughwell-Athenry' est£200-350 £140, Lot 290 a Tyers No.7 single line tablet 'Annascaul-Dingle' (brass) est£300-500 £1600 , Lot 332 a W&T large staff 'Pettigo-Kesh' est£100-200 £120, Lot 343 a W&T large staff 'Drimoleague Junction-Dunmanway' est£200-350 £280, Lot 363 a worksplate, 'Beyer Peacock, 1915, Manchester' seemingly from U Class 4-4-0 No 196 built by Beyer Peacock, Works No 5904, in 1915 and named 'Lough Gill' in 1953, later UTA No. 64, cast brass, 25x156cm, the front repainted, the back marked L196, est£200-350 £320, Lot 384 a CIE dr poster 'Dublin, Rail and Motor Coach Tours', laid down to conserve, edge wear restored in places est£100-200 £80, Lot 447 a W&T large 'Ballymacarrett-East B.J', est£150-300 £320.

SRA on 11 September has: Lot 172 Paperwork: WDLR share certificate for ten £10 shares dated 1875, ornate scrolled title, borders and side embellishment, mauve print, embossed seal, overstamped cancellations. Plus two Cork and Bandon headed letters (in differing style) dated 1840s and a Tralee and Dingle Light Railway invoice (poor)(4) est£10, Lot 173 paperwork items including GSR 'Arrangements for Travel at Reduced Fares' booklet dated 1937 and a small quantity of GSWR headed letters, dividend certificates, etc. (Qty) est£5, Lot 202 Eight Fishguard and Roslare Railways and Harbour share certificates dated between 1920 and 1929, all pen cancelled, plus Mitcheltown and Fermoy Light Railway notice of AGM dated 1900 (9) est£5, Lot 506 an alloy RSCo miniature staff, 'Clonsilla-Leixlip', Lot 524 a brass Tyers tablet, 'Lisahally-Eglinton', Lot 545 an alloy Tyers tablet 'Derry-Lisahally, Lot 558 a single line key token for Limavady-Lisahally inscribed 'LJ-LH', Lot 572 Railway Executive NCC published booklet 'NCC 1848-1948', illustrated card covers, 72pp chronology of Irish railway history, some spine and cover wear est£10, Lot 678 Tickets: WTR third class yearly ticket, red coloured clothbound covers, issued 1921 est£10, Lot 679 WTR first class half yearly ticket, blue coloured clothbound covers, issued 1922 est£10, Lot 680 WTR first class 12 months season ticket, paper type, blue print, issued but date unclear, small loss top r/h corner not affecting text est£10, Lot 681 WTR two part paper ticket with attached counterfoil, for first class weekend travel between Waterford and Tramore and hotel coupon, coloured paper, unused, plus two unused counterfoils for the same package est£10, Lot 682 BCDR three part paper type 'Slieve Donard Hotel One Week Ticket', counterfoil plus hotel ticket and 1st class rail ticket for use between Belfast and Newcastle, unused, slightly creased and worn est£10, Lot 683 SLNCR first class free pass, red coloured leather covers with title in garter in gold on front, issued 1926 est£10, Lot 684 GNR(I) two part paper ticket for the Portrush Electric Tramway between Portrush and Giant's Causeway and back, intended for issue at Crumlin station, blue paper, dated 189x, unissued est£10, Lot 686 City of Dublin Steam Packet Company first class paper ticket for the Holyhead-Kingstown route, printed on blue paper, issued 1896, plus GSWR paper ticket to Ballybrophy issued 1889 (2) est£5, Lot 687 NIR commemorative metal ticket issued for the re-opening of the direct line between Antrim and Belfast via Bleach Green on 9th June 2001, Edmondson style complete with presentation case est£10, Lot 713 Quantity of SLNCR whole Edmondson tickets, unissued, (Qty) est£10, Lot 969 Listowel and Ballybunion Railway 51x15cm timetable poster for July 1907, edge wear and fading, fragile est£10.

Stafford on 15 September has: Lot 21 c/i gate notice 'G.N.R. (I). NOTICE. TRESPASSERS on the line will be PROSECUTED', restored condition, Lot 116 Enamel 'B.C.D.R. - NOTICE - This Fence is within the Railway Company's Boundary. No Interference Permitted. - BY ORDER.'.

Other upcoming auctions are GNRA on 6 October, Bristol Railwayana Auctions on 7 Cctober, GWRA on 17 November and TRA on 24 November.


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'Ballymacarrett-East B.J.' W &T staff. Source: GCR918

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Beyer Peacock makers' plate (seemingly ex Lough Gill). Source: GCR918

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CIE Dublin poster. Source: GCR918

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'Drimoleague Jct-Dunmanway' W &T staff. Source: GCR918

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'Pettigo-Kesh' W &T staff. Source: GCR918

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'Annascaul-Dingle' Tyers' tablet. Source: GCR918

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'Athenry-Craughwell' W &T staff. Source: GCR918

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'Milford-Bagnelstown' RSCo staff. Source: GCR918

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GNR makers plate (seemingly from 'Ovoca'). Source: GCR918

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'Streamstown--Castletown' RSCo staff. Source: GCR918

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'BMCCT Jct-Belfast CN Jct' tablet. Source: GCR918

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'67' cabside (not stated but probably BNCR). Source: GCR918

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GNR makers plate (stated possibly railcars Nos. 7 or 8). Source: GCR918

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'Oldcastle-Virginia Road' W &T staff. Source: GCR918

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'Bellarena-Limavady Jct.' Tyers No.6 tablet. Source: GCR918

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'Tuam-Ballyglunin' RSCo staff. Source: GCR918

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'Armagh South-Tynan' RSCo staff. Source: GCR918

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'Crossbarry-Ballinhasig' RSCo staff. Source: GCR918

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GNR 'Crumlin' lamp tablet. Source: GCR918

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'Limavady-Limavady Junc.' Tyers tablet. Source: GCR918

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UTA poster Spelga dam. Source: GWR718

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Poster NI lakes. Source: GWR718

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NCC vinaigrette bottle. Source: GWR718

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Poster NI coast. Source: GWR718

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MGWR Tyer's repeater. Source: GWR718

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BCDR enamel Notice injuring property. Source: GWR718

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LNWR hotels. Source: GWR718

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SLNCR TT 1957. Source: SRA618

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NCC excursion 1955. Source: SRA618

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CBSCR Prince of Wales guide 1896. Source: SRA618

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CMDR tourist guide 1907. Source: SRA618

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CBSCR guidebook 1904. Source: SRA618

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BCDR guide. Source: SRA618

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CDRJC TT 1957. Source: SRA618

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GSR TT. Source: SRA618

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CVR PTT. Source: SRA618

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MRNCC TT 1922. Source: SRA618

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GSR TT 1938. Source: SRA618

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CVBTCo pocket TT 1907. Source: SRA618

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Waterford and Tramore pocket sized TT. Source: SRA618

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RCH map of Ireland 1918. Source: SRA618

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Letterkenny cheque. Source: SRA618

click for 11K .jpg image of Strabane, Raphoe and Convoy share cert

Strabane, Raphoe and Convoy share cert. Source: SRA618

click for 10K .jpg image of 'Ballybay-Newbliss or Shantona Jct' W&T staff with key

'Ballybay-Newbliss or Shantona Jct' W&T staff with key. Source: GCR618

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LMSNCC cigarette case. Source: GCR618

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LLSR c/i trespass notice. Source: GCR618

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'Ennis Junction Limerick-Longpavement' W&T staff with key. Source: GCR618

click for K .jpg image of GSR cabside No.7

GSR cabside No.7. Source: GCR618

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MGWR Broadstone 1891 carriage builder's plate. Source: GCR618

click for 14K .jpg image of 'Ballymoney-Ballyboland' Tyers No.6 tablet (alloy)

'Ballymoney-Ballyboland' Tyers No.6 tablet (alloy). Source: GCR618

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'Leyny-Tubbercurry' W&T staff with key. Source: GCR618

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'Ballina-Manulla Jn' W&T staff with key. Source: GCR618

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'Enniscorthy-Wexford North' W&T staff with key. Source: GCR618

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'Charlestown-Tubbercurry' W&T staff with key. Source: GCR618

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English (LMS) nameplate 'Eire'. Source: GCR618

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'Glenmaquin-Letterkenny' RSCo miniature staff. Source: GCR618

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'Navan Jctn.- Kells' W&T staff. Source: GCR618

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'Ennis Junction Limerick-Longpavement' W&T staff with key. Source: GCR618

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CIE 'Sairseal' carriage board. Source: STA518

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LLSR loco cabside No.12. Source: STA518

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MGWR enamel 'Public Warning.. 1909'. Source: STA518

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CIE enamel ladies waiting room sign. Source: STA518

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NCC cabside no. 78. Source: STA518

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click for 14K .jpg image of DNGR Omeath gate lamp

DNGR Omeath gate lamps. Source: STA518

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BCDR match striker. Source: STA518

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BCDR enamel fence notice. Source: STA518

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NCC 'Ben Madigan' nameplate. Source: STA518

click for 16K .jpg image of GNR(I) Dundalk worksplate 1931

GNR(I) Dundalk worksplate 1931. Source: GNR418

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BCDR Please remain seated... Source: TRA318

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INWR brass office stamp. Source: TRA318

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BCDR enamel notice walls or injuring... Source: TRA318

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BCDR spitting sign. Source: TRA318

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NCC bridge no. 106. Source: TRA318

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NI BR poster. Source: TRA318

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GNRB coa. Source: TRA318

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BCDR enamel carriage alarm sign. Source: TRA318

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GSWR 'Ormsby' trespass. Source: TRA318

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NCC ashtray. Source: TRA318

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GNRI teapot. Source: TRA318

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CMDR fold out timetable/guide 1911. Source: SRA318

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'Balla-Manulla Jc.' W&T staff. Source: GCR318

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'Glasslough-Tynan' W&T staff. Source: GCR318

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'Kesh-Pettigo' W&T staff. Source: GCR318

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'Clara-Streamstown' W&T staff. Source: GCR318

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'Killylea-Tynan' W&T staff. Source: GCR318

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'Abbeydorney-Tralee' W&T staff, key removed. Source: GCR318

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'Glasslough-Monaghan' W&T staff. Source: GCR318

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'Donaghmore-Dungannon Junc.' W&T staff. Source: GCR318

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'Ballygeary-Rosslare Strand' RSCo miniature staff . Source: GCR318

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'Ardrahan-Athenry' W&T staff. Source: GCR318

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Waterford & Tramore c/i gate notice. Source: GCR318

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BP 6961 1948 worksplate from GNRI No.206 'Liffey'. Source: GCR318

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'Banagher-Ferbane' W&T staff. Source: GCR318

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LMS poster 'Giant's Causeway'. Source: GCR318

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Poster Northern Ireland 7 day tour 1952. Source: STA118

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GNR guard's thunderer whistle. Source: STA118

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LLSR Derry ticket cabinet. Source: STA118

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NCC guards watch. Source: STA118

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LLSR combination no.5 and Hudswell Clarke worksplate. Source: STA118

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LLSR motor launch 'Aberfoyle'. Source: STA118

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LLSR printing blocks. Source: STA118

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GNRI document bag. Source: STA118

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'Castlebar-Manulla Jctn.' W & T staff with key. Source: GCR1217

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'Glasslough-Monaghan' W & T staff. Source: GCR1217

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'Athy-Cherryville Jct' RSC miniature staff. Source: GCR1217

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'Navan Junction-Kilmessan Junction' W & T staff with key. Source: GCR1217

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'Cavan Junction-Crossdoney Junction' W & T staff with key. Source: GCR1217

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'Clonakilty Junction-Ballineen' W & T staff with key. Source: GCR1217

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'Wicklow-Newcastle' RSC miniature staff with separate key. Source: GCR1217

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GNR loco 116 Nasmyth Wilson worksplate. Source: GCR1217

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GSWR poster for Liverpool Overhead Railway. Source: GCR1217

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NCC cabside '100' ex Queen Elizabeth. Source: GCR1217

click for 25K .jpg image of MR Heysham poster

Midland Railway poster via Heysham. Source: GCR1217

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W & T 'Ardee-Dromin' staff. Source: GCR1217

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Waterford & Limerick Railway, Free 1st class ticket. Source: SRA1217

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SLNCR free passes 1913, 1926 and 1930. Source: SRA1217

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SLNCR first class free pass 1921. Source: SRA1217

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Carriage key, possibly Dublin and Kingstown. Source: SRA1217

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DSER 'Through the Garden of Ireland' handbook. Source: SRA1217

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MGWR Achill and Connemara tours brochure. Source: SRA1217

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LLSR and Strabane Letterkenny paperwork. Source: SRA1217

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DWWR share certificate. Source: SRA1217



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