The overall market for Irish railwayana - some comments (2004-5)

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First quarter 2004

Malton on 10 January had GNRI bridge No. 59 for £34, a 'Ballygeary-Rosslare Strand' miniature staff £60, a BR(M) carriage print 'MV Cambria' £19, 250 whole Irish Edmondson tickets £5 and an LMS pattern loco head lamp with red bullseye lens (see probable NI origins discussed below) £24

TRA on 19 January had: an Irish Railway Enamel Sign 'To Railway Station' with pointing hand. Couple of tiny edge chips and another small one to btm. r.h. screwhole. v.g. colour & shine. Only 356x178mm. £120, Cork & Muskerry Light Railway large brass Button (25.5mm), rear shank mounted onto a hollow back. Fine condition (Frog. 62/3), £80, Midland Great Western Rly of Ireland oval cast iron Bridge Plate 'MGWR 520'. face rest. only, £40, Great Southern & Western Rly. of Ireland 3 asp. Handlamp. Top stamped 'GSWR'. Base brass plated 'Newtown X Charleville' & stamped in floor 'GSWR 899'. Vessel marked 'C.I.E.' Drum glasses good. Front lens has a small shell chip. Part restored, £250, CIE 3 asp. Handlamp. Top & vessel stamped 'C.I.E.' Base brass plated 'Limerick Junction 3'. All glasses good. Probably an earlier co. style handlamp with wire top handle & twin side catches. v.g.c. Restored. £170, 3 matching Wine Lists for 'The Emerald Isle Express/The Shamrock/The Ulster Express'. Dated '2/60, 7/59 & 7/59'. g.c. (3) £32.

Kiddlington on 24 January had a leather guard's satchel bag from Ireland, clearly stamped 'LMS NCC' £65, a carriage notice of Irish origin warning passengers not to put their feet on the cushions and seats nor to open the doors and signed 'J Calder General Manager'. Coloured transfer, 9x13cm, on a piece of original wood from a carriage. GC. £50 and an LMS NCC & Leyland Motors Ltd Makers 1933 from a 4-wheel petrol railcar - Alloy oval, 25x15cm, in original condition. (NB - Withdrawn on advice that several replicas known to exist from one possible railcar), a Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway l/p glazed posters: (1) 'Byelaws and Regulations', dated 1905, and (2) 'Table of Offences & Penalties' dated 1922 (2) £50, a miniature train staff 'Abbelyleix/Portlaoise', £140, an alloy tablet 'Belfast Central/Antrim', £190.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 31 January had: Giants Causeway Electric Tramway TT. 4pp, dated June 1949 £32, Irish trams, 50 postcard sized b/w photographs £20, 381: DUT(1896) Ltd Official bus and tram TT, March 1936. Cover shows photo of main street. 56pp, VGC £90, 401: DUT(1896) Ltd. Tramway Guide to Dublin & Suburbs. b/w covers, 10pp guide plus fold out map (torn). Dated 1935 £28.

The Vectis/Barry Potter auction at Rugby on 31 January had a brass oval 'Great Northern Railway' Dundalk 1908, 24cm tenderplate. £212 and a brass oval 'GNRI' Dundalk No.104 B2 1910 tender plate £165.

RCJ No. 134 has a discussion in the Tony Peart column on 'an LMS pattern loco head lamp with red bullseye lens' at the Malton. The housing for the lens splays out, just like the Midland, but, unlike it, the brass bezel is very narrow. From a Casserly photo he concludes it is from a 'Jeep'.

ebay had several Irish items in February pointed out to me by DC. These included a GNRI playing card deck which sold for $152, a photo of a GNRI employee $20, the ex-Portrush railway station clock, made by Sharman D Neill of Belfast, carefully restored, and standing 5.3 metres tall, which went for $5539, and a CIE hat for $17.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 21 February had 4 binders (for details) containing many hundreds of tickets (incl. seasons and ephemera). Lot 331 was BCDR £310, Lot 332 CDRJC £110, Lot 333 more CDRJC £110 and Lot 334 CIE, UTA, GNRI, NIR, etc. £70.

The Journal of the IRRS had an article in February issue by M. J. Maguire entitled 'Collection of Company Passes'.

SRA on 13 March had: Poster. BR(LMR). Ulster, Northern Ireland. Anon. d.r. Folds. VGC. £100, A GNRB original gold leaf garter arms transfer mounted on board - the smaller of the three designs used on locomotive coupled wheel splashers from 1953, 28x33cm. VGC. £65, A DNGR original gold leaf garter arms transfer on original piece of wooden coach panel, second, and last, design of 1873 adorned the carriages. 47x46cm. GC. £90, A South Clare Railway original gold leaf garter arms transfer mounted on board, 43x46cm. VGC. £90, a miniature staff, B configuration, the brass end collar engraved Nenagh/Cloughjordan. 24cm. Good, original condition, £200.

The SRA postal auction in March had: Railways Commission Report on the Railways of Ireland. Foolscap size, ledger type book, 178pp plus fold-out map. Pub. 1868. Rubbed on edges. £265, Irish Railways. Four related booklets: 'Main Line Railways of Northern Ireland', McCormick 1950s; 'NCC 1848-1948', Railway Executive 1948; 'The Railways of Northern Ireland and Their Locomotives', McCormick 1946; 'Ulster Tramways & Light Railways', McNeill 1956. (4) £22, Newry Warrenpoint & Rostrevor Railway Share Certificate for one share dated 1846. Ornate scrolled title printed on vellum, attached red seal embossed with period loco, not cancelled. est£30 £ns, RCH map of Ireland dated 1927. Dmf into hardback covers with title in gold on front. £250, GSR PTT July 1943. Orange and black covers, 46pp. £22, LMS-NCC 18x43cm handbill for Excursions to Portrush, dated 1938. est£10 £ns, GNRI handbill for trains from Dublin to Meath Hunt and Navan Races, April 1883. £42, WLWR official guide book : 'Through the Green Isle – A Gossiping Guide to the Districts Traversed by the WL&WR.' Pictorial covers showing map of Ireland, 113pp pub. 1895. VGC. £120, CMDR guide book: 'The Tourist's Route to Glengarriff and Killarney.' Pictorial artwork covers showing stagecoach. 60pp, fully illustrated guide to the area, dated 1908. VGC. £55, LMSR publication: 'North of Ireland Holiday Resorts.' Maroon covers showing country scene, 94pp. Undated. Spine very poor causing rear cover to be almost detached. £16, Irish Railway items: LLSR postcard showing map of North West Donegal. Not used, torn. Plus a CDRJC 3rd class Free Pass issued 1932, two small B&W photos of staff and railcar and a Belfast & Ballymena pre-printed letter. (5) £22, LLSR pocket sized PTT dated April 1923. Green and black covers, 36pp, rusty staple. £42, Irish Railways album. A collection of 59 Luggage Labels from 21 different companies. All different and including some scarce labels. Companies include: Newry & Armagh, Ulster, Northern Rly (Ireland), DWWR, WLR, SLNCR, MGWR, CBSCR, CLR, etc. (59) £210, Hamilton Ellis Travel in 1860 'LNWR Holyhead – Dun Laoghaire(Kingstown) Paddle Steamer Cambria'. carriage print unframed, £46, TSS Duke of Lancaster, BR Heysham-Belfast service (LMR Series D) by Claude Buckle RI [1957]. carriage print(1) £20, GNRI 38x51cm letterpress poster for a Cheap Trip from Drogheda to Navan, Kells, Oldcastle, dated 1885. £135, BR(M) D/R colour and B&W pictorial poster: 'Northern Ireland – Portstewart' showing photo views of golf and seaside scenes, dated 1960. Folded. £26.

Solent on 20 March had: 'LMS Builders. Derby. 1924' ex LMSNCC carriage, oval c/i £21, a f&g RCH Map 'Cork-Waterford' 1913 £42, staff 'Athlone-Carrowduff A'. cast alloy, usual rings. 25cm long £42, staff 'Enfield-Kilcock C'. cast alloy, usual rings. 25cm long £37, staff 'Dromkeen-Limerick Jctn E'. cast alloy, usual rings. 27cm long £37, staff 'Athlone E-Moate F'. cast alloy, usual rings. 30cm long £37, staff 'Ballymote-Kilfree A' . steel, brass rings/ends. 24cm long £63, staff 'Thurles Junction- Horse & Jockey B'. steel, brass rings/ends. 24cm long £194, staff 'Drumree-Kilmessan B'. steel, usual brass rings/end. 24cm long £79, staff 'Birdhill-Castleconnell B'. steel with steel rings/brass ends. 24cm long £53.

The TRA auction on 22 March had: 'GNRI 36' oval cast iron bridge plate. Face restored only £44, Railway Signalling Company copper signal lamp case from Ireland. Oval brass makers plate to hinged top emb. 'The Railway Signal Company Ltd. Signalling Engineers London & Liverpool'. Front & rear cowled bullseye lenses in v.g.c. Restored but missing the hinged top securing clip. 425mm. tall £38, Clogher Valley Railway small cast iron axle box cover embossed 'C.V.Ry.' Nicely face restored. 110x130mm. plus lugs £65, GNRB large coa mounted on wooden shield. On rear is a piece of paper describing arms. v.g.c. 618x563mm £35, large rect. Luggage Label 'B&NCR Short Sea passage to Aberdeen via Larne, Stranraer, Dumfries & Lockerbie'. v.g.c. early date code for '3.78' - print run of only 1000. Scarce 126x93mm £38; MRNCC 3 large Luggage Labels. All 'Royal Mail Route & Short Sea Passage for Carlisle/Leeds/Manchester'. Minor edge loss to Carlisle o/wise g.c. 117x98mm. & 113x82mm. (3) £130, Miniature staff 'Balima-Pu'. 'A' red configuration with original paint. [no real idea where] £60, Official Guide to the 'Great Southern & Western Railway the Sunny Side of Ireland' by John O'Mahoney. Embossed board covers. 319pp. illust. with folding area maps. v.g.c. £80, MGWR messengers type non-corrugated 3 asp. handlamp. Stamped 'MGWR' top & body. 2 side catches & brass ring to top, no vessel, red glass broken & green missing £160.

Second quarter 2004

The March/April issue of RCJ has a follow-up article on Railway Heraldry which has colour coas of the Ballycastle, BNCR, CVBT, DNGR, LBR, TDLR, WTR, and WCR, as well as a 4 page article on Irish Railways in 1949 - a collector's tale, a confirmation from Tony Peart that the tail lamp in the January Malton auction was LMSNCC

Malton on 3 April had: 'GS&WR - Any Person .. Penalty of Forty Shillings' £85, two rail chairs CLC and CLR £22, 'Duke of Lancaster, Heysham & Belfast' carriage print £24, BR(M) poster 'The Giants Causeway' £16, alloy miniature staff 'Killucan-46th Mile Box' £14, staff 'Rosslare Strand-Ballygeary' £55.

Avon Valley Railway auction at Bitton on 17 April had: Killarney sepia pictures - carriage panels (3) 15x22cm - u/m £10, GWR poster New Milford-Ireland steamers 1899 £80.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 17 April had: 4 TDLR unissued 3rd Sgl Castlegregory Jct–Derrymore. Slight (Bd) VGC otherwise. £170, Selection of punch type tram 1d, 2d and 3d from 10 different lines, plus two plain 5d and 6d. All issued c.1920. (20) £36, 44 WCR issued 3rd Sgl Lahinch–Quilty (dated 1904) (Bd). (1) £110, 84 LBR issued 1st Sgl Ballybunion–Lisselton (sic) (dated 1900) on white card with horizontal pink stripe. Slight (Bd), excellent otherwise. £250, 94 CVR unissued 1st and 3rd whole Rtns Aughacloy–Bundoran and Aughmacloy–Warrenpoint (one of each class). Colourful. VGC. (4) £42, 124 SST unissued whole Bicycle Rtn Balleydehob–(blank) in VGC, although stamped 'Spec' on back and a little paper residue. £150, 174 WLR unissued 1st Sgl Gort–Limerick in VGC, although stamped 'Spec' on back. £ns, 214 FLR issued Bicycle Sgl Fermoy–Lismore (dated 1898) (/ and slight Bd). £85, 284 CMLR issued 1st Sgl Carrigohane–Cork (dated c.1900) on white card with pink horizontal stripe. Some (Bd), VGC otherwise. £120, 5 binders with many hundreds of issued and audit tickets from Minor Irish Railways offering a wide variety of stations. Mostly whole Edmondsons, but a few thin card punch type, seasons and ephemera: Binder 1 £410, Binder 2: from a wide number of stations starting with the letters Br-Du £220, Binder 3: stations starting with the letters Du-Ki £260, Binder 4: stations starting with the letters Ki-Ra £260, Binder 5: stations starting with the letters Ra-Y £260, album of severed half tickets (approx. 320), Many titles featured including MGWR, BCDR, CVR, CBSCR, CMR, DSER, DWWR, GSWR, LLSR, WLR, WLWR, etc., types including Afternoon Excursion, Express, Golfer, Market Return, Officer's Wife, Pilgrimage, Soldier's Wife, etc. £360, 324 CBSCR issued single coupon Special Excursion Rtn from Skibbereen (dated 1903). Some (Bd), good otherwise. £150, 341 LBR 3rd whole Rtn Listowel–Ballybunion on blue/pink card, undated but apparently issued. Slightly rubbed, good overall. £190, 374 CBPR issued 3rd Circular Tour Crosshaven–Queenstown (dated 1912). Slight (Bd), VGC otherwise. £140, CVR unused punch type tickets at a variety of single and return fares between 1d – 2/1d and 'Market' issue. Colourful. VGC (16) £60, 414 CMDR issued 3rd Sgl Cork–Doonsikey (dated 1904). Slight (Bd) and Clips, good otherwise. £30, DWWR issued 3rd Sgl from Woodenbridge (dated 1898), 2nd Sgl from Harcourt Street (u) and 1st Golf Ticket Rtn Stillorgan (u-Spec on back). VGC. (3) £20, ( for details)

Kiddlington in April had: GSR belted garter crest mounted 43x41cm £100, miniature staff Athlone East-73rd Mile Box £ns, staff 'Float-Ballywillan' £110

GWRA on 15 May had: Framed & glazed carriage print 'LNWR Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire by Paddle Steamer' by Hamilton Ellis ,£30, and paperwork incl. letterheads Beyer Peacock and other builders ex Sligo Leitrim £30.

A George Kidner auction on 22 May 2004 had: Beyer Peacock & Co. Ltd. brass oval plate '1901 Manchester', 24x11cm. While this plate could be from up to 130 locos from 14 companies there are 3 possibilities that it could be from BCDR 4-4-2T's (Makers' nos. 4231-3) £wd.

TRA on 23-24 May had: GNRI coa transfer mounted on painted ply panel. vgc 325x305mm £23. Waterford & Tramore small 16.5mm. nickel Button (Frog. 62/16) vgc, £90. Waterford & Central Ireland medium 18mm. nickel Button (Frog. 62/12) vgc, £95. MRNCC medium 19.5mm. Brass Button (Frog. 61/4). Full title around wyvern, £50. Irish Railways small mahogany cased Telegraph Instrument. The original silvered dial lettered 'G.P.O. 6886' within a brass surround encased in a gothic shaped wooden case. vg original condition. 182mm. tall, £55. Irish Railway's brass cased Telegraph Instrument with hinged front cover with bevelled glass. Face engraved 'G.P.O. 14197'. v.g. original cond. 75mm.dia.x142mm. long, £ns. LMSNCC small china Cream Jug by Dunn Bennet & Co. Ltd. Full titles & LMS crest to face. Some vg minor rest. a tiny lip chip & small base crack, 52mm tall, £80. LMSNCC pair of silver plated Grape Scissors by Elkington. Top marked 'LMS NCC' in 2 stepped outlined panels. vgc, £32. GSWR small cast iron gate notice in unrestored cond. 283x270mm, £110. Small cast iron signal spectacle complete with original red and green glasses. Possibly Irish narrow gauge. vgc, 409mm. wide o/all spectacle frame, £32.

RCJ issue No. 136 had advertisements for a GNRI No. 36 bridge and two handlamps 19th Century 'Messengers' 2 trigger Handlamp - plated 'Ticket Collector 1', corrugated body, in conserved condition. Probably from a minor Irish railway and a later 'Messengers' rear trigger 4 aspect handlamp marked 'GNRI', in excellent unpainted condition but minus 2 glasses and screw in burner (pictures of lamps).

SRA at NRM on 3 June had: Lot 71 F&g carriage print 'MV Cambria, Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire Service' by Claude Buckle LMR(D) series, Lot 96 F&g carriage print 'TSS Duke of Lancaster, Heysham-Belfast Service' by Claude Buckle LMR(D) series, Lot 259 BRB/British Rail Shipping Services. Southern Ireland. Ferries Fishguard to Rosslare poster.

SRA on 12 June had: BCDR abbreviated cast-iron 'Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted Under The Company's Act of 1900. Penalty For Each Offence 40/-'. 56x30cm, repainted £400. 'GNRI 1928 Dundalk' worksplate, allegedly carried by No. 43 'Lagan' built Dundalk in 1911. Oval cast brass, 21x11cm, lightly polished in places with original red paint with original U.T.A. receipt for 4/6 dated 1963, £300. Irish brass cabside no. lettered 'GSR 222 Inchicore Works 1924.R' carried by ex WLWR 0-6-0 No.2 'SHANNON' of Class L, built by Kitson as Works No.3908 in 1900, rebuilt at Inchicore in 1924 (presumably the 'R') becoming GSR 222, £2100. Poster. BR/UTA 'Northern Ireland. Easy To Reach. A Holidayland You Will Enjoy'. Lance Cattermole. q.r. Folds. Good, £100. GSR original garter arms transfer mounted on board. Used on coaches, 46cm square. vgc, £100. CDRJC original coa transfer mounted on board. vgc, £85. Staff brass-plated 'Craugwell-Athenry'. 58cm. Unrestored, £150. Staff brass-plated 'Ardrahan-Craugwell'. 58cm. Unrestored, £150. miniature staff 'Gortalea-Tralee'. B configuration. 23cm. original condition, £140.

The SRA June Postal auction had: GNRI Share Certificate for £107 of Debenture Stock dated 1911. Scrolled title and ornate side embellishment, red print over buff underprint, embossed seal, not cancelled. Also Directors Report and Accounts dated 1913. est£22 £ns, GSR PTT September 1937. Foolscap size, brown covers, 46pp plus fold-out map. Folded horizontally. £65, Six PTTs and a leaflet: GNRI June 1938, September 1948, September 1953, CIE Winter 1953, Summer and Winter 1959. CIE leaflet: 'Travel in Comfort' Summer 1957. £65, GNRI (mostly) handbills for cheap fares and excursions dated 1930s-1950s. String tears to some.(12) £22, UTA green, white and red enamel and chrome uniform cap badge. 35mm diameter. £22, GNRI selection of mostly later smaller style Luggage Labels to a variety of mostly 'home' destinations. A few of the early larger type noted. All appear to be different. (160) £55, GSWR, GSR, MRNCC, BNCR, Donegal and CIE mixed selection of Luggage Labels of various types. All appear to be different. (157) £60, Irish. Commercial coloured and B&W cards and photos from MR/LMS-NCC(9), GNRI(14), general views(6). £32, BR(W) dr timetable poster showing 'Services to and from Ireland' via Fishguard and Rosslare dated 18/6/1962-9/9/1962. vgc. £15, CIE 'snail' logo. Mounted transfer £25.

Onslows 18 June had: Fishguard & Rosslare Railways and Harbours Company, Notice to Mariners, East Coast of Ireland South Bay of Wexford Rosslare Pier Extension Works, letterpress poster, printed by Alex Thom & Co Dublin, circa 1903 - 50 x 32cm folds £40, Fishguard & Rosslare Railways & Harbours Company, and GWR and associated companies, a qty of ephemera relating to shareholders payments inc certificates, payments for land aquisition, certificates for contract work including the cheques in payment including civil engineering works rock blasting contactors include Robert McAlpine & Sons, Sir William Arrol & Co Ltd, W Hill & Co (Hire of Dredger 'Agnes', with receipts listing sundries carried on board between Plymouth and Fishguard) mainly passed down on ledger sheets, circa 1903 (a lot), £60, R Breslin Ireland: The land of eternal youth, printed for GSR for display in France by Alex Thom - 102x63cm, £180, Paul Henry Loch Derg Ireland for holidays, printed for LMS by Jordison Ltd 1949 - 102x63cm £500, Greene Northern Ireland Ulster, printed for BR(LMR) by Waterlow & Sons Ltd - 102x63cm £180.

Solent Railwayana Auction (Wickham) on 19 June 2004 had: F&g Col Map 'Railways of Ireland' by Bartholomew and 'Jowett's Railway Atlas' 1989 £25, F&g RCH Coloured Diagram 'Athlone, Cavan & Clara, Letterkenny, Strabane' 31x23cm £14, 'Moate-Castletown D' steel rings/brass ends. 30cm. £95, 'Arklow-Woodenbridge. A' brass rings/ends. 25cm long. £60, 'Mullingar-Enfield. E' steel rings/brass ends 30cm long £100, 'Mullingar East-46 Mile Cabin. C.' Alloy 25cm long. £75, 'Athenry-Ballyglunin. A.' steel rings/brass ends. 25cm long £80, 'Dromkeen-Killonan' Alloy 27cm long £75, and 'Castlerea-Ballinlough. B.' Alloy 25cm long £30.

Malton on 26 June had: BR(M) Carriage Print 'MV Cambria' Service Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire £18 'Fishguard & Rosslare Railways and Harbour Company' Share Certificate £na.

Third quarter 2004

Hinchley Wood (KRA/ on 17 July had: miniature staff 'Ballygeary-Rosslare Strand' £75, GSWR cast iron gate notice. No paint, in as found condition – 28x28cm. £30, miniature staff 'Gort-Ardrahan', £180, F&g GWR photochrom carriage panel 'Muckross Abbey, Killarney', 1890s, excellent condition £40, miniature staff 'Athy- Cherryville B', £80, f&g carriage print 'TSS Duke of Lancaster BR Heysham to Belfast Service' by Claude Buckle. mint £30.

RCJ No.137 has further photos from Gerald Hartley's heraldry collection - this time monograms (among which, the MGWR). It also notes the existence at the railway roadshow of CDRJC nameplate 'Glenties' and had an add for GNRI bridge '36' price £45-65.

Talisman on 21 July had: a GNRI glass carafe with facetted body and bulbous neck. Full Co. title and coat of arms clearly etched on face. vgc 275mm. tall. £45, UTA locomotive gauge glass lamp. Stamped 'U.T.A.' in door. Complete with original u/m vessel with 'LMS' burner, red lens with sliding cover and clear front glass, vg original condition. £55, GSWR cast iron trespass notice signed 'R.Crawford Secretary' ('Ormsby' is the secretary usually seen). Restored. 481x348mm plus lugs. vgc £200, Large rect. paper luggage label Great Southern Hotels Ireland under Railway Management then lists 7 locations. vgc 141x110mm. £35, Large rect. paper luggage label 'Great Southern Hotels Ireland from Mulraney to ____' then lists 6 hotels alongside simple images of the properties. vgc 147x108mm £35, Large triangular paper luggage label 'Ulster Transport Midland Hotel Belfast Northern Ireland'. vgc 183x91mm. £35, LMSNCC dark green glass beer bottle clearly embossed 'L.M.S.N.C.C.Hotels' vertically in 2 lines. vg clean condition. £29, Rect. enamel sign 'Please do not spit etc... apartment' from a carriage interior. General edge wear and chips to screwholes but vg colour & shine. 370x102mm £200, 'Midland Rly. Northern Counties Committee' large 25.5mm brass button (Frog. 61/4). Shallow dent above head of wyvern £60, 'LMS Northern Counties Committee' large 25mm. brass button. (Frog. 61/5). vgc £38, BCDR. large 26mm. ornate brass script 'BCDR' button (Frog. 61/2). vgc £ns, GNRI brass 'GNRI' cap badge in vgc £38.

Nothing Irish at the intial Prorail auction on 3 August.

The Paperchase regularly has Irish paper items. Sold items in the winter 2004 Catalogue in August included: GSR 'Ireland for Sport'. 40 pps., BCDR PTT pocket booklet, 12 pps, October 1934, CIE Road Transport Department rule book. 123 pps., March 1948, GSR Omnibus Department 25x46cm fare table poster for Cork City Services between Statue and Mayfield. April 1941. Folded, Douglas-Dublin Hill & Spangle Hill, Ballinacurra-Barrington's Pier. Amended to terminate services at Roses Avenue. Weak at folds. The following were still available: Lot 4 LMSNCC PTT booklet of services in Northern Ireland. 44 pps, dated October 1946. of@£12, Lot 14 UTA PTT, section 5 services, 172 pps, dated June 1951. of@£10. Subsequent offerings in its August 2004 catalogue were: GWR guide book Southern Ireland. 72 pps. plus fold out map. Dated 1932. Small tear to bottom edge of cover of@£26, and GWR menu 4 pps. opens to show system map and details of Fishguard-Waterford service. Rear cover shows wine list of@£25.

ebay in August/September had a GSWR mechanical signal wire pulley £ns, an IR rear tail lamp 'Serial No. 0508' £24, a Donegal Railway 'DRC 1907' 16.5x13cm axlebox cover, break at top, £19, a WCR '6x3 Oilbath Axlebox Co Ld Saltley 1924' axlebox cover £52.50, a GSR carriage key £10.50, a GSR carriage key £10.50, a GNR(I) cast iron '136' bridge plate £40, a Craughwell-Ardrahan W&T staff £90, five fluted wine glasses etched with GNRI logo 11cm high 5.1cm at lip, £ns, and, in September, a GSR (white with red band and company initials) hand towel £26.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 4 September had: Irish: Mostly unissued/audit whole tickets from: Strabane & Letterkenny Railway (5);CVR(3); DNGR(5); LLSR(18 including Cardona Extension) and severed halves: SLNCR(18). (31wh 18hlf) £26, 14 Ballycastle Railway issued 2nd Sgl Dervock-Ballymoney (dated 1897). Slightly faded, VGC otherwise £100. 24 WCR undated 2nd Express Sgl Corofin-(Dublin) Broadstone (MGW) 'Available by Limited Mail Train' Some staining and loss of paper at one corner £20. 74 WLWR undated 3rd Privilege whole Rtn Waterford-(blank) with slight staining on back only £ns. 84 CVR issued 1st Sgl Aughnacloy-Lisdoort (dated 1903) in VGC although with some (Bd) £30. 104 CBPR issued 1st Sgl Monkstown-Haulbowline (dated 1912) in VGC; plus WCR issued 1st Sgl Kilrush-Ennis (dated 1908) (faded), and untitled First Single Coupon Rtn 'Bathing' ticket Derry -Buncrana & Back (dated 1887?) (stained)(3) £110. BCDR unissued/audit whole (includes two UTA (BCDR Section Transitionals), and NCC-MR (1) and LMS-NCC (10) (27) £38. WLR undated 3rd Sgl Tuam-Galway. Some fading/staining and a little loss in one corner £ns. 144 Donegal Railway issued 1st Sgl Mountcharles-Strabane (dated 1903) in VGC although some (Bd) £ns. 174 L&LSRY(CE) (so headed) undated 3rd whole Rtn Rashenny-(blank). Slight water staining and a little dusty front and back £20. 184 MGWR issued Bicycle Sgl from Boyle (dated 1903) on pink/white/ yellow card. VGC £20. 194 CLR issued 1st Sgl Dromod-Lawderdale (dated 1903) in VGC although with slight (/) and a little (Bd)£30. 223 LLSR type IL21 Luggage label: to Newtoncunningham; plus a tie-on Bicycle Ticket label and a two-part pink label “for one portmanteau or box only” price 5p (1/-) used on road services after closure of the railway in 1953 (3) £40. 224 WCR undated 2nd and Cabin Sgl Kilkee-London Paddington (GWR). Small stain to front, good otherwise £34. 244 GNRI issued 2nd Sgl Cootehill-Ballybay (dated 1906) in VGC apart from slight (Bd) £200. 274 Donegal Railway issued 2nd Sgl Clady-Strabane (dated 1893) (Bd) £30. GSR issued and audit/unissued whole (30); CIE (17whole 3halves); GSWR (2whole 1half) GNRB-Howth Electric Tramway (2 punch type). (51wh 4hlf) £38. 324 Kilkenny Junction Railway 3rd and Deck Sgl Maryborough-Reading 3/1/1896 in good condition although with three large clips and a slight (/) £190. GNRI issued and audit/unissued whole (22 including 2 Platforms) and 14 matched or rejoined halves; CDRJC (40) mostly unissued/audit (62wh 14rej) £26. Platform ticket: CIE (19 various types) £42. 374 Selection issued Sgls: LLSR: 1st Londonderry-Buncrana, 3rd Newtowncunningham-Inch Road; CDRJC: 3rd Cloghan-Ballybofey; DNGR: Dundalk (Quay St)-Bush. VGC £30. (4) DNGR unissued and audit from a variety of stations, plus a smaller number, including issued from GNRI and unissued from the GSWR and GSR. All appear to be different (85) £55.

SRA on 11 September had: GNRI cast-iron station nameplate 'KESH' 41x14cm, fine condition, complete with back brackets £300. GSWR full title enamel sign lettered white on black 'Notice. To Owners And Persons In Charge Of Traction Engines, Steam Road Rollers....May 1903. Ormsby, Secretary'. Rectangular, 30x39cm, some repaired edge chips including a large one at the base which conceals the Mr. Ormsby’s Christian name £300. W&T staff with cast brass plates 'Kanturk' and 'Banteer', 58cm (no Annetts key end), 5 brass rings £220, DNGR original gold leaf garter arms transfer mounted on board. The second, and final, design. 61x58cm. Mint £90, GSR original gold leaf garter arms transfer mounted on board, 41x43cm. Mint £110. W&T staff with two cast brass plates 'Kanturk' and 'Newmarket', 58cm. Unrestored £200.

The SRA September Postal Auction had: RCH map of Ireland dated 1920. Dmf into hardback covers with title in gold on front. Spine repaired. £75, GNRI PTT May 1937. Green, red and black covers, 84pp plus fold-out map. VGC. £60, GNRI official publication: 'The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) Past, Present & Future' by K.Murray. Blue card covers, 148pp pub. 1944. Spine taped. £16, GNRI illustrated fold-out route guide for Belfast-Dublin expresses undated. £65, GNRI three-aspect handlamp. Body and burner both stamped with company initials. VGC. £24, GSR. Three pictorial type Hotel Luggage Labels, all of the same design, but printed at different periods and listing three differing lists of company hotels. All mint. est.£75 £ns, GWR jigsaw: 'Mountains of Killarney' c.200 pieces (39x30cm). Puzzle:Good. Slip case box:Fair. £35, BR(W) dr poster 'Southern Ireland… A Driver’s Paradise - Take Your Car Fishguard-Rosslare' with colour photo of Lion Rock, Kilkee, Co Clare. Undated but c.mid-1960s. Slight edge tear. £42.

Malton on 25/9/04 had an original copy of Cork & Fermoy & Waterford & Wexford Railway Act 1890. £5, BCDR Account for year ending 31 December 1918 and GNR(I) Co Ireland Account for year ending 31 December 1918. £5

TRA on 27 September had: DSER Off. Pub. 'Through the Garden of Ireland'. 198pp. 1910. Covers a tad grubby with edge wear, £55, GSWR glazed Stoneware 'Landmine' Inkwell, v.g.c., £65, 'GS Hotels Ireland' china ashtray, 'GSH' logo. Base marked 'C.I.E. Hotels Dept. Arklow Ware'. v.g.c. 105mm. dia. £65, GNR(I) early china Sugar Bowl by Dunn Bennett & Co. with gilt rim and a black patterned border. Base marked 'G.N.R.I.' v.g.c. with no chips, cracks or repairs. 100mm. dia. x 60mm. tall. £38, GNR(I) General Purpose Handlamp with clear glass windows. Front clearly stamped 'GNR(I)' and the back door stamped 'Strabane'. Complete with original u/m vessel, brass burner & copper reflector. Strabane £120, GNR(I) china Milk Jug by Dunn Bennett & Co. side marked 'G.N.R.I' in black script. Base marked 'This is the property of The Great Northern Railway (I)'. Exc. cond. with no restoration. 97mm. tall, £44, 'GSW' large 26mm. nickel Button. (Frog. 62/9) v.g.c. Rly. £41, 'GSWR' Off. Pub. 'How to see the far famed Lakes of Killarney etc'.Fine folding guide opens out to reveal system maps & enlargements of principal areas.vgc.1893, £55, LMS(NCC) fully titled & crested Luggage Label 'Midland Station Hotel, Belfast Northern Ireland'. One small edge tear o/wise g.c. 106x80mm, £32.

Fourth quarter 2004

KRA on 9/10/04 had a 'Beyer Peacock & Co Ltd Manchester 1909'. Locos built included New South Wales and BCDR, face repainted £90, 'D' Wagon plate 'C.I.E. 289A', from an ex-GSWR brake van. Face repainted £25, GSWR cast iron gate notice, repainted a long time ago £50.

Solent on 16/10/04 had: staff 'Upton-Crossbarry.D.' steel with brass rings ends. vgc. 24 cm, £65, staff 'Dromkeen-Pallas.A.' alloy. vgc. 24 cm, £55, staff 'Manulla Jn-Ballina', steel staff with brass rings, description plates and ground frame key to either end, vgc. 66 cm,£190, staff 'Pu-Balmia.A', steel with steel rings/brass ends. GC. 24 cm, £35, Carriage Print 'M.V. Cambria-British Railways Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire Service'. By Claude Buckle from the LMR(D) Series issued in 1957. The larger size. C/W original type glazed frame. vgc, £45, staff 'Cork-Crossbarry.E.', steel with steel rings, brass ends, vgc. 24cm long, £65, D/Sided Timetable Notice 'London And North Western Railway. Train & Steamboat Service England & Ireland/England And The North Of Ireland", 1882, details services from London Euston via Holyhead-Greenore, tear left to right, mounted in plastic wallet. 37x49 cm, £ns, staff 'Dromkeen-Limerick Jct.E.' alloy with slight service knocks to rings/ends. Some loss of lettering to 'Dromkeen'. 27 cm, £65, staff 'Oola-Limerick Junction.C.' alloy, vgc, 24 cm £100, staff 'Ballinhassig-Crossbarry.C.' steel with brass rings ends. vgc. 24 cm, £100, staff 'Dromkeen-Killonan Jctn.D.' alloy with service knocks to rings ends. Some loss of lettering to 'Dromkeen', 27 cm., £45.

Cheffin's at Fleggburgh and Sutton on 23 October 2004 had: a cast iron sign-GNR(I) curved banner sign mounted on a board (10x102cm) £160, WLR cast plate 1905 and another W&LVR (GWR) plate (18x20cm) £100, a brass and painted staff with annetts key 'Donnbeg-Moyasta Junction' the key is to the Shragh Siding £350, a brass & metal (unpainted) 'Tynan-Glasslough' £240, a brass & metal (unpainted) staff with annetts key 'Ballinderry-Knockmore Junction' opened in 1871 the GNR(I) Antrim-Knockmore junction line where the regular passenger service was closed in September 1960 but remained open for freight some while thereafter and then re-opened in 1974. The key released two ground frames at intermediate stations at Brookmount £180, CoA of the GNR(I) and another oil painting of locomotives £20.

Bonhams on 9 November had: BR d.r. poster Southern Ireland. £388. Onslows on 9 November had Paul Henry, Loch Derg Ireland for holidays, printed for LMS by Jordison Ltd 1949 - 102x63cm £400-600 £ns.

ebay in October/November had: an LMSNCC cab-side number plate '104', £350, a locomotive headlamp carried by the Londonderry Port & Harbour Commissioners', £103, a cast iron axle box cover with cast lettering 'LMS NCC BELFAST', £16, a Northern Ireland signal repeater, £176.

TRA on 22-23/11/04 had: A mahogany cased Signal Box Wall Telephone from a box on the Irish MR(NCC) Line between Whiteabbey and Belfast. Probably from Carrickfergus. Fine condition complete with all fittings. Bell codes for all locations on the route within a glazed display panel screwed to face £47, BCDR brass Carriage Match Striker. Face embossed 'B.C.D.R.' 120x38mm £ns, Irish Railway small tinplate Communication Cord Carriage Notice. Embossed script in Gaelic warning of £5 penalty etc. v.g.c. 152x98mm £29, GNR(I) Locomotive Headlamp. Chimney stamped 'GNRI'. Body stamped 'Goraghwood S162' and painted "Goraghwood 1". The lamp iron bracket also stamped '162'. Incorrect 'BRM' vessel (but fits ok). Good bullseye lens and in fine original paintwork £190, Oval cast brass Locomotive Builders Plate 'Beyer Peacock & Co. Ld. 1912 Manchester'. Locos built that year were LT&SR 0-6-2 & 4-6-4 Tanks, Victoria Rlys 5'-3" gauge 4-6-0's or CBSCR. 5'-3" gauge 4-6-0 Tanks. Unrestored, the back is painted 'NSW' and a rear bolt boss is stamped '5245' which may offer a clue. 251x145mm £210, Pair of Ireland folding Pubs: 'LMS See Ireland First' opens out to show map of the Country's rail system. g.c., and 'Ireland The Land of Scenery & Romance' (LMSNCC, GNR(I) & GSR). Opens out to show system map, lists of railway owned hotels, tourist routes & gen. info. g.c. with agents' label to front cover. (2) £35, Great Northern Railway (Ireland) 3 asp. Handlamp. Body brass plated 'GNR(I)' and has oval metal plate emb. 'Linley Engineering Co. Ltd. Patentees & Manufacturers Birmingham England 1935' (although the lamp looks much older). Complete with original u/m vessel & burner, all glasses & large copper lens cone. v.g.c. £ns, CIE enamel & chrome Cap Badge probably worn by drivers. 'C.I.E.' in a white tablet on a plain sided blue 'wing' shape. Similar to Froggatt plate 63. v.g.c. 65x25mm, £ns.

GWRA on 20/11 had: LMR Poster, D/R, Heysham for Belfast and Northern Ireland, printed by Jordison & Co Ltd. Folds otherwise excellent £60, A lot including SLNCR 50x37cm dated June 1955, CDRJC Working Timetable June 1959, a brochure for Excursion Arrangements showing Rossnowlagh, a 1959 Time Table Booklet with No 20 Railcar on cover and a withdrawal notice (C.I.E.) Cavan & Leitrim Section April 1959, also including Irish and British Railway Tickets, plus others, a bag full approx 200 mostly whole - companies noted CDRJC, LLSRy, Donegal Ry, S&Lry, and other British labels, paperwork, etc. £210.

SRA1204 had: GSWR tall brass locomotive bell whistle, stamped 'GS&WR.001', 63cm tall. Polished and repainted £150, LMSNCC brass cabside numberplate '50' ex BNCR Class D 2-4-0 Compound built by Beyer Peacock as Works No.3632 in 1895, 'JUBILEE', withdrawn 1946. Rectangular cast brass, 43x25cm, ex-loco condition £280 [But ECH suggests 'The numbers are not in the earlier elaborate serif style which would have been appropriate for this locomotive but rather in the block style which appeared with the Class WT 2-6-4T locos. This strongly suggests that the plate came instead from jeep No.50 built at Derby in 1949'], GSWR large Webb & Thompson electric train staff, two cast brass plates 'Kells' and 'Mountain Stage', original condition £200, Poster. LMS 'Ireland For Holidays. The Giant's Causeway'. Norman Wilkinson. d.r. Folds. Virtually mint £350. GNRI original gold leaf garter arms transfer on board, small version that applied to loco wheel splashers, 28x33cm £50, Bessbrook & Newry Electric Railway 3-aspect handlamp. The body, stamped "BNER", carries an oval makers plate 'G. Polkey Limited Manufacturers Birmingham 1911'. Complete with vessel; brass/ceramic burner; reflector; all glasses; brass rim and re-entrant top handle, original condition £160, GSWR large Webb & Thompson electric train staff with cast brass plates 'Patrickswell' and 'Ballingrane', with Annetts key end. 66cm. £130, BCDR original gold leaf coat of arms transfer mounted on a framed board. 53x51cm, vgc. £50, GNRI full title cast-iron Trespass sign, rarer pattern, 48x30cm, repainted £140, miniature single-line staff, C configuration, with a brass collar engraved Clara-Ballycumber, 24cm. £150.

The SRA December postal auction had: GWR Through The Window Paddington-Penzance, 1924; LMS Track of the Royal Scot, 1938; GWR Next Station, 1947; GNR(I) Passenger Fares 1932. All worn and with faults (4) £9, Railway Clearing House map of Ireland dated 1912. Dmf into hardback covers with title in gold on front. Repairs to edges of spine. £65, Railway Clearing House map of Ireland dated 1906. Dmf into hardback covers with title in faded gold on front. Spine worn. £70, Northern Ireland Rail & Road Timetable booklet dated June 1938. Blue and white covers, 343pp plus fold-out map. Covers rail services of BCDR, GNR(I), LMS-NCC and road services the Northern Ireland Road Transport Board. £75, CDRJC Two PTTs dated October 1957 and June 1959. Each 16pp with illustrated covers showing company railcar (2) £34, NCC and UTA(BCD AREA) WTT. 84pp dated March 1949. £20, CDRJC Appendix to the WTT. Red covers slightly faded, 27pp, dated June 1950. Plus 4pp WTT dated June 1958 (very poor condition) (2) £10, BR named trains Menus and Wine Lists, each 4pp with illustrated covers, from 'The Emerald Isle Express', 'The Cornishman', 'The Shamrock' and 'The Torbay Express'. All circa late 1950s-early 1960s. (4) £22, BR named trains Menus and Wine Lists, each 4pp with illustrated covers, from 'The Shamrock', 'The Royal Scot, 'The Merseyside Express' (two different, one poor). Plus one similar Wine List from an un-named train. All circa late 1950s-early 1960s (5) £22, BR Menu and Wine List cards, some from named trains including 'The Shamrock', 'Torbay Express', 'GWR 150 Train', 'The Mid-Day Scot', 'The Caledonian', 'The Red Rose', 'Cambrian Coast Express', plus a larger number from un-named trains (31) £60, GWR Guide Book: 'Southern Ireland' White card covers, 72pp plus plates, dated May 1927. Cover a little dusty £10, CDRJC Rule Book dated 1908. Black clothbound hardback covers, 216pp. Covers worn, contents sound est.£10 £ns, GSWR(I) luggage label 'From the Great Southern Hotel Lakes of Killarney'. Highly decorative label measuring 10x18cm with small vignette of the hotel and engraved pattern of shamrocks in VGC. £28, A box containing over 300 luggage labels from GSWR and GSR (approx 50% from each company). All appear to be different. (Qty) £90, GSWR(I) official postcard: 'Great Southern Hotels in Kingdom of Kerry' (GSWI045). Used 1919. Rare. £34, DNGR, BNCR, SLNCR, GNR(I) postcard and postcard size B&W photos of steam locos and stations by LPC, Real Photos, LGRP, Casserley, etc. (24) est.£10 £ns, Carriage print Hamilton Ellis Travel In 1860: LNWR Holyhead–Dun Laoghaire (Kingstown) paddle steamer 'Cambria' (LMR series 1951). £26, Fishguard & Rosslare Railways and Harbour Co. 51x30cm letterpress poster: 'Notice to Mariners' regarding Rosslare Pier Extension Works, undated. One hole top left hand corner where filed, folded, good otherwise. £75, Lot T22 Irish: approx 650 mainly audit whole Edmondsons, plus c.300 issued halves and a number of paper/card tickets. £260.

First quarter 2005

ebay in December/January had: solid brass/bakelite phone in box, stated purchased from a private seller in Ennistymon and to come from West Clare Railway, starting $115 no bids, a, clearly indicated new, DNGR white on black enamel 'Any person committing a nuisance will be prosecuted' but no takers at £5, a less clearly indicated recent interpretation of a GSWR 'Ormsby', no bids at $29 in three listings, relisted at $19 but unsold, a 'Great Northern & Western (of Ireland) Railway Company' seal just over two and a half inches in diameter, engraved steel, starting £200 £ns, a GNRI signal plate '7 F P Lock No 8 Points' (stated from near Enniskillen) front only restored, starting £25 no bids, an Irish Railway Clearing House soup plate, retailed through Whyte and Sons Dublin, 25cm diameter, mint £33, CIE/GSR alloy carriage board 'Baile Atha Cliath - Corcaigh' £205.

The RPSI are auctioning the donated GNRI nameplate 'Louth'.

Malton on 8/1/05 had a f&g carriage print of 'MV Cambria'£22 and a GNR(I) 'Trespassers On The Line Will Be Prosecuted' 22x14cm £22.

KRA on 22/1/05 had: GWR fully titled enamel map advertising its steamer service 'To Ireland by the New Fishguard Route', the smaller 38x28cm version some edge chips £230, miniature staff 'Fermoy/Ballyduff', B configuration £260, Beyer Peacock Manchester 1913. ten locos built that year, five for the GNRI, five for New South Wales. Brass oval, 25x15cm, ex loco condition £120, a NCC large silverplated serving dish by Walker & Hall, 'LMS Hotels NCC' belted garter device on top. Oval, 41x29cm, good original condition £35, miniature staff 'Athlone East-73rd Mile Box' £ns.

TRA on 31/1/05 had: GNRI brass letters cap badge (Frog. plate 61 btm. left) £ns, GSWR or CIE 3 asp. handlamp, body brass plated, Wexford (very worn), complete with side triggers, CIE vessel, 'NWR' burner, reflector & all glasses, restored £90, LMSNCC full title & crest Midland Station Hotel Belfast Northern Ireland oval paper luggage label. 2 tiny edge chips & a very small scuff. 106x81mm £32, Messengers patent corrugated 3 asp. handlamp probably from the GNRI or one of its constituents, brass plated 'Ticket Collector 1' on one of the side catch covers. The lamp top and door are from a compatible non-corrugated lamp probably from the same company. Complete with original vessel with rape oil burner and all glasses. A repair to the inside floor, restored £480, GSWR small cast iron gate notice restored (so caution advised!) £41. GSR(I) Hotels, pair of single card menus. One (for tea) bears the embossed full company title & crest and has a centre fold, the other (for lunch) bears the full title and later winged wheel device & is dated 26/8/48 (2) £38, GS Hotels Ireland large paper luggage label from Galway. The label shows the six hotels in the company group, minor scuffs & fox spots only, 146x108mm £38.

ebay in February had: a CVR leather covered pass with embossed gold lettering & coat of arms, for first class accommodation, stamped 'cancelled' £US90, a DSER silver medal, hallmarked Dublin 1912, crest a little rubbed. Marked on back 'Mr J Ingram No. 48', loop missing, diameter 3cm £54.19.

SRA on 12/3/05 had: CDRJC nameplate cast brass 46x12cm 'Mourne' polished and repainted £2500, Beyer Peacock & Co Ld worksplate 6965 Manchester 1948 carried by VS 4-4-0 No.210 'Erne', subsequently UTA No.59, oval cast brass, 25x15cm, unrestored blue paint £720, miniature staff 'A' configuration, brass collar over-plated with copper plates stamped 'Long Pavement' and 'Ballycar' £180, A pair of monogram transfers mounted on board B&MR(Brecon & Merthyr Railway) 64x38cm, NCC 46x38cm £100, GSR white china milk jug, coa on side, 8 cm tall, good condition £60.

The SRA March postal auction had: MR-NCC Guide Book 'Summer Tours in The North of Ireland', illustrated card covers, 64pp dated 1907, covers detached at rusty staples. £55, MGWR guide book 'Connemara, Galway, Achill and the West of Ireland' hardback covers, 135pp plus adverts and fold-out map, dated 1900. spine missing. £65, GSWR brochure 'How to See The Lakes of Killarney Etc. Quickest Route New York to London via Queenstown' illustrated covers showing Kingsbridge Station, 24pp fold-out type produced for the USA market in 1893, £20, LNWR bookmark: 'The North Western Hotel Greenore' front shows illustrations of hotel, rear details service times, scuffs on corners, £55, Album pages of loose mounted luggage labels from 10 English companies plus MR-NCC, GSR, CIE, etc., and a few miscellaneous (158), plus a selection of parcels stamp labels from S&MR and K&ESR. (48) £106, LMSR-NCC luggage labels (17) on coloured paper including short sea passage via Larne and Stranraer and other sea routes (two examples duplicated); plus collected and delivered and luggage in advance labels (9) with duplication (26) £120, MR-NCC luggage labels all overprinted with symbols (red X, yellow X, blue X and green O) for a variety of sea journeys to UK destinations, all different and vgc (12) £85, MR-NCC four large luggage labels on white paper: via Antrim, via Cookstown, via Belfast and Heysham and via Larne and Stranraer, vgc, (4) est.£40 £ns, Lot 1308 GSWR and Dominion Line, 33x51cm, coloured pictorial poster listing passenger sailings from Queenstown in 1900 and showing illustration of steamship Canada vgc £110, SLNCR timetable poster for Sligo Enniskillen Services, 38x51cm, dated June 1965 £10, GSR dr poster 'Ireland Land of Beauty' sepia photo of country folk c.1930s edge tears, some loss, repairs. £46, Ireland: approx. 120 issued and audit whole Edmondsons, plus miscellaneous British rail and road tickets £240.

Solent on 19/3/05 had 'Bagnalstown/Palace East' large steel staff with brass rings, description plates and ground frame key to other end, vgc. 70cm. £120, 'Cork/Waterfall' 'A' steel staff brass ends. vgc. 23cm. £100, 'Bandon/Upton' 'A' steel staff with brass rings/ends. vgc. 23cm £100, 'Galway/Athenry' 'B' steel staff, brass end, ground frame key to other. vgc. 25cm £110, RCH Coloured Railway Diagram 'Athlone, Cavan & Clara, Letterkenny, Strabane'. Dated 1914. Coloured key to serving lines. c/w dark wood glazed frame. 38x30 cm. £14, 'Kilcock/Clonsilla' 'C' alloy staff. vgc. 28cm £85, 'Hill Of Down/Enfield' 'D' alloy staff. minor service wear to ends. vgc. 30cm long. £85, 'Enfield/Kilcock' 'F'. alloy staff. Some service knocks/wear. gc. 30cm. £85.

TRA on 21-22/3 had: large 26mm. BCDR script brass Button. (Frog. 61/2) gc £18, CIE nickel plated guards thunderer whistle side marked C.I.E. 520. vgc. & working, £29, 'Great Southern Hotel Parknasilla - Ireland' pictorial square luggage label. vgc 103x91mm. £ns, 'Great Southern Hotel Bundoran (Co. Donegal) - Ireland' pictorial square luggage label. vgc 101x95mm. £ns, CDRJC coat of arms transfer mounted on a painted & lined wooden panel 456x456mm £ns, GNR(I) cast iron plate 'Adelaide' in unrestored condition. 305x96mm £120, cast iron wagon plate 'Load 10 Tons'. ex wagon condition 284x62mm o/all fixing lugs. £ns, Midland Railway NCC cast iron wagon plate MRNCC 1960 . Ex-wagon unrestored cond. 349x174mm £25.

Second quarter 2005

Malton on 9 April had another f&g carriage print of 'MV Cambria'£20, Cavan & Leitrim Railway Company Accounts November 1918. £5, Two shares from Fishguard & Rosslare Railway & Harbours Co., 1915 & 1921. £18, GNR & GNRI 8 pen nibs £5.

Great Central Auctions postal sale of 13 April had: Lot 23 Menu Card &amp Wine List, 'The Shamrock'. Folding laminated card, blue, green & black design, with train history & details on back, minor use. Also Dinner Menu Card, matching artwork (2), Lot 217 Key Token, Brass, (Ballymoney-Dunloy) engraved 'BY-NY' on oval head with triangle cutout, Lot 263 Single Line Tablet, 'Coleraine-Ballymoney', Tyers No 6, alloy, square configuration, stamped serif lettering on milled section of an older tablet, Lot 423 Luggage Label, 'C.L.&R.R. Arigna', used only between 1883 & 1887, 11x5cm, slightly dusty, Lot 428 Luggage Label, 'C.&L.R, Dublin(Broadstone)', Cavan & Leitrim Rly, 9x4cm, Lot 524 Luggage Labels, Ireland, (a) GS&WR To Liverpool, via Kingstown, large black on blue, black border, gummed, (b) GS&WR to Holyhead via Kingstown, black on pale green, (c) G.S.R, To Templemore, (d) Great Southern Railways to Portarlington, (e) GNR(I) To Dunfanaghy (via Letterkenny), (f) Sim To Belcoo (via Enniskillen), both square black border. (6), Lot 534 Alloy Tablet, 'P.pass-Newry', curved top & base, straight sides, circ cutouts & guide pins at sides, Lot 713 Brass Key Token, (Limavady Junction-Lissahally) oval head stamped 'LJ-LH', Lot 752 Wine List, 'The Emerald Isle Express', 7/59, dark & light green Shamrock design on folding laminated cover, similar on back with history & description of train, also matching Menu Card with similar artwork, virtually unused. (2), Lot 755 Key Token, Brass, (Dunloy-Ballymoney), oval head engraved 'NY-BY', with triangle cutout, Lot 818 Coat of Arms Transfer, mounted, 'Great Northern Railway, Ireland', pictorial shield with blue garter surround on blue background, transfer 20x25cm, board 25x30cm. Lots 254, 427 and 552 of European Carriage route plates of personal interest.

ebay in April had: CIE 'Curran' poster 'Ireland by CIE' with silver 'A' class 102x63cm (for US market) $345, CIE 'Curran' poster 'Ireland welcomes you' 102x63cm (for US market) $162.50, CIE 3 aspect handlamp 32cm tall 12cm base diameter, reducing cone stamped CIE, right catch brass plate 'Emly 2' £68, CIE shunt limit (probably alloy) 46x38cm £16, block instrument 'Red indicated up main platform occupied' 27x15x10cm £280, LMS NCC Desert Spoon - Art Deco style block motif. gc and the LMS NCC block deeply cut into the handle, from long-closed 'Laharna Hotel' in Larne in 1996. £ns, UTA three quarter pint silver plate coffee pot. vgc Height 14cm, from spout to back of handle 18cm. Made by Gladwin Ltd, Sheffield. 'Ambassador' brand. UTA crest just over ¼ inch in diameter deeply cut and clear £17, GSWR 25cm diameter Dinner plate. Dunn Bennett & Co., Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. full GSWR crest almost 1.5 inches in diameter £20, UTA silver plate toast rack with winged horse logo and UTA initials underneath. Ex.Laharna Hotel, Co. Antrim. Horse and UTA logo sharp Almost 13cm long and 13cm to top of handle, the two cross members joining the two sides together need soldering at one side. £13, LMS NCC green glass beer bottle - ex NCC Hotel, Portrush, 23cm high, vgc, letters LMS NCC HOTELS appear in raised lettering 1.3cm high on side, £17, CIE cast alloy carriage builders' plate from Mark II Open Standard No.5219. Built at BREL, Derby in 1972 unrestored condition. Size: 20x11cm, £12.50, GNR 23cm diameter dinner plate, gc, no crazing, some very slight edgeware. Nice clear GNRI crest just over 1 inch in diameter. Made by Dunn, Bennett & Co., Burslem, £44, UTA kidney shaped plate, mint, Blue Brooklyn pattern. Dunn, Bennett & Co., ex.Laharna Hotel, Larne,Co.Antrim. Base marked Property of Ulster Transport Hotels + manufacturers name, £6, cast alloy CIE registration plate 1951 (116) unrestored 22x17cm, ebay405 £16.67, cast alloy CIE registration plate 1951 (119) unrestored 22x17cm, £13, CIE cast alloy wagon plate No 27612 in vgc unrestored, £22.55, CIE cast alloy wagon plate No 27637 in vgc unrestored, £11.51,GSWR Telegraphic Code Book 1901 vgc cover faded and worn inside, £10, GNRI Silver Plate Mustard Cruet in gc but minus blue glass insert, clear GNRI crest almost 1/2 inch in diameter, Pilkington Plate, ends 1/05/05, £47.71.

Somerset Railwayana Auctions of luggage labels on 3 May had: Lot 26 Gt.N.R.Co., Ireland 'To Leeds Via Greenore & Holyhead' (Red on white), Lot 27 G.S.&W.R. 'To Bristol Via Kingstown' (Black on Blue), Lot 28 C.&L.R. 'Enniskillen' (Black on white), Lot 29 S.L.&N.C. Railway Company 'To Armagh via Clones' (Black on white). See photos.

KRA on 7 May had: Beyer Peacock 6633 Manchester, 1929 worksplate ex-GNRI No. 65 (UTA 65N), brass oval, 25x15cm, face cleaned but not painted £120, GSWR fully titled cast iron trespass notice signed 'Francis B Ormsby Secretary'. Rectangular 48x44cm, undamaged top and bottom lugs, ex lineside condition £80, BR shipping flag with the lion over wheel motif in the centre from the bow of SS Slievebawn, a BR cargo and cattle vessel which operated to Ireland out of Holyhead. 107x61cm complete with it hanging rope and in good condition apart from a few small holes £150, Pair of petrol tanker wagonplates: (1) 'This Wagon Must be Either Quite Full or Empty When Travelling on the Irish Railway System – McMullan Bros Ltd', rectangular 61x18cm; and (2) 'When Empty Please Return This Wagon to McMullan Bros Ltd c/o Shell Mex (Dublin) Ltd Dublin', rectangular 38x13cm. Both unrestored.(2) £140, Webb & Thompson staff 'Mogeely-Killeagh' £120.

GWRA on 14 May had nothing of Irish interest apart from two carriage prints: MV Cambria, BR Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire Service by Claude Buckle, LMR (D) series, in glazed frame £50. LNWR Paddle Steamer by Hamilton Ellis in a clear varnished pine, glazed frame £25.

Onslows on 17 May had: Paul Henry Loch Derg Ireland for holidays, printed for LMS by Jordison Ltd 1949 - 102x63 cm est.£400-500 £ns, Paul Henry Wicklow Ireland for Holidays, printed for the LMS by Beck & Inchbold Ltd - 102 x 63 cm mounted on board £80, Paul Henry Connemara 'Ireland this year', printed for the LMS by London Litho Co - 102x63 cm mounted on board with staining £80, Paul Henry Come to Ulster for a better holiday, printed for Ulster Tourist Development Assoc. Ltd - 102x127 cm two small tears £400.

TRA on 24 May had: Pair of GNRI Cart/Road Motor Lamps with red, blue & clear lenses. Both have slight detail differences & variations of "GNR(I)" stamping clear on both lamps. Both lacking vessels but vgc. (2) £ns £of@40, Cork & Muskerry Railway large 26mm. one piece brass Button in v.g.c. (Frog. 62/3) £65, "Londonderry & Loughswilly Railway" large 23mm. brass Button in v.g.c. (Frog. 61/12)£ns £of@45, "GNRB Look-Out" enamel Armband in exc. condition complete with leather straps £40, "The Great Southern Railways Company" (Ireland) small white china Bowl in v.g.c. 70mm. dia., company title crest on the base £38, Northern Counties Committee script "NCC" original Coaching Stock Transfer on maroon painted panel. vgc. 458x382mm £40.

ebay in May had: a stainless steel CIE Metrovick '920' plate 13x4cm £47, a CIE generally repaired '118' cast alloy plate dated 3/76 £9.99, a Chas Roberts 1951 builders' plate 29x15cm £16.36, CIE loco plate brass/bronze Metrovick 31x15cm £78, CIE button 2.5cm dia. $15, a CIE Great Southern Hotels poster £ns, a TDLR 2p stamp £9.99.

Prorail on 4 June had: a collection of 211 tickets (all different - with most varieties present) to and from stations on the SLNC system. Ballintogher (9), Ballysodare (20), Collooney (16), Dromahair (38), Enniskillen (21), Florencecourt (14), Glenfarne (18), Manorhamilton (26), Sligo (24) - together with 18 SL&NCRly bus service tickets £60, a Railway Clearing House junction diagrams. 1920 set of the 158 diagrams (plus a few earlier ones with replacement superimposed). Complete with all supplements and indices for 1922. From the Accountant's Office, NCC. Contents mint, some wear on the spine 27x17 cm £240, Framed & glazed BR(LM) Carriage print by C. Hamilton Ellis : 'Travel in 1860.. LNWR Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire Paddle Steamer 'Cambria'' in original type frame. But sold as part of a complete set of 24 BR(LMR) 'Travel in ..' series for £1200.

SRA on 11 June had: CDRJC nameplate 'Ballyshannon' 87x12cm, restored £3200. LMS NCC cabsite numberplate '92'. Rectangular cast brass, 43x25cm £350, GSR enamel posterboard-heading lettered 'GSR (Ireland)' (DC notes unusual form & suggests, given lettering, possibly LNER for overseas companies) White on blue. 71x15cm. Hole-chipping only £50, miniature single line steel staff with the brass end collar stamped 'Boyle-Ballymote'. C configuration. 24cm. vgc £30, GNRI garter arms transfer mounted on board, largest size as displayed on tenders. 56x62cm. vgc £30, pair of cast aluminium coachboards: 'Dublin-Cork' and 'Failte'. The former 116x13cm; the latter 84x13cm, both original condition £340, GNR(I) 1929 Dundalk worksplate, oval cast brass, 21x11cm;, cleaned £140.

SRA postal auction in June had: GSR(I) Omnibus Department timetable booklet dated May 1938. Paperback covers show photo illustration of coach. 96pp, covers very poor. £20, Dublin & Drogheda Railway type ID21 luggage label Dublin to Beragh. £80, Lot 969 DNGR ID51 type luggage label to Dundalk Junct. Slightly creased and mounted on card with a little corner damage. £180, DWWR/DSER unheaded and headed labels representing most of the types issued by the companies. All different, condition varies, mostly good. (27) £180, CVR type IC31 luggage labels to: Aughnacloy, Dublin, Londonderry, Newtownbutler, Tynan. vgc. (5) £220, BCDR mixed type luggage labels to a wide range of destinations, some mainland UK. (25) £320, Ballycastle Railway type IB11 luggage labels all from Ballycastle to: Larne Harbour, Limavady, Portstewart vgc. (4) £55, UTA triangular shaped, coloured luggage label for the Midland Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland. vgc. est. £15 £ns, GSWR official: Hotels in the Kingdom of Kerry (GSW1038). est. £22 £ns, B&W photos of Irish steam locos, trains, stations, etc. (100) £35, Mostly 18x13cm B&W photos of Irish steam locos, trains, stations, etc. (92) £35, Mixed, but mostly postcard size B&W photos of a number of Irish and NG locos, trains, stations and scenes. One or two other mainland UK mixed in. (100) £35, Mostly 18x13cm B&W photos of mixed Irish subjects including NG, Rail Motors, rolling stock, stations, etc. (116) £45, F&G Carriage Print: MV Cambria (original frame). £22, 80 whole Irish Edmondsons, mainly audit, from closed stations/companies. £16.

Midland Counties Auctions on 17-18 June had: Lot 41. Cast-iron builders plate. 'LMS NCC built Harland & Wolff Belfast 1948.' Oval 10x13cm. Repainted over original paint, Lot 423 Ulster Transport menus. (i) Slieve Donard Hotel dinner dance. 7/59 and list of hotels. (ii) U.T.A. menu/hotel list for Northern Counties hotel. (2), Lot 490 Wagonplate. 'LMS NCC 1895'. Rectangular with round corners. 36x18cm. Unrestored, Lot 551 SLNCR T/T poster from 11 Aug. 1947. Refers to continuance of present emergency. Folded, 57x44cm Minor edge nicks, Lot 565 LMS NCC Northern Ireland. Tours and excursions by train and motor coach 1st May - 31st Oct. 1936. Colourful front cover with mountains and sea. 68 pp + fold-out map. Good condition, Lot 652 Co. Donegal Railways including Strabane & Letterkenny R. timetables. 5th Oct. 1959 u.f.n. Picture of rail car on cover together with Co. Donegal Rys omnibus T/T 18th June 1961 u.f.n. (2) Rusty staples, otherwise gc.

Solent on 18 June had: Single line staff 'Tuam-Milltown A'. steel with steel rings, brass to one end and key to other. vgc. 24cm long £140, Single line staff 'Leixlip-Clonsilla B'. Alloy, unused condition. 25cm long £40, Single line staff 'Banteer-Lombardstown B'. Steel with brass rings, end and key. vgc. 24cm long £170, Large single line staff 'Dunmanway-Drimoleague Junction'. Steel with brass rings/location plates with key to end. vgc. 67cm long £205, Pair of manufacturers plates. Originating from an 001 Class 'A' Co-Co locomotive. Cast brass bogie plate 'Metropolitan-Vickers'. 34x3cm. Circular cast alloy cab plate with intertwined 'MV'. 6cm diam. Both repainted fronts. vgc £30, Single line staff 'Maynooth-Kilcock B', alloy, service knocks to both ends, lettering good. 24cm long, £85, Single line staff 'D'. Steel with steel rings, brass ends unused 30cm long, £30. Single line staff unused, 25cm long, £25. The last two presumably training staffs, GSR 'Fir/Gentlemen' £25.

Third quarter 2005

ebay in July had: a GSWR right angled spanner 25cm long came from works in Inchicore and made there. Stamped G.S & W.R both sides £6.10, Metrovick 908 stainless steel locomotive makers' plate number £69, 2 chrome CIE buttons 1 @15mm and 1 @19mm by Birmingham Buttons Ltd. £1.04, 2 chrome CIE buttons 19mm by Birmingham Buttons Ltd. £1.24, a GSWR straight spanner 23cm long stamped G.S & W.R. £3.99, round headed 25cm GSR spanner. Stamped G.S.R and T.Turton & Sons Sheffield £3.99, GSWR 14 ton 1924 M134 wagon registration plate £78.10.

TRA in July had: GNRI cast iron trespass notice. The ‘I’ in brackets partially ground off whilst in service. £55, 'Great Southern Hotel Sligo-Ireland' self adhesive luggage label on an original backing paper. v.g.c. 127x50mm. together with a pair of 'Great Southern Hotel Kenmare-Ireland' luggage labels. One in paper, one in tie on card. 104x90mm. and 138x91mm. All vgc. (3) £35, GSWR cast iron small gate notice. Face rest. £38, 'LMS NCC 358' rect. cast iron wagon plate. Face rest. £40, GWR 'To Ireland by Fishguard route' vgc at £450.

Malton in July had a cast iron GSWR gate notice £42.

ebay in August had: GNRI footbridge, sandblasted, primed, with 'I' ground off (DC refers to an article in 5 foot 3 on the GNRB era) £140, GNRI bridge no. '21' £23.50, GNRI brownish enamel trespass 51x30.5cm a couple of touched up dents around fixing holes £103, LLSR 'Letterkenny to Burtonport' excursion return ticket, slight loss top left £2.20.

RAG905 had a Tralee & Dingle Goods Invoice 1896, approx 44x17cm, slightly grubby, is offered at £6.

SRA in September had: GNR(I) qr poster 'Spend your holidays where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the Sea', coloured artwork by Theo J. Gracey, folded, gc £200, BNCR bridgeplate '488' 24x53cm £50.

The SRA Postal auctions had: GNR(I). circa 34 Arrangements for excursions, permanent way work, etc. dated 1955-57. Rusty staples to most. £75, Waterford Wexford Wicklow & Dublin Share Certificate ££20 share dated 1847. Ornate scrolled title with coat of arms top centre, attached green seal embossed with coat of arms, not cancelled. vgc. £35, CVR Directors Report and Statement of accounts September 1928. Large size, 18pp plus map, detached pages. £20, Railway Clearing House Map of Ireland 1897. Dmf into hardback covers with title in gold on front. £150, RCH map of Ireland 1906. Dmf into hardback covers with title in gold on front. Covers worn. £60, Irish Cross-Channel Services timetable booklets. Each 50+pp many with fold-out maps issued 1950s/60s. One poor condition, good otherwise. (17) £18, GNR(I) 'Tourist & Excursion Programme 1895' coloured pictorial covers, 114pp plus fold-out map. vgc. £60, GSWR official publication: 'To the Sunnyside of Ireland and the Lakes of Killarney' Coloured pictorial covers showing horse and cart, 20pp guide to the area. circa 1920s. vgc. £22, LLSR timetable of Lough Swilly Omnibus Services. Green and black paperback covers showing illustration of company single-decker. 18pp plus adverts, dated June 1956. £10, several LNWR bookmarks 'Routes to Ireland' First shows company steamers, the rear advertises Ireland for holidays and a calendar for 1906, second has a photo illustration of Glendalough, third has Meeting of the waters, Killarney, fourth has Lough Gill, fifth has Vale of Ovoca, sixth has passengers embarking at Holyhead, seventh has Sugar Loaf Mountain, Glengariff, all £10 each except last £5. Ballycastle Railway type IB11 luggage labels all from Ballycastle to: Ballymoney, Portrush, Larne vgc. (3) £60, Irish Railways postcard size and larger B&W photos of steam and diesel, locos, trains, stations, etc. (133) £45, Irish Railways postcard size B&W photos of steam and diesel locos and trains. (90) £35, GNR(I) unmounted transfer. Small scratch. Rolled. £95.

Malton on 24 September had: CIE small drinking glass. £5, BR Irish Seaways dr poster 'Four Holiday Highways to Ireland' £16.

TRA on 26/9 had: BNCR large 24.5mm brass title & locomotive Button. vgc. (Frog. 61/3) pre 1903 issue £ns, DWWR large 26mm. script nickel Button. 1860-1907 issue (Frog. 62/7). minor dent to the back of rim. £60, 'LMS (full title) Northern Counties Committee' china Tea Plate or Side Plate by Dudson. Top marked with the crest & full titles. vgc 156mm dia £50, Small cast iron 'WD & LR' Gate Notice. Please enquire for further details £32, GSR 1935 publication 'Ireland Gem of the Sea'. 88pp. with folding map. Slight bumping to bottom right corners & small label residue £24, G.N.R.(I) incised heavy cast brass carriage ashtray with match striker. vgc £ns, GSWR publication 'The Sunny Side of Ireland'. 320pp. plus folding map. vgc £32, CIE 3 asp. handlamp with re-entrant wire top handle & side triggers. Top stamped 'C.I.E' but the lamp looks earlier. all glasses but lacks vessel vgc £85, 'GNR(I) 135' bridge number, face restored only. 'Possibly Moygashel'. £65.

Fourth quarter 2005

KRA on 8 October had: wagonplate 'MRNCC 3', 35x17cm £84, W&T staff 'Listowel-Abbeyfeale' £190, miniature staff 'Fermoy-Ballyhoole' £56.

Solent on 15 October had: staff (Irish) 30cm cast alloy, unmarked/unused. vgc £30, staff 'Macmine Jct-Palace East Jct B' steel with brass rings, key to end. 31cm £150, Collection of BR dr posters including BR Irish Seaways, a few creases, generally gc (12) £46, 'Streamstown-Clara' steel staff with brass rings/key to end. early unmodified staff vgc. 66cm £200, 'Croom-Bruree B' steel staff with brass rings. unusual 'divisible' staff, featuring 'Yale' type keys at each end. vgc. 37cm £200, BR(M) qr poster 'Ireland via Holyhead nightly throughout the year also by day in summer'. Colour photograph of a cottage in landscape. folded. gc £20, f&g carriage Print 'MV Cambria'. Buckle. LMR series (D) size 'B' print depicting three-quarter view of vessel at £30, Enamel poster/notice board heading 'B.&I. Line'. white lettering/dark blue background. edge corrosion/enamel loss. 64x8cm. £20.

Vectis on 22 October had a miscellaneous lot, including a number of posters advertising the CDRJC withdrawal of services at end-1959, black and white (61x46cm) £15.

There was nothing obvious at Kidner 3/11, Bonhams 8/11 or Vectis 19/11.

Onslows on 22 November had: Paul Henry Come to Ulster for a better holiday, printed for the Ulster Tourist Development Assoc. Ltd - 102x127cm small hole and two small tears on folds £740, Paul Henry Lough Derg Ireland for Holidays, printed for LMS by Jordison & Co Ltd 1949 - 102x63cm ££600, Costelloe Enjoy a holiday in Northern Ireland, printed for Ulster Transport Authority by Stafford - 101x63cm mounted on linen £280, Greene Ulster Northern Ireland, printed for BR(LMR) by Waterlow - 102 x 63 cm £300, Ronald Lampitt Portrush Northern Ireland, printed for BR(LMR) by Jordison - 102x63cm folds £320.

GWRA on 26 November had: an alloy single line tablet 'Ballymena-Antrim' ex NCC £40, a circular cast iron wagon registration plate, Registered by the G.S.& W. Ry, 1924, To carry 14 tons M134, unrestored complete with lugs £120.

Paddington Ticket Auctions, also on 26 November, had: Lot 2. CBPR issued 3rd single from Cork Albert St. to Blackrock (dated 5/4/1931), together with unissued 3rd singles from Carrigaline to Monkstown, and Raffeen to Passage vgc except Sellotape on the back of latter. (3) £50, Lot 5 BNCR issued dog single from Limavady to Magilligan (dated 4/3/1902) vgc. (1) £50, CIE issued whole Edmondsons from Abbeyfeale, Ballaghadwreen, Ballinascarthy, Ballyhaunis, Bantry, Belturbet, Cahirciveen, Cobh Queenstown, Cork Glanmire Road, Corofin, Dromod, Dunkettle, Farranfore, Kenmare, Killorglin, Milltown Dublin, Mountrath, Newcastle West, Streamstown, Woodenbridge. (20) £30, GNRB issued whole Edmondsons from Clones, Dundalk Junc, Dungannon, Dromore, Enniskillen, Fintona, Harmstown, Inniskeen, Kellybridge, Lisbellaw, Monaghan Road, Navan, Newtonbutler, Omagh, Portadown, Raheny, Retreat Halt, Sion Mills, Virginia Road, Warrenpoint.(20) £35, Irish platform tickets examples from CIE (13), GNRI (4), GNRB (6), GSR (1), CDRJC (1) LMS-NCC (2), UTA (7), NIR (1). (35) £85, SLNCR: 60 issued during 2 years prior to closure whole Edmondsons (58 different prints) from 10 origins. (60) £45, GSR issued whole Edmondsons from Abbeydorney, Abbeyleix (pre-dated), Amiens St. Junction, Ballinrobe, Belturbet, Clonmel, Albert Quay (pre-dated), Glanmire, Crossbarry, Harcourt St, Kingsbridge, Westland Row, Limerick (pre-dated), Maryboro’ (/), Shankhill, Sligo, Upton, Waterford, Waterford Manor, Youghal. (20) £130, MR-NCC issued 3rd single from Strabane to Ballymagorry (dated 25/8/1949), together with a complete two-piece Day Excursion return from Londonderry WS to Portrush (dated 29/07/1907) – both vgc. (2) £ns, Lot 300 City of Cork Steam Packet Co. Ltd. issued Soldier Deck & 3rd Class single steamer and rail ticket from Cork to Paddington via New Milford, Stroud and Didcot (dated 24/3/1899). vgc apart from minor Bd. (1) £3, GNRI issued whole Edmondsons from Armagh, Balydoyle & Sutton, Banbridge, Beaupare. Belfast, Belleek, Castlewellan, Cavan, Clones, Duleek, Fintona, Glaslough, Goraghwood, Londonderry, Mullafernaghan, Newcastle, Newry Ed. St., Newtonstewart, Portadown, Redhills (pre-dated). (20) £140, UTA: 60 issued whole Edmondsons from 36 different stations. £30, CIE: Approx 120 issued and audit whole Edmondsons. (Qty) £75, Irish Railways: 108 issued and (mainly) audit whole Edmondsons from 12 different companies. The main concerns are CIE (26), GSR (22) and LMS–NCC (20). (Qty) £75, CDRJC: Over 1,000 unissued tickets from 26 different issuing stations. A little duplication. (Qty) £40, Irish Railways severed halves: A small box of 298 tickets from 10 different companies. The main concerns are CIE (152), UTA (73) and GSR (33). Some interesting types and stations. (Qty) £ns.

TRA on 28 November had: BCDR Station Master's, Inspector's or Guard's Peaked Cap. 'B.C.D.R' script initials in gilt wire on a decorated silk oak leaf band within 2 gold bands. Some wear o/wise gc. £50, DWWR small 17mm. 'DWWR' script initials nickel button. (Frog. 62/7). vgc. £ns.

ebay in November/December had: GNRI enamel trespass sign a bit chipped round the corners 508x305mm on 22/11/05 £104.89, four CDRJC stencils (Letterkenny, Strabane, Stranolar and Donegal) used to mark the names of these stations served by the railway on crates, wagons, etc. on 22/11/05 £16, an aluminium NIR accommodation crossing sign with a few scratches on left side approx 406x254mm on 28/11/05 £13.50, an LMSNCC sherry glass 11 cms high with company initials deeply etched on the side of the glass in Art Deco block style on 3/12/05 £24.

SRA on 10 December had: 'GNR(I) 1927 Dundalk.' brass loco rebuilding plate from either P, PG, PP or LQG classes. Oval 213x111mm. Restored front. £200, GSWR Ormsby trespass 483x349 and 451mm. Original condition. £100, 'Beyer Peacock & Co. Ld.1915 Manchester' brass loco plate - either SAR Nos 1753-1760, GNRI Nos 180-184, 190-192, 196-200 or Rhodesia Railways Nos 105-110. 248x140mm, face-restored. £ns, BCDR coa applied to a maroon painted board, 610x610mm. transfer used dated 29/4/1912. vgc. £ns.

The SRA December postal auction had: WDLR Share Certificate dated 1885. Lilac print, ornate design, lightly stamped 'Cancelled.' Somewhat crumpled. £20, CVR Director’s Report and Statement of Accounts dated September 1917. 7pp disbound. est. £5 £ns, GSR PTT July 1929. Brown and cream covers, 56pp. Covers dusty. £65, DSER PTT September 1922. Red and white covers, 21pp. Covers dusty. £70, GWR: 'Southern Ireland – Its Lakes and Landscapes' White and green card covers, 66pp plus plates and adverts, pub no. 10 in the 'Handy Aids' series in May 1927. Covers dusty. £12, GWR 'Official Guide to and from Ireland by the New Fishguard Route.'Black printing on green paperback covers, 20pp October 1909. Slightly faded covers. £70, CLR (CL&RR heading) type IC11 luggage labels to: Arigna, Dromod, Newry. A little foxing and dusty. (3) £55, DR type ID11 and ID12 luggage labels (8) to a variety of destinations; plus 'Luggage for Shipment' types on green and yellow paper to blank destinations 'via Strabane, North Wall & Holyhead' on the green label and 'Via Greenore and Holyhead' on the yellow example. Mostly vgc. (10) £140, LLSR type IL21 luggage labels to: Fahan, Foxhall, Manorcunningham. (3) £230, MGWR type IM14 (pink) and IM15 (white) luggage labels used for journeys involving a sea passage. Mostly vgc. (6) £20, album containing a small collection of Irish luggage labels including examples from Ballycastle, BCDR, BNCR, CLR, CIE, CDRJC, DWWR, GNR(I), GSR, GSWR, MR(NCC) and SLNCR. No duplication. (115) £90, LNWR correspondence card official: 'Irish Golf Links' showing golfer against background map of Ireland showing all the important golf links (LNW742). Used 1908. A little faded and with two punch holes. £90, Postcards MR various officials from Isle of Man and Irish shipping services comprising: Map Douglas & Heysham (MR018), Donegal (MR016), Londonderry (MR014), Antrim (MR013), Manxman (MR180), Turbine SS Manxman (MR170B), plus a Valentine commercial of Heysham station. Mostly vgc. (7) £90, Irish Railways: 46 different commercial cards including 12 modern and four depicting the Lartique Railway, Ballybunion. (46) £85, Irish Railways: Approx 60 mixed format B&W negatives mostly of UTA steam locos taken in the 1950s. Some ex-LMS-NCC and SLNCR types noted. (Qty) £260, Irish Railways: 37 mixed format B&W negatives of ex-BCDR, SLNCR and DNGR locos taken in the early 1950s. (37) £175

KRA on 21 January 2006 has a GNRI Dundalk plate and a 'Wexford-Macmine' staff.

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DWWR button. Source: TRA1105

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LMSNCC plates. Source: TRA905

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CIE lamp. Source: TRA905

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GNRI bridge. Source: TRA905

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BNCR button. Source: TRA905

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GNRI ashtray. Source: TRA905

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GSR "Gem of the sea". Source: TRA905

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GSWR "The sunny side ...". Source: TRA905

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WDLR suspect repro. Source: TRA905

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BNCR bridgeplate. Source: SRA905

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GNRI 'Mourne' poster. Source: SRA905

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CDRJC nameplate. Source: SRA605

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SLNCR tickets. Source: PRO605

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GNRB look out. Source: TRA505

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NCC monogram. Source: TRA505

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GSR bowl. Source: TRA505

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LLSR button. Source: TRA505

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Cork & Muskerry button. Source: TRA505

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GNR cart lamps. Source: TRA505

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CDRJC nameplate. Source: SRA305

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CDRJC coa. Source: TRA305

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BCDR button. Source: TRA305

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CIE whistle. Source: TRA305

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GSH Parknasilla label. Source: TRA305

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GSH Bundoran label. Source: TRA305

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GNRI Adelaide station. Source: TRA305

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Irish wagon loading plate. Source: TRA305

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MRNCC wagon plate. Source: TRA305

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GNR corrugated lamp. Source: TRA105

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GSWR/CIE lamp. Source: TRA105

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GSWR gate notice. Source: TRA105

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GS Hotels menus. Source: TRA105

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GSH Galway label. Source: TRA105

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Midland Belfast label. Source: TRA105

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IRCH soup plate (monogram). Source: ebay105

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DNGR enamel (brand new!). Source: ebay105

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GNWRI seal. Source: ebay1204

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GNR signal lever plate. Source: ebay1204

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WCR phone? Source: ebay1204

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GNRI trespass. Source: SRA1204

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GSWR whistle. Source: SRA1204

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NCC cabside. Source: SRA1204

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LMS poster. Source: SRA1204

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GNRI coa. Source: SRA1204

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Bessbrook lamp. Source: SRA1204

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NCC telephone. Source: TRA1104

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BCDR match-striker. Source: TRA1104

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Gaelic carriage sign. Source: TRA1104

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GNRI lamp Goraghwood. Source: TRA1104

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LMS tourist brochures. Source: TRA1104

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GNRI lamp. Source: TRA1104

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GNRI station sign. Source: SRA904

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DNGR coa. Source: SRA904

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GSWR enamel bridge load. Source: SRA904

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GSWR 1911 trespass. Source: TRA704

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GNRI carafe. Source: TRA704

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BCDR spit "apartment". Source: TRA704

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UTA lamp. Source: TRA704

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LMSNCC bottle. Source: TRA704

click for xK .jpg image of GNRI cap badge

GNRI cap badge. Source: TRA704

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BCDR trespass. Source: SRA604


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