The overall market for Irish railwayana - some comments (2006-)

click for 3K .jpg image of LMSNCC plates LMSNCC plates. Source: TRA905

First quarter 2006

At the beginning of the year I would recommend the Railway Antiques Guide, a monthly publication the first issue of which appeared in September 2003. It is published by Tim Petchey and Lindsay Ferris, and available on subscription, price £3.50 per issue plus overseas postage, from the RAG Office, 23 Gloucester St., Winchcombe, Glocs. GL54 5LX. Each month RAG has priceless material on railwayana, including Irish material. For relevant material to date see the back issues sub-page.

Fakes: A number of creative small, GSWR model, 4 line gate notices have been appearing on ebay over December/January with the going rate being a pretty consistent £36 (although a Tralee & Killarney went for £53.50). These follow on from those appearing at car boot sales in Ireland over the past two years. Noted examples have been CB&SCR, C&PR, NR&WR, W&TR, GN&WR and T&KR. Somewhere else a Giant's Causeway version was seen. Apart from the obvious lack of a link between these companies and the GSWR, and some of their disappearance way before the GSWR version came into existence, the initials are generally somewhat clumsy and the signs show no sign of use. However, it is quite difficult to determine fake GSWR and WDLR 4 line gates from the real thing (Talisman caught their WDLR offering in September, but not before it initially seems to have come through the selection process). Also there is a known T&DLR small GSWR-style trespass, so a 4-line gate from that company would not be impossible, as from some other companies in the GSWR orbit. So one ends up looking for acceptable age and use. Other creations appearing have been big GSWR Ormsby' trespasses (without lugs). These are turning up as far afield as Australia and the US - the US one sold for $15 (probably less than the cost of the iron!) but the Australian one went for $AU63. Perhaps it will be time soon for a separate rogue signs' page (now, in May, it is on line at Fake Irish railwayana on the second site)!

Malton on 14 January auction had: Two railway posters in matching frames - 'The Irish Mail' and 'Service By Night' £8, miniature train staff - possibly Irish. £17, BR Poster 'Dublin' 102x64cm needs reframing £42, dr poster 'Holidays In Ireland' £12.

Kiddlington on 21 January had: a small GNRI cast iron trespass 203x140mm original condition £70, LMSNCC square brass tablet 'Limavady-Limavady Junc' 89mm square, prominent lettering £170, LMSNCC Tyers No 6 alloy tablet 'Limavady Jct-Bellarena', stamped serif lettering £50, solid copper signal lamp case with ribbed bullseye lens & backlight, brass hinge, catch & oval brass plate 'LMS Railway' on top. Ex LMS.NCC ground signal at Londonderry Waterside, 381mm high £55, RSC key token for Coleraine to Portrush, cylindrical steel with rings & brass circular head prominently engraved 'CE-PH', a long section key used when Portstewart Box was swiched out £40, GNRI 14 ton 1922 196 registration plate, lugs intact, repainted, also matching owners plate 'Owners Shell Mex & BP Ltd, London WC2, No 1534', rectangular, angled corners, 229x140mm, repainted. (2) £160, Tyers No 6 rectangular tablet 'Derry-Lisahally' £50, LMSNCC RSC key token 'Whitehead-Larne', cylindrical with rings & circular steel head £90, Enamel MGWR 1909 trespass notice, black on white, 324x457mm, edge chips, generally excellent condition but text affected on right £180, Brass tenderplate 'GNR(I) 104 B2 Makers 1910 Dundalk' from the first Class B2 2500 gallons tender, most likely coupled new to a Class PP 4-4-0., 229x127mm, unrestored, the company has removed the letter "I" long ago £140, LMSNCC Tyers No 6 alloy tablet, Coleraine-Portrush branch, marked 'CE-PH' in serif lettering £100, CDRJC detonator canister with brass plate 'C.D.R.J.C' on side & stamped 'Engine No 11', 203mm high,. No. 11 was a 4-4-4T, built 1901 and named 'Hercules' withdrawn in 1933 (a diesel which built in 1929 for the CVR also became No. 11 named 'Phoenix'. Excellent original condition £80, GSWR coat of arms transfer, on framed board, overall 419x483mm, mounted long ago & still bearing framers label & phone no. 'Shepherds Bush, 4833' £80, CIE, cast alloy carriage board 'Failte', 838x127mm, original red paintwork £210, LMSNCC Tyers No 6 alloy tablet 'Bellarena-Castlerock', Ex LMS (NCC) Belfast-Derry route between Coleraine & Limavady Jct, stamped serif lettering, contained in its leather pouch with strap, buckle & circular steel hoop £100, RSC steel staff with brass caps miniature staff, 'Clones-Smithboro', tab marked 'A' £150, LMSNCC track circuit indicator with curved top & alloy case, circular aperture with red banner showing 'Track Occupied/Clear' a plate below '96 TRACK' & makers plate "The Westinghouse Brake & Saxby Signal Co", 152x95mm, used for the outer home track circuit at Londonderry Waterside £90, BNCR/LMSNCC wooden cased semaphore signal repeater with distant signal arm on brass post with decorative finial, 216x114mm, from Greensland cabin where it indicated No 48 facing points at Bleach Green Junction £95 [Edmund comments = 'Why is a signal repeater said to have 'indicated No 48 facing points at Bleach Green Junction”? Greenisland cabin had a fine collection of circular points repeaters of a more modern vintage], GWR jig-saw puzzle 'Mountains of Killarney', 150 pieces, twin shields style box with black label, excellent condition, complete £45, W&T staff 'Wexford-Macmine' Steel with brass rings, cast brass nameplates & key end for the siding at Killurin £140, Tyers No 6 tablet 'Antrim-Lisburn', from the GNRI branch from Knockmore Junction to Antrim, the inscriptions altered after the closure of Crumlin & Ballinderry boxes £260, GNRI Signal repeater with circular bakelite case, the top half of the face inscribed 'Points No 48', white on black & the lower half Normal/Wrong/Reverse, 'SYX' on back, from Poyntzpass cabin, slight flaking to lower portion; also a brass plunger from Coleraine Cabin with brass ring attatched, though not inscribed with any details. (2) £80, Tyers No 6 rectangular tablet 'York Rd-Antrim', as the York Road (Belfast)-Monkstown section was double track, the tablet actually covers the Monkstown-Antrim section, but is inscribed as such as York Rd Box remotely controlled the instruments £20, LMSNCC brass key token 'W'head-Larne Hbr', triangular head with stamped lettering on both sides £80.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 26 January had: Lot 7 Donegal Railway issued 3rd Emigrant's ticket from Fintown to Londonderry (dated 17/4/1903). a couple of clips at the top £210, Irish platform tickets CIE (13 incl. Harcourt St. Youghal and Albert Quay): CDRJC, Donegal; GNRI (5); GNRB (6); LMSNCC (2); NIR (1); UTA (5): plus 3 CIE machine issues £160, Waterford & Central Ireland Railway issued 1st & Cabin Rail/Steamer ticket from Kilkenny to Bristol (dated 21/9/1898, slight corner damage), together with a City of Cork Steam Packet Co. Ltd. Saloon & 2nd single Cork to Port Talbot, both via New Milford. (2) £35, Lot 144 Lower Shannon Steam Ship Company: Excursion deck ticket blank card Edmondson return steamer tickets from Tarbert made out to Kilrush, dated 27/8/1906 £30, CIE 20 issued whole Edmondsons - majority of destinations now closed £65, Lot 252 Schull & Skibbereen Tramway issued 3rd two-piece return from Ballydehob to Skibereen (dated 26/7/1923) on mauve/pink card, vgc £90.

A Midland Counties Railway phone auction in February had: an LMSNCC wagon plate 1891 £65. On seeing the photo in May, it looks totally wrong - the '9', in particular, is not the BNCR/MR/LMSNCC distinctive style, but, then again, neither are the rest of the characters, e.g. the '1's' see the real '1's', and the 'C's' etc.. For comparison purposes see also the real '9's' down the page or on the MRNCC page on the same site for the real 8's even if one on 'MRNCC 1648' is upside down! [and a W&L Ry axlebox cover £130 - but Welshpool and Llanfair!].

There was nothing Irish at the George Kidner auction on 2 March.

SRA on 11/3/06 had: 'Beyer Peacock & Co. Ltd. Gorton Foundry Manchester 1899' brass worksplate. From photographs it appears that the only locos built in 1899 with the large plates were SLNCR 5’ 'Lissadell' and 'Hazelwood' (BP Nos. 4073 and 4074 respectively) oval 42x20cm face restored only £1120, Caledonian Steam Packet Co. qr poster Great Britain and Ireland 'TSS Caledonian Princess' Via Stranraer and Larne, artwork by Cranston showing the vessel being loaded with cars and lorries at Stranraer Harbour with DMU in the station, undated, ref. B33591, folded, one or two small fold tears, good otherwise £140, Railway Executive/B&I Steamship Co./Belfast Steamship Co. Ltd. dr poster: 'To Ireland with ease by rail and sea' with artwork showing Sheephaven Donegal by Paul Henry. Published 1951. Folded, tape repair to fold tear, good otherwise £190, Caledonian Steam Packet Company (Irish Services) Limited silverplate flower vase by Walker & Hall. high with trumpet style top, name and house flag stamped into side. vgc £110.

The SRA postal auction on 20/3/06 had: Lot 593 CDRJC Two hanging card notices: 'Excursion tickets to Londonderry, Belfast, Dublin.' red printing 203x516mm; 'You will feel first class if you travel first class.' blue printing 292x203mm, both undated, second example a little worn, est@£10, Lot 614 Finn Valley Railway share certificate for one £10 share dated 18XX, ornate scrolled title, blue print, unissued. est@£18, Lot 617 Strabane & Letterkenny Railway share certificate for £10 shares dated 19XX, ornate scrolled title, left side embellishment with company crest, unissued, good condition. est@£18, Lot 618 Strabane Raphoe & Convoy Railway share certificate for £10 shares dated 19XX, mauve print, large side embellishment, unissued, large stamp cancellation. est@£16, Lot 624 Great Munster Railway share script certificate for ten £50 shares deposit paid, dated 1845. ornate title, reprint, small format, not cancelled. est@£25, Lot 643 Fishguard & Rosslare Railways & Harbours 'Certificate as to closing of sufferance road' foolscap size. unused. est@£5, Lot 800 LMSNCC 4pp large size handbill type leaflets: 'Tourist tickets to Great Britain'; 'Holiday return tickets to Great Britain'; 'Empire exhibition Glasgow' all dated 1938. est@£10, Lot 835 GSR Guide Book: 'Ireland-Gem of the Sea' illustrated covers, 48pp plus plates, adverts and fold-out map, dated 1936, minor annotation on slightly worn covers. est@£10, Lot 836 GSR centre-folding brochure: 'Ireland-Gem of the Sea' coloured pictorial covers, 28pp guide to Cork, Killarney and Kerry with fold-out map, c.1930s. est@£10, Lot 1059 WLWR type IW31 luggage labels to Sligo and to Tubbercurry, gc, est@£30, Lot 1070 CLR luggage labels comprising type IC21 to Pettigo via Clones and to Glasgow via Belfast; type IC22 to Armagh and ten others, mostly vgc est@£30, Lot 1071 CBSCR selection of luggage labels comprising types IC61 (8), IC62 (11) and IC63 (2), mostly vgc est@£40, Lot 1072 Newry & Armagh Railway types IN11 and IN12 luggage labels to Balbriggan, Castlebellingham, and Maguire’s Bridge (all IN11) and to Castlebellingham (IN12), mostly vgc. est@£40, Lot 1090 BCDR IB22 type luggage labels for B’hinch Junction, Bloomfield, Crossgar, Downpatrick and Millisle Rd. Halt in excellent condition. (5) est@£30, Lot 1099 Cavan & Leitrim Railway IC22 type luggage labels including Belturbet (2 different), Clones, Drumshambo, Dundalk, Enniskillen, Londonderry, etc; mostly vgc. (11) est@£15, Lot 1138 GSWR official postcards: 'Hotels in Kingdom of Kerry' (green-GSWI036) and (red-GSWI038), unused, slight edge wear on green example. (2) est@£24, Lot 1142 GWR official postcard: 'Fishguard Route to Ireland – Turbine Steamer' (GW313). Unused, good. est@£12, Lot 1203 100 postcard size b&w photos of Irish steam locos, early diesels and one or two trams and rolling stock taken mostly in the 1950s and 1960s. est@£20, Lot 1235 UK & Ireland narrow gauge. Album of 220 mostly postcard size b&w photos loose mounted on album sheets featuring Narrow Gauge subjects taken from 1900 onwards. Lines covered include West & South Clare Railways, Cavan & Leitrim Railway, LLSR, CDRJC, Castlederg & Victoria Bridge Tramway, etc. An excellent selection of subjects. (220) est@£30, Lot 1250 GNRI. Mixed 35mm and 60mm b&w negatives of various steam subjects. (74) est@£20, Lot F10 Glazed Timetable Poster SLNCR 17th September 1956 – UFN Sligo – Enniskillen. est@£5.

Solent on 18 March had: a carriage print 'M.V. Cambria British Railways Holyhead - Dun Laoghaire service' by Claude Buckle wooden glazed frame, vgc £40, GSWR gate, two small chips to top border edge. unrestored. gc. 273x279mm £35, an LMS carriage print- photo Galway £ns and another print MV Cambria (Buckle) £40.

Talisman on 25 March had: Five horse brass harness decorations - A pair of GNRI, one GSR, one CIE and one winged wheel brass on a black perspex and polished mahogany board £85, Belfast Steam Ship Co. Ltd. dr poster 'Liverpool Belfast Ulster Imperial Line Express Night Passenger Service' glazed frame with slip mount (not stuck down). 1120x770mm £160, GNRI small cast iron trespass 200x137mm, face restored only £35.

Second quarter 2006

The Stafford Auction on 8 April had: MRNCC accommodation gate notice front restored 483x305mm, sold later at £180, an LMSNCC accommodation gate notice front restored 483x305mm £80, a Webb & Thompson staff 'Dungannon-Trew & Moy with key/brass rings £120.

Cundalls at Malton, also on 8 April, had an 'Athy-Cherryville Jct.' miniature staff £50, a G!N!WR gate notice £6 (undoubtedly the familiar GSWR gate fake, but at an appropriate price), and a dimension plate from an Irish coach. [comb. lot with an LNER dimension plate] £5.

Kidlington on 22 April had: an RSC miniature staff, Railway Signalling 'Farranfore- Gortatlea' £100, a Webb & Thompson staff, 'Kilmurry-Doonbeg' £520, a Tyers No 6 single line brass tablet 'Cookstown Jct.- Randalstown' £270, a small GNRI trespass front repainted & back lightly cleaned. The brackets & letter 'I' worn or partially chipped away £50, a cast alloy 'Slainte' carriage board, 84x13cm, Repainted red over old paint £220, a Tyers No 6 tablet 'Limavady Jct.-Bellarena' alloy with hand cut lettering, complete with leather pouch with padded circular hoop £100, a DNGR coat of arms on a slightly curved wooden panel taken from a coach, 44cm square featuring Britannia standing & a figure with a harp etc. and the date '1873' with a few minor blemishes from use £100, a dr poster 'Salmon fishing, Northern Ireland' by Norman Wilkinson, UTA emblem below £400, a Londonderry & Coleraine Railway 3/4 milepost plate, oval cast iron, 20x13cm, (MPLC 201/H), a rear fitting is cast in to fix to post with a single rivet, traces of yellow & black paint, an unusual feature is the angled figure '1' £105.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 29 April had: Waterford Steam Ship Co. Limited: A small collection of issued Edmondson cards for a variety of journeys by deck, cabin and half cabin, four of which bear dates in 1906/07 (5) £75, CVR Unissued whole Edmondsons from 3 x Aughnacloy, Ballagh (pre-dated 12/7/1935), Ballygawley, Brookeboro' (joined halves), Clogher, Fivemiletown, together with an issued free pass (dated 24/9/1937), and an unused 1d white punch ticket (10) £45, Lot 33 Belfast Street Tramways Co. 1d blue geographical stage punch type tram ticket covering a long list of stages, together with an early 1d blue issue from Belfast City Tramways, with an advert for the Glengormley Tramway ('now worked by the Corporation') on the back, and a later 1d white print from the same company vgc (3) £30, GSR roll type omnibus tickets comprising 3d and 6d green 'Omnibus Section' prints, together with 1½d green, 2½d pink, 3d yellow and 4d orange titled 'Omnibus Services:City Services'. All are used and bear the imprint 'Made in England' (6) £ns, Platform tickets: A varied selection of Edmondsons comprising GNR(I) Warrenpoint: GNRB Belfast, Dublin Amiens St. E, Londonderry; GSR Arklow (part faded); LMS-NCC Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine: 6xUTA, 18xCIE, 2xNIR, together with 1 UTA and 3 CIE AA machine issues (38) £50, Lot 91 WCR 3rd single from Kilkee to Moyasta (dated 30/7/1902, but has Bd), together with return halves from Miltown Malbay to Ennis, and Kilkee to Corofin (dated 12/12/1897), and a GSWR 3rd Class Bathers Ticket from Tralee T&F to Spa, with 'specime' stamped on the back (2wh 2hlf) £30, Lot 159 DWWR: 3rd single from Glenageary to Kingstown with a large 'K' in the top left corner (dated 4/7/1895), together with 2nd singles from Harcourt Street and Killiney & Ballybrack (Bd) and a couple of returns, one of which is stamped cancelled on the back, while the other has been heavily repaired. All are properly dated (5) £45, Lot 198 Cork Electric Trams and Lighting Company Ltd. 3d mauve geographical stage punch type tram ticket in excellent condition (1) £30, CIE: 150 issued and audit whole Edmondsons includes closed stations and a variety of different types (150) £130, DNGR issued whole Edmondsons from Bellurgan, Bush, Dundalk Quay St., Greenore (2-1 dated 2/11/1892 (Bd)), Newry Bridge St., Omeath, together with audits from Bellurgan(2), Bush(2), Carlingford(2), Crossalaney, Dundalk Quay St.(3), Greenore(2), Gyles Quay(2), Gyles Quay Halt, Newry Bridge St.(2), Newry Edward St.(25) £25, Lot 394 Finn Valley Railway type IF11 Luggage labels: to Drogheda (with 'FVRy' heading) routing details cut-off from the bottom; and to Ballybay (with heading roughly cut off). Both labels in gc (2) £100, Belfast Steam Ship Co. Ltd. 145 mainly issued whole Edmondsons, many including rail journeys, with some dating back to 1902, together with 30 severed halves(145wh 30hlf) £60.

ebay in March had a far-fetched DNGR Ormsby trespass. Despite my recorded comments that "it was a fake rather than 'perhaps a reproduction'" it sold for £26. But in April ebay had a rather nice collection of 6 buttons (CIE broken wheel, CIE flying snail, GSR shamrock, LMSNCC, GNR, CIE flying snail - brass) £105.

Talisman on 15-16 May had: small 17mm. gilt 'DW&WR' script button (F62/7) vgc £55, large brass 25mm. 'B&CDR' script initials button (F61/2) vgc £46, pair of cast iron wagon plates 'BNCR 1034' (repair to one corner) and 'LMSNCC 2642' vgc, both face restored a while ago £85, pair of GNR china milk jugs by Dunn Bennett & Co. Ltd. The smaller face marked 'GNRI' and the slightly larger 'GNRB'. Both also base marked 'This is the property of the Great Northern Railway(I)' or '.. Great Northern Railway Board'. Both vgc, 120 and 132mm. tall respectively £60, china tea saucer by Dunn Bennett & Co. Ltd. Top marked 'GNRB' in black script and also base marked as previous lot. Service wear otherwise gc £ns, 'MRNCC' cast iron trespass, totally unrestored & still fixed to its curtailed original angle iron post £85, GSWR cast iron 'Ormsby' trespass with integral fixing lug, face restored only £40, LMSNCC large oval luggage label 'Northern Counties Hotel, Portrush for Giant's Causeway Northern Ireland'. vgc 103x77mm £ns, Three GSR official publications: 'Ireland Gem of the Sea' 42pp. 1928 (cover nicks); 'Motor Coach Tours Ireland 1939' 64pp. gc and 'Great Southern Hotels' Jan 1955 folding leaflet in gc £22.

ebay in May had a number of Irish items. These included: a GNRI dinner plate made by Dunn Bennett & Co £19.99, a CVR paper £5 reward notice for info on damage to property from Committee of Management 1928 £9.99, a GNRI notice for the Royal train 1953 £26.55, a GNRI 1949 Rule Book £na, a GNRI Air Raid Precautions Book £21.07, a GNRI Enterprise 11.5cm diameter ashtray £52, a UTA 22.5cm Dunn Bennett soup plate £ns, a UTA 24cm Dunn Bennett dinner plate transfer dated '4.58' £15, an NIR 24cm Dunn Bennett dinner plate transfer dated '1.70' £15, an LMSNCC 23cm soup plate Dunn Bennett impress date '1.29' £22, a UTA 16cm Dunn Bennett side plate £ns, a 'Navan Jct-Wilkinstown' W&T staff with key £210, a 'Wicklow-Genealy' W&T staff with Annetts key £ns, a 'Tubbercurry-Leyny' W&T staff with key £143. Among other paper items seen were: CIE WTTs for 1951, 1961-2, 1965-6, 1966, 1973, 1984, 1985, an Irish Rail WTT 1988 & 1990 + supplement, and an IE 2001 WTT. Another large fake Ormsby was on sale, this time from Maryland, US, but was unsold! GS&WR (embossed) chromed (on brass!) matchstriker 3x10.5 cm £15.

Bonhams on 16 May had nothing Irish.

GWRA on 20 May had: an alloy tablet 'Ballymena- Antrim' £30, British Railways qr Ireland poster pair 'Ireland by night, Dublin via Holyhead - Belfast via Heysham' by Claude Buckle and 'Ireland For Holidays', both published by BRLMR and printed by Haycocks Press, London, very good condition with folds £110, a GSWR Ormsby trespass £160.

SRA on 10 June had: GSWR Ormsby trespass 476x349mm front restored some time ago, the back in primer £80, GWR 'St. Patrick' nameplate and matching 2927 cabside £1780, brass shipbuilders' plate 'No. 1258 Turbine Steamer 'Slieve More' Built By Denny – Dumbarton 1932.' from LMSR coal-fired turbine steamer built for the Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire route, oval, engraved lettering, 45x30cm, a few scrapes and knocks £900. brass 'Beyer Peacock & Co. Ltd., Manchester 1908' oval, 248x146mm a little damage to the '&', several possible companies mentioned, but not 2 GNRI 0-6-4Ts (works' nos. 5093-4, RT class Nos. 22 & 23) £150, GNRI cast iron station name 'Glenavy' 356x102mm with rounded ends in ex-station condition £260.

The SRA postal auction (but no record of realisations in March on site) has: SLNCR catalogue for the auction of track and rolling stock following closure of the line at Manorhamilton Station, Co. Leitrim, April 1959 paperback 56pp. gc £45, Newry, Warrenpoint & Rostrevor Railway share certificate on vellum for one share dated 1846. Ornate scrolled title, embossed attached red seal depicting old loco, not cancelled £90, Dublin, Belfast & Coleraine Junction Railway share script certificate for five £50 shares deposit paid, circa 1845. Printed on grey paper, not cancelled, gc £22, GWR 'Holiday haunts–Southern Ireland 1924– green covers, 76pp plus fold-out map gc £120, GWR publication 'Southern Ireland-its lakes and landscapes' 136pp guide with fold out map, contained in leather bound covers with title and coa in gold on front dated August 1906 vgc £40, CDRJC 8pp fold-out type glossy leaflet 'Excursion arrangements' dated June 1958, red printing, front showing photo illustration of coastal scene est@£5 £ns, CIE Road services - three different uniform badges: brass and enamel examples for 'Conductor' and 'Driver' and chrome and enamel 'Conductor' badge(3) £10, Lot 1340 GWR colour-tinted carriage panel print: 12039 'At Parknasilla, Co.Kerry' Card 21x16cm vgc est@£10, MV Cambria British Railways Holyhead–Dun Laoghaire Service by Claude Buckle (LMR Series(D)1957) carriage print £18.

Solent on 17 June had: 60 Irish Edmondson whole tickets c:1964 £26, miniature staff 'Athy/Cherryville Jct. B' £ns, an LMS carriage panel 'Weir Bridge, Galway Ireland'. sepia photo f&g £21, MRNCC full title cast iron gate sign £126, single line key 'CE/PH. A'. (Coleraine-Portrush) 28cm long £74, Irish railways coach dimension plate rectangular c/i. 20x15cm £11.

Onslows on 20 June had: Brandt Ireland Invites You, land of Legend, printed by Hely's Ltd 1955 - 100x63 cm £100 and Claude Buckle 'Ireland Overnight, Dublin via Holyhead Belfast via Heysham', printed for BRLMR by Haycock Press Ltd - 102x127 cm est@£300-400 £ns.

Third quarter 2006

ebay in July had a GNRI 'Hereby give public warning..' trespass with the '(I)' ground off, a GSR 1939 32pp brochure 'Tourist and Excursion Fares', an exhibit at the New York World's Fair of@$9.99 ns, GSR 1932 booklet 'Ireland Gem of the sea' artwork by Hayward Young 46pps of@30 ns, a RCH 1928 map of Antrim Cookstown Navan Rowrah Winder & New Mills of@£7.75 ns, RCH 1928 map of Cavan, Collooney, Letterkenny & Strabane of@8.50, ECH 1914 map of Cavan, Ballyhaise, Ballinsloe, Athlone, Letterkenny & Strabane of@£8.50 ns, GNRI Vale of the Boyne and Royal Meath brochure, printed R Carswell & Son Queen St, Belfast 1898 £127.

Mealys Auctions of Kilkenny in July had: a GNRI TT poster (26/9/1937-5/6/1938), 75x101cm, signed J.B.Stephens, some holes, £80 and a Dundalk Steam Packet Co. Ltd., £10 share certificate dated 1/4/1857 £110.

ebay in September had: a GSWR ironstone tall pottery candlestick with banding to the body and a turn over sconce in white glaze with gilt banding to the base and sconce rims 20cm high and 13cm across the base, black printed backstamp which reads 'Real ironstone china Dunn Bennett & Co. Burslem' also a circular black printed backstamp 'G.S & W. Ry.' with a K to the centre, plus a paper auctioneers label to the base which reads 'Brian Grieve & Son Lot 14 Auctioneers Letterkenny' £205, an EPNS fish knife, 21.5cm ribbed handle, 'Slieve Donard Hotel B.C.D.R.' marked on blade in a belted garter design (slight wear) £ns, Large used serving spoon 21.5cm long clearly incised on the back of the handle B&N.C.R £12.28. The seller of the previous two items was also offering a 12cm pickle fork, made by Mappin & Webb (in full on back of the handle), ornate handle marked 'LMS Hotels' £12.50. Fake GSWR Ormsbys were on offer from at least two separate locations in Pennsylvania.

Great Central Railwayana 6-7 September 2006 had: MRNCC '338' wagonplate probably repainted £20, GNRI '60' bridgeplate, front repainted. £20, 'Coras Iompair Eireann, No 1433, Bogie 2nd Length 61' 6", Width 10' 0", Seating 70 Second, Tare 26 Tons 3 Cwt' coachplate, alloy 19x132cm, front repainted, back primered. £17, hanging card notice, 'Great Northern Railway Company (Ireland), Course To Be Taken By Signalmen On Double Lines Of Railway In Case Of Emergency...1968', 52x47cm, glazed card, just minor defects £3, GNRI small trespass, 20x14cm, the '(I)' partly chiselled off, gc £12, alloy tablet 'Belfast Central-Antrim', wedge shape £10, Tyers No 6, alloy tablet, 'Coleraine-Ballymoney', names stamped on older tablet & configuration altered from circle to square. £8, brass key token, Castlerock-Limavady Junction, head stamped 'CK-LJ', with square cutout. £10, wagonplates, (a) LMS, Lot No 1325, 1942, oval 13x9cm, (b) Identical, ex LMS NCC Wagon built at Derby to replace stock destroyed in WWII air raid on York Rd yards, repainted long ago. (2) £9, axlebox covers, (a) 'B&NCR', (b) 'LMS, 9x4', each approx 28x11.5xm with hook to right & bolthole left, front repainted. (2) £16, axlebox covers, (a) 'MR, NCC', (b) 'LMS, NCC', each 29x23cm, with hook to right & bolt hole to left, fronts repainted. (2) £80, Signal lever plates, LMS, NCC, ex Kilroot Box on Belfast-Larne line, Nos 1-13 cast iron, 7.5x21.5cm, rounded top & base & back bracket, various wordings, one refers to 'Whitehead', two blank (out of use), one with letters in shadow only, but refers to 'C.Fergus', No 2 has piece broken off top, all original black on white, hand painted, with older red/yellow visible on bracket etc. (13) £26, Tyers No 6 alloy tablet, 'Coleraine-Ballymoney', £10, Framed handbill, UTA, Last Steam To Dublin, 1966, also Royal Train Notice, NIR QEII & D of E, Donegal Quay-Belfast Central 9/3/95 & Associated Notice, Official Opening of Cross Harbour Bridges. £7, Signal lamp interior, (L)"M.S." on top but removed from the County Donegal Line, unusual shaped vessel, curved ends, two semi-circle cutouts & flat sides, complete with LM&RS plate, also small wagon plate 'To Carry 10 Tons', ex CDRJC, oval 11.5x7.5cm, front repainted. (2) £8, 'D' Wagon Plate, 'L.M.S 12 Tons, Std, 2297' , ex NCC, vertical break through left hole & mounted on wood block, repainted black on yellow £16.

SRA on 16 September had: 'Gabriel' Schull & Skibbereen Light Railway nameplate built Peckett Works No. 1085 in 1906, 71x16cm vgc front lightly polished, the back ex-loco apart from a small section painted red £3000, a cast iron notice 'Great Northern Railway (Ireland).' Each word cast in a separate piece to form an arch, 105x9cm, in original condition, all four parts screwed to a wooden backboard. Thought to have originated from a footbridge (location unknown) £620, LMSR qr poster: 'To Ireland' Norman Wilkinson showing steamer at sea. Produced for the American market in the 1930s with reference to the LM&SR office in 5th Avenue, New York. Rolled and a little faded with wear, minor loss and a few pinholes at edges, good otherwise £480, cast iron wagonplate 'LMS NCC 625' 35x17cm, face repainted white on black, ex-vehicle back £100.

The SRA September postal Auction had: GNRI share certificate for £107 of consolidated debenture stock dated 1911. Ornate scrolled title and side embellishment. Red print on buff underprint, embossed seal, not cancelled, folded. £16, British and Irish Grand Junction Railway draft prospectus 4pp including map of line undated £40, BCDR rule book. Red clothbound covers with title. 343pp dated 1905. Covers very worn, contents OK £14, LMSNCC Rule Book. Maroon clothbound covers with title in gold 325pp dated 1932. Spine faded. £14, Irish North Western Railway type II11 luggage labels: to Carrigans, Rockcorry; type II12 to Bolton, Huddersfield, Leamington, Preston, Wolverhampton (all are in red printing and 'via Greenore & Holyhead') all vgc(7) £180, WDLR type IW11 luggage labels to Killarney, Kilmacthomas, Queenstown, Tralee vgc (4) £240, Lot 1225 GWR 'Mountains of Killarney' jigsaw c.200 pieces. Puzzle: good (apart from two lugs missing). Library type box: A little scuffed. est@£30 £ns.

Malton on 23 September had a miniature staff 'Gort-Ardrahan' £40. There was nothing at Vectis auction on 23 September or Dreweatt Neate - Bristol on 26 September. (previously MRA) in its telephone auction on 18-27/9 had: a GNRI seatback 'Dungannon'(described as possibly traction engine) 41x10cm with rounded ends and four small fixing holes £200 and a GWR unframed photochrome coloured carriage panel photo print with three Irish views of Co. Waterford, gc original mount 71x23cm £70.

Talisman Railwayana Auctions on 30 September had: Painted wooden Carriage Board 'The Ulster Express'. vgc 3355mm £270, Painted wooden Carriage Board 'London - Heysham'. vgc 3660mm £75, GSWR cast iron Milepost. Two angled faces bearing serif numerals '66' on a tapering post embossed '1892 GSWR Inchicore Works' vaguely restored. 1203mm. tall £85, 'Cork & Youghal Railway' full title and coa large 22.5mm nickel Button. The back is lettered 'Rivet'd & Solder'd' below a Victorian coat of arms. vgc, company or button not mentioned in Froggatt £660, brass builders' plate 'Beyer Peacock & Co. Ld. Manchester 1909'. Locos built that year were for the CBSCR and the BCDR. Face restored and lightly polished. A brazed crack repair to rear barely noticeable on face. 250x145mm £150, LMS qr poster '5 Routes to Ireland' by F.H. Glipbrook in mosaic style, small tears in bottom left corner of image and a few edge nicks otherwise vgc £460, GNRI Simplex Steam Pressure Tester. Chrome plated instruments housed in a purpose made mahogany case with internal compartment lid (with instructions for use labels) lifting up to reveal boxwood rulers, set squares and note pad. The box has brass plate 'GNR(I) Electrical Department Dundalk' vgc 240x22x134mm £ns.

Fourth quarter 2006

Great Central Railwayana/Kiddlington on 7 October had: large GNRI three aspect handlamp, complete with original vessel, screw in burner, reflector & glasses, piecrust top with wire handle. The brass back clip slots into notches in the collar to fix the position of each colour. Black paintwork with 'GNRI' stamped on the back catch housing £80, GNRI cast iron overbridge notice, 56x33cm, with corner decorations, repainted black on yellow '(I)' in company title partially chipped away £140, Webb & Thompson staff 'Belturbet-Ballyhaise', steel with cast brass plates & brass rings £520, Webb & Thompson staff, 'Clones-Newtownbutler', steel with brass rings, Clones on cast brass plate, NewtonButler on larger brass plate with stamped serif lettering £260, Cast iron posterboard heading 'Midland Great Western Railway, Ireland', 110x16.5cm, the front repainted £200, MRNCC cast iron notice 'MRNCC, Bill Posting Prohibited', 27x16.5cm, front repainted £170, Webb & Thompson staff, 'Kenmare-Kilgarvan' tubular steel with brass rings & cast brass nameplates £240, Webb & Thompson staff, 'Wicklow-Glenealy', Tubular steel with brass rings & cast brass nameplates £140, MRNCC cast iron accomodation crossing notice, 50x29cm, front repainted black on yellow £100, CIE. Carriage roof board 'Dublin-Tralee', cast aluminium, 116x13cm, front background repainted red £300, miniature staff, RSCo, 'Woodlawn-Ballinasloe' steel with brass rings & names engraved brass cap at end £150, BNCR wagonplate 'BNCR, 491', front repainted, overall 33x18cm £65.

Bonhams on 17 October had: a BCDR coa mounted on board 48x41cm £71 and a GNRI coa mounted on board 30x30cm £35.

Solent on 21 October had: BCDR two-handled silverplated 'Elkington' sugar bowl engraved to side 'Slieve Donard Hotel' in full garter with 'BCDR' to centre, minor service wear £32, CIE bus Conductor's ticket machine by 'Ticket Equipment Co Cirencester' with spare ticket rolls and original black steel case which has remains of 'CIE' label inside gc £21, BCDR coach enamel 'Please Do Not Spit In The Carriages It Is Offensive To Other Passengers And Is Stated By The Medical Profession To Be A Source Of Serious Disease'. Dark blue lettering on white with ornate light blue outer border removed 1946 one screw hole chip vgc 41x11cm £137, Belfast Steamship Company glazed white pottery vegetable Dish 'W.T. Copeland & Sons' with 'Belfast Steamship Company Ltd' in blue ornate full garter to side minor damage to base gc 30x21cm £16, Ulster Bus Company conductor's ticket machine 'Bell Punch Company Ltd London' five separate ticket levers/counters with quantity of tickets, fare stage diagram 'Draperstown-Maghera Via Tobermore' and original black steel case, minor attention required to machine £21, GNRI c/i 'Hereby give public warning....' repainted front gc 56x28cm £74.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 21 October had: Lot 51 BNCR issued 3rd Sgl Cookstown - Moneymore (dated 12/1/1885) slight crease £160, Lot 121 City of Derry Tramway Co. Ltd. no value blue 'Workman's Ticket' Horse Tram Ticket printed by Williamson, small rust marks, vgc otherwise (1) £290, CIE issued and audit whole with some closed stations noted (150) £160, Irish Railway miscellany: 36 issued whole tickets (16 GNRI, 15 CIE, 3 SLNCR, 2 LLS), plus 43 halves from 9 companies (36wh 43hlf) £55, Irish Miscellany 64 issued whole Edmondsons (36 SLNCR; 10 GNRI - including Fintona; 4 CDRJC, 14 CIE), plus 18 halves. (64wh 18hlf) £40, GSR audit whole Edmondsons - many closed stations (156) £45, Lot 431 BNCR whole issued Sgls: 2nd from Londonderry (dated 27/5/1888) and 3rd Sgls from Derry (WS) (both dated in 1903). All in vgc although latter two have multiple clips (3) £360, CDRJC Selection of approx 2,000 unissued whole from a wide variety of stations, some duplication (Qty) £65.

Gloucester Railwayana has a number of Irish buttons for sale. These include: GNRI 25mm brass F61/14 £of@10, LMSNCC 1923-1947 17mm gilt £of@12, GSWR 19mm nickel £of@38, GSWR large nickel £of@na, GNRI 26mm brass £of@15, LMSNCC 24mm brass £of@30, GNRI 23mm black horn £of@18, and BCDR 25mm brass £of@45.

GWR Auctions on 25 November had: GNRI small c/i small trespass, only front restored £45, Miniature staff 'Ballymote-Boyle' £110, BR(WR) qr 'Fishguard-Rosslare, Shortest Sea Route..' by John S. Smith corner loss in margins, tape marks and a clean tear of the top 1/5th £120, BR(M) enamel hanging sign 61x23cm, Belfast, maroon lettering on white background. Double sided with writing one side with hanging hooks vgc £35, GWR Brass 18cm ships type clock ex Fishguard Harbour Master dial with GWR makers' name of H.Hughes & Son Ltd, 59 Fenchurch St. £2300.

Sheffield on 9 December had: DNGR Cabside '1 Crewe Works 1873' from 'Macrory' 72x30cm restored £3300, LMS qr poster 'Northern Ireland' poster by Hesketh Hubbard 1944 folded, tear in bottom lh corner £250, GWR qr poster 'Killarney-Travel Via Fishguard The Direct Route' by Leonard Richmond folded, major edge tear and a little edge wear £680, CDRJC 'Glenties' nameplate 55x12cm ex-loco condition £3000, dr poster 'Ulster Northern Ireland - Sunshine, Legend and Sport' by Nevin rolled vgc £ns, cast iron 'DN&GR Boundary' oval 23x13cm ex-lineside rust £250, SLNCR cast iron accomodation gate notice, heading and twelve lines of text. A very neat 19x29cm ex-lineside rust and one original fixing bar attached £230.

The SRA postal auction had: SLNCR Catalogue for the auction of track and rolling stock following closure of the line at Manorhamilton, April 1959 paperback 56pp. gc £45, Newry Warrenpoint & Rostrevor Railway share certificate on vellum for one share dated 1846. Ornate scrolled title, embossed attached red seal, not cancelled £40, Limerick Navigation headed 2pp printed sheet to subscribers concerning condition of canal and locks November 1795 est£20 £ns, RCH maps of Ireland 1918 spine poor ex GWR audit office £40, 1897 covers, especially spine poor £140, 1906 map folding into amateurish card covers fold tears to map. plus 1904 map of England and Wales poor, front cover missing(2) £14, Leather cash bag with brass label 'Narrowwater 6' bag a little worn £55, GNR(I) box containing approx 500 luggage labels of most, including coloured types to overseas, destinations very limited duplication (Qty) £220, Irish loco 50 postcard size mostly B&W photos, plus five larger of locos and stock (55) £65, cast iron 3/4 milepost 16x24cm, face restored probably GNR(I) £75.

Onslows on 19/12 had: Arthur G Mills Fishguard- Rosslare, original poster printed for Railway Executive (Western Region) by Waterlow & Sons - 102x63cm condition A £300, Ireland for Holidays, original colour photographic poster, printed for BR(LMR) by The Haycock Press Ltd - 102x127cm condition A with folds est£100-130 £ns, Johnston, Great Britain and Ireland TSS Caledonian Princess via Stranraer and Larne, original poster printed for Caledonian Steam Packet Co. by Waterlow & Sons Ltd - 102x127cm condition A with folds est£300-350 £ns, John S Smith Fishguard- Rosslare, original poster printed for BR(WR) by The Haycock Press Ltd - 102x127cm condition A £500, Claude Buckle Ireland Overnight, Dublin via Holyhead Belfast via Heysham, original poster printed for BR(LMR) by Haycock Press Ltd - 102x127cm condition A with folds £250, Frederick Griffin Northern Ireland Pictorial Map, original poster printed for British Travel and Holidays Assoc. by James Upton Ltd 1959 - 102x63cm condition A est£70-100 £ns, Ulster Nevin BR(LMR) 102x64cm condition A- Lithograph in colours not backed Printed by McCorquodale, Glasgow est£200-250 £ns.

First quarter 2007

Malton and Stafford, both on 13 January, had nothing obviously Irish.

Kiddlington on 20/1 had: an enamel GNRI Billposters January 1916 46x41cm, one face and a few edge chips neatly repainted £255, an enamel MGWR trespass notice May 1909, black on white 31x46cm, one chip repair affecting the last three letters of 'Ireland' and minor edge chips £140, a GNRI cast iron 'Hereby Give Public Warning...Trespass..', 57x29cm, front repainted black on yellow £120, a Webb & Thompson 'Abbeydorney-Listowel' staff with key for Lixnaw £180, an MRNCC cast iron trespass front repainted black on yellow £100, a 'GNR(I), 1928 Dundalk' rebuild works cast brass oval 22x11cm face repainted red, back untouched £210, a Webb & Thompson 'Castleblayney-Ballybay' cast brass 'Castleblaney' and larger stamped brass plate 'Ballybay' with key end £320, an RSCo miniature 'Carrowduff-Ballinasloe' engraved staff £160, a BCDR cast iron double sided 'Caution before crossing.../Notice Penalty for omission to shut and fasten gate...', 38x20cm £100, a GSWR Ormsby trespass Notice, 48x34cm, with 5cm fixing lugs at centre top & base, original condition £100, a CIE 'Baile Atha Cliath-Luimneach' carriage board £280.

Paddington Ticket auctions on 27/1 had Lot 30 BNCR issued 3rd Sgls Carrickfergus-Glasgow, Portrush-Carlisle, Ballymena-Carlisle, dated in 1903. Minor (Bd) £40, Lot 37 CVR: 20 different ladder style punch type tickets in a variety of colours, with fare values from 1d to 2/- £70, Lot 71 CVBT An 11d pink geographical punch ticket tram ticket by Williamson £90, Lot 111 120 issued and audit whole from GSR, CIE, SLNCR, LMS-NCC, BCDR, NIR, etc. £60, GSR: 30 mostly audit selection including tickets from Ballinamore, Ballyconnell, Boyle, Bray, Charleville, Cork (A. Quay), Cork (Glanmire Road) [pre-dated 8/7/34], Drumshambo, Fermoy, Foxrock, Gort, Kilkenny, Leyny, Millstreet, Rosslare Har. £40, 20 Platform tickets comprising GNRB: Belfast, 2 x Dublin (Amiens St.), Londonderry, Portadown; GSR: Galway; LMS-NCC: Ballymena, Ballymoney, Belfast York R'd (A), Coleraine; CIE: Athlone [no green band], Killarney [grey with three red stripes], Waterford [buff with three red stripes] and 6 later examples from elsewhere, plus CDRJC: Donegal £75, 376 approx. 300 mainly bus tickets including a good selection of 140 mostly issued CIE railway tickets £28, 4 BNCR issued singles from Belfast (2 different); Belfast CC, and Belfast YR. Clips £60, box of 1,500 severed halves from a wide variety of companies from pre-grouping to CIE with little duplication £40, a box of Edmondson (mainly audit), paper, thin card, machine, and season tickets £70.

ebay in January had: MGWR pocket watch, screw back and front nickle case, size approx.59mm, back further detailed No 91. Chancellor Dublin, White enamel dial signed Elgin minor blemish at centre, bold blued steel hands, Elgin gilt lever movement, Breguet overcoil hairspring, Good working order £240, GSWR wagon plate No. 9040 with some small hairline cracks near one fixing hole £ns (starting £100, 0 bids).

Talisman on 17 February had: Webb & Thompson staff cast brass plate 'Craughwell' and stamped brass plate 'Athenry' vgc with five brass rings intact £55, GSWR cast iron Ormsby trespass with integral top and bottom fixing lugs in ex-lineside condition £70, Finn Valley Railway large 26mm. gilt 'FVR' ornate script Button. Back marked 'C&J Weldon London'. vgc (F 61/8) £150.

Sheffield on 10 March had: brass 'Great Northern Railway Makers Dundalk No. 28 of 1904' as carried by class 'P' 4-4-0 No. 89 'Albert' withdrawn 1956, oval, 25x15cm ex-loco condition £680, BR(W) qr poster 'Fishguard-Rosslare – Shortest Sea Route to Southern Ireland' by John S. Smith dated 1960. Folded, one small edge tear £240, Railway Executive(M) dr poster: Northern Ireland, artwork by Lander 1952 showing Giants' Causeway. Ref LM 6552. rolled, vgc £160, GSWR dr poster: Liverpool Overhead Electric Railway showing six miles of docks and river frontage plus vignettes undated, folded, vgc £220, BR(M) dr poster: Northern Ireland artwork by Daphne Padden - shamrock with vignettes undated, Ref LM 15756, rolled, vgc £100, CIE dr poster: Ireland – CIE coach tours and radio trains, coastline featuring beach, railway and road with coach passing. dated 1953, folded, vgc otherwise £240, BCDR silverplate three-place cruet set and sugar bowl by Elkington. The cruet is approx 11x10cm and 13cm tall on three ball feet, the sugar bowl 9.5cm diameter base and 7cm high, both with initials 'BCDR' surrounded by a 'Slieve Donard Hotel' engraved side of the sugar bowl and on a shield attached to the cruet. Some wear to the floor of the cruet and inside the sugar bowl £48, CBSCR Webb & Thompson staff with Annett’s key at one end, brass labelled at one end for the section Clonakilty – Ballinascarthy Jct. approx 66mm long, the brass rings around the central steel column are approx 6mm diameter £190, small cast iron 'G.N.R.(I) NOTICE – Trespassers on The Line Will be Prosecuted.' 20x14cm, front partially cleaned for restoration £50, CIE three-aspect handlamp with initials stamped in reducing cone and with a fluted cap and wire re-entrant top handle. Two side catches with pins to engage notches in top. 'Draughting' improved by the provision of some holes punched in the reducing cone. CIE vessel. All glasses present and intact, gc £30.

The Sheffield postal auction had: CVR WTT September 1887. 8pp, spine taped £55, CVR WTT May 1897. 8pp, spine repaired £50, GNR(I) dr sized timetable poster for Dublin – Hill of Howth train and tram service. Dated June 1958, folded, £45, GNR(I) WTT of Sutton and Howth Electric Tramway. 4pp thin card, dated June 1951. A little fading to edge of cover. £110, GSR WTT dated July 1931. 145pp, covers worn, contents OK. £110, GSR PTT dated July 1936. Foolscap size, brown covers, 46pp, worn, £55, Official publications: Cotswold Country (GWR 1936), Yorkshire Coast and Moors (LNER 1930s), Ireland Gem of the Sea (GSR 1936), Track of the Irish Mail (LMS 1930’s) varying condition, LNER and GSR examples poor £26, GWR 'Holiday Haunts – Southern Ireland 1924' Green yapp edged card covers, 76pp plus fold-out map. Yapp edges a little worn. £40, Associated British & Irish Railways 'Great Britain and Ireland', green and red coloured pictorial covers showing aerial view of village, 24pp guide produced for the American market circa late 1930s. Rusty staples. est£20 £ns, CIE Dublin District timetable booklet. Pocket sized with photo illustration of double decker on front. 96pp dated July 1956. £20, LLSR timetable of Lough Swilly Omnibus Services. Green and black paperback covers showing illustration of company single-decker. 18pp plus adverts, dated June 1953. £30, GNR(I) Omnibus services timetable booklet. Blue and black covers show illustration of company double decker, 96pp dated June 1958. £10, Dublin United Transport Co. bus and tram timetable booklet. Green covers, 104pp dated February 1942. £32, GNR(I) official: 'Warrenpoint Hotel' (GNI051) showing B&W view of hotel and local area. Not postally used. vgc. £20, BR(M) dr coloured pictorial poster 'Heysham/Belfast – overnight offers irresistible comfort' showing image of ship and business man. Dated 1964. £10, GSWR cast iron trespass sign. Approx 50x44cm, unrestored. est£30 £Withdrawn (presumably a repro), Box of ephemera including glossy leaflets and timetables for continental and Irish services, £65, Box of books relating to Irish railways. est£230.

Mealys auction at Kilkenny on 20/3/07 had: LLSR - Rules and Regulations.... 1919, 12mo Londonderry (J. Colhoun) 1919, cloth stained, £90, BCDR - Rules and Regulations for 1905, 12mo Belfast (W. & G. Baird) 1905, orig. cloth, stained, est£70-110 £ns, GSWR Rules and Regulations... 1915, 12mo D. (Alex Thom) 1915. Private and Not for Publication, cellotape on title, cloth stained; LMSNCC - Rules & Regulations ... 1932, 12mo Glasgow (J. Horn) 1932, cloth (2), est£70-100 £ns, BNCR Rules and Regulations... 1902 12mo Belfast (W. & G. Baird) 1902, t.p. loose, cloth pouch-type bind., restored; also GNRI Rules and Regulations... 1914, 12mo Belfast (R. Carswell & Son) 1914, orig. cloth stained (2), £80, 4 Irish Railway Rule Books, including CIE 1967, CIE - Road Transport 1957, GSR, 1933 & UTA, 1949, each orig. cloth. (4) est£70-100 £ns, 4 Railway Train Signalling Books, including CIE 1952, CIE 1979, GNR, 1952, and UTA, 1952, cloth & boards (4), est£60-90 £ns, 7 Appendices and Supplements to Irish Working Timetables, 1915-1950, including Belfast and County Down Railway, 1943, Co. Donegal Railways Joint Committee 1950, Great Northern Railway, 1915, 1930 (first page and back cover lacking), G.N.R. 1939 Supplement to 1930 Appendix, Great Southern Railways 1935, and G.S.R.s 1936 Supplement to 1935 Appendix, all cloth or printed wrappers. As a coll., w.a.f., £160, LLSR, a bundle of 36 Reports of the Directors and Statements of Accounts; f old folio Londonderry (Sentinel Office) 1918-1953, an unbroken run, each with map, mostly unopened & in orig. ptd. postal wrappers. fine, (36) £110, Map of the GSWR and its Communications, Single page map drawn by J.J. Gartland & printed by Brown & Nolan, some routes highlighted in red. As a map, £130, Report of the Directors and Statement of Accounts, for BNCR, 6 items, from 10th Aug 1863 - 8th Aug. 1888, Belfast (W. & G. Baird, & R. Carswell) 1863-1888, all orig. ptd. wrappers, (6) est£70-100 £ns, 1959 Poster - CDRJC Special Excursion to Rossnowlagh Ballyshannon and Killybegs, Bank Holiday Monday 3rd Aug. 1959. Signed by Manager B.L. Curran, printed by Democrat, Ballyshannon, 39.5x26.5cm, est£100-150 £ns, 1878 - Waterford & Limerick Railway, an official vellum document, Appointment of Nicholas Parle to be Harbour Master or Pier-master, pursuant to the provisions of the Waterford and Limerick Railway Act, 1860... 1878 .... Signed, sealed & dated 1884, est£90-130 £ns, 1894 - GSWR Programme & Menu for Meeting on Thursday 12 July at Killarney Great Southern Hotel of the Passenger Superintendents and Goods Managers Conferences. A fine cold. litho 4pp programme by A. Thom & Co., Dublin, fully illustrated & decorated, vgc, £200, GNRI poster Sunday Trains between Drogheda & Laytown.. signed by J.P. Culverwell, Sec., D. (Alley & Co.) c. 1880, approx. 38x26cm, a printed poster; Cheap Excursion to Drogheda on Easter Monday... D. (Alley & Co.) c. 1880, approx. 19x22.5cm, printed notice, gc, (2) £200, Ballycastle Railway Company, Report of Directors, for Year ended 31st December, 1922, folio Ballymoney (Mc Master) 1923, 14pp. includ small map, disbound, £120, Reports of the Directors & Statements of Accounts, for Dublin & South Eastern Railway Co., (New Ross & Waterford Extension Railways) (4) £120 Dublin & Lucan Electric Railway Co. (1); Blessington & Poulaphouca Steam Tramway Co., (1); 3 folio, 3 8vo, circa 1822-23, some with maps, illustration, orig. printed wrappers, 1 cut with loss to text, good, w.a.f. gc, (6) £50, GSR coa, an original transfer, 35cms h, on a moulded wooden panel 45.5cm, square. This is No 8 from the set of crests of its constituent companies commissioned by CIE in 1945, and while the edges of the panels are uniformly dark green, the background colour and the lining-out are correct for each constituent company, label on verso, vgc, est£350-500 £ns, South Clare Railway coa an original transfer, 37cms high, on a moulded wooden panel, 45.5cms square. This is No. 7 from the set of crests of its constituent companies commissioned by CIE in 1945, and while the edges of the panels are uniformly dark green, the background colour and the lining-out are correct for each constituent company, vgc, £300, GNRI coat of arms, an original transfer 50cms h, on an aluminium panel, approx. 83x106cm. This coat of arms is from the side of a GNR railcar, gc. £280, Belfast Corporation trolleybus coa, an original transfer 31cms h, on an aluminium panel approx. 89x104cm, vgc £140, A Waterford, Limerick and Western Railways hand-out poster, 'All Ireland Championships in Hurling and Football, will be played in Tipperary on Sunday Sept. 10th, 1899,' Hurling, Cork v Limerick, and in football, Limerick v Clare. Approx. 25x16cm, printed by Sealy, Bryers and Walker, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin, adverts on verso, in fine condition, £400, A very large GSWR poster, Great football matches at Dungarvan, Sunday 12th February, 1899, On above date 'A Special Cheap Excursion...' A large poster printed one side only, on blue paper, approx. 74.5x49cm, signed by Robert G. Colhoun, Traffic Manager. With some faults, framed, £1100.

Solent on 20/3/07 had no obvious Irish items.

Gilding's auction at Market Harborough on 27 March had a GSWR gate which sold for the amazing price of £229.37. Must be genuine at that price!

ebay in March had the following GNRI cast iron station names: Finnaghy (£78), Lambeg (£108) and Hilden Halt (£142).

Second quarter 2007

Cundalls at Malton on 14 April, had a GSWR 'No admittance' plate £20, a Fishguard and Rosslare share cert £12, a 'Bagenalstown-Milford' miniature staff £70, and a GNRB saucer £5. on 10 April had: Webb & Thompson staff cast brass plate 'Victoria Bridge' and a stamped plate 'Newtown Stewart', a section gc ex use condition with the rings intact 58cm £230.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 28 April had: Scottish and Irish Railways pre-grouping luggage labels: Highland, Caledonian, Dundee & Arbroath also GNR(I), SLNCR, MGWR and GSWR including one or two rarities. Mostly vgc. (91) £85, Lot 119 Waterford & Limerick Railway undated 3rd & deck single Carrick to Southampton (minor Bd), together with a severed half from Cahir to New Ross, a WLWR unissued 1st single Laffan’s Bge to Thurles, a complete 1st Excursion return Limerick to Killaloe (overstamped ‘specimen’), a severed return half Sligo to Claremorris, and a WCIR severed half Waterford to Kilkenny (/). (3wh 3hlf) £200, Lot 150 platform tickets comprising GSR, CIE (21-including 1 earlier print), GNR(I) (3), GNRB (6), LMS NCC (3), NIR (1) and UTA (6), mostly vgc. (41) £120, Miscellany comprising CBPR issued bicycle single from Cork Albert St. (Bd), CVR unissued Dog ticket from Auchnacloy and DSER unissued bicycle ticket from Chapel. (3) £50, CBSCR issued singles from Cork to Ballineen & Enniskeane (dated 24/12/1932) and to Farrangalway (dated 2/10/1913), together with unissued examples from Bantry, Cork and Madore, plus a jointly-titled blank single for an onward rail journey from Bantry for a passenger coming across from Bere Island by the Bantry Bay Steamship Company. (10) £170, CIE 100 whole Edmondsons, approx. 45% issued includes closed stations and interesting types. (100) £40, Lot 332 WTR an issued one-piece return from Waterford to Tramore, dated 15/9/1923, together with five different issued CIE whole Edmondsons for journeys between the two towns, dated between 1947 and 1959 (6), £26, Lot 334 The Northern Railway (Ireland) type IN22 luggage label Dunleer to Markethill in vgc. This lot also contains an INWR type II11 label to Carrigans in vgc and a type ID21 label Dublin to Beragh, extremely scarce, but label has a bad Sellotape stain (3) £20, Lot 429 BNCR issued blank bike Sgl from Magiligan (minor Bd), plus a selection of all different severed halves. (1wh 13hlf) £95, Giant's Causeway Tramway a selection of 15 whole Edmondsons, five severed halves, and ten thin card punch tickets all different and at least half have evidence of genuine use vgc. (30) £30.

GCR Auctions on 28 April had: A 'Baile Atha Cliath-Corcaig', cast aluminium carriage board, 116x13cm, with original red paintwork £360, A Webb & Thompson staff, 'Ballingran-Patrickswell' tubular steel with brass rings and cast brass plates £150, Railway Signal Co Miniature staff 'Maryborough-Conniberry Jct.' cylindrical steel with brass rings and cap £190, GNRI 3-Aspect Handlamp, complete with interior fittings, copper bezel, cone and piecrust top, the side bears an embossed brass plate 'GNR I', with an oval embossed steel makers plate below 'Linley Engineering Co Ltd, Birmingham, England, Patentee and Manufacturers 1935' gc, probably repainted, the blue glass has chips from the corners£150, Railway Signal Co Miniature Train Staff, 'Float Inny Jct.- For Multyf-ham', cylindrical steel with rings and brass cap £190, enamel carriage notice 'Please do not spit in the carriages, it is offensive to other passengers and is stated by the medical profession to be a source of serious disease, brown (sic) on white with decorative blue and white border, 41x11cm, a little discolouration, screw hole chips and wear to the lower left corner £180, cast iron 'Great Northern Railway (I), Hereby give public warning to all persons not to trespass upon the railway, trespassers will be prosecuted', unrestored, original paintwork, 57x29cm. 'Co (I)' was chiselled off the plate £150.

ebay in April 2007 had a LMSNCC beer bottle £19.51, a CIE (bus) driver's badge 9195 £21.51 and an unsold questionable WDLR 4-line gate of@£25.

Bonhams on 9 May had: Twelve Irish platform tickets (6 CIE, 3 UTA, 2 CDRJC and 1 GNRI) incl Dundalk, Waterford, Cork, Galway, Athlone, Amiens Street, Londonderry and Belfast; together with a timetable for New York and New England Railroad, 1st September 1890 (G-E) and NER Guide to Durham and environs 1913 (F), est£30 - 40, £ns, Bangor, Northern Ireland BR(LMR) dr by Frank Sherwin, 1950's (tear to top, folded) £150, Travel to Ireland by rail and sea, BR(LMR) dr folded, est£40 - 60, £ns, Collection of posters LMS Donegal (Sheephaven) by Paul Henry dr (stuck down in frame), LMS Morecambe and Heysham by Mace qr (stuck down, sd), together with five qr - LMS The Irish Mail at Holyhead by Norman Wilkinson, GWR/SR Cornwall by Allinson, LMS Northern Ireland by Hesketh Hubbard, LMS/LNER Eastern Scotland (Royal Deeside) by Newbould and LMS Heysham Boat in Morecambe Bay by Wilkinson (all torn) and other posters (af). pound;1650, Photographs of Irish, BR Standards and ex-LMS locomotives together with ex-Scottish pre-grouping, ex-GCR and a selection of diesels including Warship, Western and others. (approx. 510) £85.

GCR on 10 May had: 'Donaghmore- ', (other plate detached), Webb & Thompson staff, £30, 'Ballintra- ' (other plate detached), Webb & Thompson staff, £250, 'Gort-Ardrahan', RSCo miniature, steel, brass end staff, £60, 'Belfast Central-Antrim', Tyers No. 6 wedge shape alloy tablet, £50, Buttons (a) Great Northern, (Ireland) large brass coa, (b) Loyal Manx Association, medium black bone, (c) Small brass with old loco. (3) £3, SLNCR poster, Excn to Sligo 31/7/55, stns from Enniskillen, 11'x7' folded, £10, Ulster Transport, multi-engined diesel train development April 1952, a comprehensive report on the building of the new DMUs, typescript with plans and many original plate photos at the sets, decorative cover label with coa & train, also plans of UTA restaurant cars, £80, BCDR rule book, 1905, 343pp, red titled cloth boards, faded, £18, LMSNCC, Belfast to Greenisland, new loop Lines at Ballyclare Jct, signal Arrangements, coloured, list of signal nos & descrips, illusts of Train Describers, 81x25cm £40, County Donegal Rlys tourist programme 1915, 44pp, titled card covers £26, Centenary Of The Opening of The Belfast & Ballymena Rly, Pub R.Exec NCC 1948, 72pp, card covers, staple wear, £ns, Bridge no. '359', Irish, 53x24cm, serif numbers, original black on yellow paint £40, MRNCC 'Notice Relative To Accommodation Crossing Gates.......', 50x30cm, front repainted black on yellow £75, Irish tablets & keys, Tyers No 6 Coleraine-Ballymoney (2 styles), Poynzpass-Newry (wedge shape) & Keys CK-LJ & LJ-LH. (5) £28, Train registers MRNCC, Larne 1923 (two), LMS similar 1941, CIE Rush & Lusk, 1960. Regs for pass traffic GSR & other Irish Cos inc narrow gauge, 1943, BCDR etc Charges 1945, Ready Reckoner 1894. (7) £11, CDRJC unused tickets some duplication. (2400) £24.

GWRA on 12 May had: NCC alloy tablet Ballymena-Antrim No 29 £60, and in the postal auction: Lot 1018 GNR(I) pocket timetable of passenger trains between Belfast, Lisburn, Antrim, Banbridge, Newcastle and Portadown. 1/9/1926 u.f.n. Contains 8 pages of timetables, Dublin Oct 1926. Foxing strips down edges of front cover and slight rusting of staples, otherwise vg, est.£5, Lot 1261 GSWR Hotel luggage labels, qty 2 Kenmare and Parknasilla basically 2 tone green in colour with shades of pink for the image, both mint, £na.

Talisman on 21 May had: BCDR enamel notice 'Please do not spit in the carriages etc', four lines of text within an ornate border, vgc, 408x112mm £220, Southern Ireland Railway handbell, company initials embossed on the face, vgc, with a turned hardwood handle (minor loss above brass sleeve), clapper chain present but clapper missing. 310mm tall £100, BCDR Bryant & May's matchbook cover proof in thin card, advertising the Slieve Donard Hotel and facilities and on the reverse the company’s refreshment bars & tearooms etc. vgc, £30, Pair of GWR 'Photochrom' Carriage Photos: 'Newquay, Beacon Cove' and 'Muckrose Abbey, Killarney', some fox spots but with titled card mounts and original glazed frames (2) £ns, Two GSR official folding publications: 'Tourist & Excursion Fares' 32pp. 1938 and 'Ireland Gem of the Sea' 46pp. 1928 both gc (2) £ns, 'GNRI' small china cream tot with handle by Dunn Bennett & Co. face lettered with script initials and base marked 'This is the property of the Great Northern Railway(I)' vgc 48mm. tall £75, GSR pictorial luggage label 'From Great Southern Hotel Parknasilla-Ireland” with a poster style image of hotel £14, 'Londonderry & Loughswilly Railway' title & loco nickel Buttons (F61/12). 2 small 16mm. examples in vgc (2), £ns.

ebay items noted in May/June, with prodding now and then from correspondents, were an NIR tie £5.50, several lots of CDRJC unissued tickets realising, in the one case followed up, 20 cents per ticket, a GSR Killiney Walter Till poster $600, a large collection (more than 100) of CIE/IE etc. badges £365.07 in mid-June. There were also in June separate offerings of CIE brass and chrome buttons, a handbill issued by the GNRI, dated Dublin, August, 1938, advertising a grand all-day rail and road tour to the Glens of Antrim, Glenariff, from Amiens Street, Dublin, printed red and black and measuring 141x220mm went for £31.37. Several 'vintage', but unremarkable, GNRI Belfast documents c. 1903 failed to sell as did a GSWR general parcels way bill dated 20th December 1901, a CDRJC enamel pin badge. A GSWR Sunnyside of Ireland booklet had a similar fate as well as a GSWR Fermoy Races poster acknowleged as a reproduction, and an unacknowleged repro GSWR gate, described as CSWR. A plaque engraved in slate which included the coa of the GNRI along with two Welsh companies went for £10.99, an LLSR 1920 12 page annual report $12, a CIE summer 1948 PTT went for £32.66, an Irish Tourist Association 1935 tourist map showing Railways Roads and Steamship Routes went for £4.20, a GSWR statement of the dividend for the half-year ended June 1887 for £1.24, a SLNCR 1957 PTT went for £35.10, a CDRJC 1957 PTT went for £30, a UTA 1951 'Tours and Excursions by road and rail in Northern Ireland' raised £6.50, a GNRI 1956 coach tour Doonaree poster/leaflet raised $12 and a chrome, with brass back, CIE flying snail button reached $11. More recent items include a DUTC bus driver's badge £44.50.

The Malton auction on 9 June had a GNRI signal lamp interior £25 and an 'Arklow-Woodenbridge' miniature staff £65.

SRA on 16 June had: Enamel posterboard heading: 'Clogher Valley Railway' 58x18cm in blue with white lettering with deep colour and shine although a little edge chipping and rusting, the manufacturer's name 'Falkirk Iron Co., Falkirk' is present in one corner £1900, LMSNCC brass locomotive whistle from the U2 class 4-4-0 5' 3" gauge loco No. 83 'CARRA CASTLE' built by North British Loco Queens Park works No. 23172 in 1925 to order L797, named in 1932, transferred to UTA in 1949 as their No. 83 and withdrawn in 1956, bell shaped, 23cm tall, the barrel 9cm diameter, the initials 'LMS' and number '83' clearly stamped into the base nut, the whistle is minus the valve which was a very ornate item, mounted into a well made wooden base for display, the whistle is lightly polished only and vgc £280, Brass cabside numberplate: '2'. We are reasonably sure this is an Irish plate, possibly a Great Southern & Western Railway loco, extensive research cannot confirm the exact identity, rectangular 43x25cm basically in ex-loco condition front and back, with the number and rim lightly polished only £280, BR(M) dr poster: Northern Ireland 'Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea' artwork by David Cobb showing fishing boat landing a catch with sailing boat beyond and mountains in the distance, published 1954, Ref: LM10754, rolled, vgc £150, CVR enamel sign: 'C.V.R. rail car stop by request' in brown and yellow with deep colour and shine, a little chipping around the screw holes at top and bottom, 38cm diameter, from one of the many stations and halts on the line between Tynan and Maguiresbridge £450, DWWR, Webb & Thompson staff brass labelled at one end for the section Wicklow–Rathdrum, 66cm long, the brass rings around the central steel column are approx 6cm diameter, with 'key' at one end, ex-section condition £100, BR(M) qr poster: 'Ireland – So Near to Home-So Far From Care' colourful artwork of a rural scene in the Vale of Clara, Wicklow, by Ronald Lampitt, published 1958. Ref: LM19858, folded, some repaired edge tears, good overall £1000, NIR dr poster: 'Northern Ireland – For beautiful coastal and inland scenery and attractive seaside resorts travel By train', colour photographic study of a diesel train passing Downhill, undated, rolled, vgc £100, LYR dr poster: 'North of Ireland via Fleetwood and Belfast–Royal Mail Route' artwork by anon showing girl in traditional costume standing on a shamrock in the middle of the Irish sea calling for the boat rapidly approaching, undated. Ref: (236), folded, good otherwise £300, BR(W) dr poster: Fishguard-Rosslare shortest sea route to and from Southern Ireland, artwork by Leslie Arthur Wilcox (1904-1982) showing steamer leaving port, first issued early 1950s. Ref PR 52, one or two minor edge nicks, good otherwise £180, GSWR cast iron: 'GS&WR Notice any person leaving this gate open is liable to a penalty of forty shillings.' 27x29cm repainted both sides in grey, the front lettering and edging picked out in white, good condition £60, Locomotive nameplate: 'LOUGH MELVIN' as carried by SLNCR 5' 3" gauge 0-6-4T loco built by Beyer Peacock in 1949 works No. 7138, transferred to UTA in 1959 becoming No. 26 class Z, then to NIR in 1968 and withdrawn almost immediately. 130x15cm cast brass with scrolled ends, restored front, the back painted in grey primer £8600, GNRI Webb & Thompson staff brass labelled at one end for the section Pettigo-Kesh, 58cm long, brass rings around the central steel column are approx 6cm diameter, ex-section condition £460, Carriage print: St Comgall settled in Bangor Co. Down AD 555 by Sawyer from the LMR historical series issued 1955, a very scarce print not seen at auction for 18 years and the only Irish carriage print available, minor nicks to edges, but an unused print in vgc otherwise, in an original style glazed wooden frame £50, LLSR cast iron 'L. & L.S.R. Trespassers Prosecuted' double-sided for fitting to the top of a post, 53x39cm with a curved top and base, in good ex-trackside condition £580, CLRR 91x5cm tinplate posterboard heading, the grey with black lettering has faded with age, but is original £280, brass loco worksplate: 'GNR(I) Dundalk 1920' as carried by one of the 5' 3" gauge locos rebuilt at Dundalk in 1920 from 4-4-0 classes Q or QL, oval, 21x10cm the front repainted, the back in ex-loco condition £100, MRNCC cast iron: 'Midland Railway Co. NCC–Any person trespassing …. (five lines of text).' 50x30cm the front painted grey with white lettering and edging, the back in ex-trackside condition £75, Webb & Thompson [sic] miniature staff 'Clonsilla–Leixlip' 'B', aluminium, 25cm long, the rings 2.5cm diameter in good ex-section condition £50, brass tenderplate: 'Nasmyth Wilson Limited Patricroft Manchester No. 448–1911' as carried by a 5' 3" gauge GNR(I) tender of type B3 carrying 2,500 gallons of water, most likely for 0-6-0s in classes NQG and NLQG, triangular, 36x14cm in ex-loco condition both sides, the front showing slight traces of red paint underneath £820, GNR(I) cast iron station tablet: 'Laytown' 41x11cm with curved ends in ex-station condition in white with black lettering and yellow showing through from underneath £420, Double sided Irish cast iron: 'Notice penalty for omission to shut and fasten gates forty shillings' on one side; 'Caution before crossing look out for trains both ways' on the other. 38x46cm repainted in grey both sides, but one side only has the lettering picked out in white £50, brass tenderplate: 'Great Northern Railway Makers Dundalk 61B 1900' as carried by a 5' 3" gauge type B1 tender carrying 2,500 gallons of water, oval, 23x13cm in ex-loco condition front and back £300, GNR(I) enamel: 'Great Northern Railway Company (Ireland) 'Hereby gives public warning to all persons not to trespass upon this railway trespassers will be prosecuted' 51x30cm in ex-trackside condition, originally in blue with white lettering, but badly faded to grey with a little rust staining, the lettering unaffected however £40, GSWR wagonplate: 'GSWR 8810 Inchicore Works' oval, 32x18cm in ex-vehicle condition front and back, burn marks only where removed £150.

The SRA Postal Auction in June (note the 'est£' figures given are now reserves) had: Conroy, J.C.: 'A History of Railways in Ireland.' hardback, 386pp, green clothbound covers, published by Longmans in 1928, ex Railway Gazette library. £160, GSWR loco department copy of the reference book 'Thom’s Official Directory 1922', hardback, over 2000pp, very worn and with many faults, est£5 £ns, auction catalogue for the liquidation sale of the CVR held in Co. Tyrone in April 1942, 19pp, folded, £40, County Donegal Railway, nine items of paperwork including handbills, memos, timetable leaflets and small sized notices, dated 1900s–40s, no duplication (9), £80, SLNCR, ten items of paperwork including train amendments, poster, caution tickets, luggage labels, paper tickets, dated 1900s – 40s, no duplication, £30, Parsonstown and Portumna Bridge Railway directors report and accounts for the half year ending November 1867, 8pp, folded, stained along fold, £35, 3 Cork & Youghal Railway Co. fully headed letters from offices in London, two on blue coloured paper, dated 1857–61, plus one other letter re the company without heading, £16, RCH map of Ireland dated 1918, dmf into hardback covers with title in gold on front, covers and map a little worn, small ink stain on map, £160, LMSNCC PTT booklet, small size, maroon covers, 44pp dated October 1946, £10, CVR 4pp public timetable leaflet of diesel rail coach service, photo illustration of coach on front, dated June 1940, vgc, £110, UTA, GNR, CIE, Erne Bus timetable booklet of alternative road services introduced on the withdrawal of rail between Portadown and Cavan, Ballyhaise and Belturbet, Omagh and Dundalk, Fintona, Bundoran, Enniskillen and Sligo. 42pp dated October 1957, covers worn, est£10 £ns, BCDR WTT, 12pp dated May 1885, covers a little dusty but generally good, £30, BCDR WTT. 18pp dated May 1943, £30, BCDR WTT. 18pp dated May 1944, £30, bound volume of GNR(I) WTT for 1915, hardback, part leather bound covers containing issues for July and October along with amendments and alterations. 500+pp, gc, £110, GNR(I) WTT dated April 1945, brown, paperback covers, 50pp. £22, LMSNCC WTT dated October 1934, 30pp, covers marked, £14, LMSNCC WTT, card covers, 56pp dated June 1945, £14, NCC & UTA (Belfast and County Down area) WTT, card covers, 84pp, dated March 1949, £60, GSR WTT September 1936, brown card covers, 91pp. £50, GSR WTT dated June 1942, brown card covers, 86pp. £50, CIE WTT, card covers, 94pp, dated June 1952, covers slightly worn, £55, CDRJC Appendix to the WTT, red covers, slightly faded, 27pp, dated June 1950, est£5 £ns, BCDR guide book 'Tourist District', red and black covers, 21pp circa 1920s, £45, BNCR booklet 'Tourist and picnic pleasure parties programme', coloured pictorial covers showing major sights in the area, 52pp dated 1892, a little worn, faults to cover and with 2 detached pages but good for age, £40, GNR(I) booklet 'Tours in Ireland - Guide to Great Northern Railway (Ireland) - Lough Erne, Donegal Highlands, Rostrevor and Mourne Mountain Districts', coloured pictorial covers, 48pp guide with fold out map, dated 1893, vgc, £30, GNR(I) booklet 'Holidays in Ireland.', blue paperback covers showing ruined church and tower, 40pp listing tourist and excursion arrangements, dated 1942, very worn, est£10 £ns, GNR(I) timetable booklet of omnibus services, blue and white covers, 120pp dated September 1934, £70, BNCR pocket sized PTT booklet, yellow and blue pictorial covers show coastal and castle scene, 34pp dated October 1900, vgc, £120, BNCR pocket sized PTT booklet, yellow and blue pictorial covers show coastal and castle scene, 34pp dated April 1901, spine taped and a little wear to covers, est£110, CDRJC, leather bound hardback covers, 216pp dated 1908, £65, Donegal Railway rule book, blue clothbound hardback covers with title in gold on front, 248pp dated 1893, small stain on cover otherwise gc, £75, GS Hotels luggage label, ornate design in green, black and yellow listing locations, print date 4/38, £14, Ballycastle Railway type IB11 luggage labels from Ballycastle to Larne, Portstewart, hinge marks on second example(2), est£10 £ns, BCDR type IB22 luggage label to B’hinch Junction, est£10 £ns, BNCR luggage labels of type IB31 to 33, mostly vgc (34), £30, CLRR (CL&RR heading) type IC11 luggage label to Newry, plus 14 CLR type IC21 and 22 luggage labels, £55, CVR type IC31 luggage label to Dublin, £10, CBSCR selection of luggage labels of types IC62 to 64 (5), £22, County Donegal Railways Joint Committee luggage labels of type IC71 and 72 (6) plus Donegal Railways type ID12 label to Bridgetown (7), est£10 £ns, DSER type ID32 luggage label to Chester, £22, DWWR type ID41–45 luggage labels, gc (6), £65, GSR luggage labels of types IG21 – 26, all different, mostly vgc (62), £110, GSWR mixed selection of luggage labels of various types, mostly vgc (84), £110, Irish North Western Railway type II11 luggage label to Carrigans plus type II12 to Huddersfield, Wolverhampton (all red printing and 'via Greenore & Holyhead') (3), £22, MGWR type IM14 luggage label to Liverpool, plus blank type to blank via blank (2), £22, MRNCC luggage labels of types IM21–30 (22) plus 5 LMSNCC types (27), £35, Newry & Armagh Railway types IN11 and IN12 luggage labels to Balbriggan, Castlebellingham, and Maguire’s Bridge (all IN11) and to Castlebellingham (IN12), mostly vgc (4), £220, Northern Railway of Ireland type IN22 luggage label 'Dunleer to Markethill', £10, SLNCR luggage labels of types IS11 to 13, vgc (28), £22, Ulster Railway luggage labels of types IU11 and 12, mostly vgc (9), £22, Waterford & Limerick Railway type IW22 luggage label to Milltown, plus an untitled example to Pallas (2), £22, County Donegal Railways Joint Committee and Great Northern Railway (Ireland) selection of luggage labels covering many types and styles with a concentration of labels to destinations on other Railways in Ireland and mainland UK, some scarcer destinations noted, all different (65), £60, GSR, GSWR and MGWR selection of luggage labels to a wide variety of Irish and UK mainland destinations including some rarities (62), £75, MRNCC selection of luggage labels, some large 'Short sea passage' types, or on different coloured papers, or with different print colours on white, or with a variety of coloured symbol overprints, all different (20), £30, MRNCC selection of seven luggage labels to 'home' destinations mostly black print on white, but also includes two in red printing, plus LMSNCC variety of luggage labels to 'home' destinations as MRNCC type, but also a varied selection of shipping labels to a variety of mainland UK destinations on various coloured papers (32), £30, SLNCR, UR, WLR, UTA varied selection of luggage labels, many types noted, plus a WCR 'Carriage Paid' label, includes a number of unheaded labels which 'fit' the companies noted (36), £50, GWR official series 8 postcard: 'Tender transferring mails. Fishguard Harbour' (GW155), not used, good condition, £85, GWR official series 8 postcard: 'Landing mails, Fishguard Harbour Station' (GW162), used 1911, est£15 £ns, GWR official series 8 postcard No.8 'RMS Mauretania at anchor Fishguard Harbour' (GW147), not postally used, vgc, £15 £ns, GWR official series 8 postcard No.9 'RMS Lusitania at anchor Fishguard Harbour' (GW148), not postally used, vgc, £22, GWR official series 8 postcard No.11 'GWR passenger tender approaching quay, Fishguard Harbour Station' (GW150), not postally used, vgc, est£15 £ns, GSWR official postcard 'British Empire Exhibition, Wembley 1924' (GSWI20), not postally used, corners a little rounded, est£10 £ns, MR official shipping postcards Ireland–England showing steamers 'Antrim,', 'Donegal,' 'Manxman', 'Londonderry' (MR013/014/015/016), Antrim example postally used 1909 (3), est£20 £ns, Irish locos 20 B&W real photo postcards mostly from the Cork & Muskerry Railway and CB&SCR circa 1920s, no duplication (20), £190, LMSNCC dr sized timetable poster, dated June 1939, folded, edge tears, est£10 £ns, Lot 1349 LMSNCC dr sized poster 'A Night in Belfast–Special Excursion Tickets', dated January 1936, black print with red border showing small illustration of loco and carriages, folded, £24, GNR(I) dr sized poster 'North of Ireland for Holidays', coloured pictorial map poster showing major sights in the area, circa 1948, originally LMSNCC issue with overlaid amendment to show GNR, alittle edge wear, £30, CIE dr sized poster showing colour photo view of Ross Castle, Killarney, produced for the American market circa 1960s, small tear top edge, £10, LLSR timetable poster of Londonderry–Burtonport service. 17" x 22" dated September 1939, £95, LMSNCC dr sized letterpress poster 'Notice-Blackout Regulations etc', dated April 1940, a little worn, £40, Lot F29 DNGR coat of arms mounted on board, est£15 £na.

Solent on 23 June had: A joint official publication LMSNCC/NI Road Transport Board 'Northern Ireland Tours and excursions by train and motor coach' S/back, 1st May until 31st October 1938. fares, timetables, b/w illustrations, maps, adverts. c/w fold out route map inside rear cover, minor cover wear £10, a dr letterpress poster TT 'London & North Western Railway. Liverpool and Drogheda the twin screw steamers "Mellifont" & "Colleen Bawn" Sailings January & February 1922...', sailing times both ways, signed 'Arthur Watson, General Manager', folded with some small edge repairs, generally gc for age £50, a Northern Ireland Railways Company Limited fully titled flangeless alloy sign, a further six lines text ref shut and fasten gate, circa 1967, some face marks and removal damage 41x25 cm £20.

Third quarter 2007

Bitton on 7 July had, on the basis of information in the August issue of RAG , a carriage board (presumably GNRI) Dublin-Londonderry for £28.

Kiddlington (now GCR) on 14 July had: CIE carriage board 'Baile Atha Cliath-Traighli', cast aluminium, 116x13cm, front cleaned but with original red paintwork £310, enamel notice 'Great Northern Railway Company (Ireland), Hereby give public warning to all persons, Not to trespass upon this railway, Trespassers will be prosecuted', white on blue, 51x30cm, excellent colour and shine, although several face chips £95, Lot described as BCDR [but probably GNRI] cast iron double sided gate notice, 'Caution, Before crossing…both ways/Notice, Penalty for omission…Forty shillings', 39x20cm, repainted £100, RSCo miniature staff 'Ballymoe-Castlerea' , 'A' , cylindrical steel with brass rings and cap engraved £160, RSCo miniature staff, 'Ballyhale-Thomastown', 'B', cylindrical steel with rings and brass cap, an indentation on the edge of the rings and a crack at the end ring £160, bilingual white on black enamel station sign 'Madore/Mag Dobair', 122x46cm, excellent condition £250, cast iron GSWR Ormsby trespass, front repainted, 48x34cm with 5cm brackets cast at top and bottom £70, A W&T large staff, 'Listowel-Abbeydorney', tubular steel with brass rings, cast brass name plates and a key for the ground frame at Lixnaw £220, Lot 520 GNR(I) 50 and (NER) 36 bridge numbers (2), starting price £15 £na, Lot 634 CIE bell codes electric token block & single line 1952, hanging card notice, also similar 1875 Explosives Act (1930) (2), starting price £10 £na.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 21 July had: Lot 21 Waterford & Limerick Railway 3rd & deck blank sgl from Carrick issued to Reading on 7/5/1900 with three small clips and a little (Bd), plus 1st Rtn Clonmel to Laffan's Bridge in very good unissued condition. (2) £55, GSR. A collection of 10 issued and 70 audit whole Edmondsons, includes a wide selection of types and a number of closed stations. Ballyconnell, Durrus Road, and renamed Maryboro' included in issued tickets. (80) £40, Irish Edmondson miscellany: issued whole tickets from the GCP&BV Ry & Ty Co. (ex Bushmills Office 9/12/1920). GNR(I), L&LS Rly, and 2 x CIE, together with platform tickets from: CIE-Enniscorthy*, Ferns*, Gorey*, Harcourt St. T, Limerick, Waterford H, Youghal*; GNR(I)-Belfast; NIR-Belfast Central; UTA-Londonderry WS, Portrush, plus 4 SLNCR audit issues. [* = stamped 'Specimen' on back]. (20) £110, Lot 131 Dublin United Tramways & Clontarf & Hill of Howth Tramroad jointly titled 4d green geographical through tram ticket for the journey Fairview-Howth in vgc. (1) £110, Irish tramways selection of punch type tram tickets comprising examples from Belfast City (7), Dublin United (11), CIE (4), GNRB Hill of Howth (3). mostly good/vgc. (25) £26, CIE: 125 issued whole Edmondsons, including a variety of types and a number of closed stations, such as Ballinascarthy, Croom, Drumshambo, Quilty and Valencia Harbour (125) £80, GSWR issued and audit selection including from Athy (a), Birdhill (i), Clondulane (a), Cloughjordan (1st Express Rtn overstamped 'Specimen'), Dundrum (a), Gort (a), Mitchelstown (a) (closed 1947), Queenstown (i), Waterford North (to Bath-issued April 1937 (/)), etc. Mostly vgc. (15) £65, Lot 259 Waterford & Limerick Railway issued first class & cabin blank card single from Killaloe (closed 17/8/1931), made out to Bristol. The ticket, which is numbered '00', is dated 25/1/1899. It has 4 clips and a central vertical crease (1) £55, Irish railways issued and pre-dated Edmondsons. A collection of 158 whole and c.300 severed halves, of which 104 whole (including two dated in 1903) and the vast majority of the halves (some matching) are from the SLNCR. The other whole tickets are from 11 different companies. Also included in the lot is an unissued NCCMR 3rd single from B'Robert Bridge to Templepatrick or Mossley, but in poor condition (Qty) £170, Lot 381 Waterford Limerick & Western Railway unissued 1st Sgl Limerick-Clonmel in excellent condition; unissued 3rd Excursion rtn Kiltimagh-Galway with small scuff on return half. (2) £30, Irish railways. A selection of approx 400 luggage labels from diverse companies including GSR, GSWR, LMSNCC, GNR(I), MGWR, Cavan & Leitrim, SLNCR, BNCR, INWR, BCDR, CIE, etc., but with a little duplication. (Qty) £170, Irish punch type tram and bus ticket miscellany comprising 18 x Dublin United Tramway Co. (1896) Ltd (some duplication of fares, but differences in print/adverts). One identified as 'Bus Service'), 3 x Dublin United Tramways Co., 2 x Belfast City Tramways, 2 x GNR(I) Howth Electric Tramway, 1 x Beechwood Omnibus Services, 2 x Carmel Bus Co., 3 x Coast Omnibus Co., 2 x General (L.E. McNally), 2 x General Omnibus Co., 3 x Falcon Bus Service, 5 x GNR(I) Road Motor Services, 6 x Great Southern Rlys Omnibus Services / Department, 3 x Irish Omnibus Company; 1 x unidentified (in Gaelic). All appear to have been used apart from the Beechwood ticket. A General Bus Co. TIM issue from 1934 is also included. (55) £120, Great Northern Railway (Ireland), a collection of 28 issued and 114 audit whole Edmondsons, includes a wide selection of types and a number of closed stations. Ballinamallard, Cavan, Fintona, Newtownbuttler, and Richhill included in issued tickets. (142) £90, Irish Railway audit tickets: 3,800 whole Edmondsons of which c.1,640 are from the CDRJC, 860 SLNCR, 1,000 LLSR. 150 GNR(I), and c.140 from other concerns, around 150 British and Isle of Man tickets (some issued), a number of NIR insert setrights and a quantity of County Donegal Railway rectangular non-adhesive 'railway stamps' are also included in the lot. (Qty) £310.

The GCR telephone auction on 6-7 September had: Two axle box covers - 'B&NCR', (b) 'LMS, 9x4', each approx 28x23cm with hook to right & bolthole left, front repainted £16, Two axle box covers, 'MR, NCC', 'LMS, NCC', each 29x23cm, with hook to right & bolt hole to left, fronts repainted £80, 13 Signal lever plates, LMS, NCC, ex-Kilroot box on Belfast-Larne line, Nos 1-13 cast iron, 8x22cm, rounded top & base & back bracket, various wordings, one refers to 'Whitehead', two blank (out of use), one with letters in shadow only, but refers to 'C.Fergus', No 2 has piece broken off top, all original black on white, hand painted, with older red/yellow visible on bracket etc. £26, Single line tablet, Tyers No 6, Coleraine-Ballymoney (alloy) £10, Wagon plate, 'M.R.N.C.C. 338', 32x18cm, rectangle, curved corners & decorative serif characters, letters etc probably repainted £20, Bridgeplate, 'GNR(I), 50', oval 34x24cm, front repainted £20, Coachplate, 'Coras Lompair Eireann, No 1433, Bogie 2nd Length 61' 6", Width 10' 0", Seating 70 Second, Tare 26 Tons 3 Cwt", alloy 19x132(sic)cm, front repainted, back primered £17, Hanging card notice, 'Great Northern Railway Company (Ireland), Course To Be Taken By Signalmen On Double Lines Of Railway In Case Of Emergency...1968', 52x46cm, glazed card, excellent condition with just a couple of minor defects £3, Cast iron 'G.N.R (I), Notice, Trespassers on The line will be prosecuted', 20x14cm, '(I)' partly chiselled, good original condition £12, Single line tablet, 'Belfast Central-Antrim', alloy wedge shape £10, Tyers No 6, alloy tablet, 'Coleraine-Ballymoney', names stamped on older tablet & configuration altered from circle to square £8, Signal lamp interior, (L)'M.S.' on top but removed from the County Donegal Line, unusual shaped vessel, curved ends, two semi-circle cutouts & flat sides, complete with LM&RS plate, also small wagon plate 'To Carry 10 Tons', ex CDRJC, oval 11x8cm, front repainted £8, 'D' wagon plate, Irish origin 'L.M.S 12 Tons, Std, 2297', ex NCC, vertical break through left hole & mounted on wood block, repainted black on yellow £16.

Christies on 13 September had two Irish related posters: Hass, Bangor, N. Ireland colour, printed by London Lithographic Co., condition B+/A-; not backed 102x64cm est £400-600, Jack Merriott, Southern Ireland SOUTHERN IRELAND colour lithograph in colours, c.1954, printed by The Baynard Press, London, condition A-; not backed, 102 x 64cm, est £600-800.

SRA on 13 September had: SLNCR cast iron accommodation gate crossing with 'SL&NCR' heading and twelve lines of text. A very small 19x29cm in original condition and all four corner fastenings rusted in £480, Webb & Thompson staff 'Pomeroy/Beragh' embossed on brass plates and a key. 66cm long, brass rings around the central steel column £75, GSR dr poster: Ireland-The Land of Eternal Youth. R. Breslin 1935, folded, small edge tear, good otherwise £320, BR(M) sr Poster: Northern Ireland-Ulster, John Greene 1959 showing the Giant's Causeway, rolled, minor loss left-hand edge £200, GNRI enamel sign: 'Please do not spit in the carriages....' dark blue lettering and border on white with a light blue border. Although credited to GNR(I) [Remark: first such credit I have seen. Up to now it has generally been accepted that they are BCDR. This is in contrast to the Caution/Notice cast iron sign at KRA in July which is described as BCDR, but is most probably GNRI on the basis of feedback from a survey on this site several years ago and on the basis of one very categoric reply. The same is seemingly true true for the door plates 'Gentlemen', 'Ladies Waiting Room X Class', on which even Tim may have erred in ascribing to BCDR, but which are more than likely GNRI.] could well have come from one of the other Irish Railways..., vgc £220, Tyer's brass faced tablet: 'Bellarena - Limavady Junct 10' vgc £300, A wooden board with seven different brass nameplates from Webb & Thompson train staffs, mostly with embossed names, but two stamped. The names are: Omagh North (stamped), Newtonstewart (stamped), Crumlin, Knockmore Jc., Ballyward, Katesbridge, St Johnston. vgc £50, GNR(I) 'Lisbellaw' cast iron station tablet 30x9.5cm with curved ends in ex-station condition in white with black lettering £420.

The SRA postal auction had: Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow & Dublin Railway share script certificate for ten £20 shares, deposit paid, dated 1845. Ornate title, green print, not cancelled, gc. £30, WDLR share certificate for ten £10 guaranteed preferred shares dated 1879. Ornate scrolled title and borders, mauve print, embossed seal, neat cancellation. £20, GNRI 4pp thin card leaflet 'Popular Tours', green and blue pictorial covers showing company coach, opens to show details of tours, dated April 1937, vgc £10, GSR Omnibus Department 12pp fold out leaflet for the tour of Galway, blue print showing photo illustration of company coach, dated June 1939. vgc. £10, GNR(I) album of 271 different luggage labels including coloured types to overseas destinations £70, LNWR poster card official: 'Dublin & Holyhead' (LNW635), not postally used. reserve£10 £ns, LNWR poster card: To Ireland Via Holyhead (LNW622), not postally used, corners slightly rounded, reserve£10 £ns, LMS-NCC Hotels official: Northern Counties Hotel, Portrush (NCC050A) showing exterior, swimming pool, ballroom and crest, unused, vgc. reserve£5 £ns, 28 real photo postcards mostly showing 1930s views of Irish locos including examples from CBSCR, Cork & Muskerry, West Clare, etc., publishers name not marked, £30, GWR unframed carriage print 22x17cm coloured photographic type card: Lismore Co, Waterford, Blackwater River, £16, carriage print MV Cambria British Railways Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire Service by Claude Buckle (LMR Series (D)1957) £10, F&G carriage print 'MV Cambria-BR Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire Service' by Claude Buckle, modern frame £22, F&G GNRI poster for Kells Races 1884. £20 F&G GNRI poster for cheap trips from Drogheda 1882. £20 F&G carriage print from the Hamilton-Ellis series 'Travel in 1860-LNWR Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire (Kingstown) Paddle Steamer 'Cambria'', modern frame, £18.

A Stafford Auction on 29 September had: a 50 Page 'GSWR, Time & Fare Tables, for July, August and September, 1908', in vgc £25 and a BR(M) station enamel flanged sign 'General Agent for Ireland', excellent condition, ex Holyhead Station £500.

Malton also on 29 September had: a GNRI copper crossing gate lamp £80, an MV Cambria carriage print £40 and a 'Gort-Ardrahan' miniature staff £60.

Fourth quarter 2007

GCR on 6 October had: GNRI Milepost Set, (a) '20', oval, 33x25cm, (b) '1/4', triangular, 28x24cm, (c) '1/2', diamond, 22x22cm, (d) '3/4', rectangular, 17x24cm. Each repainted white on blue on the front, back untouched £100, MGWR wagon plate 'M.G.W.R, BROADSTONE, 2021, 1909', oval with scroll below displaying the year of build, overall 19x14cm, front repainted long ago £200, C.I.E. Carriage Board 'Dublin-Cork', cast aluminium with small rear brackets, 116x13cm, original red paintwork £150, RSCo Staff, 'Portlaoise-Abbeyleix' cylindrical steel with rings,names engraved on a steel cap £300, Webb & Thompson staff 'Craughwell- Ardrahan' tubular steel, brass rings, names on cast brass plates £150, enamel bilingual station sign 'Durus Road' the last station before Bantry on the CBSCR white lettering and border on black, in two sections, overall size 166x46cm £360, Webb & Thompson staff, 'Borris-Palace East', tubular steel with brass rings £200, RSCo miniature staff, 'Bagnalstown-Gowran' cylindrical steel with rings and names engraved on a brass cap £190, RSCo miniature staff, 'Enfield-Moy Valley' cylindrical steel with rings, the names engraved on a brass cap £190, RSCo miniature staff, 'Foynes-Ballingrane', cylindrical steel with rings, the names engraved on a steel cap (at other end a 5cm section is broken off) £140, Lot 531 GNRI trespass, cracked & repaired, starting £20 £na, Lot 571 GNRI large pattern handlamp, starting £30 £na, Lot 721 GNRI milepost '39' also NBR Bridgeplate '88', starting £20 £na, Lot 805 Cutlery, MR Manchester, LNWR, GNSR, GSWR. (9), starting £10 £na.

Solent Railwayana Auctions on 13 October had: a BR(M) dr poster 'Heysham for Belfast and Northern Ireland', by Claude Buckle, 1958, minor creasing otherwise vgc, £70, an Irish 'Tombstone' wooden cased signal box galvanometer, face graduated to top '60' to '0' to '60' with 'G.P.O' below centre of twin pointing needle, 13x6x18 cm, g. original condition. £43, a GSWR handlamp. 4 aspect, no glasses present, body stamped 'GS & WR', no interior, unrestored. £30, approx 50 Irish railway Edmondson tickets, all whole, 1960s/70s/80s Dublin, Londonderry, Mullingar, Dundalk Junc etc noted, all gc, £20, an LMSNCC signalling token 'Coleraine-Ballymoney 14', alloy, gc. £75, a Dublin Tramways cap badge. oval brass, engraved 'F.S.P'/'FEAR STIURTA' to outer edgeand 'C 538' to centre, vgc. 5x3 cm, £ns, a miniature staff 'Athy-Cherryville B', steel body with four steel rings, brass end with engraved locations, gc, 24cm long. £50.

Bonhams on 15 October had: LNWR publication 'The Heart of Erin' £30, poster 'Fishguard-Rosslare Shortest Sea Route To Southern Ireland" BR(W) qr John S Smith, 1960 est£500-700 £ns.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 20 October had: CDRJC: 34 issued whole Edmondsons from 18 different stations, together with 31 issued whole from the SLNCR, covering 11 different stations. Three severed halves are also included in the lot £65, Lot 109 GNRB: 44 issued, 11 pre-dated (mainly used) and 71 audit whole Edmondsons, together with 8 severed halves £80, Lot 221 SLNCR: First Class all stations leatherette folding free passes for the years 1913, 1921 and 1930 - the former being an oval shape, the others rectangular. The recipients were, respectively, T. Shields, P. Wharton Director of Traffic (pre-printed) and G. F. Egan of the SLNCR, all vgc £20, GNRI, 40 issued and 160 audit whole Edmondsons, wide selection of types and stations - many of which are closed £110, GSWR 7 and 7 audit whole; 19 severed halves, one or two items rather poor £55, Lot 367 Waterford & Tramore one-piece 3rd return dated 18/7/1918, a GSR dog single, 9 different issued CIE whole Edmondsons and 2 GSR off-line, a W&TR 1st Class Monthly paper ticket issued to a Mr Edward Power on 13/6/1882 (valid for 6 months), two GSR and two CIE paper tickets also included £30, CIE: approx. 80 issued and 160 audit whole Edmondsons £260, 223 issued and 145 audit whole Irish Edmondsons, 211 of issued are UTA from c.1960, remainder are from the CIE (5) and GNRB (7), while there is also a CVR joined return, audit tickets are from 9 different companies, of which 78 are CDRJC, 14 CIE, 13 BCDR, 21 LMS NCC, and 18 GNR(I) (Qty) £35.

ebay in November (on the basis of my occasional comprehensive look on 1/11/07) had: GNRI horn buttons, one 2.4cm other 1.4cm, £11.50, GNRI Traffic Department staff record card for Mr A.Dunn (porter April 1904 to December 1934) with detail as being on strike 31 Jan to 10 April 1933, and a reprimand (wagon derailed), caution (another wagon derailed) and severe reprimand relating to a client’s claim, £5.75, GNRI wagon label for livestock. 11x8cm, unused, print date 1951, £ns, GNRI Rule Book 1949, £ns, Gt.N.R. Co., Ireland, luggage labels, 3 different Strabane & 1 Blank, £ns, GNRI 1932 Holiday brochure £16.55, DNGR 3rd single ticket Omeath to Newry (Ed St), £1.70, UTA Laharna Hotel pair of egg cups made by Dunn Bennett & Co. to the Blue Brooklyn pattern, no UTA marking, £ns, UTA parcels outward counter book from Randalstown station from December 1955-June 1956, 50 pages in hard card covers 20x25cm, fully used, £1.99, UTA (Great Northern Area), Belfast, 7 July 1960, Train Working Arrangements, 14x20cms approx, 21pps., gc, £3.20, UTA TT, rail and road passenger services from 25 September 1950, 352pps, £2.50, BCDR return ticket Marino-Bangor, £1.50, RCH 1909 map issued by the Railway Clearing House covering Belfast Lough River Lagan up to Adelaide & Balmoral, £ns, CIE passenger TT, 18 June to 9 September 1962, £23.58, CIE TT, Main line trains and principal branch connections, Summer 1958, £39.01, WTR (GSWR type) fake small gate, £ns, LLSR (GSWR type) fake small gate, £14.99, GSWR (probably repro) small gate, £ns, GWR enamel sign measures 127x91cm depicts the new route to Ireland via Fishguard route (station names faded), £ns, LLSR unissued 3rd class returns from Londonderry (3 different), Buncrana (3 different) £0.60.

Talisman on 5 & 6 November had: DSER. Webb & Thompson staff with Annetts key, cast brass plates 'Wicklow' and 'Glenealy', a dent to the handle end otherwise vgc restored. 650mm. long. £ns £of@150, GSWR fully titled cast iron Ormsby trespass, face restored a while ago, vgc £80, GNRI fully titled cast iron trespass with the 'Co.(I)' ground off, vgc, restored in primer only £ns, UTA one pint china coffee pot by Dunn Bennett & Co. white with blue floral decoration to upper body & matching lid, base marked 'Property of Ulster Transport Hotels', vgc, 132mm. tall £42, LNWR Luggage Labels: All headed 'From Euston Station, London' and 'via Kingstown'; to Enniskillin (GN(I)Ry); to Cookstown (GN(I)Ry); to Mullingar (M.G.W.Ry); to Kildare (G.S.W.Ry); to New Ross (D&S.E.Ry), all vgc. (5) £210, GNRI small cast iron trespass notice, face restored only £75. on 15 November had a BNCR small red on white enamel station notice 'B.N.C.R NOTICE Any Person found writing on the walls or in any way injuring the Company's property will be prosecuted BY ORDER', poor condition with chips and a loss to the right hand side, 15x10 cm £45.

GWRA on 24 November had: Dundalk Newry & Greenore Railway 1873 coach crest, mounted on a board, some slight damage £40, Irish Railway Tickets, collection mounted in album comprising approximately 120 whole Edmondsons and approximately 450 neatly trimmed halves, mainly UTA dated around 1961, some wholes from various other companies and a page of halves £20, alloy tablet 'Ballymena-Antrim No 16' ex NCC £170.

ebay in December (on basis of my occasional comprehensive look on 11/12/07) had: a GSWR armband (pretty distressed) £8, UTA Laharna Hotel, Larne, Co.Antrim, pair of egg cups in mint condition - new out of box found in the derelict railway hotel at Larne, Co.Antrim in 1996. Made by Dunn Bennett & Co. to the Blue Brooklyn pattern, no UTA marking, £4.99, CDRJC train and road motor services TT, 26 June 1950, 6 pps, dog-eared rust stains, £19.01, 3 GNRI luggage labels to Enniskillen, Armagh and Clones £0.99, GSWR monthly free ticket 1870, degraded £ns, GNRI WTT 5 June to 17 September 1939 with Supplementary Annex £85.77, CIE Train arrangements August Bank Holiday 1958 £3, SLNCR 3 tickets - Glenfarne, Dromahair, Florencecourt £ns, CDRJC 6 tickets Convoy £3.72, CDRJC 6 tickets Glenmaquin £4.21, CDRJC 6 tickets Letterkenny £3.73.

Sheffield on 8 December had: CDRJC trespass notice 'CDRJC – Any person trespassing will without further notice be prosecuted Pursuant to 62 & 63 Vic Ch 64 Sec 32. Penalty 40/-'. 50x30cm in ex-trackside condition front and back £920, brass loco whistle carried by 'Chichester Castle', bell shaped, 25cm tall, barrel 10cm diameter, the initials 'NCC' stamped into the base nut, whistle minus the ornate valve, mounted into a wooden base for display, whistle lightly polished only and vgc £120, W & T staff with the section names 'Castlebar-Westport' engraved on brass plates, 58cm long £100, BCDR cast iron coa as recovered from Queen's Quay Station Belfast, Latin motto 'Pro Tanto Quid Retribumaus' in scroll underneath the device, ex-station condition £ns, W & T aluminium miniature: 'Clonsilla–Kilcock C' vgc £50, MRNCC cast iron notice ' Midland Railway Co NCC – Notice Relative to Accommodation Crossing Gates...' 50x30cm in original condition and attached to fixing struts £90, LMS qr poster: To Ireland – Choice of Five Routes, Norman Wilkinson, mid 1930s folded with some small edge tears £1050, BR(M) qr poster: Ireland overnight – Dublin via Holyhead, Belfast via Heysham. 1956 artwork by Claude Buckle but Ref: LM28062 shows this was a 1960s issue, folded with a couple of repaired edge tears, taped all around the edge at the back to prevent further damage, good otherwise £ns, Railway Executive (M) dr poster: Northern Ireland by Eric Lander dated 1952, Giants Causeway, Ref LM 6552, folded, one or two minor edge tears, good otherwise £180, BR(M) dr poster: Northern Ireland, Daphne Padden, shows a large shamrock with vignettes of castle, village and hills, issued by BR in 1956, Ref LM 15756, rolled, vgc £220, LMS dr poster: Travel to Ireland by Stranraer-Larne Route-Magnificent New Turbine Steamer 'Princess Margaret', 1930s, Norman Wilkinson, rolled with one or small edge nicks and tears, some rust staining over the title at the base £420, Irish Telegraph pole notice "Persons throwing stones...", green with cream lettering £ns, GNRI cast iron station tablet 'Armagh' 30x9.5cm with curved ends, restored yellow with black lettering and edging £400, MGWR lamp tablet white enamel with blue lettering and margin 23x9cm a little edge chipping £75.

The Sheffield postal auction in December had: Dublin, Belfast & Coleraine Junction Railway share script certificate for five £50 shares deposit paid, not cancelled, good condition. £ns res£15, RCH map of Ireland, 1918. dmf into hardback covers with title in gold on front, spine a little worn. £110, GNRI PTT of rail services, green, red and black covers, 86pp dated June 1938, covers a little dog-eared, £55, GNRI bound volume of PTT for July and October 1912, approx 100pp plus maps (one torn) in leather bound hardback covers with title in gold on the front. £100, LMSNCC Supplement No.2 to the Appendix to the WTT dated June 1934, card covers, 15pp dated March 1945, worn, covers creased. £22, LMSNCC publication 'Container Traffic-Inclined Runway System', blue card covers, 11pp illustrated guide to system for transferring goods from rail wagon to lorry including proposed changes to the layout of various stations, December 1945, vgc £22, SLNCR publication 'Timetables, Passenger Fares and Summer Tourist and Excursion Arrangements', green card covers, 36pp June 1925, rusty staples, £55, GWR carriage print 22x17cm coloured photographic type card: Lough Gill, Co Sligo, £12, GSWR cast iron trespass notice. 46x46cm, face repainted, reputedly ex-Carlow, £20.


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NCC brass whistle 'Chichester Castle'. Source: SRA1207

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BCDR cast iron arms. Source: SRA1207

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CDRJC trespass. Source: SRA1207

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Castlebar W&T staff. Source: SRA1207

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Clonsilla W&T miniature staff. Source: SRA1207

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MRNCC gate sign. Source: SRA1207

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Telegraph pole sign. Source: SRA1207

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GSWR Ormsby trespass. Source: SRA1207

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LMS 'To Ireland' poster. Source: SRA1207

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LMS 'Larne-Stranraer' poster. Source: SRA1207

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BNCR Notice. Source: RNT1107

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'Ballymena-Antrim' NCC alloy tablet. Source: GWRA1107

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UTA coffee pot. Source: TRA1107

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GSWR Ormsby. Source: TRA1107

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Wicklow-Glenealy W & T staff. Source: TRA1107

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GNRI small trespass. Source: TRA1107

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GNRI trespass. Source: TRA1107

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LNWR labels. Source: TRA1107

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Irish signal box galvanometer. Source: SOL1007

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BR(M) Belfast-Heysham poster. Source: SOL1007

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Coleraine-Ballymoney signalling token. Source: SOL1007

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Athy-Cherryville miniature signalling staff. Source: SOL1007

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DUTC tram/bus driver's badge. Source: SOL1007

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GNRI milepost and 1/4. Source: GCR1007

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CBSCR station from later era. Source: GCR1007

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Enfield staff. Source: GCR1007

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CIE Dublin-Cork carriage board. Source: GCR1007

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Foynes staff (with missing end). Source: GCR1007

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Abbeyleix staff. Source: GCR1007

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Ardrahan staff. Source: GCR1007

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Borris staff. Source: GCR1007 (original doctored more than usual)

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Oldcastle staff. Source: GCR1007

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Gowran staff. Source: GCR1007

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GNRI station sign. Source: SRA907

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NCC Bellarena token. Source: SRA907

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SLNCR gate. Source: SRA907

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W&T staff Pomeroy. Source: SRA907

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GSR poster. Source: SRA907

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NI poster. Source: SRA907

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BCDR spitting notice. Source: SRA907

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W&T plaques (right side created). Source: SRA907

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CIE/GSR 'Dublin-Tralee' coach board. Source: KRA707

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Two sided gate - probably GNRI. Source: KRA707

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GSR/CIE 'Madore' station sign. Source: KRA707

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GNRI enamel trespass. Source: KRA707

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'Listowel-Abbeydorney' staff. Source: KRA707

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'Ballymoe-Castlerea' staff. Source: KRA707

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'Ballyhale-Thomastown' staff. Source: KRA707

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SLNCR nameplate. Source: SRA607

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GSWR wagonplate. Source: SRA607

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London & Yorkshire Railway poster for NI. Source: SRA607

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Two sided Caution/Notice. Source: SRA607

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Webb & Thompson miniature staff. Source: SRA607

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GNRI Dundalk tender plate. Source: SRA607

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BR(M) Vale of Clara poster. Source: SRA607

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GNRI Dundalk makers' plate. Source: SRA607

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GNRI 'Nasmyth' makers' plate. Source: SRA607

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GSWR gate notice. Source: SRA607

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LMSNCC whistle. Source: SRA607

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GNRI 'Laytown'. Source: SRA607

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LLSR Trespass. Source: SRA607

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CVR train stop. Source: SRA607

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CVR poster board. Source: SRA607

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GNRI small jug. Source: TRA507

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GWR 'Muckross' carriage print. Source: TRA507

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BCDR spitting plate. Source: TRA507

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Southern Irish Railway handbell. Source: TRA507

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BCDR matches. Source: TRA507

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GSR publicity. Source: TRA507

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CIE/GSR alloy carriage board. Source: GCA407

click for 4K .jpg image of BCDR no spitting

BCDR no spitting carriage sign. Source: GCA407

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GNRI lamp. Source: GCA407

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'Float-Multifarnham' miniature staff. Source: GCA407

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'Ballingran-Patrickswell' staff. Source: GCA407

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'Victoria Bridge-Newtown Stewart' staff. Source: RNT407

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'Maryborough-Conniberry Jct.' staff. Source: GCA407

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GNRI trespass. Source: GCA407

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LMSNCC beer bottle. Source: ebay407

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WDLR questionable gate. Source: ebay407

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CIE bus driver's badge. Source: ebay407

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GNR makers' plate No. 28. Source: SRA307

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GSWR Ormsby trespass. Source: SRA307

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GSWR Liverpool Overhead Railway poster. Source: SRA307

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BCDR (Slieve Donard) cruet set & sugar bowl. Source: SRA307

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GNRI small trespass. Source: SRA307

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CIE handlamp. Source: SRA307

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CIE tours & radio train poster. Source: SRA307

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CBSCR Clonakilty-Ballinascarthy Jct. staff. Source: SRA307

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Fishguard-Rosslare poster. Source: SRA307

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Railway Executive Giants' Causeway poster. Source: SRA307

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BR(M) Northern Ireland poster. Source: SRA307

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GSWR Ormsby trespass. Source: TRA207

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Finn Valley Railway button. Source: TRA207

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Craughwell-Athenry staff. Source: TRA207

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MGWR pocket watch. Source: ebay107

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CIE/GSR destination board. Source: KRA107

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GNRI trespass. Source: KRA107

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GNRI makers' plate. Source: KRA107

click for 6K .jpg image of GNRI caution/notice

Listed BCDR, but GNRI, 2 sided Caution/Notice. Source: KRA107

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W & T staff 'Abbeydorney-Listowel. Source: KRA107

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MGWR enamel trespass. Source: KRA107

click for 6.5K .jpg image of GSWR Ormsby

GSWR Ormsby. Source: KRA107

click for 6K .jpg image of MRNCC trespass

MRNCC trespass. Source: KRA107

click for 7K .jpg image of Carrowduff RSCo staff

RSCo 'Carrowduff-Ballinasloe' staff. Source: KRA107

click for 6K .jpg image of Castleblayney staff

RSCo 'Castleblayney-Ballybay' staff. Source: KRA107


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