of these signs were rescued at the time they were being
removed and it is not very difficult to start a collection.
You would expect to pay about £30 - £50 for a common sign
such as Beware of Trains that has no Company title. With the
Companies name prices are around £40 - £90. Earlier signs
pre the 1924 Big 4 Grouping will fetch more such as the
couple of examples shown below which would sell for around
£300 - £400.
unusual for a sign to mention a specific place and so
the GWR sign re the Badminton Hunt shown at the top of
this page is very desirable and it sold in our September
2011 Auction for £1540.
were also produced which would appear on a station such as
the GNR "Drinking Water" sign and the GWR Gentleman's
Toilet Sign pictured below.
the station buildings the LNER and GWR in particular
used Cast iron Doorplates and some examples of these are
The LNER used Cast
iron for the production of Seatbacks that were
mounted on the top rail of the Platform Seats and
could be fairly easily seen by arriving passengers
unsure as to the station they were at.
Cast iron was the most
readily available medium for creating railway signs
in the early days of the railways and as a
consequence there are a plethora of different signs
to choose from at price ranges to suit all pockets.
Many people start their collection with the GWR
Signalbox Door sign shown below that turns up at
most Specialist railwayana Auctions and sells for
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