Local Railway Memorabilia Fetches Over £800

10th November 2009

A collection of local railway memorabilia made over £800 in the November sale at the Lincoln auction rooms.

Among these lots, the highest price was achieved for a painted pine railway bench from Boultham Crossing signal box which fetched £260 in the sale at Thomas Mawer and Son of Portland Street on Saturday (November 7).

A cast iron Nelson railway stove and flue pipe from the keeper's hut at Sudbrooke Crossing fetched £150 and a pair of LNER crossing gate lamps with internal paraffin lamps, complete with brackets, from Buslingthorpe, near Market Rasen, fetched £120.

Auctioneer John Leatt said: "These lots were in good condition and it was unusual to have so many items from local railways in one sale.

"Several local collectors turned up on the day and we were delighted with the prices achieved for our vendor."

Meanwhile, a Bassett Lowke of Northampton 'O' gauge model of the 'Prince of Wales' in its original box, a tender and goods wagons fetched £240 and a collection of nine Wilesco scale models of traction engines in their original boxes made their top estimate of £505.

Several lots of Dinky toys made £1,670 in the sale - among them a Dinky Austin Atlantic car and a collection of Dinky Matchbox and other playworn vehicles fetched £460 and another lot with a Dinky Duple Roadmaster Leyland Royal Tiger bus, a Dinky Plymouth Station Wagon and other playworn vehicles fetched £325.

An early 19th century carved and part red stained ivory chess set in a carved oak box, made by William Lund, fetched £1,150, and a Victorian workbox inlaid with brass and mother of pearl and fitted with a scent bottle and mother of pearl reels made by William Lund's son Thomas Lund, who had a business at 24 Fleet Street, London, fetched £440, well over its £150 to £250 estimate.

In the silver and jewellery section, a 19ct gold engine turned cigarette case made £480.

Elsewhere in the sale, three lots of Victorian jelly moulds fetched £460, a pair of Victorian opaque glass and painted table lustres fetched £420 and a large Royal Crown Derby rectangular two-handled fruit bowl made £370, well over its £200 to £300 estimate.

In the clocks section, an early 19th century longcase clock by Chapman of Lincoln in an oak and mahogany case fetched £925.

In the furniture section, a suite of dining furniture, including a large three pillar mahogany dining table with two extra leaves, made by Dickson of Ipswich and retailed by Harrods fetched £1,400.

A George III mahogany chest on chest with a brushing slide fetched £640 and a Victorian mahogany pedestal sideboard in Rococo style made £320.

Items are now being accepted for the next sale which will be held on Saturday, December 5. A full catalogue will be available online a week before the sale. For more information log-on to www.thosmawer.com or phone (01522) 524984.


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