Christmas comes early for train and travel enthusiasts with huge two-day trains sale13 December 2019 Toy train enthusiasts have been waiting all year for the annual Trains Galore two-day sale of more than 1000 lots at Special Auction Services in Newbury with bidding available via thesaleroom.com.
Day one of the sale comprises 518 lots and day two has 678 lots of locomotives and railwayana with estimates ranging from £60 to £7000. The auction takes place on December 17-18.
According to SAS the top lot is a 5" gauge LB&SCR Stroudley A1 Class 0-6-0 tank Locomotive 'Brighton', of the famous 'Terrier' class, which carries an estimate of £6000-7000.
Another highlight in the sale is a collection comprising 121 lots of Gauge I locomotives and rolling stock which were intended for use on a Garden railway using battery power, many built by the vendor. The collection is expected to fetch £60,000.
Examples include a Gauge I Finescale Battery-electric LMS 4-6-2 'Princess' Class Locomotive and Tender estimated at £400-600.
The sale also includes railwayana such as posters advertising railway lines and train journeys. A poster printed by The Liverpool Printing & Stationery Co promising 'Unrivalled Views of Dockland and Shipping' carries an estimate of £400-600.
The Liverpool Overhead Railway (known locally as the ‘Dockers’ Umbrella’) operated along the Liverpool Docks from 1893-1956. It was the first electric elevated railway and the first to use automatic colour light signals, and was home to one of the first passenger escalators at a railway station.
View the Trains Galore auction and bid via thesaleroom.com.