Five wonderful railway posters to buy at auction10 November 2020 The latest lockdowns in the UK mean leisure travel by public transport is pretty much knocked on the head but you can start planning now for when it does open up again (fingers crossed).
Try a railway poster promoting a British destination fixed above your cramped desk when working from home to stare at and imagine happier days.
GW Railwayana has a fine selection on offer in its Railwayana, Posters, Motoring and Advertising enamel signs auction on November 13-14, held online only. Among the 77 lots are wonderful evocative scenes.
Here are five railway posters to get you salivating.
Charles in Salisbury (pictured top)
This Double Royal 2ft 1in x 3ft 4in British Railways poster by Claude Buckle depicts the visit to Salisbury - where history lingers - of the future King Charles II in 1651 (he lost the Battle of Worcester in that year). The opening price is £120. It is catalogued as being in 'very good condition, has been folded'.
To bid for the British Railways Salisbury poster try thesaleroom.com.
Another Double Royal poster of the same size and also for British Railways, this Newquay design by Harry Riley has a starting price of £90 and is described as 'in good condition and has been mounted on rice paper to conserve previous tears'.
Visit thesaleroom.com to view this British Railways Newquay poster.
Shamble along to York
The medieval splendour of York's famous Shambles is on display here. A Carr Linford created this Double Royal poster 'in excellent condition'; which has an opening price of £120.
Bid for this British Railways York poster on thesaleroom.com.
Llandudno shines in this British Railways Double Royal design by Bagley, 'in very good condition'. The opening price is £240.
Try thesaleroom.com to see this British Railways Llandudno poster.
The renowned artist Terence Cuneo painted the design for this British Railways Quad Royal (3ft 4in x 4ft 2in) poster depicting the Tay Bridge (See Scotland by train). Opening price is £80 and it is catalogued as 'in good condition with some folds and has been mounted on rice paper'.
You can bid for this British Railways Tay Bridge poster via thesaleroom.com.