The overall market for Irish railwayana - some comments (2008-2009)


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First quarter 2008

Malton on 12 January had an LMSNCC signal lamp interior £25 and an MV Cambria carriage print £10.

The GCR auction on 19 January 2008 had: large GNRI buffer stop lamp of copper, with red surround plate to the lens, cleaned and lightly polished with a 'Railway Signal Co.' makers plate on the front, inside base marked with the company initials, no interior present, overall 51cm high £190, Clogher Valley Railway Company Limited mounted coat of arms transfer, featuring knights on horseback and fish, presented on a black background within a frame, overall 36x41cm £110, Webb and Thompson large staff 'Athenry-Craughwell', steel with brass rings and cast brass plates £120, early CIE carriage Board 'Baile Atha Cliath - Corcaigh', 116x13cm, unrestored with original red paintwork £420, Walker Bros. Wigan plate from CDRJC railcar £360, CIE station sign 'Bantry', painted steel, wear to paintwork in places, 176x46cm (two sections) £110.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 26 January 2008 had: Derry Central Railway audit two-piece 2nd Special Excursion return from Aghadowey to Belfast, vgc but with 'cancelled' lightly stamped on the face £35, Miscellany comprising: CIE - 39 issued and 65 audit whole Edmondsons, 1 issued and 11 audit thin card, and 52 severed halves; GSR - 3 issued and 14 audit whole, 5 halves; GSWR – 3 halves. The lot also includes a quantity of CIE and IE paper, large card and machine issues (Qty) £220, The Cork Electric Tramway and Lighting Company Ltd. 1d white punch type tram ticket with various named stages between Summer Hill and Power House, together with a Dublin United Tramway Co. 2d white issue for a journey between Palmerston Park and Nelson's Pillar on the 'Palmerston Park Line' (slightly foxed) (2) £40, Northern Ireland Miscellany: Issued whole comprising: BNCR – 2nd sgl Belfast to Larne (/); MRNCC – 3rd sgl Strabane to Ballymagory, 3rd Day Excn Londonderry WS to Portrush; LMSNCC – 14 tickets, including Sgls Londonderry Vic. Rd to Desertone and New Buildings; UTA – 8 tickets, including Strabane; NIR – 5 tickets, including Belfast Central; Belfast Steamship Co. – 10 tickets to destinations in Britain, including two issued in 1903. The lot also includes 29 severed halves, comprising 7 x BCDR, 6 x DNGR, 3 x LMSNCC, 6 x LLSR, 7 x UTA. (40wh 29hlf) £220, Miscellany: A collection of 126 issued and around 1,500 audit whole Edmondsons, mainly from the North of Ireland. The used tickets are from 8 companies, though mainly UTA. Around 70% of the audit tickets are from the CDRJC; the others are from 14 different companies and include an example from the Finn Valley Railway, and 57 from the GNR(I). Also included is a quantity of paper and large card tickets (including a few issued, and a SLNCR season of 1920), and a couple of hundred severed halves (Qty) £75, CDRJC: box containing approx. 2,750 audit whole Edmondsons, together with a further box containing a similar number of audit tickets from the SLNCR. Some duplication. This is only apparent in small numbers in the CDRJC tickets, but certain issues within the SLNCR box are heavily duplicated. The latter box, however, also includes 100 issued tickets (Qty) £30.

Talisman on 25 February did not have any Irish items.

Sheffield Railwayana Auctions on 15 March had: MRNCC Tyers No. 6 aluminium single line tablet 'Limavady Junct - Bellarena 26', vgc, £120, CDRJC Webb & Thompson miniature steel staff 'Lough Eske - Donegal B', section names engraved onto a brass plate attached at one end, 27cm long with 3cm diameter brass rings around the central steel column, gc, £460, GSWR dr poster: Liverpool Overhead Electric Railway – Splendid View of Six Miles of Docks and River Frontage, anonymous highly coloured artwork vignettes showing Interior of car, Pierhead Station, Seaforth Sands, River Mersey, Waterloo & Crosby Trams, Seaforth Sands Station, etc. around 1900-1905, framed and glazed and in vgc, £200, MRNCC Tyers No.6 brass tablet 'Bellarena - Castlerock 26' vgc, £340, Webb & Thompson miniature steel staff 'Clara - Ferbane B' section names engraved onto brass plates attached at one end, 27cm long with diameter brass rings around the central steel column, gc, £150, GSWR cast iron notice 'GS&WR Notice, Any Person Leaving This Gate Open is Liable to a Penalty of Forty Shillings.' 27x29cm the front restored to vgc in black and white, the back original, £65, LMS carriage print Howth Castle Dublin, black and white photographic view of the castle taken in the 1930s, not a common example, gc mounted in a commercially produced glazed wooden frame, £95, GSWR Webb & Thompson staff with the section names 'Banteer - Kanturk' embossed on brass plates affixed to one end, 61cm long, the brass rings around the central steel column are approx 6cm diameter gc, £70.

The SRA Postal Auction in March had: Navan & Kingscourt Railway share certificate for one £10 share dated 1871. Ornate scrolled title with company crest top centre, embossed seal, neatly overstamped 'Paid in Full" gc £14, BNCR time and faretable booklet. Illustrated paperback covers showing ship and places served. 80pp (no map) dated April 1901, slight marking to cover and spine taped, £70, BCDR WTT. 30pp dated September 1940. £16, BCDR WTT. 13pp dated June 1941. £16, BCDR WTT. 31pp dated October 1941. £16, GNRI WTT dated April 1946, brown, paperback covers, 50pp. £14, GNRI WTT dated August 1947, brown, paperback covers, 50pp, slight marking to covers. £14, GNRI WTT dated May 1948, brown, paperback covers, 48pp. £14, LMSNCC WTT, blue card covers, 37pp dated April 1942. £14, UTA publication 'Northern Ireland Tours and Excursions by Train and Motor Coach', colour pictorial covers showing bus and coach with scenic backdrop, 84pp guide to tours, complete with fold out map, dated 1949. £10, UTA publication 'Northern Ireland Tours and Excursions', colour pictorial covers showing places served, 120pp guide to tours, complete with fold out map, dated 1954. £10, BNCR pocket sized PTT booklet, yellow and blue pictorial covers show illustration of Giant's Causeway, 32pp dated November 1896 vgc £100, GSWR letter card 'Great Southern Hotel, Lakes of Killarney' showing colour view of river, opens to show dinner menu for September 15th 1903 res£10 £ns, BNCR pencil, unused. £6, GSWR official postcard 'Cashel Station' (GSWI002). Not used, rounded corners. res£10 £ns, GSWR official postcard 'Great Southern Hotel, Parknasilla, Co. Kerry' (GSWI074). Postally used, slight crease, taped on back. res£10 £ns, GSWR official postcard: 'GS&WR Hotels in Kingdom of Kerry' (red-GSWI037), postally used 1907, slight edge wear and small tape mark on rear of corners £16, CBSCR official postcard 'Chetwynd Viaduct near Cork' (CBSC002) showing colour view of viaduct and sheep, not postally used res£10 £ns, Irish steam, 109 35mm colour slides, mostly non commercial issues, showing 1950s and 60s views, qality OK, all with copyright (109) £210.

Solent Railwayana Auctions on 29 March had a GNRI coa £40 and a SLNCR 1913 card first class free pass £70.

ebay in the first quarter was reported to have had a blue-on-white GNRI crested small milk jug at £160 and a GSR milk jug (crested on the base) for £103.

Cundalls (Malton) on 5 April had a GWR jigsaw 'Mountains of Killarney' £32 and a miniature staff 'Castletown-Mullingar' £70.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 18 April had: Lot 16 DUTC named stage punch type tram tickets comprising 1d Capel Street Line, 1d and 2d Clontarf Line, 4d Dalkey Line, 2d Inchicore Line, 1d North Quays Line, 2d Sandymount Green Line, 1d Terenure Line, g/vg (8) £120, Lot GSR: A 9 issued and 91 audit whole, plus 50 severed halves (100wh 50hlf) £110, 60 whole Irish Edmondsons, comprising: CIE-24 issued and 4 audit; GNRI-5 issued (including a tour ticket Ardrossan to Glasgow 18/12/1907); GNRB-2 issued; GSR-2 issued and 9 audit; MGWR-5 audit (including LNWR-printed circular tour issue); City of Cork SP Co.-5 audit; City of Cork SP Co. 1936-1 issued and 2 audit; GWR-1 issued, 5 MGWR and 15 GSR severed halves (60wh 20hlf) £110, Lot 184 scarce Irish luggage labels: Dublin & Drogheda Railway type ID21 'Dublin to Beragh'; Northern Railway Co (Ireland) type IN 21 'Goraghwood to Holyhead via Greenore'; Ulster Railway type IU11 'Maguiresbridge' all with evidence of previous mounting on back, good otherwise. (3) £110, Lot comprising: BCDR-9 issued (Bangor Subscriber's extension, 2 x Belfast, Bloomfield, Crossgar, Holywood Ed. season, 3 x joined returns); CDRJC-10 issued (including Bruckless, Killens Gate, Lough Eske, Rossnowlagh), GNRB-2 issued (Enniskillen), LMSNCC-5 issued; NCCMR-Belfast GC; UTA-7 issued (2 x Ballycastle, Goraghwood, Londonderry Vic Rd., Newry DB, Omagh, Strabane), plus 6 audit (Cullion, Desertone, Domena, 3 x Londonderry Vic. Rd.) (40) £45, Lot 316 named stage punch type tram tickets comprising a long 1d white issue from THE Cork Electric Trams and Lighting Co. Ltd. (closed 30/9/1931), a 2d mauve 1st class print from the Dublin & Lucan Electric Railway (closed 29/1/1925), an early 1d blue from the Terenure Line of the DUTC and an early 2d blue from the GNRI Howth Electric Tramway, vg/ex (4) £110, Lot 381 CVR audit whole return Edmondsons comprising: a 1st class excursion from Aughnacloy to Bundoran, a blank 1st Saturday to Monday excursion from Augher, an ordinary 2nd return from Aughnacloy to Monaghan, an ordinary 3rd return from Aughnacloy to Dublin, a 3rd Monday excursion Aughnacloy to Belfast, and an ordinary 3rd return from Tynan to Ballygawley (6) £30, Lot 406 DUTC 2d white and 3d pink named stage punch type tram tickets from the Dalkey Line. (2) £ns, a lot comprising issued whole from: CIE-Ballaghadereen, Bantry, Harcourt Street, Loughrea, Pallas (dog); GSR-Ballyraget; GSWR-Collooney; MGWR-Castlerea; SLR-Coolaghey, together with audit tickets from: CBSCR-Kinsale Jct; DSER-Bray; DSER(NRWE)-Waterford (12) £90, a UTA lot: 300 issued/pre-dated whole Edmondsons, duplication of issuing stations, but not of individual prints (300) £30, a CIE lot: 78 issued and 160 audit whole Edmondsons, together with 65 severed halves and a small number of thin card tickets, including a locomotive and railcar pass available only on steam engines for a fortnight in 1960 (Qty) £210, a GNRI lot: 35 issued and 210 audit whole Edmondsons plus 5 Edmondsons for circular tour between Dublin and Edinburgh(250) £55.

The Railwayana.net telephone auction in April had: CDRJC unused gc tickets in two packs of 250 (no duplication within each pack) (500) £24.

In April the Gloucester Antiques Centre was offering: a large GNRI cast iron trespass notice £140, an LMSNCC 17mm gilt button £12, a GSWR 19mm, nickel button£38, a BDCR 25mm, brass button £45, an MRNCC 26mm, brass button, F61/4 £55, a CIE 19mm, nickel button £16, a GNRI brass button, 26mm £15, and an LMSNCC, brass button, 24mm £30.

GCR on 26 April had: W & T staff with key, 'Trew & Moy-Dungannon' cast brass plates and is repainted £100, Lot 53 RSCo miniature staff 'Killmessan-Drumree B' £80, wooden carriage board 'The Ulster Express', service ran from Euston to Heysham in conjunction with sailings to and from Belfast, cream on maroon 366x15cm, original condition £130, BR(W) chocolate and cream totem Sign 'Fishguard Harbour', excellent colour and shine two small edge chips just into the brown, a small chip on lower cream line and tiny marks £2600, GSR bilingual enamel bridge weight restriction 'G.S.R, Notice, to owners & drivers of motor vehicles....', signed by H.S.Coe, white on blue, 91x46cm, text in Gaelic the left and in English on the right, excellent colour and shine, a couple of small face chip repairs and chips at fixing holes £220, RSCo miniature staff 'Limerick Junction-Oola', alloy £120, framed dr Poster 'Ulster' by W.H.Conn, featuring the Giants Causeway, a family walking with cliffs in the background, below 'Travel to Ulster via Heysham, Stranraer or Liverpool Royal Mail Routes' vertical tear repair at top £220, W &T staff, with key 'St Johnston-Strabane', St Johnston plate cast, Strabane stamped, repainted £140, GSWR platform wall lamp from Mountain Stage Station, the most westerly standard gauge station in Europe, glazed on three sides, with a decorative top and brass plate on the front 'Mt Stage' overall 53cm high, repainted white £200, RSCo miniature staff 'Moate-Castletown'. Unusually, the staff has a large rectangular brass head inscribed with the names £250, RSCo miniature staff 'Ballyglunin-Athenry A', names engraved on the steel head of the staff £140, GSWR fully titled cast iron trespass notice, signed Francis B. Ormsby, Secretary. 48x44cm, including lugs at top and base, unrestored £70.

The GCR postal auction from 22-26 April had: GSR coa, with frame & glass, 48cm sq. £10, Softbacks, Irish titles & subjects, standard size, noted SLNCR, CBSCR, CIE, NIR, Last Trains (Scot), Glasgow Subway, Monkland & Kirk Rly. (16) £30, Softback, various, standard size, noted Barry List, Ulster Tramways & Lt Rlys, Signalboxes, SR Stns Illustrated Stn Plans, A-Z reopenings, Shed Directory. (100+) £60, GNRI trespass notice, 'G.N.R.(I), Notice, Trespassers on the line will be prosecuted', 20x14cm. front repainted, back untouched £75, 'GSWR Notice Any person leaving this gate open is liable to a penalty of forty shillings', 27x28cm, unrestored condition with original paintwork £30, Donegal Railway Co. Trespass, brass 48x20cm, made for the Knebworth Park Railway and used there only £3 (yes 3!).

GWRA on 10 May had: Poster, BR qr 'Three new ships for the Heysham-Belfast overnight service' by Wilcox, printed by Jordison & Co Ltd., £310 GSWR Trespass Notice, Francis Ormsby Secretary £100.

Bonhams on 13 May had: poster 'Fishguard-Rosslare Shortest Sea Route To Southern Ireland BR(W)' qr John S Smith, 1960 est£300-400 £ns, 12 Irish platform tickets including CIE, UTA, GNRI and CDRJC together with 6 London Underground tickets (18), £34.

Talisman on 26-27 May had: Railway Hotel Interest: Two Edmondson size hotel Tickets for the LM & SR Station Hotel Holyhead and the Dundalk Newry & Greenore Rly. Greenore Hotel. Together with a large oval Luggage Label for the 'Caledonian Railway Caledonian Station Hotel, Edinburgh', all vgc (3) £35.

Mealy's in May had: GSWR poster 'Banteer Athletic and Bicycle Sports Tuesday 20th June, ... 1899'. approx. 86x55cm, printed by Alex Thom, Dublin, framed, gc., €280, GNRI-Rules and Regulations, 12mo Belfast 1914. orig. Cloth, €ns, a printed 'Free-Ticket-Second Class,' for WDLR, dated 1891, signed by J. Otway, €60.

The SRA auction on 14 June had: Belfast SS Co dr poster: Liverpool-Belfast night passenger service, by Harry Hudson Rodmell, poster issued 1960s, one of a series produced in the 1930s and later reused for Irish Sea boat services, folded, vgc, £200, B&I Line dr poster Liverpool-Dublin nightly passenger service, by John Smithy, folded, gc, £200, totem Stranraer Harbour, BR(Sc) half flanged light blue in gc, a professionally repaired crease and repainted edge chips and rusting only, £750, brass locomotive worksplate 'Beyer Peacock & Co Ltd Gorton Foundry Manchester 1887', locos supplied to the following railways in 1887: Portugal, Holland, Tasmania, GNRI, LYR, Wirral, Mersey, GKN Dowlais, CBSCR, Alexandra Docks, large oval, 43x20cm ex-loco condition front and back, but is missing a section from around the right hand bolt hole £200, Webb & Thompson staff with section names 'Dundalk-Inniskeen' engraved and embossed respectively on brass plates, 58cm long, brass rings around the central steel column are approx 6cm diameter, gc £130.

The SRA June postal auction has: SLNCR catalogue for the auction of track and rolling stock following closure of the line at Manorhamilton, April 1959. Paperback 56pp. gc, £30, The Irish Commercial & Railway Gazetteer 4th edition. 80pp plus illustrated adverts. circa 1914, hardback, lists every town, railway station and line in Ireland. £55, Hawthorne Leslie specification of the engines for BR 'Holyhead Ferry 1', clothbound hardback covers with title in gold on front. 107pp, circa 1960s, res£10, £ns, WDLR share certificate for ten £10 shares dated 1878, ornate scrolled title and large side embellishment, blue print, embossed seal, stamp cancellation, gc, £130, Letterkenny Railway Co. cheque, ornate design, lilac coloured print, unused and with counterfoil attached. res£5 £ns, MRNCC pocket sized PTT booklet, yellow and blue pictorial covers show illustration of Giant's Causeway, 40pp dated June 1914, covers worn and creased, £30, GSWR official correspondence card 'Meeting of the Waters and 'Muckross Abbey' dated 1900 (GSWI012), UB, £30, CBSCR official postcard 'Bantry Bay where the French landed 1798' (CBSC001) showing colour view of area, postally used, rounded corners. £35, Approx 100 smaller sized B&W photographs of steam locos and railcars in Ireland, mostly in the north, circa 1960, variable quality, £10, cast iron sign '299, 51x25cm, appears to be Irish, probably a milepost, good original condition. £20.

Onslows on the 25 June in addition to normal posters was selling the Railway Club Collection of Railway Heraldry. Irish related items were: BCDR original coa, varnished transfer on painted wood panel f&g, labelled 'Presented by the Company' - 53x63cm vgc £155, WCR original crest, transfer on painted wood panel, f&g - 42x35cm good with small area of peeling £90, CDRJC original coa, varnished transfer on painted wood panel - 30 cm square vgc £200, MGWR of Ireland 1845 original coa, varnished transfer on fine wood panel, f&g - 35 x 30 cm vgc £280, SCR original crest, transfer on painted wood panel, framed - 41x36cm vgc £140, GSWR original coa, transfer on painted wood panel, f&g - 40x34cm vgc £160, DNGR 1873 original crest, varnished transfer on wood panel, f&g - 38x43cm transfer peeling in places £140, Lot 27 DSER 1846 original coa crest, varnished transfer on wood panel, f&g - 40x34cm vgc £100, GNRI original coa, varnished transfer on fine wood panel, f&g - 39x34cm gc est£200-250 £ns, GSR original coa, varnished transfer on painted wood panel, f&g - 39x44cm vgc est£150-200, £ns, Adolph Treidler (1886-1981) original poster printed for Ireland Irish International Airlines by Browne & Nolan Ltd - 102x64cm Condition A - backed on linen £440, M A The Holiday Line Excursion Facilities from Belfast BCDR, original poster printed by S C Allen & Co, circa 1928 - 102 x 64 cm Condition A backed on linen £420, Anon Come to Ulster, printed for the Ulster Tourist Development Association and BCDR by S C Allen & Co, circa 1930 - 102x62cm Condition A backed on linen £300, Harry Hudson Rodmell 'The Innisfallen Way' Cork - Fishguard Ferry, original poster printed by Carew Wilson Massey - 102x63cm, and another by Jarvis for Royal Mail Liner Andes - 102x64 cm (2) Condition B- folds est£260, R T Cowern Glendalough Co Wicklow Irish International Airlines, original poster printed by Ormond 1952 - 102x63cm Condition A est£150-200, £ns, Derrick Smoothy Fishguard - Cork The Innisfallen Way, original poster printed for Cork Steam Packet Co - 102x64cm Condition A £90.

Solent on 28 June had: a pair of GSWR 'Telegraphic Code, 1 October 1901', h/back, 'The Sunny Side of Ireland', h/back undated, both have slight spine wear, tear to fold out colour map on latter, £ns, a collection of (8) official publications, includes 'LMS Route book No. 1 (Irish Mail)', 'To and from England and Ireland by the LMS Train & Steamer Services', 1937 (cover loose), 'GNR Tours by Road and Rail Season 1956 from Dublin', £30

Cundalls (Malton) on 21 June had nothing Irish. Neither had the first Memorabilia Glory internet auction from 7-8 July.

Third quarter 2008

The GCR auction on 12/7/08 had: 'C.I.E.' titled enamel dual language gate notice, 'M.J.Hayes (Secretary), white on black, 48x34cm, excellent colour and shine with just a couple of tiny blemishes and the odd edge chip £100, GNRB mounted coa transfer overall 41cm square on a blue background, the board a little out of true although not obvious when hung, £50, BCDR mounted coa transfer, overall 51x41cm, on maroon background £40, An RSCo miniature staff 'Killucan-46 Mile Box', tubular with rings and brass cap inscribed with the names, the cap a little worn but lettering clear £75, DNGR mounted coa 1873 transfer, overall 52x39cm on a brown background £50, dr poster 'Ulster, Northern Ireland, Sunshine, Legend and Sport', by Nevin. A colourful art deco design featuring the Giants Causeway, a shamrock and a hexagonal view of cottages and cliffs, issued in 1960, rolled, excellent condition £220, A GSR mounted coa transfer, overall 37x42cm, on maroon background £40, A BR(M) dr poster 'Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire, Royal Mail Route To Ireland', by John Barker, (LM 12155). An imaginative art nouveau image advertising the Irish Sea crossing in the 1960s, showing the two coastlines, the ports joined by an envelope, rolled, excellent condition £50.

Talisman on 19/7/08 had: LMSNCC cast iron wagon number plate 'LMS NCC 1718', together with an 'SR 1821' cast iron Wagon Plate. (2) £65, GSWR cast iron trespass £60.

On the same date the Paddington Ticket Auction had: Lot 129 Miscellany comprising: CVR-3rd return Fivemiletown to Augher predated 12/7/1935, but date stamp 30/5/1937, plus 2/- and Market punch types; Donegal Railway-issued blank bicycle single Strabane, made out to Derry, and dated 10/5/1901; DNGR-10 issued 3rd singles and a bicycle single all dated in the 1940s; FVR-undated 1st excursion Strabane to Donegal; GCP&BV Ry & Ty Co.-issued single Bushmills to Giant's Causeway or Dunluce from Bushmills Office, dated 28/8/1911, plus 2 early punch types; GNR(I)-2 whole from Enniskillen issued in 1937, Warrenpoint platform ticket; LLSR-issued 3rd singles from Carndonagh (dated 10/1/1914; closed 30/11/1935), Inch Road, Manor Cunningham, Rathmullan (overstamped 'Bus & Boat')-the last 3 issued in 1948. (26) £130, Lot 214 Railway letter stamps comprising MGWR 2d green 2nd issue 1899; DWWR 2d green 1st issue 1891 and two joined others; Donegal Railway (8) block of 2d green issue; LLSR 1d blue 1st print block of nine, 2d red issue of 1898 (ornate design) block of three, all in mint condition. (24) £120, CIE: A collection of 76 issued and 30 audit whole Edmondsons, together with 2 platform tickets from the CIE and similar issues from the GNR(I) and UTA (111) £100, Lot 333 Dublin South District Tramways Co. 2d white and 3d pink named stage punch type Tram tickets from the Dalkey Line. (2) £30, GNRI: A collection of 29 issued and 131 audit whole, together with 4 circular tour thin card booklets and 56 severed halves (164wh 56hlf) £80, SLNCR: A collection of 150 issued whole, together with 5 'All stations' folding leatherette free passes (for 1912, 1913, 1921, 1926 and 1930), 1 folding leatherette contract ticket (for 1957), 2 paper tickets, and 11 severed halves. (158wh 11hlf) £130, Irish bus and tram tickets: A box of 400 used and unused tickets from around 20 different concerns, of which approx 65% are punch types. The remainder consist of Willibrew, insert Setrights, large card and the odd Bellgraphic. Just over a quarter are from the CIE, with 36 from DUT, 19 from GNR(I) Road Motor Services and varying numbers from other concerns (Qty) £140.

Mealy's in July had nothing railway related.

There was nothing at Railwayana.net on 22-27 July.

The SRA auction on 13 September had: GSWR lamp glass tablet: SALLINS, 30x7cm in frosted glass and etched lettering in blue, good ex-station condition £25, BR(M) qr poster: Ireland Overnight, 1956 artwork by Claude Buckle (1905-1973), Ref: LM28062 showing this was a 1960s issue, olded, with a few edge repairs, gc £95, BR(M) dr poster: Northern Ireland-Travel by BR/UTA/GNRB (L.A Wilson) (Ref LM16357), early 1950s, folded, one or two minor edge tears, gc £50, W & T aluminium miniature staff: 'Mullingar-Castletown C' engraved 25cm long with four 3cm diameter rings, gc £120, W & T aluminium miniature staff: 'Athlone-Knockcroghery C' engraved 25cm long four 3cm diameter rings, gc £140.

The SRA Postal auction on 13 September had: LLSR cheque for £1 dated 1914, ornate design, red print. £5, RCH map of Ireland dated 1902. Dmf into hardback covers with title in gold on front, edge of covers a little rubbed, several later annotations to map, £10, GSR PTT, brown and cream covers, 56pp dated October 1929, some foxing to cover. £10, approx 100 postcard sized b&w photos of Irish locos, good variety of classes and companies including some narrow gauge, many published by Real Photographs Co and Photomatic, (100) £50.

Bonhams on 30 September had only one item of Irish interest: a framed and glazed collection of 25 tickets, including 15 from the Liverpool Overhead Railway, 2 BCDR (Bangor to Helen's, and to Sydeham), 3 LMS-NCC (look like Eglinton to blank various), 4 GNR(I) (Armagh-Belfast Excursion, Belfast pilgrimage to Lough Berg, one bicycle Newry, and one bicycle return Dungannon) and one Festiniog Railway, all unused, est£30-40 £ns.

Other auctions in September were: Railwayana.net from 15-21st which had nothing Irish in its 50 lots and Cundalls on 27th which had: Cundalls at Malton on 27 September had: a GNRI 1/4 milepost £14, an MV Cambria Holyhead carriage print £16, and an Athy-Cherryville Junction miniature staff £45.

Fourth quarter 2008

GCR on 4/10/08 had: RSCo miniature staff 'Athlone East-73rd Mile Box', tubular steel body with rings and brass cap inscribed with the names, a dent on one side £130, locomotive nameplate 'INVER', from a Donegal Railway 3' gauge 4-6-0T No 6 built by Neilson & Co, Works No 4575, in 1893 and named after the residence of one of the Railway's directors, cast brass rectangle, 34x11cm, with black paintwork, under which some earlier red is visible £2800, cast iron Notice 'Donegal Rly C, Notice, Passengers are requested to use the footbridge & not walk across the rails', in original condition with red on white paintwork, 56x33cm, a hairline crack at the top centre bolthole £430, LLSR single line staff 'Buncrana & Tooban' stamped brass plate on each side showing the names at each end of the section in each direction, one end has a brass key attached, the other a steel key of differing design, overall 44cm long, probably of unique design £600, GSRy mounted coa transfer 24x37cm on a maroon background £45, RSCo miniature staff 'Raphoe-Glenmaquin', a key at one end and the names engraved on a square brass box riveted to the body between the key and the brass rings, overall length 34cm £290, DNGR signal box block bell, with an engraved brass plate 'Carlingford', the bell has a two section 'split' case, 28x16.5cm, with tapper and a brass bell with external striker top centre, the engraved brass plate with scalloped corners, 13x1cm, is mounted on the front, below the tapper, fine original condition £380, RSCo miniature staff 'Ardrahan-Gort', steel body with rings and a brass cap, section names engraved, with evidence of previous use on the cap £60, RSCo miniature staff 'Stranolar-Castlefinn', CDRJC, tubular steel with a brass cap engraved with the names and an end tab marked 'D'. The rings have been milled off the staff £120, RSCo miniature staff 'Letterkenny-Glenmaquin', CDRJC, a little longer than normal to accommodate a key at the end, names are engraved on a triangular brass block fitted to the steel body, overall 34cm long, £320, RSCo miniature single line staff 'Ballymote-Boyle', alloy, £50.

Solent on 11/10/08 had: a system map 'Great Western Railway and connections', card mounted, full colour map depicting UK (except tip of Scotland) with insets of 'Ireland', 'South Wales', 'London & Suburbs', minor marks/creases, presented in wooden glazed frame, 65x97cm £35.

Paddington Ticket Auctions sale on 18 October had: Lot 32 DSER issued 1st r/f single from Bray plus audit whole from Dun Laoghaire, Killiney & Ballybrack, Kingstown, Seapoint and Wexford, together with a DWWR issued 1st single from Milltown, issued 2nd singles from Harcourt Street and Kingstown, and audit whole from Blackrock and Tara Street (11) £60, Luggage labels comprising BNCR Type IB35 'Royal Mail Route and Short Sea Passage' Birmingham (a little soiled and frayed at edges, and Type IB34 'Short Sea Passage' Dundee (slight fading at edges), together the following: MRNCC prints comprising Type IM24/1 Manchester, Type IM26/1 London Euston, Type IM25 'Short Sea Passage' blank, and Type IM28 London St. Pancras (6) £110, Edmondson card platform tickets, CIE 2d: Cork R, Cork Glanmire Rd U, Galway, J and G, Killarney D; CDRJC 1d: Donegal; GNRI 2d: Belfast, Dungannon, Omagh, Portadown; GNRB 2d: Belfast, Dublin Amiens Street (2 different), Londonderry; GSR 2d: Enniscorthy, Ferns; LMSNCC 2d: Ballymena, Belfast Y Rd B, Ballymoney; NIR 2p: Belfast Central; UTA 2d: Belfast GV St, Belfast York Road and Y Rd, Londonderry F Rd, Portadown, Portrush; plus three AA machine issues (30) £90, LMSNCC: A collection of 50 issued and 100 audit whole. The issued tickets are mainly from the more common stations, predominately Belfast York Road, though with a good number from the 1940s and the odd one from the 1930s (150) £100, CDRJC whole Edmondsons comprising 31 issued including Ballyshannon, Castlefinn, Glenties, Inver, Killygordon, Letterkenny, Mountcharles, Raphoe, Strabane, Stranoriar, Stranolar, etc., 5 pre-dated one-piece Excursions; 4 others including Killens Signal, mostly g/vgc (40) £20, NI Edmondsons: A mainly audit selection comprising 67 x BCDR, 5 x Donegal Railway, 63 x DNGR, 7 x GCPBV Railway and Tramway, 29 x GNRI (mainly from Enniskillen),3 x MRNCC, 7 x UTA (BCDR Section), 16 x UTA (issued), the lot also includes 21 miscellaneous severed halves (192wh 21hlf) £55, comprising: GSR - an audit return from Athlone to Mullingar-N'Brook Race Course: Strabane & Letterkenny Railway - 13 audit returns; UTA - 71 issued singles (including C'fergus High Street [road / rail], Carrigans, Cullybackey, Derrighy, Dunloy, Omagh, Porthall, Sion Mills, Strabane, Warrenpoint), 6 audit singles (including Ardglas, Ballycowan), 15 audit returns (including Bloomfield, Bright Halt, Culmore, Millisle Road Halt, Tanderagee,); UTA (BCDR Section) - audit singles from Ballynahinch and Bloomfield (108) £50, GNRI: A collection of all different tickets, covering a wide variety of types, comprising 80 issued singles (including Adelaide, Aldergrave, Armagh, Ballyroney, Banbridge), 11 issued returns, 60 audit singles, and 95 audit returns (246) £260, comprising mainly numerical stage punch type issues from 2 x Belfast City Tramways (1½d and 2d), 4 x DUTC (1d, 1½d, 2d and 3d), 4 x LLSR Bus Service (3d, 1/- and 1/3d single; 2/- return), 2 x BCDR Bus Services (2d and 3d named stage - overstamped 'Specimen'). The lot also includes a 1d untitled 'Omnibus Ticket' with a Dublin advert on the back (/), a 3d Douglas Corporation Trams named stage issue, and a 1d purple 'G.O.C.' print by GNP (15) £40, A box containing mainly Edmondson and paper/thin card tickets. Most of the whole Edmondsons are audit, but include one WLR, 10 GSWR, and 22 Strabane & Letterkenny. Includes a few older severed halves (Qty) £30, CIE: A collection of 37 issued and 97 audit all different whole Edmondsons. The issued tickets include stations such as Attymon, Ballinamore, Ballyhaunis, Corofin, Charlestown, Dunsandle, Tralee, Tramore, and Woodenbridge (134) £110, GSR: A collection of 22 issued singles, 38 audit singles and 195 audit returns. The issued tickets include Ballyconnell, Cobh, Harcourt Street, Listowel, and Tuam (255) £360.

Mealy's in October had nothing railway related.

There was nothing obvious at the Deweatt Neate sale of Transport items at Bristol on 28 October.

GWRA on 15 November had: GNRB coat of arms on a 30x25 cm wooden board, exc. cond., along with Brecon & Merthyr Railway, simple script, coat of arms and a NCC script only device mounted on a wooden board measuring 56cm square, exc. cond., £65, NCC LMSR Heppers Key Machine complete with brass ended steel key stamped on both sides 'LEVER No. 58'. Stands approximately 33cm high and has a 5cm diameter glass faced indicator at the top with a small lock and key beneath where it is embossed 'Patented No. 343035'. At the bottom where the Key Token fits, it is embossed ' LMSR Heppers Patent'. The top dome has a small plate attached 'The Westinghouse Brake & Saxby Signal Co. Ltd. London', originated from Greenisland Signal Box on the Belfast to Larne line and in use from the 1930's up to the 1980's. It was used to give an emergency release at Bleach Green Junction. Fully functional, the small brass lock at the bottom is open allowing manual removal of the cover to release the key if operated, £170, Poster dr, BR(W) 'Southern Ireland', Jack Merriott, Baynard Press, some folds have rear tape repairs, £100, Poster dr, 'Fishguard-Rosslare, shortest sea route to and from Southern Ireland', Arthur G. Mills, RE(WR), Waterlow, exc., slight crease near bottom minor crinkling below published information, £280, Poster qr BR(W) 'Fishguard-Rosslare', John S. Smith, Haycock Press, vgc, a few minor margin tears, £190.

Talisman on 22 November and 1 December had nothing Irish, nor had Vectis or George Kidner.

Mealy's in December had: lot 324 Fishguard and Rosslare Railways and Harbours - Plans and Sections, Session 1897, Engineer E.P. Seaton, Westminster, Lg. oblong elephant folio. Lg. fold. Ordnance map cold. in outline, & 11 full page engd. plans, also 4pp foolscap of text, orig. cloth backed printed wrappers. As an Atlas, w.a.f. €300-400, a Bradshaw guide, a GWR engraving, lot 454 Rare Irish Railway Map Map: Vignoles (C.) Map of Ireland, wheron has been attempted to delineate the principal of forming Main Trunk Lines of Railway.. the Line proposed between the Harbours of Kingstown and Valentia by a Railway., c. 1835, approx. 57x43cm, hd. cold. in outline, with a facsimile, 'Table of some of the Principle Places in the Province of Leinster and Munster which the Kingstown and Valentia Railway, will pass through...' etc. etc. gilt tipped mount, gilt frame. As a map, w.a.f. Rare. €220-350, lot 631 Wilde (Sir Wm. R.) Lough Corrib, its Shores and Islands, 8vo D. 1872. SECOND EDN., text illus. lg. fold. map, L.S. on t.p. orig. cloth gilt decor.; = MGWR - Tourist Guide to Connemara, Galway Achill and The West of Ireland, sm. 8vo D. 1896, plts. & illus. & lg. fold. map, orig. decor. boards. vgc, €220 - 350, a Railway Commissioners 1837 map, lot 1240 After A. Nicol Prints: Dublin and Kingstown Railway, a pair, Martello Tower Bridge at Seapoint, & The Tunnel, each hd. cold. & approx. 23x27cm, gilt frames, gc €300-400.

The SRA auction on 6 December had: GSWR Webb & Thompson staff 'Ardrahan-Craughwell' embossed on brass plates riveted to steel shaft, 58cm long, brass rings approx 6cm diameter, repainted in black to vgc £80, BCDR enamel 'Look out' armband in red on white, one small chip at edge, vgc otherwise complete with leather strap in gc £75, GSWR enamel 'Look out' armband in red on white, minor edge chipping, vgc otherwise, no strap £90.

The December SRA Postal auction had: Londonderry & Coleraine Railway share certificate for 25 £25 shares dated 1848, ornate title, printed on grey paper, embossed seal, not cancelled £85, CDRJC Appendix to the WTT. Red covers, 19pp, dated July 1927, plus similar dated January 1935 and June 1950 (3) £30, CDRJC PTT dated June 1955 16pp with illustrated covers showing company railcar, plus similar dated June 1956 and June 1959(3) £30, CDRJC PTT leaflet dated September 1944 4pp. plus similar dated April, October 1945, April 1946 (4) £65, Bound volume of GNRI containing WTT for May and October 1907 and appropriate alterations booklets. 300+pp in hardback covers, covers very poor and detached, contents OK res£95, GNRI WTT dated September 1933, brown, paperback covers, 32pp, slightly worn, plus similar dated May, September 1948, June 1954 (4) £55, NIR combined PTT booklet dated June 1938, blue and white covers, 343pp plus fold out map, includes the timetables of BCDR, GNRI, LMSNCC, slightly rusty staples otherwise good £95, 3 CDRJC handbills all on coloured paper, advertising excursions, services and Donegal Fair, dated 1920, small string holes otherwise gc. (3) £40, LYR official publication 'Ireland-Where to Go and What to See', green, artwork, paperback covers with photo illustration on front, 274pp guide published circa 1910s, covers a little worn £50, DSER official handbook for the 1912 season 'Through the Garden of Ireland', pictorial card covers showing view through a carriage window 133pp plus advertisements £15, GSWR official publication 'To The Sunnyside of Ireland and The Lakes of Killarney', coloured pictorial covers showing horse and cart, 20pp illustrated guide to the area, circa 1920s vgc £30, GSWR 24pp fold out type brochure 'The Lakes of Killarney-Quickest Route New York to London Via Queenstown in 6 1/2 days', coloured pictorial covers, opening to show map of Ireland with travel information on rear, dated November 1895 vgc £10, GWR official publication: 'Through the Window-Paddington to Killarney', hardback in red clothbound covers with title and coa in gold on front 96pp plus plates, dated 1926, slightly faded spine £50, GSWR official card 'Great Southern Hotel, Lakes of Killarney' showing small vignettes of donkey cart and bridge over river, postally used 1902, appears not to be listed in Alsop but similar to GSWI052-055, £18.

Great Central Railwayana on 17/1/09 has: Lot 106 CIE, dual language enamel doorplate 'Fir, Gentlemen', black on white, 54x22cm, in Gaelic and English, excellent condition, Lot 110 small GWR enamel advertising sign 'To Ireland, by the new Fishguard route, Great Western Railway, shortest sea passage 2¾ hours, magnificent turbine steamers - 22½ knots', multicoloured sign, showing map of England and Ireland with Railway and Steamer routes, a bit of edge chipping and wear in places but fine example, Lot 133 MRNCC cast iron accomodation gate notice, 50x30cm, the front repainted, the back untouched, Lot 154 'MGWR, 585' bridgeplate, cast iron oval, 30x20cm, unrestored, Lot 203 GNRI 12" dial roundhead wall clock, with a chain driven fusee movement. The painted face is marked 'GNR(I), Strabane South Cabin', applied over the original lettering and background, a note on the rear of the face indicates that the clock was examined in February 1902, with a signature, below a door to the right side and base and complete with a spun brass bezel, pendulum and key and in good working order, Lot 226 LMS. sepia carriage print 'Holy Cross Abbey', (photographic), scenic view of ruins, substantially complete on the edge of the Lough in County Limerick. The print is presented in an original compartment frame, Lot 268 CDRJC mounted coa transfer, featuring a central shield with garter surround, overall 38x41cm, with a red background and beading, Lot 288 BR(Sc) qr poster 'TSS Caledonian Princess', by Johnston, a panoramic view of the ship at Stranraer Harbour with a green DMU and train standing in the adjacent station, rolled with fold and a few neat mainly edge repairs, Lot 351 tenderplate 'Great Northern Railway 1C Makers 1908, Dundalk' made for a prototype tender of Type 1C, these tenders were intended as replacements for Type B1 2500 gallon tenders although it is not clear whether even the prototype was actually built, cast brass oval, 25x15cm, the characters and rim polished, Lot 377 GWR carriage print 'Dunmore, Co. Waterford', a colour view, Lot 467 GSWR mounted coa transfer, featuring a central shield of four segments and showing castles and ships with a belted garter surround, the shield is similar to that of the GSR, though one segment is a castle rather than a ship and that below it differs, overall 51x51cm on a maroon background with beading, Lot 473 BR(W) qr poster 'Fishguard-Rosslare, Shortest Sea Route to Southern Ireland", by John S Smith (PR 168/60), rolled with some edge wear mainly to border and a little border loss in places, at the top left a patch of loss which affects the very edge of the image (sky), Lot 495 RSCo. miniature train staff 'Ballycar-Long Pavement', the section names on stamped copper plates soldered onto each side of the brass head.

The GCR Postal auctions on 7 and 17 January have: Lot 738 GNRB coa, multiple shields & belted garter on green board with frame, 38cm sq., Lot 741 GSR mounted coa transfer, 35x37cm, Lot 842 Tyers No 6 Tablet, Coleraine-Ballymoney (alloy), stamped lettering, Lot 845 Key Token, Coleraine-Limavady brass key, as with the Irish practice the head is stamped 'CK-LJ', Lot 846 Key Token, Limavady-Lissahally, 'LJ-LH', Lot 847 Key Token, Ballymoney-Dunloy, 'BY-NY', Lot 1105 jigsaw puzzle Mountains of Killarney, 150 pieces, black label to box, coats of arms each side, a bit of box wear, Lot 1342 DSER, Coal Miners Strike, continuance of pass services, 11/4/21 4pp + Alterations 29/1/23 + DNGR, Accounts & statistical references 31/12/14, inc map of line (3), Lot 1499 Letter stamps DSER 4d green + LLSR Rly 2d blue, unused (2), Lot 1501 Letter stamps WCR 4d green + LLSR 3d package paid type, unused (2), Lot 1503 LLSR large red 2d letter stamp, coat of arms + MRNCC 1d green paid stamp, stamped Troopers Lane, unused (2), Lot 1504 Letter stamp CLR 3d red, unused, Lot 1505 letter stamp SLNCR 2d green, unused, Lot 1630 Ulster Railway, Athlone via Clones, Laurencetown via P'down (right edge wear) x2, GNRI Donegal, on West Donegal Ry, black on blue + GNRI & CIE Pilotman's ticket (6), Lot 1644 GWR to Ireland, green print, (a) Boher (circle), (b) Kingstown (rect), (c) Banteer (diamond), (d) Buttervant (diamond), (e) Ballydriff (diamond), (f) Ballyhooley (diamond) + good quantity 100+ square labels (lot), Lot 1712 Card Notice 'County Donegal Rlys, The public are informed that excn tickets are issued from this stn at very low fares, etc. Derry, Belfast, Dublin', red on white, 27x20cm, Lot 1845 Photos-Irish steam mainly standard gauge (250+), Lot 1901 Photos Irish steam, mainly PC size (65), Lot 2190 DSER extra services 3/10/21 + Alterations 1/3/23 (s/l) + booklet improved Sunday service 22/11/21, 8pp. (3), Lot 2191 Handbills, GNRI Nov 1951 colour view of blue/cream DMU, Service Dublin-Belfast-Bundoran, etc., Lot 2206 RCH junction diagrams (a) Athlone, Cavan & Clara/Letterkenny/Strabane, 1914, (b) Londonderry & Castlewellan/DNGR, 1907, (c) Dublin, 1912, (d) Cork/Waterford, 1913. (4), Lot 2245 Railway slides mainly 1960s Irish Steam and early diesels (14), Lot 2379 Lough Swilly Omnibus PTT 24/6/54, 36pp, contemporary bus on cover, Lot 2380 DSER PTT 1/6/1914 ufn, 53pp, map inside front cover, vignettes of Dublin Stations on cover, minor wear inside flyleaf, Lot 2381 DSER PTT 1st Oct 1920, 32pp, stamp inside, cover notes for printer on amendments, otherwise fine, Lot 2382 LLSR, Omnibus Timetable, 6/6/1939, 64pp, cover notes, etc, Lot 2383 LLSR Bus & Rail TT 10/8/47, 14pp + 7/10/45, 14pp, hole punch top (2), Lot 2384 SLNCR PTT 25/6/57, 32pp cover shows steam & railcar, Lot 2390 DWWR Bound Volume of PTT Nov 1899, May 1900, July 1900, Oct 1900, each 55pp, two with maps, lovely colour vignettes of countryside, also bound in servants timebills May 1900 & Oct 1900 with appendix 35pp + Alteration sheets & No Change to TT sheets, h/b, gilt titled spine, 20x29cm, a fine item, Lot 2390 DWWR Bound Volume of PTT Nov 1899, May 1900, July 1900, Oct 1900, each 55pp, two with maps, colour vignettes of countryside, also bound in servants timebills May 1900 & Oct 1900 with appendix 35pp + alteration sheets & no change to TT sheets, h/b, gilt titled spine, 20x29cm, Lot 2392 LMSNCC 19/10/1931 PTT ufn, 56pp, LMS style maroon covers, pocket size, 8x12cm, lovely, Lot 2394 GNRI, 17/9/41, ufm, 50pp + map, brown covers, 13x15cm, Lot 2395 LMSNCC train & omnibus PTT 14/6/32 ufn, 120pp, LMS style maroon covers, 10x14cm, Lot 2396 CIE Summer 1948 PTT, 87pp, covers show train on coast & similar 1949, showing line in the country, each 9.5x14cm, Lot 2400 CIE PTT 16/4/1945, 44pp, paper edge faded, blue cover, Lot 2401 CDRJC (inc Strabane & L.Ry) PTT , 3/9/1951 ufn, 12pp cover red on cream, Lot 2402 GSR PTT 12/7/43 ufn, 46pp, black/orange covers, stains on cover & front, reasonable, info complete, Lot 2403 SLNCR PTT 25/6/57 ufn, 32pp, green cover, steam & railcar, Lot 2409 GNRI 1/6-21/9/1940, 74pp + map, fine decorative cover, green/black/white + coa, 5"x6 3/4", Lot 2410 CDR inc S&LR 2nd Sept 1956 u.f.n, 32pp + amend sheet, a fine cover railcar & mountains drawing, edge stain, Lot 2411 BCDR PTT 1/6-30/9/34, 64pp inc map, green covers, 10x14cm, Lot 2412 BCDR PTT 1/6-30/9/35, 68pp inc map, purple covers, 10x14cm, Lot 2413 GNRI PTT 30/5/37, 84pp + Maps, decorative red/green/black/white cover, Lot 2418 CDR inc S&LR PTT 22/6/59 ufn, 42pp, fine cover showing drawing of railcar & mountains, Lot 2425 GNRI PTT 4/6/50 ufn, 60pp + map steam on cover + CIE Oct 1949, 72pp & Belfast TT, 1958 (3), Lot 2428 DSER WTT 3/4/22, ufn, 20pp, Lot 2429 DSER WTT 1/6/23 ufn, 20pp, Lot 2430 DSER WTT 25/9/21 ufn, 22pp, a few alterations, spine split, Lot 2431 SLNCR single sheet WTT 1/1/40 + similar 1/6/38 + bus ticket Comm Trav voucher & tie on label (5), Lot 2437 CDRJC WTT 1/4/59, 4pp., Lot 2440 CDRJC WTT 14/6/53, 4pp, Lot 2441 LLSR WTT, 4/5/1942, 4pp.

First quarter 2009

Railwayananet Auction had negatives, slides, photos and framed pictures in its auction on 6/1/09. Stafford had an auction on 10/1/09 with an LMSNCC cigarette case £30 and a BR(M) Heysham Harbour enamel £ns. On the same day there was the Cundall's auction at Malton, the only Irish item there being a GNRI gauge glasses (2) £8.

On ebay a small GNRI 20x15cm trespass, with the 'I' ground off, is reported as selling for £155.

Great Central Railwayana on 17/1/09 had: CIE, dual language enamel doorplate 'Fir, Gentlemen', black on white, 54x22cm, in Gaelic and English, excellent condition £160, small GWR enamel advertising sign 'To Ireland, by the new Fishguard route, Great Western Railway, shortest sea passage 2¾ hours, magnificent turbine steamers - 22½ knots', multicoloured sign, showing map of England and Ireland with Railway and Steamer routes, a bit of edge chipping and wear in places but fine example £340, MRNCC cast iron accomodation gate notice, 50x30cm, the front repainted, the back untouched £110, 'MGWR, 585' bridgeplate, cast iron oval, 30x20cm, unrestored £130, GNRI 12" dial roundhead wall clock, with a chain driven fusee movement, painted face is marked 'GNR(I), Strabane South Cabin', applied over the original lettering and background, a note on the rear of the face indicates that the clock was examined in February 1902, with a signature, below a door to the right side and base and complete with a spun brass bezel, pendulum and key and in good working order £920, LMS sepia carriage print 'Holy Cross Abbey', (photographic), scenic view of ruins, substantially complete on the edge of the Lough in County Limerick, in an original compartment frame £50, CDRJC mounted coa transfer, featuring a central shield with garter surround, overall 38x41cm, with a red background and beading £60, BR(Sc) qr poster 'TSS Caledonian Princess', by Johnston, a panoramic view of the ship at Stranraer Harbour with a green DMU and train standing in the adjacent station, rolled with fold and a few neat mainly edge repairs £85, tenderplate 'Great Northern Railway 1C Makers 1908, Dundalk' made for a prototype tender of Type 1C, these tenders were intended as replacements for Type B1 2500 gallon tenders although it is not clear whether even the prototype was actually built, cast brass oval, 25x15cm, the characters and rim polished £320, GWR carriage print 'Dunmore, Co. Waterford', a colour view £25, GSWR mounted coa transfer, featuring a central shield of four segments and showing castles and ships with a belted garter surround, the shield is similar to that of the GSR, though one segment is a castle rather than a ship and that below it differs, overall 51x51cm on a maroon background with beading £40, BR(W) qr poster 'Fishguard-Rosslare, Shortest Sea Route to Southern Ireland", by John S Smith (PR 168/60), rolled with some edge wear mainly to border and a little border loss in places, at the top left a patch of loss which affects the very edge of the image (sky) £220, RSCo. miniature train staff 'Ballycar-Long Pavement', the section names on stamped copper plates soldered onto each side of the brass head £55.

The GCR Postal auctions on 7 and 17 January had: GNRB coa, multiple shields & belted garter on green board with frame, 38cm sq. £10, GSR mounted coa transfer, 35x37cm £10, Tyers No 6 Tablet, Coleraine-Ballymoney (alloy), stamped lettering £110, Key Token, Coleraine-Limavady brass key, as with the Irish practice the head is stamped 'CK-LJ' £60, Key Token, Limavady-Lissahally, 'LJ-LH' £60, Key Token, Ballymoney-Dunloy, 'BY-NY' £70, jigsaw puzzle Mountains of Killarney, 150 pieces, black label to box, coats of arms each side, a bit of box wear £10, DSER, Coal Miners Strike, continuance of pass services, 11/4/21 4pp + Alterations 29/1/23 + DNGR, Accounts & statistical references 31/12/14, inc map of line (3) £16, Letter stamps DSER 4d green + LLSR Rly 2d blue, unused (2) £20, Letter stamps WCR 4d green + LLSR 3d package paid type, unused (2) £3, LLSR large red 2d letter stamp, coat of arms + MRNCC 1d green paid stamp, stamped Troopers Lane, unused (2) £16, Letter stamp CLR 3d red, unused £3, letter stamp SLNCR 2d green, unused £2, Luggage labels: Ulster Railway, Athlone via Clones, Laurencetown via P'down (right edge wear) x2, GNRI Donegal, on West Donegal Ry, black on blue + GNRI & CIE Pilotman's ticket (6) £45, Luggage labels: GWR to Ireland, green print, (a) Boher (circle), (b) Kingstown (rect), (c) Banteer (diamond), (d) Buttervant (diamond), (e) Ballydriff (diamond), (f) Ballyhooley (diamond) + good quantity 100+ square labels (lot) £60, Card Notice 'County Donegal Rlys, The public are informed that excn tickets are issued from this stn at very low fares, etc. Derry, Belfast, Dublin', red on white, 27x20cm £22, Photos-Irish steam mainly standard gauge (250+) £170, Photos Irish steam, mainly PC size (65) £35, DSER extra services 3/10/21 + Alterations 1/3/23 (s/l) + booklet improved Sunday service 22/11/21, 8pp. (3) £10, Handbills, GNRI Nov 1951 colour view of blue/cream DMU, Service Dublin-Belfast-Bundoran, etc. £2, RCH junction diagrams (a) Athlone, Cavan & Clara/Letterkenny/Strabane, 1914, (b) Londonderry & Castlewellan/DNGR, 1907, (c) Dublin, 1912, (d) Cork/Waterford, 1913. (4) £3, Railway slides mainly 1960s Irish Steam and early diesels (14) £4, Lough Swilly Omnibus PTT 24/6/54, 36pp, contemporary bus on cover £10, DSER PTT 1/6/1914 ufn, 53pp, map inside front cover, vignettes of Dublin Stations on cover, minor wear inside flyleaf £65, DSER PTT 1st Oct 1920, 32pp, stamp inside, cover notes for printer on amendments, otherwise fine £70, LLSR, Omnibus Timetable, 6/6/1939, 64pp, cover notes, etc £26, LLSR Bus & Rail TT 10/8/47, 14pp + 7/10/45, 14pp, hole punch top (2) £50, SLNCR PTT 25/6/57, 32pp cover shows steam & railcar £18, DWWR Bound Volume of PTT Nov 1899, May 1900, July 1900, Oct 1900, each 55pp, two with maps, lovely colour vignettes of countryside, also bound in servants timebills May 1900 & Oct 1900 with appendix 35pp + Alteration sheets & No Change to TT sheets, h/b, gilt titled spine, 20x29cm £210, LMSNCC 19/10/1931 PTT ufn, 56pp, LMS style maroon covers, pocket size, 8x12cm, lovely £40, GNRI, 17/9/41, ufm, 50pp + map, brown covers, 13x15cm £40, LMSNCC train & omnibus PTT 14/6/32 ufn, 120pp, LMS style maroon covers, 10x14cm £80, CIE Summer 1948 PTT, 87pp, covers show train on coast & similar 1949, showing line in the country, each 9.5x14cm £14, CIE PTT 16/4/1945, 44pp, paper edge faded, blue cover £16, CDRJC (inc Strabane & L.Ry) PTT , 3/9/1951 ufn, 12pp cover red on cream £14, GSR PTT 12/7/43 ufn, 46pp, black/orange covers, stains on cover & front, reasonable, info complete £22, SLNCR PTT 25/6/57 ufn, 32pp, green cover, steam & railcar £18, GNRI 1/6-21/9/1940, 74pp + map, fine decorative cover, green/black/white + coa, 5"x6 3/4" £14, CDR inc S&LR 2nd Sept 1956 u.f.n, 32pp + amend sheet, a fine cover railcar & mountains drawing, edge stain £12, BCDR PTT 1/6-30/9/34, 64pp inc map, green covers, 10x14cm £50, BCDR PTT 1/6-30/9/35, 68pp inc map, purple covers, 10x14cm £50, GNRI PTT 30/5/37, 84pp + Maps, decorative red/green/black/white cover £16, CDR inc S&LR PTT 22/6/59 ufn, 42pp, fine cover showing drawing of railcar & mountains £26, GNRI PTT 4/6/50 ufn, 60pp + map steam on cover + CIE Oct 1949, 72pp & Belfast TT, 1958 (3) £20, DSER WTT 3/4/22, ufn, 20pp, DSER WTT 1/6/23 ufn, 20pp £45, DSER WTT 25/9/21 ufn, 22pp, a few alterations, spine split £40, SLNCR single sheet WTT 1/1/40 + similar 1/6/38 + bus ticket Comm Trav voucher & tie on label (5) £5, CDRJC WTT 1/4/59, 4pp. £14, CDRJC WTT 14/6/53, 4pp £18, LLSR WTT, 4/5/1942, 4pp £24.

Paddington had its Main Ticket Auction on 24/1/09. Irish items included were: Lot 49 Irish: CVR-issued 3rd singles from Clogher, Tynan; audit whole from 2 x Aughnacloy, Fivemiletown, Maguire’s Bridge; MGWR-audit single from Castlerea; D&B B&P Co.- 3-piece 3rd Excursion Terenure; GCP&BV Ry & Ty Co.- 17 all different whole, probably issued, but undated. (25) £75, Irish luggage labels: MGWR shipping labels on pink paper for Birmingham and for Chester via Liffey Junction, Kingstown Holyhead & LNWR, white for Birmingham Liffey Junction, North Wall, Holyhead & LNWR; MRNCC to Lancaster (destination in green circle), Leicester and Nottingham (both having yellow diagonal cross), vgc (6) £20, CIE 2d platform tickets: Amiens St D, Athlone, Bray, Clarke Station Dundalk, Cork Albert Quay, Cork Glanmire Rd. E, Dundalk, Dun Laoghaire, Galway H, Harcourt Street U, Killarney D, Kingsbridge U and P, Limerick I, Pearse Station Dublin Q, Waterford I, Westland Row X, Wexford, Wicklow. 11 have small marks on back from previous mounting, vgc otherwise (19) £65, DNGR: An issued Child single from Gyles Quay and 2 Bicycle singles from Dundalk Quay Street, together with 38 audit singles (2 x Dundalk Quay St., Greenore, 11 x Newry Bridge St., 11 x Newry Edward St., 13 x Omeath), and 61 audit returns (Bellurgan, 3 x Bush, 4 x Carlingford, Crossalaney, 4 x Greenore, Gyles Quay Halt, 18 x Newry Bridge St., 11 x Newry Edward St., 18 x Omeath). (102) £120, Irish and Welsh: comprising 3 audit CVR (Aughnacloy), 1 audit GV&GNR(I) Railways (Clogher), 6 audit BCDR (including Crossgar, Millisle Road Halt), 3 issued LMSNCC (including shipping via Larne), 3 issued (all Bd – 1 duplicate) and 6 audit Welsh Highland Railway. (22) £20, LMSNCC: A collection of 48 issued singles (mainly from Londonderry WS), 7 issued returns, 50 audit singles , and 50 audit returns, a good variety of types (155) £50, Lot 439 Irish: comprising GSWR – issued singles from Dublin Kingsbridge, Cork; audit singles from Birdhill, Charleville, Limerick, Portarlington, Waterford; 24 audit returns, including Birdhill, Cappaquin, Charleville, Clondulane, Dundrum, Ennis, Gort, Millstreet, Mitchelstown, Tipperary, Tralee, Waterford North; IOC – audit return Castlecomer and Coolbawn to Dublin Kingsbridge; Pullman Car Co. audit seat reservation ticket Limerick to Kingsbridge; WTR – audit 1st Child single Waterford to Tramore; audit 3rd Special Return Tramore to Waterford (/ paper back). The lot also includes an issued Listowel & Ballybunion Railway 3rd return half (dated 19/8/1908), and an MGWR return half Athlone to Dublin Broadstone. (35wh 2hlf) £75, GNRI: collection of all different tickets, covering a wide variety of types, comprising 80 issued singles , 69 audit singles, and 97 audit returns. The lot also includes 13 severed halves (246wh 13hlf) £520, Irish lot: A box containing in excess of 800 audit and approx. 200 issued whole. Most are from north of the border. Companies include BCDR, CIE, CDRJC, GCP&BVR, GNR, GSR, LMSNCC, NIR, SLNCR, and UTA. (Qty) £150, Irish lot: A small shoebox containing over 500 whole CIE, 20 GSR, 9 DNGR, 35 SLNCR, 8 from miscellaneous other companies and 36 CIE severed halves. Approx. two-thirds are issued, and the remainder undated. Includes closed stations, condition generally g/vg. (Qty) £190.

SRA had a special modern image nameplate auction on 14/2/2009. Nothing Irish.

The Solent Railwayana Auction on 21/2/09 had: loco worksplate Beyer Peacock & Co. Ld 1912 Manchester, oval cast brass, with a one in 18 chance of being CBSCR! Service wear to outer edge, face repainted. 25x14cm, £250, h/back book "The Sunny Side of Ireland. How to see it by the Great Southern & Western Railway" b/w photographs, maps, some wear £ns. Dublin Tramways cap badge "F.S.P. C538" oval engraved copper with red enamel infill to letters/numbers, gc, £na, BR(M) dr Poster "Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire Royal Mail Route to Ireland through: Also by day in Summer out the year" by John Barker 1955, depicts steamer superimposed on envelope to centre with day/night wave pattern as background, has been folded, with small tear repair to top edge, £50.

RAG magazine in March (No.67) had an advertisement for a 'GNRI to Belfast' luggage label and one 'to Greenore', £of@3 each.

ebay in March had a GNRI heavy fireplace fender which made £120, a brass ship's telescope from SS Slieve Bawn, maker Sharman D. Neill, Belfast, exc.cond. 120cm £111, GWR hardback publication 1926 'Through The Window', Paddington to Killarney red hardcovers near exc. cond. and measuring 14x22cm, gilt fore-edges, light spot only to front and back blank hardboard, map pages and many additional to the numbered text drawings/illustrations on glossy paper £18.83, CIE silver pocket watch fully functional, illuminates for a while after light shines on it res£150 £ns, and a GNRI stationery requisition book dated 1952 issued to Lisburn Goods Office hard backed with 156 pages £40.99.

The main SRA auction on 14 March had: BCDR original gold leaf coa on maroon painted board, 61x61cm and varnished. The transfer used dated 29/4/1912, exc. cond. £100, MRNCC original gold leaf monogram showing the initials "NCC" on a maroon painted board complete with full lining out in red and gold with black edging together with similar but smaller GNRB coa with the company name shown in garter surrounding the heraldic device on a blue background. Both mounted on board and varnished professionally. 56x56cm and 25x30cm (2) £100, DSER original gold leaf monogram showing the initials 'DSE' on a varnished wooden board 46x25cm, exc. cond. £480, W&T aluminium miniature staff 'Mullingar-Castletown C#39; engraved at the ends, 25cm long with four 3cm diameter rings around the central steel column, gc., £110. W&T staff 'Athlone-Knockcroghery C.' engraved at the ends, 25cm long with four 3cm diameter rings around the central steel column, gc. ²pound;110, W&T staff 'Banteer-Kanturk' embossed on brass plates affixed to one end, 58cm long, the brass rings around the central steel column are approx 6cm diameter, gc. £160, W&T staff 'Killonan Jc-Dromkeen' engraved at the ends. 25cm long with four 3cm diameter rings around the central steel column, gc. £120, UTA cast iron wagonplate: 'UTA 2686', Rectangular with rounded corners, 35x18cm in ex-vehicle condition a little metal missing from one rim £180.

The SRA postal auction in March had: CDRJC director’s financial report for year ending December 1914. Large sized, 18p, folded, plus similar dated December 1916, rusty staples (2) £12, LLSR director’s report and accounts for year ending December 1918, large sized, 8p, folded, plus similar dated December 1920, rusty staples (2) res£10 £ns, Strabane and Letterkenny Railway Co. director's report and accounts for the half year ending June 1909, large sized, 4p, folded, plus similar dated August 1908 (2) £12, Dublin Belfast and Coleraine Jct. Railway share script certificate for five £50 shares deposit paid, not dated but circa 1840's, not cancelled £40, Letterkenny Railway Co. cheque, ornate design, lilac coloured print, unused and with counterfoil attached £14, LMS RCH type map of Ireland, undated, dmf into hardback covers with location in gold on front, ex Surveyor's Office, gc., £30, LMSNCC WTT, brown paperback covers, 68pp dated June 1943 £14, GNRI WTT dated June 1938, brown, paperback covers, 43pp. £14, GNRI WTT dated June 1951, brown, paperback covers, 48pp. foxing to covers £14, CDRJC WTT, paperback, 8pp dated January 1930, £40, CDRJC WTT 4pp dated June 1932. Plus similar dated January 1934 (2) £12, CDRJC WTT 4pp dated October 1938, plus similar dated August 1942 (2) £20, CDRJC WTT 4pp dated October 1945, plus similar dated September 1948 and August 1947, last example very poor (3) £18, CIE WTT dated June 1957, brown, paperback covers, 94pp, covers dusty £5, LNWR guide book 'Greenore Co Louth, Ireland' paperback covers with photo illustrations of company ship and hotel 30pp illustrated guide dated May 1897, small library stamps on cover £50, GWR publication 'Southern Ireland - its Lakes and Landscapes' white and green card covers, 66pp plus plates and adverts, published as No. 10 in the 'Handy Aids' series in June 1925, some foxing £10, BCDR guide to the Giant's Causeway and Antrim Coast, coloured decorative cover, 152pp plus adverts and fold out map, dated 1896, faint library stamps otherwise good condition £120, GNRI official publication 'The Valley of the Boyne', coloured pictorial covers showing St. Lawrence's Gate Drogheda, 20pp illustrated guide to the area, circa 1930s, faint library stamps on cover £40, GNRI milk jug manufactured by Dunn Bennett & Co. White with company initials in script design transfer printed onto side, name in full also transfer printed onto bottom. 8cm high, 8cm diameter at base, BTC £50, Ballycastle Railway type IB11 luggage labels from Ballycastle to Larne, Portstewart, hinge marks on second example, plus BCDR type IB22 luggage label to B'hinch Junction (3) £18.

Second quarter 2009

Dreweatt's transport sale in Bristol on 1 April 2009 had a GSR poster, 'Ireland, Connemara', after W.Till, depicting three women on a rural track, printed by Hely's, 101cm x 64.5cm (left hand margin snagged, without serious loss) est£200 -300, pound;180. This could be the same item that sold on 18/4/09 at TRA with a 32pp GSR brochure with the same artwork for £250.

Onslows on 2/4/09 had two coats of arms which did not sell at their previous auction, but were unsold again. These were GNRI varnished coa transfer on fine wood panel, framed and glazed - 39x34cm est£100-150, £ns, and GSR varnished coa transfer on painted wood panel, framed and glazed - 39x44cm est£100-150, £ns. There were also two non-railway Irish posters: Ireland for your holidays est£300-350 £ns and Paul Henry, L'Irlande est£400-500 £360.

Cundalls at Malton on 4/04/09 had: a GWR 'Mountains of Killarney' jigsaw puzzle £34, luggage labels from LMS Belfast Hotel £7 and a Wheel base 10 ft plate (reputedly Irish) £8.

Talisman on 18/4/09 had: GSR double royal pictorial poster 'Ireland for happy holidays' with artwork by W. Till of three peasant women with baskets of peat in mountainous scenery, minor edge nicks only, vgc. with no folds, also a GSR(I) official publication of 1938 with 32pp. and folding map with the covers displaying the same artwork, vgc. (2) £250, Wooden poster board header with applied cast iron letters 'Great Southern Railways Ireland'. One letter 'A' is missing, otherwise vgc. 137.5cm. long, £130.

The GCR auction on 25/04/09 had: a South Clare Railway mounted coa transfer, featuring a winged figure with harp, gold and black on green background, 46cm square with edge beading £20, Donegal Railway dr poster 'The North West of Ireland, Donegal, The land of Tyrconnel, by the Donegal Railway, all information From Mr R.H.Livesay General Manager, Stranorlar, Co Donegal', multicoloured poster featuring seven views, Londonderry station, river and town, Killybegs, a train in the Barnesmore Gap in moonlight, etc. and also featuring the company's coa and a montage of golf clubs, guns, etc. lightly folded otherwise exc. cond. £420, A Tyers square single line tablet #39;Limavady-Limavady Jct', brass £320, Waterford & Central Ireland Railway TT holder, green folding boards with the full company name in gilt with coa and 'The mail route between Dublin and Waterford via Maryborough', 16x25cm, a mark on the blank back cover, otherwise exc. £120, MGWR 547 bridgeplate, cast iron oval, 30x20cm, completely unrestored £100, RSC miniature staff, 'Laffansbridge-Thurles Jcn' £60.

ebay in April had: CIE coach plate No. 2409 61' 6" Buffet Car £12.50, CIE coach plate No. 2159 1st/3rd Composite 61' 6" £26.01, Silver plate toast rack stamped on the base: 'Mappin & Webb London Sheffield .....plate W20380' along with a crest of a lion/griffin with the letters UTA £14.99, CIE enamelled metal cap badge issued for a Checker, fair condition but some enamel loss plus fastening pin £10, GNRI wall plaque approx. 15x11cm, back covered in blue velvet plus a chain for hanging, it has the appearance of brass/bronze £51, WLWR poster (newspaper size) on postponement of a foot race between O'Neill and Mullen in Tralee on 8 January 1899 res£200 £ns.

Paddington Ticket Auctions on 2/05/09 had: Lot 107 Miscellany comprising DWWR (C of D JnR) – 2nd single Amiens St. Junction (/); DWWR - 1st singles Bray, Blackrock; MGWR – audit Castlerea, 2 x Collooney; NCCMR – audit Belfast YR, 3 x Kilroot (including Golf Club Member’s Ticket; all o/s ‘cancelled’), Upperlands; SLR – audit Letterkenny; West Clare Ry – issued two-piece return Kilcurry (re-joined); DB BP Co. – audit three-piece 1st Excursion Terenure. (14) £45, LLSR: An all different selection comprising 7 issued singles, 2 issued whole returns, 13 issued and 1 audit re-joined returns, 33 audit singles, and 61 audit returns. The lot also includes 38 severed halves, some of which have been lightly re-joined with corresponding halves, but not the same serial numbers. Many of the issued tickets have dates in 1914, and some a little earlier. Ballymagan, Church Hill, Carrowen, Clonmany, Gweedore, and Kilmacrena noted in the re-joined / half tickets, of which the condition is variable (117wh 38hlf) £120, Platform tickets comprising CDRJC – Donegal; GNR(I) – Dungannon, Enniskillen, Omagh, Warrenpoint; GNR Board – Belfast (V), Dublin Amiens St. (O), Dundalk Junct., Londonderry; GSR – Arklow, Enniscorthy, Ferns, Greystones; LMSNCC – Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine; UTA – 2 x Belfast York Road, Coleraine, Londonderry, Londonderry WS, Portrush Station (22) £65, GNRB: a collection of 102 whole comprising 18 issued singles (including Adelaide, Enniskillen, Goraghwood, Harmonstown Halt, Newry Ed. St. and Warrenpoint), 35 audit singles (including Antrim, Clones, Crumlin, Dungriffan Road, Glenavy, Gormanston, and Newry Ed. St.), and 49 audit returns (including Balbriggan, Clones, Crumlin, Dundalk Junction, Killester, Lambeg, Malahide, Mosney, and Portmarnock) (102) £95, Miscellany comprising CLR – 2 audit returns, one a Pilgrim’s Ticket; CMLR – 3rd audit single Coachford to Blarney; CBSCR – 1st audit return Bantry; Donegal Railway – issued 1st single Inver, plus 8 audit whole (Inver, 2 x Liscooly, 5 x Stranorlar); SLNCR – 5 issued (Ballintogher, Dromahair, Enniskillen, 2 x Sligo); CIE – issued blank return Tralee, made out to Dingle; DNGR – 2 issued Newry Bridge St.; Strabane & Letterkenny Rly – issued bicycle blank Strabane; NIR – 22 issued, including Belfast Botanic, Lurgan Craigavon East, Portadown Craigavon West, University, University Halt, plus severed halves from Donegal Railway (Glenmore) and 3 x GSWR (44wh 4hlf) £190, CVR Unissued whole from 2 x Aughnacloy (vgc) and Fivemiletown (face scuffed), together with 6 different Williamson punch tickets listing all the stations and halts. The lot also includes a colourful CLR audit excursion ticket from Mohill (10) £45, BCDR comprising 9 issued singles (including Carnalea, Comber, Helen’s Bay, Hollywood), 15 issued returns (most re-joined or poor – including Ballygowan, Bloomfield, Donaghadee, Kilkeel, Kilough, Neill’s Hill), 31 audit singles (including Ardglass, Ballygrainey, Ballynahinch, Bloomfield, Crossgar, Donaghadee, Dundonald, Knock, Millisle Rd. Halt, Saintfield, 18 duplicate audit singles, 57 audit returns (including Ballygowan, Ballygrainey Halt, Ballynahinch, Carnalea, Knock. Newcastle, and interesting types), 16 duplicate audit returns (146) £220, Miscellany comprising whole from CIE (11 issued), CDRJC (4i 1a), GNRI (2i), GNRB (5i), LLSR (3i 9a), SLNCR (10i 9a), BCDR (1a), LMSNCC (2a – one from Ballycastle), NIR (1i), UTA (2i). The lot also includes 7 unclipped Edmondsons for Circular Tour No.28 from Dudley to various Irish locations, 4d (/) and 7d issued roll type tickets from the Bessbrook & Newry Tramway, and 19 severed halves (69wh 19hlf) £120, DNGR: issued bicycle single from Omeath, together with 170 all different audit whole, comprising 14 x Bellurgan, 23 x Bush, 18 x Carlingford, 11 x Dundalk Quay Street, 41 x Greenore, Gyles Quay Halt, 7 x Gyles Quay, 4 x Newry Bridge St., 22 x Newry Edward St., and 29 x Omeath. Includes some issues in pre-grouping printing style (171) £290, Miscellany comprising 3 audit GSWR, 83 GSR (8 issued), 81 CIE (c.30 issued) and 4 issued UTA (171) £140, Rail and bus: mounted collection in a document wallet comprising 318 whole, 34 severed halves, 3 paper and 4 card rail tickets, plus 78 miscellaneous bus tickets, rail tickets, which are a mixture of issued and audit, are from 15 different companies and include one whole, one punch type and one half from the CVR. The greater proportion of the bus tickets are unissued, but include an issued example from Violet Bus Service (Qty) £110, Edmondsons: shoebox of mainly audit whole, comprising 4 CIE, 5 CDRJC (1 issued), 10 Donegal Railway, 18 DNGR (2 issued, 226 LMSNCC (42 issued), 8 GCPBVR (issued), 247 GSR (22 issued), 120 GNRI (18 issued), 62 GNRB (29 issued), 11 IR (6 issued), 43 LLSR (1 issued), 29 NIR, 17 SLNCR, and 10 others (2 issued). The lot also includes 28 severed halves (mainly CIE, GSR, GSWR) (Qty) £300, Unsorted accumulation comprising approx. 750 issued and audit whole Edmondsons from a wide range of concerns, together with about 80 paper and thin card tickets. Only a handful of County Donegal and NIR included (Qty) £180.

Bonhams had nothing Irish at its auction at Knowle on 12/5/09.

GWRA on 16/5/09 had: Letterkenny Railway gate crossing lamp, interior stamped with the company initials 'L.R.' Brass plated 'Saxby Farmer Ltd Signalling Engineers London' £80.

The railwayana.net phone auction from 17 to 24/05/09 had nothing Irish.

The GCR ticket auction on 31/05/09 had: CDRJC, unused examples, some duplication but most of the surviving types would appear to be represented (between 5000-7000) £190, Ireland (excluding CDRJC), large carton of mainly unissued (8000-10000) £490, Hundred of Manhood & Selsey Tramways Co Ltd. (7 1/2d, buff, thin card), GNRI Fintona-Fintona Jct (1954, Return, used on the famous horse 'tram'), Birkenhead Corporation Rail Passenger Ferry Ticket (1947), Corringham Light Rly Weekly Season (turquoise), DR&CR Ruthin - Trevor (Return, u) (5) £40, Ballycastle Railway, First Class Free Pass, 1897, issued to William Getty and signed by The General Manager, 'No 8', brown leather, gilt company name and gilt coat of arms, excellent condition, 9x7cm, folding in half £210, SLNCR, unused, various stations and types (48) £10.

ebay in June had: SLNCR 1908 2d blue railway letter stamp, fine lightly mounted mint, top of the sheet showing imperf sheet margin £of@95 £ns, MRNCC 1920 3d on 2d manuscript surcharge in red ink, unmounted mint with Belfast York Road Parcels precancel in violet £of@75 £ns.

The SRA main auction on 13/06/09 had: BR(M) dr poster: 'Royal Mail route to Ireland: Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire' (Barker), a shipping poster from the 1950s, folded, tape repair to edge tear, otherwise gc. £65, BNCR wagon plate '598' cast iron, rectangular with rounded corners, 35x18cm restored in red with gold letters and edging, the back showing signs of use £65.

The SRA postal auction in June had (with reserve prices): Ulster Railway share transfer certificate dated 1857, printed on blue paper £70, CDRJC PTT dated June 1952, yellow and red paperback covers, 32pp. £24, CDRJC PTT dated June 1953, yellow and red paperback covers, 32pp. £55, CDRJC PTT dated October 1957 16pp with illustrated covers showing company railcar £10, CDRJC WTT, paperback, 8pp dated October 1930 £14, LMSNCC WTT brown paperback covers, 68pp dated June 1944, rusty staples £14, CIE WTT dated June 1954, brown, paperback covers, 94pp, plus similar dated September 1954 (2) £12, GNRI official publication 'Our Northern Seaside Resorts - Bundoran', coloured pictorial covers showing hotel, 24pp illustrated guide to the area, circa 1930s, faint library stamps on cover £55, CIE coloured leaflet advertising day trips from Dublin to Killarney and Connemara using the Radio Train, front shows view of train alongside a lake, circa late 1950s £10; GNRI brass cap badge showing company initials. 6x2 cm £22, GSWR & MGWR joint official card 'Railways of Ireland Tourist Office' (GSWI120) showing coloured view of model railway exhibition at the British Empire Exhibition, not postally used res£20 £ns, Irish railways Approx 32 10x6cm B&W postcard sized photographs showing accidents on Irish railways including collapsed bridges, some have indistinct notes on rear, appear 1930s (32) £120, GNRI letterpress poster re reduction in fares for the exhibition of Irish Manufacturers in Dublin in September 1882. 51x36cm, folded and weak at folds £10.

Solent on 20 June had nothing Irish. Cundall's at Malton on the same day had a 'Gort-Ardrahan' miniature staff £85.

TRA on 27 June had: GSR original coa transfer nicely mounted onto a painted panel and presented in a glazed frame with gilt slip 490x450cm from the London Railway Club/Woolwich Railway Museum Collection £ns, BCDR cast metal Locomotive Numberplate 'BCDR 5'. As carried by a 2-4-2 tank loco built by Beyer Peacock in 1896 (Works No. 3854). New to Traffic July 1896. Became UTA No. 5 in 1948. Withdrawn Nov. 1949 and sold for scrap. No. 5 was a 5'-3" gauge type 8 Class 5 locomotive and was one of only 6 in the class. They were employed on Belfast-Holywood and Belfast-Dundonald suburban services. Nos. 5, 7 and 27 survived to the formation of the UTA but the other class members Nos. 8, 28 and 29 (all built in 1897) were withdrawn in 1925, 1937 and 1923 respectively. Originally the locos had oval brass numberplates but were changed to the style we have here about 1920. This plate although fractured in two is in totally ex-loco condition and a considerable rarity as many BCDR plates were replaced with UTA cast aluminium examples. The right rear edge has been notched presumably to clear tankside rivet heads. 383x252mm £320, GNRI original coa transfer nicely mounted onto a polished wooden panel and presented in a glazed frame with gilt slip 446x395mm overall from the collection of the London Railway Club/Woolwich Railway Museum £50 and GNRI regulator handle £55.

Third quarter 2009

Railwayana.net on 12 July had nothing Irish.

GCR on 18 July had: A pair of LMSNCC silver plated grape scissors, 18cm long, the handle clearly marked with the company initials in block motif £80, A red leather holder 'Waterford & Limerick Railway time and fare tables', with gilt coat of arms in centre, 21x32cm, spine wear and split at top, the cover has a little edge wear, but quite presentable and certainly uncommon £30, A RSCo miniature train staff, 'Roscommon-Knockeroghery', from the MGWR's Athlone to Claremorris route on the western shore of Lough Ree, steel with rings and cap £75.

PTA 25 July had: GSR: A collection of 30 issued, 6 pre-dated and 64 audit whole. The issued tickets include examples from Ballinrobe, Ballyconnell, Banteer, Drumshambo, and Dublin Broadstone. The audits include Ballinamore, Dundrum (T), Dunmanway, Killorgan, Kilmacthomas, Multyfarnham, Palace East, Skibbereen, and Upton. The lot also contains a wide and colourful variety of types such as Sea Breeze Trip (issued), Soldier or Sailor on Leave, Summer Ticket, Thursday, Rail and Motor Coach, and Student over 16 years or Teacher. (100) £90, Platform tickets: CIE: Amiens St O, Connolly Station S, Cork Glanmire Rd B and U, Westland Row X and Y, plus Rapidprinter and A/A types; CDRJC: Donegal; GNR Board: Belfast S, U, V and X, Dublin Amiens St D and E, Portadown, Londonderry (two different sets), GNRI: Dublin Amiens St U and Y, LMSNCC: Ballymena, Coleraine; NIR: Belfast Central; UTA: Belfast GV St., Belfast York Rd B, Coleraine, Larne, Londonderry WS, Portadown, Portrush Station; UTA A/A type: Londonderry (37) £30, Lot 170 GSWR 2nd single Cork to Dunkettle, dated 14/4/1910, together with a DSER 1st single Blackrock to Westland Row, dated 28/8/1909, both in vgc. (2) £40, Bus tickets A small stock book containing a selection of used and unused punch, roll, Insert Setright, and Edmondson issues. Includes St. Kelvin Bus Service, GSR Omnibus Services, LLSR, Irish Traction Company (unused), GNRB, UTA, odd CIE, and a couple of shipping tickets. The lot also includes three small bundles containing a good selection of CIE used tickets, and examples from Belfast, Ulsterbus, and UTA (Insert Setrights) (Qty) £10, Lot 280 MGWR Limited Mail 2nd single Dublin Broadstone to Kingstown Pier, dated 15/9/1903, together with a GNRI 3rd single Howth to Kingstown, dated 28/6/1901, routed 'via Dublin Junction Ry' and 'Not available by Limited Mail Train' (minor /) (2) £80, Lot 307 Miscellany comprising: DSER-issued from Westland Row (Bike /); audit from Avoca, Dundrum (both o/s ‘specimen’); DWWR-audit from Blackrock, Dalkey, Stillorgan; MGWR-Ballymurray, Castlerea, Collooney, Dublin Broadstone (2 o/s ‘specimen’); WLR-audit Gort (o/s ‘specimen’); WLWR- issued from Athenry (minor /); audit from Limerick (o/s ‘specimen’). The lot also includes issued halves from 2 x CBSCR, 1 x CMDR, 4 x DSER, 2 x DWWR, 1 x WLWR. (13wh 10hlf) £50, CVR issued 3rd Excursion Fivemiletown to Pettigo (18/5/1929; re-joined / tape), together with audit whole from Augher (tape), 4 x Aughnacloy (1 tape), 2 x Ballygawley, 2 x Clogher, and an unused 1/- punch type issue. The lot also includes 7 whole and 2 severed halves from the GCPBV Railway and Tramway Co. (18wh 2hlf) £35, GSWR comprising issued whole from 5 x Dublin Kingsbridge (Bike, to Abbeyleix, Cardiff –1915 – Newbridge, Shallee), Waterford; audit whole from Ballycumber, 2 x Ballyragget, Buttevant, Cahirciveen, 2 x Charleville, 2 x Cork, Dublin Kingsbridge, 2 x Dundrum, Ennis, Kilkenny, 2 x Kilrane, Limerick Jn., Roscrea, Rushbrooke, and Youghal (including a good selection of types). The lot also includes 9 issued severed halves. (26wh 9hlf) £26, Platform tickets comprising CIE (mostly grey with green horizontal stripe) – Clarke Station Dundalk, Cork (Glanmire Rd.), Galway, Galway M, Galway M (white with three diagonal red lines), Harcourt Street (dated 13/12/1958), Kingsbridge; CDRJC-Donegal; GNRI-Belfast, Dublin X (thought to be an emergency series; dated 4/7/1953), Dundalk Junct. (28/4/1952), Londonderry (22/6/1940), Omagh (19/9/1960), Warrenpoint (19/9/1960); GNRB-Belfast; UTA-Belfast (Y. Rd.) A., Belfast (York Road) B, Londonderry (F. Rd.), Londonderry (W.S.) (23/6/1951), Portadown. (20) £45, Lot 440 DSER (City of Dublin Junction Railway) issued 2nd single Amiens St. Junction to Sidney Parade, dated 18/9/1911 and in excellent condition. (1) £30, Lot 461 Northern Ireland: A lever arch album containing approx. 415 UTA and 370 NIR Edmondsons mounted on paper in plastic sleeves, plus 44 NIR machine issues. Just over half of the UTA tickets are properly issued, but few of the NIR prints, although this cannot be accurately assessed from mounted tickets (Qty) £ns, A lever arch album containing approx. 1,000 Edmondsons mounted on paper in plastic sleeves. Around 840 are from the CDRJC, filed by type and then station of origin, indicating that all are different. The remainder are from 13 different concerns, of which 49 are GNRI, 18 GNRB, and 33 LLSR. Examples from the Donegal, Finn Valley, GSR, GSWR, and NCCMR are also included. Few appear to have been issued – other than odd examples from the GNRI/GNRB, though the full extent cannot be properly assessed from mounted tickets (Qty) £30, A large stock book of 20 double sided leaves containing almost 500 issued and audit whole, plus a few halves and miscellaneous other types. The main companies are BCDR (c.65), DNGR (c.40), GNRI (c.85), GSR (17), LLSR (c.55), LMSNCC (c.25), SLNCR (c.20), UTA (c.65), CIE (c.70), but there are examples from at least another dozen concerns. A good proportion of the tickets are issued (Qty) £320.

GCRA had an extra auction on 15/8/09 with a 1000 lots and very brief descriptions issued to registered bidders on the day of the sale. Items noted were: CIE greasetop plus badge £32, GSWR gate £2, GNRI 1/2 milepost top £10, 2 GSWR trespass (type unknown) £26 and £18, GNRI coa £13, Schull and Skibbereen crossing gate lamp (small unmarked four bullseye - 2 red, 2 green from the collection of J.I.C.Boyd) £96, CIE system map £50, alloy single line tablet 'Coleraine-Ballymoney' £60.

Railwayana.net from 2 to 6/9/09 had nothing obviously Irish.

Stafford on 5/9/09 had: a silver-plated half pint pot engraved 'Station Hotel Belfast' BNCR, inscribed on the bottom 'Gibson & Co Belfast', in original condition £60, Webb & Thompson large signalling staff 'Wicklow-Rathdrum, gc £ns, small cast iron GS&WR Notice 'Persons found trespassing on the line of railway, or injuring the fences thereof, will be prosecuted' front restored £50, framed and glazed carriage print 'M.V. Cambria' BR - Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire service, gc, £ns, framed and glazed carriage print 'T.S.S. Duke of Lancaster' BR - Heysham to Belfast service, gc, £40, carriage board lettered in original cream on maroon paintwork 'London-Holyhead' original condition, 335x13 cm, from Wolverton Collection £ns, LMSNCC 2-6-4T cabside No. 2 ( although I wonder if it could be Glendun) £300.

SRA on 12/9/09 had: BR(M) qr poster: Ireland for Holidays (photographic) from the 1960s folded, a little edge wrinkling at bottom, gc otherwise £140, CIE aluminium carriage board: 'Dublin-Cork' in cast aluminium with red painted background to the lettering. 116 x 13 cm with curved ends, slots on back to fix to carriage side, gc. £110, brass loco worksplate: 'Beyer Peacock & Co Ld Manchester 1914' as carried by the GNRI U1 4-4-0 No 199 'Lough Derg' built "actually in 1915", oval, 25 x 15 cm, repainted front, the back painted to cover some erroneous information £300, Webb & Thompson miniature staff: 'Ballygeary-Rosslare Strand', steel with four brass rings, the section names engraved onto a brass sheath at one end. 23 cm long in gc £130, BR(M) dr poster: Northern Ireland Ulster - Giants Causeway (John Greene), a couple of nicks along left edge, rolled and gc otherwise £150, CIE aluminium carriage board: 'Baile Ata Cliath - Corcaig' in cast aluminium with red background 116 x 13 cm with curved ends, slots on back to fix to carriage side, gc. £170, Webb & Thompson miniature staff: 'Gort-Ardrahan', steel with four steel rings, the section names engraved onto a brass sheath at one end, 23 cm long, in gc. £100, CIE aluminium carriage board: 'Failte' in cast aluminium with red background, 84 x 13 cm with curved ends, slots on back to fix to carriage side, gc. £310, brass loco worksplate: 'Beyer Peacock & Co Ld 7244 Manchester 1947' as carried by the ex-GNRI U1 class 4-4-0 No 201 'Meath', oval, 25 x 15 cm, face restored, but with signs of stress around the right hand bolt hole when removed from the engine, back cleaned £150, Webb & Thompson miniature staff 'Athy - Cherryville Jctn.', steel with four steel rings, the section names engraved onto a brass sheath at one end, 23 cm long, in gc. £100, Lot 369 CIE aluminium carriage board: 'Slainte' in cast aluminium with light blue background and white lettering, yellow outside rim, 84 x 13 cm, with curved ends, slots on back to fix to carriage side, gc. £280.

The SRA telephone auction on 12/9/09 had: GS&WR cast iron gate notice, 26 x 30 cm, face repainted some time ago, £30. The postal auction on the same day had: Dublin Port and Docks Board handbook dated 1926, coloured pictorial covers showing ship passing lighthouse, 64pp plus fold out plan, fully illustrated guide to the history and activities of the port £140, Navan & Kingscourt Railway share certificate for one £10 share dated 1871, ornate scrolled title, embossed seal, engraving of company crest top centre, faint overstamp 'paid in full' £15, Clogher Valley Railway three fully headed items; letter from Secretary/General Manager dated 1914, waybill dated 1911, dividend warrant dated 1933 (3) res£5 £ns, RCH map of Ireland dated 1897, Midland Railway office copy, dmf into hardback covers with title in gold on front, spine poor £320, RCH map of Ireland dated 1927, Dmf into hardback covers with title in gold on front £320, LLSR pocket sized PTT of bus and rail services, 14pp dated July 1946 £40, DSER WTT dated October 1915, 24pp. £30, MGWR WTT. 52pp dated January 1899, front cover detached £70, WLWR WTT. 24pp dated July 1900 £70, CIE WTT dated September 1956. 94pp, poor condition, plus BR(W) notice No.5 dated May 1960 re 'Numbering of Passenger Trains During Summer Service', very worn (2) res£5 £ns, GSR WTT dated June 1942. 86pp, very worn. £10, GNR(I) official publication 'Tourist & Excursion Programme 1902', coloured pictorial paperback covers showing views of major sights, 160pp, fully illustrated, spine and cover wear, small loss to corners, spine mostly missing. res£10 £ns, GNR(I) official publication 'Health Resorts and Pleasure Excursions on the GNR(I) Dublin' coloured artwork covers, 16pp guide to tours of the area, dated 1897, small library stamps on cover. £10, CDRJC small sized timetable poster of omnibus services. 41 x 33 cm, dated September 1963, folded. £5, Parry's Railway Companion from Chester to Holyhead and Guide to Dublin, green cloth bound boards with title in gold on front. 158pp plus adverts, no map, second edition dated 1849, gc. £14, Irish luggage labels approx 34 GNR(I), 25 GSR, all different. (59) £18, CIE 71 x 46 cm poster advertising excursion from Cahirciveen to Killorglin for the Puck Fair dated August 1959, red, green and black print with illustration of diesel loco and train at bottom, folded, some foxing. £10 £ns, Framed and laminated poster advertising the Fishguard-Rosslare route showing view of ship St. David. £28.

TRA on 28 and 29/9/09 had: Dublin, Wicklow & Wexford small 17mm. nickel 'DW & WR' script Button. vgc. (F62/7) £32, BCDR cast metal loco. tankside numberplate 'BCDR 7' as carried by a 2-4-2 Tank Loco built by Beyer Peacock in 1896 (Works No. 3853). It became Ulster Transport Authority No. 7 in 1948 and was withdrawn in Nov. 1949 and sold for scrap. Originally the locos had oval brass numberplates but were changed to this style about 1920. This plate despite having a vertical central crack is in lovely ex-loco condition and a great rarity as many BCDR plates were replaced with U.T.A. cast aluminium examples, 383x252mm, the plate from sister loco no. 5 sold in TRA July 2009 auction £620, LMSNCC silver plated grape Scissors by Elkington, top marked 'LMS NCC' in two vertical outlined panels, vgc. £30, Carriage Panel. An early GWR carriage panel 'Cappoquin, Co. Waterford (Ireland)' By the Photocrom C o. circa 1895. A fine colour tinted photo produced for the GWR to encourage use of their ferry services to Ireland, vgc. with titled mount & in an original type glazed frame £ns, Midland Great Western nickel cap badge, 'MGWR' in rope script, vgc. £120, 'Great Southern Railways' coa mounted onto a painted panel and presented in a glazed frame with gilt slip, 490x450mm overall, formerly in the collection of the London Railway Club then Woolwich Railway Museum £52.

Bonhams on 29/9 had nothing Irish.

Fourth quarter 2009

GCR on 3/10/09 had: enamel trespass notice, 'Sligo Leitrim and Northern Counties Ry Co, - Notice - Any person found trespassing on this railway or other premises the property of this Company will be prosecuted according to the law, By order R.E.Davis, Secretary', white lettering and border on black, 41x30 cm, four small face chips, otherwise excellent £500, GSR dr poster, 'All Ireland senior and minor football finals, Kerry v Galway and Mayo v Louth, at Croke Park Dublin 22nd September 1940', a special excursion from Wexford to Arklow stations, black on white, folded £80, early three aspect handlamp from the Timoleague and Courtmacsherry Railway, complete with its interior fittings but lacks the red glass, one of the side catches bears a large brass plate 'Timoleague, 3', copper bezel and piecrust top, front glass is cracked £440, GSWR salt glaze 'landmine' inkwell, 11 cm diameter, the side clearly marked 'GS&WR', example from Baltinglass signal box on the Sallins to Tullow branch £70, 'L&L.S.R.' cast iron poster board header 55x10 cm, the front has been repainted £300, Cavan, Leitrim and Roscommon Railway axle box cover inscribed, 'C.L.&R.Ry', 17x13 cm including side lugs £260, Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway cast milepost, '12', rectangular with V-shaped base, 25x25 cm. (MP CB 101/F) £30, 'GS&WR, LOOK-OUT' enamel armband, red on white, complete with straps and buckle, only the most minor edge chips in places £340, CBSCR level crossing gate lamp, with square body and hinged top. Two opposite sides have a small red bull's eye lens and the others a large blue bull's eye lens, each side has a red or green steel dish-shaped surround. The lamp lacks interior fittings. This example was recovered by James Boyd who accompanied and filmed the demolition train on the line £600, Tyers No 6 single line tablet, 'Bellerena-Limavady Jct', (alloy) £160, GNRI flare lamp with a 10 cm circular body, cap and handle. The side is prominently stamped with the company initials £120, GNRI enamel doorplate, 'Station Master', blue lettering and border on white, 46x8 cm, a few minor chips and surface marks. The plate was seemingly used at Fintona station £460, Large Webb and Thompson staff, 'Skibbereen-Baltimore' £640, RSCo miniature staff, 'Dromkeen-Killonan Jct', (alloy) £40.

PTA on 17/10 had: lot comprising: BCDR - 3 audit; GSWR - 1 issued, 3 audit; LLSR - 2 issued; LMSNCC - audit 'Soldier's wife leave' from Portrush (paper back); MGWR - 4 audit; MRNCC - 5 audit returns; NIR - 10 audit; UTA - 1 audit. (30) £30, SLNCR: 74 issued 2nd and 3rd singles from the 1954 to 1957 period, with a few differing only by the fare or printing variation and a further 93 issued tickets of the same basic prints, but with pencil amendments to fares and/or the application of child clips (167) £45, CIE: 118 whole, of which around 40% are issued, and the remainder audit (118) £75, DUTC 1d named stage tram tickets from all different lines comprising (16) £45, GNRI issued singles from Belfast and Dublin Amiens St. to a wide range of destinations, most issued in 1904, but one from 1900 and another from 1911, faces are in gc (odd ones vgc), but all have excess paper on the backs from previous mounting, 3 have Bd as a result of extraction from the album. (20) £30, lot comprising 1 issued and 2 audit whole from the CIE, together with audit issues from 1 x BCDR, 1 x CDRJC, 14 x GNRI, 4 x GNRB, 2 x GSR, 21 x LMSNCC, 34 x SLNCR, and 29 x UTA, also includes 98 severed halves, comprising 58 x CIE, 14 x GNRI, 4 x LMSNCC, 20 x SLNCR, and 2 x UTA. (109wh 98hlf) £40, SLNCR: a blue rectangular folding leatherette 1st Class Free Pass for 1910 issued to R.T. Wilson of the LLSR, together with a similar pass, but this time an oval ticket in red leatherette, issued to J.F. Miller Esq. for the year 1913, with the name added in ink. (2) £30, lot comprising: CLR - audit 1st revised fare single Ballyconnell to Bundoran on GNRI via Belturbet; CVR - audit dog blank single from Aughnacloy; CMDR - issued 2nd return Cork to Killumney (as spelt) (re-joined and stuck down); CMLR - issued 1st single Cork to Blarney (dated 26/8/1908); CBPR - audit 1st and steamer blank child single from Cork Albert St.; CBSCR - issued 2nd single Cork to Kinsale (Bd) and 3rd single Bandon to Waterfall, together with audit tickets from 2 x Bantry, Madore. (10) £110, LMSNCC: nine audit whole for journeys over the line of the former Ballycastle Railway and 4 rail motor type Edmondsons (13) £40, lot comprising: WLR - audit 3rd blank return Ballindine (a little Bd); WLWR - audit 2nd and 2nd and saloon returns from Limerick; WCIR - audit 2nd excursion return Mullinavat to Limerick; Southern Railway Co. - audit 1st Excursion Return Fethard to Clonmel; WTR - issued 1st Privilege Return Waterford to Tramore; unclipped audit child's special return for same journey; WCR - audit 2nd express single Corofin to Broadstone (Cd); issued rejoined market return Miltown Malbay to Kilkee, the first six tickets are overstamped either 'cancelled' or 'specimen' (10) £80, LBR: A 9 x 7cm 1st class paper free ticket made out to a Mr and Mrs Sekon for a journey from Listowel to Ballybunion and back on 3/7/1917, however, the ticket, which is numbered 367, has a pre-printed date of '188', indicating that it was printed for the opening of the line, the lot also includes a DWWR (CofDJnR) 5 x 6cm 1d excess receipt issued at Tara Street Station, which has been mounted on card. (2) £45, BCDR: 12 issued and 53 audit whole, together with two Ultimatics, 2 BCDR punch types and an issued small oval weekly ticket. The issued tickets include Dundonald, 4 different weekly tickets from 1948, and 3 re-joined halves(70) £160, stock book containing around 600 issued and audit whole Edmondsons, plus a few card issues, primarily CIE (Qty) £50.

At Onslows on 12/11 there were but two non-rail Irish posters, Lot 24 R T Cowern Glendalough Co. Wicklow Irish International Airlines, original poster printed by Ormond 1952 - 102x63 cm Condition A, est£50-100 £ns, Lot 82 Abram Games (1914-1996) Ireland, original poster issued by the Irish Tourist Board - 89 x 63 cm Condition B backed on linen, £85

GWRA on 14/11 had: poster, BR(M) 'Portrush, Northern Ireland' by Lance Cattermole printed by Jordison vgc with only minor defects around the periphery and a 4cm clean tear top margin. £125, locomotive nameplate Queen Alexandra Ex BNCR Class A 4-4-0 No. 34. In November 1932, the name, together with the original nameplates, was transferred to another Class A 4-4-0 No. 63 (built Derby in 1905) Curved brass construction, 112cm across and in ex loco condition. Note: a photo taken by H.C. Casserley, clearly showing the nameplate appears in the book 'Locomotives of the LMS NCC' by William T. Scott. £3800, GNRI enamel Billposters Will Be Prosecuted By Order - Amiens Street Station January 1916, bears the makers name 'Imperial Enamel Co Birmm' bottom right, 46 x 41cm, white lettering on deep blue ground, superb condition with only minor chipping around a couple of bolt holes £370, headboard The Shamrock, used between 1954 until 1966 on locomotives that hauled the London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street Boat Train service with connections to the Coast Lines ferry services from Pier Head to Belfast and Dublin £ns res£2000, GSRI c/i small trespass notice in ex trackside condition £200.

On 17-22/11 railwayana.net had (but described as LBSCR) an untitled enamel carriage notice 'Please do not spit in the carriages...' with three lines of text explaining the reasons why you should not do so, good used condition with rusting around edges - 41 x 11 cm £150. On this site this would be a BCDR item. A second item was a station wall lamp (lot 286) marked GSWR but actually Glasgow&SWR.

TRA on 24/11 had: GNRI moulded black refreshment room or hotel ashtray top embossed 'GNR' in GWR roundel style, back scratched 'Dundalk 11-11-48'. vgc. 120mm. dia. £40, GNRI large rectangular vessel for a tail lamp or similar, stamped 'Newry ED', complete with ring pull and a large four tube rape oil burner vgc. £40, GSR official folding publications from the 'Ireland Gem of the Sea' series: Cork, Killarney & Kerry 26pp; Tara, the Boyne & Central Ireland 22pp.; Dublin, Wicklow & the South East 36pp.; Limerick, Clare, Galway, Connemara, Achill, Sligo & Donegal 40pp, all complete with system maps, attractive covers, a little soiled but good in the main (4)£26.

SRA on 5/12 had: BNCR enamel sign: 'BNCR - Notice - Any Person Found Writing on The Walls or in Any Way Injuring The Company's Property Will Be Prosecuted. By Order' in brown lettering on cream and brown border with a couple of small chips and edge rusting. 15 x 10cm, £90, GNRI (but probably BCDR enamel sign: '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.' Some restored chipping, in good order generally, 37 x 10cm in dark blue lettering and border on white with a light blue edging. Although this item is credited to GNR(I) it could well have come from one of the other Irish Railways, possibly GSR, vgc £110.

The SRA postal auction in December had: Lot 663 CDRJC. Hanging card notice 'Excursion Tickets to Londonderry, Belfast, Dublin. Red printing 20 x 27cm plus similar sized paper notice re no one being allowed on station premises unless ticket holders, etc. both undated. (2) res£10, Lot 703 Fishguard & Roslare R & H. C. share certificate for £2000 of guaranteed preference stock dated 1921. Scrolled title, punch and stamp cancellations res£10, Lot 704 WDLR share certificate for fifty £10 shares dated 1878, ornate scrolled title and large side embellishment, blue print, embossed seal, stamp cancellation, plus similar £10 share certificate in lilac print dated 1873, both rather crumpled (2) res£10, Lot 764 RCH Map of Ireland dated 1918. Dmf into new, green coloured clothbound hardback covers, map dusty, res£20, Lot 872 LLSR pocket sized PTT of bus and rail services 14pp dated December 1945 res£10, Lot 873 LLSR pocket sized timetable of bus services, green and black pictorial covers showing company single decker, 18pp plus adverts, dated June 1962 res£10, Lot 874 GSR PTT brown and cream covers, 46pp dated November 1931 rear page missing res£5, Lot 875 DSER WTT dated January 1923 18pp. res£20, Lot 876 LMS-NCC WTT. Brown paperback covers, 32pp dated February 1941 res£10, Lot 877 CIE WTT dated June 1956, brown, paperback covers, 94pp, covers a little worn res£5, Lot 930 CBSCR guide book 'Prince of Wales Route-Glengarriff and Killarney' illustrated card covers, 50pp plus adverts, dated 1897, gc, res£10, Lot 931 GSR guide to the Tralee, Limerick and Clare section published in the 'Ireland-Gem of the Sea' series. Illustrated covers, 24pp plus plates, adverts and fold-out map, circa 1930s res£10, Lot 992 GNR(I) Omnibus Services timetable booklet, blue and black covers show illustration of company double decker, 96pp dated September 1954 res£10, Lot 1330 GWR carriage print 22 x 17cm coloured photographic type card: at Glengarriff Co Cork res£10, Lot 1354 TSS Duke of Lancaster, BR Heysham-Belfast service by Claude Buckle (LMR series) res£10, Lot 1362 MV Cambria BR Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire Service by Claude Buckle (LMR Series) res£10, Lot 1407 GNRI share certificate for £520 of consolidated debenture stock dated 1933. Ornate scrolled title, red print on orange background, embossed seal, not cancelled, colourful item res£20.

At upcoming auctions, Stafford on 9/1, so far, has a 'Coleraine-Ballymoney' tablet. The GCR auction on 16/1 has a Wilcox 'Northern Ireland' poster, 'Killucan - 46th Mile Box' and 'Skibbereen-Drimoleague' staffs and CVR, CBPR and WCR axlebox covers. Other auctions are Malton on 9/1, PTA on 23/1 and Solent on 27/2.

   

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GNRI ashtray. Source: TRA1109.

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GSR brochures. Source: TRA1109.

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GSR fences sign. Source: GWRA1109.

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GNRI Billposters. Source: GWRA1109.

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BNCR 'Queen Alexandra' nameplate. Source: GWRA1109.

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BR headboard. Source: GWRA1109.

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BR Portrush poster. Source: GWRA1109.

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Cork & Bantry milepost. Source: GCR1009.

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LLSR notice board header. Source: GCR1009.

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Cavan Leitrim axlebox cover. Source: GCR1009.

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GSWR enamel look-out armband. Source: GCR1009.

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TCLR lamp. Source: GCR1009.

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CBSCR lamp. Source: GCR1009.

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SLNCR trespass. Source: GCR1009.

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GNRI enamel. Source: GCR1009.

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GNRI flare lamp. Source: GCR1009.

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GSR poster. Source: GCR1009.

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GSWR 'landmine' inkwell. Source: GCR1009.

click for 9.8K .jpg image of NCC Tyers token.

'Bellarena-Limavady Jct.' tablet. Source: GCR1009.

click for 8.7K .jpg image of Dromkeen staff.

'Dromkeen-Killonan Jctn.' staff. Source: GCR1009.

click for 6.4K .jpg image of Skibbereen staff.

'Skibbereen-Baltimore' W & T staff. Source: GCR1009.

click for 9.3K .jpg image of BCDR cabside.

BCDR cabside. Source: TRA909.

click for 8.1K .jpg image of DWWR button.

DWWR button. Source: TRA909.

click for 9.8K .jpg image of GWR carriage panel.

GWR carriage panel 'Cappoquin'. Source: TRA909.

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MGWR cap badge. Source: TRA909.

click for 13.9K .jpg image of GSR coa.

GSR coa. Source: TRA909.

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LMSNCC grape scissors. Source: TRA909.

click for 6K .jpg image of CIE Slainte carriage board.

CIE carriage board 'Sláinte'. Source: SRA909.

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CIE carriage board 'Fáilte'. Source: SRA909.

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CIE carriage board 'Dublin-Cork'. Source: SRA909.

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CIE carriage board 'Baile Atha Cliath-Corcaigh'. Source: SRA909.

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BP GNRI Lough Derg makers' plate '7244'. Source: SRA909.

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Ireland for holidays poster. Source: SRA909.

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Northern Ireland poster. Source: SRA909.

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Webb & Thompson miniature staff 'Athy - Cherryville Jctn.'. Source: SRA909.

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Webb & Thompson miniature staff 'Ballygeary-Rosslare Strand'. Source: SRA909.

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Webb & Thompson miniature staff 'Gort-Ardrahan'. Source: SRA909.

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GSWR small trespass. Source: STA909.

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Staff 'Wicklow-Rathdrum'. Source: STA909.

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BR Carriage board 'London-Holyhead'. Source: STA909.

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BR Carriage print 'Cambria'. Source: STA909.

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BR Carriage print 'Duke of Lancaster'. Source: STA909.

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BNCR silver drinking pot. Source: STA909.

click for 11.1K .jpg image of Roscommon staff.

RSCo miniature staff 'Roscommon-Knockeroghery'. Source: GCR709.

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Waterford & Limerick timetable. Source: GCR709.

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LMSNCC grape scissors. Source: GCR709.

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BCDR cast iron loco number. Source: TRA609.

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GSR coa. Source: TRA609.

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GNRI coa. Source: TRA609.

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Letterkenny Railway gate crossing lamp. Source: GWR509.

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South Clare Railway coa. Source: GCR409.

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MGWR bridgeplate. Source: GCR409.

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RSCo miniature staff 'Laffansbridge-Thurles Jcn'. Source: GCR409.

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Limavady tablet. Source: GCR409.

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Donegal Railway poster. Source: GCR409.

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Waterford & Central Ireland Railway timetable. Source: GCR409.

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GSR 'W.Till' poster. Source: TRA409.

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GSRI wooden poster header with cast iron letters. Source: TRA409.

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SLNCR & MRNCC stamps. Source: ebay509.

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CIE coach plates. Source: ebay409.

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GNRI wall plaque. Source: ebay409.

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WLWR poster. Source: ebay409.

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UTA Mappin & Webb silver plated toast rack. Source: ebay409.

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CIE ticket checker. Source: ebay409.

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DSER coach monogram. Source: SRA309.

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NCC coach monogram. Source: SRA309.

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UTA wagon plate. Source: SRA309.

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GNRB coa. Source: SRA309.

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'Athlone-Knockcroghery' W & T miniature staff. Source: SRA309.

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'Killonan Jc-Dromkeen C' W & T miniature staff. Source: SRA309.

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'Banteer-Kanturk' W & T staff. Source: SRA309.

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CIE pocket watch '961'. Source: ebay309.

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GWR book 'Through the window', 3 views. Source: ebay309.

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GNRI stationery book. Source: ebay309.

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CIE gentlemen. Source: GCR109.

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GNR Strabane clock. Source: GCR109.

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GNR tender plate. Source: GCR109.

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GSWR coa. Source: GCR109.

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GWR carriage print. Source: GCR109.

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GWR enamel. Source: GCR109.

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LMS carriage print. Source: GCR109.

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MGWR bridge no. Source: GCR109.

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MRNCC gate. Source: GCR109.

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Staff 'Ballycar-Long Pavement'. Source: GCR109.

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Poster 'Fishguard-Rosslare'. Source: GCR109

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GSWR 'Look out' armband. Source: SRA1208

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BCDR 'Look out' armband. Source: SRA1208

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W & T staff 'Ardrahan-Craughwell'. Source: SRA1208

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LMSNCC helpers' instrument. Source: GWR1108

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'Fishguard-Rosslare' BR(W) poster. Source: GWR1108

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'Fishguard-Rosslare' RE(WR) poster. Source: GWR1108

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CDRJC 'Inver' nameplate. Source: GCR1008

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GSR coa. Source: GCR1008

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CDRJC 'Raphoe-Buncrana' staff. Source: GCR1008

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DNGR block bell. Source: GCR1008

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'Athlone E.-73rd milepost' staff. Source: GCR1008

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Donegal Railway footbridge. Source: GCR1008

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'Ballymote-Boyle' staff. Source: GCR1008

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'Ardrahan-Gort' staff. Source: GCR1008

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LLSR 'Buncrana & Tooban' staff. Source: GCR1008

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CDRJC 'Stranorlar-Castlefinn' staff (rings ground off). Source: GCR1008

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GSWR Sallins glass lamp tablet. Source: SRA908

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'Castletown-Mullingar C' W &T staff. Source: SRA908

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NI poster. Source: SRA908

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''Athlone-Knockcroghery C' W &T staff. Source: SRA908

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GSWR Ormsby trespass. Source: TRA708

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LMSNCC wagon plate. Source: TRA708

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BCDR coa. Source: GCR708

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CIE gate notice. Source: GCR708

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DNGR coa. Source: GCR708

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GNRB coa. Source: GCR708

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GSR coa. Source: GCR708

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Holyhead poster. Source: GCR708

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Ulster poster. Source: GCR708

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'Killucan-46 Mile Box' staff. Source: GCR708

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GSWR Ormsby trespass. Source: GWR508

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GSWR station wall lamp. Source: GCR408

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Ulster poster. Source: GCR408

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GSR bilingual bridge restriction. Source: GCR408

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BR totem Fishguard Harbour. Source: GCR408

click for 2.3K .jpg image of BR Ulster Express

BR Ulster Express. Source: GCR408

click for 2.2K .jpg image of staff Moate-Castletown

RSCo miniature staff 'Moate-Castletown'. Source: GCR408

click for 3.7K .jpg image of staff Athenry-Ballygluinin

RSCo miniature staff 'Athenry-Ballygluinin'. Source: GCR408

click for 3.8K .jpg image of staff Kilmessan-Dromree

RSCo miniature staff 'Kilmessan-Dromree'. Source: GCR408

click for 3.1K .jpg image of staff Trew&Moy-Dungannon

W & T staff 'Trew & Moy-Dungannon'. Source: GCR408

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W & T staff 'St.Johnston-Strabane'. Source: GCR408

click for 4.3K .jpg image of staff Oola-Limerick Jct.

RSCo miniature staff 'Oola-Limerick Jct.'. Source: GCR408

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GSWR Ormsby Trespass Notice. Source: GCR408

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Tyers No.6 tablet 'Limavady Jct. - Bellarena'. Source: SRA308

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W & T miniature staff 'Lough Eske-Donegal B'. Source: SRA308

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GSWR Liverpool Overhead Railway poster. Source: SRA308

click for 2.8K .jpg image of Tyers No. 6 Bellarena

Tyers No.6 tablet 'Bellarena-Castlerock'. Source: SRA308

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W amp; T staff 'Clara-Ferbane'. Source: SRA308

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GSWR gate. Source: SRA308

click for 3.1K .jpg image of LMS print Howth Castle

LMS print Howth Castle. Source: SRA308

click for 1.9K .jpg image of WT staff Banteer

W & T staff 'Banteer-Kanturk'. Source: SRA308

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CDRJC railway makers' plate. Source: GCR108

click for 3.9K .jpg image of WT Athenry-Craughwell staff

WT 'Athenry-Craughwell' staff. Source: GCR108

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GSR Bantry, two-part sign. Source: GCR108

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GNRI buffer lamp. Source: GCR1008

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CIE 'Dublin-Cork' carriage destination board. Source: GCR108

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GNR Armagh station tablet. Source: SRA1207

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MGWR Mullingar enamel lamp tablet. Source: SRA1207

     

     

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