Right, this is a fleeting visit as time has run away with me this week, but you need to know that Bloomsbury have an auction, and it’s tomorrow. The title is Railwayana including the collection of Michael Max, and it contains all manner of things, including nineteenth century Parliamentary reports on atmospheric railways and maps of Barry docks. Fortunately for us, there are also a few posters.
Star exhibit if you are me is this Lander, which I swear I’ve never seen until now.
Star exhibit for everyone else is probably this.
Beyond that, there are pictures of trains and pictures of places and I can’t really get excited about very much of it. Although this is at least different, and I’m always a sucker for that 1950s Festival typeface anyway.
I have been meaning for a while to have a wonder about Bloomsburys, because some posters seem to have been slipping through there at quite a low price, and I don’t know whether that’s them, or a sign of changing times in the market (yet again). But I’ll save that for their next poster sale, I think.