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Owls in the kitchen

A mysterious package arrived in the post a few weeks ago.  Unannounced and anonymous, it turned out to be  a small selection of materials about one of my favourite artists and people, Barbara Jones. There’s a couple of booklets – one a catalogue of an exhibition in Marlborough in 1999, the other a review of […]

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It’s no secret

Today’s auctions are of the general railwayana type, which means that I am likely to get distracted by glittering treasures such as ticket inspector’s hat badges, armchairs and, naturally, giant gherkins. The sign is 51 inches across, a figure worth bearing in mind before you buy it.  Although I do think it would look rather […]

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great expectations

Great Central Railwayana have a new auction coming up on 4th June, and the catalogue is now up on The Salesroom if you want to take a peek. There are a couple of quite desirable items on there, my favourite probably being this Tom Purvis because – as any regular readers may have worked out […]

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images

Once again, this post comes to you courtesy of someone else’s generosity.  In this case, it’s thanks to Mike Ashworth, who pointed me towards the Phyllis Nicklin collection, via this picture of Jiggins Lane in Bartley Green, Birmingham in 1953. Great, isn’t it.  And rare too.  Considering how present posters were on the streets of Britain in the […]

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Push once

I’m finding it hard to get worked up about auctions at the moment.  This might be because I’m getting jaded, but I think it’s more that there isn’t that much of interest coming through at the moment (and if anyone has any theories as to why this might be, please do let me know in […]

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Back in time for posters

Do you remember the ghosts of Notting Hill Gate? These were the posters discovered during a renovation of the tube station a few years ago. A fascinating time capsule, they provided an evocative wormhole back to the concerns and consumerism of the late 1950s, all documented by LT’s Head of Design and Heritage, Mike Ashworth. Where we […]

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