‘Aggressive bidding’ for Pelsall railway sign

A rare 1920s totem sign from Pelsall Railway Station has fetched more than £1,000 at auction.

The original Pelsall railway sign that is up for auction

The original Pelsall railway station sign

The enamel 3ft long sign, painted in London Midland maroon, fetched £1,100 – far more than the original £500 reserve price.

The sign – one of only a handful that were produced – was sold by Railwayana at the weekend after it was found among hundreds of items in the attic of a railway enthusiast who had died.

Auctioneer Neil Booth said bidding for the rare piece of railway memorabilia was strong and he was pleased with the amount it attracted. “It was aggressively fought after,” he said.

A similar sign, for Bloxwich, went for £1,800.

Railwayana offers free valuation on all railway memorabilia.

 

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2 Responses to ‘Aggressive bidding’ for Pelsall railway sign

  1. The auction was handled by http://www.ukrailwayana.com/ Can’t thank them enough. Utterly professional and trustworthy Neil is the man to call if you have any items of railwayana to sell, I would definitely use them again. The next auction is in May so glad the Bloxwich sign went to a good hom.

  2. Andy Ven says:

    No way is Bloxwich worth £700 more than Pelsall! 😉

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