Talisman Railwayana Auction - 7th May 2011
At the Gartell Light Railway, Templecombe, Somerset.

What follows are the images and video of the sale of:
(i) Lot 405: M&SWJR Guards Thunderer Whistle complete with chain and button hole attachment. It was eventually sold for 580.
(ii) Lot 406: BR(WR) double royal letterpress Poster advising of the proposed closure of the M&SWJR to passengers, which duly took place on 10th September 1961 (50 years ago this year, 2011). This Poster was eventually sold for 290.

I arrived at the GLR at around 8.30am to photograph and take some video of the items. I then waited patiently until mid-afternoon for these lots to go under the hammer.

What follows is pictures and video clips of what happened.


Click on the picture to see a tour of the auction room.


Click on the picture to see the whistle in more detail.


Click on the picture to see the whistle sale (sorry about the quality of the video. I was bidding at the same time!)


Click on the picture to see the poster sale.

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