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Updated Sept 18, 2021


We are pleased to say that the running of our businesses, namely Crewe Heritage Railwayana Auctions and Mid-Hants Railwayana Auctions, remains largely unaffected. We will continue to run our popular regular telephone/email/postal auctions throughout 2021 until further notice and at such time that we can all meet safely again at live venues.

Welcome to our 7th online telephone/email auction, which runs from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th September 2021.

BUYING: Our next Crewe Heritage Auction will be held over the weekend of Friday 10th to Sunday 12th September 2021 and dedicated solely to the LMS Jubilee nameplate and number plate collection of the late Kenneth Phillips. Viewing of the items in person can be made on Saturday 4th September at Crewe Heritage Centre between 10am and 5pm with free courtesy shuttle vintage bus running between Crewe mainline station and the Heritage Centre.

'Jubilee' plate collectors are invited to bring their own nameplates and numberplates to add to a wonderful display. Please confirm your attendance in advance.

The viewing day will be followed by POSTAL/EMAIL/TELEPHONE Auction between the 10-12 September, 2021 via www.ukrailwayana.com

Auction to include 18 'Jubilee' nameplates, 20 'Jubilee' smokebox numberplates, 24 shedcode plates from 'Jubilee'-stabled sheds, five named Express headboards and ten smokebox numberplates from other locomotives.

Hidden away in his bachelor's house, other relic collectors had no idea what Kenneth, a former Peterborough New England shed fireman, had spirited away from loco sheds at the end of steam and even if the items had survived at all.

Specialist railwayana auctioneer Neil Booth said: "This is by far the find of the decade in steam locomotive collecting circles and we look forward to them finding new homes when they come to auction in September. These items have been tucked away for sixty years and make up an astonishing collection to be able to offer to today's collectors. We have already had strong interest from collectors who can now have the opportunity to match numberplates with their nameplates and vice-versa."

The full catalogue will be posted shortly on this website.
Enquiries Tel: 01242 620020 or 07836 225711
Email office@gwr1.com

Now consigning for this and future Auctions
Please contact Neil for guidance, what are YOUR items worth?

For further images or condition reports please contact us in good time before the sale weekend.

You can bid from your own home via email, telephone or postal bid.
Please register (preferably before the sale weekend) with us if you are interested in bidding and you will be allocated a Postal Bidding (PB number).
Payment for items can be made by sending a cheque or via bank transfer.

SELLING: We are still accepting consignments of collections or single items of your railwayana and transport related memorabilia for this upcoming auction and subsequent auctions in 2021.

COLLECTION: Our regional agents will continue to be able to collect items from you, socially-distanced at your doorstep/drive by prior appointment only under the strictest Covid-19 aware conditions.

DELIVERY: We also offer a safe and secure personal delivery service throughout the UK at a pre-arranged cost after the auction has finished. No expensive couriers or highly-inflated charges! Remember, we are the only railwayana auction house to offer a full collection and delivery service. We are fellow collectors who understand and are sympathetic to the items and understand the business.

What is your railwayana worth?

All enquiries to Neil on 01242 620020 or 07836 225711 or email office@railwayana.com or office@gwr1.com



SEPTEMBER 10th - 12th, 2021

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Telephone: 01242 620020 / 07836 225711
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Jubilee Nameplates

















Jubilee Smokebox Numberplates





















Named Express Headboards






Shedcode Plates - 'Jubilee Sheds'


Other Smokebox Numberplates











BR Locomotive Lion over Wheel


Additional Nameplates (Steam)

(These are not part of the Kenneth Phillips Collection.)

Bowen-Cooke "George the Fifth" Class London & North Western Railway 4-4-0


LMS Jubilee 4-6-0



London & North Western Railway Precursor Class


Gresley designed ex GNR/LNWR Class A3 4-6-2


GWR Churchward Saint 4-6-0


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