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Nameplates (Steam)

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Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "LADY OF LYNN" as carried by a Churchward designed ex-GWR Saint class 4-6-0 No. 2906 - original works number 2204 - built at Swindon works in May 1906. Allocations included only Old Oak Common and Cardiff Canton from where it was withdrawn in August 1952. Cut up at Swindon works on an unknown date. Lady of Lynn nameplates were applied in May 1907. This is the right-hand side plate.

Guide: £8000-10000
Lot Sold For: £7000 (PB 346)


Brass Steam Locomotive nameplate "KING RICHARD" as carried by G.J Churchward designed ex GWR/BR Star class 4-6-0 No. 4026 built at Swindon works in September 1909. Allocated to mainly Old Oak Common and Taunton it was withdrawn from the latter in February 1950. Cut up at Swindon works on an unknown date. This nameplate was removed in November 1927. As removed ex-service condition with a wonderful patina.

Guide: £5000-6000
Lot Sold For: £10000 (PB 295)


Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "WOLSELEY HALL" as carried by a Collett designed 49xx Hall class ex GWR 4-6-0 No. 5964 built at Swindon works in July 1936. Allocations included Bristol Bath Road, St, Philips Marsh, Plymouth Laira, Weymouth, Swindon and Westbury where it was withdrawn in September 1962. Cut up at Swindon works 12/62. Wolseley Hall was a moated stately home built in the 11th Century near the village of Colwich in Staffordshire, It was demolished in 1966 the former gardens are now a nature reserve of the Wolseley Centre.

Guide: £4000-5000


Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "FRANK BIBBY" as carried by a William Dean ex GWR/BR Bulldog class 4-4-0 carrying the number 3364 (originally 3416) with the number being changed in December 1912. Built at Swindon works in February 1903. Allocations included Tyseley, Swindon and Westbury from where it was withdrawn in June 1949. Cut up at Swindon works on an unknown date. Frank Bibby (1857-1923) was a racehorse owner, chairman of Bibby Line Steamers and a director of the Great Western Railway. As removed, ex-service condition.

Guide: £3000-4000
Lot Sold For: £3600 (PB 611)


Brass Steam Locomotive Nameplate "VICTOR WILD". As carried by a Gresley designed ex-GNR/LNWR Class A3 4-6-2 No. 60105, built at Doncaster Works in March 1923. Allocations included Kings Cross, Doncaster, Gorton, Leicester G.C and Grantham, from where it was withdrawn in June 1963. Cut up at Doncaster Works 09/63. Complete with reproduction lined-out splasher for ease of display.

Guide: £6000-8000
Lot Sold For: £10000 (PB 1211)


Hollow Cast BRASS FOX. As fitted above the nameplates of the D49 LNER 'Hunt' Class, renamed from 'Shires'. A left facing example in totally ex-loco condition. Not common.

Guide: £800-1000
Lot Sold For: £1200 (PB 457)


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