Charterhouse Trains and Railwayana Auction

. November 13, 2008

A West Country landmark is up for sale when two Sherborne train station signs go under the Charterhouse hammer in their specialist sale of trains and railwayana at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne on Thursday 11th December.

“The signs, which graced the station for many years, have, not surprisingly, been entered for sale by a Sherborne client. They read about our specialist auction devoted to trains and railwayana and took advantage of our free home visit service which we offer clients looking for help and advice. However, as a firm we cover the whole of the West Country, so it was no trouble at all to drive just 2 minutes up the road.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “The signs have been in the vendor’s ownership for the past 20 years or so when they moved into their house and found, much to their surprise and bemusement, the signs languishing in their new garden shed!”

This specialist auction of trains forms half of the Charterhouse December two day auction on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th. With the trains, including live steam and numerous gauges with manufacturers such as Hornby, Marklin, Bassett Lowke, Lima, Wrenn and other well known makers, railway enthusiasts will have plenty of choice, and there are even items of furniture removed from station including GWR benches. On the second day is the Charterhouse sale of clocks, antiques and collectors items.

Charterhouse is now accepting entries for this two day December followed by their first sale of the New Year, with a major collection of Border Fine Arts being combined with their popular Beswick auction in January, closely followed by classic cars, motorbikes and automobilia at the prestigious Bristol Classic Car Show which attracts tens of thousands of enthusiasts.

Auction info www.charterhouse-auctions.co.uk

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