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Latest Coronavirus Update, 10th July 2020

Great Central Auctions are open for business!

Our auctions continue; however, there are a few alterations to the way our sales are run and to our programme of events:

  • The June Main Auction was replaced with a continuous run of 'Fortnightly Sales' on this website, which started on Friday, 29 May. The third sale closed with 'Final Bids' on Thursday and Friday, 9 & 10 July. Further batches will be offered fortnightly until such time as it is safe and practical to resume live auctions.
    Most items can be posted, but any larger/heavier items can be stored free of charge until they can be collected. Further information and the bidding procedure is outlined in the Sale 285 Catalogue.
  • The June Postal Auction took place as normal, though without the Alpha Lots section. Items were available to view on the website, rather than being displayed at Stoneleigh. Bidding closed on 16 June: Sale 281 Catalogue.
  • The Ticket Postal Auctions continue to run as usual: Sale 283 Catalogue (sale closed 30 June).
  • The live Paddington Ticket Auctions are running as postal auctions.
  • Unfortunately, due to the nature of our Bloxham Auctions, these are cancelled until further notice.

We welcome entries for all our future auctions.

Any revised dates and arrangements will be published on this website as the situation develops. Please keep checking back for updates!

We at Great Central Auctions, are fully committed to maintaining a comprehensive programme of events to keep everyone interested and in touch throughout this difficult time, albeit in some revised formats. As ever, we aim to remain true to our motto "always something under the hammer!".

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers well. Until we are able to meet again, please take care and stay safe!

Great Central Railwayana Fortnightly Sales

Current GCR Fortnightly Auction: Sale 285 Catalogue

A small selection of items in our previous Fortnightly Sales:

----------------------------- Great Central Railwayana, Sale 284 -----------------------------

Totem Station Sign, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Central

Totem Sign: Chapel-en-le-Frith, Central
- sold in Sale 284 for £4,100

Steam Locomotive Smokebox Roundel, SNCF

Steam Locomotive Roundel: SNCF
- sold in Sale 284 for £1,100

Totem Station Sign, CLAPHAM JUNCTION

Totem Station Sign: CLAPHAM JUNCTION
- sold in Sale 284 for £1,850

Locomotive Smokebox Numberplate, 9014

Smokebox Numberplate: 9014
- sold in Sale 284 for £1,550

Target Station Sign, FELTHAM

Target Station Sign: FELTHAM
- sold in Sale 284 for £1,900

Worksplates (Diesel), BREL,Crewe, 1990

Worksplates (Diesel): BREL,Crewe, 1990
- sold in Sale 284 for £800

Target Station Sign, HEST BANK

Target Station Sign: HEST BANK
- sold in Sale 284 for £2,300

----------------------------- Great Central Railwayana, Sale 282 -----------------------------

Target Station Sign, THREE BRIDGES

Target Station Sign: THREE BRIDGES
- sold in Sale 282 for £1,050

Locomotive Nameplate, KING LEODEGRANCE

Locomotive Nameplate: KING LEODEGRANCE
- sold in Sale 282 for £6,300

Target Station Sign, TAYNUILT

Target Station Sign: TAYNUILT
- sold in Sale 282 for £2,300

>Worksplate (Diesel), GM 968702

Worksplate (Diesel): GM 968702-174
- sold in Sale 282 for £200

Station Destination Plate, PLYMOUTH

Destination Plate: PLYMOUTH
- sold in Sale 282 for £360

Locomotive Smokebox Numberplate, 92045

Smokebox Numberplate: 92045
- sold in Sale 282 for £760

Railway Worksplate, SHEEPBRIDGE COAL & IRON

- sold in Sale 282 for £200

Locomotive Worksplate, ROBERT STEPHENSON, 3584

Worksplate: ROBERT STEPHENSON 3584
- sold in Sale 282 for £320

Locomotive Cabside Numberplate, 7777 (GWR)

Cabside Numberplate: 7777 (GWR)
- sold in Sale 282 for £860

----------------------------- Great Central Railwayana, Sale 280 -----------------------------

Locomotive Nameplate, PORTLAND BILL

Locomotive Nameplate:
- sold in Sale 280 for £10,300

Station Sign, Brondesbury Park etc.

Station Sign: Brondesbury Park etc.
- sold in Sale 280 for £2,200

Totem Station Sign, WITHYHAM

Totem Station Sign: WITHYHAM
- sold in Sale 280 for £7,300

Target Station Sign, HALWILL

Target Station Sign: HALWILL
- sold in Sale 280 for £2,400

Single Line Tablet, Lymington Jnc - Lymington

Single Line Tablet: Lymington Jnc - Lymington
- sold in Sale 280 for £520

Totem Station Sign, ILKLEY

Totem Station Sign: ILKLEY
- sold in Sale 280 for £3,100


June 2020 Postal Auction of Railway, Bus and Tram Tickets

Bidding in this Postal Auction on Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Rail Ticket, Lot 10 in GCR Sale 283Rail Ticket, Parliamentary to Barnard Castle, Lot 24Rail Ticket, Lot 31 in GCR Sale 283Rail Ticket, Lot 107 in GCR Sale 283

The On-Line Ticket Auction Catalogue has been updated with the Sale Results. A complete listing of these can also be downloaded as a PDF file for printing:
Ticket Auction, Sale 283, Results.


Great Central Railwayana Live Auction at Stoneleigh Park:
Saturday, 7 March 2020.

The on-line GCR March 2020 Auction Catalogue was updated with the Sale Results after the auction.

Sale 276: the 500 Lots of Railwayana included:

Locomotive Nameplate, ANTI-AIRCRAFT COMMAND, Battle of Britain Class
Totem Station Sign, Okehampton

Totem Station Sign: OKEHAMPTON
- sold for £6,400

Locomotive Nameplate:
Battle of Britain Class
- sold for £27,000

Locomotive Nameplate, EDMUND BURKE

Locomotive Nameplate: EDMUND BURKE
- sold for £15,500

Locomotive Worksplate, LB&SCR Brighton 83, 1912 (32083)

Worksplate: LB&SCR Brighton 83, 1912 (32083)
- sold for £2,100

Signal Box Instrument, LSWR Preece Block

Signal Box Instrument:
LSWR Preece Block
- sold for £1,500

Signal Box Instrument, LNWR Train Describer, Crewe

Signal Box Instrument:
LNWR Train Describer, Crewe
- sold for £1,560

Signal Box Instrument, Tyer & Co. No. 9 key token instrument

Signal Box Instrument:
Tyer & Co. No. 9 Key Token
- sold for £1,900

Target Station Sign, Exeter

Target Station Sign: EXETER CENTRAL
- sold for £1,900

Enamel Sign, train spotters are not allowed inside this gate

Enamel Sign: No Trainspotters, BR(E)
- sold for £1,000

Locomotive Worksplate, Class 40 D326, later 40126 from the Great Train Robbery locomotive

Worksplate: Class 40 D326, later 40126
- sold for £3,100
Link to a Heritage Railway article about this worksplate from the Great Train Robbery locomotive


Great Central Railwayana Bloxham Auction Saturday, 22 February 2020

General Railwayana Items: 1000 Lots

The February 2020 GCR Bloxham auction was well attended despite the weather and a wide selection of Lots sold well with some very good prices realised. If you would like to look back through the Lots, or see what you missed, the on-line Bloxham Auction catalogue is still available to view.

Sale Location: The Warriner School, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 4LJ.


Original Calendar of Great Central Live Railwayana Auctions for 2020

Stoneleigh (Railwayana): 7 March, 6 June, 5 September & 5 December 2020.

Bloxham (General Railwayana): 22 February, 30 May & 8 August 2020.

Paddington (Road & Rail Tickets) 25 January, 25 April, 18 July & 24 October 2020.

Alternative arrangements are being made for these auctions, with the exception of the Bloxham events which have been cancelled until further notice.

To register for complimentary catalogues for our future auctions please or phone on 01327 263633

Contact Information:

Great Central Railwayana Ltd
14 School Street, Woodford Halse, Daventry, NN11 3RL

Office Hours: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Telephone: 01327 262193 / 01327 263633