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Latest Coronavirus Update, 29th May 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 has been replaced with a continuous run of 'Fortnightly Sales' of 75 lots on this website, starting from Friday, 29 May. The first sale will close with 'Final Bids' on Thursday and Friday, 11 & 12 June, followed immediately by a further auction of 75 lots closing on Thursday and Friday, 25 & 26 June. 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 280 Catalogue.
  • The June Postal Auction is taking place as normal, though without the Alpha Lots section. Items are available to view on the website, rather than being displayed at Stoneleigh. Bidding closes in the current auction on 16 June.
  • The Ticket Postal Auctions continue to run as usual.
  • 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

A small selection of items for our current and future auctions:

Locomotive Nameplate, PORTLAND BILL

Locomotive Nameplate:

Cabside Numberplate, 2038 (Portland Bill)

Cabside Numberplate: 2038 (Portland Bill)

Single Line Tablet, Lymington Jnc - Lymington

Single Line Tablet: Lymington Jnc - Lymington

Signal Instrument, MR Block, Carlton Road Jcn Signal Instrument nameplate, Carlton Road Jcn

Signal Instrument: MR Block, Carlton Road Jcn

Signal Box Nameboard, Forest Gate Junction, LNER

Signal Box Nameboard: Forest Gate Junction, LNER

Station Sign, Upminster Trains, BR(E)

Station Sign: North London Line, BR(M)

Target Station Sign, HALWILL

Target Station Sign: HALWILL

Totem Station Sign, WITHYHAM

Totem Station Sign: WITHYHAM

Totem Station Sign, BROAD STREET

Totem Station Sign: BROAD STREET

Totem Station Sign, ILKLEY

Totem Station Sign: ILKLEY


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