Great Central Railwayana Auctions

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

Tel: 01327 262193 ~~ Email:

Sale 252

Live Auction at the Charing Cross Hotel, London

Sunday, 18 November 2018

The Regency Suite, Charing Cross Hotel, Strand, London

Viewing 9.00 a.m. - Sale 12 noon

Welcome to the on-line version of the catalogue for our November 2018 Rail Ticket live auction.


Bids can be submitted by post or email to the address above (where equal bids are submitted, the first received will take preference). For this live auction, the Railway Tickets are arranged in Lots of various sizes. Some Lots contain single items, but most Lots contain multiple tickets. Bidding will be in the following steps:

£1 up to £10
£2 up to £30
£5 up to £100

£10 up to £500
£20 thereafter

The successful bidder will pay one step above the next highest bid. A buyer's premium of 10% + VAT will apply to all bids, total 12%.

Condition of Tickets

All tickets, apart from a number of bulk Lots at the end of the catalogue, are illustrated and can be viewed on this website. The condition of tickets is indicated as follows:

Front Condition Grading Codes

indicates that the ticket is in excellent/undamaged condition

indicates the ticket is in good condition with no noticeable defects

indicates the ticket has some wear or minor crease, although still presentable

indicates the ticket is in poor condition

indicates the ticket has faded

for travel tickets: issued and dated example

for platform tickets: issued, the symbol indicates a dated example

Condition of the Back of Tickets, Mounting Damage

indicates that the back of the ticket is in good, undamaged condition

indicates that the back of a ticket has paper residue as a result of previous mounting, usually removable with care

indicates that the back of the ticket, including the back paper, has actual damage or loss

indicates that the ticket has no back

Conditions of Payment

By cheque payable to Great Central Railwayana Ltd, leaving the amount blank and endorsed "Not to exceed £......." (please specify the maximum amount of your bids plus premium and postage).
By debit or credit card, please download the bidding form or use the sheet enclosed with the printed catalogue.


Orders will be dispatched by Royal Mail Special Delivery, unless we are specifically requested otherwise, charge £8. The alternative is first class post with a certificate of posting obtained, sent at buyer's risk, charge £1.50.


If a ticket is not of the standard that you expect from our description, please return it within 10 working days of the auction closing and we will provide a refund or credit your account.

Tickets Required For Future Auctions

Our commission rate for sales is 10% + VAT, total 12%. There are no minimum or unsold charges, although tickets offered need to be of a reasonable standard of interest (we offer more common items in multiple lots in the Tickets section of our ordinary postal auctions of printed railwayana held quarterly).