Great Central Railwayana Auctions

Auction Catalogue: Great Central Railwayana, 1 June 2019

Great Central Railwayana Auction Sale 262, Auction Lot 133
Lot 133 A nameplate, KING GEORGE, from the GWR 4000 Star Class 4-6-0 No 4023 built at Swindon in June 1909, one of a group of Stars named after Kings of England in reverse order. When the 6000 King Class was introduced in 1927, the King names were removed from the Stars which were renamed after various monarchs, No 4023 becoming (THE) DANISH MONARCH but losing its nameplates in November 1940. It was withdrawn from Landore on 12 July 1952 and cut up at Swindon Works in the four weeks ending 4 October 1952. The nameplate is attractively restored and displays the early style of mounting used by the GWR, with keyways to the holes and fixings between the letters. The top beading is pin marked 'R', indicating right-hand side. £8000-10000