A collection of railway totems and ephemera stole the show at The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction on Friday 17 July 2020. The incredibly expansive array drew the attention of train buffs from across the world, with bidders everywhere from Glasgow to Australia!
Many totems are now on track to travel back in the direction of their original destination. Indeed, the star lot of the collection, a Portobello totem which achieved an impressive hammer price of £1,900, was won by a successful bidder based in Edinburgh, who fought off strong competition online and in the room.
For other lots, a brand new adventure looks to be on the horizon. Lot 1704, a totem from Pinkhill - a station in the Scottish capital that served Edinburgh Zoo, East Corstorphine and Murrayfield - looks set to head south of the border, sold to a buyer in the East Midlands for £900. A Paddock Wood totem - a station serving the Town of Paddock Wood in Kent - appears destined to enjoy the sunny climes of Australia, won for a hammer price of £550 by a buyer based down under (lot 1675).