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Wish you were here – vintage railway posters that are just the ticket

David Hunter auctioneer and valuer with the vintage Grange over Sands promotional poster
David Hunter auctioneer and valuer with the vintage Grange over Sands promotional poster

[A] vintage poster of Grange over Sands lido found in an attic is expected to make up to £400 at auction on Monday 15 May.

Attributed to the well-known poster artist Frank Sherwin, it is believed to have been commissioned by British Railways in 1949 to promote railway journeys to the popular Edwardian resort.

Also included in the sale are three posters promoting other English and Welsh resorts by Harry Riley, valued between £500 and £800 as a collection.

Valuer David Hunter, from 1818 Auctioneers, said: “These posters are evocative of a bygone era when holidays involved train travel to a British seaside resorts. They are bright, joyful and idyllic depictions of UK holiday destinations which have come to define Post-War British leisure and travel. And they are highly collectable, some make thousands of pounds.”

Lido detail, vintage promotional poster of Grange over Sands up for auction on Monday 15 May
Lido detail, vintage promotional poster of Grange over Sands up for auction on Monday 15 May

The posters are being sold on Monday 15 May as part of 1818 Auctioneers and Valuers Weekly Antique, Vintage, Collectables and Clearance Auction Sale. The sale starts at 10am with viewing from 8.30am on the day and also on Friday 12 May 2-4pm, Saturday 13 May 10am-1pm.

For more information visit the upcoming auctions page of at www.1818auctioneers.co.uk

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