An antique railway clock is expected to attract a lot of attention from collectors as it is auctioned this Friday, 7th March, at a sale in Taunton. A number of antiques connected with the railway will be auctioned at the same time, around 300 lots in total.
The railway clock had previously been attached to a signal box on the station platform at Bishops Nympton. The antique dates back to 1900 and has been given an estimated value between £500 and £700 for the auction, although it may exceed that value on the day. As the railway line which housed the antique railway clock, the Devon and Somerset line, is now closed, it is believed that the clock will be of particular interest to collectors.
A totem sign for British Rail for Widney Manor will be another of the items included in the auction, valued between £500 and £600. A percentage of the final selling price will be added to make the total higher; this is the buyer’s premium which is added to the final and successful bid. The public is able to view the items on 1st, 4th and 5th March before attending the auction.
Antique furniture dating from 1900 may also be of interest to collectors, although items bought at antiques dealers may cost less. Items like antique chests in Preston can be viewed at any time, with no time limit for making a purchase. An antique chest from the turn of the century may be the ideal storage partner for the auctioned railway antiques.
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