Original 'BEWARE OF THE TRAINS' cast iron warning plaque on its original cast iron plinth.
Last sold at The Great Central Railway Auction, Daventry, Northants. Was in The Furniss Collection in June 2016.
From their online catalogue:
Cast Iron Railway Sign, LNWR (L&BR) Beware of Trains: A London & North Western Railway (possibly London & Birmingham Railway) untitled cast iron sign ''BEWARE OF THE TRAINS''.
The earliest known pattern of ''Beware'' notices. The centre of the lower edge extends to form a 4'' diameter flange at the top of the cast iron cruciform upright post.
The plate is rectangular, 21''x13'', VGC, the post 67Â½'' tall.
VGC & extremely rare
Priced for sale 'as is'.
Fully restored price £1,425.00
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