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oldknotty

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I have been smitten by the nostalgia bug of late and i have begun collecting painted prints of british rail scenes and transport scenes that contain the lorries and ,ilk floats ect that I remember from a lad in Stoke on trent .I have seen a lot on bay but the prices are kinda steep as is the shipping :-( Can anyone point me to a retail source where i can buy them direct and maybe save bait on VAT and shipping p-lease ??

Thanks martin

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Possibly the London Transport Museum, National Railway Museum, Science Museum & the Museum of London might be good places to start. They all have online shops. Other than that there are several transport bookshops, e.g. www.roberthumm.co.uk and www.pearman-books.com who may have the sort of thing you're looking for.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Peter

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If you want original prints the cheapest sources are usually auctions (not of the EBAY kind) where your only competition is other collectors or dealers, and there aren't many collectors except for posters (and postcards and some photos). Some of the specialised railway book dealers might also be useful for old prints (but don't try Robert Humm unless you got a few pounds of gold in the basement). For modern repro stuff museums are the best bet as already recommended above.

 

There are other things you can look for as well - postcards tend to vary a lot in price according to condition and subject matter (station views are the most expensive, locos pics tend to be reasonable except for railway company issues which vary a lot in price). Another alternative is handbills - if you can find them - Pre-Nationalsation examples in good condition can be found for anything between £!0 and =£30 depending on price but examples such as the one below usually cost a lot more, alas (this one of the most recent additions to my collection of them -which covers this sort of date onwards)

 

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If you Google 'Transport Posters UK' with the results set for 'Images' along the top.

It may help if you do www.Google.co.uk (On my Google home page in the UK the 'Image' is in white letters on a black strip - there's things like 'Search' News' 'Gmail' etc on the strip too)

 

Anyway this will bring up plenty of images for you to start with, click on a image/poster you want more details on and that normally takes you to the suppliers web site and thus a listing of all their other products too.

 

I know I'm more than likely teaching you to suck eggs, but somebody reading this may not know/use the Images as a source for finding things, I'm surprised how often this occurs in our village to start with.

 

Hope all's well with you Old Knotty, Sandy.

 

Edit - of course just Transport Posters UK will bring up a load of rubbish as well, if you then refne it with Train or whatever, this should narrow it down from the 7,500,000 hits/locations available...... I narrowed down the search with Milk added, which reduced the hits to 319,000, it brought up this one amongst others

 

http://weebirdy.type...11642970b-popup

 

and the home web page http://www.weebirdy....-in-london.html

 

Another one out there was this one for the LNER

http://www.cityofsou...taurant_car.jpg

 

and this American(?) one,

http://www.cityofsou...ol_holidays.jpg

 

Of course sometimes you can be led off-topic,

even with Safe Search on http://lh5.ggpht.com...ge_thumb[1].png :nono: ..

(this could be the 'source' your looking for though).

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If you Google 'Transport Posters UK' with the results set for 'Images' along the top. It may help if you do www.Google.co.uk

(On my Google home page in the UK the 'Image' is in white letters on a black strip - there's things like 'Search' News' 'Gmail' etc on the strip too)

 

Anyway this will bring up plenty of images for you to start with, click on a image/poster you want more details on and that normally takes you to the suppliers web site and thus a listing of all their other products too.

 

I know I'm more than likely teaching you to suck eggs, but somebody reading this may not know/use the Images as a source for finding things,

I'm surprised how often this occurs in our village to start with.

 

Hope all's well with you Old Knotty, Sandy.

 

Edit - of course just Transport Posters UK will bring up a load of rubbish as well, if you then refne it with Train or whatever, this should narrow it down from the 7,500,000 hits/locations available...... I narrowed down the search with Milk added, which reduced the hits to 319,000, it brought up this one amongst others

 

http://weebirdy.type...11642970b-popup

 

and the home web page http://www.weebirdy....-in-london.html

 

Another one out there was this one for the LNER

http://www.cityofsou...taurant_car.jpg

 

and this American(?) one,

http://www.cityofsou...ol_holidays.jpg

 

Of course sometimes you can be led off-topic,

even with Safe Search on http://lh5.ggpht.com...ge_thumb[1].png :nono: ..

(this could be the 'source' your looking for though).

Thanks Sandy i have been looking around band i did find a pretty reasonable place but no pics of lorries etc . I picked up a few good ones from the LMS side of things now i am looking to go for the old milk floats and vans ect with delivery scenes and such :-) not too hard right ??? It is Africa hot here right now well over 95+ most days and somewhat humid thank the gods for A/C i say I would be a large red and white blob other wise . ( not that i am far from it already LOL )

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When searching with 'Train' added, there was this Notice from 1846

 

http://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/page_id__8569_path__0p116p180p1622p.aspx

 

Note one of the trains has 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class Coaches, another has 1st, 2nd and Parliamentary Coaches.

 

Posted by one of the 3% of Pre-Groupies on RMWeb - that's 3% covering a 100 years of Railway History.

(the other 97% are just covering 90 years.....?).

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Posted by one of the 3% of Pre-Groupies on RMWeb - that's 3% covering a 100 years of Railway History.

(the other 97% are just covering 90 years.....?).

 

Ah, but we do add an air of elegant refinement to what could otherwise be a sea of Tin-Cans................................................ :senile:

 

(Ducks and runs for cover...........................)

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There are many sites available, searching with Google Images for LMS Railway Poster

there's this source http://www.ssplprint...lms-poster-1933

and the costs seem to be 15GBP's for a A4 up to 75GBP's for a A1 sized print,

which seems similar to your (Oldknotty) New York based Co. at http://www.greatmode...com/decorr9.htm

 

Mind you I don't recall paying pro-rata those sort of sums for a A2 railway print I had from the NRM at York,

although I have paid similar for some art Posters using very stable inks (guaranteed 75 years!!!).

 

BTW, it's nice to just scroll through those Google Images pages, lots of surprises (and bumph).

 

....and of course a great source for railway posters for the model station notice boards,

though do they have them now, or is it a steam era practise.

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