Friday, September 24

Andy Garth: Auction Oddities

- September 17, 2018


The latest Auction Catalogue is out, and this week I have included three slightly off the wall lots that are for sale ( 25 September at St Leonard’s Church Hall Glebe Villas Hove, viewing from 6.30pm with the sale starting at 8pm).

The first picture is part of a full map of Sussex, produced just after the Second World War, showing the great achievements of the Women’s Land Army during the conflict. There are labels on the map giving details of where essentials were grown or farmed, with Brighton seemingly having the title: ‘One Mile of Potatoes’! It has a guideprice of £15-20.


The second photo is a rare find of a ticket for the last train ride from Kemp Town Station (now Freshfield Industrial Estate) to Brighton in June 1971. This is a must for the transport collectors and is in great condition, with a guide of £3-5.

There are labels on the map giving details of where essentials where grown or farmed

The last photo is a collection of fan mail letters to an actor named Halsey Bourne, who was appearing at the West Pier Theatre. It’s a fantastic snap shot of the politeness and fandom in the late 1930s.


They are worth a read and have a guide price of just £5.

All lots are available to view at Robert’s shop at 36 Queens Road Brighton, and if you can’t attend the auction you can leave a bid with us to buy on your behalf.

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