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Railwayana bonanza

Posted on April 19 2009 at 10:14:33

One of the lots for sale

The rail timetable for Barnt Green will be a popular port of call for enthusiasts all over the country next month when the village hosts a public auction of sought-after model trains and memorabilia.

The sale of The John Porter Collection is being organised by the Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers at St Andrew’s Church on Saturday June 13. Among collectors expected to be attending is pop music mogul Pete Waterman, with the total value of the sale estimated at around £100,000.

John Porter, who ran an undertaker business in Stourbridge until his recent death, built up an enviable collection of ‘0’ gauge equipment and never modelled in ‘00’ gauge. He also had a large collection of name plates which adorned his home.

It is these items that form the main part of the auction of more than 300 lots, including what is described as an exceptional collection of 7mm models, mostly to exhibition standard.

The sale starts at noon, with viewing from 10.30am on the day and no buyer’s commission. A sale catalogue is available for £5.50 from the ALSRM, Quadrant Court, 48 Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston B15 1TH (cheques payable to ALSRM).

Enquiries to Peter Talbot on 0121 445 1131.

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