British Railways hand painted artworks for letterpress posters

British Railways hand painted artworks for letterpress posters

British Railways (Western Region)
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  • Condition: B+
  • Date: c.1959
  • Size: Various sizes: 155 x 100 mm to 255 x 65 mm

A very unusual, and delightful, group of small format hand painted proposals for British Railways letter-press posters. The group was recently discovered with a collection of posters, ephemera and drawings from the former British Railways, Western Region, Publicity Office at Paddington. They are painted on the reverse of paper scraps, some dated 1958 and 1959, and appear to be for 'streamer' and ‘quad royal’ format posters. All advertise Excursion trains from Paddington to destinations including Oxford, Worcester, Hereford, Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Gobowen.