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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Two opportunities to see some vintage tube posters

Next month, the auction house Christies is to sell off around 300 posters from the "golden age" of advertising by London Transport - both tube, tram and bus services.

The sale is being organised by the London Transport Museum itself, and the funds raised will go towards conserving their existing collection or buying more posters that they are currently missing.

You can browse through the entire catalogue on the Christies website, or see some of them in person during public viewing days later this month at their South Kensington showroom.
  • Sep 29 11am - 5pm
  • Sep 30 11am - 5pm
  • Oct 1 9am - 7:30pm
  • Oct 2 9am - 5pm
  • Oct 3 9am - 5pm
The Transport Museum is also selling some postcards associated with the sale if you want a cheaper memento and cant quite afford the real thing.

However, the Transport Museum's overflow depot at Acton is where the museum stores its vast archive posters not on display elsewhere, and they run very occasional tours of the climate controlled room where the posters are stored.

Tours last approximately 75 minutes and include a Q & A session, and due to the cramped nature of the room are limited to 10 people per tour.

There are two tours each day, with the first starting at 11:30 and the second at 13:30 and the next dates are Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October 2012. Cost is £10.

Book Online or telephone on 020 7565 7298.

Annie Mole and myself took a look around last year.

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