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'Stock' Posters Selection

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'Stock' Posters Selection Summary

"Stock" posters were printed with just an image, either at the top or around the edge. British Railways would have had a large number of these posters held in "Stock", and then they would have been run through the printers again to add whatever wording was required at the time. This way one poster image could be reused many times and for many events over a number of years.
All are Double Royal size (approx 40 x 25in or 101.5 x 63.5cm).
All are Original Vintage British Railways Stock Posters.

Those available are shown in the photographs and are as follows:

Title - (Wolstenholme Britannia)
Artist - Arthur Nigel Wolstenholme (1920-2002)
Description - a striking image of steam locomotive 70000 "Britannia" travelling at speed.
Year Published - c1950s
Other Details:
Published by The Railway Executive (Western Region) P.R. 18
Printed in Great Britain by Jordison & Co Ltd, London and Middlesbrough
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Quite creased, edge wear right side. More detailed photos are available on request if required.

Title
- (Blake Class 40)
Artist - Frederick Donald Blake (1908-1997)
Description - showing "the future" in 1959 for the Great Northern routes from London King's Cross. The new English Electric Type 4 Diesel locomotives (later Class 40) were replacing steam on long distance express trains such as the Flying Scotsman, as shown by the train headboard. Dieselisation was in full swing.
Year Published - 1959
Other Details:
Published by British Railways (E) (PP 9439) (1959)
Printed in Great Britain by Stafford & Co Ltd, Netherfield, Nottingham
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: A-, un-conserved.
Very minor edge wear and nicks. More detailed photos are available on request if required.

Title
- (Blake Broadsman)
Artist - Frederick Donald Blake (1908-1997)
Description - This poster for "The Broadsman" named train from the early 1950s used an image of the train passing boats on one of the Broads. The Broadsman was a Restaurant Car Express train from London Liverpool Street to Cromer and Sheringham, which first ran in 1950 and took about 4 hours for the journey. When introduced, the Britannia class locomotives cut this by 30 mins.
Year Published - c1950
Other Details:
Published by The Railway Executive (Eastern Region) (P.P.5018)
Printed in Great Britain by Stafford & Co Ltd, Netherfield, Nottingham
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: B+, un-conserved.
Folds, a little discoloured, minor edge tears. More detailed photos are available on request if required.

Title - (Wolstenholme Modernisation)
Artist - Arthur Nigel Wolstenholme (1920-2002)
Description - An unusual "Stock" poster by Wolstenholme, showing a whole range of products of the 1950s British Railways "Modernisation Plan", including new Diesel units and locomotives, electrification and colour light signals, as well as newly rebuilt stations.
Year Published
- 1950s
Other Details:
Published by The British Transport Commission
Printed by The Baynard Press
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: A-/B+, un-conserved.
Folds, a little edge wear and nicks. More detailed photos are available on request if required.


Title - (Wolstenholme Great Western News)
Artist - believed to be Arthur Nigel Wolstenholme (1920-2002)
Description - An image, believed to be by Wolstenholme, of a Western Diesel Hydraulic locomotive and train at speed, and a green light at the bottom, suggesting this poster would only be used for good news!
Year Published
- c1960s
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: A-, un-conserved.
Tiny pinhole at top. More detailed photos are available on request if required.

Title - (Wolstenholme Western Hydraulic)
Artist - Arthur Nigel Wolstenholme (1920-2002)
Description - An image of a Western Diesel Hydraulic locomotive approaching at speed.
Year Published
- c1960s
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: A, un-conserved.
Perfect. More detailed photos are available on request if required.

Title - (Steel Lowestoft)
Artist - Kenneth Steel
Description - A rather stylish but simple image of the seafront at Lowestoft, with the then-new second South Pier Pavilion in the centre. It was opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, but pulled down in 1989.
Year Published
- late 1950s
Other Details:
Published by British Railways (Eastern Region) PP9415 (Lowestoft)
Printed in Great Britain by Stafford & Co Ltd, Netherfield, Nottingham
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: A-, un-conserved.
Faint middle fold, tiny tear at bottom middle. More detailed photos are available on request if required.

Title - (Riley Trafalgar Square)
Artist - Harry Riley (1895-1966)
Description - A busy scene in central London, with stylish people, a helpful policeman, a newspaper seller, businessman, pigeons and lots of red buses.
Year Published
- 1950s
Other Details:
Published by British Railways (Western Region) P.R. 110
Printed in Great Britain by Waterlow & Sons Limited, London and Dunstable
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: A-, un-conserved.
Very minor bottom edge wear. More detailed photos are available on request if required.

Title - (Fryer Southend)
Artist - Wilfred Moody Fryer (1891-1968)
Description - A lovely image, probably of the Cliffs Gardens when they had an ornamental pond as well and seating and flower beds; looking down to the beach and sea beyond, with the famous pier in the distance.
Year Published
- early 1950s
Other Details:
Published by British Railways (Eastern Region) PP9415 (Southend)
Printed in Great Britain by Stafford & Co Ltd, Netherfield, Nottingham
Condition Grade and Condition Report:
Grade: A-, un-conserved.
A fold, minor left lower edge wear, small tear bottom middle. More detailed photos are available on request if required.


More About The Artists:
Arthur Nigel Wolstenholme was born in 1920. He was an accomplished illustrator and a prolific artist of posters during the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

Frederick Donald Blake was a member of the Royal Institute and the Royal Society of Marine Artists. He was born in Scotland, and moved to London as a child. He was foremost a painter, but also worked for the Ministry of Information during the war, and for the aircraft and railway industries and on road safety campaigns after the war.

Wilfred Moody Fryer studied at the Bradford College of Art and at the age of 18 was the only student in his year to be selected for an apprenticeship in the art department of a local printing firm. In 1914, he moved with his wife to Croydon, where he lived for the rest of his life.
For the next ten years he undertook advertising work in London, tackling a variety of subjects in almost every graphic medium, becoming adaptable and versatile, and in 1933 he became a freelance commercial artist. In 1946 he became a founder member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and a founder member of the “Wapping Group of Artists”, a group devoted to painting the London riverscape. In 1960 he became a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. His work was also shown in the the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists.

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