Shipping Policy

We at Great Central Railwayana Auctions have established our own in-house despatch department which enables us to post items efficiently and quickly after payment has been received. Our aim is to ensure that our buyers receive their purchases without the hassle of having to deal with a third party. We hope that our buyers will find this a welcome change compared with the many auctions who leave their buyers largely to their own devices once they have parted with their money. Contact us at for further information.

Postage and packing bands - available to England, Scotland and Wales only.
A - £15
B - £20
C - £30
D - £50
N/A - shipping not available
Please enquire if you are bidding from other locations.

Items which can be posted include
-   Locomotive cabsides, smokebox numberplates, worksplates and shedplates
-   Station totems, targets and other small enamel signs
-   Signalling instruments and single line staffs, tablets and keys
-   Smaller cast iron signs
-   Transport tickets and all types of paperwork
-   Most other small items
We normally use Royal Mail Special Delivery or Parcelforce 48 as appropriate as we find these to be the most efficient and reliable carriers.
Large, heavy, very long or fragile items are best collected from ourselves (by appointment only please as items have to be retrieved from our secure storage). Direct delivery may be possible at cost in some instances, depending on location. Please enquire by contacting our office at Woodford Halse.

To assist you when viewing a catalogue we have introduced five post and packing bands A – D and N/A where N/A indicates an item is not available for posting. The cost for each band is as follows: A – £15; B – £20; C – £30; D – £50. Please note that these posting and packaging price bands only apply to England, Scotland and Wales. If you are bidding from other locations, Northern Ireland, Eire, Europe and the rest of the world, please enquire prior to bidding at any sale regarding what shipping options may be available to you.

Items will be dispatched to the successful bidder either by Royal Mail Special Delivery or Parcelforce express 48 tracked unless otherwise instructed. The only other options available will be UK Standard 1st class letter or UK Standard Parcel for addresses in England, Scotland and Wales.

A specialist courier service is available for higher value and fragile items at £1.30 per mile one way but this must be pre-booked with the office to ascertain its availability.

Collections are only available by appointment and must be pre-booked by telephone to obtain a suitable appointment.

Successful bidders who require items posted should add the quoted postage charge to the invoiced total for their lots once the invoice has been raised and received by them.