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Neatly arranged and presented in clear pocket sleeves held in modern ring binders, many of these 20 lots made very good prices – especially that which contained the Sabena brochure.

It was part of a lot, sold at £5200 rather than the suggested £300-500, that offered some 300 ephemeral items relating to German and Belgian airlines from the 1920s-’60s, mostly timetables and brochures, but also photographs, tickets, labels, etc.

A lot offering around 100 items featuring Scandinavian airlines made £1850, while a collection of some 75 Imperial Airways timetables from the 1920s and ‘30s reached £1550.

A rather more stylish brochure from a lot that offered 80 or so timetables, brochures, tickets, etc, relating to Air France operations in the 1930s and ‘40s made £1050.

Overall, the collection sold for a far higher than predicted £21,300.