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Example of The Motor front cover from a lot including 22 issues from 1929 – £240 at Transport Collector Auctions & Lawrences.

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One notable result was a bid of £750 on a bound volume of just the August to December 1920 issues of The Motor-Owner.

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Example of The Motor front cover from a lot including 22 issues from 1929 – £240 at Transport Collector Auctions & Lawrences.

Sadly, only the plain blue later binding was available for illustration, so shown here instead are two examples from one of many lots featuring weekly issues of The Motor to give a period flavour of those motoring times. They were part of a lot offering just 22 issues from the year 1929, in variable condition, that sold for £240.

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Image from a photograph album by K Mummerey of motorcar and motorcycle racing at Brooklands, 1937-51 – £1400 at at Transport Collector Auctions & Lawrences.

In another section of what was a much larger series of these Somerset auctions a number of far, far higher predicted sums were paid for job lots of old railway tickets.

All lots were given a notional estimate of £100-200, but on two occasions bidding on them got up to £6500.

One of those lots offered eight albums of tickets issued on Southern Region lines.