Images of Suffolk countryside for sale

SNAPSHOTS of Suffolk's beautiful countryside will go under the hammer next month.

SNAPSHOTS of Suffolk's beautiful countryside will go under the hammer next month.

Five original posters used to advertise the county at train stations will be on auction at Christie's, with some expected to fetch up to £700.

Nicolette Tomkinson, poster specialist with Christie's, said: “We have a sale of posters every year and they are always from different places - this time some are from Suffolk.

“The paintings are advertisements which would have gone on station platforms to encourage people to travel by train to Suffolk.

“Most of them were destroyed because they were designed as advertising and went up at stations.

“They were very good advertisements, so good they are considered to be works of art in their own right and are very popular with many people who love them.

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“They are one of the most popular items we sell.”

The lots that will be on sale are all thought to have been created in the 1950s and 1960s and are tipped to fetch between £250 and £700 each during the sale in South Kensington, on September 13.

The vintage posters feature Coddenham, painted by Leonard Russel Squirrell, Pin Mill and Lowestoft, both painted by Frank Henry Mason, Lavenham, by Edward Wesson, and Woodbridge by Jack Merriot.

For more information about the auction, visit www.christies.com.

How would you like to see Suffolk advertised? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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