Vintage Suffolk posters auctioned

FIVE vintage railway posters advertising Suffolk as a holiday destination have sold for a combined total of more than £3,800.The posters, which featured on station billboards in the 1950s and 60s, were auctioned at Christie's in London.

FIVE vintage railway posters advertising Suffolk as a holiday destination have sold for a combined total of more than £3,800.

The posters, which featured on station billboards in the 1950s and 60s, were auctioned at Christie's in London.

The top-selling poster in the Suffolk set was of Orford Ness, painted by Frank Mason as part of his East Coast Landmarks series.

Produced in 1960 for British Railways, it fetched £940 at the auction – outstripping its reserve price of £700.

The artist's painting of ships on the River Orwell went for £822 while Mason's depiction of a scene in Lowestoft sold for £646.

A poster of a village scene in Coddenham, by Ipswich artist Leonard Squirell, was sold for £822. It was expected to fetch £700.

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Jack Merriott's painting of a scene in Woodbridge reached £646, making the combined Suffolk posters worth a total of £3,876.

The five pieces of artwork were among around 200 British and Irish travel posters which sold for a total of £179,141.