I thought regular readers of my blog might be interested in some auction prices realised in a recent auction of original railway and canal share certificates.
It seems to be a very specialised field this and not one to which I personally subscribe but for those interested -----
Original Derby Canal Share certificate. £1000 (below estimate)
Gloucester & Berkeley Share certificate. £250 (below estimate)
Wey & Arun Canal. £180.
Huddersfield Canal.Estimate £200-£300 Not Sold or withdrawn.
Somersetshire Coal Canal. Estimate £150-£180.
Regents Canal. ?
In addition a Thames & Severn and a BCN certificate together with several railway certificates seemed a bargain with an estimate of £100-£150.
On the other hand a book containing 25 unused shares in the Grand Imperial Ship Canal fetched £580 which was twice the estimated price. The fact that the shares were unused and had never been issued is explained by the fact that the canal was never built !!.