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A collection of vintage posters used to promote Britain's railways during the golden age of steam have gone on sale for a whopping £20,000 after being saved from the skip.<br />
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Quick-thinking railway worker Albert Cook heard the 130 carriage panel prints from the 1930s including 12 original artworks were to be thrown away at London's Liverpool Street Station, so he asked permission to take them home.<br />
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The art deco-style posters advertised popular destinations such as Northumberland's Whitley Bay, Woodhall Spa in Lincs and Dovercourt Bay in Essex as railway tourism opened up Britain to the masses.<br />
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The archive will be sold by Onslows auctioneers in Blandford, Dorset, on July 14.