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'Union-Castle Line. South & East Africa' - Estimated at £150-250.<br />
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Vintage railway posters promoting the golden age of steam which were rescued from a station roof just before the building was demolished 54 years ago have emerged for sale for £20,000.<br />
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The pristine Midland Railway posters - which date from 1910 to 1920 - were found by chance by a Cambridge undergraduate during a night out with friends in the tiny village of Edwaldton on the outskirts of Nottingham in 1964.<br />
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As they walked through the old ticket office at Edwalton railway station, 22 year old Chris Hind saw some paper that had fallen through a hole in the ceiling. <br />
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The next day, he returned to the station and fashioned a makeshift ladder to climb into the loft where the paper had fallen from and was amazed to discover a vast collection of about 40 posters which he has kept since then.