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A set of Great Western Railway Brass Letters ex Taunton Station. These were displayed outside the main building, above the entrance and similar were utilised at Leamington Spa. Very much Art Deco and extremely rare. The historical importance is immense. The actual font design was by Edward Johnston. Johnston abandoned his medical studies in Edinburgh and set off for London to go in for art. He was put in charge of 'illuminating' classes at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and he is considered the 'father' of the 20th century revival of formal lettering. His most well-known design is the block lettering for London Underground, which is based on Classical Roman proportions. All 19 brass letters are there.

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Auction: November 2005 , Lot: 241
Sold for: £2,700
A Set Of Great Western Railway Brass Letters Ex