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Friends make many purchases, at auction and private sale, of additional items to enhance and to fill gaps in the Museum's already extensive collections.
These acquisitions cover a wide range of artefacts – large and small - including posters, original artworks, enamel signs, printed publicity material and other ephemera, uniform badges and the like.
In the past, the acquisitions have even included a restored 1930s Leyland Cub bus.
Some examples of the Friends’ recent acquisitions are shown here.
Early 20th century enamel sign
A plate which was once on a country bus
Commemorative Metropolitan Railway sterling silver motorman’s key
1948 Olympic Games travel pass acquired at auction.
A collection of First World War bus tickets was acquired at auction
LNER ‘winking eye’ enamel sign for Northolt Park
The C Carter collection of colour transparencies from the 1940s and 1950s.
A pre-publication ink drawing of the world-famous Beck Tube map.
A LPTB Police Warrant Card dating from the 1930s
An enamel driver’s or conductor’s cap badge dates from the 1920s.
London Transport Museum Friends, 39 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BB
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