Classic Heath-Robinson cartoons at Morphets



2015-06-26 11:54:02

Classic Heath-Robinson cartoons at Morphets

Witty etchings created for the railways form the second part of the Malcolm Guest sale

The second part of Knaresborough railway memorabilia collector Malcolm Guest's collection is to go under the hammer on Thursday.

Morphets of Harrogate are handling the sale of the collection, which has been estimated at 1m worth in total, and they are already chuffed to have achieved 411,000 in the first auction, dominated by railway posters.

The most exciting lots in the second auction are a series of cartoons by the celebrated cartoonist William Heath-Robinson. A number of his uniquely charming and witty works are available for up to 2,500 a piece.

William Heath Robinson cartoon First Excursion Train The First Excursion Train - William Heath-Robinson

There is also a beautiful poster of two trains created by David Shepherd and some illustrations by Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Rackham, alongside a variety of vases and other art works.

The sale, comprising 833 lots, takes place on Thursday March 4 in Harrogate and is expected to bring an excited crowd of bidders, keen to pick up a piece of history.

Images: Morphets of Harrogate

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