Railway Tickets have been issued since the earliest days of the
railways - starting as paper sheets sometimes handwritten. As the
railway system expanded Thomas Edmondson came up with a card ticket
about 2" x 1" that was first used on the Manchester & Leeds Railway.
When the Railway Clearing House opened in 1842 these tickets were
adopted for all railways. A special machine was designed by
Edmondson that was bolted to the ticket office counter and when the
ticket was inserted the date was stamped on.
The final Edmondson tickets were issued in February 1990.
Many tickets have survived even from the early days as they were a very easily
collectable item, particularly for youngsters, and were small
enough to be stored away for a lifetime.
The value generally increases with age but BR tickets can still
fetch large sums
Railway Tickets break down into two main types:- 1)
Both types being very collectable at this point in time. Prices vary
from a few pence to many hundreds of pounds per ticket with ones
from early station closures being the most sought after.
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