These were introduced throughout the LMS in the
1930's in the form of an Aluminium Target shaped sign on a backing
board. These were used instead of running in boards and as such were
They were originally painted yellow with black
letters & had fragments of glass embedded in the face to help the
signs stand out at night.
Hawkseyes are not as sought after as the Southern
Railway Targets as they are rather difficult to display and are
aluminium rather than enamel. They also do not turn up so often for
sale and so are one of the more difficult collecting fields.
However if you have the space and are an
enthusiast of the LMS then this might be an area to collect as
prices are quite reasonable with the most expensive sold in auction
being CLYDACH HALT which we sold for £1650 in our February internet
For a list of the Top 5 Prices
in Auction for LMS Hawkseyes click here.