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LMS HAWKSEYE STATION SIGNS

A brief History

Hawkseye Station Signs 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 relatively large. They were originally painted yellow with black letters & had fragments of glass embedded in the face to help the signs stand out at night. The ones featuring long names were made in two parts and were screwed together at the centre.

On the Station they were usually mounted on a wooden frame with Cast iron supports.

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 so making it one of the more difficult collecting fields.

However if are an enthusiast of the LMS then this might be an area to collect as prices are quite reasonable with most selling at around 250 - 750.

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