Holland's Farm, / King's Sutton [Sale Poster]

Method Letterpress
Published T. W. Pankhurst, Printer, Bicester. [c.1889]
Dimensions Sheet 511 x 380 mm
Notes Inscription beneath title reads: 71 Acres / of Excellent / Grass Keeping / (35 Acres of which may be Mown and the Crop taken off,) / To Be Sold By Auction, By Messrs. / Paxton & Holiday / At The "Bell" Inn, King's Sutton, / On Tuesday, April 16th, 1889, at Four o'clock in the afternoon, / By Direction of Mr. S. R. Lovell.

Jonas Paxton (d.1886) was born in Potsgrove, Bedfordshire, and began working as an auctioneer in Bicester in 1838; his first sale appearing in Jackson's Oxford Journal on 17 November that year. He later went into partnership with other auctioneers including his son, Thomas. The firm was known as Messrs. Jonas Paxton, Son, and Castle, and then Messrs. Paxton, Son, and Holiday. He retired in 1883. A supporter of the Bicester Agricultural and Horticultural Society, and of the Oxfordshire Agricultural Association; Paxton was prominent in securing a railway line between Bletchley, Bicester, and Oxford.

The British printer Thomas William Pankhurst was originally from London. He moved to Bicester, Oxfordshire in around 1870 to join the printers E. Smith and Co. By 1886 the company was named Smith and Pankhurst, with Pankhurst living above the premises. The company was responsible for the re-launch of the Bicester Advertiser in 1879, and the publishing of the Bicester Almanac and Directory.
Framing unmounted
Price £55.00
Stock ID 29091