Murcott, 3 1/2 Miles from Islip Station, L.& N.W. Ry., 7 from Oxford and 9 from Bicester. [Sale Poster]

Method Letterpress
Published T. W. Pankhurst, Printer, Market Place, Bicester. [1900]
Dimensions Sheet 443 x 286 mm
Notes Inscription beneath title reads: Particulars & Conditions of Sale of Two very Attractive & Productive Freehold / Pleasure Farms / Containing Together / 62a. Or. 33p. / Op Thereabouts, / Situate in the Parishes of Charlton-on-Otmoor and Beckley [...] Which will be sold by Auction, by Messrs. / Paxton & Holiday / at the Golden Cross Hotel, Oxford, / In Four Lots, / On Wednesday, May 30, 1900, / At Two for Three o'clock in the Afternoon.

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.

Condition: Folded as issued, pamphlet over four pages.
Framing unmounted
Price £25.00
Stock ID 20539