[Sale Poster]

Method Letterpress
Published Smith and Pankhurst, Printers, Bicester. [c.1884]
Dimensions Sheet 315 x 505 mm
Notes Inscription reads: To Be Sold By Auction, By Messrs. / Jonas Paxton, Son & Holiday / On the Premises on Monday October 20th, 1884, at Twelve o'clock. / Catalogue. / Sheep. / 1 Ten capital Oxfordshire Down Stock Ewes [...] 73 Ditto of the Bottom Field / Catalogues may be had at the Journal Office, Oxford; Inns in the district; or of the Auctioneers, Bicester, Banbury & Deddington. / Credit will be allowed on the Hay on the usual terms.

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.

E. Smith and Son were British printers active in the mid-nineteenth century. In around 1870 they were joined in Bicester, Oxfordshire, by the London printer Thomas William Pankhurst. 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 £45.00
Stock ID 29100