I had a surreal conversation in my local at lunchtime. Someone I know to say hello to came up to me and said "You're into old railway stuff aren't you?" I said yes and then he told me that his dad who was a "bit of a train spotter" had died eighteen months ago and left behind a few bits and pieces I might be interested in. I thought he was talking about maybe his old Ian Allans and the like. When I asked him what there was he said that in his mothers attic was an old Tiverton Junction station sign some old platform number signs, a couple of old signs for waiting rooms and the like and about a dozen old posters. I told him that what was there if genuine was worth a lot more than I could afford. And that I would make enquiries to try to get them independently valued. I know that there are plenty of railwayana auction houses, but I'm a bit out of my depth on this so any advice on how to get independent advice would be helpful.