A used railway ticket for a seven-mile journey has been sold for £2,352.
The 141-year-old ticket was sold by the widow of a railway fanatic
The second class single from Poole to Wimborne in Dorset, which was issued on 8 September, 1863, was sold at auction in Swindon, Wiltshire, on Thursday.
Auctioneers had estimated the ticket would fetch about £100, but it was bought for more than 23 times the forecast fee by a collector from Kent.
It is believed this beat the previous record for a used railway ticket of £1,500 at an auction two years ago.
Auctioneer Chris Albury said: "We have broken the world record for a used railway ticket.
"It's an absolutely extraordinary price."
The seller of the ticket was the widow of a railway fanatic. She asked not to be named.