Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals (5 & 6 June 2019)

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Date of Auction: 5th & 6th June 2019

Sold for £120

Estimate: £60 - £80

Gardens, CHELSEA, Cremorne Gardens, Complimentary Admission Ticket for One Ascent, card, cremorne gardens balloon ascent “le geant” complimentary admission ticket for one ascent only, not transferable, stamped no. 716, un-named, 104 x 51mm (Young, Gardens, p.75, this item). Small edge tear at top, otherwise about very fine, scarce £60-£80

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Provenance: Bt WH Collectables September 2005.

Le Geant was the largest gas-filled balloon of the time. It made its first ascent in October 1863 and its last in August 1867, which assists in dating this ticket