British Tokens, Tickets and Passes (27 August 2020)

Date of Auction: 27th August 2020

Sold for £170

Estimate: £120 - £150

Gardens, BROMPTON, Cromwell Gardens, brass Sixpence, c. 1775, legend around value either side, 30mm, 6.54g (W 1311; D & W 67/171; Young, Gardens, p.87, obv. this piece). Small t engraved on lower reverse (similar to others seen), very fine and very rare £120-£150


Provenance: Gift of A.H.F. Baldwin 1970.

Cromwell Gardens, opened in the early 1760s, was named after a tradition that Oliver Cromwell once lived in the neighbourhood, though this is unproven. The early lessee was John Clarke and this admission ticket was exchangeable for refreshments