British Tokens, Tickets and Passes (27 August 2020)

Date of Auction: 27th August 2020

Sold for £95

Estimate: £90 - £120

Exhibitions and Museums, MUSWELL HILL, Alexandra Palace, oval engraved silver, alexandra palace muswell hill around pass, rev. alexandra palace co limited, named (M.B. Samson Esq), 35 x 24mm, 8.78g (W 1001, this piece). Some scratches in centre of reverse, otherwise about very fine, very rare £90-£120


Provenance: Tim Millett FPL 2007 (96); bt May 2007.

Alexandra Palace was opened on 24 May 1873, but only sixteen days later it was destroyed by fire. A redesigned building on the same site was opened on 1 May 1875. In 1900 the site was placed in public ownership by an Act of Parliament and has remained so since