Tickets and Passes of London from the David Young Collection

Date of Auction: 12th June 2018

Sold for £80

Estimate: £40 - £50

Circuses, LEICESTER SQUARE, Alhambra Palace, octagonal brass, royal arms and supporters, alhambra palace, rev. circus 2nd class, 30mm, 8.84g (W 952, and p.127, this piece illustrated). Good very fine, scarce £40-50


Provenance: W.J. Noble Collection, Part II, Noble Numismatics Pty Auction 61B (Melbourne), 3-4 August 1999, lot 751 (part); bt L. McCarthy November 2002.

The Alhambra Palace opened in 1858 to stage equestrian and athletic shows. It became a music hall in 1860 and a theatre in the early 1870s. Demolished in the inter-War years, the Odeon cinema is now situated on the site