Tickets and Passes of London from the David Young Collection

Date of Auction: 12th June 2018

Sold for £70

Estimate: £60 - £80

Exhibitions and Museums, BAKER STREET, Madame Tussaud & Sons, copper Sixpence [c. 1850], madame tussaud & sons exhibition, stamped 1858, rev. baker street portman square around value, 37mm, 15.33g (W 1042; Young, Entertainments, p.41, this piece illustrated; D & W 83/266); MARYLEBONE, Portman Rooms, 1887, white metal, admit one and date, no. 8, rev. bazaar portman rooms november, 38 x 30mm, 10.05g (W 1030, and p.138, this piece illustrated; Young, Gardens, p.67, this piece illustrated; Noble II, 801) [2]. Very fine and better; second with integral loop for suspension £60-80


Provenance: First bt S.H. Monks November 2002; second bt S.E. Schwer April 1990.

Marie Tussaud,
née Grosholtz (1761-1850), wax modeller, first exhibited her work in London in 1802. After touring the UK and Ireland she took a lease at the Baker street bazaar in 1832. New galleries on the present site on the Marylebone road were opened in 1884. To raise funds for the repair and restoration of Marylebone Church, a bazaar was staged in November 1887 in the Portman Rooms on Baker street and a portion of the old Marylebone Gardens restaged there