Tickets and Passes of London from the David Young Collection

Date of Auction: 12th June 2018


Estimate: £50 - £70

Gardens, LAMBETH, Apollo Garden, uniface copper, apollo garden, large letters, 35mm, 7.66g (W 1298; Young, Gardens, p.82, this piece illustrated; D & W 64/153). Attempted piercing, otherwise about very fine £50-70


Provenance: Bt Baldwin September 1991.

The Apollo Gardens occupied a site on the north side of Westminster Bridge road between 1788 and 1798, close to where the coin press manufacturer Maudslay, Sons & Field were later to be based. The proprietor, Walter Clagget, enjoyed a somewhat dubious reputation but by 1792 had begun to charge for admission, for which the clientele received copper tickets entitling them to refreshments