Tickets and Passes of London from the David Young Collection

Date of Auction: 5th June 2019

Sold for £50

Estimate: £50 - £70

Circuses, LEICESTER SQUARE, Alhambra Palace, brass, royal arms and supporters, alhambra palace, rev. circus 3rd class, 31mm, 8.90g (W 953). Good fine, scarce £50-£70


Provenance: W.J. Noble Collection, Noble Numismatics Pty Auction 61B (Melbourne), 3-4 August 1999, lot 751 (part) [from S.E. Schwer 1984]; 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