Tickets and Passes of London from the David Young Collection

Date of Auction: 5th June 2019

Sold for £110

Estimate: £80 - £100

Circuses, Louis Soullier, brass, by H. Smith, horsewoman cantering left, hippodrome et cirque soullier around, rev. troisième, star and crescent crest above and below, 33mm, 8.96g (cf. W 977; cf. DNW 147, 1686). Very fine, scarce £80-£100


Provenance: Bt November 2007.

Louis Soullier (1813-88), proprietor of his self-styled Cirque Orientale, toured England in 1852, performing in London and Manchester, before taking his troupe to China, where they debuted in 1854 as that country’s first-ever circus