Tickets and Passes of London from the David Young Collection

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Date of Auction: 5th June 2019

Sold for £75

Estimate: £50 - £70

Exhibitions and Museums, CAMDEN, The Edinburgh Castle Museum, Thomas Middlebrook, Edinburgh Castle (2), revs. free museum well worth a visit, etc, both 28mm, copper, 7.58g, brass, 8.55g (W 3051; D & W 69/178); copper, bust left, rev. free museum well worth a visit, etc, 28mm, 9.71g (W 3052); 1897, bust of Victoria left, rev. edinburgh castle free museum, etc, 32mm (W 3053); copper, flag, with the season’s greetings, etc, rev. Balaclava bugle above motto of 17th Lancers, 32mm (W 3050; D & W 68/177) [5]. Brass about very fine, others about extremely fine and better £50-£70


Provenance: First bt Format September 2003; second bt J.N. Holman May 2003; third bt L. McCarthy November 2002; fourth bt H. Simmons October 2005; last bt A. Judd January 2003.

Thomas George Middlebrook, innholder, Old King’s Arms, Southwark, 1874-9, and the Edinburgh Castle, 1879-1906; at the latter he housed a collection of military relics from about 1887, which was sold by Debenham Storr in January 1908. The correct order of issue has been demonstrated by David Powell (eSylum vol. 17, no. 52, 21 December 2014)