Tickets and Passes of London from the David Young Collection

Date of Auction: 5th June 2019

Sold for £90

Estimate: £40 - £60

Exhibitions and Museums, ALBEMARLE STREET, Bean’s, silver-plated copper Passport, bean’s, grand promenade for the london and parisian fashions around, rev. albemarle street no. 32 passport in 4 lines within wreath, 31mm, 6.95g (W 1005; D & W 64/156); BAKER STREET, Madame Tussaud & Sons, brass, madame tussaud & sons exhibition, rev. baker street portman square around london, 38mm, 14.78g (W 1043; D & W 83/268; Young, Entertainments, p.42, this piece) [2]. First about extremely fine and toned, pierced for suspension, second fine £40-£60


Provenance: First bt August 2009; second bt A. Judd April 2003.

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