Tickets and Passes of London from the David Young Collection

Date of Auction: 5th June 2019

Sold for £120

Estimate: £60 - £80

Gardens, CHELSEA, Cremorne Gardens, Complimentary Admission Ticket for One Ascent, card, cremorne gardens balloon ascent “le geant” complimentary admission ticket for one ascent only, not transferable, stamped no. 716, un-named, 104 x 51mm (Young, Gardens, p.75, this item). Small edge tear at top, otherwise about very fine, scarce £60-£80


Provenance: Bt WH Collectables September 2005.

Le Geant was the largest gas-filled balloon of the time. It made its first ascent in October 1863 and its last in August 1867, which assists in dating this ticket