Tickets and Passes of London from the David Young Collection

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Date of Auction: 27th August 2020

Sold for £95

Estimate: £30 - £40

Gardens, KEW, Royal Botanical Gardens, a park-keeper’s set of five brass keys, different lengths between 80mm and 150mm, on a key ring with a named tag. 60mm [Lot]. Fine for this material, interesting £30-£40

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Provenance: Bt August 1999.

The origins of Kew Gardens can be traced to the merging of the royal estates of Richmond and Kew in 1772. It is believed that these keys date to the early 19th century and are not related to modern versions currently available