A Group of Tickets and Passes Related to Horse Racing

Date of Auction: 26th May 2020

Sold for £600

Estimate: £300 - £400

YORKSHIRE, Doncaster, oval ivory (2), Ladies Stand, Erected 1858, backs named (No. 37, J. Brown, Esq, MP; No. 38, J. Brown, Esq, MP), both 50 x 37mm, 7.72g and 8.06g (W –; D & W –) [2]. Very fine and very rare; pierced for suspension, with contemporary blue ribbons £300-£400


James Brown (1814-77), cloth merchant, Harehills Grove, Leeds, and 43 Upper Grosvenor street, London, inherited a fortune from his father in 1845 which he spent acquiring a considerable landed estate in central Yorkshire; educ. Trinity College, Cambridge 1836-40; High Sheriff of Yorkshire 1852; Liberal MP for Malton 1857-68; left estate valued at £250,000 at his death on 19 April 1877. A bachelor, his estates passed to the families of his three sisters, who had already benefited from their father’s generous marriage settlements and bequests.

Please note that ivory is covered by CITES legislation and may be subject to export and other trade restrictions