Auction Catalogue

27 August 2020

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British Tokens, Tickets and Passes

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Lot

№ 643

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27 August 2020

Hammer Price:
£95

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

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