Auction Date: 17/10/2017 at 10:30 am
1837 Mr Green’s Royal Vauxhall Nassau Balloon Poster Advertising the Ascent of the Balloon – date 9th January 1837. This ascent took place from The Barracks in the Rue de Faubourg in Paris with eight persons. Admission was 5 Francs. Tickets for ascent in the car (gondola) were 600 francs (some £28). An impressive poster, text completely in English, black printing size 10” × 14¼”. The Balloon was in Europe because this was directly after the famous journey it made from Vauxhall Gardens in London crossing the channel and descending at Weilburg in Nassau, Germany, having travelled some 500 miles in 18 hours, a record that stood for another 70 years.