Lot 1206Visiting Card Of “Charles Green” Balloonist, Aerial Cottage...

Auction Date: 19/09/2019 at 10am

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Visiting Card Of “Charles Green” Balloonist, Aerial Cottage, Highgate. London. Circa 1840s - Obverse; Illustration of Balloon, his name and address. Reverse; In pencil as at autographed souvenir his signature and text stating the event where his balloon was to be launched C. Green, Gas Works, Merthyr Tidvil”. Porcelain Coated card, Size 3” × 2”.  Charles Green (1785-1870). He was the most famous Balloonist of the 19th Century and noted showman made several hundred ascents and once travelled from Vauxhall Gardens in London across the North Sea to Nassau in Germany

Hammer Price: £260.00

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