Historic gold keys put up for sale – 3FM

Friday, February 14th, 2020 6:04am

By Rob Pritchard @rpritchard9

Two gold keys presented to an Island governor during Victorian times are being sold on eBay for almost £12,000.

The ceremonial keys were given to Sir Spencer Walpole – one marked 1892’s Isle of Man International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art held at Belle Vue in Douglas on what’s now the National Sports Centre site.

The other is engraved with Marine Drive on Douglas Head and is dated 1891.

The seller from Yorkshire who’s listed them on the auction website is asking £11,900 for both items.

Source: three.fm

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