Piece of Manx history up for sale – 3FM

Saturday, August 1st, 2020 7:17am

By Rob Pritchard @rpritchard9

There’s a chance to own a unique piece of Manx history – if you have almost £7,000 to spend.

A seller on auction website eBay is offering a gold key which was presented to the Island’s Lieutenant Governor Sir spencer Walpole in 1891.

The 18-carat key is thought to have been connected to the Douglas Head Marine Drive Ltd which was set up in 1889 and ran tourism attractions.

The seller says they’re proud to be custodians of the artefact, and promises it won’t be sold to a scrap dealer to be melted down. 

Source: three.fm

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