Author Topic: Bannister's Circus circa 1814?  (Read 2012 times)

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Offline constanius

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Re: Bannister's Circus circa 1814?
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2017, 09:03:41 PM »



Managed to acquire this rather poor example, being as it completes the Bannister Circus ticket/pass set of 2 and is signed by my old friend Bagnall I could not resist, besides I might never see a better one.

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Re: Bannister's Circus circa 1814?
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2017, 12:31:07 AM »
Congratulations, a great acquisition nevertheless and no worse than the British museum copy.
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Re: Bannister's Circus circa 1814?
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2017, 01:38:31 AM »
Looking at the E in RIDE it appears to match the E on Bagnall's & Davies' set from 1801-1805, so perhaps this could date from around the same time.

"Bannister, James (1758/1759-1836), circus proprietor, is of unknown parentage and upbringing. He was one of the earliest circus owners to take his show, Bannister's Equestrian Troupe, on tour. In 1804 they were at Stamford in Lincolnshire for the mid-Lent fair and soon afterwards performed at Grantham with Bannister's daughter...."




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