April 2015 | Rebecca Rego Barry

You're Invited: George III's Coronation

Coming to auction this week at Freeman's in Philadelphia is this neat piece of royal (or Revolutionary War) ephemera: a ticket to King George III's coronation, held "At Mr. Carruther's in New Palace Yard, Westminster" in 1761. The text is printed with some filled-in bits in manuscript; the red wax seal is present and lovely. The auction house estimate is $600-900, on par with what it made when last seen at auction eleven years ago, when Bonhams London sold it for £549 ($825) at the sale of the Enys Collection of autograph manuscripts.