We regularly receive donations of Crystal Palace memorabilia.
Some of the most significant collections that we have received include:
1996 A large collection of Crystal Palace memorabilia
2013 Archives of Philip Newsam Linton OBE. He was the Officer-in-Charge of the 1940 Internment and Refugee Centre in Crystal Palace Park
2015 A large collection of Crystal Palace souvenirs, over 500 3D images of the Crystal Palace and 3D equipment
2016 A large collection of personal and Crystal Palace memorabilia from the Buckland family including the loan of dozens of images of Rockhills House for high resolution scanning
We also purchase important collections and individual items from our funds.
2011 A large collection of drawings, letters and documents from Raffaelle Monti. We subsequently sold these on to the Victoria & Albert Museum. Images of these are now available from us on CD
2012 The advertising showboard as shown below
2014 A large collection of images of organs from the Gray & Davison archive. Images of these are now available from us on CD
Advertising ShowboardThis is one of the last surving examples of a Crystal Palace advertising display. It was probably made in Germany before 1911 of plaster and horse hair.
There is a label on the reverse with the following printed in faded red:THIS SHOW FRAME
THE CRYSTAL PALACE...
Stanhope ViewerThis Stanhope (or Stanho-scope) viewer in the style of a pen is made of ivory (very creamy coloured). They are also made from Bone (with multiple vein lines).
The extreme left of the top section contain a modified Stanhope lens inside which is a microphotograph approximately 2mm x 2mm...
A Crystal Palace plaster wall plaque souvenir produced in Austria almost certainly before 1914
Thomas Stevens produced many silk bookmarks and postcards with silk sections.
This example is particularly curious as it shows the intended rather than actual date of opening.
This Almanack dated 1855 would have been perfumed by the Rimmel's Fountain located in the Sydenham Crystal Palace building.
Inside shows various notable and religious anniversary dates throughout the year.
Hallmarked Silver Cup. Engraved:
Naval & MIlitary Exhibition
Tug of War (Catchweights)
3rd London R.V.
Crystal Palace cup
Electro Plated Nickel Silver cup engraved:
Crystal Palace Sports half mile relay
E. W. H. Hall
Builders wages token
This token (numbered 458) issued by the Crystal Palace Company (1854-1909) would have been used as an employee and wages clocking in check.
Loss of this token for the worker would probably have been a case of no check - no wages !
Race circuit badges
A collection of Crystal Palace motor-racing circuit badges. All are dated from the 1950s-1970s
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