Obv: Skull and Crossbones in an olive wreath, crest a bugle and crown, FREE MUSEUM above, THE BUGLE THAT SOUNDED THE BALACLAVA CHARGE around. Rev: Union Jack flag with oak branch to left, banner below that reads FREE MUSEUM, LARGEST EGG IN THE WORLD below flag, WITH THE SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM T.G. MIDDLEBROOK around. Edge: Plain.
VF. Mark free surfaces.
Middlebrook collected the eggs of the Great Auk, a seabird which is now extinct. He paid exhorbitant amount of money for these eggs. Not certain whether the egg featured on the reverse was that of an Auk or not. Perhaps an Ostrich.