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British Royalty Commemoratives - 20th Century


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Huntley & Palmer Biscuits Advertising Poster with a Portrait of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. The Prince acceded to the throne as King Edward VIII upon the death of George V in 1936. He abdicated the throne so that he could marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee. The image on the poster was from a camera portrait by Foulsham & Banfield Ltd. We believe the piece dates to the early 1930's. The framed and matted piece measure 21.5" x 32" Sight 15" x 25" Some foxing on image. Frame is rough. (Stock number 005rc0331a) $250.00

Huntley & Palmer Biscuits Advertising Poster with a Portrait of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. The Prince acceded to the throne as King Edward VIII upon the death of George V in 1936. He abdicated the throne so that he could marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee. The image on the poster was from a camera portrait by Foulsham & Banfield Ltd. We believe the piece dates to the early 1930's. The framed and matted piece measure 21.5" x 32" Sight 15" x 25" Some foxing on image. Frame is rough. (Stock number 005rc0331a) $250.00

A King's Farewell written on a silk scarf. Souvenir scarf issued seven months after Edward VIII abdicated the throne in May 1937. It reads "Farewell, At long last I am able to say a few words of my own. I have never wanted to withhold anything but until now it has not been constitutionally possible for me to speak. A few hours ago I discharged my last duty as King and Emperor, and now that I have been succeeded by my brother, the Duke of York, my first words must be to declare my allegiance to him. This I do with all my heart. You all know the reasons which have impelled me to renounce the throne. But I want you to understand that in making up my mind I did not forget the country or the empire, which, as Prince of Wales and lately as King, I have for twenty-five years tried to serve. But you must believe me when I tell you that I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love. And I want you to know that the decision I have made has been mine and mine alone. And now, we all have a new King. I wish him and you, his people, happiness and prosperity with all my heart. God bless you all! God save the King! A King's Farewell. Dec. 11, 1936." This fascinating historical piece measures 19" square. There is a small hole near the lower right corner. Otherwise the piece is in excellent condition. (Stock number 005rc1213a) $100.00

Silk souvenir scarf commemorating the Coronation of His Majesty George VI and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 1937. Portraits of the royal couple are in the center of the scarf surrounded by a floral motif and a second frame of crowns. "1937" is scattered over the field. GR VI appears in each corner. The scarf measures 13" square. It is in excellent condition. (Stock number 005rc1213b) $50.00

This charming cup and saucer commemorates the visit of Their Majesties George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Canada and the United States of America May 1939. The rim of the saucer and the interior rim of the cup are in yellow banded by gold. It is marked "Colclough China" Made in Longton England, Genuine Bone China. Click to see back of cup and saucer The set measures approximately 2.75" high and the cup is 3.75" in diameter. There is a tiny chip on the rim of the saucer. (Stock number 005rc0706a) $45.00

Coronation Message to the Empire Broadcast from Buckingham Palace by His Majesty King George VI. May 12th, 1937 Text of the newly coronated King in a folder with a color picture of His Majesty surrounded by the seals of the Commonwealth nations. Another interesting historical piece. (Stock number 005rc0216a) $25.00

Souvenir mug produced for the Coronation of Edward VIII. Click to see back of mug It was manufactured by J. & G. Meakin England and is marked with a sunrise. It is the official design of the British Pottery Manufacturers Federation. It measures 3.25" high with a diameter of 2.5". There are no chips or cracks. (Stock number 005rc1230c) $60.00

The Coronation of Edward VIII is the coronation that never happened. In anticipation of this event Copeland Spode produced this exceptional mug with the image of the King to be on the front, the Crown and ER on the back and the words "Coronation of King Edward VIII May, 1937" circling the rim. It measures 4.5" high with a 3" diameter. It is marked on the bottom "Official Design of the British Pottery Manufacturers Federation. Made in England. Copeland Spode England." Some crazing inside and out. (Stock number 005rc0213a) $75.00

This attractive souvenir mug features a portrait of His Majesty George VI and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth flanked by oak leaves and topped by the crown. The date of the coronation May 1937 appears along the rim of the mug. Click to see back of mug It was manufactured by J. & G. Meakin England and is marked with a sunrise. It is the official design of the British Pottery Manufacturers Federation. It measures approximately 4" in height with a diameter of 3". There are no chips or cracks though the base has some glaze imperfections. (Stock number 005rc1230b) $55.00

Souvenir ashtray produced for the Coronation of Edward VIII. It was manufactured by J. & G. Meakin England and is marked "Sunshine." It measures 4.5" square. Overall crazing front and back. (Stock number 005rc1230a) $35.00

The Royal Family Coronation Yearbook. 50 page souvenir book features a wonderful color cover of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and the little princesses Margaret and Elizabeth done by Earl Christy. The book contains a history of the Duke of York's life, a recent history of the British throne, the events of Edward VIII's abdication and numerous pictures. The rear cover is partially separated, there are some cover folds. An interesting historical piece. (Stock number 005rc1213c) $35.00

Coronation Elizabeth II 2nd June 1953 Commemorative Letter Opener. Silver Plate Marked EPNS. Silvercraft Made in Sheffield England. Some scrarches. 7 3/4" long. (Stock number 003britlo) $35.00

Souvenir scarf commemorating the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II features a central motif composed of the symbols of the countries of Great Britain, a depiction of the Coronation Procession, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Coronation Ceremony. Flags of the Commonwealth nations form a border. It is predominately yellow, red, blue and gold. The scarf measures 29" square. There is a small hole and light soiling. (Stock number 005rc0101b) $35.00

Westminster Abbey is the central motif on this souvenir scarf commemorating the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coronation procession circles the Abbey. It reads "Coronation Souvenir London 1953." There are portraits of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. There is also a larger portrait of Elizabeth wearing her crown. Coronets proclaim "June 1953 Coronation of Elizabeth II." It is predominately yellow, red, blue, green and gold. The scarf measures 28" wide x 31" high. There is light soiling. (Stock number 005rc0101c) $35.00

Elegant Cup and Saucer commemorates the Coronation of His Majesty Edward VIII on May 12, 1937. The cup has a portrait of Edward flanked by flags and a banner above with the date of the coronation. "ER VIII" appears in a shield topped by a crown on the back of the cup and on the saucer as well. Both are rimmed with a pattern of gold colored leaves. The saucer is marked "Creampetal Grindley England". There is also an image of a sailing ship within a rectangle. The cup is inscribed Grindley England under the glaze. The saucer is 6" in diameter and the set is 3" high. frame. The set is in excellent condition. (Stock number 005rc0220e) $55.00

Companion plate to the cup and saucer above commemorates the Coronation of His Majesty Edward VIII. The portrait of Edward on the plate is identical to the one on the cup only larger. The plate is marked "Creampetal" and "Grindley England" appears within a rectangle with the image of a sailing ship. The plate is 10" in diameter. It is in excellent condition. (Stock number 005rc0220f) $55.00

This charming gold rimmed scalloped commemorative coronation dish features a portrait of His Majesty George VI and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth flanked by flags and topped by the crown. The date of the coronation, May 12, 1937 appears as well. It is marked with a triangle with the image of a unicorn against a blue background and Wedgwood & Co. Ltd. England. It measures 5" in diameter and is 1" deep. It has light crazing on the back. (Stock number 005rc0220c) $45.00

This lovely open sugar bowl commemorates the coronation of His Majesty George VI and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. A portrait of their Majesties is flanked by flags and a banner above with the date of the coronation. On the back is a shield of Great Britain topped with a crown. It is rimmed with a pattern of gold colored leaves. The piece is inscribed Grindley England under the glaze. It measures 2.25" in height with a diameter of 4". It is in excellent condition. (Stock number 005rc0220a) $45.00

Exquisite Royal Worcester portrait pin of Queen Elizabeth II commemorates the Coronation of Her Majesty on June 2, 1953. It is made of bone china in a simple, yet elegant gold colored frame. The pin has a "C" clasp. It comes in a black velvet presentation case that has a easel for table top display and a ribbon should you prefer to hang it on your wall. The back is marked with the Royal Worcester mark, Bone China, made in England, and EIIR Coronation June 2nd 1953. The pin is 2" tall and 1.5" wide. It is in excellent condition. (Stock number 005rc0131a) $75.00

Lovely plastic and metal cigarette case with the royal seal on the cover commemorates the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On the back in gold lettering it reads "Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1953". The case is 3.5" wide x 3" high x .5" deep. pin is 2" tall and 1..5" wide. It is in very nice condition. (Stock number 005rc0131b) $30.00

A cylindrical glass paperweight commemorating the Silver Jubilee in 1977 of Queen Elizabeth II. 2.75" diameter by 1.25" high. (Stock number 005rc0824a) $20.00

Fabulous textile souvenir of the Coronation of King George V in 1910. The woven cloth (cotton?) features full length images of King George V and Queen Mary in full regalia surrounded by maps of areas of the British Empire, Canada, Australia, India and South Africa. The crown rests on a pillow while the image of the Prince of Wales appears below. At the top it reads "With Compliments of the Leviathan Clothing Coy. "The piece measures approx. 20" square. Speckles in several places on piece, as well as larger stain on and above the Prince of Wales. (Stock number 005rc1008a) $100.00

Classic Carte d'visite photograph of Queen Victoria. 60mm x 100mm image of Her Royal Highness. Light rubbing of the image and some discoloration do no detract from the overall appearance of this CDV (005ecviccdv) $35.00

Embossed real photo of H. M. King Edward VII. 3.25" wide x 5.25" tall. Weak corners, postmark bleed-through. (005EdVIIphoto) $25.00

The New York World's Fair in 1939 was host to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. A card with the images of the King and Queen on the front was given to visitors who were present upon the occasion of Their Majesties' visit. The reverse reads "This certificate verifies that Miss Babs Williams (Name written in) was present upon the occasion of the visit of their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the New York World's Fair, June 10, 1939." Click to see reverse There are the remains of tape on the front and back as well as "British Bldg. Mrs. Symington 3rd" and "1939" in ink on reverse. 3.75"w x 2.5" h. (Stock number 005rc1129a) $40.00

Delightful plates manufactured by well known English potter Wade commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Jubilee year 1977 appears in the center of the dish, topped by a crown and surrounded by animals representing the countries of the Commonwealth: elephant, ibis, lion, kangaroo, kiwi, beaver and sea lion. It is marked Wade England. The underside of the rim reads "Part of the proceeds from the sale of this souvenir will be donated to the Queen's Silver Jubilee Appeal." The plate measures 4.75" in diameter. Sold individually. (Green - Stock number 005rc830a $30.00 SOLD) (Gold - Stock number 005rc830b $30.00) (Blue - Stock number 005rc830c $30.00)

Huntley & Palmer Biscuits Coronation Tin. This large 4 pound tin of assorted biscuits was created for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953. Some varieties were those favored by Queen Victoria, others were new varieties created for the coronation of her great-great-grand-daughter. A large crown adorns the cover. Click to see back of tin The paper covering is stained, soiled and rubbed. In some spots the paper is missing altogether. The box measures 8.5" x 9" x 5" (Stock number 005rc0409a) $40.00

Souvenir mug marks the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. An image of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II is flanked by flags. It is not marked. It is 3.75" tall with a 3" diameter. (Stock number 005rc815a) $30.00

Attractive gold rimmed plate commemorates the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. An image of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II is flanked by flags and the inscription "Long May She Reign Over Us". A pair of flags and with the date of the Coronation , June 2, 1953, is on each side of the plate. It is stamped with a green crown and "Alfred Meakin England". The plate measures 8" square. (Stock number 005rc712) $40.00

Illustrated. February 16, 1952. King George VI. 39 page memorial issue of the magazine. (Stock number 005rc0216c) $25.00

Illustrated. March 8, 1952. Royal Consort - Intimate New Series Starts This Week. 39 page magazine with color and black and white photos. (Stock number 005rc0216b) $25.00

Marvelous piece of Royalty memorabilia! Bridge table sized vinyl tablecloth commemorating (we believe) the wedding of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip. There is a central floral motif surrounded by blue swags and bows, each topped by a crown. The image of Elizabeth and Phillip appears in each corner. Click for close up of portraits The piece is 45" square. Fine condition. (Stock number 005rc510) $125.00

This unusual metal tray commemorates the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is pictured in the center of the tray. The notation surrounding her image reads "Elizabeth II, Dei. Gra. Britt. Omn. Reg. Fid. Def. A.D. 1953" It is marked on the face "Made in England." The tray has a diameter of 12". (Stock number 005rc0426b) $50.00

A Teachers' Guide to The Coronation of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. This Guide was prepared by the National Education Association with the cooperation of the British Information Services and the National Broadcasting Company for use in American classrooms. NBC provided radio and television coverage of the coronation. This booklet tells the coronation story; the accession, the acts of government and the ceremony. A map of the route from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey is included. 16 pages. (Stock number 005rc0425b) $15.00


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