Stock Id :21989

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A souvenir flag for an abandoned coronation

Anonymous.

Coronation King Edward VIII.
n.d., 1836. Colour-printed map on cotton, sheet 220 x 325mm.

Stitch holes in left edge.

A souvenir Union flag superimposed with a map of the world showing the British Empire in red and a portrait of Edward VIII in the upper cusp.
The flag was intended to be waved at the coronation of Edward, eldest son of George V who had died in January 1936. However Edward's intention to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American, caused him to abdicate in December, before his coronation ceremony could be held.
Stitch holes and creasing on the left edge show this example had been attached to a stick ready for waving: possibly the stick was recycled for the May coronation of George VI, father of our present queen.


Stock ID : 21989

£325

£325

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Stock Id :21989

Download Image

A souvenir flag for an abandoned coronation

Anonymous.

Coronation King Edward VIII.
n.d., 1836. Colour-printed map on cotton, sheet 220 x 325mm.

Stitch holes in left edge.

A souvenir Union flag superimposed with a map of the world showing the British Empire in red and a portrait of Edward VIII in the upper cusp.
The flag was intended to be waved at the coronation of Edward, eldest son of George V who had died in January 1936. However Edward's intention to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American, caused him to abdicate in December, before his coronation ceremony could be held.
Stitch holes and creasing on the left edge show this example had been attached to a stick ready for waving: possibly the stick was recycled for the May coronation of George VI, father of our present queen.


Stock ID : 21989

£325

£325

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