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Houses of Parliament blitz recovered stone.

Article about: Hi fella's, I was not to sure where to place this but here it is! This is a large and very heavy lump of masonary stone from the Houses of Parliament in London that was made into a tobacco j

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    Hi fella's, I was not to sure where to place this but here it is! This is a large and very heavy lump of masonary stone from the Houses of Parliament in London that was made into a tobacco jar. The stone was recovered along with the wood and lead also used on this piece after the night raids on London which destroyed parts of Westminster in 1940-41. The unusual aspect of this jar is that it has a lead RAF lead crest rather than the usual parliament image to the front and that it is a presentation piece from local Wardens to their superior.
    Hope you like it as much as I do, a rare bit of "been there" history!! Leon.
    Sorry, for some reason the forum uploader has flipped the images!
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    I love this sort of thing. Bookends and ashtrays were made as well, and these days they seem to be in very high demand. I can't find any for love nor money!

    This is especially nice, being a presentation piece. Congratulations on a nice find!

    Regards, B.B.
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    I have had a few of these at work, but only with the usual Houses of Parliament crest.

    Nice item!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    A great piece of memorabilia.

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    Very nice Leon!
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    Nice piece.

    The creation / finance of these pieces (originally) is very interesting...the collection/storage/working of the stone and the subsequent selling etc

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    It is very interesting and literally a piece of Bltz History.
    With your permission I have turned it over.

    Houses of Parliament blitz recovered stone.
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    Very cool not seen a pot before . Here are my 2 . RobHouses of Parliament blitz recovered stone.

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