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Princess Mary's gift tin 1914

Article about: Thanks Mike. A very useful guide. I have saved the pics from the auctions and also labeled them for future reference. Cheers, Ade.

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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Here are a couple that have been framed by proud owners or their relatives.

    Happy Xmas

    Mark

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    These were vastly underrated a few years ago, unfortunately this (for me at least) is no longer the case. I've never managed to buy the writing kit, pipe or lighter and probably never will.

    Tony
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    The Queen had one next to her during her Christmas speech . A brass one so i guess there never was a silver one .
    Merry Christmas everyone .
    Cheers

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    Wow....awesome gilding. I did not know that they were made in several different die patterns. I was just comparing mine with yours and noticed that Mary's profile is slightly different, as in her hair. I always find out something interesting on this forum. :-) You guys rock!
    Last edited by jase770; 09-23-2015 at 01:58 AM.

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    Quote by Gary J View Post
    Ade you've seen this before .. it's rough, .. and I think WW1 .. Princess Alexanda gift tin.
    (If anybody has further details on this tin, I would be interested ..)

    G.
    Gary,
    Not quite your tin but these were on ebay the other week so a good possibility that your tin had the same or similar contents.

    Here's the auction link but it'll disappear soon WW1 Queen Alexandra Christmas 1914 NOT Mary OR Boer | eBay

    Tony
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    I sold this one at work last year. The sadly unnamed sailor served on HMS Exeter.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Mike Peters View Post
    Great Job Ade ...Now , there's one other VERY helpful site that we should mention as it covers the 7 variations of Boxes that were produced back then. It can be found here --

    The Princess Mary Christmas Gift 1914

    Mr. Hinckley did a fantastic Job documenting how they differ and what to look for. He even created a graph.
    Hi guys, sorry to revive an old(ish) thread, I knew that there were variations in the boxes, but didnt know what to look for until i stumbled upon this thread.

    As the link above is now defunct i wondered if anyone knows if the type number denotes later productions? I.E would a type 7 be produced later than a type 2 etc...

    Heres my type 6 (i think)

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    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    I suspect the numbers are simply collectors terms and do not reflect production sequences.

    I have a couple of good examples coming up next month at work.

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    Just added the bullet pencil to my collection.
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