A Selection of Items relevant to the Coronation of Elizabeth the Second

A Selection of Items relevant to the Coronation of Elizabeth the Second

c. 1952 England

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Comprising a copy of Letters Patent granting a Viscountcy to Simonds, on vellum, with an illuminated initial, having an attached wax seal in a red Morocco leather skippet, folio; the Order of Service of the burial of His Majesty King George VI in a blue Morocco Octavo folio (published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1952) 3 fragments of Maroon velvet with gold embroidered Royal ciphers; a ceremonial sash of triangular form, with red and white silk and ermine trim; The Minutes of the Proceedings of the Court of Claims, dated 1952, housed within a red Morocco gilt adorned folio; a large red Morocco case, and the Lord Chancellor’s personalised dispatch box, dressed with the Royal monogram.
Gavin Turnbull Simonds (1881-1971) was called to the Bar in 1906, becoming a King’s Counsel in 1924; later Judge of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice; made a Law Lord in 1951, he was appointed by Winston Churchill as his Lord Chancellor in 1951, counting amongst his duties the administration of the Coronation ceremony, adding a major ceremonial role to his judicial duties; elevated to a Viscount in 1952.
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Leather, paper, vellum

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