Coronation. May 12, 1937
Country: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London (Thomas De La Rue & Co., Ltd.)
Coronation. May 12, 1937. 2 x 52 + J + EC, complete. Color lith. (Ace of Spades = relief halftone, backs = photolith.), 90x62 mm, round corners, gilt edge, 2 English index marks. Backs: The King leaves Westminster abbey after his coronation, red or blue frame. Original British tax wrapper (Duty Three Pence, 1883 - c. 1952). 1937.
Lit.: Fournier I p. 233; Berry  II 17 ; Berry [Taxation] W3; Thorpe  p. 65; Stolzenburg  No. 28.05.
Ace of Spades shows the portray of the company’s master J. Elliot Mark. The dark-red leather box displays the company’s arms in gilt.
Original red leather box, gilt-tooled, and cardboard case, the blue deck unopened, the tax wrapper of the red deck somewhat damaged, mint.
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