after Dorothy Wilding (1893 – 1976)
The Coronation Regalia (1953)
Original vintage poster
75 x 50 cm
Issued by the National Savings Committee, London, the Scottish Savings Committee, Edinburgh, and the Ulster Savings Committee, Belfast. Crown Copyright Reserved. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Waterloo & Sons Limited, London and Dunstable.
A fantastic piece of royalist British history.
The famous portrait photographer Dorothy Wilding captured Queen Elizabeth II at her Coronation in 1952 – the photograph, used as the centrepiece of this poster, was also used on Britain’s postage stamps until 1967. This particular poster was designed to be a Coronation souvenir, and features all the regalia and trappings of the United Kingdom’s coronation ceremony, including crown, sword, orb, and sceptres, to name a few. The poster’s margins are decorated with portraits of Britain’s monarchs past, dating back to William the Conqueror.
The National Savings Movement was a government-backed savings movement which began during the First World War to finance the government’s wartime deficit. Savings products promoted by the movement typically offered a low level of return but the safety of a government guarantee. Various poster designs were issued by the movement to encourage ordinary people to save – we have several different designs in stock.
Condition: generally very good.
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