FOR SALE ☞ 1939 Royal Visit to Canada H.M.S Repulse Birks Rare Sterling Silver George Elizabeth Medals with Original Wax Paper Pouch
DESCRIPTION ☞ A charming pair of souvenir Royal medals from 1939 to commemorate the Canadian royal tour by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth with their original wax paper pouch. Both medals are made by the Birks company with one medal being Sterling Silver, which is exceptionally rare, and the other a stamped metal, possibly brass.
Both medals feature the English battle cruiser HMS Repulse, a First World War Battle Cruiser which was sunk by the Japanese Air Force during the Second World War in 1941. Both medals are nearly identical, with the Repulse on one side and the images of the Elizabeth and George on the reverse with 1939. Both medals have their original ribbon with top having the Tudor rose and Royal Crown. The Sterling silver medal has "Sterling" stamped on the reverse of the Tudor Rose as well some lovely patina.
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT ☞ Approx: * each medal L 4.5 inch W 1.5 inch
CONDITION ☞ This pair of royal visit medals are in fantastic condition. Both medals show some very slight signs of wearing and rubbing with patina on the Sterling Silver medal. Both medals have no dents, dings, chips or repairs. Both of the ribbons on each medal are in good condition but do show some very minor slight signs of age due to being textiles nearly 90 years old. However they have no holes or rips and very little fading of the original colors. The wax paper pouch they came with is also in excellent condition with is still being totally intact with no rips, tears or repairs. Please see photos. Color may differ slightly in real life from how it appears on your screen due to varying monitor settings. Have a question about this item or want to see more photos? Send us a message & we’ll get back to you ASAP!
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