November 2012 Auction Ends Thursday, November 15th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/15/2012
King George VI's personal attache case, given to Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in 1949 when Fairbanks was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) for his service in WWII. The American actor had been assigned to the staff of Lord Mountbatten's Commando Unit in England. Darkly-tanned leather bag features George VI's royal cipher printed in gilt on the flap above the metal lock. George VI ascended the throne in December of 1936 following his brother's abdication; his calm demeanor reportedly gave the English people strength and courage during WWII. Attache case measures 15.75" across, 11" tall and pleated sides allow it to expand to 3" deep. Shows wear from use. In very good condition. Included is a black and white glossy press release photo of the King and Royal family at Prince William Henry's christening. In very good condition, measuring 9" x 7" and backstamped 12 March 1942.
King George VI's Personal Attache Case -- With Royal Crest and ''G VI R'' Mongrammed in GoldKing George VI's Personal Attache Case -- With Royal Crest and ''G VI R'' Mongrammed in GoldKing George VI's Personal Attache Case -- With Royal Crest and ''G VI R'' Mongrammed in GoldKing George VI's Personal Attache Case -- With Royal Crest and ''G VI R'' Mongrammed in Gold
King George VI's Personal Attache Case -- With Royal Crest and ''G VI R'' Mongrammed in Gold
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $14,351
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Thursday, November 15, 2012.
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