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    Sale 14139

    Out of the Ordinary

    14 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 542

    FIELD MARSHAL BERNARD LAW MONTGOMERY, 1ST VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, KG, GCB, DSO, PC (1887-1976)
    A BERET

    BRITISH BERET BASQUE LTD., 1942

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FIELD MARSHAL BERNARD LAW MONTGOMERY, 1ST VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, KG, GCB, DSO, PC (1887-1976)
    A BERET
    BRITISH BERET BASQUE LTD., 1942
    Bearing his General's and Royal Tank regiment badges, with worn maker's inscription to interior


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    Field Marshal Montgomery, commander of the first major allied victory at El Alamein in 1942 and architect of the Normandy invasion.
    This beret was given to a Military club whose collection was disbanded upon moving premises and subsequently given by the proprietor, Dennis Castle, to Victor Croxford, a former Prisoner of War and a collector of wartime souvenirs.
    The beret was featured on BBC's Blue Peter on 21st November 1968.

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    Provenance

    Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery.
    Dennis Castle.
    Victor Croxford Collection.
    Neales, Nottingham, 22/23 September 1988, lot 1551.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts