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THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, Knight Grand Cross (G.B.E.), 1st type Mantle by Ede & Ravenscroft, London, in purple satin with white taffeta lining, with cord and tassels, manufacturer's label inscribed in ink, 'Sir Malcolm Trustram Eve', complete with Mantle Star, 22 x 19cm., in cloth, silver wire and sequins with a gilt metal centre, some deterioration, mainly to Mantle exterior, overall in good condition; Hat, by Ede & Ravenscroft, London, in purple velvet with 'gold' bullion badge, good condition
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THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, Knight Grand Cross (G.B.E.), 1st type Mantle by Ede & Ravenscroft, London, in purple satin with white taffeta lining, with cord and tassels, manufacturer's label inscribed in ink, 'Sir Malcolm Trustram Eve', complete with Mantle Star, 22 x 19cm., in cloth, silver wire and sequins with a gilt metal centre, some deterioration, mainly to Mantle exterior, overall in good condition; Hat, by Ede & Ravenscroft, London, in purple velvet with 'gold' bullion badge, good condition

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THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, Knight Grand Cross (G.B.E.), 1st type Mantle by Ede & Ravenscroft, London, in purple satin with white taffeta lining, with cord and tassels, manufacturer's label inscribed in ink, 'Sir Malcolm Trustram Eve', complete with Mantle Star, 22 x 19cm., in cloth, silver wire and sequins with a gilt metal centre, some deterioration, mainly to Mantle exterior, overall in good condition; Hat, by Ede & Ravenscroft, London, in purple velvet with 'gold' bullion badge, good condition
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Sold with a note from the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, St. James's Palace, 'Received from the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood 1 G.B.E. Mantle (Old Pattern) Cordons and Hat. (Property of The Rt. Hon. Lord Silsoe)'.

The Mantle and Hat are contained in a card box of Ede & Ravenscroft with an additional label stating from 'H.R.H. The Duchess of Gloucester' and the Central Chancery; additionally inscribed, 'Her Royal Highness Princess Alice, The Duchess of Gloucester, Kensington Palace'.
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