14 June 2006
A PARCEL-GILT SILVER LETTER OPENER
BIRMINGHAM, 1969, MAKER'S MARK RWB
The handle cast and chased with earth moving vehicle, the blade engraved with an inscription, marked on blade
11 in. (27.8 cm.) long
4 oz. (120 gr.)
The inscription reads 'Presented to H.R.H. THE PRINCESS MARGARET, COUNTESS of SNOWDON on the occasion of her visit to the Eaton Yale & Towne Inc. Construction Equipment Factory at Telford New Town, Shropshire, 29th June 1970.'
Presented to H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon during a visit to Telford, Shropshire
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In addition to visiting the Eaton Yale & Towne Factory Princess Margaret attended a lunch given by Sir Frank Price, Chairman of the Telford Development Corporation.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis. Proceeds from this lot will be donated to charity.
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