London, South Kensington
1 December 2000
Coronation of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 1953
Set 1470 the State Coach and Set 1475 Attendants, 1955 (F, five swords damaged, Yeomen E, non-matching); with a Britains 'Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 1953' brochure and extra unfolded page of procession plan; and a copy of the Coronation edition of Life magazine (29)
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This set was the first purchased by Arnold Rolak, at a sale in Bermuda, at which he also first met Colonel Donald Pudney, and became interested in collecting Britains. See introduction page 7.
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