London, South Kensington
28 October 2007
PRINCESS MARY'S COMPACT A GILT-LINED SILVER COMPACT
Mark of Asprey & Co. London, 1958
Inscribed to the interior 'PRESENTED TO HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS ROYAL BY THE PRINCESS MARY'S ROYAL AIRFORCE NURSING SERVICE 1959' with engine turned cover and sides and base with applied gold caduce emblem, in a fitted case with retailer's name and address, Asprey & Co. Ltd. New Bond St.
Presented to H.R.H. Princess Mary, The Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965) in 1959.
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The Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service is the nursing branch of the Royal Air Force. It was established in 1918 and received the Royal prefix after H.R.H. Princess Mary agreed to become patron in 1923.
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